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Distinguished Speaker Series – Smart City 5.0

22 Mar 2024

Dr Winnie Tang, MH, JP, Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong

Professor Jiannong Cao, Dean of Graduate School, delivered an opening speech

Audiences gained insight on the topic of Smart City 5.0

On 20 March, the Graduate School had the privilege of inviting Dr Winnie Tang, MH, JP, to deliver a seminar on the topic of “Smart City 5.0”. Dr Tang is a renowned IT entrepreneur, scholar, and expert in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). She is the Founder of Esri China (Hong Kong), a leading company specialising in geographic information system (GIS) technology. Additionally, she is the Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium. Currently, Dr Tang holds the position of Adjunct Professor in multiple departments at the University of Hong Kong, including the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty of Architecture.

Building upon the foundations of Smart City 3.0 and 4.0, Smart City 5.0 delves deeply into the challenges of implementing sustainable practices in urban development. During the seminar, Dr Tang discussed with participants the latest advancements in technology, urban planning, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations, citizen engagement, and the transformative possibilities for enhancing urban living.

Dr Tang compared the smart city efforts of Hong Kong to various countries worldwide and specifically addressed how Hong Kong can seize the opportunity to achieve Smart City 5.0. She emphasised the importance of creating an ecosystem that enables talents to realise their full potential.

Alongside Dr Tang’s sharing, her colleague demonstrated the practical application of technology in simulating various scenarios for building construction and optimizing city planning and development.

The seminar left attendees inspired as they contemplated the future of their cities and the potential of digital transformation. The event concluded with a dynamic Q&A session, where participants enthusiastically engaged in dialogue with Dr Tang.

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