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Internet Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014

Established by the Internet Society in 2012, the Internet Hall of Fame awards programme ( publicly recognizes those select and distinguished visionaries, leaders, and luminaries, who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Internet.

The third annual Internet Hall of Fame awards will be presented at an Induction Ceremony on 8 April 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. This is the first time in a city from Asia. Hon. John Tsang, Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government, our Guest of Honour, together with Mr. Bob Hinden, Chairman, Board of Trustee and Ms. Kathy Brown, President and CEO of Internet Society, will celebrate with the 24 inductees of 2014 on 8 April.

Join us in person for the Internet Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. This very special event will recognize and celebrate the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame Inductees. Seating is very limited, and pre-registration is required.

Date: 8 April 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 6pm
Venue: Salon Rooms, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Fee: Free of Charge
(For members of Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter only. If you are not yet our members, please register now at

Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required for admittance.

Registration: Click Here

This event will be webcast – LIVE! To watch our webcast, please visit the Internet Society Livestream channel:

Guest of Honour

Special Guest

People - John Tsang

Hon. John Tsang
Financial Secretary, HKSAR Government


Hon. Charles Mok
Legislative Councillor (I.T.), HKSAR




Inductees of Internet Hall of Fame 2014 x 24

3 April 2014
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Best ICT Startup Award – Startup Gathering and Best ICT Startup Award Ceremony

Its time for startups and friends to meet again! Good opportunity to meet new friends and your potential investors and partners. At the same time, let’s celebrate with the winners of Best ICT Startup Award of Hong Kong ICT Award ( The assessors and judges of the Award, incubators, investors, business partners and startup friends are all welcome to join! Please register now!

Date: 7th Apr (Mon)
Time: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Venue: Theatre 2, HKCEC, Wan Chai (Award Ceremony)
A restaurant near HKCEC (tbc) (Lunch Gathering)

Registration: Click Here

12.15pm Registration and Networking
12.30-1pm Best ICT Startup Award Ceremony (Free of Charge)
1-2.30pm Startup Lunch Gathering (HKD200/ head)
29 March 2014
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Why Open and Free Internet is Important to Digital Economy?

Digitally driven economic growth continues to be one of the few bright spots in a sluggish global economy. Reducing or eliminating numerous factors that inhibit online interactions and exchange could cause this growth to be even faster and could have an even bigger impact.

To better understand these sources of “e-friction” and how they constrain economic activity, Internet Society Hong Kong has organized the Open and Free Internet Forum on 8 April. Fadi Chehade’s, President and CEO of ICANN together with a few Internet pioneers will discuss why reducing or eliminating sources of “e-friction” can grease the wheels of the Internet economy worldwide.

This Forum will be held in conjunction with Internet Hall of Frame 2014, 2-3 inductees of the year will join the panel discussion to give their valuable insight.

Date:8th Apr, 2014 (Tue)
Time:2pm – 3:30pm
Venue:Salon Rooms, Grand Hyatt, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Fee:Free of Charge

Registration: Click Here

Keynote Speaker

Special Guest

People - Fadi Chehadé's

Fadi Chehadé
President and CEO, ICANN

People - Charles Mok

Charles Mok
Ex-Chair, APRALO, ICANN and
Legislative Councillor (I.T.), HKSAR



People - Edmond Chung

Edmond Chung
Director, International Liaison,
Internet Society Hong Kong

People - Unknown

Inductee of Internet Hall of Fame 2014

People - Unknown

Inductee of Internet Hall of Fame 2014

People - Pindar Wong

Pindar Wong
Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG)

By attending this event, you can have a chance to win a Samsung Grand Neo (Worth HKD 2298)!

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24 March 2014
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World Internet Developer Summit 2014

Get ready for Hong Kong’s signature World Internet Developer Summit! Hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong, Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the action-packed two-day summit is the annual and signature cross-platform developer summit in the region.

Get connected with the greatest minds in the industry with the latest Internet development, news, various development platform techniques, hints and tips. Prominent speakers around the world are coming all together for motivating and inspirational talks and workshops.

Date: 27-28 March 2014
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
Venue: 27 Mar at Cyberport, 28 Mar at Hong Kong Science Park
Language: English

Register: Click Here

Full Agenda (nearly 30 sessions): Click Here

Keynote Speakers

People - David Cramer

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David Cramer
Software Engineer, Dropbox
People - Maxime Belanger

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Maxime Belanger
Software Engineer, Dropbox

People - Josh Aberant

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Josh Aberant
Postmaster, Twitter
People - Prakash

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Prakash Sundaresan
Chief Technology Officer,
Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group

People - Asya Kamsky

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Asya Kamsky
Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB


People - Jeremy Yuan

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Jeremy Yuan
APAC Market Development, Evernote
People - Chia-liang Kao

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Chia-liang Kao 台灣零時政府
People - Markku Lepisto

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Markku Lepisto
APAC Technology Evangelist,
Amazon Web Services Asia Pacific

For those who register BEFORE 20 March , they have a chance to get:

Nokia Windows Phone 1520 (worth $5,998 each x 3 in total)

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For all those registered before 20 March, each of you can get both
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23 February 2014
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Are you ready for IPv6? (3 Mar @ Cyberport)

Over half thousand of IT practitioners had already attended the World IPv6 Day and World IPv6 Launch in 2011 and 2012. It has been already over one year from now. Where are we now in Hong Kong and in Asia Pacific? What’s IPv6 for the mass users? Please come and join us and get the updated development on IPv6!

Date:3 Mar, 2014 (Mon)
Time:2pm – 5pm
Venue:Function Room 1, Level 3, Core E, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
Fee:Free of Charge

Register: Click Here

By simply attending the conference you will have the chance to win a iPad Mini (worth $2,288)!

For those who selected to take shuttle bus from Cyberport to Admiralty, please meet at 1:15pm (sharp) at : G/F, Tower 2, Admiralty Centre, Drake St, Admiralty (Entrance of Café de Coral) (Map)

Guest of Honour


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Joey Lam

Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Policy and Community), OGCIO, HKSAR
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Chester Soong

Internet Society Hong Kong


People - Anna Mulingbayan
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Anna Mulingbayan

Senior Internet Resource Analyst/Liaison Officer South East Asia at APNIC
Topic: IPv6 Deployment: Where are we now?

People - Sunny Yeung

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Sunny Yeung

Senior Technology Specialist, Telstra
Title: IPv6 in Mobile Networks

People - Katherine Kwan
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Katherine Kwan

VP, Product Development & Management, Consumer Group, PCCW
Title: IPv6 for the mass users?

People - Tom Paseka
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Tom Paseka

IP Engineer, CloudFlare
Title: Bridging the IPv6 gap, CDNs
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11 February 2014
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IPv6 Forum Certified Course (Gold Level) (11-14 Mar)

Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services.
This IPv6 Forum Certified Course (Gold Level) is recognized and certified by IPv6 Forum. This course is jointly hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong and IPv6 Now. Training will be delivered in classroom format with hands-on exercises. It features the content of real-world IPv6 concepts and deployment techniques. Instructor will explain and demonstrate the functions and share real examples through an interactive approach.
Participants who pass the examination will be qualified for the certificate award. 
Date:11-14 Mar, 2014
Time:9:30am – 5pm

Who Should Attend
* Network / System Engineers, IT / Product / Operation Managers,?System Administrators
* Those who would like to obtain IPv6 qualification
Medium of Instruction
Cantonese (English terms will be used where appropriate)
4 Days
People - Sang Young
Sang Young
Head of IPv6 Training Team, Internet Society Hong?Kong 
Mr. Young has been active in the area of Information?Technology for over 18 years and has an abundance of?experience handling many projects relating to IP?Addresses and specifically IPv6.?He is achieved the IPv6 Certification (Level Sage) of Hurricane Electric?and?has obtained many other certifications over the years.?CWNA, ISO/IEC 2000 Auditor?Certificate, ITIL v3 Foundation, IPv6?Certification-Level Sage (Hurricane?Electric), FCNSP/FCNSA, CIFI, Astaro Certified?Engineer, CHFI, CEH, CISA, CISSP.
Course Content
The IPv6 Forum Certified Courses includes:
* IPv6 Address Representation?
* IPv6 Address Architecture?
* IPv6 Packet Format?
* Multicast?
* Auto configuration?
* DHCPv6?
* Domain Name System?
* Routing IPv6 and Mobile IPv6
* Trialing IPv6 in a IPv4 Only Network
* Looking at the IPv6 Internet?
* Transition Techniques?
* Telecommunications Carrier Deployment?
* IPv6 Applications and Deployment
* IPv6 Quality-of-Service Capabilities?
* Security, Privacy and Authentication?
* IPv6 Network Management
* Class Review
Course Fee
HK$12,000 / HK$9,800*
*(for participants who enroll on or before 3 Mar 2014 / 3 or more enrolments from the same company / member or staff of organizer and co-organizer)
Award of Certificates
Participants who have attained at least 80% attendance will be awarded a certificate of attendance issued by Hong Kong Productivity Council.
For those who have attained at least 80% attendance and passed the examinations during the course, a certificate of IPv6 Forum Certified Engineer will be awarded which will be issued by Internet Society Hong Kong and IPv6 Now.
To enrol, please complete the attached enrolment form and send it together with the appropriate fee to IT & Business Management Division (IBD), Hong Kong Productivity Council, 2/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Attention: Emerging Technology Unit.
[All cheques should be crossed and made payable to the Hong Kong Productivity Council.] 
Hong Kong Productivity Council, 1/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. (Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit C)
Please call Ms. Kwok at (852) 2788-6271, Ms. Lo at (852) 2788-6266, fax (852) 2190-9774 or email:
6 February 2014
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Vote now till 10 April!!

Vision To encourage developers / startups to develop innovative and creative services / products Goals 1. To recognize developers / startups that have developed innovative and creative cloud service (i.e. this year’s theme) 2. To engage with developer / startup community Nominate/ apply now by Clicking Here  (Deadline: 17 Feb mid-night) Streams 1. World Internet Developers Summit stream WIDS - To recognize creative and innovative products which apply the latest Internet technology 2.  Microsoft stream – To show how Microsoft technology lights up your product and how your innovation lights up Microsoft Platform.   Rules and Requirements The below rules and requirements are applicable to two streams:

•   The awards is open to any software products that use / employ cloud technologies, such as (but not limited to) web application and mobile application on various platforms;

•   All applicants must have a demonstrable products;

•   At time of application submission, the product must be live for less than 3 years (36 months);

•   New products from existing companies can enter the competition, but launching new feature sets do not qualify as new products;

•   Applicants can be located anywhere in the world with significant R&D efforts in Hong Kong.

