香港應及早解決5G障礙 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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5G投資以百億美元計,多國仍然爭相開發,因為潛能浩大。試想像把所有事物,包括智能手機,家中各樣智能電器、衣服鞋襪眼鏡手錶、運動設備(籃球、網球拍);同時,各個室內場所,如商場、學校、辦公大樓內的保安系統,以至汽車、道路橋樑、地底喉管、海陸空中收集交通、人流、天氣、空氣質素、環境中的化學成分等數據的感應器等,這些數以千百億計物件都透過容量龐大而高速的5G網絡串連起來,可提供從智能家居、遙距診症以至手術、無人駕駛、虛擬實境和擴增實境娛樂等的服務。可以說,5G把我們帶進萬物互聯的時代。 繼續閱讀

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Why South Korea is so successful in innovative technology – ejinsight

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Last October, I was invited to visit South Korea to see how it was able to achieve its ranking as one of the top three innovative countries in the world and in the Asia-Pacific region by Bloomberg and the World Intellectual Property Organization respectively.

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初創「賣橋」最先要動聽 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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去年我前赴日本,重訪成立五週年的Knowledge Capital,再一次驚嘆日本人如何以創新科技,激發大眾對未來的想像。該機構位於大阪「市區中心僅存的黃金地段」,是一個讓企業人士、研究者、創作家以及一般民眾互動交流之地。除了是匯聚各行各業精英的平台外,也肩負向開發人員反映市民所需,務求成為「結合智慧、創造價值」的新據點,而他們整座建築物都設有不少未來生活的演示,是一個寓學習於遊戲的好玩地方。 繼續閱讀

三招發揮開放數據價值 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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去年底的「香港經濟峰會2019」中,特首一再承諾會提供開放數據清單,果然政府在1月初便宣布於「資料一線通」網站(data.gov.hk)向公眾開放650多個新數據集。雖然有人詬病不少大眾關注的資訊仍欠奉,例如運動場地租賃、可供釣魚的水塘位置和牌照等,但這肯定是個好開始。 繼續閱讀

Practical ways to develop HK into a world-class smart city – China Daily

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As early as 2016, the Smart City Consortium (SCC) that I founded has submitted an advisory paper to the government, pointing out that one of the requirements for a smart city was that all information of the government and authorities be available in “digital by default". It enhances governance transparency and respects the public’s right to know. In early January, the SAR Government announced more than 650 new datasets will be released this year via the Public Sector Information Portal (data.gov.hk) for free viewing and use by the public. The move comes after more than 80 government bureaus and departments published their first annual open data plans last year. Such a move fulfills the commitment made by the chief executive in her Policy Address last year. It can also be seen as an important step toward “digital by default". 繼續閱讀