The HKCS Pandemic Innovative Digital Solution Awards 2020 is established for three major purposes:
The Hong Kong Pandemic Innovative Digital Solution Awards (PIDSA) aims at recognizing and promoting outstanding information technology (IT) innovation, solutions, products and applications that help the community to prevent, fight and overcome the recent Covid-19 outbreak. In 2020, the Covid-19 outbreak becomes a pandemic, infected millions of people and took away hundred thousands of lives worldwide. Economic activities also came to a pause and impacted everyone in the world. As Hong Kong citizens, we shall give credit to ourselves in protecting our society relative to the global impacts. The Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) would like to foster good IT that enabled our actions to fight against this pandemic in Hong Kong. This award intends to recognize and commend outstanding Information Technology that deliver value and contribute to success in gaining control over this pandemic. This is an award organised by the Hong Kong Computer Society and supported by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the Government of the HKSAR and other professional industry bodies. We invite all entities to nominate their impressive IT innovation, solutions, products and applications to participate in this recognition award.
The Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) is a well-established non-profit organisation that has been striving to improve and develop Hong Kong’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry since its founding in 1970.
HKCS is the first recognised professional association for the ICT industry in Hong Kong, dedicated to the promotion of the highest professional standards for the industry. Members hail from a broad spectrum of Hong Kong’s ICT industry, from corporations to like-minded individuals, all coming together to raise the profile of the industry.
During its 50 years’ history, HKCS members have come to form the core of a wide and influential network throughout the whole spectrum of Hong Kong services and industries. The Society offers a chance for Hong Kong’s communities to exchange ideas and to carry out a dialogue with the Government regarding ICT and its impact to the society. Being a highly active association, HKCS is regularly organising many activities to help promote ICT in Hong Kong, including lectures, discussions, seminars, and open forums on subjects related to ICT.
It is a recognition scheme to recognise the organisations/people who create and deliver the solutions and services that have significant contribution to the society to fight against the pandemic. Winners will be entitled: