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

Hong Kong can lead in testing new 5G services – ejinsight

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Though the fifth-generation of mobile service (5G) is expected to become popular only in mid to late 2030s when killer applications are introduced, the new technology is undoubtedly the future for the coming 10 to 20 years, given the unlimited potential in applications — from smart-home security to remote patient monitoring to autonomous vehicles.

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解決塞車問題 勿再原地踏步 – 信報財經新聞, StartUpBeat

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今年10月,我應邀到南韓首爾交流,觀摩這個在「Bloomberg 創新指數」連續兩年稱冠的國家。我們和IT重鎮「板橋科技谷」的管理層交流,又參觀了被稱為「未來城市」的「松島國際都市」。兩個同樣是近20年的項目,它們的經驗或許可以作為我們的借鏡。 繼續閱讀

Geospatial data plays vital role in smart city development – ejinsight

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Hong Kong is fortunate to benefit from infrastructure developed and managed by advanced technology entities and dedicated government departments. The Environmental Protection Department, for example, carries out air pollution analysis; the Observatory collects, studies and disseminates weather data; the Highways Department is responsible for roadworks; and the Transport Department takes care of traffic management. 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 data.gov.hk to provide more geospatial data on transport, education and health-related information in the future. 繼續閱讀

Why building a ‘city brain’ is key to becoming a world-class Smart City: OPINION – ITU Blog

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According to the Dutch navigation company TomTom, traffic congestion costs each passenger in Beijing some 47 minutes per day in extra travel time in 2016. This is approximately 179 hours a year on average, equivalent to 22 working days. Road congestion costs the United States some USD 160 billion per year, according to one estimate by Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute a few years ago. 繼續閱讀