CityU Inno-preneurship Mentoring Meet-up Dinner 2019

I was honor to be invited by CityU Knowledge Transfer Office as Inno-preneurship mentor and joined the Meet-up Dinner on 28th Jun 2019.  The Inno-preneurship Mentoring Scheme is exclusive for CityU communities who desire to turn their creative ideas into start-ups.  Mentor-mentee meeting-up is annual event to gathering mentors and mentees for exchanging ideas and experience.

I met Clement Lam (Associate Director, KTO) and Mr. Francis Au (Chief Financial Officer, Ekpac China Limited)(Left). We took a photo for memory.

I also met my Mr. Nelson Yip (Honorary Fellow, CityU) and we are members of CityU Eminence Society (CES).  I took a photo with Mr. Yip and Dr. Sian Chan (Manager, KTO) together.

My old friend Dr. Victor Lau (Manager, KTO) we knew each other in EPA Centre, EE Dept. CityU in 2000.  I remembered he had serviced in Compass at that time.

Another exco member of CES I met was Mr. CK Chan and his mentee Mr. CHARAN RUDRARAJU Kumar Raju.  His idea is to use one device collecting all Visa cards and he had built the prototype.  I gave a challenge question “How to distinguish if user using different credit cards’ paywave for payment?”

I met Mr. Andrew Sian who is my junior brother in Applied Physics (year 1).  I advised him to use Business Model Canvas to evaluate his idea first.

Clement Lam (Associate Director, KTO) gave a welcome talk and appreciated all mentors support.  He said he would retire tomorrow and expected us to continue supporting KTO and mentees.

Our table photo  (Left 1st and Right 1st are CityU social science students.)

Then we took a group photo.

When we left, the photographer help us to take a photo for memory. Left 3rd is Mr. Keith Lie (CEO, 360 Vcast (Asia) Ltd.) who is the mentor of the social science students.  

CityU Inno-preneurship Mentoring Scheme - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/kto/index.aspx?id=PG-1600012
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Visit to Shenzhen Intellectual Property Society

Based on Dr. Aaron Tong invitation, I together with TQM expert team to visit Shenzhen Intellectual Property Society (SZIPS) (深圳市知识产权研究会) and to discuss about “Extenics” (可拓學) promotion to primary and secondary school students.  

(Left: Ms. Fang Zhengmei (方正梅), Ms. Lu Bihong (陸碧虹), I, Dr. Aaron Tong, Mr. Yin Hanfan (鄞漢藩), Mr. Michael Hui  and Ms. Susanne Chang)).

I come from Futian station through SZ MTR to go to the 榮生大廈.

Then we had a discussion about how to promote Extenics and Innovation items. I summarized some key points below:
-          Aaron commented that (i) make it as simple as possible and don’t use formula; (ii) also promote IP related existing program from SZ to HK, (iii) back to the basic that introduce SZ success case for primary student innovative education using Extenics & TRIZ & IP elements.
-          Michael added that could utilize local government resource such as HK Government’s funding such as ITF, PASS and NTTS, etc.
-          Mr. Yin Hanfan (鄞漢藩) said he used Extenics as framework and added different innovative elements for knowledge innovation and IP protection concept. He expected to enhance new generation’s innovative thinking and to have fundamental innovation method.  His approach was that he learn from expert upto 80% and contribute to others; others also learnt from him 80%.  Finally the learner had original theory upto 64% (80%x80%) that would be enough!  He added that Extenics he taught was focused on technology and development of product innovation. 


The WMD, the WAD and the WSD Forum 2019

The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC), the Standards and Calibration Laboratory of the Innovation and Technology Commission (SCL), Government Laboratory (GL), Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and Product Standards Information Bureau (PSIB) jointly organized the World Metrology Day (WMD), the World Accreditation Day (WAD) and the World Standards Day (WSD) Forum on 26 June 2019.  Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) was one of supporting organizations.  This forum organized in celebration of the World Metrology Day (WMD), World Accreditation Day (WAD) and World Standards Day
(WSD), would introduce the pivotal roles of metrology, accreditation and standards in supporting the Quality Infrastructure (QI).  QI new definition by World Bank is ‘The system comprising the organisations (public and private) together with the policies, relevant legal and regulatory framework, and practices needed to support and enhance the quality, safety and environmental soundness of goods, services and processes.’ Before the start, I met Ms. Angela Wong (Vice-chairman, HKSQ) to support the forum.

I met many TIC friends and took photos for memory including Mr. KW Chen (HKAS) and Ms. Brenda Lam (SCL).

I took a photo with Mr. Matthew Tsui who is my old colleague in EPA Centre, CityU.

Photo with Miranda Kwan (Deputy Director, Certification and Business, SGS)

Photo with Dr. Ka-Sing Leung (Visiting Associate Professor (Food Science and Safety)

I also met Dr. Andy Parson who is my old colleague in TSC, HKSTP.

I was honor to discuss with Dr. Walter G. Copan (Director, NIST).

In the beginning, Mr. W.W. Wong (Assistant Commissioner (Finance & Quality Services), ITC, HKSAR Government) gave welcoming remarks.  He said this forum started since 2014 and today’s theme focused on Quality Infrastructure that supported the global supply chain. He added that not only supply chain but supply network.  

Group photo

The first speaker was Dr. Walter Copan (Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) and his topic entitled “The Language of the Universe: Metrology, Accreditation and Standards Enabling Global Innovation”.  Firstly, he briefed NIST mission and it aims to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.


OUHK 1st Meeting of RPL Steering Committee

I was honor to be appointed as Steering Committee Member of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Assessment Agency for the Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry of the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) again.  Before the meeting, Prof. Philips Wang Fu Lee (Dean of School of Science and Technology, OUHK) and Ms. Fanny Tang (Director, The Assessment Unit, RPL Assessment Agency for TIC Industry, OUHK) presented flag to committee members for memory.

The mission of the RPL Assessment Agency is to provide a fair, open and impartial assessment service in accordance with the RPL Clusters formulated from the Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) for the TIC Industry and enable employees of various backgrounds to receive formal recognition of the knowledge, skills and experience that were already acquired. 

I also met Mr. Raymond Wong (Head of Collaboration, CMA Testing) in the committing meeting. We are also a committee member in TIC ITAC HKQF. 

RPL Assessment Agency for TIC Industry - http://rpl.ouhk.edu.hk/


HKTDC Global New Economy Prospective Forum (環球新經濟前瞻論壇) in Zhuhai

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce (廣東省商務廳) coorganized a forum named “Global New Economy Prospective Forum (環球新經濟前瞻論壇)” and supported by Zhuhai Municipal Government (珠海市人民政府).  The forum aimed to share views on new technologies, new industries and new economies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, 5G, etc. I was honor to be invited by Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲) (Visiting Professor, 北京理工大學珠海學院中國管理科學研究院; 珠海市人民政府) to attend this forum.

I took a photo with Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲) and Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) (Chairlady, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.).

I also met their daughter Ms. Guo Jiayong (郭嘉詠) (GM, Zhuhai M&G Education Science and Technology Co., Ltd.).

In the beginning, Ms. Margaret Fong (方舜文) (Executive Director, HKTDC) gave welcome speech.  She briefed the role of HKTDC and their service included promoting innovation, technology, marketing and startup in Hong Kong to GBA and the world. After the open of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, both trading activities would be expected increasing more and more.

Mr. Chen Yuehua (Guangdong Provincial Department of Commerce) (廣東省商務廳副廳長陳越華) gave an opening speech.  He said Hong Kong and Guangdong was very close and activities between two places were frequently. Difference policies were established and issued to enhance the cooperation level. Recently, HKUST planned to open a new campus in the Nansha (南沙) Free Trade Zone of Guangzhou. 

Mr. Yu Wu (Vice Mayor of Zhuhai City) (珠海市副市長閻武) gave an opening speech.  He said Zhuhai was one of earliest special regions in China and to have good eco-environment.  Hong Kong is the number one investment in Zhuhai.  They would like to enhance the innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem for more investment especially on innovation, technology, culture and tourism, etc. 

The first session named “The breaking of new economy and empowering the Greater Bay Area” (新經濟破局,賦能大灣區) which was moderated by M. Nicholas Kwan (關家明) (Director of Research, HKTDC).

The first keynote speaker was Mr. Qing Wei (偉青) (National Technology Officer, Public Sector, Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.). Firstly, he raised a question that “Intelligence + Artificial” let people felt futuristic and cool; but “Flavor + Artificial” didn’t and people thing they needed organic.


HKPC AI Impulse 2019 Summit - Day 2

“AI Impulse 2019: Catalyst to Business Succes” was organized by Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on 17th - 18th Jun 2019.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is technology that significantly enhances productivity and operation efficiency.  There are two day event in which day 1 is summit and day 2 is visit & AI workshop. I would like to summarize day 2 visit to Foxconn and TCL on 18th Jun below. In the morning, we visited Foxconn Industrial Internet Center.

The Foxconn representative introduced their industrial internet platform named “BEACON Industrial Cloud Platform”.  They employed six flow named People Flow (人員流), Cash Flow (資金流), Tech Flow (技術流), Info Flow (信息流), Process Flow (過程流) and Things Flow (物品流).

Some demonstrated robot arms from packaging were showed.

Then the “All-in-one Container Data Center” model was briefed and it was easy to move and on-demand increment.  

The control center was visited.

After that we walked outside to visit “All-in-one Container Data Center”.


HKPC AI Impulse 2019 Summit - Day 1

“AI Impulse 2019: Catalyst to Business Succes” was organized by Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on 17th - 18th Jun 2019.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is technology that significantly enhances productivity and operation efficiency.  There are two day event in which day 1 is summit and day 2 is visit & AI workshop.  I would like to summarize day 1 on 17th Jun contents for sharing.

Photo with EngD cohort Dr. Wing Hong SZETO

I met Dr Shawn Zhao (Program Director, MIT-LTP) and took a photo for memory. I believed CityU and MIT-LTP would be cooperated in near future.

Firstly, Mr. Willy Lin GBS, JP (Chairman, HKPC) gave a welcome remarks. He thanks HKSAR Government’s support on this AI Summit and HKPC Industry 4.0 (i4.0) and Enterprise 4.0 (e4.0). He hoped that summit would be a catalyst for AI adoption in the manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and the GBA.

Dr. David Chung JP (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR) was honorable guest gave an opening remarks. He briefed I&T policy in Hong Kong including advanced manufacturing, reindustrialization, InnoHK Clusters (Health@InnoHK & AIR@InnoHK), and ITF, etc.

Signing Ceremony of the collaboration between Tsinghua University and HKPC. There is electronic signatory using fingerprint on two robots. 

Group photo

The first keynote speaker was Mr. Andrew Hess (President, Prognostics and Health Management Society, USA) and his topic entitled “Applications and Prospection of Industrial AI for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)”.  Firstly, he quoted Mat Velloso interested comments on the different between Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence below.
i)             If it is written in Python, it is probably Machine Learning.
ii)            If it is written in Power Point, it is probably Artificial Intelligence.


The Meeting of International Academy for Extenics (IAE) Development Plan

The meeting of International Academy for Extenics (國際可拓學研究院) was held in the Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司) on 15th Jun 2019.  Dr. Aaron Tong (Former Chairman, HKSQ and Managing Director, TQM Consultants Ltd.) and I (Chairman, HKSQ) represented Extenics scholar in Hong Kong to discuss the development plan with Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) (Chairlady, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.) and Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲) (Visiting Professor, 北京理工大學珠海學院中國管理科學研究院).  

Photo taken during our meeting.

(Left: I, Dr. Aaron Tong, Ms. Peng Lishi (彭麗詩),  Ms. Tian Weimei (田伟媚), Ms. Guo Jiayong (郭嘉詠), Prof. Guo Chaoyun (郭超雲) and Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠))

Firstly, Prof. Guo introduced five Extenics related organizations.  Three of them are in the government system and they are Extenics Society, Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) (中國人工智能學會可拓學專業委員會委員), Research Institute of Extenics and Innovation Methods, GDUT (廣東工業大學可拓學與創新方法研究所) and Academic Committee of Extenics, GDUT (可拓學學術委員會委員).  The other two are outside the government system and they are Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司) and International Academy for Extenics (國際可拓學研究院).

Prof. Guo pointed out the directions were focused on application and commercialization.  Extenics people are in one team with different brands and locations such as Zhuhai, Macau and Hong Kong, etc.

Dr. Aaron Tong recognized Extenics theoretical value that were aligned with Value Engineering.  However the marketing strategy had a big gap with industries.  He pointed out the most important item was successful case in big/famous company. He summarized enterprise’s concern in three points:
i)                    Developing innovation methodology is not enterprises business.
ii)                  They always find the existing success methodology to use such as TRIZ, Six Sigma, etc.
iii)                They never work as a lab rat (做白老鼠).  (It is from zero to one!)

Then Dr. Aaron Tong said a good enterprise should be integrity and innovation (守正出奇). So he suggested that we need to do it back to the basic (守正), indicating to develop good and solid successful examples (案例) for enterprise use.

Prof. Guo proposed to use Zhuhai government resource through International Academy for Extenics under the frame of Greater Bay Area (GBA).  So they could promote both Extenics theory and Application case study. He quoted Prof. Cai Wen suggestion for integrating Extenics into TRIZ.  Prof. Guo suggested to use Combination boxing (組合拳) to promote Extenics.

I had proposed to identify the positioning and roles of International Academy for Extenics (國際可拓學研究院) and Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司).

Finally, Dr. Aaron Tong supported that International Academy for Extenics could be located in his company in Hong Kong as contact point with different Extenics people.

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Extension Innovation Method Level 3 Certification Examination (可拓創新方法三級水平認證)

The Examination of the Extension Innovation Method Level 3 Certification (可拓創新方法三級水平認證) was organized by International Academy of Extenis (國際可拓學研究院) and Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd. (廣州可拓學信息科技有限公司) from 1st & 2nd Jun 2019 in Guangzhou.  This examination separated into three parts: (1) Level 3 exercise paper prepared before the examination, (2) 3.5hr open book examination and (3) case presentation.  

In day one (1st Jun 2019) at 2:00pm, Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) welcomed us for this examination and briefed the rules.

Then we started the examination.  Prof. Yang is one of invigilator.

Prof. Xingsen Li (李興森) and Dr. Tang Long (湯龍) are also invigilators. We all focused on the examination questions.

In day two (2nd Jun 2019) at 8:00am, Prof. Yang introduced the presentation sequence and rules that 15 min for presentation and 5 min for Q&A.  I summarized examiners comments (included Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文), Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) and Prof. Li Xingsen (李興森) for further teaching skills improvement.

Before the presentation, I took a photo with Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文), Prof. Yang Chunyan (楊春燕) and Prof. Li Xingsen (李興森).

I also took a photo with Prof. Cai Wen (蔡文) and Ms. Liu Hui (劉惠) (Chairlady, Guangzhou Extenics Information Technology Co., Ltd.) for memory. 


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