As a member of the GS1 HK’s IoT Industry Advisor Council, I am glad to join the 16th Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao IoT Technology Application Summit co-organised by GS1 HK today in 3 locations, mainland, Hong Kong and #Macau, simultaneously.
Great to see the collaboration across 3 regions on IoT applications on various industries. To make our Greater Bay Area or GBA work, we need smart money flow (FinTech and RegTech), smart logistics flow (AIOT) and certainly smart information flow (AI and Big Data). All these flows have to be protected by CyberSecurity and Blockchain.
Thanks for Anna’s leadership and her GS1HK team effort. Look forward to having more collaboration in these areas and contributing more in this alliance across the #GreaterBayArea#GBA in 2022 and beyond.
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.
Apart from the startups in the LEAP programme, corporate executives, investors, mentors also joined today’s gathering. Felt good to see friends like 陳繼宇Dr. Jason Chan, MH, JP, Harris SUN, Edmund Lee, Patrick S Lee, S.C. Mak & more, and made some new friends.
We had lunch in the Interval/Farmacy restaurant in Cyberport. They served vegetables from #Farmacy which use technologies to provide farming at store. Thanks Raymond Mak for making it happened there. Tasty and healthy plus nice environment.
Towngas is a great learning organization with open culture to keep their teams innovative in the Digital Economy. They have been organizing Techtalks regularly on topics like IOTAI5GMachineLearning to educate their colleagues at all levels updated on Innovation. They made use of lunch time & Skype to make these available to most staff in different locations. Great effort there. It was my honour to share my experience on BigData with them. Thanks for GM of Corporate IT Susanna Shen inviting me for such a great sharing session. We talked about a few key innovations to make use of big data including Philips, Michelin, Siemens, Amazon and Alibaba. I use life examples to make this topic understandable to audiences with different backgrounds. I believe it is the key as TechTaks do not have to be RocketScience. Rather, it should bring out how technology relates to what the audiences care like customer experience. Everyone needs to be Citizen Data Scientist and high DataQuotient to make intelligent use of data to compete in today’s digital world. We also discuss Preventive Maintenance on stoves, pipes, Smart Meters to do Smart CityAlgorithmaticTrading. Great to have the discussion to trigger more inspirations. Keep it going TownGas to create more values to us. Thank you.
The Talents Development Committee of Macau SAR Government to gather overseas Macao’s talents back to Macao to share their experience with the Monetary Authority of Macau, Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre, University of Macau, Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre, etc. 為促進本澳行業發展、加強專業人員之間的交流，人才發展委員會日前邀請八位居港傑出澳門人士回澳參訪，按其專業所長分別安排前往不同職能的公共部門、高等院校與機構進行交流，並與參訪單位負責人交換專業意見。Macao-native international talents on FinTech, Chinese Medicine, and Entrepreneurship were included in this time.Macao press on the visit
It was my honour to be a part of it and shared my experience on innovation and technology industry, in particular, FinTech,AI,IoT, SmartCity,Entrepreneurship,Startup with senior government officials, corporate executives and academia. It was a fruitful trip to learn how Macao plans to strengthen their business link with Portuguese speaking countries like PortugalBrazil and position themselves in the Greater Bay Area. Also, how they plan to do more on Entrepreneurship and Smart City. With the new Chief Executive on board in 2020 plus the gamblinglicense renewal of the 6 casinos in 2022, Macao will have a great chance to transform and flourish. If you would like to collaborate with Macao, please let me know.
In the last decade, #IQ & hashtag#EQ are necessities for people to perform well in their career. In the next decade, DQ will be another critical competence for everyone. We need to be #CitizenDataScientist. OpenCertHub aims to strengthen the DQ of business & technical leaders & professionals in order to stay ahead of their competitions.
OpenCertHub provides an intelligent & robust examination platform for professionals & leaders to authenticate their AI/Big Data & open sources competence thru acquiring the globally recognized Certified Professionals for Apache Projects (CPFA) qualification. For more, download my presentation here. https://lnkd.in/fnf-rcT
Thanks HK GS1 for organizing the conference. We are very pleased to collaborate closely with #GS1.
Cyberport Venture Capital Forum CVCF 2018 was successfully held in Cyberport today. Over 1,000 investors, start-ups, and other stakeholders of innovation and technology industry from all over the world joined this year’s CVCF. One of the key highlights in the forum was 2 FinTech unicorns from Hong Kong #TNG and #WeLab were sharing their fund raising experience with top investors including Israeli #OurCloud and Hong Kong #ClickVenture. Followed by another panel with our future unicorns #Origami and #FindSolutionAI and their investors #Gobi and #Misuho. All these 4 outstanding start-ups are from Cyberport community. We are extremely proud of them. Well done. Appreciate great effort from Kevin Johan WongSimon LoongAlex Kong (江庆恩)Viola Lam and more. Thank you so much for all participants and guests to make another great milestone for Hong Kong start-ups ecosystem. Cheers.
Not just Shenzhen and Hong Kong are active in innovation and technology industry, so is Macau. Macau has released their Smart City plan and is working on cloud, smart transportation, smart health and so on.
I have met with the 3 major universities in Macau, including Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Macau City University (MCityU) and University of Macau (UMAC), to exchange ideas. For instance, MUST has set up an institute on Blockchain, MCityU has started their Faculty of Finance with focus on FinTech, and UMAC has a number of Data Science initiatives. I also shared my FinTech experience with the graduate Finance programme students of MCityU. They were very eager to learn FinTech.
I also visited the core innovation and technology as well as FinTech parties in Macau. It includes the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), Macau Young Entrepreneur Incubation Center, Monetary Authority of Macau and Macau Institute of Financial Services, etc.
With the rapid development of the Greater Bay Area, opening of the bridge connecting Macau, Hong Kong and Zhuhai, the upcoming license renewal of Macau casinos, there will be more opportunities evolved for I&T companies.