I feel incredibly fortunate and appreciative to have crossed paths with some of the brilliant entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, shared some of my experience and networks with them, and learned from them as well during my journey. These individuals not only possess an unwavering passion and innovative spirit but also embody humility, positivity, and openness.

One outstanding example of such an entrepreneur is David B. Wang, (KripHK krip HK). They have received the Grand Award of 2023 Hong Kong ICT Awards. David has pointed out this critical element of successful entrepreneur in his post below. Other notable figures include Simon Loong (WeLab), Joseph Chan (AsiaPay), Jason Chiu (CherryPicks), Tomas Holub (CoverGo), Andy Kwok (OpenCertHub), 鄭嘉泓 (Wizpresso), Harris SUN (RaSpect), Sheldon Li (BuyandShip), Miles Wen (FanoLabs), Gary Lam (Posify), just to name a few. Each of them exemplifies this remarkable attitude and mindset. With this, they have all achieved remarkable accomplishments in their entrepreneurship path. I am so pleased to have been collaborating with them in my journey.

For those embarking on the entrepreneurship journey, I highly encourage you to learn from these exceptional founders hailing from Hong Kong. Their experiences and perspectives can provide valuable insights and inspiration.

I am happy to have a chat with you to share more. Keep pushing forward, and best of luck to all of you!

The ETNET FinTech Awards has reached its 7th year, and it has been a great honor for me to be a part of the judging panel since its inception. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the organizer,  ETNET, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Economic Times  HKET  經濟日報, led by See Salome and Ada Chan, for their tremendous efforts over the past 7 years. Additionally, congratulations to HK ETNET on their 30th Anniversary.

Thanks to the leadership from our Chief Judge Dr. Winnie Tang (鄧淑明博士) and other fellow judges like Emil Chan, Mingles Tsoi, Vincent So, Peter Koo, Keith Li, Jacky Lam, Francis Fong and more throughout these years. Appreciate the great support from hashtagCyberport Eric Chan, Victor Yim, Henry L., Samantha Lee, hashtagHKSTP Eric Or and Crystal Fok.

I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to this year’s award winners, including hashtagHangSengBank Catherine Ko, Cecilia Wong, Carol Tam receiving the FinTech of the Year Award and  PropCap Louis Lee received FinTech of the Year in Startup this year. Also proud of award winners of other categories like  DahSingBank Dominic Siu,  BDO,  FundPark,  AutoML Rebecca Lim, CFA,  Uncle2 Victor Wong,  10Life Thomson Ho,  WeLab  WeLend,  AsiaPay, and many others. The full list of the award winners can be found here

As a supporting organization, DaLa – Data Literacy Association hashtagDaLa is proud to be associated with such a visionary award in the FinTech industry. We remain committed to empowering the FinTech community through promoting data and AI literacy.



Join us for an insightful event on harnessing the power of data in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), an important market for companies in Hong Kong. Our DaLa – Data Literacy Association (DaLa) has organized an event featuring renowned speakers who will share their expertise in utilizing data for business success in the GBA. The event is scheduled to occur on January 26, 2024, during the afternoon, at the Community Lab of HKSTP in Causeway Bay.

I will be moderating the first panel, which will focus on unlocking business value from cross-boundary data. Our esteemed speakers include Jerry Ying from  Transunion (cross-boundary  FinancialServices), Joe Lo from Kwoon Chung Bus 冠忠巴士 (cross-boundary  Transportation), and Lui Tong from the Hong Kong Federation of eCommerce (cross-boundary  eCommerce). They will share their practical experiences and insights on leveraging data to drive business growth and address the challenges involved.

In addition to the panel discussion, Mr. Tony Wong, JP, the Government Chief Information Officer of HKSAR Government  OGCIO, and Herbert Chia, Board of Director of  HKSTP, will present the new policies on cross-boundary data in the GBA. We will also have technologists and data scientists from  Alibaba,  Checkpoint, and  Veeam who will delve into the technical aspects of cross-boundary data.

Appreciate the support from our supporting organizations including  HKSTP,  GS1HK,  HKCS,  HKIM,  IAB, hashtagRTIA,  HKRMA,  HKFEC,  BusinessGoVirtual.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to gain knowledge and network with industry experts. For more information and to register, please visit the following link: We look forward to seeing you there!

