Dr Winnie Tang

Dr Winnie Tang Shuk-ming

Personal Profile

Dr Winnie Tang, MH, JP, is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering; Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences; and Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong. She is one of the local born IT entrepreneurs from Hong Kong. In the 1990s, Dr Tang founded Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited to develop and promote Geographic Information System (GIS) software and solutions. She is also the Founder and Honorary President of Smart City Consortium. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology and sharing her views regarding the information and communication technology (ICT) industry, eHealth, environmental conservation, entrepreneurship and smart city through her services in governmental and non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong.
In recognition of Dr Tang’s work, she has been awarded the Honorary Fellow by Lingnan University in 2020, the Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science, HKU in 2009, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2006, the Women of Influence – Young Achiever of the Year Award by the American Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and the Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons Selection in 2001.

Expectation towards Social Innovation and the SIE Fund

"I hope Hong Kong can become a place of anchor for startups to create jobs and boost the economy. As the most international city of China, Hong Kong has the strengths of combining funds and talents, excellent education, low tax rates and well-established systems, making it a good choice for global startups to set up their business here.
In the past few years, Hong Kong has been building a startup ecosystem with satisfactory results. However, due to the impact of the social unrest and the Covid-19 epidemic, together with the significant reduction in global investment in startups, many startup initiatives are lagging behind. I do hope the funding can help to accelerate the development of innovation and technology so as to strengthen Hong Kong's position as an international innovation and technology hub."
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