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#DigitalTransformation is a must for almost every large or small company these days. Most of the failure cases of digital transformation is on the soft side of the journey. The soft side includes #leadership#culture#talent and most importantly #ChangeManagement.

I am so grateful to partner with one of the most experienced enterprise transformation leaders in #DigitalEra in Hong Kong, Teddy Liu, to co-create, co-design and co-deliver a course on the soft side of the Digital Transformation. We called the course “Leadership & Workforce Transformation in the Digital Era”. Really appreciate Teddy’s contribution. This course is a part of #CUHK #APIB #DigitalLeadershipSeries designed by a number of #digital experts and myself.

We also invited two top leaders, Stephen Leung #Pfizer and Joe Wan #Tricor in Hong Kong to share their experience in their digital leadership. Special thanks to Stephen and Joe, and look forward to learning from them.

We highly recommend corporate leaders, #HR practitioners, digital transformation professionals, innovation leaders and change agents to join the course. The upcoming class will be on Oct 12 and 13. Be HURRY to enroll if you are interested. More information and enrollment link can be found here.
https://lnkd.in/gTq6KPkf

See you there!
#DigitalWorkForce
#Intrapreneurship
#CorporateInnovation

Great insights from my discussion today with Austin R. Bryan, #CLP and Fred Ngan #Bowtie in the #HKGCC forum on “Thriving in a Post-Covid Era Thru Innovation”. Thanks Victor Lam, Chairman of the Industry & Technology Committee of HKGCC, to host us & moderate the panel discussion. Austin & Fred were on Zoom and Victor & I were in HKGCC.

My key takeaways are:
1. Living with #Ambiguity becomes a new normal. We need to keep innovating in an uncomfortable environment.

2. Sense of #Urgency & lean startup thinking are crucial for innovation but most corporates do not have that.

3. Forget about innovation if we don’t have a clear #StrategicIntent. It could be for customer experience, market share or others.

4. #Culture & #Purpose are the keys to drive innovation instead of revenue & profit.

5. >90% of #Startups fail so always making #Survival as a sense of urgency & doing different things from existing players are very important. Same for #Intrapreneurship.

6. #Diversity of teammates with no domain experience is critical as it will bring out blind spots that are unseen by industry experts.

Thanks HKGCC Simon Ngan & teammates to organize the forum. Find out more about the “HKGCC Hong Kong Awards for Industries: #Innovation & #Creativity” here.
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What a rewarding 4 days together with my #CUHK #EMBA students! I took them through a very timely and critical intensive training on #innovation #strategy & #management. Our students are all senior executives from mainland #China including traditional companies and tech giants.

I have invited 4 guest speakers to share their corporate innovation experience with us. Thanks Eric Hui #ZurichInsuranceCharles Lam #FubonAkina Ho #GreatEagle and Damien Ko #G2000. Their sharings were insightful & practical. We all learned a lot from them. Thank you.

I used a few inspirational cases as the core for my class, such as, #Disney#Netflix#Marriott#Airbnb#Adobe#PingAn#Haier#Philips#Samsung#Booking.com, #3M#Amazon#Alibaba#Advantech#Walesgreen, etc.

Though we had to use Zoom for the training, the class participation from our students on our case discussion was no less than a #f2f class. Really impressed by the quality of my students’ questions, analysis, debates & suggestions. Thank you.

My students had a nice dinner in Shenzhen with lots of joy after the 4 days class. They were well deserved it. Hope to join them next time when there is no quarantine needed.

Happy Father’s Day for everyone!

#CUHKEMBA #Intrapreneurship #CorporateInnovation #Ecosystem

The key for success in the #DigitalEconomy is how we can empower enterprises & #startups to collaborate & get the most out of their cooperation or even coopetition. I have been contributing to this on different capacities in the innovation & technology ecosystem. Advisor, professor, mentor, judge of #hackathon & #competition, investors are some of the examples.

Today, I had another chance to do so through delivering a #CUHK #MiniMBA class on “Emerging Tech & Business Innovation”. More importantly, the participants came from both traditional enterprises and startups. This is a special design for our Mini-MBA in Innovative Leadership. Thanks for #HKSTP to bring a few elite startups from their #LEAP & #Incubation programmes like #beNovelty #Compathnion to join the class today. Also thank to large enterprises like #ICBC #CCB for their active participation today.

I was impressed by the chemistry of bringing these groups together in a class. The #diversity stimulated lots of great interaction. We have gone through concepts & cases on #Innovation#BusinessModels #Reinvention, competitions from #DigitalDisruption#Intrapreneurship.

