Vehicles backed up amid heavy rain, at Hung Hom in May 2016. The opening up and sharing of big data on traffic can help drivers plan better. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong’s smart city dreams can move faster on big data

Winnie Tang says with big data holding the key to global prosperity, Hong Kong’s smart city blueprint can be best realised by a data-sharing platform for the government, public and private entities, and mobile apps

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Vehicles backed up amid heavy rain, at Hung Hom in May 2016. The opening up and sharing of big data on traffic can help drivers plan better. Photo: Nora Tam
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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.