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Heartfelt thank to all of my friends and fans who came to 龐寶林 Paul’s and my book signing ceremony in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair on Friday.
https://lnkd.in/g6gKan9

We would like to share some photographs and memories with you. Here is also a slideshow on YouTube as well.
https://lnkd.in/gNtArGe

Really appreciate #EnrichPublishing Derek Lee and Wendy Tsang to support us from the day one of our authoring journey. And thanks to those friends who had contributed to my book.

Also, thanks Paul to partner together for this book fair. Hope you all can read our books #數碼力大提升 and #新經濟制霸戰 to pick up the hottest topics in the world and seize the opportunities in the #DigitalEconomy.

#HKBookFair #香港書展
#天窗出版社
#NewEconomy
#Innovation #Technology
#HKTDC

Really grateful that the Hong Kong Book Fair is back. Mr. Paul Pong 龐寶林 and I will have a chance to meet you face to face in the Fair. We will sign our books #新經濟制霸戰 及 #數碼力大提升 for you, have a chat with you and take a photo with you.

See you in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair.
July 16 (Fri) from 4pm to 4:30pm
1A-C16, Hall 1, 1/F., HKCEC

Paul is an expert in investment field. He will share his perspective on the investment opportunities in the #NewEconomy with you.

I will share with you on how leaders, executives, #startup entrepreneurs, professionals and students can leverage on #Innovation and #Technology to seize the unprecendented opportunities in the #DigitalEconomy.

Here is a video of mine and the book webpage to introduce my book:
https://lnkd.in/gWpKnm3
https://lnkd.in/gagkR9k

More about the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair:
https://lnkd.in/g3TiZKZ

#BookFair2021
#HKBookFair2021
#香港書展
#2021書展
#2021香港書展
#天窗出版社
#EnrichPublishing

Hong Kong ICT Awards – FinTech Award, one of the most respectful FinTech Awards in Asia, is coming again this year. No matter you are #FinancialServices incumbents or #FinTech #Startups, it is a great opportunity to showcase your best use of #Technology and #Innovation in financial services and get recognized by customers, investors, industry practitioners and government officials.

The FinTech Award is composed of three streams:
1. #Banking#Insurance and #CapitalMarkets
2. Emerging Solutions
3. Regulatory Technology and Risk Management*
*Includes FinTech Security

Please find out more from the Award’s Leading Organization, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. Thanks #HKIB Carrie Leung Philip Kam to organize such a great award for the last few years and this year again.
https://lnkd.in/fs6zyte.

The application deadline is July 16, 2021. I have been the Chief Judge for this Award since 2019. I encourage you to join it and experience the rewarding journey. See you there.

King Leung Calvin Choi Karena Belin Medhy Souidi Syed Musheer Ahmed

#Insurance opportunities in the Greater Bay Area are tremendeous. To recognize the contribution of insurance companies to the growth of this emerging market, Hong Kong #MetroFinance #MetroRadio had presented a series of awards to the best insurers and talents yesterday. Find out more here:https://lnkd.in/gNT_uTj

Congratulations to all the winners. I was one of the judges there representing the #Innovation and #Technology industry. I was so pleased to present the following awards to #AIA HK – the winner of the Best InsurTech, Best Online Platform & Best Anti-Covid19 Contribution. Impressive! They set a great example on how to make use #BigData#AI & #Platform to create a personalized seemless experience for their customers. To find out more, please watch this video on their #SuperConnect platform here.
https://lnkd.in/gygZUhp

Influential leaders from the insurance industry shared their views on the opportunities and challenges in #GBA. Glad to meet two outstanding leaders of Hong Kong, Dr. Michael Chan 陳裕光博士 & JP Simon Wong 黃家和太平紳士. They were also judges of the awards.

Appreciate #MetroFinance #新城財經台 宋文禧先生, 魏美珍小姐, Alaric Chu 朱子昭 & teammates to organise this great awards. Our #InsurTech #entrepreneurs #startups will surely energize this growth further. Keep it going.

Another good news to the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Ecosystem. City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has launched its #HKTECH300. It aims to raise up to 300 start-ups in 3 years. They offer attractive 10K, 100K, 1,000K schemes to cultivate these emerging #startups.

Depending on stages of the startups, the beginning startups can start with 10K which basically includes a series of #entrepreneurship training. If the startups are more mature, they can go for a seed fund of 100K or an angel fund of 1,000K.

Are you qualified for this program? If one of the key members in your startup is a CityU alumnus or your project can make use of CityU’s #IP, you may apply for it. For exact eligibility, please refer to the link https://lnkd.in/gSHdQ7m .

I am so grateful to be a member of the vetting team (as EXCO of FHKI Startup Council) to help choose the best of the best to join the program, & provide mentorship & advice when appropriate. More importantly, I am so proud of my Alma Mater, CityU, where I earned my doctoral degree years ago. Thank you #CityU to empower me & many leaders in the #innovation and #technology industry.

