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HKWTIA Monthly e-Newsletter 2016    May Issue  

Events You CANNOT Miss!

Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World Hong Kong (18-19 May) - FREE admission for WTIA members

Taking place for the first time in Hong Kong, Cloud Expo Asia showcases a leading international exhibition of over 100 leading international suppliers and a line-up of 200 expert speakers - including dozens of case studies from organisations just like yours who have faced - and overcome - similar challenges and who are already benefiting from the cloud.


WTIA is going to participate in the Expo with booth and a talk. You can visit us in booth H22, located at Hall 5 to explore our brand new membership package, and also the new vision of WTIA. Furthermore, Dr. Francis Ng, Executive Committee Board Member of WTIA, and Partner & Senior Director of Business, Clustertech, will do a sharing in the Expo on 18 May. Details of the session:


"Cultivating Customer Experience 3.0 in the Cloud Age" 

14:30 - 14:55 on Weds 18th May 

at Big Data & Analytics + the Internet of Things Theatre


As the member of WTIA, you are eligible for FREE TICKETS (valued at HK$12,000) to attend this unique industry gathering. Please click here for the registration. To view the full conference programme, please click here.

Asia Smartphone Apps Contestants’ Round up and Monetization Forum cum Hong Kong Mobile Apps Industry Survey 2016 Press Conference (25 May)

The Asia Smartphone Apps Contest's shortlisted applicants/finalists together with the assessors will be sharing the insight of the development of Smartphone Apps in Hong Kong and Asia. You will have a chance to meet with local developers, SMEs, investors and stakeholders to promote effective dialogue between potential partners, encouraging business collaboration and partnership among the participants. 


The findings of “Hong Kong Mobile Apps Industry Survey 2016” will be announced in the press conference. You can better understand the app development market and industry within Asia including business operations, program development, revenues and expenses.  Furthermore, Yahoo will also be sharing usage of Flurry, a platform integrating mobile analytics and monetization.


You are invited to join the Forum cum Press Conference. Let’s meet the experts of smartphone apps industry to explore new opportunities! 


Date: 25 May, 2016 (Wednesday) 

Time: 11:00 – 13:00 

Venue: TBC

Language: English 

Format: Forum and Press Conference 


Please click here for registration. Moreover, the Summit cum Award Presentation Ceremony for the contest will be held in 16 June also. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details!

Special Feature

Congratulation to all the ICT Awards winners of WTIA!

We are happy to announce that 9 WTIA members has won 13 ICT Awards this year in 6 streamsOnce again, a big congratulation to all the winners, may each year bring even more innovative and useful apps to our marketplaces!


Best Digital Entertainment Grand Award and Best Digital Entertainment (Entertainment Software) Gold Award 

Skytree Digital Ltd. 

Hachi Hachi


Best Digital Entertainment (Interaction Design) Gold Award and Best Digital Entertainment Special Mention (New Start-up Company) 

IOIO Ltd. 

Gulliver


Best Lifestyle (Social, Communications & Media) Gold Award 

Green Tomato Ltd. / Jardine Matheson & Co. Ltd. 

Pizza Hut Division


Best Smart Hong Kong (Big Data Application) Sliver Award 

Cluster Technology Ltd. 

ClusterTechPRISMA


Best Smart Hong Kong (Internet of Things Application) Sliver Award 

The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Ltd. / Mobilesoft Technology (HK) Ltd. 

KMB Estimated Time of Arrival System - A Smarter Way to Travel in Hong Kong


Best Smart Hong Kong (Public Sector Information Application) Silver Award 

Nuthon IT Solutions Ltd. 

Toilet Rush


Best Business Solution (Application) Bronze Award 

Prudential Hong Kong Ltd. / Cherrypicks Ltd. 

PRUone All-in-one Mobile Sales Platform for Insutance Distribution Channels


Best FinTech (Emerging Solutions) Bronze Award 

Cherrypicks Ltd. 

appsdollar - Redeem your joyous rewards


Best Mobile Apps (Consumer Solutions) Bronze Award

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited / Cherrypicks Limited 

Mobile App for the HSBC 150th Anniversary Banknote marketing campaign


Best Smart Hong Kong (Public Sector Information Application) Bronze Award 

MapKing International Ltd. 

