Nov 132018

The Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre (KMIRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is organising a seminar on digital transformation.  The event is free for HKKMS members.

Details are as follows:

Speaker: Nico Wunderlich
Date: 15 Nov 2018 (Thu)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Room HJ209, Podium, J Core, PolyU

The event is free for HKKMS members.   For registration, please go to:


Industries are challenged by the rapid digitization of business models. Extant market players are characterized by a long grown IT infrastructure and complex organizational structures. The emergence of digital opportunities such as (big) data analysis, artificial intelligence, or machine learning forces organizations to transform their strategies, capabilities, and structures to provide agile and innovative business reactions. These challenges associated with digital transformation will embrace a broader range of the workforce and intensify the interaction and cooperation of established organizational units.

Based on three (internationally published) studies, Nico Wunderlich will discuss how digital transformation changes the co-working between the business and IT-side on different organizational levels. In this presentation, Nico Wunderlich will present who influences a fused IT and business strategy on managerial level, how IT decisions are allocated between IT and business units and how digital transformation moves the creation of organizational innovativeness within different hierarchical levels.

Nico’s Wunderlich Bio

Goethe University
Frankfurt House of Finance
Nico Wunderlich is Doctoral Candidate in Information Systems and Research and Teaching Assistant at the Goethe University and the House of Finance in Frankfurt, Germany. At the Chair of Information Management of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König, he intensifies his interest in how organizational culture and structures favor the change towards a fully digital enterprise.

From 2015-2018, he acted additionally as Assistant to the Managing Director of the E-Finance Lab, a public-private cooperation of a network of industry partners and universities for research funding.
Specializing in Quantitative Methods and Business Psychology, he gained his M.Sc. in Business Administration from Goethe University Frankfurt in 2011. Before, during, and after his master studies he advised companies in IT-enabled business process optimization.

Oct 282018

Because of the dynamic 21st century learning environment and unsatisfiable information need of modern learners, we need to constantly fight and filter outside distractions. This requires redesigned ways to provide the right information that is available at the moment of need. Learners have the time and attention to consume only small bites of information. And breaking things into smaller parts makes information easier to digest, remember, and apply at work. Here smartphones open a channel for bite-sized content that is quick and flexible enough to be included around busy schedules.

: Maik (Mike) Fuellmann,

Date : Thursday 8th November 2018

Time: 6:30pm until 8.00pm

Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty


Smartphones give rise to digital ecosystems that connect the dots of organization’s people, tools, and processes. Like ecosystems in the wild, learning and development ecosystems need nurturing, interaction, and a supporting environment. Mobile technology creates opportunities for personalized content and learning paths. And also enables learning regardless of physical location. With this and learning management systems, trainers can measure the effectiveness of learning programs. This is essential to align training with both business and learning objectives.

Learners who are engaged simply learn more. Leaders today must rethink how they enable social and collaborative learning. Gamification captures the motivational power of games to solve real-world problems. It motivates learners and engages them with points, leaderboards and healthy competition. When mobile first countries use collaborative and gamified technology, they gain unparalleled access to social and engaging learning.

This talk will be highly interactive.

Topics: Changed Learning Environment (Mobile Phones, Distractions, Dropping Attention Spans, Fragmented information), Adaptive teaching methodologies for the generation smartphone, the ideal learner, mobilizing flipped classrooms and inquiry-based learning, virtual communities of learners in purposeful interaction and gamified competition, mobilized knowledge flows within organizations and institutions, Learning and workforce 4.0, transformation of existing e-learning platforms into a collaborative, adaptive and bite-sized learning ecosystems.

The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS & KMIRC members. Please reserve your place by registering below. Further details of the speaker can be found below.

Maik’s Bio

Maik (Mike) Fuellmann, is a Consultant at the Institute for Knowledge-Management and Innovation at Bangkok University ( and CEO of the Hong Kong based Edtech start-up QUIZZBIZZ (

He is also Doctoral student and lecturer in the fields of international business, knowledge management, innovation and entrepreneurship at Bangkok University and Stamford International University in graduate and undergraduate programs. Maik holds a degree as Master of Business Administration (MBA) of the University of Liverpool and several degrees in insurance industry (FCII, FDVA) where he used to work for more than 20 Years in leading management positions, e.g. as a board member or a German-Chinese life insurance joint venture. Since 2016 he advises the president of TRIS Corporation ( in the fields of innovation, new technology, e-learning and digital transition and speaks on various occasions mainly about innovation in education, training, knowledge management and mobile learning.

Sep 032018


This talk focuses on increasing digitalisation which lead to the emergence of the networked economy. Though knowledge remains the only infinitely renewable resource in organisation, the traditional value disciplines pursued by organisations and societies have been constantly challenged. In the networked economy, value is typically created by exchange of data and information leveraging off the network effect. The speaker will place particular emphasis on how digitialisation will impact knowledge management together with the associated challenges and oppoo.ortunities. Data, cloud and people hold the key to success. KM tools and technologies that will play significant roles will also be outlined, together with industries and organisations that can accomplish quantum improvements after successful digital transformations.

Prof. Eric Tsui


Facilitator: Prof. Eric Tsui 
Date : Wednesday 19th September 2018

Time: 6:30pm
until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty
, Central


The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS & KMIRC members. Please reserve your place by registering below. Further details of the speaker can be found below.

Please download a copy of Prof. Tsui’s presentation from here.

