OpenCertHub X CITIC – Training the team to acquire “Big Data and Data Literacy – The Most Wanted Skills In The Digital Economy”

Telecommunication is serving as one of the cornerstones in modern society. The industry serves also an essential engine in Hong Kong’s development as a leading business and financial center. Telecom corporations are eager to train their staff to work with data to process and analyze massive amounts of data generated by the users in daily operations.

▲Alec Chow, Human Resources Manager of CITIC Telecom CPC (Left 1), Patrick Tsoi, Trainer of CDPOSTM scheme (Left 2), Daniel Yuen, COO of OpenCertHub (left 3), Dr. Toa Charm, Chairman of OpenCertHub (Center), Catherine Lo, Senior VP of CITIC Telecom CPC (Right 3), Andy Kwok, CEO of OpenCertHub (Right 2) and Henry Yeung, Product Marketing Director of CITIC Telecom CPC (Right 1)

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited invited Dr. Toa Charm, Chairman of OpenCertHub, Daniel Yuen, COO of OpenCertHub and Patrick Tsoi, Trainer of Certified Data Professional in Open-source scheme, to speak in an internal training webinar on the topic of “Big Data and Data Literacy – The Most Wanted Skills In The Digital Economy” on 15th May 2020 and attracted over 40 CITIC staffs to participate. The speakers are experts in big data and open-source technology and willing to share their insight about the importance of data literacy in the telecom industry. The seniority of speakers are listed below:

Dr. Toa Charm: Dr. Toa Charm has over 30 years of management, marketing, consulting, and executive education experience in the innovation and technology industry. Dr. Toa Charm is a renowned expert in adopting innovative technology into traditional business. Dr. Toa Charm is now an Associate Professor in the Business School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and ex-CPMO (Chief Public Mission Officer) of Cyberport. He was also ex-senior management in HSBC, IBM, Oracle, Kingdee, and Jardine Pacific.

▲Dr. Toa Charm shared his view of the importance of Big data

Daniel Yuen: Daniel has more than 30 years of experience in information technology. He was Research Director in Gartner covering global agenda of Business Analytics and Big Data and specialized in offering advice to Senior Management.

▲Daniel discussed the trait and ability of citizen data scientist in the telecom industry

Patrick Tsoi: Patrick Tsoi has more than 20 years of experience in IT training. His work includes complex projects applying data science and software development to different aspects of value chains and participating with research teams on fields such as Finance, Data Science, and Quantitative Analysis.

▲Patrick demonstrated how to improve work efficiency with open source big data tools

The webinar covered the following important topics about big data and data literacy:

  1. Why Big Data and Data Literacy is critical to Organization and Individual?
  2. The Rise of Citizen Data Scientist
  3. Demo Session: Apache SuperSet – The Essential Tool in Data Visualisation

During the webinar, Dr. Toa Charm discussed the trend and development of big data technology and how start-up companies compete with traditional giants with the extensive use of data. Daniel Yuen emphasized the importance of data literacy in the not-far future and introduced the new occupation to come along the rise of data technology. Last but not least, Patrick Tsoi demonstrated how to enhance the efficiency of daily work using open-source tools.

Apart from the CITIC Telecom International CPC internal webinar, OpenCertHub will have other online activities and webinars regarding the importance of data literacy and how to arm ourselves with data quotient in the digital economy. For more information about the training courses developed by our training partners, please check the links below:

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