The Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) organized International Forum: Cloud Computing, Big Data and AI in Realising an Intelligent Society on 29th Mar 2018 in Science Park. Before the forum, we took a group photo outside the Charles K. Kao Auditorium (Golden Egg).
I met CityU EngD cohorts Dr. David Chung and Dr. Sunny Chai and took a photo together.
Then I took a photo with Mr. Andy Lui (FITMI friend) and Mr. Arthur Ho (Director-General, FHKI).
In the beginning, Mr. Jimmy Kwok (Chairman, FHKI) gave a welcome speech. He said IoT and Big Data would be more important. Hong Kong Government committed to support SME and Startup through Technology Voucher Programme (TVP) since 2016. Lastly, he thanked Dr. Sunny Chai (Group 25) to lead this forum and invited many experts for sharing.
Dr. Sunny Chai (Deputy Chairman, FHKI; Managing Director, Fook Tin Group Holdings Ltd.) gave opening remarks and he said this forum was one of Big Data project in FHKI. It would be a platform for all Big Data and IT professionals to exchange the most updated information and development direction.
Dr. David Chung (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, ITB) gave guest speech and he said Hong Kong had very good IT infrastructure that was very suitable for Big Data and AI development. He mentioned many government departments and status bodies employed new technology to enhance their effectiveness and efficiency such as Air Authority. HK Government invested HK$50B into Innovation and Technology in this year budget. He encouraged the cooperation among Industry, Status Bodies and University. Lastly, he told us that Efficiency Unit was incorporated into ITB so that the man power increased from 58 to 171. They would focus on Hong Kong I&T and Smart City development.