Live Public Transit Alert Estimation Application


Best Mobile Apps (Consumer Solutions) Award Certificate of Merit 

GreenTomato Limited / Link Real Estate Investment Trust 

Link Park & Dine


Best FinTech (Banking and Insurance) Certificate of Merit 

Yintran Group Holdings Ltd. 

Yintran - The Money Transfer Network 


Best Lifestyle (Green, Healthy & Creative Living) Certificate of Merit

MoooFit Ltd. / Cherrypicks Ltd.

MoooFit - Your calories make a difference

Upcoming Happenings!

Hong Kong Digital Tech Delegation to the USA and Canada 2016  (10-14 May)

Total Security Conference 2016 (12 May)

《早期投資與初創企業的生態發展》研討會 (17 May)

Cyberport is calling or registration of Hong Kong Digital Delegation to USA & Canada. The delegation will attend Finovate Spring 2016 and Wearable World Congress, and a series of pitching, networking and showcasing opportunities in Silicon Valley and Toronto from 10 – 14 May 2016 tentatively. For details and registration, please click here.

Organized by Computerworld Hong Kong, Total Security Conference brings today’s leading IT professionals together under the same roof with leading solution providers and analysts. The conference aims to challenge today’s security thinking about information security and be part of its evolution over time. For details and registration, please click here.

Organized by Office of the Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (IT), the Seminar will focus on the latest trend on financing and investing on startup, and how the venture capital provided by Government could help the local IT industry. Click here for more details and registration (Chinese only). 

Retail Innovation Executive Summit 2016 - Hong Kong  (27 May)

Internet of Things (IoT) & Wireless Symposium: Opportunities to Electronics Industry (31 May)

APAC Innovation Summit 2016 Series - Robotics (2 June)

Carrying the theme of “Reinventing Retail in the Age of Disruption, this summit will be held on 27th May, 2016 at CORDIS Hong Kong at Langham Place targets 150+ Senior Business & IT retail professionals. For more details, please click here.

The symposium is tailor-made for the electronics industry players is organised by the Hong Kong Electronics Industry Council. Distinguished speakers from renowned technology companies, organisations, institutes from the United States, Singapore and Korea will share their insights on IoT and wireless technologies. For details and registration, please click here.

The upcoming “Robotics” conference, the 2nd event of the APAC Innovation Summit 2016 Series, will take place in Science Park on 2-3 June. This year we have invited speakers from the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, India and China, to deliver keynote speeches and discuss the trends and challenges of Robotics on Day 1. Themed discussion sessions will also be featured on Day 2 to explore the latest applications in Industrial Automation, Assistive/Home Care, Edutainment and Medical Use.

What WTIA events you might have missed...

   

Award Presentation Ceremony for Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016: Best Mobile Apps Award

11 April

To recognize and promote outstanding mobile applications in Hong Kong, WTIA is thrilled to organize Hong Kong ICT Awards: Best Mobile Apps Award for tenth year. Storellet, the loyalty app that is developed by Crozz Limited won the Grand Award for this year.

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HKTDC International ICT Expo 2016

13-16 April  
We and our members joined ICT Expo to showcase the latest solution and outstanding wireless products to visitors around the world. Glad to meet all of you in the Expo!

The Next Wireless Innovation Forum

15 April

During ICT Expo, WTIA conducted the Forum and invited speakers to share how wireless technologies like Smart Glass (AR+VR) , big data analysis and e-payment changes the rules of buying and selling, pushing forth the Retail 4.0 and post-smartphone era. Thanks Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association and Hong Kong Trade Development Council for co-organizing and supporting the event!

WTIA in the media

WTIA Columns @ Hong Kong EconomicTimes

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27 April 2016

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3 May 2016

Chairman's Column on Capital Weekly

從台北2016年智慧城市展出發看「智慧城市」

4 April 2016 

 Capital Weekly

WTIA Media Coverage

預覽智能新生活 台北 2016 智慧城市展

1 April 2016 

 Unwire.hk