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1 Hong Kong Computer Society ***Pls. Insert Date & Presentation Occasion***

2 Professional Organizations So what about the IT Professionals?

3 Professional Organizations HKCS – Serving Hong Kong IT Industry and Community for over 30years

4 About HKCS  Founded in 1970, a Professional Institution for the field of information technology  providing service and support to the IT community, including individual practitioners, employers of IT staff and the general public.

5 About HKCS  Founding Member of South East Asia Region Computer Confederation (SEARCC)  Close ties with China Computer Federation and other regional computer societies  Association with Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), British Computer Society (BCS), and Australian Computer Society (ACS)

6 HKCS Mission To accelerate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread acceptance of Information Technology (IT) through educational programs, advocacy, industry relations and by bringing together, in an open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors

7 HKCS Membership “ Joining the HKCS makes a powerful statement about your drive to succeed and demonstrates to other professionals that you are aiming for the highest level of achievement in your profession.”

8 What members says… “In the struggle to remain professional in the midst of continued progress in the underlying technologies and a constantly transforming business environment, life for my colleagues in IT would have been much less bearable without the HKCS. The Society has in the last 3 decades made an extraordinary contribution in helping practitioners stay up-to- date and be helpful to one another. It has also been instrumental in upholding the good image of the profession” K. K. Yeung, JP FHKCS Executive Director, HKPC

9 What Member says… “My involvement with the HKCS since the 70's has allowed me to recognise its wide-ranging activities for and its significant impact on the IT sector in Hong Kong. As an IT professional, I am proud to have the opportunity to work with other HKCS members to further the interests of the IT community of Hong Kong.” Stephen Lau,MBE, JP, FHKCS CEO, WWF Hong Kong

10 Hong Kong Computer Society Membership & Initiatives

11 Corporate Members..… and Over 2000 Individual Members to-date..… and Over 2000 Individual Members to-date

12 Organization 16 Council Members 6 Full-time Executives 8 Specialist Groups

13 Council Members Daniel Lai, ChairmanHead of IT, MTRDaniel Lai, ChairmanHead of IT, MTR Peter Yan, Vice President (External Affairs)CEO,Global e-BusinessPeter Yan, Vice President (External Affairs)CEO,Global e-Business Sunny Lee, Vice President (Membership)CIO, TowngasSunny Lee, Vice President (Membership)CIO, Towngas Martin Chan, Vice President (Internal Affairs)Sr. VP, PCCWMartin Chan, Vice President (Internal Affairs)Sr. VP, PCCW Raymond Yu, Hon. SecretarySr. Mgmt Consultant, HPRaymond Yu, Hon. SecretarySr. Mgmt Consultant, HP S.F. Ching, Hon TreasurerSpecialist Adviser,Policy 21Ltd.S.F. Ching, Hon TreasurerSpecialist Adviser,Policy 21Ltd. Raymond Chu, Director, Community ServicesHead of IT, Housing DeptRaymond Chu, Director, Community ServicesHead of IT, Housing Dept Evon Ying, Director of Education & TrainingActing Head, IVEEvon Ying, Director of Education & TrainingActing Head, IVE Roy Chan, Director of International AffairsGM, Epson Business SolutionRoy Chan, Director of International AffairsGM, Epson Business Solution Hareton Leung, Director of Membership AdminAssociate Professor, Poly U.Hareton Leung, Director of Membership AdminAssociate Professor, Poly U. Kent Ting, Director of Membership ServicesExecutive (Fin. Services) IBMKent Ting, Director of Membership ServicesExecutive (Fin. Services) IBM K.H. Lee, Director of Professional DevelopmentAssociate Professor, CUHKK.H. Lee, Director of Professional DevelopmentAssociate Professor, CUHK Mimi Ho, Director of Public RelationsManager, MicrosoftMimi Ho, Director of Public RelationsManager, Microsoft Annie Lok, Director of PublicationSr.Mgr, HSBCAnnie Lok, Director of PublicationSr.Mgr, HSBC Jenny Woo, Director of Special ProjectsSystems Mgr, ITSD, HKSARJenny Woo, Director of Special ProjectsSystems Mgr, ITSD, HKSAR John Li, Director of Specialist GroupDirector, Business Dev., NCSIJohn Li, Director of Specialist GroupDirector, Business Dev., NCSI

