Three decades ago a young scientist working at CERN, the international nuclear research facility that straddles the French-Swiss border, proposed solving the problem of sharing the vast amount of data his field generated by linking text mark-up with the Internet, which at that stage was little-known outside academic and military circles.
Hong Kong showcased its innovation and technology (I&T) strengths at three fairs last week, including the first-ever InnoEX co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), held concurrently with the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition).
Generative artificial intelligence has been much in the news and businesses continue to explore its potential and applications. Google Cloud strategy consultant Michael Yung – who has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT field, particularly in the Internet, e-commerce and travel technology sectors – believes generative AI and other AI technologies that can help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially B2B firms.
The first-ever InnoEX, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), which is running in conjunction with the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition).
The BIP Asia Forum unites intellectual property professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and explore business collaboration opportunities. The 11th edition of the forum was held online on 2-3 December last year with great success, featuring more than 70 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracting more than 14,000 viewers.
Moving into its 14th edition, Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) will be held in a hybrid format in 2022 to engage participants from all over the world. Under the “Balance Beyond the Boom” theme, this year’s E-Day will explore the development of an international start-up ecosystem in the wake of the start-up boom, helping new enterprises tap into global markets and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership member regions in particular.
As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong need to rethink their operations to adapt to the new normal – and many are choosing to digitally transform their business.
Innovation was front and centre in the maiden Policy Address of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive John Lee on Wednesday. The innovation and technology (I&T) concept ran through many of the moves Mr Lee plans for the city, ranging from expanding Hong Kong’s role as a renminbi trading centre and fintech hub to becoming a magnet for technological talent. Fintech plans include laying the groundwork for a digital Hong Kong dollar.
Events showcasing electronic and communications appliances and components have long been a staple for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). This year, the HKTDC combined its five autumn technology fairs events into a single exhibition, running in a hybrid physical and online format, that underscored Hong Kong’s emergence as a growing innovation and technology hub.
In the 20th century, the “roaring 20s” became famous for the birth of the jazz age and the arrival of “talkie” movies. In the 2020s, the defining feature so far appears to be uncertainty – which to optimists also means opportunity.