2018年1月18日星期四

HKQAA Seminar on ISO/FDIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) organized the seminar named “ISO/FDIS 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System” on 18th Jan 2018. The ISO 45001 OHSMS Final Draft International Standard (FDIS) was released on 30th Nov 2017 and it was now set for the new standard to be published in the first quarter of 2018.  The seminar aimed to discuss how the “migration” from OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001 and the major difference between these two standards.  Before the seminar, I took a photo with Dr. Nigel Croft my old quality friend who visited Hong Kong every year for HKQAA symposium and worked as guest speaker for different standards revision in specific years (See reference).


Dr. Nigel Croft (Chairman, ISO/TC 176/SC 2 (Quality Systems); Member, ISO Joint Technical Coordination Group (JTCG) and Associate Technical Director, HKQAA) was the guest speaker and his topic named “Introduction to the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Standard”.  In the beginning, he briefed the ISO mission that supported sustainable and equitable economic growth promote innovation and protect health, safety and the environment.  


He pointed out two of 17 goals of WHO sustainable development related to Quality, Safety and Environment.  Nigel added that dreaming of a sustainable future included “Economic Growth”, “Environmental Integrity” and “Social Responsibility”. 


2018年1月17日星期三

HKETA Annual Dinner 2018

I (Chairman of HKSQ) were honor to be invited by Dr. Aaron Tong (Former Chairman of HKSQ and Vice-Chairman of HKETA) to attend Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA) Annual Dinner 2018 on 17 Jan 2018.  Since Aaron had business trip, Dr. Pat Cheung (TQM) was representative and we took a table group photo for memory.

(Left 1st row: Mr. William Yim (Vice-Chairman of HKETA), Mr. Raymond Wong (Project Manager, Nexsoft Technology Ltd.), Dr. Pat Cheung (TQM), Ms. Minda Chiang and I)
(Left 2nd row: Ms. Oni OY Pang (TQM), Ir. Raymond Woo (Director, 2Fi Business Solution Ltd.), Mr. Kenneth So (Honorary Adviser of HKETA), Ms. Shirley Wu (Chairman, Hong Kong Screw & Fastener Council Ltd), Mr. CH Chiu and Mr. Kenneth Ng (Managing Director, Dongguan Tecford Precision Metal Products Co., Ltd.))

Before the start of annual dinner, I met CityU EngD cohort Dr. David Chung (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR) and Dr. Ringo Lee (Managing Director, Cartel Motors Limited).


In the beginning, Ir. Victor Ng (Immediate Past Chairman of HKETA) gave a welcome speech.


Dr. David Chung (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR) was guest of honor and gave a speech to us.  He introduced different support schemes for Innovation and Technology development after the Policy Address launched on 11 Oct 2017.  The government would invest HK$18 billion into Innovation & Technology ecosystem.  Technology talent scheme such as “Postdoctoral Hub” was briefed and the maximum monthly allowance upto HK$32,000 for recruit postdoctoral researcher.


Startup Meeting with Hong Kong Startup Council and CityU

I represented HKSTP Quality Startup scheme arranged a meeting with HKQAA and Hong Kong Startup Council in Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) on 17th Jan 2018.  This meeting aimed to continue our study on helping organization (included private and public) to purchase goods from startup under their existing procurement procedure or regulation.  It was follow-up actions after our meeting with EMSD and Startmeup on 20th Dec 2017 and 10th Jan 2018, respectively.  All participants took a group photo in FHKI hall for memory.

(Left: Mr. Andrew Chang (Senior Manager, Q-Mark, FHKI), Ms. Brenda Ling (Business Manager, HKQAA), Mr. Bryne Pang (Assistant Director, HKQAA), Mr. Arthur Ho (Director-General, FHKI), I (Manager, QS, HKSTP), Mr. Adams Wong (Manager, HKQAA) and Ms. Alice Yip (Marketing Manager, FHKI))

We discussed the following items.
i)                    Government Procurement for startup – need to have qualified startup list
ii)                  Research Project on Startup – seek Hong Kong Startup Council to be one of supporting organization.
iii)                Cooperation between HKQAA and Hong Kong Q-Mark Council for food product from Mainland China to Hong Kong.
 During the meeting, we would like to maximize our resource utilization to help startup and industry development.  However, I suggested waiving Hong Kong Startup Council membership fee for incubatees in Science Park and Cyberport.

