The alliance has arranged an end-of-term dinner gathering, which took place on Friday, January 12th, at BLOCK&. DaoTeng International is a professional event rental company specializing in shared offices and exclusive business dining events. Street Fun BLOCK& is well-known in the southern region for its intelligent shared kitchen space rentals.
Therefore, the alliance chose to host the end-of-term exchange briefing at this venue. Through topics related to digital transformation trends and shared experiences, the event aimed to provide attendees with a better understanding of the current industry emphasis on digital transformation. Professor Huang Sanyi, the host of the alliance, commenced the event by outlining the agenda and inviting alliance members and potential members present to briefly introduce themselves. The dinner then began, fostering a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for participants to get to know each other and engage in further discussions.
In the 2023 survey conducted in Taiwan, the advantages of AI applications were identified as leaders considering them for short and long-term goals and exploring the latest information technologies. On the downside, challenges included inflexible resource allocation, limited innovation in processes and products. This is primarily attributed to the fact that a majority of small and medium-sized enterprises in Taiwan are still in the exploratory phase, and their resource investment tends to be conservative.
Over the past two years within the alliance, research on the digital maturity index for member companies has indicated that, among indicators such as partnerships, key activities, and customer relationships, customer relationships take precedence, followed by key activities and partnerships. In small and medium-sized enterprises, the focus tends to be cost-oriented. Employee empowerment, including digital capabilities, motivation, and opportunities, depends on leadership decisions. Therefore, the support and commitment of leaders are crucial factors in this context.
The second session featured a presentation by the CEO and founder of DaoTeng International, Mr. Sam Guo . He began by sharing the entrepreneurial journey, starting from the process of founding the company and the experiences gained along the way. Mr. Guo explained the conceptualization of office and private space, laying the foundation for the current state of DaoTeng International. Additionally, he highlighted the integration of key digital elements, such as the TalentV Incubation Center, which has become a local hub for youth empowerment. This includes courses on digital utilization, such as online marketing and app development. BLOCK&, on the other hand, is a multifaceted dining space that incorporates an intelligent kitchen team.
The third session featured a presentation by Mr. Long Yaozong, the CEO and founder of Mommy Love Health Technology. Mr. Long shared insights into building the Mommy Love home cleaning service system. Drawing on his previous work experiences and industry exposure, he identified business opportunities and expanded into the home market. Through continuous learning and understanding environmental trends and changes, Mr. Long adjusted pain points both internally and externally.
In terms of digital transformation, factors such as talent development, process reform, customer acceptance and recognition, and customer information digitization played crucial roles. The company underwent a restructuring to address these aspects and continued its market expansion efforts.
The fourth session was presented by Dr. Tsai Yihang, a member of the alliance team, who discussed the topic of new trends in large language models. Large language models encompass neural network language models, extensive training data, a large number of parameters, and significant computational processes. Regular users might encounter challenges such as less fluent semantics, real-time information accessibility, and data confidentiality. The time and cost involved in utilizing these models may also exceed initial expectations.
In conclusion, the participants engaged in lively discussions during the exchange time, covering topics such as artificial intelligence, text mining technology, and large language models. There was considerable feedback and reflection on these applications. Professor Huang Sanyi concluded the event by explaining the digitalization and optimization processes leading to various tasks in the digital transformation phase. He expressed the hope that through digital tools like text analysis workflow platforms, more people can independently analyze and research on the platform. Professor Huang also outlined the alliance’s preliminary plans for 2024, including briefings, workshops, visits, and other digital transformation thematic discussions to provide updates on the latest information and knowledge, ultimately achieving the goal of digitalization. He urged everyone to lend their support, becoming a driving force for the alliance’s continued progress.