I feel incredibly privileged and appreciative to be presented with multiple valuable opportunities to contribute to the advancement of Macau in both the Technology and Education sectors.

In 2023, I was appointed by the Macau SAR Government as a member of the Technology Council, which is led by the Chief Executive of Macau. Additionally, starting from 2024, I have also been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board for the Business School of the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Over the past decade, I have actively shared my expertise in innovation and technology with various companies, universities, and associations in Macau. These recent appointments in Macau have provided me with even more opportunities to engage with influential leaders in the government, regulators, prominent enterprises, talented entrepreneurs, and students.

As a result, I will be spending more time in Macau and Hengqin, actively collaborating with like-minded individuals in the innovation and technology industry, business sectors, universities, and government. Let’s find ways to collaborate more in Macau.

I am pleased to announce that my next speaking engagement in Macau will take place on February 3 in Galaxy GICC, organized by the CUHK EMBA program. The topic of my talk will be “Navigating Innovation Failure: Valuable Insights for Business Leaders.” I extend a warm invitation for you to join me at the event. Our EMBA graduate Winson C. W. from Macau will join me to share more with you. For further details, please find more information. I look forward to seeing you there.

Our CityU Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) alumni and learning partners from the 2006 cohort to the 2023 cohort have once again gathered together, marking an incredible 17-year journey with over 200+ DBA graduates. As a participant who joined the programme in 2008, I am filled with gratitude and honor. It has truly been an amazing journey.

Tonight’s dinner was a delightful occasion filled with great fun, engaging conversations, and, most importantly, the warmth of friendship. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the presence of Professor Kalok Chan, the Dean of the Business School, and the unwavering support of Professor Muammer Ozer, our DBA Director. Your support is truly valued.

Congratulations to all the award winners, including Dr. Kelvin Wan, PMP , Fareeda Cassumbhoy, Alvin Leung and Brian Yiu. Your achievements make us all proud.

It was a pleasure to reconnect with old friends and meet the new members of the latest DBA cohort including two of our DaLa – Data Literacy Association founding fellows Patrick KHONG and Jade Tin Hei Lee. Great to have seen you all Steve Chuang, Alan Lai, Gary Cheng, Venus Tang (鄧麗華), CK Chan, DBA, Dr. TANG Monica, Jerry Yu, Anna Chan, Albert Koo, Joyce Yim, Oliver Choi , Jojo Wong, Winnie Tse, many others.

We eagerly look forward to our upcoming 20th anniversary, where we can celebrate with grandeur and create lasting memories.

As the President of the Hong Kong Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council of  GS1 Hong Kong, I had the privilege of delivering the opening remarks at our inaugural IOT-Data Hackathon launch ceremony yesterday. Our primary goal is to foster collaboration among enterprises, startups, students and tech leaders to address real-world challenges using IoT and data solutions. We have picked Smart City and Smart Supply Chain as the main focus of our hackathon for problem statements and innovation co-creation this year. For more information, please visit

We are incredibly grateful for the immense support we have received from various enterprises. Companies such as Parknshop, Airport Authority of Hong Kong, MTR, Chow Tai Fook, HKT, Yoshinoya and others have generously provided problem statements, data, and mentoring assistance for this hackathon. Additionally,  OGCIO,  HKSTP, and  Cyberport have extended their full support by offering access to data, technology, and their ideation and incubation programs. It is rare opportunity to have such a rich set of data across industries,  OpenData from OGCIO and  SpatialData from the Lands Department in a hackathon. It is an excellent initiative and collaboration for nurturing Hong Kong’s  DataEconomy.

Prominent technology providers like  Google,  Checkpoint,  Alibaba, are also contributing by providing training and support to the participants. We are particularly excited to witness how the participants leverage the latest Gemini  LLM from Google and the valuable data from enterprises and government to innovate and develop solutions for real-world problems.

