Public-private partnership facilitates smart city development – EJ Insight

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Smart City Consortium (SCC), which I founded and serve as the Honorary President, has recently published a survey report the Future Hong Kong 2030 to discuss how to promote the development of smart city in Hong Kong. This is a joint effort of KPMG, CLP, Cyberport, and more. The survey interviewed 430 senior executives from corporate enterprises, small-and-medium businesses, startups, government departments, not-for-profit organizations and academia to review cooperation between the public and private organizations.

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智慧城市發展 公私協作事半功倍 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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我創辦並擔任榮譽會長的「智慧城市聯盟」(SCC),早前與畢馬威、中電、數碼港等共同發布的《智慧城市:未來香港2030》研究報告,探討如何促進香港智慧城市的發展。其中訪問了430位香港大型企業、中小企業、初創企業、政府、非牟利組織和學術界等高層管理人員,探討公私營機構合作的情況。

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GlS令選舉過程更公平流暢 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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美國總統大選至今尚未正式揭盅,這場引起全球關注的選舉,如何能確保公平公正、高透明度兼有效率?在新冠肺炎疫情下更要確保安全, 怎樣做到?近日哈佛大學甘迺迪政府學院有一篇文章,分析如何透過地理資訊系統(GlS)這種先進科技,令逾億合資格選民得以順利投票。香港明年舉行立法會選舉,也許可以借鑑。

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Startup ideas: wildfire forecast, better customer communications – EJ Insight

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It is estimated that the global population was less than 1 billion at the beginning of the 19th century. Today, 200 years later, the world’s population has soared to 7.2 billion, and is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050. As a result, humans have to compete with all other creatures for natural resources. Human activities have caused global warming which caused the world many problems. One of them is the drastic decrease in worker productivity due to hot weather, the other is serious wildfires. In 2019, Australia’s bushfires caused 17.1 million hectares of scorched earth (about 155 Hong Kong), and 1 billion animals suffered from the disaster. In 2020, the wildfires on the west coast of the United States killed dozens of people, the smoke even spread to Europe, which is 8,000 km away.

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新冠肺炎疫苗分配需公平透明 – 明報

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全球都對新冠肺炎疫苗翹首以待,預期疫苗明年一旦誕生,大家都期望在接種過後,便可回復以往的自由,聚會、外遊毋懼感染,口罩也毋須佩戴。目前中國內地和香港等地已參與了新冠肺炎疫苗全球獲取機制(COVAX),不過,國與國之間,以至不同社群之間,如何公平而有效地分配這些疫苗,成了當前重要議題。因為全球幾十億人也需要疫苗,這樣的需求一下子如何應付得了?而分配能否公平公正,不論國家貧富或社群階級年紀也是焦點。

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Collaboration is the key to success: Reflections upon receiving the Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University – Harbour Times

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In the midst of golden autumn, I was excited to receive the Lingnan University’s Honorary Fellowship. On 30 October, more than 20 beloved family members, mentors and friends took their precious time to attend the presentation ceremony – I was very touched! It was also a great honour to receive the congratulatory letters from the President of Baptist University and the President of my alma mater, the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

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