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Today is the Moment of the Truth #MOT for my CUHK EMBA students in my Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship course. After 8 days of intensive lectures, case discussion, guest speakers’ sharing, they were presenting their group projects.

The project required my students to study a company’s corporate innovation from 6 different perspectives or dilemmas that they learned from my classes and offsite dinners as well 😄😋.
1. Old Economy vs Digital Economy
2. Customer Centricity vs Innovation
3. Strategy Execution vs Searching for Innovation
4. Internal Innovation vs Open Collaboration
5. Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship
6. Experience Driven vs Data Driven

Really grateful to have such a group of elite executives and professionals in my class with strong learning attitude and positive, open and growth mindset. I can feel and see from the quality, innovativeness and teamwork of their final projects. Thank you so much for their great effort.

Appreciate my guest speakers to spend their weekend time to share their experience with us. We have learnt a lot from their talk, discussion and asking sensible questions. Thanks Jacqueline Chong #AWS #AmazonJens-Peter Brauner, FIET
#SiemensMobility #SiemensRyan Lai #foodpanda, and Austin R. Bryan, #CLP. Their sharing had really made a huge difference. Thank you.

Special thanks to the feedback from my last year’s CUHK EMBA2022 students as they requested the school to lengthen this course from 1.5 credit to 3.0 credit so that I can have more time to share my experience and discuss content more thoroughly with my students this year. It was indeed much more fruitful. Really thankful to like Anita ChanChris SoRicky LeeHans Till (CUHK Executive MBA, PMP)Daniel Ching and many others. It has been a year since they presented their final project. https://lnkd.in/gpHhgZS3

I enjoyed a lot with my students in this journey of learning. Wish my sharing can further nurture and more importantly empower them to be innovative leaders in their respective industries and professions. My last advice for them, “What should we do differently from yesterday so we can survive today (and perhaps tomorrow)”. Keep it up, team.

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#CorporateInnovation #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Intrapreneurship #Technology
#DataLiteracy #Ecosystem

Congratulations to all the winners of the Digital Transformation of the Year Award of the 2022 Business GoVirtual Expo and Conference. Here are the awardees this year:
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In particular, I was so glad to see Serena Pau from #CLP again and happy for her to win the award. She was one of the elite entrepreneurs with us at Cyberport and is now a brilliant intrapreneur at CLP. That is exactly what I am encouraging more corporates to have entrepreneurs to join them. It will bring their entrepreneurship experience, passion and innovative mindset to the companies. That is what corporates badly need. Well done, Austin R. Bryan,.

Thank you so much for Li Culsin from Baobab Tree Event and wilson chong of IoT HK Association to invite me as the Chairman of this award and an advisor for the conference. Happy to see so many friends f2f over the three days in the conference.

The conference lasted for 3 days and kicked off by the GOH, Professor Sun Dong, Secretary of Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau ITIB, HKSAR Government. Glad to have his support to us. I was impressed by his sincere chats with many of us in the conference. Appreciate Culsin and her teammates to make this happened.
https://lnkd.in/gqSCFXQH

#DigitalTransformation
#BaobabTreeEvent
#ITIB
#Innovation #Technology
#Entrepreneurship #Intrapreneurship

“Think and Act BOLDER Culture: Co-creating Values for Our Customers” is the main theme for the 2nd Mastermind Forum of Sunlife Hong Kong. This series of forums aim to empower Sunlife’s teammates and their ecosystem to innovate more effectively for customer value creation. Over 350 Sunlife colleagues and their ecosystem partners have participated in the forum today through f2f and online channels. More forums on different themes are on the road ahead. We have invited the top leaders in innovation from tech giants, conglomerates, and startups to be our guest panelists. Grateful to moderate this fruitful discussion panel. We talked about the values, challenges, critical success factors, #culture#leadership, and #talents for corporate innovation, especially in traditional companies. Our panelists shared practical examples and tips with Sunlife colleagues and their #ecosystem partners. Big thanks to our panel speakers Tat Lee #WeLabJacqueline Chong #AWS #AmazonHerman Cheng #SHKTeddy Liu, and Cynthia Sit #SunLife. Appreciate Sunlife Hong Kong’s CEO Clement Lam and his teammates Alice ChuckShirley MakCarmen Lo and many others to make this forum a success. #BolderandBeyond #放膽創 #CorporateInnovation #DigitalTransformation #Startups #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship #SunLifeHK #CUHK

Just finished conducting a 4 days intensive and fruitful EMBA course on Innovation and Intrapreneurship Management for CUHK. On one hand, I am exhausted. On the other hand, I am very grateful as 83 top executives from the mainland China participated my class on Zoom even under the pandemic situation. Engaging 83 executive students for 4 full days on Zoom (plus conducted in Putonghua) was not easy as you could imagine but we did have a joyful and valuable learning experience together.

Not only the number of students has broken my record of teaching EMBA class, the quality of the students were very impressive. They came from different industries like property, professional services, design, manufacturing, engineering, technology and even agriculture. At the beginning, I had some doubt on how much they wanted to learn innovation and how much effort they would put on a course as they are all busy and uprising bosses and top executives. To my surprise, they were serious and really put lots of effort to learn. Really appreciate their passion and perservance to learn.

Apart from going through core concepts and models, we learned corporate innovations and intrapreneurship by exploring 10 influential and inspiring internationl and Chinese cases. We discussed, debated and learned through this process. It was also my honour to have three elite leaders as my guest speakers to share how they innovate as a startup (Sum Wong from #EventX), a tech giant (Jacqueline Chong from #Amazon#AWS) and a traditional enterprise (Damien Wu#ChinaChem). We all learned a lot from them. Really appreciate it.

Now, I need to relax a bit and get a good sleep. Enjoy the Easter Holiday!

#Innovation#DigitalTransformation#CorporateInnovation#Entrepreneurship#DigitalStrategy#intrapreneurship#Startup
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Glad that I had another opportunity to collaborate with Michelle #魏美珍#MetroFinance Radio #新城財經台 again after being one of the judges for their 2021 GBA Insurance Award. https://lnkd.in/gVNushbr. The 2022 GBA Insurance Award is coming. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/g9YFT-V9

In the coming episode of the #財智雙打 (or Financial Wisdom Duo) programme hosted by Michelle and the well-known investment expert #青姐#吳孟青 on Sun Mar 13 from 4pm to 5pm, I will share my insights on the #startups in Hong Kong. I have been cultivating quite a few startups in different stages as well as #intrapreneurs within enterprises. There are some interesting findings that I will talk about #entrepreneurs#entrepreneurship and #intrapreneurship in the show.

Stay tuned to #FM104 then.
https://lnkd.in/g-JW67J9

Innovation for the New Normal was my theme for today’s sharing with Fujifilm’s customers and friends in an offline and online hybrid mode. Thanks to Fujifilm’s management Alan Chan Jon Chung Oliver LO and many others for their invitation and support.

In particular, I talked about how “Empire can strike back” which means how established and traditional enterprises and SMEs can leverage on innovation and technologies to seize opportunities and fight with or collaborate with tech giants and startups. #CustomerCentricity#Culture#OpenInnovation and #Intrapreneurship are the keys. I also signed a number of my books #數碼力大提升 to the participants today.

Look forward to exploring more collaboration with Fujifilm in the road ahead. Cheers.

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#Innovation #Technology
#NewNormal
#DigitalTransformation

Thanks to Joe Wan, CEO of #Tricor, for his experience sharing on talents cultivation in the digital era. Also, appreciate  for delivering the workshop on Leadership and Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era Programme. It was a part of our Digital Leadership Series for Executives initiated and designed by me and a number of industry experts and professors for #CUHK.
https://lnkd.in/gZBZmjp

Here are a few key takeaways from Joe’s sharing.

