Welcome Message from Professor Wei SHYY, JP

Chairman of Grand Judging Panel, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2021

President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

 

My sincere best wishes to not only the winners but also all those who entered for all eight categories across this year’s Hong Kong ICT Awards!

Advancements in information and communications technology have always played a pivotal role in driving Hong Kong’s sustained social and economic evolution. Empowering the innovations that sharpen our business sector’s competitive edge in the global market, such developments ultimately deliver enormous benefits in every corner of our daily lives.

Established in 2006 and now in its 16th year, the Hong Kong ICT Awards have long been the benchmark by which local breakthroughs across the fields including FinTech, digital entertainment, startups, smart business, and smart living are judged. As such, they continue to be the catalyst that encourages and inspires visionary local ICT talents to think more creatively and entrepreneurially.

My fellow judges and I were overwhelmed by the ingenuity with which this year’s awardees have leveraged their expertise in transforming market needs and trends into user-friendly technological leaps. While astonishingly deep and broad in scope, 2021’s winning entries are all united by one quality – a deeply human dimension of technology that further promotes Hong Kong as a global ICT hub.