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  E-Centre eNews Vol.49 (Jan 30, 2014)

In this issue:


•      Growing Your Digital Vision in Silicon Valley


•      Invitation to join 「當NGO遇上IT人」


•      Invitation to support at the LSCM Roadshow 2014


•      Cyberport Community Cloud is ready now!


•      IT Champions - A Brand New TV Drama Series on ICT Professionals


•       UXHK 2014 (6-8 Mar,2014)


•       Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion (24-27Mar,2014)


•      Bizpark Programme registration for new incubatees

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Growing Your Digital Vision in Silicon Valley on 10- 11 Feb, 2014

Cyberport Accelerator Readiness Programme Workshop

In case you were not able to participate in one of Cyberport's missions to the Silicon Valley trips before, here is an opportunity to meet with Cyberport's US consultant, Mr. Leslie Yuen .

Leslie will be at Cyberport on 10 February to share insights about the Silicon Valley startup and innovation culture. He will discuss the benefits of different accelerator programs and how to get prepared to apply.
Here are some topics he will cover:
1) The secret source of success in the Silicon Valley
2) New market trends: Wearable, Smart home (Nest Lab), Mobile, and Internet of Everything
3) Learn from failure: WebVan, and a few others
4) Silicon Valley Platforms: Accelerators, Battle Silicon
Please find workshop details as below:

Date: 10 Feb 2014
Venue: Meeting Room A, Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre, Unit 518, Cyberport 3 (Core F), 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.

Session 1:
Time: 10:00-12:00
Target: new incubatees who have NOT attended Cyberport US mission before, and those who want to explore the market

Session 2:
Time: 14:00-16:00
Target: for incubatees / startups who either attended Cyberport US mission before or will join the Cyberport US mission in March 2014

1-on-1 45-min Consultation Session
Each company could have 45-minutes to ask any question, e.g. how to get prepared for the pitch deck, what is the US market for startup, business matching for startup...

Date: 11 Feb 2014
Time: 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Meeting Room A, Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre, Unit 518, Cyberport 3 (Core F), 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.

To register for the briefing session and / or 1-on-1 consultation, please apply online by 5 Feb 2014 at below URL: http://openclass.hk/activity/2170


Invitation to join 「當NGO遇上IT人」

Dear All,

You are cordinally invited to join the 「當 NGO 遇上 IT 人」. It is a Support Scheme for Digital Inclusion Apps in January 2014, inviting NGOs to submit proposals for the development of apps to cater for the needs of under-privileged groups, launched by OGCIO.

Details of the Scheme are available in http://www.ogcio.gov.hk/en/business/tender_eoi_rfp/rfp_dia2014.htm.

There is no dispute that IT is a universal enabler. However, for those of us who do not know much about IT and its capabilities, we are unable to identify IT solutions to address the problems we encounter. By the same token, IT practitioners, whilst equipped with knowledge and expertise in developing applications to cater for business ideas, are unaware of areas where they can make themselves useful.

「當 NGO 遇上 IT 人」, which adopts a "speed-dating" format for NGOs to articulate their problems and wants to IT practitioners who may be able to find suitable IT solutions to address such needs, will be organised. It is hoped that this event would be able to generate ideas on how technology can help NGOs achieve their social missions in an innovative and fun-filled manner.

Event details are as follows --
Date: 14 February 2014 (Friday)
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Multi-function Hall I, 25/F, HKFYG
Building, 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point

Tentative rundown is as follows:-
• 2:30 - 2:35 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
• 2:35 - 3:00 p.m. Introduction of Technological Solutions (by OGCIO)
• 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Speed Dating Session (Each IT company takes turns to meet with the participating NGOs to know their business needs and to suggest possible technology solutions to address such needs. Each meeting will be about five minutes. The objective is to pave way for subsequent bonding and matching on their own.)
* Registration starts at 2:00 p.m.

Interested parties please click here to complete the Profile Form and return to the OGCIO by email to pwdspo@ogcio.gov.hk on or before 7 February 2014 (Friday).
Due to limited places, enrolment will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Successful enrolments will be informed by e-mail.

