Distinguished Senior Executive Development Series

The Cambridge Innovation Programme
- Reshaping the Business Landscape

September 2018
(exact dates to be announced)

With the rapid development of global economic integration, entrepreneurs and business leaders who wish to excel must be capable to innovate in face of the growingly competitive market. The Institute of Advanced Management Development of The Hong Kong Management Association first launched the "The Cambridge Innovation Programme - Reshaping the Business Landscape" in 2016 and enhanced in 2017. Both programmes shared the same objective, which is to provide a platform for knowledge and idea exchange for entrepreneurs and business leaders. Now, due to its overwhelming success, it is launched again in September 2018.

Who Should Attend

This intense programme of lectures, workshops, debate, discussion and company visits is specifically designed for those senior executives and business leaders seeking inspiration and challenge to generate new visions, new thinking and access to the latest processes and approaches to technological innovations and new business development.

Programme Highlights

  • The Impact of technical Innovation and Big Data
  • Open Innovation
  • The Worldwide Games Industry and Digital Start-Ups
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Workshop
  • Introduction to Alternative and Future Finance
  • Company Visits including: St John's Innovation Centre, Cambridge Science Park, Future Business Centre, Cambridge Design Partnership, Eagle Genomics Ltd and Wellcome Genome Campus

Programme Director - Professor Alan Barrell

Alan Barrell has spent almost 30 years in senior executive positions in technology based industries and has become one of Cambridge's most articulate promoters of entrepreneurship. He was a founder shareholder in Library House Ltd, and is now Entrepreneur in Residence at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also Distinguished Guest Professor at Xiamen University. He has taught at Tsinghua University and Fudan University. He acts as Consultant to the China (Shanghai) Public Practicing Base for Entrepreneurs. His interest in China, its history, people and culture has become a major feature of his life and work. Other appointments include Senior Enterprise Fellow, University of Essex; International Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge; International Research Fellow, Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki and at University of Lahti also in Finland; and Professor of Practice of the Institute of Advanced Management Development.

The Faculty

The programme is designed and led by Cambridge professors, senior executives and seasoned entrepreneurs. For the background of the faculty for the 2017 programme, please click here.

The 2017 programme schedule, please refer to the brochure:


Stay tuned for the 2018 programme details.

Enquiries: 2774-8517 Ms Christine Choy
Email: christinechoy@hkma.org.hk