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I did an interview with Dr. Denis Yip 葉成輝, CEO of ASTRI, on the trend, opportunities and challenges for Innovation and Technology industry in the Greater Bay Area a few weeks ago. Here is my post:
https://lnkd.in/geXUkNtq

The video of the interview is available now. It was taken professionally by the ASTRI team and their production team. You don’t want to miss that out. Thanks again for their support.

Certainly, big thank to the bright mind on the scene Dr. Denis Yip 葉成輝#ASTRI and the master mind behind the scene Professor Andrew Chan#GBABusinessSchool.

#GBA#GreaterBayArea
#Innovation#Technology

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!

It was the Friday night before the Christmas. People will usually go out shopping, gathering and having fun. Really appreciate the participants who came tonight to my talk to learn about digital transformation. I saw not only some new faces but also my #EMBA students who came with their other halves to learn together. Thanks Anita Chan, Cecilia, .. Impressive and encouraging.

Also thank those on Zoom like my DBA learning partner Fareeda Cassumbhoy. Hope all of you got some inspiration from my talk and at the same time enjoying your favorite wine at home in Friday night.

Today’s talk was a CUHK EMBA Sample class organized by our EMBA directors Pong Yuen, Howard LamChun So and their teammates. Thanks for their effort and the great learning attitude of our participants. Over 250 registrations for this session. Wow… we are back!

I asked every participant to drop down 3 words as tonight’s key takeaways. Words like #Data#Innovation#Customer#Urgency#Relevancy#Ecosystem#Platform, and more came out. I was impressed by how much they were inspired in only a little bit over 60 mins. Really appreciate their effort.

How about you? What are your three magic words on digital transformation?

Thank you to all and have a great weekend. Let’s get ready to celebrate Christmas Eve next week.

#DigitalTransformation
#CUHK #CUHKEMBA
CUHK Business School

#ASTRI 應科院 is one of the major pillars for Hong Kong #Innovation and #Technology #ecosystem. They have been empowering many tech companies, #startups and large enterprises and SMEs on applying technologies to solve problems from #FinTech to #MetaVerse, from #Cybersecurity to #IC.

I am grateful to sit down with Dr. Denis Yip 葉成輝, the CEO of ASTRI, to talk about his vision on the tech industry in #GBA and how Hong Kong can seize the emerging opportunities. I also learnt from Denis how he is leading ASTRI to empower Hong Kong companies and startups to leverage on their technologies and IPs to further develop their products and services.

We talked about many other interesting points and I really enjoyed our conversation. Denis is a leader with great vision and wisdom in particular on tech #talent cultivation. ASTRI not only has experienced researchers and technologists in house, but also trained so many talents who are now great entrepreneurs running their own startups. Dennis talked about ASTRI in fact is like a Kung Fu training school #ShaolinTemple #少林寺。 He is planning to build a strong alumni network so that they can continue to collaborate. It is also a good timing to attract and recruit Hong Kong citizens with tech background, who are now in foreign countries, to be back and work in Hong Kong.

Appreciate Denis to share his valuable experience with me and our on-site and online audiences. A big thank to Professor Andrew Chan Veronica Li Dicky Shek Amy Mak and many teammates from #GBABusinessSchool and Phoebe Yip 劉泇妍Chrysanthi.l. and many teammates from ASTRI to make this forum a success.

I had a joyful and meaningful evening with my City University of Hong Kong (CityU) Doctor of Business Adminstration (DBA) alumni and learning partners from cohort 2006 to 2021. I shared my experience to prepare, write and publish a business case on a global basis.

I am so grateful that I have successfully published my case for #HSBC in the world’s largest business case publisher – Ivey Publishing. The case is now globally accessible by all major business schools worldwide through #Ivey Publishing and #Harvard Business Publishing networks.

The topic of my case is – HSBC: Embracing Open Innovation for SMEs. Please find out more here https://lnkd.in/eYUHfTFp. Thank you so much for HSBC teams, my mentor Professor Hubert Pun and many others to fully support this case and make this dream of mine realized.

My drive to share my experience with my fellow DBA friends was that I would like to encourage them to write more cases so that our valuable experience from Hong Kong can be shared with our new generations as well as all executives worldwide.

