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HKWTIA Monthly e-Newsletter 2016    August/September Issue  

Events you shouldn’t miss!

LegCo Information Technology Constituency Election Forum (29 August)

To create a platform for IT voters to understand more about the candidates’ view for the upcoming LEGCO Election IT Functional Constituency, the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and Professional Information Security Association (PISA) are going to organize an Election Forum. The details are as follows: 


Date: August 29 (Monday) 

Time: 7:00-8:30pm (registration starts at 6:30pm) 

Venue: Auditorium, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, No. 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong 

Speakers: Charles Mok, Eric Yeung 

Facilitator: Danny Fung

Language: Cantonese


Industry practitioners and the public are welcomed. Online registration: https://goo.gl/8TeqhC

Secret Social - Augmented Reality (AR): Gimmick or Golden Goose? (31 August)

If only there is a platform for OPEN discussion, trespassing confines of business meetings; vendors know implicit concerns from clients and clients realize unspoken challenges and difficulties faced by vendors. 


This is what Secret Social is about.


This time we will talk about the hottest trend in the industry, Augmented Reality (AR)! Details of the event:


Date: August 31st (Wednesday) 

Time:  6:00pm to 8:00pm (Registration starts at 5:30pm)

Venue: Causeway Bay (Exact location will be revealed once you have registered) ***Socks required***

Cost (includes food and drink): HK$150 early birdHK$200 at the door 

Language: Cantonese and English


Discussion Leaders:

Mr. Ivan Wong

Project Manager, Cherrypicks

Mr. Ricky Lui 

Co-Founder, Joy Aether

Mr. Jordan Cheng 

CEO, MAD Gaze

Mr. Dixon Cheung 

Founder, Fingerprint Studios

Mr. Mann Yim 

Director, Bubbleslink

Mr. Andrew Pang 

Founder & MD, Leovation

Mr. Tonny Tong 

Senior Manager, Alibaba

Tentative discussion topics are downloadable here. If you are interested to join the Secret Social, please contact us via here to request invitation .

Focus Group Discussion on Drawing up a Talent List

HKSAR Government is studying the feasibility of drawing up a talent list to attract, in a more effective and focused manner, high-quality talent to support Hong Kong’s development as a diversified and high value-added economy. To gather views of professionals in wireless technology industry, WTIA is invited to meet the consultant and conduct a focus group discussion on this topic.


Acting as the platform, aggregator and community in the industry, WTIA would like to invite our members to join the focus group discussion. The meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held on September and will be last for about an hour. For members who are interested to join, please contact us by email.

Special Feature

Meet our Members - Cypher Martin System Limited

Starting from this issue, we will have a new section called Meet our Members, featuring interview with our members. In this month, we visited Cypher Martin System Limited and chatted about their distinctive company culture. To view the full article, please visit our website.

Upcoming Happenings!

Global Sources Electronics (11-14 and 18-21 October) - FREE upgrade to VIP Buyer for WTIA members! 

The Future of Money and Technology: How to make the most out of FinTech (30 August) 

Organized by Global Sources, the Global Electronics will be held in 11-14 and 18-21 October to include 3,500 booths with the focus on consumer electronics, plus security products and electronic components. Details of the show can be found here. Member of WTIA can enter the show and upgrade as VIP Buyer for free by filling the registration form here. Application will be closed on 29 August, do not miss the opportunity and sign up now!

General Assembly has assembled a panel of key players in the finance & tech industries who will share their insights on: The rise of Finch; Trends, challenges and opportunities; and The best tools and how to make the most of them. Details of the event and registration can be found here

Walk21HK CityTech Awards  (Application Deadline: 31 August)

資訊及通訊業職安健攝影比賽 (9 September)

Co-organized by Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK) & Civic Exchange, 'The Walk21HK CityTech Awards' is to celebrate innovations for walking, how the integration of “smart” elements into urban settings has changed the modern walking experience – from the integration of street facilities, apps on phones, tablets and wearable gadgets to technologies that encourage new walking habits and anything in between. Registration and details here

Occupational Safety & Health Council is organizing the photo competition to raise awareness of ICT industry employees for keeping safe and healthy when working. Details of the competition can be downloaded here (Chinese only).

What WTIA events you might have missed...

Public Awareness Seminar on WiFi Security 2016 (13 August)

360 Big Data & Marketing Trends Congress (18 August)

The Seminar concluded in 13 August with internet security experts shared tips about WiFi safety, demonstrated how hackers retrieve data from smartphone. The result of Hong Kong WiFi Security Survey this year was presented in the Seminar and it shows that the security of WiFi in HK are satisfactory in general. Details of the report can be downloaded at www.safewifi.hk


Moreover,  we are conducting a survey on WiFi usage and security. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey on WiFi Adoption and Security, to help us understand and improve the quality and safety of WiFi service in the territory. Thank you for your support!

Mr. Kenny Yiu, Chairman of WTIA, presented in the congress with title “Grasping the Power of Digital for Outbound Tourism Marketing” and shared insights and statistics on how big data alongside with wireless technologies can help tourism marketing.