A delegation from the Eisenhower School of the US National Defence University’s visited ASTRI on Thursday, 27 April 2017. The team comprised mostly mid and senior level officials from both the military and civil administration of the US Government, with a few officers from other countries. In this instalment of their year-long academic programme on information and communications technologies, the delegates came to China, visiting Shenzhen in the mainland before arriving in the SAR. Dr Frank Tong – CEO, Dr Meikei Ieong – CTO, Dr Justin Chuang – Vice President of Communication Technologies, Ms Eunice Cheng – Director of Public Affairs, and Dr Liu Xinyi – Director of Communication Technologies hosted the delegation and briefed them on various R&D initiatives of the institute.
The team viewed presentations on ASTRI’s R&D strategy especially in the areas of FinTech, Smart City and Next Generation Network (NGN). In addition, they saw live demonstrations on Blockchain-based FinTech applications, ASTRI Cyber Range initiatives, and R&D activities in the NGN lab. ASTRI’s R&D experts explained how the institute dedicates its resources to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong through the power of technology, and how the wider technology eco-system helps sustain Hong Kong’s status as a unique and important city in the world map.
The delegation included the Eisenhower School’s faculty leader Colonel Paul Gillespie, US Air Force and 16 other officers and faculty members. They were accompanied by Mr David H. Bradley from the Liaison Administration at the US Consulate General, Hong Kong and Macau.
Dr Stephen Bloor (right), Eisenhower School Faculty presents the souvenir to Dr Frank Tong (left), CEO of ASTRI
Dr Yu Tao, Director of Security & Data Sciences presents R&D on Big Data Analytics to the delegates
Dr Justin Chuang, Vice President of Communication Technologies shares with delegates R&D on Next Generation Network
Dr Eddy Chiu, Senior Manager of Communication Technologies presents to delegates at the NGN lab
Dr Justin Chuang (left) receives souvenir from Dr Todd McAllister (middle), Eisenhower School Faculty and Colonel Paul Gillespie (right), U.S. Air Force, Faculty Leader