CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

Chairman Report 2019-20

 

Dear Fellow Members,

 

It is my honour to present my report to you on the affairs of the Hong Kong Section for the captioned membership year.

 

In midst of COVID-19 pandemic the Section has switched most of the events online by means of webinar and video conferencing, rendering outstanding results as overseas members from UK branches and Canada Section have participated as well.

 

The Hong Kong Section has successfully established a closer connection with UK via mutual collaboration. Since webinars are organized globally, our monthly newsletters also include upcoming webinar events organized by UK branches and specialist groups, presenting a wider exposure and range of options to members in Hong Kong.

 

FinTech is revolutionizing the financial industry. Technology innovation greatly reduces operating cost, enhances operation efficiency; improves service quality and customer experience. On July 29, 2020, the Section has organized the webinar “Fintech in HK: Now and the Future” and explored the status and trends of Fintech development in Asia, China and Hong Kong.

 

On September 28, 2020, we organized the webinar “Become Globally Qualified in IT” and had the honour to invite Ms Holly Porter, the Membership Director from BCS Headquarters in Swindon, UK; to share the latest information about registering for different types of BCS members and becoming Chartered globally.

 

Following the introduction from BCS Headquarters, the Section organized a sequel interview with our Fellow member Mr. Stephen Hau in November 2020, who explained in depth the rationale for becoming CITP and CEng, and the competitive edges they represent along his career development.

 

In December 2020, the Section organized the webinar “Women in IT” and invited distinguished female leaders in the technology industry to share their experience in career development, culture, challenges and opportunities in Hong Kong.

 

The Hong Kong Section had the honour to be featured in BCS ITNow magazine December 2020 issue. The article introduced the IT landscape in Hong Kong, our relationship with China, as well as the prospect of talent supply and demand in the near future.

 

BCS (Hong Kong Section) also participated in the process of various government policy consultation. We had a meeting with Mr. Alfred Sit, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology in May 2020 and conveyed our concern regarding professional development in ICT industry. The Section also met with OGCIO regarding SOA-QPS5 formulation. Being one of the key objectives of this term, the Section will continue to contribute our experience to government policy, for the betterment and comprehensive progress of ICT industry development.

 

Throughout the year the Section has acted as supporting organization for a number of events from other professional societies in Hong Kong. We believe in solidarity that by joining hand-in-hand the industry can excel in one.

 

I would like to express my gratitude to our Committee Members for their contribution to the Section this year, as well as all our members for your participation.

 

Looking forward BCS (Hong Kong Section) will continue to advocate professionalism in technology, with a tight bond with China we shall explore closer collaborations and opportunities with the Greater Bay Area. More events and contents will be made online via live webinars and videos on social media, progressively we shall achieve a healthy, compact and scalable technology community in Hong Kong.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Peter CM Choi, MBCS

Chairman (2019-20)

BCS (Hong Kong Section)

 

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