Hong Kong Productivity Council held its first “Future of Work & Tech Experience Day” yesterday. Excellent panel discussion on the future of work & talents moderated by Eliza Ng #HKPC. Panelists included Jeff Wong #LinkedIn, Lancy Chui #Manpower, Ada Ng #Microsoft, Florence Chow #HKT and Karen F. HKPC. https://lnkd.in/gN8ntdk
The event also announced the results of “The Future of Work & Skills Survey” jointly conducted by HKPC & #QuokkaHR this year.
One key finding from the report is that the top five digital skills are #BigData, #CloudComputing, #ArtificialIntelligence, #DigitalMarketing & #eCommerce. That is in line with what we have seen in the market.
Marius Chow, DAVID Chung Tai-Wai and I were on the other panel to talk about a series of new training programmes to #reskill and #upskill Hong Kong talents on these required future skills in the digital age. These training programs are all supported and subsidized by government funding.
One of the new programmes that I designed together with HKPC is to empower Hong Kong #SMEs & #Startups to seize the emerging opportunities in #ASEAN markets such as #Vietnam, #Indonesia, #Thailand, #Malaysia, #Singapore, etc. Stay tuned.
More about HKPC Futue Skills initiatives:
ASEAN countries are ramping up to seize the AI and BigData opportunities. For instance, according to a latest IDC report, AI will nearly DOUBLE the rate of INNOVATION in MALAYSIA by 2021. https://lnkd.in/fm_kaXS. A strong demand of AI and Big Data technical and business talents are there in ASEAN. OpenCertHub www.opencerthub.com has launched its partnership program in KL on Sep 24, 2019 to collaborate with training institutes, universities, consulting firms, government agencies, recruitment firms, etc., to authenticate and certify AI and Big Data talents. We received great responses from Malaysia’s AI and Big Data ecosystem and have already moved forward with key partners in KL. Special thanks to MD of KnowledgeSociety Selva Nagappan, Senior Data Scientist of MDEC ADAX Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong, GAIN Global AI Network in Malaysia and Pauline Goh from InvestKL for their support. We are also working on other ASEAN countries especially Singapore , Thailand, and Vietnam. If you were in the AI and Big Data ecosystem of these countries, we are happy to collaborate with you. Cheers.
Apart from #GreaterBayArea, #SouthEastAsia is another uprising region in the vibrant #Asia. We are both ramping up our talents to prepare for #AI & #BigData Era. The Mission of #OpenCertHub is to democratize data literacy and capabilities to everyone so that we are ready to take up new jobs created by AI instead of being replaced. We need not just #DataScientist but also #CitizenDataScientist. “#Reskill Everyone for the Unprecedented #DataEconomy” is the main theme of our upcoming workshop in #KualaLumpur #Malaysia on Sep 24 pm. It is our honour to co-organize it with #GAIN Global Artificial Intelligence Network in Malaysia. It is a conjunction with the #NextBigTech Asia 2019 conference organized by #MDEC in KL last week. https://lnkd.in/frzHw3n We welcome partners and enterprises to join us to explore how we can collaborate to furthur strengthen the Data Economy in Malaysia. Please see the details on the poster below and the QR code for registration details. We will continue collaborating with SE Asia’s AI and big data ecosystem. See you soon. To learn more about the concept of the big data democratization, please read one of my interviews on the capacity of the Chairman of OpenCertHub. “Data Quotient” (DQ) – New Competence in the Digital Age https://lnkd.in/fwqbUff