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Today is the Moment of the Truth #MOT for my CUHK EMBA students in my Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship course. After 8 days of intensive lectures, case discussion, guest speakers’ sharing, they were presenting their group projects.

The project required my students to study a company’s corporate innovation from 6 different perspectives or dilemmas that they learned from my classes and offsite dinners as well 😄😋.
1. Old Economy vs Digital Economy
2. Customer Centricity vs Innovation
3. Strategy Execution vs Searching for Innovation
4. Internal Innovation vs Open Collaboration
5. Entrepreneurship vs Intrapreneurship
6. Experience Driven vs Data Driven

Really grateful to have such a group of elite executives and professionals in my class with strong learning attitude and positive, open and growth mindset. I can feel and see from the quality, innovativeness and teamwork of their final projects. Thank you so much for their great effort.

Appreciate my guest speakers to spend their weekend time to share their experience with us. We have learnt a lot from their talk, discussion and asking sensible questions. Thanks Jacqueline Chong #AWS #AmazonJens-Peter Brauner, FIET
#SiemensMobility #SiemensRyan Lai #foodpanda, and Austin R. Bryan, #CLP. Their sharing had really made a huge difference. Thank you.

Special thanks to the feedback from my last year’s CUHK EMBA2022 students as they requested the school to lengthen this course from 1.5 credit to 3.0 credit so that I can have more time to share my experience and discuss content more thoroughly with my students this year. It was indeed much more fruitful. Really thankful to like Anita ChanChris SoRicky LeeHans Till (CUHK Executive MBA, PMP)Daniel Ching and many others. It has been a year since they presented their final project. https://lnkd.in/gpHhgZS3

I enjoyed a lot with my students in this journey of learning. Wish my sharing can further nurture and more importantly empower them to be innovative leaders in their respective industries and professions. My last advice for them, “What should we do differently from yesterday so we can survive today (and perhaps tomorrow)”. Keep it up, team.

CUHK EMBA #CUHKEMBA
CUHK Business School
#CUHKEMBA2023 #CUHKEMBA2022
#CorporateInnovation #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #Intrapreneurship #Technology
#DataLiteracy #Ecosystem

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

Hong Kong Computer & Communications Festival is back. Today was the first day and will continue till Sunday (Aug 21, 2022). Welcome back and see lots of people and old friends there today in the first day. https://lnkd.in/gXZtdhxH Glad to moderate 2 forums on #MetaVerse in the festival. This is the third forum of the MetaVerse series of the HKPC #Innopreneur Meetup. Grateful to be the moderator for this series. Thanks to #HKPC Karen F.Elly Yip, their teammates for organizing it. I had Andy Hsu from #MetaSze Lok Chan from #AWS, and Sam Hui from #CHKCI in my first forum. We talked about the MetaVerse ecosystem and opportunities for Hong Kong #SMEs. Then, I had 3 innovators on MetaVerse for the 2nd panel. Gabriel K. #AirWorldRicky Ng #BetterArena and Dr. Amen Lee #BetterVerse. We talked about the transition from #Web2 to #Web3, social impact on MetaVerse, global expansion through MetaVerse. Excellent innovations on MetaVerse from the elite startups. With the empowerment from Meta, AWS and other leaders, there will be lots of opportunities in hardware, software, applications for many industries, not just #Gaming#Crypto and #NFTs. Heartfelt thank to all the panel speakers and their insightful sharing. Mckinsey estimated that the MetaVerse market will grow to 5 trillion USD by 2030. The future of MetaVerse is not shaped yet. Hong Kong companies, large or small, startups and even investors will have great opportunities in this decade. Start fast, act fast, fail fast, learn fast and pivot fast. That is the new rule of thumb for success in the digital era.

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

“Think and Act BOLDER Culture: Co-creating Values for Our Customers” is the main theme for the 2nd Mastermind Forum of Sunlife Hong Kong. This series of forums aim to empower Sunlife’s teammates and their ecosystem to innovate more effectively for customer value creation. Over 350 Sunlife colleagues and their ecosystem partners have participated in the forum today through f2f and online channels. More forums on different themes are on the road ahead. We have invited the top leaders in innovation from tech giants, conglomerates, and startups to be our guest panelists. Grateful to moderate this fruitful discussion panel. We talked about the values, challenges, critical success factors, #culture#leadership, and #talents for corporate innovation, especially in traditional companies. Our panelists shared practical examples and tips with Sunlife colleagues and their #ecosystem partners. Big thanks to our panel speakers Tat Lee #WeLabJacqueline Chong #AWS #AmazonHerman Cheng #SHKTeddy Liu, and Cynthia Sit #SunLife. Appreciate Sunlife Hong Kong’s CEO Clement Lam and his teammates Alice ChuckShirley MakCarmen Lo and many others to make this forum a success. #BolderandBeyond #放膽創 #CorporateInnovation #DigitalTransformation #Startups #Innovation #Entrepreneurship #intrapreneurship #SunLifeHK #CUHK

