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What a month of GBA for me! This was my 4th forum with main theme on GBA that I have moderated or participated as speakers in the last 4 weeks. This one was specially designed for SMEs and very practical. Thanks to all experienced GBA leaders on our panel together Witman Hung, Raymond Yip, Dr. George So and Angel Wong.

Our panel speakers shared practical tips with the SMEs on 8 key items.
1. Choice of location
2. Culture fit
3. Market, opportunities & challenges
4. 前海 #QianHai 及南沙 #NanSha
5. Bay areas comparison
6. Policies (bothe central and hk governments)
7. Company registration
8. Tips on ABCDEFG..H..S.. (let me know if you want to know more)

Thanks to HKPC for organizing this. Appreciate the great effort and support from #HKPC Mohamed ButtKaren F.Elly YipDAPHNE HO and many others.

#GBA #GreaterBayArea
生產力局 HKPC #SME #Innopreneur

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

Learned a lot today from the #MetaVerse practitioners in town in the 2nd forum of our “All About MetaVerse Series”. The main theme today was MetaVerse Strategies for #Brands#SMEs and #Entrepreneurs. I am so grateful to be the moderator of this series. More episodes will come shortly. Stay tuned with HKPC #Innopreneur vForum. My post on the 1st episode of this series can be found here. https://lnkd.in/dusKJYeA

Big thanks to our guest speakers Lorraine Cheung #YahooChris Wang #AWSKevin K T Lee #Redspots and Henry Chu #PillnPillow. Two of them are entrepreneurs and the other two are platform providers. That enabled us to discuss this topic from a more balanced perspective.

We discussed from MetaVerse opportunities, challenges to technologies, platforms, talents requirement and future skills. MetaVerse is not a hype but the direction is still being shaped. It is very early so everyone gets a chance but we need to keep learning and be open minded.

In essence, there are a few things that we need to strike a balance in order to make the best out of this unprecdented opportunity for the decade – MetaVerse.

1. The next 5 to 10 years will have lots of opportunities. By 2030, the market is going to reach 5 trillion USD globally. At same time, lots of regulations and governance needed to be in place to balance the opportunities and potential problems.

2. We have more opportunities from scalability to the global markets but at the same time competitions from global players.

3. New digital skills will be required but soft skills, like problem solving, communication, project management are equally important.

4. #Data analytics, #MachineLearning and #AI are crucial now and even more pivotal in the MetaVerse for customer experience and engagement.

5. SMEs are lack of resources and talents but lots of good partners in the MetaVerse ecosystem that they can leverage on.

6. Keep trying and learning to get started but be aware of the risks like losing Crypto from your hot wallets.

Lots more to come. See you in our 3rd MetaVerse episode soon. Have a good ride in your MetaVerse journey.

Thanks to Karen F.Elly Yip and their teammates #HKPCDr. Angus Ho #HKIM and Annie Yeung #Vootprint for their great effort to make this forum happened.

#SME #Startup
#Innovation #Technology
#Web3#NFT#Blockchain#Cryptocurrency#VR#Cloud

How the key #eCommerce service providers and #startups in Hong Kong #innovation and #technology #ecosystem have been helping #SME not just tackle the challenges in the Covid but also seize new business opportunities?

The new issue (Mar 2022) of the #Bloomberg Businessweek Hong Kong/Taiwan have looked at this hot theme. They have interviewed a few key eCommerce leaders and myself. If you want to know more, here is the link.
https://lnkd.in/gargzZPh. Thanks Bloomberg Businessweek/Chinese Edition Sinyi Au.

There is another excellent opportunity to learn about eCommerce strategies and practical tips from a group of eCommerce experts on Mar 14. It is another episode of our #Innopreneur Forum series organized by #HKPC. The programme aims to empower and upskill SMEs to do successful #DigitalTransformation.

The main theme of this upcoming forum is “Successful eCommerce Strategies in the New Normal”. I will moderate 2 online discussion panels with the following guests.
Susanna Chiu #Bonjour
Eddie Chou #HKTTECC
Gary Lam #Posify
Taurus Cheung #ShipAny
Sheldon Li #Buyandship
Jeffrey Lam #DBS
Otto Lee #HKCERT

Thanks 香港生產力促進局 #HKPCAcademy #HKPCInnoSpace #SMEOne Karen F.Elly YipDAPHNE HO, and many others for organizing it. Don’t miss it. For more info and registration, here you go.
https://lnkd.in/gtN6h7pB

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

Our 3rd #InnoPreneur Forum finally went f2f today at #HKPC after the 1st & 2nd forums were online. 150+ audiences physically joined our forum plus those folks through live streaming & online. Our theme was #MarTech. Thanks for the leadership & effort from #HKPC Mohamed ButtKaren F.Marius Chow & Elly Yip and #HKIM Ivan Wong 陳裕光博士 to co-organize this forum.

I moderated a panel discussion with MarTech gurus Daryl ChoyJohn Lo #iClickEdwin Wong #Cloudbreaker and Allen Wong #Deloitte. We talked about how to leverage #BigData in MarTech including #KOL #analytics#SocialMedia#Miniprogram#CustomerJourney#KPI, etc. We also explored the challenges in adopting & justifying MarTech investment especially in the context of #SME #Digitalization. Really appreciate their sharing. We all learned a lot.

