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I ran into “Bank of Future” today in the 2022 FinTech Week Hong Kong #FTWHK https://lnkd.in/gNF–y47. It was wonderful and amazing to see many old and new friends in the FinTech space. More eye-opening innovations from our FinTech ecosystem. Our innovation have not been stopped by the pandemic.

“Pushing Boundaries, Reaping Benefits” is this year’s main theme. I saw traditional financial services are doing exactly like this. Transunion’s “Beyond Credit”, DBS’s “More like a startup, less like a bank”. How about FinTech startups? #DimOrder looks like a POS system and now well beyond POS to solve finance related pain points for their supply chain. They got accepted to the world’s best accelerator, #YCombinator. Arguably, Y Combinator is the factory of Unicorns. DimOrder is our Hong Kong’s honour and proud. #Diginex goes beyond ESG reporting to solve the financing issues of SMEs. And more beyond everything plus the X factor of MetaVerse.

Thanks for Victor Yim #CyberportCrystal Fok #HKSTPJessica Liu #FTAHK and many other ecosystem enablers to make these all happened. More financial services incumbents are open their doors to collaborate with startups while the government and regulators have new policy and fundings for the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong.

New initiatives on #CBDC#CDI#DigitalAsset, blockchain-based and AI applications plus #MetaVerse with infinite imagination are emerging. The financial services companies in this decade is going to be revolutionized. Or we should ask ourselves “What is a financial services company in 2030?” Stay tuned for more.

Glad to meet quite a few elite FinTech leaders and entrepreneurs there, such as, Marie Claire Lim Moore #TransunionBen Wong #DimOrderBenedict Ang #OCBCKevin Leung #LIQUIDTaurus Cheung #ShipAnyPatrick C.S. Fan #beNoveltyThomson Ho #10LifeAnkit Suri #PlanToBen Wong #SunLifeJaff Lau #HSBCPaul Wan #SCBCulsin Li #BaoBabTre and many other great startups and innovation leaders from #HSBC#SCB#BEA#DBS#OCBC, and more there as well. See you around in the venue or online.

#Innovation #Technology
#FinTechWeekHK
#Transunion #TU

Do you know which companies in Hong Kong are the most innovative ones? More importantly, what can we learn from them? I am so excited to let you know that we are ready to announce the result of our first-ever Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index CII on Nov 23, 2022.

After more than one-year work on CII, we have identified the most innovative enterprises and SMEs in Hong Kong based on our innovation framework. We will also announce a Composite Index for Corporate Innovation in Hong Kong so that we can compare our improvement in the future years. Don’t miss it. Find out more and register here: https://lnkd.in/dznKapFj

Our aim is not so much on the rankings and awards, but more on identifying the gaps and empowering our Hong Kong companies to innovate more effectively. A series of seminars and workshops will follow. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to this project as it is impactful, meaningful and influential to Hong Kong competitiveness and sustainable growth.

In the past year, we have done a series of tasks and in fact iterations of tasks, e.g. research, pilot study, interviews, survey, analysis, expert groups, etc., to get these results ready. It was not an easy job as you can imagine. Appreciate all the effort and hard work from our CUHK teammates, all steering committee members, all organizing committee members, all sponsors, all supporting organizations and certainly all the companies who participated in our survey and discussions.

Please join us in the afternoon of Nov 23, 2022 to learn more about corporate innovation. Apart from the CUHK senior management, we will have 2 discussion panels. One is on corporate innovation and another one is on SME innovation. We will talk about the findings from our survey and then discuss with the panelists. They are all ranked high on our Corporate Innovation Index.

HKSAR Government top officials, CUHK management, the top management of the awardees, the key leaders on innovation and technology ecosystem in Hong Kong have confirmed to join the ceremony. Please come to learn from and mingle with them.

#CII #CorporateInnovationIndex
#innovation #CorporateInnovation
#Technology #Ecosystem
#CUHK CUHK Business School
#HKGCC #HKSTP #Cyberport #AWS #IBM #SAP #JETCO #HASE #JardineRestaurantGroup #TradeLink
#CUHKEMBA #CUHKMBA #CUHKMiM
CUHK EMBA CUHK MBA CUHK MiM CUHK MSc in Finance
#SME

What a week for me last week! I shared my experience on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship with my EMBA, MBA and then Mini-MBA students in a week. That was a very packed but very fruitful and meaningful week for me.

