Innovation and technology development is a dominant global trend in driving economic growth. The Hong Kong SAR Government has been actively encouraging this development and promoting scientific research through the Innovation and Technology Bureau, which was established in November 2015.
Secretary for Innovation and Technology the Hon Nicholas Yang has made efforts to develop the industry through creating a vibrant ecosystem for the Government, industry, academia and the research sector with excellent software and hardware support.
Still, in a recent global smart city index, Hong Kong was ranked lower than many of its neighbours in the region such as Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei – all of which started earlier in the race.
Will Mr Yang be able to overcome the challenges Hong Kong faces on its way to become a truly leading smart city? How can the Government make the city smarter?
Mr Yang will share his views with members at the Chamber's Town Hall Forum Series on 8 December. With extensive experience and an international perspective in innovation and technology, he will talk about his ideas and insights on how to develop Hong Kong into a knowledge-based economy and an innovation hub for technology and its application in the region.