ISOC-HK eNewsletter – April 2013


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StartLab Hong Kong (Deadline: 15 Apr)

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StartLab Hong Kong: The First Startup Bootcamp for Tertiary Students & Graduates in Hong Kong! (1 – 8 Jun 2013)
Hosted by ISOC HK, Cyberport and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and supported by nearly 20 institutions and organisations. StartLab Hong Kong is the first open and neutral platform to gather all the support, locally and overseas, which aims at fostering startups and its ecosystem in Hong Kong. We target students who want to start their own businesses, are willing to experience and practise entrepreneurship with the application of Internet technologies, and learn quickly from and share with the community. Please apply before 15 Apr!
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How does Internet Freedom matter to you? (16 Apr @ HKCEE)

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In Dec 2012, the ITU facilitated the The World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT-12). WCIT-12 was to review and update the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITR) whose last update happened over 20 years ago.
The new ITR has been challenged and characterized as a threat to the free and open Internet, which allows more government control and monitoring over the Internet, or even shutting down the Internet. Why does it matter to you? How will it impact the balance of cyber security, privacy and Internet freedom? 
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Upcoming Events

Shaping the Internet – History and Futures

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The course, “Shaping the Internet – History and Futures”, will be delivered by the Internet Society through its own e-Learning platform.  The NGL programme is designed to advance the careers of individuals who have the potential to become local, regional, and international leaders within the Internet technology, policy, and governance communities. 

Past Events

Protecting Security & Privacy on the Cloud (21 Mar @ Cyberport)

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Organized by ISOC HK and Cyberport, a successful seminar took place on 21 Mar.  Speakers from Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Google, CSA HK & Macau Chapter, ISOC HK shared great ideas, plans and experience on “Protecting Security & Privacy on the Cloud”.  Nearly 200  participants came and support this event! 
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Meeting with Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councilor (IT) & Guided Tour in the New LegCo Complex (12 Jan @ LegCo Complex)

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To get our voice heard and put into actions, we have been communicating and cooperating with the government and the legislator. A meeting with Hon. Charles Mok, Legislative Councilor (IT) who is also the Founding Chair of ISOC HK was arranged for direct communication. The visit and meeting was well attended by nearly 40 members. Charles gave his updates in LegCo work and exchanged ideas with our members.  
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Media Coverage

IPv6 Now Project: Hong Kong Ready for the Next Step towards IPv6

Authority’s initiative successful in elevating public awareness [Hong Kong – 31 January, 2013]

The Internet Society Hong Kong announced today the success of the HKSAR Government-initiated “IPv6 In Action” campaign. Two benchmarking surveys conducted before and after the campaign revealed:

  • Elevated awareness levels of IPv4 and IPv6 among the public and SMEs Internet users (IPv4: 71 per cent to 88 per cent, IPv6: 57.5 per cent to 86 per cent);
  • More people are aware about the depletion of IPv4 address space (68 per cent to 81 per cent);
  • More people understand that IPv6 is not directly compatible with IPv4 and action needs to be taken in order to enable IPv6 in their usual Internet environment (40 per cent to 57 per cent);….

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Supported Events

“iCity Opening Ceremony and Experience Sharing” (14 Apr @ HKCEC)iCity is a series of events with a core mission to encourage secondary school students in Hong Kong to consider taking more Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) related courses and to pursue ICT related studies and careers.The iCity Opening Ceremony and Experience Sharing will kick-off a series of events that will take place throughout 2013. Mr. Fadi Chehadé, President & CEO of ICANN and winners from 2012’s APICTA/WITSA/WSA-Mobile‘s will share their experience with us. Read more by clicking here

Internet of Things Symposium (17 Apr @ HKSTP)

Internet of Things (IoT) is enshrined in China’s “National Twelfth Five-year Plan” as an important technology for development and application. This symposium explores room for collaboration on IoT. Read more by clicking here

Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) 2013 (17 Apr @ Cyberport)

Cyberport’s Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2013 features world-class speakers in digital entertainment industry. With the theme of “Pushing the Limits of Digital Entertainment with Cutting-Edge Technology”, the Forum is dedicated to showcase the work of digital entertainment leaders from around the world and to discuss trends that will continue to redesign and reshape our future digital media entertainment experience. Read more by clicking this link

ISACA China HK Chapter Annual Conference – IT Governance in the Age of Mobility and Volatility (18 Apr @ Regal Hong Kong Hotel, Causeway Bay)

The ISACA China Hong Kong Chapter is pleased to announce our Annual Conference on 18 April 2013 with the theme ‘IT Governance in the Age of Mobility and Volatility’. Renowned local and international experts will share their experience and insights with IT executives, project management personnel, security and IT auditing professionals. Read more by clicking here

Global IPv6 & Next Generation Internet Summit 2013 (12 Apr @  Beijing)

It is hosted by global IPv6 forum and BII will be held from 11th to 12th April (Beijing Time). The theme of this summit is Accelerate New Generation Information Infrastructure Construction; Promote Information Network Technology Widespread Use. We will invite the organizations of national policies and local leading governments and experts from CNGI to be present and host the opening ceremony, which is about the present condition and future trends of the next generation of IPV6 internet in China and they will interpret further about the latest policies and main missions of the next generation of IPV6 Internet in China. Read more by clicking here.