Saturday, January 13, 2018

19-Jan-2018, HK: CUHK EMBA Sample Class

CUHK EMBA Sample Class by Prof. Yesha Sivan 
If you are interested in an EMBA based in HK with a spin on Digital Glocalization meet me
Fri, Jan 19th 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m, CUHK Downtown center.

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Topic: “Your Career in the Age of Digital Glocalization”
Career Dynamics is a critical domain for aspiring senior executives, both as a tool for themselves as well as a tool to manage and lead others. In this session, we will review two of the main forces that affect careers:
  • Glocalization – the ability to connect two or more cultures and balance the forces for the global with the local
  • Digital – how digital is changing the way we conduct business on every level
CUHK EMBA Program is the first EMBA program in Hong Kong and remains a truly made-in-Hong Kong product.

We aim to maintain our ability to nurture top-notch management talents to meet the needs of Hong Kong, the mainland, and the world. Join us for our Sample Class cum Information Session to learn more!

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Welcome 2018, and your actions with "Innovating innovating..." with Yesha

As part of wishing us all healthy, productive and creative 2018 let me share with you the latest on "Innovating innovating..." and Yesha (as well as direct optional action items).

When I reflect on what drives me as well as what drives the world (perhaps what "should drive"), I can definitely say "innovation." Innovation is more than just creativity or ideas; it is the realization of these ideas into solutions that create value.

So why the two words - Innovating innovating? It is because "innovation" itself is changing. Innovation is being innovated. It needs to be innovated.

What has been innovation for the 20th century is evolving. We need new kinds of innovation, new ways to fund innovation, new platforms for innovation, new government policies, and more.

In this context, my work revolves around the various challenges of Innovating innovating...
in my main two fronts
  • Academically:
    • In my work out of Hong Kong, where I'm a visiting professor of Innovation and Venture at the Chinese University Business school, I'm looking at the leadership of innovation as well as working with the local HK/China venture ecosystem. See especially my executive courses on Digital Transformation in item 2 next. 
  • Commercially, under (this is my consolidated brand):
EVEonline JVWR 10(3) 2017
JVWR Issue 10(3) on EVE Online

Sunday, October 29, 2017

14-Nov-2017: Prof. Sivan to speak at Hong Kong Management Association annual conference

Business Transformation in an Era of Innovation and Disruption - is this year's theme of HKMA annual conference.

Prof. Yesha Sivan participates and will give a lecture on Mastering Digital Transformations. In the fast-changing innovation of technology and business, HKMA assembled a group of thought leaders and practitioners to share their success stories.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
9:20 am - 5:30 pm (registration starts from 8:30 am)

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive Wanchai HONG KONG

By invitation only. For registration check HKMA website here.

Today, social media has become the mainstream in reaching your customers. A tremendous amount of customer and product information must be gathered from multiple diverse sources. The mobile platform has also surpassed the traditional media in providing the innovative high touch and customized solutions for new and existing customers. Indeed, we have reached multiple inflection points in serving customers, the use of technology innovation and globalization.

Recognizing the changing business environment and its importance in maintaining and growing your business, HKMA has adopted the theme 'Business Transformation in an Era of Innovation and Disruption' in our 2017 Annual Conference. The goals are to help senior executives in the understanding of pertinent innovative ideas, and in the exploration and adoption of these tools and techniques in your business and organization.


Friday, October 27, 2017

2-Nov-2017: Prof. Yesha Sivan's talk at BOAO Youth Forum about The Future of Globalization

The 2017 BOAO Youth Forum for Asia is widely regarded as Asia’s most influential forum, bringing together the most prominent leaders from politics, economics, business and academic across the regions. Scheduled to be held on 2-Nov-2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, this year’s edition initiates thought-provoking discussion under the theme “The Future of Globalization and Free Trade – The Role of Youth”.

Prof. Yesha Sivan, Executive Director of the Coller Institute of Venture, will speak at the Forum, among this year’s other keynote speakers.