For any enquiries on the event, please feel free to contact Ms Peggy Kwan at 2582 4223 or Mr Patrick Ngai at 2582 4498.

Best regards,
Cyberport Entrepreneurship Centre
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd


Invitation to support at the LSCM Roadshow 2014

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Dear Sir / Madam,

The LSCM R&D Centre will organise our 2nd roadshow at Olympian City 2 on 19-20 February 2014. This year, we will focus on the enabling technologies applied in Logistics, Construction and Retail Industries. Highlights of the roadshow include interactive demonstration of LSCM's technologies and latest technologies showcasing by technology partners.

We cordially invite you to join the kick-off ceremony of LSCM Roadshow 2014 at 3:00-4:15pm on 19 February (Wednesday). Please refer to below the tentative rundown of the kick-off ceremony for your reference:

3:00pm Cocktail reception
3:30pm Event starts
3:35pm Welcome Remarks by LSCM representative
3:40pm Speech by Commissioner for Innovation and Technology
3:45pm Speech by Co-organiser representative
3:50pm Officiating Ceremony
3:52pm Souvenir Presentation and Group Photo
3:55pm VIP tour
4:15pm Event finishes

Please register on or before 27th January 2014 (Monday). For enquiries, please contact Ms Michelle Lai, Tel: 2255 0860, Email: info@lscm.hk.

We look forward to seeing you on 19 February 2014!

Best regards,

Funding Organisation
Hosting Institutes

Co-organiser
 
Venue Sponsor
 
Supporting Organisations

 

Technology Exhibition Partners

 

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Cyberport Community Cloud is ready now!

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport) has announced the launch of the first-ever Community Cloud (Cyberport Cloud) in Hong Kong on Nov 4, 2013. The Cyberport Cloud is the first community cloud platform in Hong Kong, offering easy-to-use and self-provisioning Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to all Cyberport tenants, Smart-Space users, incubatees, alumni and subscribers, allowing efficient operations and the ability to expand their business in a more agile, cost-effective and collaborative manner.

A Community Cloud is a collaborative Cloud where users from similar organisations and verticals sharing similar concerns - such as security and compliance – are able to share resources and therefore drive cost-efficiencies through jointly sharing the service.

Easy Integration and Collaboration: addressing shared concerns of the community

Cyberport Cloud enables its users to create a cloud platform that can easily be integrated with their internal network. With the use of SDN (software-defined network), Cyberport Cloud gives each tenant or user its own network topology and control over its traffic flow. Essentially, it will enable businesses to manage the traffic loads of their cloud platform in a flexible and more efficient manner so as to increase productivity. The cloud service helps ease overhead investment budget challenges and offers flexibility for business expansion especially for start-ups. It also manages a hybrid cloud efficiently through a single management platform of all cloud activities and usage for the Cyberport Cloud and other public clouds. For ICT companies demanding high availability, the Cyberport Cloud offers a load balancing service, which allows users to configure virtual and physical load balancers on demand so as to stay responsive to changing needs with high performance and reliability.

With high computing power provided by the 576 CPU cores, the first phase of the Cyberport Cloud is highly scalable and is capable of hosting over 300 resource-intensive applications. To ensure this powerful Cyberport Cloud is environmentally-friendly, a real-time power efficiency monitoring system has been implemented.

To subscribe for your free Community Cloud service, please visit http://cloudadmin.cyberport.hk/


IT Champions - A Brand New TV Drama Series on ICT Professionals

Jointly produced by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), IT Champions, a brand new TV drama series on ICT professionals, will make its debut on Today (13 January 2014), together with the launch of RTHK's new digital TV channel - Channel 31.

The series will feature seven exciting episodes based on real life stories of ICT professionals, covering topics on entrepreneurship, mobile app development, digital entertainment, e-learning, digital inclusion, etc. Through IT Champions, we hope to showcase the brilliance of our ICT talents on how they use ICT innovatively to bring benefits to the society, thereby uplifting the image of the industry and attracting more young people to join the profession.

