Are you ready for autonomous vehicles? – ITU News



Many of the world’s major automobile manufacturers and top tech companies are pursuing plans to launch autonomous vehicles (AVs). Despite the recent Uber crash in the United States, I believe AV safety can be improved and that autonomous vehicles will be an epoch-making trend that will bring tremendous changes to our lifestyle. 繼續閱讀

Hong Kong needs cooperation with China to become a talent hub – Harbour Times



A commentary in a local newspaper by retired People’s Bank of China (PBOC) governor Zhou Xiaochuan suggests Hong Kong should continue to be a testing ground in experimenting new regulatory approaches and technologies for China through which the government can identify measures for closing regulatory loopholes in the financial sector. 繼續閱讀

HK well-positioned to tap into RegTech opportunities – China Daily



The US subprime crisis has petered out over the past decade. Yet, its impact on the global financial markets is here to stay. The biggest effect was perhaps on the regulatory front. For example, financial institutions have paid over $150 billion in fines in the US as of mid-last year, and over 300 people, including community bankers, mortgage lenders, real estate brokers and developers were convicted as a result of misconducting during the financial crisis in 2007, according to the Financial Times. 繼續閱讀

香港應借RegTech展優勢 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat



中國人民銀行行長周小川指出,內地金融業監管存在不少漏洞,上周六《信報》社評認為香港可「繼續擔當試驗田,發揮先鋒作用」,對此我深感認同。我更相信,這是香港進一步鞏固作為國際金融中心地位的大好機會,而關鍵是人才庫的實力。 繼續閱讀

Tech funding: How to spend the money wisely – ejinsight



The Hong Kong government, in its recent budget, has allocated more than HK$50 billion to promote the growth of innovative and technology enterprises. The spending, up five-fold compared to such outlay in the previous budget, is impressive. But we don’t know yet the details of the fund allocation. 繼續閱讀

Policy and determination are essential for information sharing platform – Harbour Times

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At a luncheon hosted by the Smart City Consortium, the Chief Executive, Mrs. Carrie Lam, talked about the latest smart city developments in Hong Kong. She specifically mentioned that open data could promote civic innovation. Therefore, the government has recently revamped the content of to provide more geospatial data on transport, education and health-related information in the future. 繼續閱讀