Supported Event – April 2015

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Youth Coding Jam 1000 (9 Apr)

This mega event aims to promote coding education among the youth and encourage students to develop programming potentials.

All participants will receive a series of FREE special coding training on Minecraft platform. With the skillset, participants can build their own assigned parts of the futuristic Smart City map from January to March 2015. On 9 April 2015, 1,000 selected participants will meet at the IT Fest opening ceremony at Central Harbourfront to finish their last bit of coding, where we will aggregate all completed parts into a giant digital Smart City for the public to see and witness the setting of a new World Record!

Date 9 Aug (Thu)
Time 3-9pm
Venue Central Harbourfront Event Space

For more information about the event and registration, click here.


ICT Conference 2015 (16 Apr)

“ICT Conference 2015 – Enriching Sustainability of Smart City”, aims to provide a forum for the government officials, university researchers, and major industry professionals to share the views on the government policy, the latest development and applications, as well as the opportunities and threats in the future ICT era.

Date 16 Aug (Thu)
Time 08:40 – 16:50
Venue 38/F World Trade Centre, Causeway Bay,Hong Kong

For more information about the event and registration, click here.


Build a Secure Cyberspace 2015 – “Protect Your Web and Mobile Device” Seminar (17 Apr)

As cyber attacks targeting websites escalate, the risks of the theft of business and personal information keep rising. Furthermore, malware targeting mobile platforms has surpassed that of PC platform. Businesses and individuals should raise their awareness and understanding of the threats. In this seminar, information security experts will share their experiences and explore ways to manage the risks. The seminar is also one of the events under the International IT Fest 2015

Date 17 Apr (Thu)
Time 14:15 – 17:25
Language Cantonese
Venue Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

For more information about the event and registration, click here.


The Empowering Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program (17 Apr – 26 May)

The Empowering Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program is a year-long entrepreneurship program launched by Google and Center for Entrepreneurship of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. The initiative is inspired by the budding entrepreneurial environment in Hong Kong. We aim to encourage local youngsters to innovate and promote Hong Kong as a city for entrepreneurshi

Date 17 Apr – 26 May, 2015
Deadline 12 noon, May 26, 2015

For more information about the event and registration, click here.


CAHK ICT Conference & Expo 2015 (21 Apr)

CAHK ICT Conference & Expo 2015 is being branded under the International IT Feast and steered by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO). It aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from the industry and academia, being large telcos, service providers, and SMEs who are interested in creating IoT based value added services and solutions for a Smarter CIty!

Date 21 Apr (Tue)
Time 2-6pm
Venue Conference Hall, 4/F, HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

For more information about the event and registration, click here.


Cyberport’s Digital Entrepreneur Leadership Forum (23 Apr)

DELF 2015 will focus on 21st Century digital entrepreneurs who have changed the way products, services and media are produced, distributed and consumed with trends. It will also examine how new entrepreneurs with new business models, new market strategies and new scaling-up capability come to market more quickly than ever before.

Date 23 Apr (Thu)
Time 09:00 – 17:30
Venue Function Room, Level 3, Core E, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road

For more information about the event and registration, click here.

“What’s Next for Financial Innovation in Hong Kong?” Seminar (23 Apr)

The government has announced its goal to make Hong Kong a financial technology hub in its 2015-16 Budget. While digital investing, equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending are starting to gain popularity in Hong Kong, regulatory, risk and compliance challenges loom large as the obstacles towards financial innovation in Hong Kong.
With the government going to initiate a steering group to explore financial technology, this event aims to engage relevant stakeholders for a conversation related to policy and regulatory issues surrounding fintech.

Date 23 Apr(Fri)
Time 7pm – 9pm (6.30pm registration and networking)
Venue TBC