• 9 March 2018

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Consider these trends:

  • An entire Chinese generation DOES not know the internet, because their world is mastered by WeChat;
  • Classical US retail giants like Target or even Walmart are losing because of Amazon and Alibaba;
  • Machine learning is "eating" our jobs;
  • Russia is meddling with USA elections with fake news; and
  • Syrians kill themselves because they think the world is in Facebook.
  • "The gig now estimated to be about 34% of the workforce and expected to be 43% by the year 2020".

In this talk, Professor Yesha Sivan will share his views on the nine key factors of these trends - focusing on:

  • The three 21st century global forces (fast, messy, global)
  • The three PIE modes of operation (planning, implementation, evaluation)
  • The three key innovation leadership qualities (openness, focus, control) and how to train yourself for them ("orange bike")

In the Q&A session we will discuss how to bring more openness, focus on the control into the workplace, using the four modes of enculturation formal training, modeling, interaction, and feedback.


Professor Yesha Sivan is the founder and CEO of i8 ventures - a business platform focusing on "innovating innovating". He is also a visiting professor of innovation and venture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments. He focuses on digital strategy (SVIT - Strategic Value of Innovation Technology), innovation and venture (employment black holes), mindful leadership (orange bike workshop), virtual worlds (3D3C platforms), and knowledge age standards. After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he has taught EMBA, MBA, executives, engineering and design courses in his areas of expertise.


HKMA Members: HK$100
Non-members: HK$280

More information: PDF Overview
Enquiries: Ms Diana Li (+852 2774 8552 /