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Interaction Series Seminar 2: Meeting with the Legislative Counselor (IT)

Date, time & venue

2010-10-22;6:30PM to 8:00PM;HKIE Seminar Room

Jointly organized by ITD, YMC, AMC and CityU CS Alumni Association

Programme Highlight
In the context of globalization and the evident trend of prioritizing technology and innovation industry in the world, Hong Kong may have no other choice but to transform its economy and develop its technology and innovation sector. In this seminar, the importance of science and technology and how this may affect young IT engineers will be discussed. This seminar provides a platform for experience sharing between young members and a successful IT leader.

Ir Dr. Hon. Samson Tam
Ir Dr. Hon. Samson Tam is a Legislative Councilor from the functional constituency of Information Technology in the LegCo.  He is now a member of Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee and the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee, the Chairman of Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services Advisory Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council. He is also the Chairman of the TechMatrix Research Centre and the founder and Chairman of Group Sense (International) Ltd. 

Registration & Enquiries
This seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 80 and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For registration please complete and return the Standard Reply Form to Participants are encouraged to send in a question on the form during registration. For enquiry, please contact Mr. Benjamin Lam 91522316. Attendant certificate will be issued after the seminar.



By Ir Wallace Poon

In connection to the success of the first Interaction Series Seminar: Meeting with the CIO, the second seminar of the Interaction Series Seminar was conducted on 22 October 2010 at HKIE Headquarter. Ir Dr. Hon. Samson Tam JP, the Legislative Councilor from the functional constituency of Information Technology in the Legislative Council of HKSAR, was invited to share his view of IT industry development in the seminar. This seminar was organized by IT Division jointly with YMC, AMC and CityU Computer Science Alumni Association. Around 40 participants attended this seminar.

The Chairman of IT Division - Ir Dr. L. F. Kwok first gave a warm welcome to the speaker – Ir Dr. Hon. Samson Tam JP. Ir Dr. Tam briefly introduced his duties as a Legislative Councilor in the Legislative Council of HKSAR. Ir Dr. Tam considered that the IT should be the center of the new economy in different areas (e.g. biomedical, education, and entertainments, etc.)  Ir Dr. Tam commented that the Hong Kong Government should reconsider the technology development strategies and setup a Technology Bureau leading to sustainable development of IT industries in the long term. He further stressed that Government should plan to train up IT professionals in order to position Hong Kong to be the future technology hub in Asia Pacific region. He also commented that Government of Hong Kong should realize the development of Next Generation Networks (NGN) and Internet of Things in the near future.

In the interactive discussion session, questions have been raised to Ir Dr. Tam on how to deal with challenges arising from the society, for instance, using IT to get connect with the hidden youths, appealing government to giving more investment in IT for technology development, the necessity of regulating the information distributions over the Internet, the impact on changing of the employee working pattern with the application of information technology, etc. These interactive discussions stimulated the attendees’ interest on the awareness of changes in society on taking the ride of IT industry development.

Finally, Ir Dr. Kwok gave a vote of thanks to Ir Dr. Tam for his meaningful presentation and the freewheeling discussions with the attendees. Ir Dr. Kwok also gave a great appreciation on Ir Dr. Tam’s passion and vision of keening to build up a harmonized society through the applications of information technologies. On behalf of representatives from organizing committee, Ir Dr. Kwok expressed sincere thanks to Ir Dr. Tam. A group photo of Ir Dr. Tam and the organizing committee was taken at the end of the seminar.

Interactive discussion section of the Seminar

Ir Dr. LF Kwok (left) and Ms Arlene Lo (right) gave a vote of thanks to Ir Dr Samson Tam (middle)




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