Hong Kong striving for technology innovation

The Secretary for Innovation and Technology outlines technology innovation in the country. To promote the development of innovation and technology, Hong Kong must strengthen its talent pool and gather outstanding scientific and technological talents. It has been cultivating, retaining, and attracting talents to expand the local innovation and technology talent…

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Hong Kong Govt answers call for transparency on smart city ambitions

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Innovation and Technology Xue Yongheng discusses Hong Kong’s smart city ambitions. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) is respectively establishing infrastructure and standards, developing shared e-government services, network security, IT project management and funding, and managing central Provide support in information technology infrastructure…

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Kum Shing Group optimises back up performance

Accelerating agility, resilience and security of data backup. Hong Kong’s mobility and infrastructure specialist Kum Shing Group (Kumshing) has adopted its Commvault’s Complete Backup & Recovery with HPE Nimble storage to optimise backup performance and offsite replication. The implementation allows the utility company to achieve up to “five times faster…

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Evolution and localisation of HK’s public key infrastructure and digital identity

Victor Lam, CIO of Government Hong Kong gives an insight on HK’s technology Digital identity is one of the hottest topics in today’s digital world and an important infrastructure for smart city development. Traditionally, many of our public services use certain identity documents such as passport or identity card as…

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IoT and applying it to different fields in Hong Kong

Huang Jingwen, Assistant Government Chief Information Officer (Industry Development) discusses the importance of IoT for HK. The technology and application of the Internet of Things have developed rapidly around the world. According to the results of the “IDC Global Internet of Things Decision Makers Survey 2019”, it is found that 63.5…

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OGCIO releases Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong 2.0

Moving forward with innovation and technology after COVID-19. The Hong Kong Government’s Office of the Government CIO (OGCIO) has released the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong 2.0 (Blueprint 2.0), with more than 130 smart city initiatives. In December 2017 the Government published Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong (Blueprint),…

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HK Office of Govt. CIO provides support for big data projects

Contractors used to develop social media analytics platform. The Hong Kong Office of the Government of CIO (OGCIO) has provided various policy bureaux/government departments (B/Ds) to assist them in implementing big data analytics projects. This includes developing a social media analytics platform (the analytics platform) so that B/Ds may, by…

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Hong Kong’s cyber security landscape

Jason Pun, assistant government CIO (Cyber Security & Digital Identity) talks through cyber security in HK. The cyber security landscape in Hong Kong, according to the figures of the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT), has about 6,300 incident reports in the first three quarters of 2020.…

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New model of big data and big application in Hong Kong

Lin Weiqiao, JP, Government CIO Hong Kong made a speech at the Beijing-Hong Kong Information Service Industry Cooperation With the advent of the era of big data, the country has upgraded the development and application of big data as a national strategy as early as 2015. According to the “Research…

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Helping Hong Kong suppliers and buyers connect with new platform

HKTDC updates supply sourcing platform to include new technology.   The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has upgraded its hktdc.com sourcing platform to include artificial intelligence and machine learning. The changes come as a response to the acceleration digital transformation of global supply chains and the issues that it has caused for…

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