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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    The HK Government seems one of the worst offenders. If they have a a digital strategy, it is all over the place. Half the stuff requiring you to visit their offices should be able to be done online. Even the UK seems way ahead in this regard, and they are famous for disastrous Government sponsored IT projects.
    agree 100%, a good example hongkongpost rolling out e-cert
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    it feels like the HK gov is stuck in times, so many of their processes are so slow and dumb, nothing is digitized. When it takes one week for a visa transfer in SG, it takes 4-6 in HK. Their data is all over the place. I feel they are stuck in their Octopus card days, it was quite innovative back then, but then nothing happens since.

    They don't realize they could save time and money if they pushed for innovation. It's hard to call yourself an innovation hub when the gov itself hasn't innovated at all.

    they have a new data website they launched, it looks interesting, maybe they started looking at it
    https://data.gov.hk/en/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutark
    It's hard to call yourself an innovation hub when the gov itself hasn't innovated at all.
    exactly, that hongkongport e-cert wasn't accepted / adopted by many HK govt. departments lol

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    HK does have similarities with Silicon Valley in the US...

    Sky high property prices
    Homelessness(San Francisco) cage homes (HK)
    Loads of asians

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    Asians (including Hong Kongers) play computer games a lot. I think this could be something worth pursuing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UK/HKboy
    Asians (including Hong Kongers) play computer games a lot. I think this could be something worth pursuing.
    See, it's not so much about what specific technology to develop. It's about integrating the Greater Bay area and the opportunities Hong Kong can get involved in during this process. Technology is just one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    You should get used to the idea that Hong Kong won't be anything centre in the future and that China has more than 3 cities. Nonetheless, they can build up a tech hub in order to provide good jobs for their residents.
    I suggest Ms Lam's comments were just rambling babble filled with buzz words without any clarity and you say there are more than one city and a tech hub can be built.

    Still confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutark
    Ultimately it will have to change when corporation realize they need to implement efficient Data Analytics. Problem is HK is really slow (corporation wise) to adopt new technologies. A lot of conglomerate rely on really old legacy systems.

    It's going to be interesting to see how it develops. I know some companies here just can't find the talents they need like in UX, if you work in that area you get offers left and right.
    Within a short paragraph you highlighted three opportunities. Even more reasons to invest in tech and find ways to attract talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    Blah blah blah..., heard it all before. Asians can't innovate, can't make decisions, lack Western style education, etc. I've lived in Asia for too long to believe in such nonsense.
    Your mind has made this into an issue of racism. This makes little sense.

    From the posts above people have said Hong Kong lacks the culture and support to be a tech hub. If it were as easy as the government stating we will have a tech hub there would be plenty examples to look at of alternatives to SIlicon Valley. There isn't. It clearly isn't a race issue but if that is how your mind works...

    Quote Originally Posted by civil_servant
    How is Brexit proceeding in your superior educational and social environment?
    This makes no sense. The lack of a cohesive and compelling argument is very telling
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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    My comments are just rambling babble filled with buzz words with lots of mouth stuffing to boot.
    Fixed that for you.

    She's setting up a vision for the city. It's similar to a top executive visiting your office and given a talk. They rarely get into details. If you want a detailed blueprint, you'll have to wait.

    Beijing ‘losing no time’ to get input on blueprint for ‘Greater Bay Area’ | South China Morning Post

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