The new normal for Hong Kong

Lam Wai Kau government CIO Hong Kong the need for a smart city to make things easier for citizens. Affected by the epidemic, various industries have been actively accelerating digital transformation, hoping to enhance competitiveness and turn crises into opportunities. Many traditional industries have adopted online business, digital payment, and…

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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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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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ASEAN and Australia work on cyber policy and digital economy

Cyber issues and digital economy discussions hold prominence during the 32nd ASEAN Australia forum. During the 32nd ASEAN-Australia forum, the region agreed on having stronger ongoing cooperation on cyber issues, building on the success of the inaugural ASEAN-Australia Cyber Policy Dialogue in 2018. Representatives of ASEAN Member States (AMS) and…

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Hong Kong’s smart city goals needs technology

Effective governance, smart infrastructure and technology can be used to address infrastructure issues in Hong Kong Continued development of Hong Kong’s technology infrastructure is a critical factor for it to become a smart city by 2030. According to the recent Future Hong Kong 2030 survey report by KPMG China in cooperation…

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AI, IoT, and 5G most Influential Technologies for APAC Smart Cities

Recent report looked at the impact of influential technologies for smart cities in the region Byline: Staff writer Body: The Digital Transformation in Asia-Pacific, 2019-2024 – AI, IoT, and 5G (AIoT5G) Will Be the Most Influential Technologies for Smart Cities report has identified market opportunities for deployment and operations of…

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SenSen Networks secures A$2.5M with city of Las Vegas

Melbourne-based company takes its AI and video software to Las Vegas Australian artificial intelligence (AI) company, SenSen Networks, has been awarded AUD$2.5M tender with the City of Las Vegas, US. The deal will see the Melbourne company provide a range of intelligent transportation and smart city solutions and support the…

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