#Academia#Corporates#TechGiants & #Startups are joining hands to establish the first ever #Corporate #Innovation #Index (CII) for Hong Kong.

#CUHK Business School together with #HKGCC supported by #HKSAR #ITC#Cyberport#HKSTP, Corporates #HangSengBank#JETCO#JardineRestaurantGroup#TradeLink #Prestique, & Tech Giants #IBM #AWS #SAP, launched the CII project today in HKGCC. https://lnkd.in/eXf44k7

Under Secretary HKSAR ITB David Chung, HKGCC Chairman George Leung, CUHK Business School Dean Professor Lin Zhou, & Professor Wai Man Cheung gave their speeches to support the CII project.

Seasoned corporate leader Patrick S Lee & I led an interactive discussion on corporate innovation with over 40 f2f & many online corporate & tech leaders. The discussion was open & insightful. Here was one that I couldn’t agree more.

Raymond Cheng, the former CIO & COO of HSBC APAC, was here today. He said, “The more difficult time we are in, the more innovation we need.” I believe it said it all for us under the tough time of the Covid-19 & heavy digital disruption across industries & economics.

Appreciate support from Eugene Hsia Stella Kwan Andrew Ling Francis Ngai David Chow Chris So Angus Choi Yvonne Che Eunice Chan Vicky Wong & colleagues from #CUHK & #APIB.

Dr. Toa Charm and Prof. Andrew Chan spoke on Digital Transformation, Disruptive Technology and Blue Ocean at EMBA – CUHK

I have done a sharing session on digital disruption to the eMBA class of Chinese University of Hong Kong CUHK. I was impressed by the students in terms of their proactiveness on asking high quality questions. They have shown their eagnerness to learn a must-have knowlege for their profession in the Digital Economy i.e. Digital Leadership. My answer to them is that they have to learn and lead digital transformation rather than just the IT guys. There is no excuse for business leaders to offload this to IT guys. If they do, they will be disrupted or even eliminated no matter how good they are now, what position they are at, and what professional and academic qualifications they have. I have given them two questions to think of in terms of digital transformation using AI. Will walk through their answers in my next gathering with them. If you are interested to try out these questions and get my feedback, please contact me.