Lecture: Innovation and Entrepreneurship - opportunities for start-ups in Hong Kong
Date: 30 September 2016 (Friday)
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Room 202, 2/F, K.K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong.
Start-ups bring a wealth of transformative innovations to a market and play a critical role in driving our society forward. Nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit is a crucial mission of Cyberport.
Mr Herman Lam, CEO of Cyberport, will give a lecture on the scene of innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, and will bring to the audience the passion for entrepreneurship, and show you how Cyberport has been helping passionate entrepreneurs every step at their start-up journey. Exemplifying with real start-up cases, from zero to one, Herman will take you through the actual practices and how Cyberport acts as a one-stop platform to make entrepreneurship dream come true.
About the Speaker:
Mr Herman LAM joined the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2010. As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Lam is responsible for leading, representing and administering the company as well as playing a prominent role in promoting and implementing Cyberport’s public mission strategies.
Within the public mission arena, Mr Lam sets the initiatives for comprehensive programmes which assist the development of Hong Kong as a hub for innovation and trade in ICT, and encourage the development and upgrading of ICT skills and resources in the wider community of Hong Kong.
Mr. Lam is also active in community affairs and industry development, serving a number of statutory bodies such as the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee (2008-2016); Industry Facilitation Task Force (2010-2016); the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services Advisory Committee; the Hong Kong ICT Awards Steering Committee; Honorary Advisory Council of Hong Kong Computer Society; the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association; the Digital Solidarity Fund Committee; the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Computer Science of City University of Hong Kong; the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme Administration Committee; the Information Technology Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association and the Advisory Board for the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Advisory Board for the Innovation and Information Management of the University of Hong Kong and the Airport Technology Advisory Council.
As a pioneer in the technology industry, Mr Lam has been contributing his efforts serving on various competition judging panels throughout the years to promote and comment on ICT excellence in the industry, including the Hong Kong ICT Awards, Facebook Mobile Hack-Hong Kong, Computerworld Hong Kong Awards, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards and the Asia Smartphone Application Contest.
Prior to his tenure with Cyberport, Mr Lam was the General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited. Mr Lam holds an MBA in Business Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in the United States.
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