Legislative Councilor Dr. Samson Tam talked about…

Dr. Samson Tam, the Legislative Councilor of the Information Technology functional constituency, presented a seminar on “Opportunities & Strategies of the Development of IT & Electronics Industry in Hong Kong ~ Let IT Lead” on 28 October 2008. The event was organized by the HKU Faculty of Engineering with the Electronics Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Internet Professional Association as the supporting organizations.

In the seminar, some hot issues such as how IT and Electronics industries can re-build the damage caused by the financial crisis, how to improve our competitiveness through technology were addressed. Hong Kong needs long-term planning and technology policy for our future development. Dr. Tam also shared his secret of success with the audience. His key was LUCK, which stands for Location, Understanding, Connection and Knowledge. In the coming high touch, high concept era, it’s time for our logical engineers to develop our right brain as well. At the end of the seminar, Dr. Tam encouraged the students that studying IT and Electronics should not be too worried about the financial crisis, as these industries are generating real productivity and there are still many opportunities in Hong Kong and China. We should think about how to add value for our industry.


Prof. W.C. Chew, the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, introduced Dr. Samson Tam at the beginning of the seminar.


Dr. Samson Tam talked about the employment market on IT and electronics industry. The prospects and opportunities of the industry are very promising.


Dr. Tam taught the audience how to distinguish between left-brain users and right-brain users, which govern our logical thinking and creativity respectively.


The seminar was very interactive and the audience was responsive.


The seminar was filmed and is being broadcast on the EEE Info Channel located in the G/F lobby of the Chow Yei Ching Building from 31 Oct to 14 Nov 2008.


Dr. Wilton Fok asked for some tips for our students on career development. Dr. Tam suggested that students studying IT and Electronics should not be too worried as these industries are generating real productivity and there are still many opportunities in Hong Kong and China.


Prof. W.C. Chew presented a souvenir to Dr. Samson Tam.


Academia and the industries networked together after the seminar.


Dr. Tam was interviewed by the Broadcast News Network after the seminar.


Prof. W.C Chew was interviewed by a Government appointed consultancy agent after the seminar. The agent was writing recommendations to the Government on the future development of science and technology in Hong Kong.