Webinar — been there, done that….

Offered a webinar on “Platform Disruptions” for the HKUST Business School’s Executive Education Office. It was a pretty fun and eye-opening experience for me. The technical setup was pretty simple; in fact, the technology for conducting such remote teaching seems pretty matured.

Behind the scene -- all the equipment to produce the webinar...

Behind the scene — all the equipment to produce the webinar…

There were about 20+ participants who logged in during their lunch break for 30-min talk. The main challenge I found is the lack of direct interaction between the participants and I. Although you can run simple polls or MCQs during the webinar to stimulate participation and engagement, these just aren’t the same as the interactions in a traditional classroom setting. Would love to challenge myself to give another webinar more creatively.

Executive Ed @ CITIC Pacific

I had the privilege to conduct a workshop on “Platform Strategy” for senior executive from CITIC Pacific. It is always exciting to share insights into my favourite topic with others. A fun exercise during the workshop was to re-model one of CITIC’s existing businesses into a multi-sided platform.

One thing that I enjoy about Executive Education is the challenge to apply concepts into specific contexts that matter to the executives. This really pushes me to think very carefully in planning and delivering the course.