I've been a Lecturer at the University level for 15 years.


DICE: Design, Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
Several years ago, I designed a startup-oriented curriculum for non Business School students. At the time, I detected a gap between those who taught Entrepreneurship, those who studied Entrepreneurship and those who chose to practice it. To me, there seemed to be a lack of curriculum in terms of what might be called Vocational or maybe even Practical Entrepreneurship. The curriculum I outlined drew from both formal and informal sources, including Anupendra Sharma's Startup Leadership Program that I had helped to deliver in Hong Kong in 2012, and the excellent ICE: Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship course of Dr. Fernando Lourenco et al while he was teaching in the United Kingdom. But still, the story seemed incomplete to me, until I had a mini epiphany. The missing component was Design, so in my unoriginal way I decided to call my concept DICE (Design, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship) as both an homage and means of keeping what I was doing distinct from Dr. Lourenco's work (at his request).

DICE is organized as a loosely federated collection of thematic one-hour modules, and while it was initially designed for delivery within an academic context, either a 2-year Masters level program or a 4-year Undergraduate level program, its modular nature made it equally useful for sparking the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurial needs of business, NGO, NPO and Government from a Design Strategy perspective.

Graduate Level Lecturer
I teach a wide range of courses at the graduate level at PolyU: Project Management and Business Model Development at the School of Design. Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Business. Electronic Commerce at the Department of Computing.

Vocational Level Lecturer

I also deliver Practical Entrepreneurship outside of the University milieu at a variety of Incubators, Accelerators, Co-work Spaces, Community Centers, Clubs and Institutes. Due to the highly modular and (mostly) stand-alone nature of the components of the program, its modules may be strung together to construct a near-infinite variety of flexible credit or non-credit courses of varying durations suitable for faculty, alumni or members of the general public interested in raising their awareness and sharpening their Entrepreneurial skills.

School of Design::Visiting Lecturer

Here are the courses that I have designed and/or delivered for the School of Design:

- PM: Successful Project Management
- HERO: The Entrepreneurial Journey
- SLP: The Startup Leadership Program
- 4D: Interactive Multimedia Environments
- SURROUND: Designing Emotionally Affective Soundspaces

2011 - 2012

PolyU M-Lab::Startup Mentor

In 2011 I attended a Startup Weekend event being organized by BootHK. At that time I created and developed (with a team of two others, Stephen and Devon) an organization called VoteCSR. We were one of 8 finalist teams for that weekend. As I am en experienced entrepreneur, many of the other teams were asking me for help with their concepts. My participation in this manner attracted the attention of the management of M-LAB and they asked me if I was interested in becoming a permanent mentor in the form of working at M-LAB as an Entrepreneur in Residence. I was only too glad to take the role on.

2002 - 2004

Department of Computing::Visiting Lecturer

As a result of my performance as a Keynote Speaker, I was also invited by the Chair of the Department of Computing of POLYU to deliver a course in their Masters of Science in Electronic Commerce program in early 2002. I taught eCommerce Technologies at POLYU for the next two intakes.

Sun Wah Pearl::Instructor

My involvement with POLYU first started in 2001 when I was invited by Sun Wah Pearl to deliver the keynote speech at the first ever Hong Kong Linux Symposium. I was pleased and honored to do this. The event went well and I was subsequently invited by Sun Wah to prepare and deliver the first Linux Professional Institute Course course in Hong Kong which I did in the summer of 2002.

1999 - PRESENT


I have been a Microsoft Certified Instructor since 1999.

I am qualified to deliver Microsoft Curriculum for the following certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Analyst (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)