In afternoon, I had also arranged a lunch meeting with Dr. KS Chin (Associate Professor, SEEM Dept., CityU) with HKQAA team to discuss the submission of Research Project on Startup.


We discussed the roles of HKSQ, HKQAA and CityU, as well as supporting organizations included HKSTP, Cyberport, Hong Kong Startup Council and InvestHK, etc.

Reference:
HKQAA Hong Kong Registration - Start-ups - http://hkqaa.org/en_regservice.php?catid=13
FHKI – HK Startup Council - https://www.startup.org.hk/
CityU SEEM Dept. - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/seem/
20180110: Startup Meeting among HKSTP, HKQAA and InvestHK - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2018/01/startup-meeting-among-hkstp-hkqaa-and.html
20171220: HKSTP & HKQAA meeting with EMSD for Startup Innovation Procurement - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2017/12/hkstp-hkqaa-meeting-with-emsd-for.html


2018年1月15日星期一

ISI Seminar on Design Thinking

The seminar entitled "Design Thinking" was co-organizer by Institute of Systematic Innovation Hong Kong (ISIHK), Hong Kong Quality Management Association (HKQMA) and Six Sigma Institute (SSI) on 15th Jan 2018.  Design Thinking originally is about presentation of functions to their user and aesthetics is only part of design. It is first started at IDEO and then was popularized by the design school (d. school) of Stanford University which teaches of Design Thinking to people beyond the design profession.  The seminar aimed to discuss the basic concept and application of Design Thinking.  I took a photo with Mr. David Kwan for memory.


In the beginning, Dr. Frankie, K.S. LAM (Chairman, HKQMA) introduced the guest speaker Mr. David Kwan to us.  Mr. Kwan is an experience automation and mechanical system designer consultant and he is a MATRIZ Level 3 Triz specialist.  


Mr. David Kwan (Founding Director, ISIHK) introduced the concept of Design Thinking. He said he like the meaning of Design search from internet that “… a Rational Presentation of Function…”  Then he quoted David Kelly (1978) who started at IDEO about Design Thinking (Human-Centric Design) meant that “Apply the mentality of Designer to Solve Problems” (employing Designer’s thinking logic).  


2018年1月12日星期五

Inno Space Visit cum Sharing on How Technology Can Revolutionize Traditional Industries

Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) established an “Inno Space” on 27 Oct 2017 to promote the translation of innovative and technological ideas into industrial designs or products, nurture a start-up culture in Hong Kong and support “re-industrialization”. The “Inno Space” would provide workspace and technical support to enable users to develop their innovative ideas into industrial design which may subsequently be translated into products though prototyping.  TecONE arranged Inno Space visit and sharing seminar on 12th Jan 2018.  I took a photo in front of the Inno Space for memory.


In the beginning, Ms. Stephanie Huang (Centre Manager, Inno Space, Corporate Development of HKPC) gave a welcome speech and introduced Inno Space to us.


Mr. Chuck Fung (Senior Consultant, Smart Manufacturing & Materials, HKPC) was the speaker and his presentation entitled “Inno Space and Prototyping Technical Sharing”.  Firstly, he briefed some technology background and then shared three real cases employed HKPC technologies to assist industries.


2018年1月10日星期三

Silk Road Seminar on the New Stage Developments in Uzbekistan

Silk Road Economic Development Research Center (SREDRC), One Belt One Road Research Institute (OBORRI) of Chu Hai College and Institute for Entrepreneurship (IfE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University co-organized the seminar on the New Stage Developments in Uzbekistan on 10th Jan 2018.  Uzbekistan has more than half of population in the Central Asia and thus has great potentials under the new economic reform and open door policy of the new President starting in late 2016. It is not only aspiring to the geo-economic hub in the Central Asia because of its oil and gas and great agricultural resources; it has been considered to be the coming geostrategic hub of the Central and of the Eurasian landmass as a whole.  This seminar introduced their economic revitalization that opens the window to Uzbekistan and to the Central Asia.  I took a photo with Dr CHAN Man Hung, Thomas (Director, One Belt One Road Research Institute) for memory.


