Unleashing the Power of Internet of Things for Smarter Business, Smarter Living

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The 4th HK Internet of Things Conference 2016 (“the Conference”), was held today in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with Mr. Nicholas Yang, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government, Mr. Charles Mok, JP, Legislative Councillor (Information Technology) and Mr. Allen Ma, CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation as the Guest of Honour.

Gathering over 500 pioneering leaders and influencers every year, the Conference has been one of the most prominent IoT events in Hong Kong. This year, it covers the topics that focus on the new generation of IoT technology and application that have penetrated into our everyday life and is continually reinventing the business models and transforming the future business.

“Hong Kong’s capacity to innovate is supported by strong connectivity with the Mainland China and the rest of the world, world-class universities, and robust intellectual property protection. The Hong Kong Government strives to create a vibrant ecosystem with excellent software and hardware support for the stakeholders to collaborate on research, development and innovation activities. Not surprisingly, Hong Kong enterprises recognise IoT as a driver for achieving operational excellence in product quality, time to market, productivity and cost saving,” says Mr. Robert Burton, President of the Hong Kong Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council and Executive Vice President of Li & Fung Trading Ltd.

With the theme of “Accelerating Business Decision with Internet of Things”, this year’s conference elaborated on the need to understand the pattern of data and how to develop logical insights from it. “Data had become a crucial element for every sector of business as smart products or applications release information like never before. Our discussions today introduce some sparkling innovations on technology and applications and how to bring them on to the market, and most important, create business value, consumer trust as well as a smart city with its limitless innovations,” adds Mr. Burton.

To recognise the outstanding innovations and achievement by the IoT pioneers in Hong Kong, the first “IoT Heroes Awards 2016” Presentation Ceremony was also held during the Conference. Eight IoT Heroes will join the newly established IoT Heroes Club, which led by the Hong Kong IoT Industry Advisory Council and GS1 Hong Kong to serve as a core catalyst in accelerating IoT adoption in the industry. The judging criteria of this award are based on IoT innovations leadership, market impact, creativity and also industry influence.

Ms. Anna Lin, JP, Chief Executive of GS1 Hong Kong mentions in her speech during the award presentation ceremony, “We are delighted with the high-quality nominations received in this first ever IoT Heroes Awards. Eight notable achievers have received the recognitions this year and become a member of the IoT Heroes Club. Through a concerted effort in catalysing innovations for sustainable IoT development and deployment, we hope to help Hong Kong achieve a leading position in the region and pave the way for smarter business, smarter living.”

Winners of the first IoT Heroes Awards 2016

(in alphabetical order by surname)

Mr. Joey CHAM, CEO, Axon Labs Limited

Ms. S C CHIANG, Director, The PPI Solutions (HK) Consulting Company Limited

Mr. Shylesh KARUVATH, Co-Founder & CEO, Cenique Infotainment Group Limited

Mr. Kenneth LAU, Director, Forida Limited

Dr. Karl R.P.H. LEUNG, Head, Department of Information Technology, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan)

Mr. Kow PING, Director, Well Being Digital Limited

Dr. Jacky TING, Practice Leader, IoT & Digital Solutions, PCCW Solutions Limited

Ir Dr. K F TSANG, Associate Professor and Director of Wireless Sustainability Center, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

About GS1 Hong Kong

Founded by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 1989, GS1 Hong Kong is the local chapter of GS1®, a not-for-profit, standards organisation that develops and drives adoption of easy-to-implement global standards for business to uniquely identify, accurately capture and automatically share vital information about products, locations and assets. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, GS1 has over 110 national chapters in 150 countries.

GS1 Hong Kong’s mission is to enable Hong Kong enterprises to improve the efficiency, safety, and visibility of supply chains across multiple sectors and facilitates commerce connectivity through the provision of global standards and a full spectrum of standards-based solutions and services. GS1 Hong Kong engages with communities of trading partners, industry organisations, government, and technology providers to understand and respond to their business needs through the adoption and implementation of global standards.

Currently, GS1 Hong Kong has over 7,000 corporate members covering close to 20 industries including retail consumer goods, food and food services, healthcare, apparel, logistics as well as information and technology. GS1 Hong Kong continually enhances and rolls out new services and solutions to help our corporate members to embrace new realities, new challenges, and new opportunities.

For more information about GS1 Hong Kong, please visit www.gs1hk.org.

About Hong Kong IoT Centre of Excellence

GS1 Hong Kong has been proactively promoting the innovation and the adoption of IoT technologies to help local enterprises capitalise on this technology to sharpen their competitive edges. Hong Kong Internet of Things Centre of Excellence ("The IoT Centre") is one of the key initiatives that GS1 Hong Kong has set up to promote the application of IoT.   The new IoT Centre, Hong Kong’s iconic and the only RFID / IoT live showroom is now located in Wanchai with a brand new look. It features live demonstration in six thematic zones which visitors can touch and feel the power of IoT technologies in various industries. 

For more information, please visit www.gs1hk.org/our-industries/the-iot-centre/overview

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