Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI
Opinion

Future of InnoTech: Three-in-one listing of Science Park, Cyberport and ASTRI

The government has already invested more than HK$100 billion in fostering technology development since establishing the Innovation and Technology Bureau five years ago. What are…

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services
Op-ed

Rescue startups: government adopts more local products and services

Commercialising innovation and technology is a means of saving local startups, says Dr Winnie Tang, adjunct professor at the University of Hong Kong. Photo courtesy…

Post-pandemic: Putting the sharing economy in focus
Policy

Post-pandemic: Putting the sharing economy in focus

When it comes to the sharing economy in Hong Kong, Raymond Ho of Momentum 107 says, “Catch up!” Photo courtesy of Stock Catalog / CC…

The implication of smart city appearing in the HKDSE paper
Opinion

The implication of smart city appearing in the HKDSE paper

A holistic approach is crucial for the success of implementing smart city development in Hong Kong, which includes engaging in discussion with all sectors of…

Efficient coordination inside and outside the government is the key to open data
Opinion

Efficient coordination inside and outside the government is the key to open data

Don’t let COVID-19 hinder the progress of smart city development, says HKU professor Dr Winnie Tang. Photo courtesy of Diane Robert.

Outlook of Smart City Blueprint 2.0
Op-ed

Outlook of Smart City Blueprint 2.0

Hong Kong needs to act on its innovative ideas from its Smart City Blueprint to remain ahead of the pack.

Preparing for the next outbreak
Health

Preparing for the next outbreak

Smart city technology has the potential to save Hong Kong from the complications of a future pandemic. Photo: Latest Situation of Novel Coronavirus Infection in…

Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN
Opinion

Hong Kong needs to get smart on smart cities in ASEAN

Hong Kong will lag behind on smart city development compared to the ASEAN countries if it doesn’t make connections with its neighbours and push further…

Smart city strategy should be sustainable
Policy

Smart city strategy should be sustainable

Dr. Winnie Tang explains why Hong Kong should elevate its smart city strategies if it wants to compete on an international level.

Saving lives, saving time through smart city tech
Smart City

Saving lives, saving time through smart city tech

Whether it’s saving lives or saving you time, GIS has got you covered. Photo: Our Hong Kong champion Tommy Chan (third right at the back)…

Geographic information system enhances young people’s analytical capabilities
Smart City

Geographic information system enhances young people’s analytical capabilities

Equipping teenagers with advanced digital tools can help them become competent in analyzing urban problems and even initiating practical solutions. Photo: Let’s meet the champion…

Smart City: Know thyself!

Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong IDC, the research institute pointed…

Hong Kong’s “hidden” competitive advantage: Open Geospatial Data

Dr. Winnie Tang, Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong The central government has…

Hong Kong autonomous driving policy in the ditch
Smart City

Hong Kong autonomous driving policy in the ditch

A recent global report shows that Hong Kong is far behind competitors in planning for the future of autonomous vehicles. While Singapore will have self-driving…

Singapore and UK examples show how open data accelerates innovation
Opinion

Singapore and UK examples show how open data accelerates innovation

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong In June this year, Singapore and the United Kingdom took a strategic…

Smart lampposts should be equipped with accurate spatial data

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong We are gradually approaching the fifth generation (5G) mobile phone era,according to…

Hong Kong needs cooperation with China to become a talent hub

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong  A commentary in a local newspaper by retired People’s Bank of China (PBOC) governor Zhou Xiaochuan suggests Hong…

Digital-only-banks likely to have an impact, but not in the short term, experts said
Smart City

Digital-only-banks likely to have an impact, but not in the short term, experts said

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has issued an update on guidelines related to the authorization of virtual banks in Hong Kong and commenced a…

Policy and determination are essential for information sharing platform

At a luncheon hosted by the Smart City Consortium, the Chief Executive, Mrs. Carrie Lam, talked about the latest smart city developments in Hong Kong….

Momentum for smart city development in Hong Kong
Smart City

Momentum for smart city development in Hong Kong

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong is moving from thinking to planning and will soon be…

New business matching platform to unlock Hong Kong’s startup potential through financing
Smart City

New business matching platform to unlock Hong Kong’s startup potential through financing

Author: Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong can! It just needs a little connecting power. Dr…

Hong Kong needs 5G to ‘see’ to go Smart City Spatial
Policy

Hong Kong needs 5G to ‘see’ to go Smart City Spatial

Hong Kong will need to be able to ‘see’ through IOT if the government smart city policy is to become a reality. 5G needs to…

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City
Business

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City

Dr. Winnie Tang Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong Making more government datasets available could not only boost the economy…