The theme of the Hong Kong Computer Society’s 2019 Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) is “Greater Bay Area – Building a Bright Digital Future”. The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is probably one of the most significant national economic development strategies in recent years. Earlier this year, China released an outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, aiming to develop the region into “a role model of high-quality development.”
With a total combined population close to 70 million, and gross domestic product (GDP) of around US$1.5 trillion, GBA has great potential to be a major source of economic growth, particularly in the area of technology and innovation. This offers tremendous opportunities for collaboration and synergies among the GBA cities to create a powerhouse for providing global technology and innovation needs. This annual conference will highlight numerous exciting new developments in digital, including artificial intelligence, cyber security, digital industries, fintech, and emerging technologies, particularly in the GBA area. Advancements in technology and innovation are truly building a bright digital future for Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and beyond.