You can also view a recording of an earlier delivery here


Eric’s Biography

Eric Tsui had spent 16 years in industry with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Australia taking on various capacities including Chief Research Officer and Innovation Manager. During this period, he has made significant contributions to the company’s expert systems products, applied research and innovation programmes.

He joined PolyU in 2005. His speciality areas are Knowledge technologies including Search Engines, Portals, Personal Knowledge Management, Personal Learning Environments, and Knowledge Cloud services.

Professor Tsui is also an honorary advisor of KM to three Hong Kong government departments. In the past decade, he has supervised or involved in more than 200 KM projects in Hong Kong, Asia and Australia.

In 2014 and 2018, he twice received the Global Knowledge Management Leadership Award. With a strong passion in Teaching and Learning, he has also received many awards in his career. He is a KM/CoP honorary advisor to three departments in the HKSARG.

Since August 2015, he has designed and launched two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) -“Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business” and “Industry 4.0: How to revolutionalise your business?” on the MIT edX platform. Together, they have attracted more than 77,000 enrolments and one of them is rated as Top 7 Business MOOCs worldwide (Source: Canadian Business, April, 2018).

Aug 142018

Since 1990s, there is an obvious shift from an information-based economy to a knowledge-based economy (KBE), which emphasizes on the production, distribution and application of knowledge and information. The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the first KBE sectors to apply large-scale utilization of ICT for the improvement of its service products. However, the nature of tourism and hospitality industry is heavily labor-dependant and span-organizational, which requires continuous knowledge management efforts within and outside of the organization.

This talk will address three issues, which are:

  1. KM and KM applications in tourism and hospitality industry;
  2. Knowledge demand and supply in tourism and hospitality industry;
  3. Challenges and opportunities.

Hopefully the talk will contribute to a better understanding of what knowledge is in need, who can supply the required knowledge and how that knowledge can be managed for the tourism and hospitality industry.


Facilitator: Dr. Fu Jing 
Date : Tuesday 21st August 2018

Time: 6:30pm
until 8.00pm
Location: 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty
, Central


The meeting is $200 for non-members and free for HKKMS members. Please reserve your place by registering below. Further details of the speaker can be found below.

Dr Fu Jing’s Bio

Dr. Fu Jing currently works as a program manager of the MicroMasters Program of International Hospitality Management in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She received her PhD in Knowledge Management from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 2012 and is an Associate Professor of Knowledge Management in Mainland China.

During 2012-2014, Dr. Fu was invited to the University of Lyon 2, France for a Sustainable e-Tourism Project and conducted her post-doc research in International Tourism in Greece under two EU-funded Erasmus Mundus Frameworks.

Dr. Fu has been appointed as a lecturer and co-supervisor to the MSc program in Knowledge Management by the Graduate School of Chiang Mai University, Thailand since 2013 and her research interests are knowledge management in tourism and hospitality

Jun 222018

We are now delighted to announce a half day Masterclass given by Anthony ‘Tas’ Tasgal , award winning author on storytelling and very experienced instructor. The Masterclass will be held between 9.00 and 1.00 pm Friday 13th July .

Collaboration is key to 21st century organisations by adding value and generating transformative insights from the sharing of knowledge. Humans are hard-wired to transmit and respond to others’ knowledge when the knowledge is expressed through storytelling. Story gets through “attention spam” because it deals in memorable meaning, focuses on patterns and connections and delivers universal emotion and empathy.


MasterClass Leader : Anthony ‘Tas’ Tasgal 
Date : 
Friday 13th July
Time: From 
9.00 am until 1.00pm
Location: 1
6th Floor, Prince’s Building , Central

In this Masterclass, Tas will share with you the techniques of storytelling and how to present your knowledge in the most effective way.


The fee for HKKMS/KMIRC members will be HK$800, and HK$1200 for non-members. Places are limited. Please complete the registration form below to reserve your place.    Further details can be found below.

Tas’ Bio

Tas is a Man of Many Lanyards. He started as an ad agency Account Planner, and still freelances for agencies and clients. He runs a range of Training modules through his own company and for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, on Behavioural Economics, Storytelling, Better Briefing and “Insightment”, and lectures at the London College of Communication, Bucks New University, Nottingham Trent and Beijing Normal University Zhuhai. He is also a Lapsed Classicist as well as trustee of the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley, the oldest continually operating cinema in the UK. Tas earned his degree from Oxford University.

 The Power of Storytelling


8.30 – 09.00 Registration and Warm Up
9:00 – 9:30 Part 1: Unlearning: Going Beyond Facts and Information
  • Abandoning our obsession with ‘messaging’ and “too much data”
  • How we have lost the human art of storytelling…
  • Numbers Numb Us…
9.30-10.00 Part 2: Re-Learning: Why Stories Work
  • …..But Stories Stir Us
  • The science and art of story: Behavioural Economics
  • The power of Surprise
  • Including “Your Favourite Story” Homework Exercise
10.00-10.30 Part 3: From Numbers to Meaning
  • How do you see data: direction or confirmation?
  • Decks: The Presentation vs. Leave Behind
  • From Data to Meaning
10.30 – 10.45  BREAK
10.45-1.00 Part 4:  Telling Tales
  • The Key Principles of Storytelling
  • “The Golden Thread”: why Structure is all important
  • Characters, quests, archetypes and conflict
  • The SIMPLE Criteria of storytelling
  • Final Exercise using Live Material
  • Top Ten Presentation Tips
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