A view of Central district from Hong Kong's convention centre, which fronts Victoria Harbour. Photo: AP

Hong Kong cannot become a smart city without its people’s buy-in

Winnie Tang says the successes – and failures – elsewhere of efforts to harness technology for development underline the need to consult widely with industry players and among the community

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A view of Central district from Hong Kong's convention centre, which fronts Victoria Harbour. Photo: AP
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Winnie Tang

Winnie Tang

Dr Winnie Tang JP is an adjunct professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She is a pioneer in bringing the geographic information system technology to Hong Kong. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology in e-health, environmental conservation and education. She also founded the Smart City Consortium and Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited.