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RICS – Smart City Consortium PropTech Conference 2018

RICS, in collaboration with Smart City Consortium (SCC), will host the RICS-SCC PropTech Conference on Friday 23 November 2018 in the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong.

It comprises 4 sessions:

Session 1: The changing landscape of our world

Topic: Gazing through the crystal ball: An overview of emerging technologies and their impacts to life (by Mr Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google)

Panel discussion: Technology as the catalyst for change

  • Challenges and opportunities for urban life
  • City development
  • Ethical issues of technology

Session 2: Take-up technology in Hong Kong

Topic: Smart-city development in Hong Kong. What should we expect down the road? (By Dr Albert Wong, Urbanisation Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong Limited)

Topic: Smart cities, technology and urbanisation — a global perspective (By Mr James Kavanagh, Global Land Standards Director, RICS)

Panel discussion: What is Hong Kong doing in technology? Tech owners in Hong Kong share their experience in driving technology.

Session 3: Technology in action

Presentations:

  • Data security: The ultimate maker-and-breaker of a technology-driven world
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Blockchain
  • New technology being applied in property

Session 4: From now to future

Panel discussion: What does the future hold for our next generation?

Topic: Getting the real estate industry ready for technological revolution. What RICS is doing to transform the surveying profession (By Mr Sean Tompkins, CEO, RICS)

 

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The Speakers:

 

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Picture (above): Mr CHAN Chung-ching, JP,Director of Lands.

 

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Picture (above): Dr Albert WONG, Urbanisation Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong Limited.

 

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Picture (above): Mr Ed PARSONS, Geospatial Technologist, Google.

 

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Picture (above): Mr Sean TOMPKINS, CEO, RICS.

 

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Picture (above): Dr Winnie TANG, JP, Founder and Honorary President, Smart City Consortium.

 

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Picture (above): Mr James KAVANAGH, Global Land Standards Director, RICS.

CIB World Building Congress 2019 – Constructing Smart Cities

The CIB World Building Congress, themed ‘Constructing Smart Cities will take place in Hong Kong, China next year, 17 –21 June, 2019.

CIB is the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. It was established in 1953 as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research. 

The Congress is particularly interested to receive papers that explore how clients and users can address the megatrends of:

  • population changes covering demographics, international migration and urbanisation;
  • the water, energy, resource, food and climate nexus;
  • the changing geo-economic and geopolitical landscape;
  • the moving frontier of digitisation and disruptive technologies;
  • the global demand for equal access to wealth, health and knowledge.

Selected high-quality papers will be published on the following academic journals:

 

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