2017年5月24日星期三

CAE-HKAES Forum on Integrative Development of Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong and the PRD

The CAE-HKAES Forum on Integrative Development of Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (PRD) was held in Hong Kong on 24 May 2017 which was jointly organized by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES), Institute for Public Policy and HKUST; as well as, supported by Central Policy Unit, the Government of HKSAR.  I was honor to be invited to attend this forum.


Before the forum, I met my CityU EngD cohort Dr. Raymond Leung (Former Chairman, TDK (China) and we took a photo together with Prof. TONG Timothy Wai Cheung (President, PolyU) for memory.


Hon CHAN Mo-po, Paul GBS, MH, JP (Financial Secretary, The Government of HKSAR) was the forum guest.


In the beginning, Ir. Dr. Andrew KC Chan, BBS, JP (President, HKAES) gave an opening speech.  He briefed the aim of HKAES is to promote the advancement of the science and practice of engineering for the benefit of the public and its mission included the provision of independent advice on strategic issues. He expected we sharp the future of Hong Kong economy through Lok Ma Chau River Loop (LMC Loop). 


Hon CHAN Mo-po, Paul gave a guest speech.  He mentioned the Mainland Hi-Tech agenda “Made in China 2025” that aims to transformation to High-end manufacturing power house through smart technology, big data, Robotic and IT, etc.  He said government would continue to support R&D development in Hong Kong and cooperation with mainland through policy level, especially in LMC Loop.


Then Prof. Gan Yong (Academician, CAE) briefed the role of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) that is the most prestigious research institution in the field of Engineering Science and Technology of the Nation, in contributing to policy-making in China.


Group photo was taken.


The first keynote speaker was Prof. Joseph Hun-wei Lee (Professor, HKUST; CAE-HKAES Project Study Convener) and his topic entitled “Policy Study on Development of Innovation and Technology Industry in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (PRD)”.  Firstly, he mentioned HK return to Chinese Sovereignty in 1997 and “One Country – Two Systems” for 50 years.


Then Prof. Joseph Lee briefed the Innovation and Technology Framework in HKSAR Government included ITB & ITC, Science Park, ASTRI, R&D Centers, HKPC and Universities.  


After that he stated different hurdles among Basic Research to Applied Research to Industry & Business and finally to Market.  We needed to overall all hurdles to make a success on Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong. He also mentioned strengths in Hong Kong such as globally recognized universities and innovation capacity in HK-Shenzhen R&D Collaboration.


The followings are major findings in their study.  Prof. Lee commented “Innovate or Die!”
1)      Hong Kong is desperately in need for innovation and technology.
2)      Hong Kong is rapidly losing its competitive edge (deeply felt sense of urgency that HK is “super-connector” no more)
3)      Hong Kong should build on its strengths – the emergence of top research universities
4)      Hong Kong urgently needs a coherent long term policy for integrative innovation and technology development – Inadequate policy
5)      Ineffective use of inadequate research funding


Finally, Prof. Lee gave several major recommendations below.
1)      Rejuvenate Innovation & Technology vision at the highest level
2)      Hong Kong – Innovate or Die
3)      A bolder and more vigorous Innovation & Technology Policy (e.g. 3% of GDP over 5-10yrs)
4)      Policy Advisory Group reporting to the Chief Executive
5)      Proactive support of local technology innovation
6)      Government-University Collaboration – injection of technical expertise into the government
7)      University-Government Collaboration – enhance recognition of contribution to Innovation & Technology
8)      Build up human resources and talent in Innovation & Technology
9)      Integrative development of mainland-HK Innovation & Technology – MOST-HK Joint Funding Scheme
10)  Integrative development of mainland-HK Innovation & Technology
-          The Lok Ma Chau River Loop – Appoint a Special Office with cross-bureau authority to lead the venture and seize the opportunity!

The second speaker was Prof. Gan Yong (Academician, CAE) and his presentation named “Strategy Research on Synergic Innovation and Development in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Region”.  Firstly, he mentioned the significance of synergic innovation and development between HK and PRD region because of high % of world leading and excellence level project.  Hong Kong has abundant innovation resources, such as prestigious universities, world class scientists, original innovation capacity and close connection with international market.  