We do not have enough local cases for our next generation to learn from. Also, not too many leaders in other countries know our Hong Kong best practices and stories. If every DBA, not just DBA from CityU but also PolyU, HKUST, etc. writes a case, we will have hundreds of cases known to the world in a few years. Let’s action, learning partners.

Appreciate all my learning partners joined my sharing session on site and online tonight. We should do more and I will be the audiences of yours next. Thanks Queenie from CityU and Candi from my team to make all arrangements.

#Ivey #IveyPublishing
#HarvardBusinessPublishing
#Case #BusinessCase
#CityuDBA #CityU #DBA
#Innovation #Entrepreneurship #DigitalTransformation
Muammer Ozer Michael C S Wong, PhD DAVID Chung Tai-Wai Fareeda Cassumbhoy Hedy Sat Dr. TANG Monica CK Chan, DBA Dr. Lawrence WONG Venus Tang (鄧麗華) Lynne Sprugel Kuan Thye Sean Dr. Matt Chau Ean Kiam Ng, CFA, CAIA, CFP, FRM, FCCA,CMT, FDP Dr. Rajeev Chib Joyce Lau Leo Yeung Dr. Louis Poon 潘樂鳴博士 (DBA, Chartered Marketer, FinTech) Julia WANG Anna Chan Titania Kwan Dr. Lana Lo Mike Tsui Alvin Leung Dr. Kelvin Wan Gladys Lam and many others.

Congrats to #AECOM Hong Kong to successfully launch its 1st #FastTrack #CityHack #Hackathon. It is the first stop of the AECOM’s hackathon series in Asia. Hong Kong is proud to be the first location showcasing how innovation empowers a smart city.

The AECOM’s #FastTrackCityHack is a two and a half days in-person hackathon and competition on December 3 – 5, 2021. It aims to inspire and drive the development of practicable, forward-looking solutions for a better urban future. It has 3 main streams for the participants to innovate for a #SmartCity#Resilience#CarbonZero and #DigitalEcosystem. Hundreds of students and entrepreneurs joined the hackathons and selected ones are now working hard in AECOM’s office to compete for the award.
https://lnkd.in/gVkJuBdt

Thanks Thomson Lai AECOM’s Asia Digital Leader for inviting me as a keynote speaker to get the passionate participants even more inspired for the hackathon. I chose the topic – “#Entrepreneurs: From Good to Great”. The participants are all good entrepreneurs already but what could differentiate them from good to great entrepreneurs. Solving the right problems right is the key. Appreciate #AECOMHK organizing such an impactful hackathon for Hong Kong and the great support from Madison Wai of Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

In the last 2 weeks, I am really grateful to contribute in different industries and professions, from #Engineering#Accounting#HR#ProjectManagement#Design, to #Banking#Insurance#SupplyChain and #Education, on how #innovation and #technologies or I&T made a difference. Our momentum on I&T in Hong Kong is unprecedented. Let’s transform #FromGoodToGreat. Keep it going!

The East Meets The West. Our #CUHKEMBA fellow students really experienced it in the last few weekends. Morning on digital and afternoon on Chinese wisdom.

I taught about corporate innovation and digital strategy. Most of today’s digital innovation and strategy wisdom and experience were rooted mainly from the US. Professor Sin #冼日明 taught about traditional Chinese wisdom #易經 that was originated from China. That’s the best of Hong Kong where we can make use of the best wisdom of both worlds. We have been doing our best to bring out the synergistic power of the East and the West.

Thanks for Professor Andrew Chan and Pong Yuen, Howard Lam of #CUHK #CUHKEMBA CUHK Business School CUHK EMBA to make these happened from the very beginning till now.

More details about the classes just over the last few weekends can be found here. Hope to see you soon in our classes and/or other occasions in our ecosystem.

https://lnkd.in/g4sm6Pne

https://lnkd.in/gfX9mXKe

#EastMeetsWest
#Strategy
#DigitalStrategy
#Innovation
#CorporateInnovation
#DigitalTransformation

Hong Kong FinTech Week is back to f2f physical starting tomorrow (Nov 3) and will last for 3 days. Please join me for the two inspiring discussion panels, one with the top #FinTech #Startups in Hong Kong and the other one with one of the world-leading #Incumbent #Bank, in the next 2 days.