•   The applicant must have a team size smaller than 30 full-time staff.

•   No company may submit more than two entries.

•   The applicant can only select one stream.  If duplicate application is found, the applications will be disqualified.

Assessment Procedure 1 Out of all nominations / applications, the organizer will select a  maximum of 10 entries for public voting (50%), based on the following criteria:

•   Creativity and Innovation of the products;

•   User friendliness, design and quality of the products;

•   User numbers and tractions of the products gain on the market;

•   To encourage startups and small businesses, priority will be given to new companies compare with well established one.

  Prize(s) for Public Voting
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Xbox 360   (worth around $2,200)

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  Assessment Procedure 2 Final Round (50%)

•   Judging and/or public voting at the event

  All selected max.10 finalists for each stream, will do pitching at:

•   WIDS 2014

•   TechDay 2014

Prizes WIDS stream
Diamond Award

1.Economy class air-ticket to San Francisco space offer:   50 hours use of WYND co-working space within 6 months period worth $6,000 for a team of 3

3.showcase at WIDS 2014 on 27-28 March 2014

Gold Award

1.one2free My Plan – SIM Connection (12-month contract) with 10GB local mobile data usage & 5,000 local basic voice minutes (worth $5,148)

2.showcase at WIDS 2014 on 27-28 March 2014

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  Microsoft stream
Diamond Award

1.Economy class air-ticket to Houston, Texas + accommodation + TechEd North America 2014 (12-15 May 2014) + visit to Microsoft HQ space offer:   50 hours use of WYND co-working space within 6 months period worth $6,000 for a team of 3

3.showcase at TechDay (12-14 March 2014) in HK

  Gold Award

1.one2free My Plan – SIM Connection (12-month contract) with 10GB local mobile data usage & 5,000 local basic voice minutes (worth $5,148)

2.Latest device on Windows 8.1 Platform

3.showcase at TechDay (12-14 March 2014) in HK


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•   Technology: Meet with the gurus who build the Microsoft products

•   Startups: Share the excitement among the community

•   Consumer: Latest gadget and gaming experience you don’t want to miss

  Image - tech day Techday 2014 Hong Kong Date  March 11-13, 2014
 Venue:   HKCEC, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
 Day 1-3 : Breakout sessions + Partner Exhibition
Day 2 : Opening Keynote + Breakout sessions + Partner Exhibition     image - join us techday Key highlights for TechEd:

•   Annual event, largest IT Microsoft Event around the world e.g. America, Europe, Australia with few thousand attendees

•   4-day events with keynotes, breakouts tracks, techexpo, pre-conference

•   showcasing the latest technology with world speakers from all around the world

26 January 2014
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Visit to Hong Kong Electric’s Lamma Power Station (8 Feb)

Have you ever noticed how a power plant operates? Now you have a chance to visit the Central Control Room, Solar PV System and even the Turbine Hall in Hong Kong Eletric’s Lamma Power Station. Please Come and Join Us! Don’t miss the chance!

Date:8 Feb, 2014 (Sat)
Time:9:45 am – 12 noon
Assembly Location:Yi Nga Road of Ap Lei Chau
Fee:Free of charge
Age limit for participants:15 – 70 years old
Capacity: 35

Registration : Click Here

(seats are very limited)

Supported by : The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.

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24 January 2014
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Pre-CNY Startup Party: How to get funding for your startup?

Let’s meet angel investors and startup friends!
Date: 28 Jan (Tue)
Time: 7 – 9pm
Venue: Bisous, 9/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese
Entry fee: HKD 50 (non-member), Free of charge for ISOC HK members
Note: Please buy at least one drink at the bar.

Registration : Click Here

(seats are very limited)

Panelists – Angel Investors


People - Theodore Lo

Theodore Lo
Managing Director, Noir Fx

People - Dominic Chan

Dominic Chan
Co-Founder and Partner,

Dark Horse Investment
Project Director – Centre for Entrepreneurship, CUHK

People - Jeff Ng

Jeff Ng
Screening Committee,
Hong Kong Business Angel Network

People - Jacky Chan

Jacky Chan Organizing Committee

We will updates you all “My Favourite Cloud Product Competition” which will give out:

TWO air-tickets to San Francisco 

Nokia Lumia 1520 phone 

TWO Co-working space offer:   50 hours use of WYND co-working space within 6 months period worth $6,000 for a team of 3

TWO one2free My Plan – SIM Connection (12-month contract) with 10GB local mobile data usage & 5,000 local basic voice minutes

Nominate/ apply now by clicking HERE


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22 January 2014

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鼓勵青年創業  獎勵科技新企業



時間緊逼!--香港互聯網協會(Internet Society Hong Kong)主辦的「香港資訊及通訊科技獎」-「最佳資訊科技初創企業獎」報名期到1月24日中午12時為止,