Let me share a bit more on my Mini-MBA class as it was interesting. Our Mini-MBA programme is a series of one-day modules for business executives professionals and entrepreneurs to upskill themselves under their busy schedule. Our main theme is Innovative Leadership. My class this year had a very good mix of executives and professionals from commercial and public sectors like #HKHA Hong Kong Hospital Authority, entrepreneurs from startups like #Aerosim #BioMed, and team leaders from #HKSTP. We mixed them up for class exercises and discussion. That indeed was the best way to learn innovation as diversity is a key success factor for great innovation. Appreciate their active participation and sharing thoughts. Great class! Also, big thank to HKSTP Garland Chow and Gallen Leung to encourage amd support their #startups to join this programme.

More about our Mini-MBA programme, please click here:
https://lnkd.in/g89hXjXr

For more about my EMBA and MBA classes this week, check out my other two posts here.

EMBA
https://lnkd.in/gjtQTj-7

MBA
https://lnkd.in/gdYA-342

#CUHK #CUHKEMBA #CUHKMBA #CUHKMiniMBA
#MiniMBA
#CorporateInnovation #Entrepreneurship #Leadership
#HKSTP

Grateful to have joined the 62nd Annual Dinner of #FHKI last night. Most of the top government officials, including Chief Executive Mr. John Lee and ITIB Secretary Professor Sun Dong, and FHKI leaders, including Chairman Dr. Sunny Chai, and all key Chairpersons in the Innovation and Technology ecosystem, including #ASTRI Sunny Lee, #LSMC Dr. Alan Lam#Cyberport Simon Chan, #HKSTP Dr. Sunny Chai, #HKPC Sunny Tan, and more were there. Really full of stars🌟🌟 #星光熠熠 there.

Really feel thankful and honour being a ExCo Member and Chief Mentor of the Startup Council of FHKI under the leadership of Jason Chiu together with a team of veterans in the innovation, technology and industry ecosystem. As now we have the Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau #ITIB, the Startup Council can and will contribute even more to bridge the #industrialists and tech #startup #entrepreneurs. More about the Startup Council here https://lnkd.in/gD8zQ6Xj

Really glad to see the good progress of my advising AI startup, HairCoSys Limited#HairCoSys aims to solve the pain points of lossing hair and other hair problems by making use of #AI and cultivating an #ecosystem. Look around our friends in the world, no matters what gender and age groups, these pain points on our hair have been getting more serious and the potential total addressable market #TAM is huge.

Today, we had a progress meeting with Michael Wong, Founder and CEO of HairCoSystem, together with my fellow well-experienced advisors Ivan Ng (Data Science), 黃創安 (Hair Treatment) and Vincent Tsui (Marketing) https://lnkd.in/dtGf_f2H .

Since HairCoSys was successfully admitted to the #HKSTP Incubation program just a few months ago, HairCoSys team has been progressing well. We are pleased to see the first #MVP of the product. Thanks for the day-to-day great effort and passion from Michael’s, his teammates and our advisors. Appreciate the great support from various HKSTP teams.

We are determined to leveraging AI to make a real impact on taking care of the hair healthiness of everyone in different stages of lives around the globe.

We had a small party for my birthday as well. Beautiful cake and wonderful team bonding. Really appreciate it.

Look forward to collaborating with our ecosystem partners as well. If you are interested to find out more, please let me know. For more about HairCoSystem, please visit https://haircosys.com/.

What a day to start our 1st GS1 HK IoT Industry Advisory Council (IAC) meeting! Today is the date that our HKSAR Government starts relaxing some preventive measures for the Covid. We can now have more choices and freedom to eat, exercise, massage, go to movies, meet up with friends, families and partners, and more.

I am so honoured and grateful to be the new Chairman of the IAC and have a chance to collaborate with two well-experienced Vice-Chairpersons Susanna Shen and Patrick Tsang. Special thanks to Anna Lin and her teammates Julian SinMignone ChengPhilip YK Choi, MBA and more for their great support.

We are so glad that our IoT IAC has great support from the industry. Thanks for Ir Dr Hon LO Wai-kwok, GBS, MH, JP, Member of the Legco Council (Functional Constituency – Engineering) to be one of our honourable advisors. In addition, thanks for the continuous support from Ir. Eric Chan#Cyberport, Dr. Crystal Fok#HKSTP and many other leaders and experts from the industry.

Established in 2013, the Hong Kong Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council brings like-minded companies under the auspices of GS1 Hong Kong together to promote IoT adoption in Hong Kong, uplift the competitiveness of local companies and create an IoT ecosystem in Hong Kong. More about our IAC can be found here https://lnkd.in/gZ3M-NrZ

In the coming years, we will focus on our 3 key pillars. Your contribution and support are welcome and highly appreciated.

