Career Planning - Advice from Grads

Date/Time: 

2018-04-28 09:30 to 12:30

Location: 

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Room BC402

Many industries are facing rapid changes resulting to equally rapid changes in the the job market. Along with the fact that the division of work between humans and machines are constantly being re-divided, this presents a challenging landscape for graduates as they seek to navigate their career path.  However in true Knowledge Management spirit, KMP has arranged for some of those who have gone before to share their experiences and, yes, their knowledge on the opportunities and strategies to successfully entry the job market.

KMP is proud to come along side KMIRC to have some of the past graduates share their experiences of advancing their careers in light of what they have learnt from the MSc in Knowledge Management programme.

In this half day event, we will be learning both from our speakers as well as from each other as we will combine speaker sharing sessions with some table discussions. Graduates, students, and any others who are interested in sharing the career path or looking for advice on taking the first step on the career jungle gym are welcome to join us at this event.

 

Schedule: 

Time Topic

9:30

Opening Remarks (Prof. Eric Tsui)

9:40

Discussion - Aspirations and worries

10:00

How KM makes a breakthrough in engineering works? And how business students enter science and engineering jobs? (Dr. Daniel Ng)

10:20

Workforce and Talent Management in organization and how KM students prepare to enhance their competency (Debbie Hui)

10:40

Discussion - How to get started? What to prepare?

11:00

What does an owner / employer looks for when hiring? (Andreas Sher)

11:20

How to adapt & ensure employability throughout the entire career? (KF Cheng)

11:40

Discussion - How to plan, conduct research? How to leverage on our network?

12:00

Career coaching - How can we put KM and career planning into action? (Justin Tse)

12:20

Closing Remarks (Prof. Eric Tsui)

12:30

Close

 

Speakers: 

Daniel Ng - HKIE  MI Division Chairman 2017/18

Ir Dr Daniel Ng is a Chartered Engineer and CPA. He has PhD (Big Data), PhD (Business Modelling) and DBA (Compliance) and MSc KM (a total of 10 degrees). The speaker is the Current Chair (2017/18) of Manufacturing & Industry Division, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He runs technology companies in Beijing and Guangzhou, Textile printing in Kunshan, Toy factory in DongGuan, Oil & Gas tank farm in Singapore. Before, he was Executive Director of a listed entity. His is actively in scientific research on the cryptocurrency algorithm, artificial intelligence and FPGA. He is an industry advisor to HKUST ECE Department.

Topic: How KM makes a breakthrough in engineering works? And how business students enter science and engineering jobs?

Debbie Hui - Training and Development Manager, Kuehne & Nagel Limited

Helping people to help themselves is what Debbie did in the past 15 years in Asia market. She worked in different industries like Radio Television Hong Kong, Midland Realty, SGS on training role and taught over 1000 people mangers on leadership or related topics. Debbie works in the Kuehne & Nagel Limited as Training and Development Manager.

Debbie keens in exploring and sharing new learning approaches, she graduated MSc in Knowledge Management and a certified trainer of Everything DiSC and Lego® Serious Play ®. She continues her journey to integrate new learning experience in varies soft skill training and talent development.

Topic: Workforce and Talent Management in organization and how KM students prepare to enhance their competency

Andreas Sher - Provisional Executive Committee Leader, KMP /  Cedar Grove

Andreas’ career started in the Quality Management field in the engineering industry. Having worked for two major Design Consultancies and the Airport Authority as Quality Manager, his skill set covered not only quality auditing and management but also included managing intranets, physical libraries, asset management and managing innovation projects.

After completing the KM Master’s programme is 2010, Andreas joined the MTR Project Division’s Innovation and Knowledge Management team as the manager for innovation (EII – Innovation). This was followed by the position of Knowledge Management Director at Pico Global Services, the corporate arm of the Pico group.

Since leaving Pico, he has leveraged his wealth of experience and branched out working as a freelance consultant and starting his own company, Cedar Grove.

Topic: What does an owner / employer looks for when hiring?

KF Cheng - VP, PMO, BaiE International / Provisional Executive Committee, KMP

KF was a MScKM graduate in 2012, and the founder of KMP2P which is now called the KMP.  KF was working as a consultant in the areas of KM and digital solutions before he joined his current company in China.  He has a very mixed background, including engineering, service, sales & marketing, business development, senior management, software development, etc.  Starting 2016, together with the executive committee, KF led a change in the association, transitioning from KMP2P into KMP, with the dream for a better development and brings more opportunities to KM graduates.

In his real life practice as a consultant in 2015, KF witnessed the challenges of IT systems and development in organizations.  He decided to self-develop a KM (knowledge management) portal using online and open resources on the web, which was found making much better sense.  With much lower entry barriers, SMEs or a single department can also enjoy usable, reliable and customizable IT systems for digital automation without relying on traditional proprietary systems.  He spent the entire year in 2016, building a cloud-based KM portal using open source solutions integrated with online resources, and verified the possibility and feasibility of implementing such a customizable and flexible system without commitment for a high-cost system from expensive traditional vendors.  In his current job in China, he is also building an intranet for the entire organization with over 500 people.

KF believes this can help SMEs to practice KM at a very low and affordable cost.  In 2017, he starts to promote this idea of flexible KM portal implementation, and is planning to launch workshops teaching other people how to do it on a DIY basis.

Topic: How to adapt & ensure employability throughout the entire career?

Justin Tse - Manager (Planning and Service Development), Hong Kong Red Cross 

Mr. Justin Tse obtained his MSc degree in KM (Distinction) from the PolyU in 2008. He has practical KM working experience and lead different KM project for around 10 years, including government and NGO. He was also invited by various organizations to share his unique KM experience, including government departments, professional associations, tertiary education institutions, schools, NGOs and private organizations.

Mr Tse is life-long learner and has obtained various professional qualifications, such as Global Career Development Facilitator Trainer, Qualified Personality Dimensions Facilitator, Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, Certified Professional Motivators Analyst, Certified Professional EQ Analyst, Project Management Professional and Accredited Mediator.

Topic: Career coaching - How can we put KM and career planning into action?

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