  • 媒體訪問機會;

  • 加強與投資者及創業圈聯繫;

  • 授予金 / 銀 / 銅獎之獎座或證書;

  • 授權在宣傳物品上展示香港資訊及通訊科技獎的標誌;

  • 安排於不同類型的推廣活動中宣傳其得獎項目;

  • 協助參加其他國際獎項和比賽;

  • 以「特快審核」方式加入香港科技園的「科技創業培育計劃」及「生物科技創業培育計劃」;

  • 免費登記使用數碼港的協作中心之服務,包括軟著陸、業務支援服務等;

  • 參與香港天使投資脈絡舉辦的投資配對活動;及

  • 免費參與「國際資訊科技博覽」及「創新科技嘉年華」。



1. 到 填寫網上報名表格

2. 齊集

i. 已簽署及附有公司蓋章的報名表格正本;

ii. 參賽公司的商業登記證副本;

iii. 參賽公司的公司註冊證書副本;

iv. 有關參賽公司的其他附加資料(如適用)

3. 將以上文件於1月24日(星期五)中午12時前郵寄或親身送達主辦機構辦公室(地址:香港灣仔譚臣道23號壬子商業大廈11樓B室)





Hotline 熱線:2319 2303

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Encouraging young entrepreneurs and rewarding tech startups

Call for participation - Best ICT Startup Award


Hurry up! - Only two weeks left until 24 Jan 2014, the closing date for entries of “Hong Kong ICT Award” – “Best ICT Startup Award” organised by Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC HK), 

Only 2 weeks left, apply now!

This award is the first of its kind, in order to recognise ICT startups that have developed innovative and quality ICT solutions, promote entrepreneurship and startup culture, foster the startup community and its whole ecosystem in Hong Kong, encourage companies to apply ICT to create social impact for the benefit of the society. This award has three streams including Consumer Market Stream, Business Market Stream and Social Innovation Stream, targeting at different products and services.

Winners will be entitled to the following prizes:

  • to receive media exposure;

  • to boost connection with investors and startup community;

  • to receive trophies (Gold / Silver / Bronze) or certificates for the Hong Kong ICT Awards;

  • to display the official logo of the Hong Kong ICT Awards in their promotional materials;

  • to participate in various promotional campaigns to publicise their achievements;

  • to be supported for entering into other international awards and competitions;

  • to “fast track” admission to the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks’ Incu-Tech and Incu-Bio Incubation Programme;

  • to free subscription to Cyberport’s Collaboration Centre’s services including the soft-landing, business support services, etc;

  • to participate in investment matching activities of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN); and

  • to free participation in International ICT Expo and InnoCarnival.


It is very easy to apply, as the three following steps:

1. Fill in the online application form at

2. Collect

i. A hardcopy of the completed original entry form with authorised signature and company chop;

ii. A copy of the Business Registration of the entrant;

iii. A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation of the entrant; 
iv. Attachments or supplementary information (if any).

3. Submit the hardcopy of the all the above documents to the Organiser’s Office (Address: Room B, 11/F Yam Tze Comm. Bldg., 23 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong) no later than 12:00 noon on 24 January 2014 (Friday).    

For details:


Any enquiries:

Hotline: 2319 2303


9 January 2014
Board of Directors  2013 – 2014
Chester Soong, Chairman
Ben Cheng, Vice Chairman, and Convener, Startup Working Group
Ken Lam, Treasurer and Convener, Internet Application Development Working Group
Jacky Tsoi, Secretary and Convener, Internet Security and Privacy Working Group
Edmon Chung, Director, International Liaison
Sang Young, Director, Education and and Convener, Internet Security and Privacy Working Group
SC Leung, Director
Joe Yau, Director and Convener, Copyright and Creativity Working Group
Philip Leung, Director
8 January 2014
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Christmas Party for Startups and Developers + “My Favourite Cloud Product” Competition Launch (19 Dec)

Its party time for startups and developers! And we have some good news to share with you. Don’t miss the great prizes!
Date: 19 Dec 2013 (Thu)
Time: 7.15 – 10pm
Venue: WYND, Room 1003, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
Fee: HKD80 (non-member) Free of charge for ISOC HK members and Supporting Organisations(include food & drink)

Speakers and Panelists

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Ryanne Lai

Co-founder, Perpertu Topic: Decide what happens to your online accounts when you pass away!
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Steven Lam

Co-founder, GoGoVan Topic: From selling lunch boxes to disrupting calling centers
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Michelle Sun

Founder, First Code Academy Growth Lead, Buffer App


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Raymond Wong

Managing Director, C&R Holdings Limited
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Ben Cheng

Convenor of Startup Working Group, ISOC HK
Great chance to get a big Christmas gift at the party, including:

Xbox360, $300 Starbucks coupons and more!


On that night, we will launch the first “My Favourite Cloud Product Competition” which will give out:

Nominate/ Apply now!!!