On the other hand, PRD region development focused in 3 key industries including advanced equipment manufacturing, advanced material manufacturing and advanced electronic information industry.  Moreover, they had PRD National Innovation Demonstration Zone Construction Plan (2016-2020).  


After that Prof. Gan pointed out the obstacles to synergic Innovation between Hong Kong and PRD Region below.
1)      Incomplete Innovation Chain
2)      Unsound Cooperation Mechanism
3)      Unclear Innovation Orientation

Finally, Prof. Gan raised some suggestions.
1)      To define the priority areas of cooperation in engineering, science and technology innovation
2)      To develop cooperation mechanism for scientific and technological innovation
3)      Building Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Science & Technology Bay Area
4)      Develop Hetao Area as “SZ-HK united International Innovation Center”.


Lastly, Prof. Gan concluded four outstanding advantages for both sides:
1)      It is favor of transformation of Hong Kong economy, improving industry competiveness and risk resistance capacity.
2)      It is favor of improving Hong Kong’s employment structure and quality, promoting social prosperity and stability
3)      It is favor of optimizing the spatial development pattern, promoting coordinated regional development.
4)      It is favor of closer cooperation between both sides, enhancing Hong Kong’s significance in national strategy.

During the tea break, I met many Innovation and Technology friends and took some photos for memory.
I met Ir. Dr. Raymond Ho Ching-tai (Chairman, Dashun Foundation) and we discussed some experience on One Belt One Road. 


I also met Mr. Terence S.S. Chan (Secretary-General, ASHK) and we discussed STEM education in HK.


Lastly, I met Dr. Samson Tam (Chairman, HKIUR) and Dr. Wan Charn Wing Frank (Solicitor (HKSAR, England & Wales)).


In the second part – Panel Discussion, Prof. Tong Chan (President, HKUST) was the panel chair.  Firstly, Prof. Chan invited Dr. Jack Yeung (Deputy Chairman, FHKI) to share his idea on Innovation and Technology in industry viewpoint.  He said more than 90% of Hong Kong industries were SMEs and we needed to focus the problem of innovation & technology transformation.


Then Dr. Frank Tong (CEO, ASTRI) shared his experience during visit of Singapore. He felt that Singapore used whole government effort to in-charge I&T.  Another observation from value created in MIT and Stanford which was huge compared with Hong Kong.  The Hong Kong question is how to release our powerful energy.


One of invited guests to share his view was Ir Otto Poon (Managing Director, Analogue Group of Companies).  He said we needed to overcome the barriers to release our capability more effective and productive.  Since HK is a small economy, we needed to select what is good for us.  Morever, HK government should fully support the local innovation (don’t already ask them to show the application aboard).


During Q&A session, I also shared my cohort Dr. Raymond Leung’s discussion that Hong Kong is no longer be “Super Connector” because agent is no value in the internet world.  Now, Hong Kong is more like “Semi-conductor”, indicating that sometimes conduct and sometime not!  So how to transform Hong Kong from “Semi-conductor” to “Super-conductor” was the key.


At the end of Forum, Ir. Dr. Andrew KC Chan, BBS, JP (President, HKAES) gave a closing remark. 

Reference:
Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) - http://en.cae.cn/en/
Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES) - http://www.hkaes.org/

Previous CAE-HKAES event:
20150413: CAE-HKAES Joint Summit on Innovation and Technology Industry in Hong Kong and the PRD (Day 1) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/04/cae-hkaes-joint-summit-on-innovation.html
20150414: CAE-HKAES Joint Summit on Innovation and Technology Industry in Hong Kong and the PRD (Day 2) - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/04/cae-hkaes-joint-summit-on-innovation_14.html

2017年5月23日星期二

HKSTP & HKQAA Meeting for Quality Startups Registration Scheme 2017

HKSTP and HKQAA had a revitalization of Quality Startups Registration Scheme meeting on 23 May 2017.  Adopting of the implementation experience in last year, we would like to enhance our scheme to assist startup growth in Science Park.  Team members took a group photo for memory.