In order to help strengthen the #DigitalLiteracy of the audiences, I presented over 150 complimentary copies of my book #數碼力大提升 to the participants today. I also happily signed my names on the books & took photos with those who received my book.

Glad to see many partners, friends & students of mine were there to support me. Thank you to all. Have a great weekend.

You may review our 1st and 2nd InnoPreneur forums here:

https://lnkd.in/gfCDpmP

https://lnkd.in/gHMn3HV

#SMEs are keen on picking up technologies but don’t have confidence on it. I had a chance to share my experience with the SMEs in a forum on #SME #Digitalization. It was an interactive discussion and the SMEs asked quite a lot of sensible questions. Fortunately, we could do it in a hybrid mode with #f2f and #online participants.

One of the questions from the particpants was which technology they should start with. My answer was that starting with a customer pain point and then look for new ways to solve it. If #technology helps, then use it. #Empathy on customers is the key for any successful business for many decades and it has no difference in today’s #DigitalEconomy.

Thanks for Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations #HKCNIA and #IOTHK to invite me to share my experience. I have talked about some of the key insights from my book #數碼力大提升 and gave a few of the books to the participants. #DBS #PAOB #HKPC also shared their experiences how to help SMEs on #DigitalTransformation and #Cybersecurity.

Heartfelt thanks to #全港各區工商聯 #香港物聯網 Wilson Chong and Sam Wu for organizing such a great forum.

#SME #Digitalisation is not a yes or no question anymore. It is a question of how. Several months ago, I had a discussion with Karen F. & Marius Chow from 香港生產力促進局 #HKPCAcademy on this after I have published my book #數碼力大提升.

How can we bring the wisdom of SME leaders, innovative #entrepreneurs from #startups & #professionals together, and generate sustainable synergy among these experts? How other SMEs, which have just started or not yet begun their digitalisation journey, could learn from this #community of experts? That was the start of this #InnoPreneur #platform.

#HKPC has done a great job to put these all together. You will see experience sharing forums on major industries, #startups solutions showcase for these industries, subject matter experts to interact with audiences in live #KOL style, #eClincs where SMEs can meet experts for #consultation, startup showcase & certainly #training#workshops & site visits.

Please join our 1st #InnoPreneur Forum on #FoodTech #FoodIndustry on Mar 26. HKPC will further share our year-long InnoPreneur Series. All SMEs, startups & #ecosystem stakeholders are welcome to join. Thanks so much for #HKPC teams to make this happen. See you.

Register & find out more from Marius’ post here.
https://lnkd.in/gq-2xvJ

Today is a special day for me. I have just received my book #數碼力大提升. It is the best gift that I have ever received in the #MidAutumnFestival of my life.

Also, it came on time as I was giving a keynote speech on #SME #Digitalization today in a series of webinars hosted by #HSBC Commercial Banking & #SMELAB. I have shared the key essence of my book & exchanged ideas with the guest panel speakers. Really learned a lot from Daniel Chan Teddy Liu Sam Sio CY Chan. Pls download my presentation deck today here:
https://lnkd.in/gHEFWzs

Also many thanks to the teammates from #HSBC #SMELAB Ada L. Danielle Jaff Lau & many others to organize this wonderful & fruitful discussion.

I would also like to thank the publisher of my book #Enrich #天窗 Wendy Tsang & her teammates for their professional support to make my dream come true. Please visit their website to find out more about my book & order a paper copy or ebook.
https://lnkd.in/gN-TJvJ

You can go to my website to find out more about my book & related activities. https://lnkd.in/gp3cgyc

Tune to #新城財經台 #FM104 at 1pm Oct 1. Alaric Chu 朱子昭 will interview me on my book.

Thanks again to many friends to make my dream come true. Have a wonderful #Mooncake Festival & enjoy the holiday.

#Platform is the KING. The world’s leading companies are running Platform business. SMEs are being replaced by large & small platforms from #startups. How can we compete in #DigitalEconomy?

Why are platforms so powerful? Can we or should we be a platform? How to build, cultivate, operate, govern & sustain a platform profitably? What are capabilities, culture & tech needed? More importantly, what is the best-kept secret of a winning platform?

To master all these, please don’t miss my class “Platform Revolution & Breakthrough” at #CUHK Biz School Asia-Pacific Institute of Biz on Oct 14-15, 2020.

I have talked about Platform in my #EMBA #MBA #Tech #Innovation #Entrepreneurship classes & seminars plus in my new book #數碼力大提升 (Boost up Your Digital Power) https://lnkd.in/g4_RWBE. I will explore deeper in this course with #international & #local cases.

#Corporate #SME #Startup leaders & executives are keen on the course & have already enrolled it. Good news is that the course is eligible for the govt #RTTP scheme & the participants may get #subsidy from the scheme but have to enrol the course quick (2 weeks b4 the class starts) to be qualified.

Overview:
https://lnkd.in/gmzAZBJ

Course brochure:
https://lnkd.in/gjV2pkG

Enroll here:
https://lnkd.in/gFiBt26