Please click here


TWO air-tickets to San Francisco 

Nokia Lumia 1520 phone 

TWO Co-working space offer:   50 hours use of WYND co-working space within 6 months period worth $6,000 for a team of 3

TWO one2free My Plan – SIM Connection (12-month contract) with 10GB local mobile data usage & 5,000 local basic voice minutes

Please join us and know more about how to get these prizes! Furthermore, all startup* can get the below free services now:   For BizSpark package: Azure benefit: US$ 150 FREE Azure credit every month for 3 years. Use this for your production usage like: - 6VM for 12 hours - 1.5 TB geographically redundant storage (3 copies of replicas in HK and 3 copies in Singapore), OR - 1 million push notifications and 25,000 email notifications per month  Software - 3 year access to free SW and Dev tools (VS, SQL, Office) - 1 year of Windows Store and Windows Phone store account Support - Professional technical and product support - Unique offers from Network Partners Visibility - Profile, Offers and Events - Connection to the ecosystem - Opportunities for showcase, visibility (events, social media) For BizSpark Plus, startup* will get all of BizSpark benefits plus below: The Windows Azure for BizSpark Plus Offer helps cover a startup’s cloud computing costs by providing a US $5K monthly credit on Windows Azure for 12 months. *subject to certain requirements.   Please join us on 19 Dec night and know the details! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Facebook Event page: logo banner
10 December 2013

Meeting Your New Cyber Enemies from Within – A Discussion of Nation States Sponsored Malware and Emerging Threats of the Net

The Snowden leak and recent events have highlighted that cyber espionage and nation sponsored attacks are not fictitious threats. No corporation dares to claim it is exempted from the exposure to targeted attacks and surveillance.

F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer, Mikko Hypponen – a world class presenter and security researcher, will be keynoting and sharing his experience as an Internet Evangelist on the latest threats to the Net — What is the next killer malware? What can we do and protect ourselves and data privacy in the age of government data surveillance? Will we see more cyber criminals spreading malware that hold us for ransoms? How does Bitcoin, the digital currency, play a role in the underground economy?

Following the keynote, is an power panel of top IT security leaders in Hong Kong and Mikko Hypponen, sharing their perspectives of emerging threats in Hong Kong and globally today and their advices on tackling them.

Date: 12 Dec 2013 (Thu)
Time: 3-5pm
Venue: Admiralty Conference Centre, 1804, 18/F., Tower 1, Admiralty Centre,18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Language: English
Fee: Free of Charge

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Guest of Honor

Keynote Speaker


People - Victor Lam

Mr. Victor Lam, JP

Deputy Government Chief Information Officer, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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Mikko H

Chief Research Officer, F-Secure

Mikko H’s Bio: Click Here

People - Chester-Soong

Chester Soong

Convenor, Internet Security and Privacy Working Group, Internet Society Hong Kong



Charles Mok

Legislative Councillor (Information Technology), HKSAR

People - SH Lim

SH Lim

Head of Information Security,
HK Jockey Club

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SC Leung

Internet Society Hong Kong
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1 December 2013
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Response to Public Consultation on the

Proposed New Digital 21 Strategy


The Vision of Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC-HK) is “Internet is for Everyone”. By connecting the world, working with others, and advocating for equal access to the Internet, we strive to make the world a better place. We would like to take this opportunity to respond to the public consultation on the proposed new Digital 21 Strategy by the HKSAR Government.


1.     Support Open and Free Internet


a.     The Internet didn't just happen and it doesn't just happen, because it is the collaboration of a huge community of different participants, of operators, researchers, developers, businesses, governments and policymakers all around the world to build the Internet as it is now, open and free.  Everyone can play a role to make the Internet stable, secure, open, free, dynamic and to keep it growing healthily.  We believe very firmly in the multi-stakeholder model to Internet governance, where all of those different people who are involved with building the Internet really are participating together.  There is no one single decision maker and it is a bottom-up approach.


b.     We have seen the Internet under threat politically with some governments and organizations trying to control the Internet and monitor the content on the Internet.  At the World Conference on Information Technology 2012 we got an alarm call.  We understand again the need for diversity of the experiences and the opinions of our region and of all parties in the multi-stakeholder process to be involved. All governments should not try to control and influence the Internet development in any ways or format that threaten the openness and freedom of the Internet as well as its development.  An open and free Internet is a platform for incubation of creativity and innovation.


c.     The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise. The HKSAR Government should participate actively in the IGF annually.


2.     Public Service – Free Digital ID and Open Data


a.     We welcome the proposal to provide free digital certificates to the public to promote the use digital ID in government services. In order to make this effort effective, we need a longer period of promotion, we suggested the HKSAR Government to extend the digital certificate’s validity period to three years. Otherwise the default certificate renewal period of one year will cause users just on board to drop out, before they get familiar to the use of the digital ID.


b.     We suggest the HKSAR Government setting up a unified set of guidelines regarding the assessment of security level of online services according to sensitivity of personal data and the required security measures for public access, for example, which are mandated to use digital certificate in authentication. This guideline should be followed by different HKSAR Government bureaux and departments.


c.     We support open data policy as manifested in Data.One, which is in the right direction.  However, the available HKSAR Government public data sets are still very limited and the  data format is not standardized.  Opening more government data does not only increase the degree of transparency for better governance; but also creates business opportunities for the creative use of data especially by ICT Startups, SMBs and developers.