1. Sharing of best practices on IoT and related technologies like AIoT, Big Data and Mobility

2. Talents cultivation in various effective formats for small to large companies and the young generation (both technical and business)

3. Policies and standards advisory to the government and professional organizations

In the meantime, enjoy the relaxed environment in Hong Kong with your friends and family. Do keep safe and healthy as well.

#GS1HK#IOT#AIOT#AI
#BigData#Data#DataLiteracy
#Mobility#Connectivity

We kicked off our Hong Kong #CorporateInnovationIndex #CII programme last year https://lnkd.in/geGBxEVS. CII is being co-organized by #CUHK and #HKGCC, and has gained full support from #ITF#HKSTP#Cyberport and many other leading enterprises, tech leaders and professional associations.

Since then, apart from research and literature review, we have done a series of consultation sessions and pilot studies with industry leaders and practitioners. We are grateful that we have finished the design of our Corporate Innovation Framework. Thank you so much to all those who have contributed to our framework and definitely my teammates at CUHK.

The framework contains 12 factors under three constructs – Resources, Enablers and Value. If you would like to know more about the framework, please let me know. Based on the framework, we have designed a survey to measure the corporate innovation of large companies and SMEs.

We have started introducing the Corporate Innovation Framework and the survey to different associations and companies. Today, we have done a joint webinar with #HKiNEDA for their #INED members. Appreciate their support. We did have a good discussion today. If your associations or companies would like to organize a session to learn about our Corporate Innovation Framework, please let me know.

We have just launched the CII survey and are now collecting data. If you would like to have a health check for the innovativness of your company, I would encourage you to participate the survey. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/gzykEWCF.

It is not just a ranking exercise. Rather, it will give you a good opportunity to discuss about innovation with your colleagues when you are filling up the survey. You will find out and learn more about your company.

We will also provide assessment to you so you know where you are and where to improve. A series of workshops and trainings will be offered then.

Let’s together enhance the innovativeness of our companies, our teams and ourselves.

CUHK Business School
HKiNED 香港獨立非執行董事協會
香港總商會

First of all, I wish all of you have a prosperous, healthy & happy year in 2022. It is time to review 2021 & plan forward.

I was engaged in a few impactful & amazing programs in 2021. I couldn’t have accomplished all these without the trust & support from you all, my partners, friends in the ecosystem & my teammates. Heartfelt thank to all of you. I look forward to collaborating with you even more in 2022 & beyond.

Amazingly, I have done over 120 LinkedIn posts in 2021. It indicated well that our innovation and technology #ecosystem is not just resilient but also vibrant again. To recap 2021, let me share with you my top 12 posts. Really appreciate your support to my sharings posted in the last 12 months.

1. IT PRO Cover Page
Interviewed by IT PRO on my view of the future of HK Innovation & Technology. Thanks to #ITPROhttps://lnkd.in/g3_nWg32

2. 2021 HKICT Awards
It was my honor to be the Chief Judge of the FinTech Award. Thanks to #HKIB & #OGCIOhttps://lnkd.in/gYNU9F7T

3. Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index
Initiated this project as a founding organizing committee member. Thanks to #CUHK #APIB #HKGCC #Cyberport #HKSTP #HASE #AWS #IBM #SAP #JETCOhttps://lnkd.in/gsttKHHt

4. 2021 Hong Kong FinTech Week
Moderated an inspirational session on #FinTech #Innovation of incumbent banks. Thanks to #HSBChttps://lnkd.in/gy4nweCj

5. HKPC Innopreneurs Forum Series & #ASEAN Market Development Program
Designed & delivered these programs to empower SMEs & startups on digital transformation & market penetration to ASEAN. Thanks to #HKPChttps://lnkd.in/gHMn3HV

6. #GBA Forum with ASTRI & Sun Life
Moderated two GBA forums with #ASTRI & #SunLife. Thanks to #GBABusinessSchool & #CUHKhttps://lnkd.in/geXUkNtq & https://lnkd.in/gKcwZVtk

7. 2021 HKICT Expo
Showcased B4B’s data hackathons & #OpenCertHubAcademy’s Data Literacy Empowerment Program. Thanks to #B4B & #OCHhttps://lnkd.in/gZa2iP4W

