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

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

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

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

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

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.

Preparing for the next outbreak

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

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

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

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)…

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…

How “World-class” are Cities in the Greater Bay Area? (including Hong Kong)

Waltraut Ritter Knowledge Dialogues www.knowledgedialogues.com Now that China’s State Council has released its blueprint for turning the Pearl River Delta into the “Greater Bay Area”…

Transforming Hong Kong into a City of Innovation

Transforming Hong Kong into a city of innovation Dr. Winnie Tang Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture, University…

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…

HK’s CE Smart City Dashboard: 3 levels to win the game

HK’s CE Smart City Dashboard: 3 levels to win the game

Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong   Recently, Convener of the Executive Council Bernard Charnwut Chan reviewed the…

South Korea’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision – a cautionary tale

South Korea’s Lantau Tomorrow Vision – a cautionary tale

Photo of Songdo taken by Dr Tang during her visit. Dr. Winnie Tang, Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong Previously, I…

Smart AND Fast: Smart cities, transportation and mobility for Hong Kong

Smart AND Fast: Smart cities, transportation and mobility for Hong Kong

Under the vision of empowering Hong Kong with technology, the government has laid out an ambitious roadmap to make the city smart. Hong Kong prides…

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

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

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

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

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

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…

Smart city should be data-driven and people-oriented, experts say

Smart city should be data-driven and people-oriented, experts say

Measures are also underway in bid to turn Hong Kong into a more tech-friendly city. (Photo: From left to right: Dr Amen Ra Mashariki, Dr Winnie…

Building Hong Kong as a leading smart city

Building Hong Kong as a leading smart city

Now with inno-tech plans outlined, the government should step up its efforts and allocate more resources to implement the plans so as to match developments…

Public participation stimulates unlimited possibilities of smart city

Public participation stimulates unlimited possibilities of smart city

Initiatives overseas can serve as inspiring examples for Carrie Lam to make a smart start. (Photo credit: Esri China (HK)

Greater Bay Area initiative presents new innovation opportunities in Hong Kong

Greater Bay Area initiative presents new innovation opportunities in Hong Kong

With world-class infrastructure, Hong Kong could become the Smart City leader in the Greater Bay Area, but its R&D is lagging behind. (Photo: Joachim von…

Promoting IoT is key to smart city development

Promoting IoT is key to smart city development

A friendly framework on data collection and sharing will be crucial to setting up an efficient IoT network in Hong Kong. (Photo credit: Esri China…

Nurture a smart future for Hong Kong

Nurture a smart future for Hong Kong

Heads up government! A five-star Policy Address should take note of these five ‘Smart’ notions.