I made a new Kazakhstan friend - Mr. Iskander Baitassov who is the Consul of the Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Hong Kong and Macau.


The first keynote speaker was Mr. Vladimir Norov (Director of the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan, formerly Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Advisor to the President, Republic of Uzbekistan) and his topic named “The New Development Plans of Uzbekistan in the New Era”.  In the beginning, Mr. Norov introduced the history of Uzbekistan.  The founding of the Silk Road historians referred to the II century B.C. when Chinese ambassador Zhang Qian (張騫) visited the countries of Central Asia with a diplomatic mission. Then he briefed some goods of trade included Davani horses of Ferghana and Velvet.  


Startup Meeting among HKSTP, HKQAA and InvestHK

HKQAA arranged a startup meeting with HKSTP Incubation Program and InvestHK - Startmeup on 10th Jan 2018.  We aimed to understand the startup situation and to help organization (included private and public) to purchase goods from startup under their existing procurement procedure or regulation. All participants took a group photo in front of HKQAA brand.

(Left: Ms. Brenda Ling, Mr. Adams Wong, Mr. Bryan Peng, Ms. Jayne Chan (Head of StartmeupHK, InvestHK), I, Mr. Gallen Leung and Mr. Stanley Ho (Assistant Manager of Investment Promotion, InvestHK))

We discussed the definition of startup so as to develop list of startup.  However, different organization (co-working space, incubator and accelerator) had different definition.  Then we shared HKSTP incubation program requirement.  Jayne and Stanley shared their startup survey methodology.  Bryan and Adams shared their registration scheme.


Finally, we would like to contact more stakeholders to consolidate our idea and then proposed to government such as ITB and OGCIO. 

P.S. Our first meeting was held on 30th Jun 2016.


(Left: Mr. Happy Man (Assistant Manager of Investment Promotion, InvestHK), Mr. Adams Wong, Mr. Anthony Chan (now in Cyberport), Ms. Jayne Chan, I, Mr. Bryan Peng and Mr. Nic Chan (now in Intertek))

Reference:
HKQAA Hong Kong Registration - Start-ups - http://hkqaa.org/en_regservice.php?catid=13
StartmeupHK - http://www.startmeup.hk/

2018年1月9日星期二

Technology Incubation Network (TIN) Inauguration 2018

Technology Incubation Network (TIN) Inauguration was held on 9th Jan 2018 in Ideal Lab, HKSTP.  Many startup enterprisers were invited to join the TIN Inauguration 2018.  Mr. Albert Wong (CEO, HKSTP), Mr. Charles Mok (Legislative Councilor - IT) and Ir. Dr. Lo Wai Kwok (Legislative Councilor - Engineering) were invited to be guest speaker.


I met many friends and took photos before the event start.
(Ir. Dr. Jackson Tsang (Co-Founder, Glorious Venture Capital Limited), Ir. Harry Chan (BeeInventor – Dasloop), Ir. Ritz MH Lau (Deputy Chairman – Manufacturing & Industrial Division, HKIE) and I)


I also met Mr. David Chung (President, The Hong Kong Institute of Business Innovation (HKIBI)).


In the beginning, Mr. Kenneth Chau (Past TIN Chairman) gave welcome speech.  He appreciated HKSTP and all Incubatees (included graduates) to support their common goal that was to do good thing for Hong Kong Technology.  Moreover, he shared their objectives in last 2 years that was BAT indicating Business, Alumni and Technology.


2018年1月5日星期五

CityU Emerging Technologies Forum – Advances in Battery Technology

CityU Emerging Technologies Forums look to the future. Speakers from industry and research institutions are invited to talk about the latest government policies, technological trends, local and regional initiatives and product development strategies related to their sectors.  The 2nd Forum named “Advances in Battery Technology” held in Innovation Centre, CityU on 5th Jan 2018.  In the beginning, I took a photo with Mr. David AI (Director, KTO) (Centre Left) and Ms. YS Chow (Senior R&D Manager – Rechargeable Products, GP Batteries International Ltd.) (Centre Right).


I met EngD cohorts and took a photo for memory.
(Left: I, Mr. George Chan (Supplier Quality Manager, Monster Products) and Dr. Samuel Fung (Director, Karson Engineers Services Co., Ltd.))


