With the rise of “Open Data” and streamline business processes, the importance of utilising artificial intelligence with cloud solutions has equally increase as they can provide a range of algorithms to produce timely analysis for decision making and connected processes in a more secured environment. 

In this regard, Hong Kong  Technology Advancement Group (HKtag) will hold a “Open Data Hackathon” (ODH) from 13 to 15 November 2021 with conference cum Hackathon Final on 15 November 2021 (Monday).  The “Open Data Conference cum Hackathon” aims to provide insights on how Hong Kong Government sets out the datasets on the Public Sector Information (PSI) Portal (https://data.gov.hk) and Hong Kong GeoData Store (https://geodata.gov.hk/gs/), the industry experts integrate open data into effective solutions on public utilities and encourage more innovations within IT industry to utilise the government open data sources (DATA.GOV.HK) with AI and Cloud technologies.  We hope the sharing at the conference and the outstanding inventions at our Hackathon Final will facilitate more intelligent digitalisation around the city and as a result, contribute to building a smarter Hong Kong with an advancing and innovative atmosphere.

In response to Kyoto Protocol for a healthier world by 2050 and our policy address this year that Hong Kong’s first roadmap on the popularisation of electric vehicles, measures include ceasing the new registration of fuel-propelled private cars in 2035 or earlier, we set our Hackathon with theme as ‘Smart Environment’ and final solutions focusing key concerns on “Transport”, “Environment & Energy” and “Climate & Weather”.