Mar 182015

Daniel Liebau Founder, Lightbulb Capital

Talk Abstract:

This talk aims to create some common language when we talk about Innovation. It also covers examples and discusses behavioural skills for Innovation, tools and Governance matters in the context of Multinational companies.

Speaker :  Dan Liebau
Date : Thursday, 26th March 2015
Time:  6:30pm-8:00pm
Location:  HKGCC, 22nd Floor, United Centre, Admiralty (Admiralty MTR Station)

The event is $200 for non members and free for members.    Dan’s bio can also be found below.

Dan’s presentation file can be found on the following link 001-What-is-innovation


Speaker bio

Dan Liebau is the founder of Lightbulb Capital and has a passion for Innovation, Finance and Technology.

Before starting Lightbulb Capital Dan was COO and on the board of HSBC Securities (Singapore) Pte Limited – the entity to provide access to the Singapore Stock Market (SGX) for the Global Equities Business within HSBC. Dan was previously also the IT Head of HSBC’s Investment Bank in Singapore and Japan. His work experience spans ca. 15 years in Investment Banking Technology working for companies like UBS in Germany and the UK, Barclays Capital in Singapore and Tokyo as well as Close Brothers in his hometown Frankfurt.

For most of the time he was the “glue” between Technology and the various business departments.

He graduated from the Master of Science in Innovation program at Singapore Management University (SMU) in Singapore and holds a Master in Finance degree from IE business school in Madrid, Spain.

Feb 122014
OverviewDetails of the talk and the speakerEvent registration


For the February meeting we have the pleasure of welcoming the MTR’s Danal Blessis on improving project management through knowledge sharing, collaboration and innovation.

Danal Blessis, MTR

Event details: 

Speaker :  Danal Blessis
Date : 25th February 2014,
Time: From 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:  HKGCC Conference Room , 22/F, United Centre 95 Queensway (Admiralty MTR Station)

The event is free for members and $200 for non members.  Please complete the registration form to reserve your place.   Come prepared for an engaging evening.


Talk Synopsis

How can a mature organisation with its own cultural legacy change from a norm of knowledge hoarding to one of knowledge sharing? This talk will focus on lessons learnt as a knowledge worker in a major Hong Kong corporation, including some of the pains and some of the gains.

Danal will discuss how change management techniques combined with solid information architecture have been employed to aid Hong Kong’s multi-project railway expansion programme, achieving organisational change to enable improvements and innovations through knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The talk will focus on the application of practical KM tools and how the programme continues to evolve year on year to address current challenges and business needs.

Danal’s Bio

Danal Blessis is the programme manager for Innovation and Knowledge Management in MTR Corporation’s Projects Division. With 18 years in the railway industry in Hong Kong, following the merger of the MTR and KCR operations in 2007 Danal has been focused on developing and embedding best practice in knowledge management to effect improvements in collaboration and innovation across a multi-project organisation. He received his BS in Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the US State of North Carolina. Danal is an active member of the HKKMS and is President of the Duke University Alumni Association in Hong Kong.

Event details: 

Speaker :  Danal Blessis
Date : 25th February 2014, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:  HKGCC Conference Room , 22/F, United Centre 95 Queensway (Admiralty MTR Station)

The event is free for members and $200 for non-members.  Please complete the registration form below
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Feb 022014

iKLUG ThailandiKlub Workshops on KM and innovation will be held on 11th & 12th March.  It is an excellent line up and a great offer, special discount available for member of the HKKMS.  Details can be found in the following PDF

iKlub March 2014 workshop leaflet for HKKMS members


Please send an email to the address stated in the leaflet, clearly stating that you are an HKKMS member.

Talks and speakers include:

  • Knowledge retention techniques – Dr. Vincent Ribière (IKI-SEA)
  • Using Intellectual Capital as source of innovation – Dr. Gordon McConnachie (former R&D Manager Dow Chemical Europe and former Director of Intellectual Asset Management Services Europe with PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Innovation through Design Thinking – Christian Walter (IKI-SEA)
  • Game-based approach to learning (gamification) – Dr. Eric Tsui (Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre – Hong Kong)

Jan 262013

Looking at the practical experience of organizations pursuing Knowledge Management (KM), it is found that their efforts are primarily focused on creating the conditions and the context that will enable knowledge creation & innovation. This seminar proposes an integrated-view of KM – the “SETR Framework” – with special focus on the domains of knowledge creation, innovation and enabling contexts.

The SETR Framework reconciles multifaceted KM initiatives in a set of four interconnected arenas, i.e.:

  1. Strategy
  2. Execution
  3. Tools and 
  4. Results. 

Examples will be drawn from the speaker’s extensive research on KM and innovation in world-class organizations based in Brazil along the past decade.

Dr Rivadavia C. Drummond de Alvarenga Neto’s bio can be found below.

The event is free for HKKMS members and $200 for non-members..

Date and time : Monday 4th February 2013  (6.30pm – 8.00 pm)

Venue: HKGCC Conference Room , 22/F, United Centre 95 Queensway (Admiralty MTR Station)

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Aug 302012
Overview of talk
Darrell mannWe are delighted to welcome back to Hong Kong , Darrell Mann , a global thought leader on the topic of innovation . Many of you attended his workshop in January of this year when he shared several of his models and techniques derived from many years hands on involvement in systematic innovation. His latest book takes a look at one of the factors that is a barrier or enabler of innovation ; the organizational culture.

He will introduce an Innovation Capability Maturity Model which provides a means of assessing the likelihood of successful innovation in your firm’s culture.

The event is free for HKKMS members and $200 for non-members.

Event details
Date and time : Tuesday 11th September 2012 (6.30pm – 8.00 pm)
Venue: Conference Room 2, 22/F, United Centre 95 Queensway (Admiralty MTR Station)

Registration for this event has closed

We look look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Abstract and speaker bio, can be found below:

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