A delegation from Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) of Hong Kong SAR led by Ir Allen Yeung, JP, Government Chief Information Officer visited ASTRI on 20 January 2017 to discuss and exchange the latest research and development (R&D) for Smart City. Dr Meikei Ieong, ASTRI Chief Technology Officer and Dr Justin Chuang, ASTRI Vice President of Next Generation Network joined other R&D experts to welcome the delegation.
The Hong Kong SAR Government strives to transform Hong Kong into a smart city. According to the SAR Chief Executive’s Policy Address 2017, the Government is dedicated to making use of innovation and technology for Smart City development in Hong Kong, thereby enhancing the City’s governance and improving people’s livelihood.
During the visit, Dr Ieong introduced the delegates to ASTRI’s R&D direction and its strategy on Smart City. In addition to Smart City development, the delegation was briefed on ASTRI’s latest R&D in Financial Technologies (FinTech). After the overview, ASTRI’s R&D experts showcased the latest projects and developments related to Smart City including a smart parking system jointly developed with ‘Energising Kowloon East’ Office and which is being piloted in that area to help drivers avoid traffic congestion and locate the closest available parking space; Internet-of-Vehicles (IoV) management platform which enables monitoring of vehicle status; ASTRI’s TD-LTE technologies of Communication-based Train Control (CBTC) signalling network system which has been deployed at the recently opened Wuhan Metro Line 6. The delegation witnessed demonstrations of FinTech applications developed by ASTRI such as ASTRI Security Lab Cyber Intelligence (ASLintel), Cyber Intelligence Sharing Platform (CISP) and Blockchain. They also visited the state-of-the-art facilities including Cyber Range Lab and HKMA-ASTRI Fintech Innovation Hub.
The delegation took keen interest in ASTRI’s technology initiatives particularly in the areas of FinTech and Smart City, and exchanged views and ideas with our R&D experts.
Ir Allen Yeung (9th from left), JP, Government Chief Information Officer leads the delegation to visit ASTRI
Dr Meikei Ieong (1st from left), Chief Technology Officer of ASTRI together with R&D expert introduce ASTRI’s latest R&D project of ASLintel to Ir Allen Yeung (middle), JP, Government Chief Information Officer