The BOAO Youth Forum for Asia (Hong Kong) is an annual forum that is gathering political, business, and intellectual leaders from the region and across the world to engage in brainstorming and clashing of ideas on topics of finance, culture, education, science and technology, society and sustainable development with young people, listen and elaborate their points of view, and collectively analyze the opportunities and challenges ahead for the future development of Asia and the world.

As the primary dialogue platform between Asia and emerging economies, the BOAO Forum for Asia is committed to promoting Asian economic integration and mutual development across the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2009, the Y.Elites Association partners with BFA to jointly organize the BOAO Youth Forum (Hong Kong).

Originally posted by CIV.

Over 5000 world-renowned experts, scholars, famous entrepreneurs and representatives of the business sector attended the forum.

See summary here:

Sunday, October 01, 2017

13-Oct-2017: Prof Sivan at the Harvard Club of HK Talk: Soar or Sink - Innovating Innovation for Hong Kong 3.0

Community Engagement Lunch Speaker Series:
Soar or Sink - Innovating Innovation for Hong Kong 3.0

Event Detail & Register:

Date & time:
October 13th, 2017 (Friday)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Noah Holdings,
15/F, One Exchange Square
8 Connaught Place, Central

Event Fee*:
Member: HKD 180
Non-member / Guest: HKD 280

*Event fee includes a light lunch. RSVPs required as seats are limited. Registration confirmed only upon payment. Please click "Register Now" below to reserve your seat(s)!

Event Description:
“Hong Kong 3.0” represents a shift for Hong Kong's future as a global sustainable city. It builds on the transformation from its trading roots (HK 0.0) to manufacturing (HK 1.0) to services (HK 2.0). Professor Sivan believes Hong Kong needs this transformation to maintain its unique edge. Complacency is detrimental when competing with the likes of Shenzhen, South Korea, Singapore, Shanghai, and other economic centres in Asia. A specific focus must be found – and Professor Sivan believes innovation is a key direction for the future Hong Kong 3.0.

HCHK Director Philo Alto will be day chair for this event. Special thanks to Noah Holdings for their venue support.
About the Speaker: Professor Yesha Sivan
Prof. Yesha Sivan is the Executive Director of The Coller Institute of Venture at Tel Aviv University Coller School of management. He is also a visiting professor of innovation and venture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School. He is also the founder of Metaverse Labs (MVL) - a leading think tank focusing on innovation via virtual and real worlds. Sivan's professional experience includes developing and deploying innovative solutions for corporate, hi-tech, government, and defense environments (see, for example, the Harvard 9-Keys for Knowledge Infrastructure). He published numerous papers in the areas of strategy and IT, innovation and venture, knowledge, 3D3C virtual worlds, and standards. Sivan received his doctorate from Harvard University. He has taught EMBA, MBA, engineering and design courses in his areas of expertise. His blog is
習移山教授現職特拉維夫大學管理學院的 Coller Institute of Venture 行政總裁。他同時也是香港中文大學商學院創新創業訪問教授。他是Metaverse Labs 的創辦人。Metaverse Labs 是一個專注於虛擬及真實世界的創意智庫。習教授的專業經驗包括為企業、高新科技、政府和國防環境開發及應用創新解決方案(例如:the Harvard 9-Keys for Knowledge Infrastructure)。他曾出版不少有關策略及資訊、創新及風險投資、知識、3D3C 虛擬世界和標準的文章。習教授在哈佛大學獲得博士學位。他曾在EMBA、MBA、工程及設計課程教授有關他專業的知識。他的博客是:

Event Detail :

Thursday, September 21, 2017

21-Sep-2017: Yesha to co-moderate a panel on Asia's cities part of the Global Corporate Venture - Asia event in HK

I will have the pleasure to co-moderate a roundtable on the issues of venture and cities (both on cities as a place for the venture, and the opportunities venture has with cities).

Our topics will include sustaining the region’s smartest cities – clean energy and smart grids - moderated by Yesha Sivan, Coller Institute of Venture, featuring Shelby Chen, Tsing Capital; Bennett Cohen, Shell Technology Ventures; Watanabe Tamako, Japan Research Institute