Appreciate Anvil Ng Samuel Choi Nathan Ng #HKSTP for their support to our Mini MBA programme.
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I have experienced a #LearningOrganization in Hong Kong today. #HKPC 香港生產力促進局 runs an internal forum every month to gather all colleagues together to learn relevant topics from external and internal experts. I love the tag #growth in the amazing new work space in HKPC. Great #culture!

Today, it was my honour to be invited by HKPC to share my view on #FutureSkills. Over 300 colleagues participated. Thanks Mohamed Butt Karen F. Marius Chow for their arrangement and their #talents #leadership at HKPC.

Top three future skills in my view are:
1. #DigitalLiteracy
2. #Intrapreneurship
3. #Ecosystem #Collaboration

These skills are the secret sauce of today’s digital leaders including #TechGiants#Unicorns and even #incumbents who have transformed successfully. More importantly, they have democratized these skills to every single colleague, tech and non-tech, in their companies.

I have talked about these skills and how they helped individuals and leaders in their #DigitalTransformation in my book #數碼力大提升。Read on..

#TECH in #China becomes a hot topic in the West these days. I have conducted an online class on “Emerging TECH in China” to the fellow executive students from one of the top universities in Europe, the #ImperialCollege Imperial College London. It is a part of the one week program of #CUHK The Chinese University of Hong Kong to the Imperial College Business School in #London.

I talked about the Tech landscape, the #startup #ecosystem and #CorporateInnovation in China. I covered hot topics like the foreign market and investment strategy, self-reliance capabilities, #5G#AI#Semiconductors, Corporate #intrapreneurship, talents, #GreaterBayArea#HangSengTechIndex, tech giants returning from #Nasdaq to Hong Kong and Shanghai #StockExchanges, etc.

I used a number of cases like #Baidu#Alibaba#Tencent#ByteDance#TikTok#AntFinancial#SenseTime#PingAn#Haier#Huawei#BYD#XiaopengMotors#Hema#Xiaomi#Qihoo360#SequoiaCapital#IDGCapital#MatrixPartners as examples to show the strength and potential risks of China Tech.

The Imperial College’s students showed great interest on this topic, were engaged well and asked lots of sensible questions. I also learned a lot from their views and feedbacks as well. Thank you so much for their active participation.

It is a challenging time for any industry leaders in the #DigitalAge when they are competing with new digital leaders instead of traditional rivals.

How to transform a 90 years old company to sustain their industry #leadership & seize the emerging opportunities from the #DigitalEconomy was the main theme that 80+ senior managers across different regions & functions of #ChowTaiFook #Jewellery Group https://lnkd.in/eAxk8iV & I discussed through both Zoom and in person today.

Chow Tai Fook has a great #culture of #innovation in the #NewRetail industry such as award winning #TMark#SmartTray, etc. but we all agreed that a lot more can be learned from the #techgiants#unicorns #startups and other industry #innovators. We explored several potential #businessmodels that could bring in asset-light businesses driven by #platform and #bigdata to the group. We also talked about the best practices of corporate #intrapreneurship such as #LeanStartup#OpenInnovation, etc.

Appreciate that the participants actively engaged & shared their views. We did have a fruitful discussion. I learned a lot from all of them as well. Thanks for the leadership from MD Kent Wong https://lnkd.in/e2kJmHS & Bobby Liu Quentin Wong Flora Ho Jessica Tam Vicky Chiu & all who participated today.

5 passionate and innovative teams from our CUHK Convoy MiniMBA programme have presented their “NextBigThing” projects today. The winning team not only won a marvellous award but also their project will have good potential to be a real project.
It was the most important part of the whole programme as each team has to capitalize what they learnt from the 10 modules of the programme & innovate like a startup. Rather than just training, it cultivates the intrapreneurship & innovation mindset & capabilities for the participants. It becomes a DNA of the staff & the company for sustainable competitiveness in the ever-changing DigitalEconomy.  
The programme include EmergingTechnology, DesignThinking, High Performance Leadership, CorporateGovernance, Strategy Investment Decisions, and more. I’m so grateful to have a chance to contribute, design, teach & coach the participants.  Look at how they summarized what they learnt on the white boards – impressive. Witnessing their changes & improvement is amazing. It has been 2 cohorts already & the 3rd cohort is on now. Keep it going, teams. You are all our champions.
Big thanks to Convoy Almond Wong, Shirley Tsui Miu Ling, Bobo Wong, WF Ng, Henry Shin CUHK APIB Rebecca Wong, Prof WM Cheung,  Wendy Lai
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