In the beginning, Prof. Henry Shu-hung Chung gave an opening remark.  He introduced the background of Emerging Technologies Forums and introduced guest speaker.


Ms. YS Chow (Senior R&D Manager – Rechargeable Products, GP Batteries International Ltd.) was the first speaker and her topic entitled “Recent Developments in Fast Charging Li-ion Batteries”.  Firstly, she briefed GP background and products.


2018年1月3日星期三

Quality Improvement and Experience Sharing Convention 2017/18

I was honor to be invited by Mr. Albert Lo (System & Quality Development Manager, CLP) to attend the Quality Improvement and Experience Sharing Convention (QIESC) 2017-2018 on 3rd Jan 2018.  The first QIESC was instituted in 1997 by 6 participating organizations.  With strong support from other organizations, the Convention has become an annual major quality event with participating organizations taking turns to host.  I signed the poster when I arrived.


I took a photo with Mr. Albert Lo for memory.


Many old friends I met and took a photo for memory.

(Left: Mr. Charles Ho (MTR), Dr. Aaron Tong, Mr. Albert Lo, Mr. Teddy Liu (GM, Corporate & Talent Development, New World Development Co., Ltd.), Dr. Robert Ip (Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Ltd.), I and Mr. Nelson Ho (Director – Facility Management, Synergis Management Services Ltd.))

I met Ms. Grace Teng (Senior Quality Management Manager, Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.) and took a photo together.


QIESC 2017/18 Opening Ceremony


2018年1月1日星期一

ANQ Congress 2018 Almaty, Kazakhstan

The 16th Asia Network for Quality (ANQ) Congress will be held in Almatly, Kazakhstan on 19-20 September 2018. (https://anq2018.org/)

The important dates of the Congress are shown below:
Call for Paper
Deadline for Abstract Submission: XX April 2018
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: XX May 2018
Venus: Intercontinental Hotel


Temporary Schedule:
16-18 Sep 2018 – City tours
17 Sep 2018 – the CEC meeting
18 Sep 2018 – ANQ Board meeting
19-20 Sep 2018 – ANQ 2018 Congress
21 Sep 2018 – Technical Visits
22 Sep 2018 – Trip to the picturesque mountainous surroundings of Almaty


My previous visit to Almatly was in 2011 and I was one of guest speakers of TQM Kaz 2011.  Summary of my previous trips showed below as reference.
20110603: TQM Kaz – 2011 is an International Quality Forum in Kazakhstan
20110617: TQM Kaz 2011 – Day Three


Summary of past activities of ANQ Congress were recorded in my blog in ANQ History.
ANQ History & Past Congress:
Asia Network for Quality (ANQ) - http://www.anforq.org/

15th ANQ Congress in Kathmandu, Nepal (2017)
20170922 - IAQ General Meeting and Dinner during ANQ Congress 2017


14th ANQ Congress in Vladivostok, Russia (2016)
20160922 - ANQ Congress 2016 Vladivostok, Russia – Gala Dinner


13th ANQ Congress in Taipei (2015)
20150924 - ANQ Congress 2015 Taipei – Gala Dinner


12th ANQ Congress in Singapore (2014)
20140807&08 - ANQ Congress 2014 Singapore – Gala Dinner & Technical Visit


11th ANQ Congress in Bangkok, Thailand (2013)
20131020 - ANQ Congress 2013 Bangkok Technical Visit


10th ANQ Congress in Hong Kong (2012)
The ANQ 2012 Congress was held in Hong Kong and post-congress news included Feedback Questionnaire, Media Reports, Messages from ANQ Friends, Congress Report and Photo Gallery are posted at http://www.hksq.org/anq2012/post_anq_news.html .
20120807 - Post-ANQ Congress Networking and Ceremony Dinner


9th ANQ Congress in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (2011)
20110929 - ANQ 2011 - Day 1
20110930 - ANQ2011 - Day 2
20111001 - ANQ 2011 - Technical Visit


8th ANQ Congress in Delhi, India (2010)


7th ANQ Congress in Tokyo, Japan (2009)
20090918 - ANQ 2009 Technical Visit to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Oppama Plant)


6th ANQ Congress in Bangkok, Thailand (2008)
20081031 - ANQ 2008 (Part 5 - Technical Site Visit)












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