Pedestrians cross a road in North Point. Smart people are key to a smart city. We need people to run a hi-tech city and drive future growth. Photo: Bloomberg

To innovate, Hong Kong needs to groom more top scientists and engineers

Winnie Tang says if Hong Kong is serious about raising its innovation and technology profile, and creating a ‘smart city’, it must do more to draw talent into the industry

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Pedestrians cross a road in North Point. Smart people are key to a smart city. We need people to run a hi-tech city and drive future growth. Photo: Bloomberg
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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.