Introduction of HKCS Specialist Groups
Specialist Groups (SGs)
As the most premier professional body for the Hong Kong IT sector, the primary objective of the Hong Kong Computer Society (“Society”) is to promote information technology (“IT”) in Hong Kong by providing a medium for disseminating knowledge and promoting the appreciation of IT and related tools, and to do such things for the benefit of the Society’s members. One of the key pillars of the Society is the various Specialist Groups (“SGs”) that conduct various professional development activities for the Society’s members and the IT community at large.
The main objectives of the SGs are:
- to keep abreast with and focus on enabling and evolving information technologies
- to be a platform for knowledge dissemination and exchange among the Society’s members
- to be a catalyst for innovation through thought leadership
- to assist the Society’s members in their continuous professional development (CPD)
Each SG has invited IT senior executives from different industries to be our advisors so that we can apply emerging technologies to suit the needs of these industries. Currently, we have 4 Specialist Groups (SGs), they are Artifical Intelligence SG, Cyber Security SG, Enterprise Architecture SG, FinTech SG. Every one of these SGs is being led by leading IT and business professionals specialized in the corresponding domains. Every SG organises seminars and site visits, conduct survey and research, provides vendor-neutral advisory services to organisations and governments, and contribute views to various IT and business media on their corresponding domains.
SGs also take the lead to generate synergy across these SGs to bring true business values and cross-disciplined advisory services to enterprises, government and the society of Hong Kong. For instance, all SGs were in the program committee of HKCS’s annual flagship event – Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC). Every SG has specific expertise and own networks in the IT and business sectors. We were able to generate synergy among all SGs and added extra values to the conference. We worked hand in hand to design the program content, invite speakers and facilitate workshops and seminars in the conference. All SGs often meet formally and causally to explore new ideas and build new networks. If you haven’t joined us, please do so to contribute your knowledge and experience to help SGs shape the future of IT for Hong Kong.
The Convenors of HKCS Specialist Groups, from left: Mr. Ricky Woo (Cyber Security), Mr. Dave Chen (Enterprise Architecture), Dr. Andy Chun (Artificial Intelligence), Mr. Frazer Lam (FinTech)