Firstly, here's to a great new year! We're kicking off 2017 with a very special guest, Minerva Tantoco (https://www.linkedin.com/in/minervatantoco), the former CTO of New York City! (See more on the Mayor's Office of Tech + Innovation at nyc.gov/forward (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/forward/index.page)).
Mark your diary for Web Wednesday Hong Kong (V107), 6:30pm - 9pm on 18th January at Orange Peel (http://www.orangepeelhk.com/), 2/F, Ho Lee Comm Bldg, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong.
During her tenure under the Mayor's office, Minerva launched ground-breaking initiatives, including LinkNYC (https://www.link.nyc/) (turning old payphones into free wifi hotspots), CSforAll (http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/education-vision-2015-computer-science.page) (computer science education program), Neighborhoods.NYC (http://www.neighborhoods.nyc/welcome.html) (online hubs for civic engagement) and the first-ever IoT Guidelines (https://iot.cityofnewyork.us/) for a US city. These led to NYC being named, "Best Smart City 2016" at the Global Smart City Awards.
In the past year, she as spoken on CNN, Bloomberg and MSNBC on topics as diverse as AI, IoT, big data, blockchain, the sharing economy, 5G and wi-fi, smart cities, developing tech ecosystems, and the impact of tech on society.
Doors open at 6:30pm and we kick off the fireside chat at around 7:15pm. The entrance fee of HK$100, includes one complimentary drink.
It's going to be a good one so do bring a friend or two.
Web Wednesday - Founder & Host