HONG KONG SAR – Media
OutReach – 22 February 2021 – The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)
and the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic
partnership in driving the adoption of emerging technologies in Hong Kong.
Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC (left),
and Ir Dr Ted Suen, MH, President of HKCS, sign a Memorandum of Understanding in which HKPC and
HKCS will form a strategic partnership in driving the adoption of emerging
technologies in Hong Kong.
Under the two-year arrangement, HKPC and
HKCS will collaborate on talent development, education and promotion for
emerging technologies to support the industry demand with focus in the areas of
5G, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cyber security, data analytics,
Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics. This collaboration also signals HKPC’s
relentless drive to invest in and build technologies that matter for Hong Kong
in areas including reindustrialisation, SME and start-up support, intelligent manufacturing, digitalisation and cyber security, FutureSkills and smart and green living. HKCS members and local IT professionals will definitely benefit from
Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of
HKPC, said, “Being the
expert of Industry 4.0 and Enterprise 4.0, HKPC has a team of technical
professionals with a good grasp of technology research and development and
advanced technologies such as IoT, big data analytics, AI and robotics, smart
manufacturing. Our professional knowledge and acute technology sense will
certainly help achieve more effective use of this collaboration.”
Dr Ted Suen, MH, President of HKCS, said, “With
the continuous expansion of emerging technologies such as 5G and AI, coupled with the impact of the
COVID-19 pandemic, many enterprises need to accelerate digital transformation
to meet actual situation needs. The signing of the MoU will further strengthen
collaboration between both parties, especially in the promotion of the
application of emerging technologies.”
HKPC will set out a framework with HKCS to
promote technology training courses organised by HKPC to its members and offer
its government funding advisory support through SME ReachOut. HKCS, in turn,
will recognise the relevant technology training courses offered by HKPC as
continuing professional development activities and share the insights of the
skills demand from the industries for HKPC to design training courses. Both
sides also pledge to jointly promote and co-organise events related to emerging
technologies such as seminars, webinars and workshops.
To mark the launch of the new
collaboration, a webinar was held today with HKPC and HKCS experts sharing
their insights of the Agile approach, intelligent automations and how they
could enable enterprises to accelerate digital transformation.
About Hong Kong Productivity Council
The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is
a multi-disciplinary organisation established by statute in 1967, to promote
productivity excellence through integrated advanced technologies and innovative
service offerings to support Hong Kong enterprises. HKPC is the champion and
expert in facilitating Hong Kong’s reindustrialisation empowered by i4.0 and
e4.0 — focusing on R&D, IoT, big data analytics, AI and Robotic
technology development, digital manufacturing, etc., to help enterprises and
industries upgrade their business performance, lower operating costs, increase
productivity and enhance competitiveness.
The Council is a trusted partner with
comprehensive innovative solutions for Hong Kong industries and enterprises,
enabling them to achieve resources and productivity utilisation, effectiveness
and cost reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in both local and
international marketplace. It offers SMEs and startups immediate and timely
assistance in coping with the ever-changing business environment, accompanying
them on their innovation and transformation journey.
In addition, HKPC partners and collaborates
with local industries and enterprises to develop applied technology solutions
for value creation. It also benefits a variety of sectors through product
innovation and technology transfer, with commercialisation of multiple
market-driven patents and technologies, bringing enormous opportunities abound
for licensing and technology transfer, both locally and internationally.
more information, please visit HKPC’s website: www.hkpc.org.
Hong Kong Computer Society
Founded in 1970, the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
is a recognised non-profit professional organisation focused on developing Hong
Kong’s Information Technology (IT) profession and industry. Their members come
from a broad spectrum of Hong Kong’s IT community, from corporations to
like-minded individuals, all coming together to raise the profile and standards
of the IT profession and industry. As a well-established IT professional body,
the Society is committed to professional and industry development as well as
community services to ensure the IT sector continues to make a positive impact
on peoples’ lives with three main goals, namely, 1) talent cultivation and
professional development, 2) industry development and collaboration, and 3) the
effective use of IT in our community.
For more details, please visit HKCS’s website http://www.hkcs.org.hk
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