It was my first time to have an avatar in my panel. Can you find him in the photo? His name is “Inno”. What a way to discuss about the Next Big Thing – #MetaVerse in our Innopreneurs eForum today! Thanks for Karen F.Elly Yip and their teammates from #HKPC and Dr. Angus Ho and his teammates from HK Institute of Marketing #HKIM to make all these happened.

Certainly, the core team in our panel was the experts on MetaVerse including Chris So#AWSWilly Wong#EYSam Ngan#Popsible and Rex Wong Hong Kong Blockchain Industry Association. Over 400 audiences (online) mainly #SMEs joined this forum. It demonstrated that MetaVerse excited not only large companies, startups and investors, but also #SMEs. Appreciate the valuable sharing from all of the guest speakers in my panel.

We explored from what MetaVerse is to applications, business models and underlying technologies like #Web3#NFT#Blockchain#Cryptocurrency#VR#Cloud and more. We also talked about the roles of major stakeholders in the MetaVerse #ecosystem.

It is only the beginning of our Innopreneurs MetaVerse Series. Stay tuned for the rest of the series in the next few months. Check out HKPC 香港生產力促進局 website for more https://lnkd.in/gY57pzgW

Just finished conducting a 4 days intensive and fruitful EMBA course on Innovation and Intrapreneurship Management for CUHK. On one hand, I am exhausted. On the other hand, I am very grateful as 83 top executives from the mainland China participated my class on Zoom even under the pandemic situation. Engaging 83 executive students for 4 full days on Zoom (plus conducted in Putonghua) was not easy as you could imagine but we did have a joyful and valuable learning experience together.

Not only the number of students has broken my record of teaching EMBA class, the quality of the students were very impressive. They came from different industries like property, professional services, design, manufacturing, engineering, technology and even agriculture. At the beginning, I had some doubt on how much they wanted to learn innovation and how much effort they would put on a course as they are all busy and uprising bosses and top executives. To my surprise, they were serious and really put lots of effort to learn. Really appreciate their passion and perservance to learn.

Apart from going through core concepts and models, we learned corporate innovations and intrapreneurship by exploring 10 influential and inspiring internationl and Chinese cases. We discussed, debated and learned through this process. It was also my honour to have three elite leaders as my guest speakers to share how they innovate as a startup (Sum Wong from #EventX), a tech giant (Jacqueline Chong from #Amazon#AWS) and a traditional enterprise (Damien Wu#ChinaChem). We all learned a lot from them. Really appreciate it.

Now, I need to relax a bit and get a good sleep. Enjoy the Easter Holiday!

#Innovation#DigitalTransformation#CorporateInnovation#Entrepreneurship#DigitalStrategy#intrapreneurship#Startup
CUHK Business School#CUHK#CUHKEMBA#CUHKChineseMBA#EMBA

First of all, I wish all of you have a prosperous, healthy & happy year in 2022. It is time to review 2021 & plan forward.

I was engaged in a few impactful & amazing programs in 2021. I couldn’t have accomplished all these without the trust & support from you all, my partners, friends in the ecosystem & my teammates. Heartfelt thank to all of you. I look forward to collaborating with you even more in 2022 & beyond.

Amazingly, I have done over 120 LinkedIn posts in 2021. It indicated well that our innovation and technology #ecosystem is not just resilient but also vibrant again. To recap 2021, let me share with you my top 12 posts. Really appreciate your support to my sharings posted in the last 12 months.

