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The Opening Ceremony cum EngTalk to be held in Hong Kong Science Park on August 14, 2021 morning is one of key events celebrating the IET 150th anniversary.
We are honor to have Prof. Danielle George, IET President 2020-2021 and Mr Nigel Fine, IET Chief Executive and Secretary making the welcome address through video call, and Ms Justina Ho, IET Hong Kong Chairlady to deliver an opening address in-person.
We are pleased to invite Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr Albert Wong, CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Prof. C C Chan, Honorary Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong to join our celebration and attending this Opening Ceremony.
Prof. C C Chan is also invited to deliver a keynote speech titled “Smart Energy & Smart Transportation Promotes Carbon Neutralization—Evolution from 4th towards 5th Industrial Revolution”. His speech will discuss the features of smart energy and smart transportation respectively, and how these can promote carbon neutralization more effectively through the theory and practice of the integration of 4N4F (Energy Network, Information Network, Transportation Network, Humanity Network, and Energy Flow, Information Flow, Material Flow, Value Flow).
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome Address (Video) – Prof. Danielle George, President 2020-2021, The IET
10:05 – 10:10 Welcome Address (Video) – Mr Nigel Fine, Chief Executive and Secretary, The IET
10:10 – 10:15 Opening Address – Ms Justina Ho, Chairlady (Session 2021), IET Hong Kong
10:15 – 10:20 Address by Guest of Honor – Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology Bureau, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
10:20 – 10:25 Kick-off Ceremony
10:25 – 10:30 Address by Host – Mr HL Yiu, Head of Re-Industrialisation Section, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
10:30 – 10:55 Souvenir Presentations & Photo Taking
10:55 – 11:05 Break
11:05 – 11:15 Introduction by Host – Dr Jolly Wong, Past Chairman (Session 2008/2009), IET Hong Kong
11:15 – 12:00 Keynote Speech – Prof. C C Chan, SBS, Honorary Professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong
12:00 – 12:30 Q&A
* This event will be held in HKT (GMT +08:00). The above programme rundown is tentative and subject to change.
MSc MPhil DProf CEng FIET CITP FBCS, Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor, Institute of Smart City, Shanghai University
Visiting Professor, School of Telecommunications Management, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Policy Fellow, Center for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge
Senior Adviser, Hong Kong Electric Co., Ltd.
Director, eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited
Columnist, The Standard
Dr Wong oversaw ICT policies formulation and the rollout of strategic imperatives as the former Acting Assistant Police Commissioner (Information Systems), Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Telecommunications Engineer of the Hong Kong Police (HKP).
Dr Wong is distinguished in the technology profession and for his stewardship of mission-critical, large-scale, complex technology programs for public protection and emergency response. He has received the Outstanding Contribution to TETRA (Critical Communications) Award in 2008.
Dr Wong is deeply involved with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of the largest qualifying body and learned society in the field with over 165,000 members worldwide. He is a former Vice President, Trustee, Council Chairman and Hong Kong Branch Chairman. He was on the Advisory/ Editorial Board of the IET’s Smart Cities Journal (ISSN 2631-7680) between 2017 and 2020.
Dr Wong is the innovator of the Finance-Operate-Own-Share (FOOS) business model, which successfully applied public and private partnerships to resolve major technological challenges and brought commercial benefits to the HKP. The model and its application are internationally recognized as a successful use-case in the public safety arena and have potential global application. He clinched the Best Innovation prize at the International TETRA Awards 2012 and was awarded the Ken Goulding Prize for Professional Excellence 2015 by Middlesex University, London.
After his retirement from HKP, Dr Wong continued his professional advocacy and STEM mentorship in the ICT industry. He is a Visiting Professor for the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and Shanghai University. He is also a Policy Fellow for the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at University of Cambridge.
Between 2015 and 2017 Dr Wong was a member of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology, the body that wrote the blueprint for innovation and technology development for the HKSAR Government. In May 2019 he became the Senior Adviser for Hong Kong Electric on technology policy and strategy related to innovation and cybersecurity. He advised on the delivery of smart meters to 550,000 households in Hong Kong Island.
In January 2020 Dr Wong was invited by the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) to assess research proposals under Public Policy Research Funding Scheme as a Non-Panel Reviewer. And since April 2020 Dr Wong has written a weekly column for The Standard, the largest circulating English-language paper in Hong Kong. His column comments on the latest technological trends and identifies areas for business growth using technology.