1. How important is “#WHY” and “#PURPOSE“.
We have to help our colleagues know why he or she is here and how important and relevant their contribution is to the company and themselves. If that alignment works well, people will not just stay but also do their best in their jobs.

2. Listen to all levels of employees
Willing to listen to different levels of staff and answer all kinds of questions directly from staff from levels down will earn trust and pick up ideas that senior management can never think of.

3. Transform every employee to be a #startup
Encouraging #intrapreneurship and innovation from the bottom also encourage talents to join you and stay and grow with the company. Joe has supported their teammates to open a cafe which is now in their building and other places.

4. Take exit interview seriously
Not only finding out more about why a colleague leaves, but also offering staff, who are leaving, a final chance to stay. Joe said in the Exit Interview, “If you stay, I can waive the advanced notice for your next resignation if any.” That sincerity is really building another level of trust even the staff finally left. Alumni groups can be very powerful these days as ecosystem collaboration is the key to success in the digital era.

5. Respect each other
Joe asked and enforced every manager to treat their staff with respect. For instance, it is fine for a manager to shout at their staff but never one stands up and the other sits down. A simple gesture means a lot.

All these tips applied well in particular to the young generation. I learned a lot from Joe and Teddy. To thank Joe, I also shared a copy of my book #數碼力大提升 to him.

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#DigitalLeadership
#DigitalTransformation
#DigitalEconomy
#DigitalWorkforce

I am going to deliver a sample EMBA class for CUHK. Let’s explore this hot and important topic together. See you.

My Topic:
Digital Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges for Traditional Industries.

Date & Time:
Dec 17 at 7:30pm

Venue:
CUHK Town Centre at the Bank of America Tower, Admiralty

More information and registration:
https://lnkd.in/gGUm62iM

#CUHK #CUHKEMBA #EMBA
CUHK Business School
#DigitalTransformation
#DigitalLeadership
#DigitalStrategy #Intrapreneurship
#Digital #Technology
Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Chun So

I am going to deliver a sample EMBA class for CUHK. Let’s explore this hot and important topic together. See you.

My Topic:
Digital Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges for Traditional Industries.

Date & Time:
Dec 17 at 7:30pm

Venue:
CUHK Town Centre at the Bank of America Tower, Admiralty

More information and registration:
https://lnkd.in/gGUm62iM

#CUHK #CUHKEMBA #EMBA
CUHK Business School
#DigitalTransformation
#DigitalLeadership
#DigitalStrategy #Intrapreneurship
#Digital #Technology
Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Chun So

Just completed teaching a highly engaging #CUHK #EMBA course on corporate innovation in the last few weekends. The main theme was #CorporateInnovation#Intrapreneurship#DigitalTransformation and #EmergingTechnology. My students are all elite leaders and executives from Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and overseas across various industries.

Really felt great as our fellow students really contributed to our collective learning. Also felt exhausted as all of us gave in a lot of effort to learn. Really appreciate the growth mindset and learning attitude of our students.

We had gone through a few key best practices and discussed a few real good case studies. This was a special milestone for me as well because I used my own freshly published case study (Nov 9, 2021) on #HSBC #OpenInnovation as one of the key cases to teach this class. Thanks for Daniel Chan Jaff Lau Ada L. Danielle T. and many others in HSBC and Ivey’s professor Hubert Pun to make this case possible. The case is now globally accessible by all major business schools through the world’s top case publisher #IveyPublishing. Here is the link if you would like to learn from it.
https://lnkd.in/eYUHfTFp

I also invited great innovative leaders from corporate and startup worlds to share their experience with my students. Really thank Austin R. Bryan, from #CLP , Kenny Sham from #LEGO and Harris SUN from #RaSpect. After all these, my students had a final project presentation to share their findings and recommendations to the company that they have chosen.

Great insights from my students. I am happy to see that my students came up with great insights and recommendations. I am also grateful that my experience sharings have empowered my students to manage innovation more effectively for their companies and ventures.

Thanks to my #CUHKEMBA teammates Pong Yuen, Howard Lam Chun So and supporting crew behind the scene for their support.
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