2015年1月23日星期五

CityU EngD Society AGM Seminar & Dinner 2015

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the CityU Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Society in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) was held on 23rd Jan 2015. Before AGM, CityU EngD Society organized a seminar entitled “Risk Management in Human Resources” and co-organized by SME Cloud Promotion Campaign. In the beginning, Mr. Jefferson Wat (Vice Chairman – Industry Development, Information and Software Industry Assoication (ISIA)) introduced that SME Cloud Promotion Campaign was funded scheme by OGCIO and operated by SME Global Alliance.


Mr. Danny Ha (Chairman, Academy of Professional Certification) was the first speaker and his topic named “Risk Management in Human Resources”. Firstly, he introduced ISO 31000 Risk Management to us.


Then he classified three types of people in the organization:
Type 1 – Who make things happen (Few)
Type 2 – Who watch things happen (Many)
Type 3 – Who have no idea what has happened (Overwhelming majority)
After that he discussed common problems in organization included “Goals not met”, “High and increasing operating costs”, “High sales but low margin” … etc. (see the table below)


Mr. Ha also mentioned risk and crisis management. It aimed to reduce impact and achieve quick recovery in case of crisis. Moreover, he also identified several risk areas included “Regulatory Compliance”, “Business Ethics”, “Talent Management and Succession Planning”, “Pay and Performance Alignment” and “Employee Training and Development”. Then we used ATV case for discussion. Some participants said the employees in ATV might be loss competitive power and value in the market.


Some examples for identify and evaluate the risks were described. At the end, he introduced two professional certifications. One was Certified Professional Enterprise Risk Manager (CPERM) of ISO 31000. And the other was Certified Professional Impact Assessor (CPIA) of ISO 29100.


The second speaker was Mr. Hench Tai (Sales Manager, Vantis Consulting Group) and his topic named “How HRMS + ERP System to mitigate the risk in HR planning?” He briefed “What is Cloud” and “Business Solutions on Cloud”.


Mr. Tai mentioned Cloud connected Code, Mobile, PC, App Server, Database, Kitchen Sink, etc. Then he introduced HRMS to management workforce performance and CRM to monitor the sales funnel.


After the AGM Seminar, Dr. Amie Lai (Immediate Past Chairlady, CityU EngD Society) gave a welcome speech and introduced the new Chairman Dr. Rocky Lam who would lead our Society for 10th Anniversary in 2015.


Dr. Amie Lai briefed some past activities and the executive members.
EngD activities were shown as follows.
20141220 – EMDA Big Data Analysis Awards (Supporter)
20141130 – CityU Discovery Festival (Supporter)
20140920 – Gathering Talk – Innovative Entrepreneurship & 3D Printing (Organizer)
20140917 – Dialogue with CityU President (Supporter)
20140904 – EngD (EM) Orientation (Organizer)
20140516 – CityU Spring Research Conference (Supporter)
20140512 –CityU 3rd Distinguished Alumni Award Reception cum SEEM Industrial Forum (Supporter) (Dr. Peter Ho is awardee.)
20140410 – Seminar on “Intellectual Property (IP) Management for Innovators” (Supporter)
20140403 – Seminar on “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (Supporter)
20140220 – Seminar on “China ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar” (Supporter)
20140122 –Kick-off Ceremony for the 30th Anniversary of CityU (Supporter)

The EngD Society executive members 2015 were:
Chairman - Dr. Rocky Lam (Cohort 2006)
Vice-chairman - Dr. Herbert Yeung (2004)
Secretary - Dr. Lotto Lai (2005)
Treasurer - Dr. TW Liu (2004)
Board members:
Dr. PM Lai (2008)
Dr. Dave Lo (2005)
Dr. WT Chan (2004)
Dr. Amie Lai (2004)
Group photo taken during the AGM with all cohorts who were participated


Finally, we had a dinner in CityU Chinese Restaurant and continued our sharing.


Reference:
CityU Engineering Doctorate Society - http://www.engd.org/
Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/seem/prg-engd.htm


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