Dr. Winnie Tang: Public participation stimulates unlimited possibilities of smart city

Our Chief Executive will be delivering her maiden policy address in October. From the viewpoint of a locally-bred citizen and a practitioner of information and technology industry, I deeply hope that the policy address can inject new impetus into Hong Kong’s economy. Development of smart city is certainly the way forward.

Recently, PricewaterhouseCoopers, a consultancy firm, made some suggestions in the Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint Consultancy Study to the government. Some people criticised the study’s lack of focus, while others think that there is no perfect plan in the world. For the blueprint which will be officially released in the third quarter next year, the most important thing is to master the existing advantages of Hong Kong, and to help Hong Kong export its experience and knowledge in building smart city, thus, enhancing its competitiveness in the global market.