Message from HKCS President & Conference Chairpersons
Dr. Ted Y. T. Suen, MH
President, Hong Kong Computer Society
Chief Information Officer, MTR Corporation Limited
I am pleased to announce that the Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2020 (HKICC2020) will be held from 2nd to 3rd November 2020 and it will be the first ever online event since its launching in 1978 under the current “New Normal”. Theme of the conference this year is "Digital Lifestyle in the New Decade".
2020 has proven to be an eventful start of a new decade. Many in the industry are now saying COVID-19 is the biggest catalyst of digital transformation. It is, therefore, important for the practitioners of the IT industry to better equip with the latest emerging technologies related to digital transformation that will impact many areas of our lifestyle in this digital era.
HKICC this year is to highlight the impacts on day-to-day life and work of digital transformation for different industries on how digital transformation is impacting their day-to-day life and work. This conference mainly focuses on four major areas including “Digital Life: everything-as-a-service”, “Digital Workplace: access from everywhere”, “Digital Commerce: bespoke services at mass scale” and “Digital Future: the smart devices of tomorrow”.
As Hong Kong has been positioned as the innovation center in The Greater Bay Area, I believe the technology industry in Hong Kong can also play a much active role in grasping the new opportunities from Shenzhen as well as the Greater Bay Area, especially in research and development for the digital transformation solutions to tap this up and coming market with a population of over 72 million people. Thus, the conference is timely held.
World class technology experts, business leaders, academics and policy makers will gather and exchange their insights, and I believe the attendees will be benefited enormously.
I look forward to meeting you online at the Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2020.
本人欣然宣佈，香港國際電腦會議2020 (HKICC2020) 將於今年11月2日至3日在網上舉行，今年是該項盛事由1978年以來，首度由於「新常態」而轉為以網上形式主辦，而本年的主題為「新世代數碼生活」。
Mr. Raymond Cheng
Chairperson of HKICC 2020 Organizing Committee
Mr. Richard Leung
Chairperson of Programme Committee, HKICC 2020
The Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) has been organised by the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) annually since 1978. The main objective is to bring together IT professionals, and business and government leaders from all over the world to explore opportunities that information technology can offer, and to share their successes and valuable insight. The conference has always been a significant event in the IT industry. In the past year, it has attracted over 48 prominent speakers and over 800 delegates participating in the conference. More than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the HKICC online conference this year, representing a variety of local and overseas public and private organisations.
The theme of this year is "Digital Lifestyle in the New Decade". Since the beginning of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all walks of life in Hong Kong. Although the process and formats of this year's conference are different from those of the past, under the "new normal", we can make better use of technology and truly achieve "Digital Lifestyle in the New Decade” leveraging the “Digital Solutions in the New Decade”.
It is an honour to invite experts from different areas as our speakers and gain inspiration and opportunities by sharing their vision and wisdom. Participants will be able to have a better understanding of the development potential of Digital Transformation under the current “New Normal”. I am sure you will be able to get lots of valuable insights and inspirational ideas.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Hong Kong International Computer Conference a success. Meanwhile, I would like to thank all the sponsors for their generous support, as well as our keynote speakers, the joint efforts of the members of the Organising Committee, and the administration of the Secretariat of HKCS. I truly appreciate your continuous support and your contribution will definitely help us develop and succeed in future endeavors.
More importantly, I am delighted to have you all with us online to participate and share in Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2020. Look forwards to seeing you.
「香港國際電腦會議」（HKICC）自1978年由香港電腦學會創辦以來，已成為業界一年一度的盛事，深受香港以至亞太區的資訊科技界及社會人士歡迎，旨在匯集香港及亞太區的資訊科技專才、商家和政府官員，發表研究成果、真知灼見與交流經驗。延續去年會議吸引了48位行業專才擔任講者及逾800位出席者參與之佳績，本年「香港國際電腦會議」已達第 43屆，預計將吸引逾 1,000 位來自世界各地的代表出席，繼續為資訊科技專才及企業提供廣泛交流的機會。
The theme of the Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2020 (HKICC 2020) is "Digital Lifestyle in the New Decade". We will explore the opportunities brought by Digital Transformation, especially under “New Normal”, for Hong Kong IT industry in four major areas including “Digital Life: everything-as-a-service”, “Digital Workplace: access from everywhere”, “Digital Commerce: bespoke services at mass scale” and “Digital Future: the smart devices of tomorrow”.
“Digital Life: everything-as-a-service” - This parallel session will explore how our daily life has changed post COVID-19, and related technology developments to support those changes.
“Digital Workplace: access from everywhere” - This parallel session will explore the technologies and the key success factors of implementing a digital workplace learned from the pandemic.
“Digital Commerce: bespoke services at mass scale” - This parallel session will explore the digital disruption and acceleration of e-business caused by emerging digital technologies and the pandemic.
“Digital Future: the smart devices of tomorrow” - This parallel session will explore the revolution and future of Digital development caused by emerging digital technologies and the pandemic.
Professionals including CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, CIOs, Strategists, Trendsetters, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, MIS Managers, Operation Managers, Marketing Managers, Academics, and Policy Makers from both local and international corporations will gather online to share their pearls of wisdom, experiences and visions.
I sincerely invite you to attend this annual IT industry event to meet the world-class leaders and scholars online.