Thanks, Ron KwokAdams C., Michael Yang, Thomas Chan, & many other professors & colleagues City University of Hong Kong to make this happen.

The 2nd episode of our #FoodTech Series was done today in #HKPC. It is a part of our #Innopreneur Forum Series. It aims to bring leaders from Hong Kong to share their experiences to use #Innovation & #Technology to empower their business & solve problems. #SMEs can learn from them to accelerate their #DigitalTransformation.

Today, we had 4 leaders on my panel to share their experiences. Really appreciate their contribution.
Ryan Lai #Foodpanda
Jason C. #和田便當 Wada Bento
Calvin Tse #金記控股
Polly L. #Xero

Here are my key takeaways:
1. Pick the right staff with a passion for transformation to lead innovation projects.

2. Benchmark units with innovation & those who are behind, reward those who have tried.

3. Collaboration with #ecosystem is in fact a key competitive advantage especially sharing & integrating data to co-create values for customers.

4. Make use of algorithms and big data to drive customer experience and engagement

5. Patience is vital as digital transformation takes longer than we planned but we have to start now or it is too late.

More…

Please refer to https://lnkd.in/gHMn3HV on the 1st episode of our Food Tech forum. Our 3rd forum will be on #MarketingTech in July. Stay tuned. Thanks HKPC Karen F. Marius Chow Kylie Lau & others to make this happen.

Visited the #HKSTP #InnoCell together with Edmund Lee #TIN Chairman and Duncan Chiu #HKITJC Chairman today. #Wow.. It is amazing. It is another milestone for Hong Kong #Innovation and #Technology #Ecosystem. It is much more than a hotel providing accommodation for #startups to stay and live closer to their offices, labs and incubation centres.

The design of the InnoCell is a #collaboration #community with different types of open indoor and outdoor spaces for like minds #entrepreneurs to mingle, brainstorm and co-create values. Really impressive.

Congratulations and thank you to HKSTP to bring this first of its kind to Hong Kong and empower our ecosystem. More about the InnoCell here.
https://lnkd.in/gZdtfss

#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.

Hong Kong #Economy is ramping up again as the Covid-19 is getting less severe lately. I engaged in 6 activities in the last 5 days. I was grateful to see that we have started resuming face to face #f2f functions & hybrid mode as well.

We can finally see friends & partners in person. Someone said to me, “We could finally exchange paper name cards.” What a way to describe how we have been living & working in the online space for a long time.

I love the theme of this year’s Hong Kong Economic Summit – #Recover#Rebuild & #Reborn. I could feel and witness that it is happening now in our #innovation and #technology industry.

Wish the momentum continues in April & beyond. Everyone is healthy, happy & bouncing back well. Thanks for the great effort from everyone in our #ecosystem to make these possible & happened.

I am exhausted but happy. Good that it is weekend now.

More about the 6 events:

#EJ #MetroFinance HK Economic Summit
https://lnkd.in/gA7BXGf

#Kornerstone & #OpenCertHub Data Literacy Forum
https://lnkd.in/gmJc9qx

#HKPC #Innopreneur Programme
https://lnkd.in/g9E9QWV

#JobMarket Best Employer Award
https://lnkd.in/gnrtR-3

#ARUP #PolyU The Asian Knowledge & Innovative Forum #AKIF
https://lnkd.in/gQqHPw5

#MIG #BankTech Conference
https://lnkd.in/geW-z64

4 local brands’ owners in the food industry got together to discuss how they built their #brand & made use of #technology #FoodTech. It is a part of the #HKPC #Innopreneur program https://lnkd.in/g3TPZtg

My key takeaways:

1. The older generation may say, if you have 10M HKD, you should retire. Jeff #Topsoya #壹品豆品 thought differently. He spent that amount on tech & his biz got up 20 times since then.

2. Changes come from the market pain point. From B2B to B2C, Arist #CentralKitchenOne #厨房壹號 helped young families to get packed food & cook nice home-feel meal under the pandemic. He needs to ramp up processes & automation helps.

3. Building a brand is not just marketing. It is #quality, persistence, focus & #partnershipRaymond Mak #Farmacy started with 5 great ideas & finally focused on one. It was a tough but wise decision.

4. “Start small” is key for #SME #DigitalizationPius Chan #TaiPoChunHing #大埔振興 started buying a simple software & let colleagues to try & give feedback. It helps get engagement & buy-in for more adoption.

5. All guests agreed #food is a tough industry. You & your family have to love the food to make it.

As the panel moderator, I heartfelt thank to all panelists & Mohamed Butt Karen F. Elly Yip Marius Chow HKPC.

Video
https://lnkd.in/gkqJdpT