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HKWTIA Monthly e-Newsletter 2017 
May/June Issue  

Meet our Members - Playnote

In the Meet our Members this month, we visited Playnote and did an interview with Eric, to talk about his passion for utilising technology to teach music, the significance of incorporating AI in music and the next step for AI development. To view the full article, please visit our website.

Events you shouldn’t miss!

"Internet of Vehicles" events - Seminar and Business Exchange Trip to Shenzhen

Photo taken in "Internet of Vehicles" Business Exchange Trip to Chongqing

Internet of Vehicles(IoV) is an essential component of intelligent transportation. IoV enabled the interaction between V2V, V2R, V2H & V2I. This inter-connection not only helps propel travel, but also solves the practical yet persistent problems such as traffic jam etc. Are you ready for the rise of the IoV?


In June, we are organizing a Seminar and a Business Exchange Trip to exchange ideas for IoV solutions and explore the development of IoV in Mainland China. Details of the events:


The Future of Auto: Smart and Connected Vehicles


Date: 8 June (Thursday) 

Time: 16:00-18:00 (Registration starts at 15:30) 

Venue: The Hub, 1/F, Fortune Building , 150-158 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai 

Language: English


Guest Speakers:

Mr. Raphael Cohen, CEO & Co-Founder of Gobee.bike

Mr. Leo To, Founder of the Hero Enterprise Limited - CarWash.HK

Mr. Kenneth Chau, Angel Investor of Fly Taxi

Mr. Anthony Lai, Ecosystem Manager of Thinxtra


Click here for details and registration (Free of charge!).


IoV Business Exchange Trip to Shenzhen


Date: 21-23 June (Wednesday to Friday)


Highlighted Itinerary:

Careland (凱立德科技)

Genvict (金溢科技)

ChinaGPS (賽格導航)

BYD Auto (比亞迪汽車)

and more!


Click here for details and registration.

   

To view more events that is run and supported by WTIA, please refer to our Events Calendar.

Special Feature

WTIA is calling for donations of old gadgets!

Got gadgets and devices that are just gathering dust but you don't feel like throwing away? Maybe you can consider donating it to us! 


WTIA is now asking for donations of old gizmos. All the collected gadgets will be exhibited in Mobility Experience Centre (MEC) credited to you! Our centre is located at Cyberport and will be part of an exhibit demonstrating the development of tech products over time. To acknowledge your generous donation, we will include name of the donors in the exhibition area. 


We are now collecting the following:

  • Old laptops and desktop computers, typewriters 
  • Portable music players, including Walkman, iPods, etc...
  • Personal digital assistants (PDA) 
  • Handheld or home game consoles, e.g. Gameboy and PlayStation series 
  • Any other remarkable gadgets 

If you would like to donate your gadgets to us, please drop us an email to contact@hkwtia.org. For details of MEC, please visit wtiahk.org/mobility-experience-centre-mec/. Thank you for your support in advance!

Upcoming Happenings! (Click image to view details)

Shaping Your Path for Entrepreneurship - Cyberport Start-up Forum (8 June)

The 18th Info-Security Conference (9 June) - FREE VIP seats for WTIA members!

5 VIP seats are offered for WTIA members! If you are interested, please drop us an email to contact@hkwtia.org. (Ticket will be given at first-come-first-serve basis)

The 5th Media Convergence Awards Prize Presentation Ceremony cum HKAIM 9th Anniversary Dinner (15 June) - Special offers for WTIA members!

Future Camp @ GIES (17-18 June)

WTIA in the media

Chairman's Column on Capital Weekly

What WTIA events you might have missed...

Asia Smart App Awards 2017 Training Workshop – How to deliver a good pitch? (22-23 May)

FinTech Convergence: “The Power of Unity” in Cloud Expo Asia 2017 (24 May)

The Asia Smart App Awards 2017 Training Workshop shared topics including pitching, venture funding and the way to build a start-up. Stay tuned for the Asia Smart App Summit cum Awards Presentation Ceremony in 29 June!

Speakers from BnkToTheFuture.com, FinFabrik, MoneyHero and Octopus shared the current landscape of FinTech, the challenges FinTech is facing to scale up and how collaboration could be a growth strategy for FinTech (Click here to view photos).

Diversity and Inclusion in Technology Panel in Cloud Expo Asia 2017 (25 May)

Secret Social - Humanizing FinTech: FinTech for the Non-Financial Sector (31 May)

Panelists from Dell EMC, Microsoft HK, Otonomos, SAP HK and Yahoo HK discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion, what does it bring to tech companies and how tech companies can take the lead in D&I (Click here to view photos).

Representatives from BizCoach by ImpalaCloud, Cherrypicks, Metta and Otonomos are invited to facilitate discussions during the event. Participants enjoyed the time of exchanging ideas with each other about FinTech with the food, craft beer and wine. (Click here to view photos).

About us

Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), established in 2001, is a not-for-profit, politically-neutral trade association dedicated to the wireless and mobile industry. 


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