Panel 1
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Theme:Reaching the Unreached: Disruptive Technologies Changing the Narrative

Venue: Future stage, Hong Kong FinTech Week, HKCEC (10:30am, Wed)

I will discuss with the financial inclusion leaders in town, Tat Lee #WeLabBankVenetia Lee #AlipayDavid Rosa #Neat and Karen Man #BakerMckenzie on how technology and data have democratised finance and empower more people to make use of finance to change their lives.

Panel 2
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Theme: Building Billion Dollar Ecosystems

Venue: Hong Kong Stage, Hong Kong FinTech Week, HKCEC (10:30am, Thu)

I will discuss with leaders from #HSBCDharini Kannan HemantChristina OngYvonne Yiu and Sami Abouzahr on how to collaborate with the #innovation and #technology #ecosystem to co-create values for customers. Startups, incumbent banks and investors shouldn’t miss this opportunity to learn from HSBC’s valuable experience. Thanks for Jaff Lau and many other HSBC teammates to make this happen.

I cannot wait to learn from the panel speakers and contribute my experience to these 2 panels. Also, many exciting talks, forums, networking, pitching sessions and fun and more..will be there in the next 3 days at the #HKFTW #HKFinTechWeekhttps://lnkd.in/gbdw5bcU

See you there..

#GBA (80+ million people in 11 cities of South China) and #ASEAN (650+ million people in 10 countries of SE Asia) are the two biggest and rapidly growing markets nearby Hong Kong. Enterprises, #SMEs and #Startups in Hong Kong are finding ways to seize these unprecedented opportunities for them.

Today, I was so grateful to have experts on GBA and ASEAN to share their experience in 2 consecutive forums. I moderated one forum on GBA in #SunLife in the morning and moderated another forum on ASEAN in #HKPC in the afternoon.

Appreciate King Leung #InvestHKPeter Mok #HKSTPJennifer Tan #AntGroupKeith Ip #SFExpressDick Fong and Thomson Ho #10Life to share their experience on the ecosystem collaboration in GBA.

Thanks Joseph Chan #AsiaPayStanley Sy CCRA #Sanomicswun chi lam #SpaceshipSunny Chau #HKTDCGary Lam #AsiaCEOCommunity and Sunny Chow from Leading Star Vietnam to share about their market entry strategy to ASEAN, consumer behaviors, partnership models and talents management for ASEAN markets.

Heartfelt thank to Clement LamCynthia Sit, and Alice Chuck #SunLifeKaren F. Marius Chow #HKPC and my #CUHK teammates to make these 2 forums a successful learning opportunity for everyone.

I believe Hong Kong can reach another peak in the next 5 to 10 years by leveraging on #innovation#entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship and #technology to capture the arising opportunities in GBA and ASEAN. Creating synergy through the collaboration of two regions is critical for our success. That is what I have been working on as well. Let’s add oil 大家加油!

#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA

The Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index programme #HKCII co-organized by #CUHK and #HKGCC with the support from key industry leaders has been progressing well. We have invited leaders in town to join our pilot study yesterday. More background of the #CorporateInnovationIndex:
https://lnkd.in/giJKk2Au
https://lnkd.in/geP2TCCw

The pilot study aimed to collect feedback from the leaders on the design of our survey which is going to send to hundreds of companies to study their innovation. The preliminary design of the survey was a result from our literature review and direct consultation sessions and focus groups with close to 50 large to small companies. Really thank to the inputs from these participated leaders and executives.

Apart from the discussion with the guests yesterday on the survey design, we also invited Ir. Andrew Young #SinoGroup to share his corporate innovation experience. We had Watson Chan #HKGCC and Professor WM Cheung gave opening speeches. In addition, we had a panel discussion with #startup, well-established enterprise and #SME including Andy Ann #NDN, Horace Chu #Gammon and Mandy Chan #Frutodor. Appreciate for all their valuable sharings.

What’s the next? We will continue to collect feedback from leaders, practitioners and researchers to revise our survey design and finalize the constructs and measures of the survey. Stay tuned!

Big thank to our guests, friends and partners who joined our pilot study yesterday. Eunice Chan Anson Bailey (eMBA) Peter Chan Chris Au Young Teddy Liu Eugene Hsia Chris So Matthew Chan Janssen Chan FCPA (Aust.) Patrick S Lee Dominic Chan and many others. Appreciate the effort and support from our CUHK #APIB and HKGCC teammates.

#Innovation
#CorporateInnovation
#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA