PMI HK Chapter – Networking & Knowledge Sharing Session

Dear PMI HK Members,

We would like to invite you to the Networking & Knowledge Sharing Session:

Date:19 September 2019 (Thursday)
Time:7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Registration starts at 6:45 pm)
Venue:Room 1503 Chow Sang Sang building, 229 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Fee:PMI-HK Member: Complimentary

This complimentary event is exclusive to welcome new PMI Hong Kong Chapter members who joined between June & August this year to get to know more about PMI HK Chapter and to network with the chapter VPs and existing members as well as joining a knowledge sharing session. The seats are limited and it is available on a first come first serve basis.

6:45 pmRegistration & Networking
7:00 pmWelcome speech & Activities Updates by Christine Yau, President of PMI HK Chapter
7:30 pmKnowledge Sharing by Mr Philip Lai, Topic: Digital Transformation in ABCD (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Data Analytics) & What’s in it for Project Managers
8:00 pmPresent Welcome Gift for newly joined members by VP Membership
8:20 pm – 9:00 pmNetworking (Refreshment will be served)

Knowledge Sharing Topic: Digital Transformation in ABCD & What’s in it for Project Managers?

Digital Transformation in ABCD (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Data Analytics) and Experience centric frameworks such as Agile and Design Thinking had been explored, implemented and adopted with increasing number of projects in Hong Kong and APAC countries. Yet results and feedback have been mixed for the overall effectiveness while demand for PMPs remain solid for most projects.

Is Digital Transformation a hype, fad or future? What ABCD projects might take off during the recent challenging time for PMPs to lead and manage? What are some best practice and lesson learnt to make new frameworks adopt better in Hong Kong, a cosmopolitan city where East meets West with diversity alongside local culture? What areas could be of interests to further PMP’s career in this new digital era?

Speaker Profile:
Philip Lai is an Independent Management Consultant and he acquired his PMP credential in 2009. He left his 2 years banking / insurance risk management roles during Asian financial crisis in HK and became a Web Designer / Sales Consultant / Agile Developer for Retail, Telco, Hospitals, Universities and start-ups in Canada during dotcom-era in 2001.  He then spent his past 13 years as Project / Program Manager / IT Consultant / Presales for vendors such as Cisco Systems, Oracle, IBM etc. leading USD50M+ projects globally and for APAC and Japan regions.  In recent years, he helped lead and generated multi-US millions Digital Transformation programs and projects partnering top consulting firms.  

Philip is certified in PMP, Scrum Master and has developed an integrated agile approach using PMBOK, Agile SCRUM, Lean Kanban, Design Thinking.  He completed his MIT Design Thinking Executive Program and holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Economics with Game theory specialization from University of Toronto, Canada.

Yours sincerely,
PMI Hong Kong Chapter