In May 2021, Dr Wong was appointed by the Secretary for Justice to serve as a director of the eBRAM Centre, which is an independent body, tasks itself to elevate Hong Kong’s arbitration and mediation services, build capacity to meet expanding demands for dispute resolution services across the borders by utilizing emerging technologies to enable Hong Kong to become a LawTech hub for the international business dispute avoidance and resolution
Director of Talent Wealth Group Limited
She is a loyal supporter for challenges and continuous education. Besides her endless pursuit of knowledge herself, she has dedicated much of her time to young people, especially with the aim to foster creativity and interests in science and engineering. That includes organizing, mentoring, presenting, and judging in many student and young engineer events and programmes. This passion coincides with Hong Kong’s focus on STEM education in recent years. She had been the STEM Programme Coordinator for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Hong Kong, bringing 20 years of STEM works and researches from the IET headquarter in UK to Hong Kong and establishing local STEM programmes, such as the Hong Kong STEM Task Force, Hong Kong STEM Ambassador Programme, and STEM 4 Girls Programme. Moreover, she is the Chairlady of the Talent Cultivation Committee of the Greater Bay Area International IT Industry Association and the Honorary Secretary of Smart City Academy.
A strong preacher of equality, diversity and inclusion in the local industry, Justina helped the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Award to launch in Hong Kong for the first time in 2019, celebrating accomplished local young woman engineers and encouraging them to become role models for young girls with talents in the STEM subjects.
She is currently a Council Member of the IET in its UK headquarter and the Chairlady for the IET Hong Kong Branch Committee. Moreover, she is a Member of the Smart City Consortium Talent Cultivation Committee, a Member of the Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre Advisory Group, a Co-op Member of the Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government Qualifications Framework, and a Member of the Assessment Panel of government funds. She was also a Research Fellow of the Lingnan University STEAM Education and Research Centre and the Coordinator for HKAAST Youth Programme, developing STEM programmes for young scientists and engineers, such as the Seedling Ambassador Programme.
She has received the Hong Kong Elite Professional Ladies 2017 Award in recognition of her works for the industry.
Chief Executive and Secretary
Nigel Fine was appointed Chief Executive and Secretary of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in June 2009. He graduated from UMIST in 1978 with a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering and received his MBA from the London Business School in 1984. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the ICE and IET. His professional career has been with Experian Plc where he was a member of the Global Operating Board and Managing Director for all operations in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Before joining Experian, he was an Associate Partner at Andersen Consulting (Accenture), responsible for setting up and running BPO operations in Procurement and Logistics. His early career was spent with John Laing and International Paint. Nigel is a Board Member and Member of the Nominations Committee of EngineeringUK. He chairs the Professional Engineering Plenary Forum of the Chief Executives of all 36 licensed engineering institutions.
IET Deputy President
BSc MSc PhD FIET
Danielle George is a Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience at the University of Manchester's Faculty of Science and Engineering. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 Queen’s honours list for services to engineering through public engagement. In 2016 she received the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Medal for services to engineering and in 2017 received the Harold Hartley Medal for outstanding contribution to the field of Measurement and Control. Danielle’s research is dedicated to solving one the 14 world engineering grand challenges of the 21st century; engineering the tools for scientific discovery. Her research is delivering class-leading ultra-low noise receivers for Space and Aerospace applications. She is involved in the $1B astronomical instrument, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), is the UK lead for amplifiers for the $1B Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) telescope and has worked with NASA and ESA on the development of instrumentation for researchers exploring the Big Bang. Professor George is passionate about raising public awareness, in such ways as how positive impact engineering and science has on all aspects of our everyday lives, as well as highlighting to young people the immense depth and breadth of opportunities a career in science and engineering can offer. This has led to her numerous current high-profile Ambassadorial roles. She presented the 2014 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and has delivered a number of TED and TEDx talks. Her hometown of Newcastle recognised her as a ‘Great North Contemporary Great’ in the 2015 Great North Culture Exhibition. Her recent television programmes include BBC Four ‘Rise of the Robots’, BBC Two ‘Search for a New Earth’ with Professor Stephen Hawking, BBC One North West ‘Nation of Inventors’. All three series are part of the BBC Tomorrow’s World season. MR. ALBERT WONG HAK-KEUNG Albert Wong was appointed CEO of HKSTP in August 2016. The purpose of Science Park is to accelerate the development of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Hong Kong. Committed to the success of Hong Kong’s future, Albert and his team are responsible for providing world-class services at the Park, to achieve their objective of helping technology companies and talents to realise their commercial potential. These services include technology incubation programmes, tools and research labs for application and product development, early-stage investments, mentoring and business consulting, and connecting Park companies with local industry and trade associations. Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership roles with various multinationals have provided Albert with the critical appreciation and understanding of building companies, investment networks and solving market needs. The 15 years spent with GE in the US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China – where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management, and Business Operations – were especially significant for him, providing Albert with the knowledge and connections to lead HKSTP today. Outside of work, Albert actively contributes to the community. He is a member of The Court of The University of Hong Kong and a board member the Hong Kong Sports Institute. An avid runner, Albert regularly takes part in marathons around the world.
Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government
Dr Chung is the Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology. Dr Chung has nearly 30 years of experience in information technology (IT) strategic management and entrepreneurship development, and worked in several IT firms. He joined Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited in March 2004 and was responsible for taking forward Cyberport's IT infrastructure and incubation. He was Chief Technology Officer when he left Cyberport in February 2016. Public service positions held by Dr Chung include Council Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society, Convenor of the IT Expert Advisory Group of the Consumer Council, and Member of the Hong Kong/Guangdong Expert Committee on Cloud Computing Services and Standards.
Founding President, World Electric Vehicles Association
FIET, Life FIEEE, HonFHKIE
Prof. C. C. Chan SBS holds BSc, MSc, PhD, HonDSc, HonDTech degrees. Honorary Professor and Former Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. Founder of Academician C.C. Chan International Science and Technology Innovation Centre. Visiting Professor of MIT, University of Cambridge, etc. Founding President of the World Electric Vehicle Association. Senior Consultant to governments, Strategic Adviser or Independent Director of public companies and industries. Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K., Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honorary Fellow of Hungarian Academy of Engineering, Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET, and Honorary Fellow of HKIE. Recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal, Chinese Academy of Engineering Guang-Hua Prize, World Federation of Engineering (WFEO) Medal of Engineering Excellence, Silver Bauhinia Star Medal of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Gold Medal of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, IEEE Transportation Technologies Award, “Father of Asian Electric Vehicles” by Magazine Global View, His major research field includes the philosophy and key technologies of electric vehicles and intelligent energy systems, Published 17 books, over 450 technical papers and holds 10 patents.
Head of Re-Industrialisation, HKSTP
Dr HL Yiu, head of re-industrialisation division at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), spearheads the key infrastructures and initiatives in driving re-industrialisation at HKSTP. By providing the state-of-the-art and purpose-designed facilities with special provisions, Yiu fosters advanced industries and smart production in Industrial Estates in Tai Po, Yuen Long and Tseung Kwan O with an ultimate goal to revitalise them to be the base of advanced manufacturing. He strongly believes that re-industrialisation can further elevate the "Made in Hong Kong" label as both an internationally recognized brand and a source of local pride.
Before heading re-industrialisation, Yiu was the lead in the Electronics, Materials, Precision Engineering Clusters and managed over 300 companies of this domain in HKSTP. Leveraging his business development experience and technical expertise in semiconductors and integrated circuit, electronics, information technology, telecommunications and computing, Yiu secured a few key tenants such as Arrow and TCL, and drove key initiatives under the Robotics Platform including Robotics Alliance and Robotics Conference.
Prior to HKSTP, Yiu assumed the role of senior executive in both start-up and MNC. Working in Motorola Semiconductor for over 15 years, Yiu was the General Manager Asia, Networking and Computing Group before he left. Being the brain of the famous DragonBall microprocessor, Yiu was one of the key inventors of this successful project which does not only contribute to the development of the personal digital assistant / handheld computers today, but also proves him a visionary leader and an innovator with eight patents.
Graduated with Bachelor and Master of Electronic Engineering as well as the Doctor of Business Administration degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Yiu continued his education in Executive MBA, Finance and Juris Doctor from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and an Executive Committee Member of Hong Kong Automation Technology Council and Hong Kong Electronics Industry Council of the FHKI.