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25 Jan 2017

“Go Paperless” – Corporate Project Sponsored by Hong Kong Jockey Club and IBM Global Business Services

TEMG4950 Corporate Project is supported by company sponsors to provide students with hands-on experience in solving complex real business problems and polish their advanced skills in strategic thinking and executive communication. 

With the support of Hong Kong Jockey Club and IBM Global Business Services (IBM GBS), 2016 fall term’s Corporate Project “Go Paperless” is to help change work habits by reducing paper consumption in Hong Kong Jockey Club business units. Students interviewed staff of respective business units to understand their work procedures and tailor-make effective paperless policy and strategy under the coaching of mentors from IBM GBS.

The final presentation was held on 22 November 2016. Four teams of multi-disciplined students presented their ideas to compete for the Winner and Best Presenter. Judging panel was formed by department heads, managers and consultants from Hong Kong Jockey Club and IBM GBS. Winning team members are Benedict PRINTZ, Grace PARK, Sivaraam MUTHUKUMAR and David LIU who helped establish paperless work procedures for grant making process under Charities Business Unit. They proposed to install glare-free digital workstation for revising documents and cultivate a culture of paperless by setting paper reduction goal with incentive and visualizing impact of printing behavior on the environment as well as setup a voluntary post of Sustainability Officer to ideate the paperless related policy and strategy. 

Winning and runner-up teams were invited to the headquarters of Hong Kong Jockey Club to present their proposals at the Sustainability Committee Meeting. Committee members including Mr Christoph Ganswindt, Executive Director, Information Technology and Sustainability, were impressed by students’ ideas and would implement some of the suggestions to help build up a greener working environment in Hong Kong Jockey Club.   

  • Judging panel (1st row) was formed by department heads, managers and consultants from Hong Kong Jockey Club and IBM Global Business Services

  • Mr Raymond NGAI, Head of IT Infrastructure & Operation Services, Hong Kong Jockey Club, gave comments to students as a member of the judging panel

  • The winning team together with professors took photo with guests from Hong Kong Jockey Club and IBM Global Business Services