Breakfast Briefing with Nicholas Yang:Can Hong Kong achieve its vision to become a regional data hub

November 29, 2017, 08:00-09:30
Herbert Smith Freehills, 23/F, Gloucester Tower, 15 Queen's Road
Central, Hong Kong
Member Price: HKD 105
Non-Member Price: HKD 210

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Can Hong Kong Achieve Its Vision to
Become a Regional Data Hub? 

What are the opportunities and challenges for data-rich businesses?

Breakfast Briefing | 29 Nov 2017

       Presented by The Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
      Supported by The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
                       and The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong


We are honoured to have Mr Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of HKSAR who has agreed to share more about these plans, as well as to address issues around data sharing provisions between Hong Kong and China. 

This is the first opportunity the business community has had to better understand the changes to the data sharing provisions made in June amendments to CEPA and is of interest to all businesses concerned about data storage and cyber-security.

About the Speaker

Mr Nicholas W. Yang, GBS, JP
Secretary for Innovation and Technology of HKSAR

Mr Yang has been Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region since November 2015.

He graduated in 1977 from the California Institute of Technology in the United States with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.  He pursued further studies at Stanford University and obtained a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1978 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1982. Mr Yang worked as a senior design engineer for Intel Corporation in 1978 and later as a strategic management consultant for Bain & Company.

After returning to Hong Kong in 1983, he joined Shell Electric Mfg. (Holdings) Limited as its Executive Director and Deputy Group Managing Director until August 1999. He took up various posts in several technology, venture capital and private equity firms from 1999 to 2003. Mr Yang worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited from October 2003 to February 2010. He was Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from March 2010 to February 2015.  He was appointed as Non-official Member of the Executive Council and Advisor to the Chief Executive on Innovation and Technology in March 2015.

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