(Left: Ms. Reese Kwan, Ms. Ivory Han, Mr. Adams Wong, Mr. Bryan Peng, Mr. Gallen Leung and I)

Firstly, we reviewed the scheme background and updated the current situations.  The scheme launched on 13 May 2016 and our MOU signed since 24 Mar 2015.  HKQAA Symposium invited Mr Nicholas W. Yang, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, the Government of the HKSAR, to be officiating guest of the kickoff ceremony, indicating that scheme was supported by Hong Kong Government.


Both HKQAA and HKSTP joined to provide workshops last year.  We would consider providing one to one coaching service from HKQAA and networking mingle to support our incubatees.  HKSTP considered that HKQAA as the third party assurance our incubatees’ quality in management perspective.  We hope it could enhance our incubatees to be recognized by industry.


Reference:

20150324: HKSTP Graduation Ceremony of Incubation Programmes & MOU with HKQAA - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/03/hkstp-graduation-ceremony-of-incubation.html
20160125: HKSTP Briefing Session on HKQAA Hong Kong Registration – Start-ups - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/01/hkstp-briefing-session-on-hkqaa-hong.html
20160319: HKSTP the 2nd Briefing Session on HKQAA Hong Kong Registration – Start-ups - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/03/hkstp-2nd-briefing-session-on-hkqaa.html
20160513: HKQAA Symposium – Startups Registration Scheme Kicks off - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/05/hkqaa-symposium-startups-registration.html
20160615: Visit to Cyberport for Quality Startup Scheme - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/06/visit-to-cyberport-for-quality-startup.html
20160819: Cyberport Smart-Clinic Seminar on HKQAA Startups Registration Scheme - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/08/cyberport-smart-clinic-seminar-on-hkqaa.html

Quality Startup Scheme presented in the international conference:
20151026: IAQ World Quality Forum 2015, Hungary – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/10/iaq-world-quality-forum-2015-hungary_26.html
20160921: ANQ Congress 2016 Vladivostok, Russia – Day 1 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/09/anq-congress-2016-vladivostok-russia.html


2017年5月19日星期五

Sanmina (Shenzhen) visit to HKSTP Laboratories

I was honor that Mr. Solomon Poon (VP – Quality and Operation Excellence, Sanmina) accompany with his colleagues of Sanmina-SCI Optical Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd. to visit Laboratories of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) on 19 May 2017. In the beginning, I briefed the visit agenda and introduced HKSTP & laboratories background to visitors.


Before visit to laboratories, we took a group photo in my office.


Firstly, we went to the Reliability Laboratory (RL) and Mr. TM Lau who is laboratory manager introduced the equipment and testing method.


Then went to Mechanical Workshop and 3D printing equipment was introduced.


After that we also visit IC Failure Analysis Laboratory (ICFAL) for IC and material testing.  TM briefed the application of FIB and EMMI equipment.



Then TM introduced our SEM which test method achieved HOKLAS accreditation to Sanmina.


3D X-ray inspection was also mentioned.


Finally, we went to the Probe and Test Development Centre (PTDC) and took a photo in front of the clean room in which equipment performed IC testing.


After the laboratory visit, we went to the Charles K. Kao Auditorium (also called Golden Egg) and took a photo for memory.


I also led them to visit the auditorium and encourage them to hold their six sigma event in here.


And then we visited Robotic Workshop.


We also went to the roof garden in the building “Green 18”.


Lastly, we went to Phase III Grand Hall and it had performing the 2017 Young Genius (HK) Convention.  Many high school students demonstrated their innovation products and ideas. Mr. Edward Law (Director, Operations, Sanmina) tried their one hand calculator. 


At the end, we took a group photo in front of Golden Egg.


Reference:
Sanmina - http://www.sanmina.com/

2017年5月18日星期四

ISSC 11th Anniversary and Annual Dinner 2017

Mr. Peter Fung, Dr. Aaron Tong and I represented Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) were honor to be invited by International Six Sigma Council (ISSC) to join their 11th Anniversary and Annual Dinner on 18 May 2017.  We met many friends in different society included Dr. Catherine Chan, QFDHK, etc.  Before the event, we took some photos for memory.


