2018 was a landmark year for both technology and infrastructure development in Hong Kong, with the launch of the Faster Payment System, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. In addition to these accomplishments, the city has set ambitious targets for smart development in the next two years – including the rollout of electronic identify (eID) for residents, the launch of commercial 5G, and a plan to replace half of the coal-powered energy supplied to the city's grid with renewable sources.
During this morning talk, KPMG Partner Julian Vella will share their recent report titled Connected Cities: Citizen insights across Asia Pacific, followed by a panel discussion with Senior Executives from CLP, JOS and Siemens on the following topics:
- Many cities have a stated objective to be a “Smart City” but what is a Smart City and what does it take to be one?
- Hong Kong’s progress in six areas: smart mobility, smart living, smart environment, smart people, smart government and smart economy
- How can we apply technology to improve Hong Kong’s living environment and better manage the city’s energy and resources to build a smarter Hong Kong
- Key challenges of technological disruption
- Other recent trends in smart city development
|Julian is the Asia Pacific Regional Leader for KPMG's Global Infrastructure Practice. Previously, he developed and led KPMG Australia's infrastructure practice and was a Board member of KPMG Australia for 6 years.
In his current role, Julian travels widely throughout Asia Pacific working with governments and the private sector to develop and advise on infrastructure programs, projects and assets. He has extensive experience as a lead adviser on a large range of commercial transactions, particularly in the transport and industrial markets sectors. Julian's advice to the government organisations and corporations relates to infrastructure projects and financing (including public- private partnerships), privatisation, corporate startegy, corporate/debt restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, divestments and business valuations.
Julian's recent experience in Australia includes acting as an adviser to the government in relation to a number of significant infrastructure projects including the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal Project, High Speed Rail, and the National Broadband Network.
Since 1st Oct 2017, Keith has been leading innovation ideas and software development in the MindSphere Application Center to better serve their customers and address their customers’ daily challenges with the application of MindSphere. Before Joining Siemens Hong Kong in Aug 2000, Keith was working for Optus-Singtel in Sydney as a telecommunication specialist responsible for transmission/Access Network capacity planning and data centre implementation. During his 18 years within Siemens, he was working in the Mobility Division on mainly railway projects and progress his career from Engineer to eventually the Head of the department managing Projects, Bids, Innovation and people development.
The area of responsibility were transmission data network, telephone systems, station public address announcement systems, passage display system, CCTV system, SCADA control systems and electrical switch gears for the railway overhead lines. Keith grew the team from 8 to 80 people within 4 years and he is looking forward to a new challenge ahead in the MindSphere Application Center. Keith is also passionate about young talent development with attendance in career fair and career talks with University undergraduates. Around 10% of his team was employed through these channels and also through internships programmes when he was in Mobility.
Mark Lunt is Group Managing Director of JOS, one of Asia’s leading IT service and solution providers, with a team of 2,000 professionals serving more than 10,000 customers in Greater China and Southeast Asia. In this role he heads the JOS senior leadership team, driving the company’s vision, strategy and growth.
He has been instrumental in transforming JOS’s business, building on its strengths in systems integration, infrastructure projects and enterprise applications to position the company at the forefront of advanced solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Big Data, Cloud, and the Internet of Things.
Mr. Lunt joined JOS in 2013 and brings to bear over three decades of international management and CEO level experience in the technology sector.
Starting his career at a multinational computer manufacturer in the UK, Mr. Lunt progressed to Sales Director of a London-listed software company, the management buy-out a data communications product manufacturer, served as Managing Director of one of the UK’s largest financial services companies and Chairman of one of New Zealand’s leading IT services companies. He moved to Hong Kong in 2011 with Pingar Group, a New Zealand based specialist developer of natural language processing and text analytics technology.
Mark holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Trinity College, Oxford University.
Austin R. BRYAN
Austin R. Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director – Innovation, leading the company’s innovation & ventures strategy in the face of challenges presented by digital disruption. He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group. Austin has been a pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector for the past 10 years and is a globally recognised leader in transforming business activities in the financial and telecommunications sectors.
His experience spans the creation of the first direct banking activities in Germany in the early 1990s, the introduction of virtual customer service platforms for American Express and creation of the first 3G multi-media mobile network in Australia with “3 Mobile”. Most recently he was Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Singtel Optus, in which he led the acquisition of major digital media projects and created a US$1 billion digital media business developing and implementing new digital products and services.
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Date and Time
Wednesday 19 June 2019
8:30 - 10:00
Location French Chamber, 18/F On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central
Non Members: 200 HKD