Cyberport Academy Distinguished Fellow Speakers Series (Session 2): My Entrepreneurial Journey and The Future of Smart City

A monthly webinar series hosted by Dr. George Lam, Chairman of Cyberport, to spark off conversations with special speakers about their viewpoint on innovative digital technology related topics to inform and inspire the young people and tech start-ups.

About this course

Topic: My Entrepreneurial Journey and The Future of Smart City
Date: 30 Nov 2021 
Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Language: Cantonese
Format: Webinar

Dr. Winnie Tang, JP
-Founder & Chairman, Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited
-Founder & Honorary President, Smart City Consortium 

Moderator: Dr. George Lam, Chairman, Cyberport
2:30pm – 2:40pm Welcome remarks from Dr. George Lam
2:40pm – 3:40pm Fireside chat between Dr. George Lam and the speaker on the topic 
3:30pm – 4:00pm QA and end of webinar
4:00pm souvenir presentation and photo
What to learn:  
Pandemic provides impetus to change the world that we live in. Cities must be smarter than ever to overcome the unprecedented global challenges. The idea behind smart cities is to use technology and data to make better decisions, improve our quality of life and create a sustainable future. How to train our workforce with professional knowledge and future skills become critical factors for the post-pandemic future.


Smart Living, Cyberport Distinguished Fellows Speaker Series
Under 2 hours
No credit


Deadline: 26 Nov 2021

By the end of this course, you will learn:


Dr Winnie Tang's entrepreneurial story


Global trends of smart cities


The journey of Hong Kong towards a smart city


How emerging technologies empower informed decision-making


What’s next for smart city



Founder & Chairman, Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited Founder & Honorary President, Smart City Consortium
Dr. Winnie Tang JP is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is one of the local born IT entrepreneurs from Hong Kong. In the 1990s, Dr. Tang founded Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited to develop and promote Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions. She is also the Founder and Honorary President of Smart City Consortium. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology and sharing her views regarding the ICT industry, eHealth, environmental conservation, entrepreneurship and smart city through her services in government and non-government organizations in Hong Kong. 

In recognition of Dr Tang’s work, she has been awarded the Honorary Fellow by Lingnan University in 2020, the Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science, HKU in 2009, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2006, the Women of Influence – Young Achiever of the Year Award by the American Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and the Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons Selection in 2001.

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