Executive Workshop - New Business Opportunities in the World of Smart Cities of IoTs - HKU SPACE: Digital Economy courses
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Executive Workshop - New Business Opportunities in the World of Smart Cities of IoTs

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Deadline on 20 Feb 2018 (Tue)
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This interactive and practical workshop combines the latest digital disruption techniques with trends in smart city and IoT technology to open student’s ideas to new business opportunities.  Using a project-based and hands-on approach mixing lecture time and group-based project exercises the workshop offers a unique and memorable learning experience for professionals wishing to become digital leaders.

Upon completion of the workshop, the attendees will:

  1. Have a clear understanding of the key technology trends in Smart City, IoT, digital leadership and digital disruption
  2. Be able to understand the key business opportunities that arise from increase digital transformation of public and private services in cities through relevant international case studies
  3. Be able to use key terminology confidently in the structuring of business proposals
  4.  Be able to conduct business model brainstorming by design thinking
  5. Develop their digital leadership skills

Programme Contents

1. Smart City development

Students will be introduced to key case studies showing transformation of city services and infrastructure by IoT and related digital technologies.  Particular attention will be the development of smart city business and living models in new and evolving Asian urban areas such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Tianjin China, Song Do South Korea and Kyoto and Fujisawa, Japan.  Case studies will include smart energy, transfer, travel, education, tourism, lifestyle and work.

2. IoT – the Internet of Everything

From the Internet of Things to the Internet of Everything, the workshop will explore the technological and cultural implications of a fully connected world and the opportunities for new business models it brings.  We will go beyond the buzz words to explore the key challenges and opportunities in IoT products, services and business models.  A particular focus will be given to low cost innovation at a community level and public-private partnerships.

3. From Digital Leadership to Business Innovation                                                                                     

The business innovation canvas and Doblin’s 10 Areas of Innovation will be used as a basis for business model development.  Students will also be introduced to AD Mojo’s 6 facets of digital leadership, which are essential for citizen-centered Business Model Innovation including the digital mindset, love of data, designer-ly thinking and disruptive thinking.  Using these techniques students will learn effective methods to create new revenue-generating opportunities in this exciting new area


Date: 27, 28 Feb; 6, 7 March 2018

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

*Complimentary light refreshment will be provided


This workshop is delivered by Dr David Williams. 

David Williams

• Founder and Lead Digital Strategist of Asia Digital Mojo

• Part-time Lecturer of HKU SPACE Executive Academy (SEA)

• Visiting Faculty of National Institute of Design India

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A STATEMENT OF ATTENDANCE from HKU SPACE will be issued to all students who have successfully completed the workshop.

Application Code 1570-1248NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 27 Feb 2018 (Tue)
Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm (27, 28 February; 6, 7 March (Tue and Wed); Total 4 Sessions)
Venue Admiralty Learning Centre
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  • Tue - Wed, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Dr. David Williams, Founder and Lead Digital Strategist of Asia Digital Mojo
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6000
  • Course Fee : HK$10000 (Package for 2 persons should be enrolled under the same transaction)
  • (Complimentary light refreshment is included)

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