3.     Internet Accessibility for All


a.     Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. We welcome the HKSAR Government’s initiative on Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme. However, besides the promotional efforts, more support, either in kind or in money terms, should be given to non-profit organizations, social enterprises, charity bodies that have limited resources.


b.     Every citizen in Hong Kong should have the right to enjoy efficient access to the Internet.  They should not be discriminated.  We suggest the HKSAR Government looking into the problem of broadband network service, which is unavailable in some remote areas in the Territory.


4.     E-Learning for Under-privileged Families


a.     Internet access is an essential facility in education to allow children of different economical and societal background to learn and flourish. Access to education and Internet directly impact the development of an individual and the social mobility, and the removal of the cross generation poverty problem.


b.     Although we have a good IT infrastructure in general, we see a portion of the under-privileged family population having no Internet access at home. We applauded to the previous Government initiative “Internet Learning Support Programme” which sought to the root cause of this problem.


c.     We are however, very disappointed that the HKSAR Government ceased to support the Internet Learning Support Programme, or create new initiative to cater for the remaining 3% of underprivileged families. We believe that the HKSAR Government should target at achieving 100% of children in under-privileged families to have reasonable support to their learning process through ICT means and to lower the hurdle to upward social mobility.  Discontinuation of the funding or similar effort contradicts OGCIO’s proclaimed vision of a ‘society to be more inclusive and knowledge-based’.


d.     We appreciate D21’s suggestion on playing a proactive role in promoting e-Learning and the provision of Wifi service to classrooms.  However, having a good infrastructure does not imply the necessary e-Learning content as well the necessary knowledge and skills of the instructors/ teachers to make the best use of the facilities. We seek the HKSAR Government’s action in encouraging the development of elevating content and the promotion of equipping teachers with the necessary skills through training.


5.     Support ICT Startups and SMBs


a.     Hong Kong tops in many global competitiveness index in infrastructure, rule of law. But in many indexes Hong Kong is lagged behind in innovation.  Innovation plays a critical role in the next generation development of the Internet. Supporting innovation and Internet Startup is the foremost economical and education priorities of leading information economies.


b.     We concur to the general observation by participants in the ICT industry that suitable IT professionals such as programmers, project managers are hard to find. With less backing, startups find it particularly difficult to recruit talents, a critical element in starting an ICT business. This is an issue D21 should look into if it intends to support a thriving ICT industry.


c.     D21 admits that there is still a gap between demand and supply of local graduates from ICT programs.  However, D21 fails to put forth concrete action plans on how to resolve this unfavorable situation.  Its proposal on program co-designing, internship and recognition framework do not address directly to the issue of how to increase supply.


d.     We and most, if not all, Internet startup entrepreneurs believe that funding is the critical constraint in the building up of a young and thriving ICT industry.  We do not believe that an online portal, showcase of products and permanent gallery, as D21 suggests, would suffice the support to ICT startups. 


e.     To address the funding issue, D21 should observe the development and practice in countries like the USA where there are numerous channels for startups to solve their funding problem.  Suggestions include make it easier for startups to raise seed funding via crowd-funding, dollar matching scheme for venture capital and angel investors to invest in early stage startups, and any other policies to increase incentives for individuals/ institutional investors invest on early stage startups.


f.      Many ICT start-ups that we contacted opined that the application and reimbursement procedures for HKSAR Government funds or incubation program such as SERAP are unnecessarily complicated.  OGCIO should play a pivotal role in coordinating with the concerned HKSAR Government bureaux and departments to resolve this problem like simplifying the process, using online submission platform and paying part of the subsidies upfront instead of on a reimbursement basis.


g.     We would also like to point out that in Hong Kong, ICT has an image problem.  Students and their family members do not regard IT or computer science highly as a field of study or career.  This is an issue that the HKSAR Government should address to.


h.     The HKSAR Government should take the lead to use the local developed product / services during the procurement process.  The HKSAR Government procurement should consider a policy in which for purchase amount below certain monetary value or under certain criteria, the competition be solely open to Startups/ SMBs to give a survival space where Startups/ SMBs do not need to compete head to head with big vendors. This can allow more Startups/ SMBs to participate in HKSAR Government project. In fact, the quality of many product/ services of Startups/ SMBs already got international recognition.


i.      To support Startups/ SMBs, we suggest that the HKSAR Government can issue Cloud Service Coupons to Hong Kong SMBs so as to encourage them to make use of the latest available cloud service.  It can not only increase the efficiency of the operation of Startups/ SMBs, but also increase the ICT adoption rate of SMBs.  For Startups/ SMBs, it also opens a new market for them.


If you have any query please contact Ms. Ping Wong, Secretary-General (Email:


About Us

Internet Society Hong Kong (ISOC-HK) is the local chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC), the global organization of Internet users and professionals, providing leadership in issues confronting the future of the Internet, including global coordination, development and cooperation of the Internet, technology standards, Internet governance and online civil society.




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30 Nov 2013

30 November 2013
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Best ICT Startup Award - Launch Party and Sharing Session

Have you just started an ICT startup? Ever wondered what the secrets to success are? The first Best ICT Startup Award of Hong Kong ICT Award, an award to recognise the most outstanding ICT startups in Hong Kong, is now open for application. ISOC HK is honoured to be the leading organiser of the award.