1. IT PRO Cover Page
Interviewed by IT PRO on my view of the future of HK Innovation & Technology. Thanks to #ITPROhttps://lnkd.in/g3_nWg32

2. 2021 HKICT Awards
It was my honor to be the Chief Judge of the FinTech Award. Thanks to #HKIB & #OGCIOhttps://lnkd.in/gYNU9F7T

3. Hong Kong Corporate Innovation Index
Initiated this project as a founding organizing committee member. Thanks to #CUHK #APIB #HKGCC #Cyberport #HKSTP #HASE #AWS #IBM #SAP #JETCOhttps://lnkd.in/gsttKHHt

4. 2021 Hong Kong FinTech Week
Moderated an inspirational session on #FinTech #Innovation of incumbent banks. Thanks to #HSBChttps://lnkd.in/gy4nweCj

5. HKPC Innopreneurs Forum Series & #ASEAN Market Development Program
Designed & delivered these programs to empower SMEs & startups on digital transformation & market penetration to ASEAN. Thanks to #HKPChttps://lnkd.in/gHMn3HV

6. #GBA Forum with ASTRI & Sun Life
Moderated two GBA forums with #ASTRI & #SunLife. Thanks to #GBABusinessSchool & #CUHKhttps://lnkd.in/geXUkNtq & https://lnkd.in/gKcwZVtk

7. 2021 HKICT Expo
Showcased B4B’s data hackathons & #OpenCertHubAcademy’s Data Literacy Empowerment Program. Thanks to #B4B & #OCHhttps://lnkd.in/gZa2iP4W

8. CityU #HKTech300
Engaged as vetting team and mentor for a major entrepreneurship enablement program in HK. Thanks to #CityUhttps://lnkd.in/gBBrX9za

9. Launched Data Literacy Empowerment #DLEP Forum in Shanghai Commercial Bank
The forum is a part of our #DataLiteracy Empowerment Program which aims to transform enterprises to be data-driven analytical competitors. Thanks to #OpenCertHubhttps://lnkd.in/gAR2-gPy

10. 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair
Launched my book #數碼力大提升 in the 2021 Hong Kong Book Fair. Thanks to #EnrichPublishinghttps://lnkd.in/gBsy3_y

11. Toa Sir Data Talk “#ToaSir講數
Launched a series of talks with leading enterprises on their use of #Data https://lnkd.in/ggvNv8BN

12. Publication of HSBC Business Case
Shared my experience in publishing a case on #HSBC innovation in the world’s leading Case Publisher #IveyPublishing with my CityU DBA alumni & LPs. https://lnkd.in/gdseNXhS

plus another 100+ posts. Isn’t that Amazing! Thankful & grateful to my family & all in my journey. What a memorable year!

Grateful to spend my weekend with elite tech entrepreneurs and business leaders to learn about emerging technologies and business innovation. It is one of my classes in #CUHK Mini MBA Innovative Leadership program. It aims to #upskilling busy executives and #entrepreneurs on the latest #leadership mindset and skills in the #DigitalEconomy through a series of short modules in a few months.
https://lnkd.in/g6Pe4bUM

I particularly like the mix of my class participants. We had quite a few startups’ founders and leaders like #Dayta, tech giants like #AWS, financial services like #HangSengBank, public sector like #HKHousingSociety and major ecosystem enabler like #HKSTP. My class in fact is a mini tech and innovation #ecosystem. One of the most valuable parts of this class was the team discussion and case studies where we could focus on the key aspects that our participants were most concerned and cared about in seizing the opportunities and managing the potential risks in the emerging digital economy.

Thanks for the active participation of all the students. Really enjoyed it and learnt from you all as well.

#CUHKAPIB #MiniMBA
#CUHKMBA #CUHKEMBA
#DigitalLeadership
#DigitalTransformation

Grateful to see and contribute to another great offline conference today. The 6th #Cloud Forum Hong Kong was successful launched today at the #HKCEC. The main theme was Cloud HyperDrive in Disruptive Time.
https://www.cloudforum.hk/

I was moderating the 1st panel of the forum and the topic was #CloudMigration. We had a good mix of experiences in our panel so we could make insightful discussion from different perspectives. It included well established company Dr. Ted Suen, MH #MTR, vibrant #FinTech #InsurTech #Startup Michael Kwan Yu Chan #Bowtie and leading Cloud Service provider #AWS  .

It was a very insightful discussion. We touched on internal buy in, Capex and Opex changes in adopting Cloud, governance, partner selection, outsourcing strategy, SME challenges, etc. Thank you for all our panelists’ insightful and practical experience sharing.

Thanks for the great support from Victor Lam #OGCIOPeter Koo FCPA,CA,AICPA,CPA(Aust),ACCA,CIA,CFE,CISA,CISM from #DeloitteCatherine Chan from #Kornerstone and many others.

Felt happy and warm to see many friends in person in these 2 days at HKCEC. It has been a long time. Physical forums are just beautiful. Hope that continues and gets bigger and bigger with good health for all. Take care!