Dr Jolly WONG

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