We would like to invite you to the Launch Party and Sharing Session on 2 Dec. The award will officially launch on that day. Successful entrepreneurs and ICT startups in town will share their experience and tips at the launch. We will also hold the first briefing session to give you more information on the award.

Let’s meet up with fellow startup friends and have a drink on an informative Monday afternoon!

Date: 2 Dec 2013 (Mon)
Time: 3 – 5pm
Venue: Hard Rock Café, LKF Tower, 55 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central

Fee: Free (Please buy a drink at the bar.)

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Keynote Speaker

People - Allen Zeman

Dr. Allan Zeman

Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group
Chairman of Ocean Park Corporation



Charles Mok

Legislative Councillor (Information Technology), HKSAR

People - Joey Lam

Joey Lam

Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Policy and Community),
OGCIO, The Government of the HKSAR

People - Raymond Cheng

Raymond Cheng

COO, Asia Pacific of HSBC
Chief Judge of Best ICT Startup Award


People - Ben Cheng

Ben Cheng

Convener, Startup Working Group, Internet Society Hong Kong

People - David Zhu

David Zhu

Co-founder of Enterproid

People - Felix Lam

Felix Lam

Managing Director, Red Chapel Advisors

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16 November 2013

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  1. 我們絕對同意版權持有人的權益是需要保護的。任何商業性盗版行為都應該受到嚴懲。
  2. 從另一角度來說,如果在戲仿作品並沒有侵犯版權持有人的權益,而作者又沒有獲得任何商業利益的情況下,這些戲仿作品,並其作者或發放者均應該受到法律的保護,豁免於民事及刑事責任,以示支持及鼓勵香港的創新及創意。
  3. 發表戲仿作品是基本的言論自由,而言論自由是基本法第三章第二十七條所賦予香港居民的基本權利,應予以保障。
  4. 基於以上的第二點及第三點的論據,版權條例的修定應該以包括最多豁免作為方向。
  5. 方案(一)中的“超乎輕微經濟損害的戲仿作品可獲豁免”、方案(三)中的“公平處理的戲仿作品可獲民事及刑事責任豁免”,以及由二次創作權關注組所提出方案(四)中的“個人衍生用戶內容可獲豁免”,都是沒有排它性的方案,並能彼此共融。因此我們認為不需要只在各方案中選擇其中一個。
  6. 版權條例的修定應該要同時包括方案(一)、方案(三)及方案(四)的豁免條款, 只要戲仿作品符合任何一個豁免條款,戲仿作品的作者及發放者均可獲豁免於民事及刑事責任。
  7. 如有個人、組織、團體或機構提出其他的豁免方案,只要這些方案與上列三項豁免條款沒有排它性,版權條例的修定也應加入這些方案作為其中一個豁免條款。
  8. 任何豁免戲仿作品作者或發放者於民事或刑事責任之法律條例,必須清淅及易於明白,以免該等人士因誤解而引至恐慌,導至香港的創新及創意遭受影響。
  9. 我們認為版權條例的修定中應該加入條例,要求在任何審判有關戲仿作品的案件中必須要考慮戲仿作品是個人創作,又或是商業機構的作品。如果戲仿作品作者只是以個人身份創作,其檢控門檻,應較檢控商業機構同類個案之門檻為低。
  10. 如果戲仿作品作者是有持續發表沒有侵權戲仿作品的記錄,戲仿作品被定為侵權的門檻應該要更高。
  11. 特區政府商務及經濟發展局曾於 2011 年建議修訂《版權條例》,本會當時曾向政府表達應為網絡服務提供者引入「安全港」。本會重申現仍維持有關建議,即如果服務提供者確切地遵守政府提出之《實務守則》,「採取措施限制或遏止被指侵權的行為,即視作已…採取合理步驟,以限制或遏止有關侵權行為…便不會只因提供聯線服務或操作有關設施,而須就在其服務平台上發生的侵權行為,承擔支付損害賠償或其他金錢申索的法律責任。」





15 November 2013
Dear ISOC HK members,

Notice for AGM and Election
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Internet Society Hong Kong Limited will be held on 14-Dec-2013 (Sat).
The Election of the Board of Directors will be held in the AGM. Five seats of the Board will be opened for election, with four seats for full member category and one seat for general member category. For joining the election, please fill in the appropriate nomination form and submit the form on or before 07 Dec 2013.

Annual General Meeting 2013
Date: 14-Dec-2013 (Sat) Time: 11am – 12 noon (please be punctual) Venue:  1804, 18/F., Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty, Hong KongParticipants: Internet Society Hong Kong members only Registration: Please email to

Agenda of Meeting

1. Confirmation of Agenda
2. Confirmation of Minutes of Previous Meeting
3. Confirmation Business Report
4. Confirmation of Financial Report
Here you are the link to download the report:
Please email your request to for password.

5. Confirmation the Amendment of Articles of Association
6. Election of Board of Directors
Here you are the link to download the nomination forms:
Full Member:
General Member:
Proxy Form:
Please email your request to for password.

7. AOB

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SecureHongKong 2013 – Know What You Don’t Know (28 Nov)

Internet Society Hong Kong Members Enjoy a Complimentary Seat and Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits!

