In collaboration with Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and Hong Kong Science Park, the Department of Information Systems (IS) is organising the 2019 Smart City Business Plan Competition with an aim to enrich senior secondary students’ knowledge in smart city and to inspire them for solutions to the smart city challenges in Hong Kong. As a prelude of the competition, Smart City Workshop was held on 26 January at CityU.
Attended by over 50 students from 10 local secondary schools, the workshop invited industry leaders and professionals to speak on innovative technologies, smart business, smart city development blueprint for Hong Kong, as well as business plan writing and presentation skills.
Distinguished speakers included Mr Newton Lau, Senior Systems Manager (Smart City), Office of the Government Chief Information Officer of HKSAR; Mr Victor Ching, Entrepreneur, Corporate Consultant and Registered Psychologist; Mr Patrick Chan, Solutions Architect of Alibaba Cloud Hong Kong & Macau; Ms Sheree Ho, Public Sector Marketing Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited; as well as Dr Stephen Shum, Associate Professor of the Department of Management Sciences; Ms Tania Lau, Admissions Tutor and Instructor I of the Department of Information Systems; and Mr Alex Tham, Senior Teaching Fellow of the Department of Marketing.
In his welcome remarks, Professor Choon-ling Sia, Head and Professor of the Department of Information Systems said, “Nowadays, young generation needs to master knowledge and skills related to new technologies like AI, big data etc. The College of Business and IS department see the pressing need of technology talents, and we have been offering cutting edge programmes, including BBA Global Business Systems Management and BBA Information Management, to nuture future business leaders.”
The Final Presentation of 2019 Smart City Business Plan Competition will be held on 23 March. To learn more about the competition, please visit website.