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Science in Public Service (SIPS) forum to be held from July to October 2018

Science in Public Service (SIPS) forum to be held from July to October 2018
Science in Public Service (SIPS) forum to be held from July to October 2018

The “Science in the Public Service” (SIPS) is
a joint campaign organised by government
bureaux and departments. The forum and lecture series will be hosting various
other organisations and high-level
leaders and experts in the extensive fields of Science and Technology. The
campaign consists of a series of public forums and talks on the theme “Science
for Smart City”. The forums will be conducted in Cantonese and attendance is
free of charge. However, seating is on a first-come-first-served
basis. Organisers urge citizens to attend the forums to gain awareness of and knowledge
about the latest developments and discoveries in the fields of science and
technology, among others. Science in Public Service (SIPS) 2018 aims to better
understand the scientific work of Hong Kong’s numerous government departments
and provide a platform for relevant organizations as well as leading experts
and researchers network with partners.

The campaign, which commenced on 7 July
2018, began with the first topic of discussion being the Smart
City Blueprint for Hong Kong
. The plenary speakers were Mr Anthony Chan, Systems Manager, Office of the
Government Chief Information Office and Ms
Janice Tang, Assistant Systems Manager, Office of the Government Chief
Information Officer. Next, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Ubiquitous
Network Society were examined and
showcased by Mr Sidney Tsan, Principal
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Office of the Communications Authority. The first
day of the campaign ended with Miss Tong Chui Shan, Sandy, Senior Landscape
Architect, Highways Department and Mr Wong
Cheuk Him, Jason, Landscape Architect, Highways Department speaking about the
Proactive Rejuvenation of Senescent Acacia Slopes along Highways in Hong Kong.    

The next forum event on the docket is
scheduled to be held on 28 July 2018, wherein the Application of Remote Sensing
Technology in Geotechnical and Geological Studies will be reported on by Mr Leung Wai Kin, Geotechnical Engineer, Civil
Engineering, and Development Department.
Later in the day, a forum on the impact of climate change on Hong Kong will be chaired by Mr Sham Fu Cheung, Chief Experimental Officer, Hong Kong
Observatory. Finally, Mr Wong Wai Kin, Senior
Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory and Mr
Lau Po Wing, Stephen, Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory will deliver a
talk on Micro-climate Observations to Urban Weather Forecasting.    

The Science in Public Service (SIPS) 2018
is scheduled to end on 14 October 2018. It
will consist of six other forum dates. These are
12 August, 18 August, 15 September, 22 September, 13 October and, as mentioned
earlier, the last date, 14 October.

The last day of SIPS 2018 will include a
forum entitled ‘Food Safety in a Smart City in the Face of Climate Change’ and
will be presented by Dr Tang Shiu Ping,
Anna, Scientific Officer, Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental
Hygiene Department.

The government of Hong Kong organises the SIPS forum to engage the public
audience of Hong Kong and spread awareness about on-going scientific studies.
Additionally, the aim of SIPS is to share and celebrate the various
ground-breaking and exciting discoveries made by the numerous Hong Kong
government departments.

The Science in Public Service campaign
works in collaboration with almost all the main departments and bureaux of Hong
Kong’s government including the Development Bureau,
Communications
Authority
, Education
Bureau
and the Innovation and Technology Commission
among numerous others.

Two of the fourteen collaborating organisations are The British Council and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Other than the forum and lecture series,
Science in Public Service will be organising
Hands-on Workshops
in October and December, as well as Site Visits from
September to December.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.