Continuing from the success of last year’s conference, jointly organized by (ISC)², Internet Society Hong Kong, Professional Information Security Association and Cloud Security Alliance – Hong Kong & Macau Chapter, SecureHongKong 2013 will continue to be the premier gathering for CSO/CISOs, IT security thought leaders, top executives and renowned academics in Hong Kong.

The one day conference will focus on how security professionals can address the constantly changing security landscape. In addition, it will provide the attendees with an opportunity to understand emerging technologies and how its adoption can help them mitigate the risk their organizations face with the increased sophistication of targeted attacks, including Big Data, APTs, Mobile Forensics, etc.

Honorable Guests

People - SC Leung

SC Leung

Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong

People - Daniel Lai1

Daniel Lai

Government Chief Information Officer,
HKSAR Government

People - Charles Mok

Hon. Charles Mok

Legislative Councilor
(IT Functional Constituency)

People - Men Chow Kang

Meng-Chow Kang

Member, (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board



People - Chester

Chester Soong

Convenor, Internet Security and Privacy Working Group, Internet Society Hong Kong

People - Men Chow Kang

Meng Chow Kang

Member, (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board

People - Jack Poon

Jack Poon

Director of Sales, China & HK, CyberArk

People - Verizon

Ian Christofis

Board Member, CSA Hong Kong Chapter

People - Prinya

Prinya Hom-Anek

President & Founder,
ACIS Professional Centre, Thailand Member, (ISC)² Asian Advisory Board

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Date:28 Nov, 2013 (Thu)
Time:9:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. (Registration open at 9:00a.m.)
Venue:Function Room 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport
Fee:FREE OF CHARGE for members of ISOC HK. (Normal Price: US$50)
Enter the DISCOUNT CODE: ISOCMB to enjoy a complimentary seat!

Internet Society Hong Kong Members Enjoy a Complimentary Seat and Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits!

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Enter the DISCOUNT CODE: ISOCMB to enjoy a complimentary seat!

RSVP by 22 Nov, 2013

FREE shuttle bus service is available (Admiralty <-> Cyberport) before and after the conference based on first-come, first-served basis

Organizer reserve the right to alter the program/speaker without prior notice.

For any inquiry, please contact Ms. Crystal Cheng at 852-2850 6953 or

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31 October 2013
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Team Cymru Security Workshop – Understanding, Identifying and Investigating Malicious Internet Activity through Malware Analysis (21 – 22 Nov@Cyberport)

Date: 21 – 22 Nov 2013 (2 days workshop)
Time: 9:30am – 5pm
Venue: Training Theatre, CYBERPORT 3 (CORE F), CYBERPORT
Language: English
Fee: $2800 (Normal Price); $2380 (ISOC HK members rate)
(Seats are reserved upon receipt of payment and are limited to a “first come first served” basis. Max. Capacity is 20.)

Registration: Click Here


People - Cecil

Cecil Goldstein, Training Practice Manager, Team Cymru.

Cecil is Team Cymru’s Training Practice Manger. Based in Sydney Australia, Cecil is responsible for the development and implementation of Team Cymru’s training program with particular emphasis on the developing world. In this respect Cecil has delivered training extensively throughout Asia and Africa and is currently working on a number of major security training initiatives.

Cecil was previously the Training Manager at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific region and before that was a lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology, focusing particularly on internetworking subjects.

He has been involved in Internet training and support from the initial AARNET (Internet) days in Australia and co-authored the first guide to using the Internet in Australia, “Getting the Most out of AARNet”.

He has strong passions about keeping the Internet safe, free and working as well as strengthening its accessibility and usability in the developing world.


I. Botnet Creation, Operation and Observation
  • Creating, expanding, controlling, using and observing actual botnets in operation
  • Browser Exploit Kits – Blackhole
  • Zeus – credential theft and building a backdoor
  • DirtJumper – Ddos bottnet
  • Observing and identifying the botnet

  • II. Malware Analysis

    In this component methods for both static and dynamic analysis will be considered and relevant tools for malware analysis employed. Tools, including Volatility, IDA Pro, Ollydbg and Sandboxie will be demonstrated

    III. Network Forensics Using Netflow and Pcap Traffic Analysis

    In this section participants will consider how Netflow and Internet traffic analysis can be used in a forensic examination of malicious activity on the Internet. The nature of network flows, what they are, how they are generated and collected and how they can be analysed will be discussed.


    This workshop will focus on understanding the operation and nature of malicious Internet activity by following the life cycle of a piece of malware including its creation and use in compromising a target victim machine, making that victim part of a botnet, the operation and use of that botnet, the observation and identification of the malware, its capture, exfiltration and subsequent analysis.

    In the analysis, host-based processes will be used to identify and locate the malware and on examining how this can provide clues and information to assist in tracking a botnet through network based analysis. Malware analysis in general will be discussed and both static and dynamic processes will be demonstrated.

    To conduct an Internet forensic examination, participants will capture the traffic generated by the activities conducted in part I and will be able to examine this traffic using both pcaps and flows to observe, identify and forensically analyse the traffic, and so relate the results of the analysis with the operations they initially conducted with the botnet. These exercises will be conducted on virtual machines.

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