First, Mr. Charles Mok briefed the background of the effort of IT industry to fight for renamed and established about ITB since 2007. Then he introduced the guest and MC tonight (In Chinese).
主持：香港浸會大學計算機科學系吳其彥教授 (Prof. Joseph NG Kee Yin)
前線科技人員議政小組成員賀穎傑先生 (Mr. Ricke Hor)
香港科技大學電子及計算機工程學系崔志英教授 (Professor Chi-Ying TSUI)
香港電腦學會會長梁建文先生 (Mr. Michael Leung)
立法會資訊科技界莫乃光議員 (Mr. Charles Mok)
香港資訊科技商會榮譽會長方保僑先生 (Mr. Francis Fong)
Then a group photo was taken for IT Voice memory.
The summary notes were show below.
Prof. Joseph Ng asked questions that Could Hong Kong Innovate? Does Singapore more suitable than Hong Kong?
Mr. Michael Leung answered Hong Kong Can! He appreciated many young talents who had creativities. But he observed that most of them were not able to sustain. It is because Hong Kong without this environment (that Failure could be tolerant)! Then he shared his experience of Bank that Financial Technology (FinTech) was much behind China such as WeChat Banking. He mentioned he had met Mr. Nick Yeung who mentioned KPI would be setup for measurement.
Then Prof. Tsui shared that students were miss-matching the market and industry need. There were about 3000 students graduated annually (Included PhD, Master, Bachelor and HD). It had not reached critical mass of IT talents.
Mr. Ricke Hor was reserved for establishing ITB. He questioned the details of ITB functionality.
Mr. Francis Fong told us a bad example that why Google Data Centre gave up Hong Kong? We hadn’t follow-up as a good sale. Eventhough many large IT companies such as Yahoo, Facebook had offices in Hong Kong (mainly sale & marketing), no R&D centres had set up. He agreed ITB should be established and government should do and need to focus.
Some participants said Job was the key problem because of sustainability. (創業和就業是要並肩。)
And shared that 80% IT jobs (programming) were outsource (e.g. India) and only 20% IT management job (system analyst) were reminded in Hong Kong. A gap was existed and how to rebuild it?
Someone pointed out the ICT positioning was not clear. ITB positioning also need to define clearly.
A lady said she observed we were too many complaint and not positive to making things happen. Hong Kong core values were impartial and trust.
Another person said ITB should have hardware and software.
Mr. Francis Fong added ITB must hear young peoples’ voice. May be no need VC in future because of cloud fund.
Another IT Professional teams met Mr. Nick Yeung (Innovation and Technology Consultant) on 11 Mar 2014.
Mr. Yeung said he would use key performance indicator (KPI) as one of the tools. He believed government initiated to use local technology that could promote the overall technology development in Hong Kong. He also said that not only construct of smart city, but also need to establish smart government. He believed Innovation and Technology could bring more economic benefits, business opportunity and hope for our young generation.
I found some friends in the photo.
(The 2nd row Left: Dr. Michael Li; The 2nd row Right: Dr. Aaron Tong, Dr. Wong)
(The 1st row Middle: EQ, Mr. Nick Yeung, Dr. WK Lo)
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