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Innovative Solutions from Hong Kong Tech Lab

Two tech companies operating within Hong Kong’s Smart Government Innovation Lab announced the roll-out of solutions that are now ready to be acquired by companies and institutions.

Solution I – Data collaboration (open data) platform with Privacy Computing

Solution description

The company has developed a secure computing platform providing both data governance and AI capabilities, with which business partners could share data insights without data leakage to better promote their business/operation management. The platform was designed to enable other organisations like academic research institutions and start-ups to be nurtured to improve the information technology ecosystem in HK.

Application Areas

The solution was designed to be applied across the areas of Commerce and Industry, Education, Finance and Health as well as within a smart city.

Technologies Used

The solution employs the latest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing as well as Predictive Analytics.

Use case

By using the firm’s XDP secure computing platform, users can share data insights with others without data leakage concerns. Moreover, the data governance and AI capabilities of this platform help businesses and other institutions access alternative data, extract data insights for better decision-making as well as promote their businesses or operational performance either within industry or across industries. This, therefore, nurtures the economic ecosystem and academic development in HK. In addition, data sharing and collaboration also enhance researchers in the region further developing academic performance.

Solution II – Tunnel Vehicle Monitoring and Classification System via LiDAR and Video Camera

Solution description

Manual tunnel monitoring is a time and resource-consuming process. The process is prone to human errors and miscalculations. Thus, the firm’s Tunnel Vehicle Monitoring and Classification system uses computer vision and 3D point clouds to derive insights from the video cameras and LiDAR sensors installed in the tunnels. It analyses the traffic in a tunnel, calculates the number of vehicles in predefined areas, determines the speed and direction of traffic, conducts vehicle classification (e.g., taxis, public buses, private cars), and displays real-time and accumulated statistics in a web-based dashboard, tailored to the user’s needs.

Application Areas

The solution was designed to by deployed across the areas of City Management, Infrastructure as well as Transport.

Technologies Used

The solution employs the latest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and Video Analytics.

Use Case

This solution can help to improve the conditions of using tunnels by providing real-time tunnel usage statistics. The statistics can help users to understand the conditions of tunnel usage such as average speed of traffic, number of vehicles in queue and more.

About the

In 2018, the Government established the Smart Government Innovation Lab to explore hi-tech products such as AI and relevant technologies, including machine learning, big data analytics, cognitive systems and intelligent agent, as well as blockchain and robotics from firms, especially local start-ups.

The Lab is always on the lookout for innovation and technology (I&T) solutions that are conducive to enhancing public services or their operational effectiveness. I&T suppliers are encouraged to regularly visit the Lab’s website to check on the current business and operational needs in public service delivery and propose innovative solutions or product suggestions to address them.

 

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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.

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