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SMART Business Digital Life – Thought leaders unravel challenges and opportunities in the new Digital EraEvent Recap

SMART Business Digital Life – Thought leaders unravel challenges and opportunities in the new Digital Era

The SMART Talk Keynote, themed “SMART Business, Digital Life”, was held on December 7 By HKU SPACE College of Business and Finance at Admiralty Learning Centre. The event was a tremendous success with lots of sharing and discussions among speakers and audience in two rooms of around 170 inspired participants. 

After an opening remarks delivered by Director of HKU SPACE Professor William Lee, the three speakers for the talk – Mr Herbert Chia, Dr Winne Tang and Dr Allen Wong took turns to share their insights on the topics of their expertise – Mr Chia on AI, big data and future technology trends, Dr Winnie Tang on smart city, and Dr Allen Wong on smart home. Their individual sharings were followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session from the floor. The audience was deeply impressed by the depth and breadth of the speakers’ knowledge and the insights they offered. It is worth noting that all the speakers saw the need for people in middle to senior management to equip themselves with knowledge in innovation and technology so as to better prepare for the new digital era. There were a lot of takeaways, as found from some of the audience interviews after the event.  

Besides the talk, there were some fun elements in the event as well. Samsung, one of our supporting organizations, had a VR booth where participants were invited to try on the equipment to immerse themselves in Virtual Reality. There were other games where participants were awarded Commercial Press cash coupons. Programme teams also took the opportunity to showcase their offerings, many looked into the brochures and displays while enjoying free refreshment after the talk.      

The SMART Talk Keynote was the kick-off event to a series of talks focusing on emerging topics revolving around Social Media, Mega-thinking, Analytics, Risk Management, and Techno-innovation. Following this Keynote, there will be three more SMART Talks in January, March and May, covering a broader spectrum of topics. Through these talks, we are aiming to equip our graduates and interested parties with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the new economy.

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