Data on electricity consumption in the city is just one area in which private-public collaboration on big data is needed. Photo: Felix Wong

Why big data must be shared to realise Hong Kong’s smart city vision

Christine Loh says data transparency across government departments and access to information from private companies providing public services are needed to create a smart, sustainable city

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Data on electricity consumption in the city is just one area in which private-public collaboration on big data is needed. Photo: Felix Wong
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Christine Loh

Christine Loh

Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.