The overwhelming number of applications we have already received is truly astounding. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the 2024 IoT-Data Hackathon Organizing Committee, led by Sean TAN  Jebsen and Patrick Tsang  CTF, for their dedication in ensuring the success of this hackathon program. None of this would have been possible without the full support from  GS1HK team led by Anna Lin and Mignone Cheng and our supporting organizations, including  DaLa,  B4B,  IOTHK,  Preface,  DTA,  Nectardata, major universities, and many others. Excellently done, team.

Stay tuned for updates on the progress of the hackathon. The final presentation will take place at the prestigious Hong Kong Digital Economy Summit  DES in April 2024. We look forward to seeing you there.

Great start for 2024! My first sharing session in 2024 was very valuable, leaving a positive impact on not only the audiences but also myself. I had the privilege of delivering an inspirational sharing session at the Management Forum of Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited Chun Wo Development Group, one of Hong Kong’s top construction companies.

The forum, led by their Chairman Dominic Pang and CEO Derrick Pang, was attended by senior and middle-level managers. I am grateful for their invitation. Appreciate the valuable questions from the participants in the Q&A session. Their questions were brilliant and highly relevant. We did have a meaningful discussion. Thanks Samuel Hon and my teammates Victor Ng and Andy Kwok for their support.

The focus of my presentation was “Data Advantage in Construction: Driving Profitability, Productivity, and Safety.” I shared three key messages:

1. Embracing a “Never Not My Job” Mindset:
I began by sharing an inspiring quote from WeLab WeLab – “Never Not My Job.” I emphasized that data is not solely the responsibility of IT and data professionals; it is everyone’s business. Users, as consumers of data, play a crucial role in harnessing the power of data analytics.

2. Unlocking the Compound Benefits of Data Literacy:
I conveyed that data literacy does not require complex analysis skills. Rather, it signifies the ability of every individual to use data in their daily problem-solving. By fostering a culture of data literacy, we can maximize the compound effect that arises from widespread data usage.

3. Realizing Data Value through Discovering Use Cases:
While data insights, reports, and KPIs displayed on dashboards are valuable, they merely mark the beginning of the Data Monetization journey. I stressed the importance of empowering every member of the organization to create use cases for data and align them with overall company, department, and individual goals.

At OpenCertHub Academy OpenCertHub Academy, we have developed the Data Literacy Empowerment Programme (DLEP) with the aim of equipping individuals across various industries, including  FinancialServices,  Property,  Retail,  Transportation,  Utility,  Construction  Health,  Government and more with data literacy mindset and skillset. We are delighted that our DLEP approach has been embraced and look forward to further empowering companies in Hong Kong, mainland China, and ASEAN, helping them develop a data mindset and culture to effectively seize the data advantage and monetize data.

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd CUHK Corporate Innovation Index (CII) is now underway. We will soon invite both large corporations and SMEs to participate in our revised survey, which aims to assess their level of innovation and identify areas for improvement.

To ensure the effectiveness of our survey, we conducted a pilot study where corporates and SMEs had the opportunity to review and provide feedback on our survey design and questions today at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) 香港總商會HKGCC. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the participants like Teddy Liu, Nike Kong, Mingles Tsoi, for their support and valuable input during this process.

In addition to the pilot study, we were honored to have two esteemed entrepreneurs, 鄭嘉泓 (Wizpresso) and Queenie So (SyZyGy), who shared their invaluable experiences ininnovation andentrepreneurship. I have had the privilege of observing and offering guidance to both Calvin and Queenie since they embarked on their entrepreneurial journey a few years ago. It is truly gratifying to witness their growth and remarkable accomplishments.

During the session, we discussed the challenges faced by startups, including the “Death Valley”. We are grateful to our moderators, Patrick S Lee and Professor Dominic Chan, for facilitating the insightful discussions.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our colleagues at CUHK  APIB, led by Professor Waiman Cheung and our Strategic Partner HKGCC, led by Patrick Yeung and Dr. Wendy Lam, for their contributions to this project. While we have just begun, we are confident that the best is yet to come. Stay tuned for more updates on  CII.

As we approach the end of 2023, the Founding Team of DaLa – Data Literacy Association hashtagDaLa would like to express our deep gratitude and sincere thanks for your unwavering support and trust throughout the year. Together, we have shared numerous best practices on harnessing the power of data in various domains such asHR,  Operations,IT,  ESG, Sustainability,Finance,Marketing,FinancialServices,Retail,SupplyChain,Shipping and needless to sayGenAI.

Looking ahead to 2024, the second year of DaLa promises to be even more exhilarating in the era of AI. We remain committed to our mission of empowering companies and individuals to effectively utilize data and become fluent in its language through forums, site visits, cases, expert dialogs and research reports, awards, etc. Stay tuned for exciting developments. You are welcome to join us as a part of our DaLa community

In the meantime, we wholeheartedly wish you a joyful, healthy, and prosperous year in 2024. Cheers to a bright future ahead.

As DaLa’s Founding Chairman, I am so thankful and proud of having industry veterans and professors as our honorary advisors including Professor Simon S.M. Ho, Jennifer Tan, Victor Lam, Dr. Michael Chan, Hugh Chow, Argon Ho, David Ho; a passionate and data-inspired team of Founding Fellows including Ravel Lai, Herman Cheng, Stephen Leung, Patrick KHONG, Chris Au Young, Alex Hung, Dr. Jacob Wai, Michael Yung, Henry Hui, Alvin Cheung, PuiShing LEE, Andrew Chan, Michael Wong, Andy Kwok, Victor Ng, Ivan Ng, Will Fu, Jade Tin Hei Lee, Tim Chan, MBA, Elaine Wang, Ada Lam, Nixon Chau, Teddy Liu, 鄭嘉泓, Matthew Chan, Dr. Lana Lo, Alex Wong; and dedicated support teammates including Candi Yeung, Daphne HO, Yoko Fu, Brandon Lo. A BIG BIG THANK to you all!

⭐ Recap, Refresh & Restart ⭐ Enjoy my year-end break very much as it provides me with the perfect opportunity to engage in reflection & review. Every year, I make it a habit to retreat to a peaceful location, allowing myself to fully immerse in introspection. I carefully evaluate my achievements, identify areas for improvement & plan for the upcoming 2024. I have chosen the tranquil & inspiring environment of The Chinese University of Hong Kong CUHK library to conduct my review.

2023 was marked by an amazing recovery from the pandemic. I am so fortunate & deeply grateful to have attained a multitude of impactful & meaningful goals. From my 140+ messages I shared throughout the year, I have selected the most significant ones (with likesreads) to share with you. It includes not just achievements but also lessons learned from success & failure.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to those who have been supporting & trusting me in my journey. Together, let us strive for even greater achievements in 2024 & beyond. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Best DaLa – Data Literacy Association Event of the Year – Study Trip to Macau (219, 13447)

Best Speaker of the Year – hashtagiab conference with Pop Artist Hins Cheung  張敬軒 (210, 6555)

Best Award of the Year – Received CUHK Business School Teaching Merit Award (271, 10001)

Best Entertainment of the Year – Boat Trip with hashtagTransunion Top Management (192, 6760)

Best Anniversary of the Year –  CUHKEMBA CUHK EMBA 30th Anniversary (198, 9553)

Best Forum Moderator of the Year –  BGOV AI Forum (181, 6383)

Best Birthday of the Year – 1st Anniversary of DaLa (170, 7078)

Best Startup of the Year –  Buyandship (168, 9552)

Best Spring Dinner of the Year –  HKIB The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Spring Dinner (163, 12830)

Best Policy Discussion of the Year –  Technopole Discussion in  HKGCC (159, 9296)

Best Media Interview of the Year –  RTHK Programme with  AEF Cindy Chow (149, 6591)

Best Tech Show of the Year –  Revive Asia 2023 (155, 6508)

Best Site Visit of the Year – Study Trip to Nanshan, hashtagGBA (169, 8413)

Best Judging Panel of the Year – Chief Judge,  HKICTA  FinTech Award 2023 (124, 4949)

Best Biz Performance of the Year – OpenCertHub Academy hashtagOCHA (124, 7339)

Best Research of the Year – CUHK Corporate Innovation Index (128, 7227)

Best DBA Program of the Year –  CityU City University of Hong Kong hashtagDBA Residential Workshop (141, 5580)

Best Startup Competition of the Year –  Alibaba AEF  JumpStarter 2023 (133, 4698)

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