Chairman Report 2020-21


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 persisting COVID-19 pandemic the Section has continued to organise most of the

events online by means of webinar and video conferencing, opening opportunities for overseas members to participate.


The Hong Kong Section has sustained a close connection with the UK via mutual collaboration. Our committee members have joined the endeavours of various working groups, brainstorming sessions and conferences organised by the UK, contributing opinions and ideas from international sections perspectives.


One of the key objectives for both BCS and the Hong Kong Section is to increase engagements from our young members. This year the Section has resumed organising the Mentorship Programme as our flagship. Thanks to 30 technology industry leaders who agreed to become our mentors, they are matched with 90 mentees from 9 tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. During the match up period, mentees are expected to gain valuable insights and career guidance from their mentors. In addition, several face-to-face gathering events will be organised soon, to further facilitate the communications and bonding between mentors and mentees.


In a rising trend of Web 3.0 and metaverse, the Section has organised a webinar on Blockchain and NFT on October 25, 2021. We have invited Mr. Kevin Lee, Founder and CEO of Redspots Creative, to introduce the phenomena of non-fungible tokens (NFT), cryptocurrencies and the future of metaverse.


The startup ecosystem is also a key area of concerns for the Section this year. On November 6, 2021, we have co-organised a startup sharing session with Hong Kong Cyberport. The event gave a brief introduction about the Cyberport Incubation Programme, and an experience sharing from RISKflo Asia Limited.


On November 12, 2021, we co-organised a drone programming introduction class with International Unmanned Aircraft Systems Association and shared a simulated flight experience and an introduction to CDP-C



This is also an extraordinary year that both Vice Chairman Mr. Tom Chung and myself have visited the UK Headquarters in Swindon on two separate occasions. Respectively we have met with the Head of Membership Ms. Holly Potter and Head of International Onboarding Mr. Stephen Tweed, the meetings were unprecedently constructive that introduced clarity and a more trusting relationship between the Headquarters and the Section.


Following the meetings there was a mutual understanding to develop BCS professional qualifications and trainings in Hong Kong and Greater China region, with existing network and resources, the Section and myself can play a substantial role in its facilitation. It is my honour to report that I have been invited by BCS Learning and Development Limited to take up an advisory role and will hence retire from my capacity in the Hong Kong Section.


Throughout the year the Section has acted as supporting organisation for several events from other professional societies in Hong Kong. We believe in solidarity that by joining together the industry can excel in



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.


It has been an honour serving as Section Chairman over the course of two years. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our Committee Members for their contribution, and I wish the Section every success in the years to come.


Yours sincerely,


Peter CM Choi, MBCS

Chairman (2020-21)

BCS (Hong Kong Section)