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Hong Kong has been making significant advances in an effort to become a smart city since the unveiling of a Smart City Blueprint in 2017. Initiatives such as the Faster Payment System and "iAM Smart" one-stop personalized digital services platform have been rolled out by the Government to make lives easier and more convenient for residents.

The Government has since updated its Blueprint, which was issued at the end of last year. In a continuous effort to develop Hong Kong into a smart city, the Government has mapped out 130 new and ongoing smart city initiatives under the six smart areas of "Smart Mobility", "Smart Living", "Smart Environment", "Smart People", "Smart Government" and "Smart Economy"'. New and innovative initiatives aimed at bettering citizens' lives include, amongst other things, deployment of a Traffic Data Analytics System, wider adoption of telehealth services, and addressing the needs of rural residents through technology. Specific emphasis is also given to combating the ongoing pandemic through the use of innovation and technology, which include the launch of the "StayHomeSafe" and "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile apps respectively to facilitate the monitoring of people under home quarantine and contact tracing.

Join our webinar on 1 March when Tony Wong, Deputy Government Chief Information Officer and Daisy Lo, Principal Assistant Secretary for Innovation & Technology will explain the various initiatives and their intended objectives as set out under the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong 2.0. They will be joined by Marcos Chow, Partner, IT Advisory / Head of Technology Enablement of KPMG China, who will provide a private sector perspective on the Government's updated smart city agenda.

Please refer to the following details on the virtual seminar:
- Upon successful registration of the event, a unique webinar link will be sent to your registered email 2 days before the event. Please refer to the troubleshooting guide here should you experience any issues in locating the webinar link.
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DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Tony Wong

Deputy Government Chief Information Officer

As the Deputy Government Chief Information Officer, Mr Wong assists and deputises the Government Chief Information Officer in formulating and overseeing strategies and initiatives to facilitate the development of ICT and smart city in Hong Kong, and the development of local IT industry including support for startups and SMEs and collaboration with the Mainland and overseas, as well as to foster IT infrastructure development (such as Internet, public Wi-Fi and data centre services) in Hong Kong and draw up programmes and initiatives on digital inclusion and wider public adoption of ICT. 

On digital government development, he is in charge of developing and providing centralised government IT services and common systems; formulating and executing government-wide IT strategies and advising government bureaux and departments in their IT strategy and application; developing and maintaining the management frameworks, standards, processes and guidelines to assure security, interoperability and effective use of IT across the Government; and assisting bureaux and departments to plan and execute their IT and data-centric initiatives in an agile, cost-effective and joined-up manner.  Mr Wong also provides advice on government IT investments and oversees the processing of funding applications related to computerisation; facilitates the procurement of IT-related products, services and technologies; and develops a long range human resource plan for the government IT profession.

Daisy Lo

Principal Assistant Secretary for Innovation & Technology

Ms Lo joined the Government as an Administrative Officer in 2001 and rose to her present rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade C in 2017.  

Ms Lo has served in various government bureaux and departments, including the Environmental Protection Department, Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, Transport and Housing Bureau, Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and Home Affairs Department.  She has been in charge of the Smart City Office in the capacity of Principal Assistant Secretary for Innovation and Technology since September 2020.

She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in business administration.  Before joining the Government, Ms Lo served as the Marketing Manager in a world-renowned IT company.

    Marcos Chow 

    Partner, IT Advisory/ Head of Technology Enablement, KPMG China

    Marcos is the Head of Technology Enablement in Hong Kong. He works with organisations to accelerate their digital transformation journey. He has over 20 years of experience as an executive in technology leadership roles across Australia, Greater China, South East Asia and the USA.  His specialisations include technology strategy, cloud adoption, digital transformation and leveraging global delivery centers.

    Marcos’ current areas of focus include China’s Greater Bay Area initiative, the use of emerging technologies and also how Smarter Cities can improve the lives of its citizens.

    Marcos represents KPMG in a number of associations such as Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association, Australian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), Fintech Association of Hong Kong, and Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong & Macau).

     

    Education and qualifications

    • Masters, Information Systems & Advanced Management, University of New South Wales
    • Bachelor, Engineering, University of Adelaide
    Language English
    Date and Time 2021/03/01 16:00 to 17:00
    Venue Online via Zoom
    Media Closed to media
    Enquiries Valerie Ho
    Tel: 28231242
    Email: valerie@chamber.org.hk
    Fee Free of Charge
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