IT Champions will be broadcast every Monday at 9:00 p.m. on RTHK's Digital TV Channel 31 starting from 13 January 2014. Each gripping episode of IT Champions will feature different popular artistes, including Danny Summer (夏韶聲), Hotcha, Sammul Chan (陳鍵鋒), Jason Chan (陳柏宇), Zac Kao (高皓正), Joman Chiang (蔣祖曼), Det Dik (狄易達), and many more.

Details about this project and relevant documents:
Poster/ Website


UXHK 2014 on 6-8 Mar, 2014

Dear All,

You are cordinally invited to join the UXHK 2014. User Experience (UX) Hong Kong 2014 on 6, 7 and 8 March 2014 - www.uxhongkong.com - is a learning event dedicated to bringing all product and service design disciplines together, from research, marketing, design, technology and the business to name a few, who are interested and passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world for all.

Enjoy a Cyberport special discounted price for the full event and register via www.uxhongkong.com before 31 Dec 2013

We look forward to seeing you at UX Hong Kong 2014.

rgds,
Dan & Jo (founders)


Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion on 24-27 Mar, 2014

Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion
24-27/3/2014 (Mon-Thur), Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Apply Now
FILMART is a leading event in Asia and an important market for the global film, digital content and entertainment players to get together. Renowned producers, distributors, investors and professionals will be there to network and negotiate business deals. The Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment Pavilion (DE Pavilion), inaugurated in 2004, has received high acclaims not only from the DE industry, but also from filmmakers alike. The Animation & Digital Entertainment World is poised to astound the market in 2014.

Who should exhibit? Industry related to...

Animation, Computer Graphics, Digital Content, Digital Effects, Digital Post-production, Entertainment Software, Games, Mobile Content, Post-production.

Why exhibit? To…

  • Attend a wide array of special events and seminars;
  • Gain access to the international market and Chinese mainland market;
  • Meet buyers, sellers and financiers from across all platforms;
  • Seek collaboration opportunities;
  • Sell your state-of-the-art products and services strategically
Highlights in FILMART 2014
  • Equipment and Post-production Services Pavilion
  • Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (Concurrent event)
  • TV World
Major Events in the Animation & Digital Entertainment World in FILMART:
  • Digital Entertainment Industry Networking Reception
  • Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Conference
  • Hong Kong International Mobile Film Awards Ceremony

Special rate to join the DE Pavilion (with government's funding)

Booth Size Original Price Discounted Price
3 sqm HK$ 19,700 HK$ 2,400
9 sqm HK$ 32,340 HK$ 4,300

Entitlement

  • Enjoy FREE business matching
  • Enjoy FREE one-stop consultation service
  • Enjoy FREE poster and demonstration counter (additional booth facilities)
  • Enjoy FREE feature in tailor-made promotional trailer and catalogue

Enquiries

Ms Gloria Ng
Tel : (852) 2584 4510
Fax : (852) 3915 1440
Email : gloria.tk.ng@hktdc.org
Website : www.hkfilmart.com/filmart/

Microsoft Bizpark Programme: registration for new incubatees

MicrosoftR BizSparkR is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, and providing marketing visibility. Microsoft Hong Kong joins hands with Hong Kong Cyberport to provide BizSpark program to incubatees.  The programme also includes access to Windows Azure, a flexible, comprehensive, and powerful cloud platform for the creation of web applications and services.

Join the BizSpark Program to get such benefits as:



 

 

MSDN Subscription for Microsoft Software & Tools (including Windows Azure)

Microsoft BizSpark membership includes a Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN Subscription which offers a wide range of products for development, testing, and production. Products include:



Visual Studio is the ultimate all-in-one solution for Windows, Windows Phone, the web, and beyond.



Expression tools will help creating content for the Web and developing apps for the desktop or phone.



Microsoft SQL Server provides the data platform developers need to quickly create compelling, data-driven applications.

Learn more about BizSpark programme
Learn More about Azure

To register BizSpark programme membership (for Cyberport incubatees and alumni only), you could send email to ecentre@cyberport.hk with your company name and we will help proceeding your application.

 

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