8. CityU #HKTech300
Engaged as vetting team and mentor for a major entrepreneurship enablement program in HK. Thanks to #CityUhttps://lnkd.in/gBBrX9za

9. Launched Data Literacy Empowerment #DLEP Forum in Shanghai Commercial Bank
The forum is a part of our #DataLiteracy Empowerment Program which aims to transform enterprises to be data-driven analytical competitors. Thanks to #OpenCertHubhttps://lnkd.in/gAR2-gPy

10. 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair
Launched my book #數碼力大提升 in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair. Thanks to #EnrichPublishinghttps://lnkd.in/gBsy3_y

11. Toa Sir Data Talk “#ToaSir講數
Launched a series of talks with leading enterprises on their use of #Data https://lnkd.in/ggvNv8BN

12. Publication of HSBC Business Case
Shared my experience in publishing a case on #HSBC innovation in the world’s leading Case Publisher #IveyPublishing with my CityU DBA alumni & LPs. https://lnkd.in/gdseNXhS

plus another 100+ posts. Isn’t that Amazing! Thankful & grateful to my family & all in my journey. What a memorable year!

First of all, congrats to all 2021 FinTech Award winners and participating teams of the 2021 Hong Kong ICT Awards. Really happy for #Wizpresso Calvin Cheng, CFA and his team to win the Grand Award this year. Really proud of them for their great progress in the last few years. Also congrats to all the other winners including #CoverGo #MediConCen #FCCAnalytics #Tappy #AIA #LeapXpert #Quantifeed #Contrendian. Find out more https://lnkd.in/gnwmi8S7

It has been my great honour to be the Chief Judge of the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award this year and in the last few years. Big thanks to all judges and assessors like Michael LeungStephen LauDominic SiuHerman ChengJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, FCMA, FwiSDP, CSDP, MHKCSBrit Blakeney AnghelakisBurton ChengRosie Hampson, Pete Townsend, CK Wong, Betty Fung, Andy Tong, Wilson Pang, for their contribution. Appreciate #HKIB teammates led by Mr. David Kwok, Carrie Leung and Philip Kam for their leadership and professional management of the FinTech Award. Also thank for the great support from #OGCIO #HKMA #HKIB #HKSFC #Cyberport #HKSTP #ASTRI and other supporting organizations.

The good news for this year is that we are witnessing better and stronger teams year from year. Here are the 3 key highlights.

1. We had record high in terms of number of applications this year.

2. We had richer varieties of #FinTech innovations this year, such as #InsurTech#RegTech#Tokenization#AI on HR in Financial Services.

3. We also appreciated more collaboration of FinTech #startups #entrepreneurs and financial services incumbents #leaders to #cocreate better customer experience, products and services, and innovate new business models. From competition to collaboration.

With this foundation and FinTech ecosystem that we have built for Hong Kong, plus initiatives like HKMA #FinTech2025 and #CDI#GBA#ESG#InsuranceConnect, etc., We are expecting even better innovations coming in the next few years.

Congrats to all of you including myself and be grateful to be a part of the FinTech innovation journey for Hong Kong. Thank you.

Wizpresso 濃說
Tappy Technologies
CoverGo | Insurtech
LeapXpert
Quantifeed – The Wealthcare Experts
CONTRENDIAN

Glad to see that another great #FinTech Awards organized by another major media #HK01 to recognize and encourage incumbent financial services and FinTech startups to innovate and cocreate more values for our customers and citizens.
https://lnkd.in/g9W9w5FD

Thank you HK01 team including their Executive Editor-in-chief Ernest Chi, CCO Angie Leung and their teammates to organize their 1st FinTech Awards. Appreciate the continuous support from #HKITB#InvestHK#HKMA#FSDC#Cyberport#HKSTP#HKSCC and many other organizations.

My honour to be one of the judges in their 1st FinTech Awards together with experts Dr. Winnie Tang (鄧淑明博士)Herbert ChiaFrancis Fong Eric Chan and Gary Yeung. Met some good old friends and made some new friends there as well King LeungEric Chan Viola Lam Carrie Leung Crystal Fok Ivy Tse Reeve Chu Corbin Sun Gary Lam Caca Lam Seen Meng Chew Rocky Tung Rico Tang Wilson Chan and many others.

Congrats to all winners of the Awards like #HangSengBank #HSBC #LiviBank #PAOB #Alipay #YAS #Octopus #FreightAmigo #HKBitEX, just name a few. Really proud of you all. Keep up your good work. Here is the list of winners this year https://lnkd.in/gUiDKxd9.