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



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


Together, we build a brave new world – ComputerWorld Hong Kong



Cities of the future are expected to face with many challenges. The ageing problem is approaching fast and hard like a tsunami. By 2020, the world’s population aged over 60 years and older will outnumber children under the age of five. Housing is also expected to bring enormous pressure to city governments, as urban areas are projected to house 60% of people globally by 2030. 繼續閱讀

My questions to the Chief Executive’s upcoming policy address – ComputerWorld Hong Kong



Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (CE) Carrie Lam is expected to release her maiden Policy Address in October. IT is increasingly important for our economic development. As a practitioner within the industry, I anticipate our new CE to answer the following IT-related policies and questions. 繼續閱讀

Smart city initiative vital in taking HK forward – China Daily



Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will deliver her first policy address soon. The public have long expected that the new CE would use her maiden policy address to tackle major problems, one of which is to help inject new impetus into Hong Kong’s economy, and provide our young people with more opportunities for upward mobility. I think a smart city which emphasizes bottom-up participation, utilizing information and communications technology to improve our quality of employment and life is certainly the way forward. 繼續閱讀