In Cocktail reception, we met Dr. Rita Wan (Chairman, ISSC) and Dr. Jason Kong (Vice-Chairman/Marketing, ISSC), Dr. Percy Chan (Quality Director & Acting Global Supply Chain Director, GP) and Mr. Larry Lee (Customer Services & Compliance Quality Manager, GP).


Then we met Sanmina team included Ms. Becky Chan (Director, Program Management), Mr. Quincy Wong (GM – MU2), Mr. Edward Law (Director, Operations) and Mr. William Chui (VP). We took a photo together.  Both GP and Sanmina had sponsored HKSQ Student Project Competition in 2015 and 2017, respectively. 


Then I met Dr. PK Chan (Honorary Advisor, ISSC) and Prof. Philip Chan (Honorary Advisor, ISSC) and Mr. Solomon Poon (VP – Quality and Operation Excellence, Sanmina), as well as, Ms. Wendy Ma (VP/GM, Zhenzhen Optical Plant, Greater China Operation, Sanmina).


In the beginning, Dr. Rita Wan (Chairman, ISSC) introduced the ISSC vision and reviewed the activities in the past 11 years (from 2006 to 2017). ISSC Building Blocks which contained six pillars to support the quality excellence and to provide a list of six sigma & lean professionals to employers to create business values.  Six pillars included:
-          To Promote Best Practices and Standards
-          To Support Business to Employ Qualified Six Sigma People
-          To Promote a Diversity of Offerings for Members
-          To Provide Access to the ISSC Community
-          To Encourage Development of Products & Services for Quality Improvement
-          To Drive for Standardization in Six Sigma Field


Dr. Rita Wan mentioned the 1st Asia Quality Best Practice Award (AQBPA) was launched in 2015. The awards celebrated winners’ application of quantitative methods in process improvement using Six Sigma and Lean.  Dr. Aaron Tong and Prof. Fugee Tsung were in judge panel.  


Dr. Percy Chan (Quality Director & Acting Global Supply Chain Director, GP) was our guest speaker and his topic named “Establishment and Development of Sustainable Lead Six Sigma Management System in Multinational Companies”.  Firstly, he introduced GP background that they had 10 factories with 5900 employees.  


Then Percy introduced their Knowledge Management approach for their Lean Six Sigma Sustainable Strategy.  They aimed to maximize Intellectual Capital through Relational, Structural and Human aspects.  He said each Belts were knowledge worker.


After that he briefed the GPBI Six Sigma Organization Structure.  They set up Six Sigma Project Team and Corporate Six Sigma Club, as well as Six Sigma Full Time Promotion Team. For sustainable view point, promotion team must be full time that is the key success factor.  


Another important measure was six sigma belts annual recertification requirement that could refresh each belt’s knowledge and kept them more practicable through different projects.  


For six sigma belts development path, they prepared training workshop, practicing project, written exam, project assessment and award & recognition at the end.  The belt training contents were reference to ISO 13053-1. The Black Belt was 20 training days and Green Belt was 5 days.  Since the high turnover rate in Green Belt, they would be focus on Yellow Belt training for frontline staff since 2014. They had 2 MBB, 12 BB, 12 GB (where >40 GB since 2011) and 60 YB in 2015 to 2016.  


GB 5 day training – Six Sigma Fundamental Knowledge based on DMAIC was showed.


After that Percy shared some real projects and their award mechanism to us.

Dr. Rita Wan presented a souvenir to Dr. Percy Chan.


Group photo for ISSC exco members and advisors


Photo with all guests


Percy was very lucky to win the lucky draw and Prof. Philip Chan presented the grift to him.


Lastly, Dr. Wan gave a closing remark.


At the end, all participants took a group photo.


It is my eight times to join ISSC annual dinner since 2010.  I would like to summarize ISSC annual night that I participated and recorded below:
20150611: AQBPA Award Ceremony Cum ISSC Annual Dinner 2015 - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/06/aqbpa-award-ceremony-cum-issc-annual.html

Reference:
International Six Sigma Council - http://www.isixsigmacouncil.org/

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