BizLink is a networking platform which facilitates business networking and business referral. All participants, except the speakers, must be coming from technology companies based in Science Park or Technology Incubation Network (TIN) members. BizLink is TecONE monthly event and the Jan event named “Join hands and get insights from CES 2017” held on 25 Jan 2017. The International CES (Consumer Electronics Show®) is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It is the biggest Tech Show for electronics industry. In the beginning, Mr. Kenneth Chau (Chairman of TIN) gave a welcome speech.
The first speaker was Mr. Matthew Lam (CEO, Optical Sensing) and his talk related “SMART CITY”. Firstly, he explained many different concepts for Smart City.
Then he briefed that a smart city is “Connected”, “Informative”, “Innovative” and “Self-aware”; its objectives included “High Quality of Life”, “Sustainable”, “Greener” and “Competitive”. Overall, three terms described Smart City were “Urban mobility”, “Personalization” and “City Resilience”.
After that he quoted Royal Academy of Engineering definition that “Smart Systems are systems that respond intelligently to changes in its environment, including user demands and other systems, to achieve an improved performance.” He told us the Smart System Technology Components basically included “Collect Data”, “Networked”, “Analysis” and “Feedback”. Finally, he briefed some his famous projects. One of them is in Hong Kong Science Park about reducing energy consumption of our District Cooling System.
The second speaker was Ms. Angela Ng (Liricco Technologies Limited – for Green Building Platform) and she shared her views on CES 2017. Since she had joined CES several times, her feedback was no special surprise and most booths related to IoT platform.
Then she summarized what areas she observed in CES 2017 as follows:
- Voice Assistant AI
- Smart Health (more new things here!)
- Smart Sport
- Everything Connected Home
- VR / AR / RoboticsAll were related to our daily life!
Mr. Alex Chan (Tronico Technology Company – for Home Automation) was the third speaker and he also shared his view on CES 2017 (He is the first time to join CES). Firstly, he briefed his company nature which related to Consumer Electronics that’s why he joined CES 2017.
He shared that he walked through the CES booths for 3 days and attended different keynotes speech and which keynotes had 5 minutes to introduce their key product. Their idea is from 1 to 1000! They would tell you the next 3 years consumer product development direction. For example, Under Armour told you the future dressing ware behavior. (e.g. 鞋不是這樣著的.) His insights during CES 2017 were on Battery life (we need to breakthrough it), Cloud Integration and AI. Green may be the trend.
After that different incubatees had 60s to introduce their company and product / R&D. They were related to Robotic, Cloud based system, IoT application & gateway, Sensors and data security.
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