ASTRI plays leading role in International Co-innovation Alliance on Next Generation IT

Two senior leaders from Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) – Dr Meikei Ieong, Chief Technology Officer and Dr Justin Chuang, Vice President, Next Generation Network – were invited as key-note presenters at the 2nd edition of ‘Next Generation IT International Innovation and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation High Level Forum’ held on 18 February 2017 in the Southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. In the forum, Dr Ieong and Dr Chuang presented the key topics ‘Shenzhen-Hong Kong Technology Co-operation and Technology Innovation’ and ‘Mobile Communication and 5G: from Hong Kong Perspective’ respectively.

The same occasion marked the formal establishment of ‘Next Generation IT International Co-innovation Alliance’. The Alliance is a joint initiative of local and overseas R&D institutions as well as tertiary institutions, aiming to foster international collaboration and innovation on next generation IT. As conveners of the Alliance, Dr Ieong and Dr Chuang are serving as members of the Alliance’s Expert Committee.

The event was organised by Shenzhen Industry, Education and Research Base and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School. ASTRI was the co-organiser with the Science and Technology Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality as the event advisor. Senior executives from the IT sector and other industries, as well as representatives from the academic community, came together at the event to exchange ideas and views on next generation IT innovation as well as partnership models for Hong Kong-Shenzhen technology collaboration.

Dr Meikei Ieong (3rd from right), Chief Technology Officer of ASTRI, shares his insights at the 2nd Next Generation IT International Innovation and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Cooperation High Level Forum.

Dr Justin Chuang, Vice President – Next Generation Network of ASTRI, delivers a presentation at the event.