HKICC 2018 to focus on the Greater Bay Area

Rocky Cheng, chair, conference committee of HKICC 2018 and vice president for Greater China Affairs of Hong Kong Computer Society.

The annual Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) set next month will focus discussions around the development of the Greater Bay Area and the opportunities it presents for the growth of the city’s technology sector.

“The development of the Greater Bay Area will offer new and exciting opportunities for those working in the technology field. With the growing need for digitalization and business transformation within this region, there is great growth potential for IT professionals. That is the reason we pick this theme for this year conference,” said Rocky Cheng, chair of this year’s conference committee.

Cheng is vice president for Greater China Affairs of Hong Kong Computer Society, which has organized the event since 1978. He is also the general manager of information technology at the Bank of China (Hong Kong).

The Greater Bay Area (GBA) consists of Hong Kong, Macau, and nine other nearby cities in Guangdong, including Shenzhen. This represents a population of 67 million people with a combined GDP that is 12% of the national economy.

“This provides enormous opportunities for collaboration and business synergies among the 11 cities as well as a united force to world markets, with Hong Kong leading as the “super connector,” Cheng said.

The two-day HKICC 2018 is set on November 6 and 7 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with the theme entitled “Building a Smarter Bay Area through Technology Leadership”. The conference is now on its 41st year.

“We wish to see delegates from these regions activity participating in our conference, exchange the idea for Greater Bay area development, as well as opportunities for Hong Kong IT professionals, which eventually contribute a win-win situation among GBA region and IT talents,” Cheng said.

Furthermore, the conference will also focus on the parallel afternoon sessions, covering topics related to artificial intelligence, risk and RegTech, shared economy, and cross-border opportunities.

“This year, we will expect over 600 executives attend the conference while we offered free admission to our members who are contributing Hong Kong IT industry, and welcoming all delegates with special offer to encourage attendees participation,” Cheng said.

HKICC is now on its 41st year. For more details about the conference, contact telephone number 2834-2228 or email to [email protected].


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