14 Full-Time Executives Wallace Lam, Executive ManagerWallace Lam, Executive Manager Karman Lee, Project OfficerKarman Lee, Project Officer Amy Lo, Project OfficerAmy Lo, Project Officer June Lau, Membership Development ManagerJune Lau, Membership Development Manager Jacky Yu, Membership OfficerJacky Yu, Membership Officer Irene Yuen, Membership OfficerIrene Yuen, Membership Officer

15 Specialist Groups Database Specialist Group (DBSG) Database Specialist Group (DBSG) e-Business Specialist Group (eBizSG) e-Business Specialist Group (eBizSG) Software Quality and Software Process (HKSPIN) Software Quality and Software Process (HKSPIN) Internet & Networking Specialist Group (INSG) Internet & Networking Specialist Group (INSG) Information Security Specialist Group (ISSG) Information Security Specialist Group (ISSG) Linux Specialist Group (LinuxSG) Linux Specialist Group (LinuxSG) Multimedia Specialist Group (MMSG) Multimedia Specialist Group (MMSG) eXtensible Markup Language Specialist Group (XMLSG) eXtensible Markup Language Specialist Group (XMLSG)

16 HKCS Priorities Develop government relationships and network with industry leaders Communicate latest industry news internally and externally Encourage continuous professional development among IT professionals Influence standards for key IT policies and issues Provide a forum for discussions on cutting edge projects and issues surrounding IT industry Provide industry leadership and educational resources Expand vision of professional recognition to include affiliation with other professional bodies

17 HKCS Initiatives Community Services - IT in Health, DO IT! Education, Scholarship and Trust - International Computer Drivers’ License International Affairs - Broaden International IT Networks Membership - Ongoing membership survey and services development - Strong Corporate Member organizations collaboration Training & Professional Development - CPD Program - IT Trainer, IT in education

18 HKCS Initiatives Outreach and Advocacy Strong media relationships, leveraging HKCS’ members expertise to create strong industry voice Alignment with public policy makers Specialist Groups Educational courses developed and taught by industry executives Networking Ongoing industry events focused on IT applications

19 HKCS Membership HKCS creates the momentum that drives the unique, broad mix of: Business organizations Government bodies Academia Technologists Service Providers Affiliate Professional Associations And serves as a single voice for the IT Industry

20 Membership Grades  Professional Class  Fellow Member (FHKCS)  Full Member (MHKCS)  Associate Member (AHKCS)  Technician Class  Practitioner Member  General Class  Graduate Member  Student Member  Affiliate Member  Corporate Member  Honorary Member

21 Membership Grades  Professional Class  Fellow Member (FHKCS) - Full member recognized as having made an outstanding contribution to the Society. The title of Fellow can only be conferred by unanimous decision of the HKCS Council, as proposed and seconded in writing by Full Members  Full Member (MHKCS) - Person who has attained a combination of academic qualifications and relevant working experience  Associate Member (AHKCS) - Person who has attained a combination of academic qualifications and relevant working experience

22 Membership Profile

23 Membership Grades  Technician Class  Practitioner (PHKCS) -Recognized ordinary diploma/ certificate in computing and actively engaged in a professional capacity in the operation of, the use and application of, or training of persons in, computers and the techniques related  General Class  Graduate -Person who meets the academic qualifications requirements for the Professional Class

24 Unique Value Proposition Professional ClassTechnician ClassGeneral Class#Corporate Member Professional Recognition using post-nominal designation Discount admission to Society’s activities Access to Specialists Groups Free Society’s Newsletter Complimentary / Discount copy of IT magazines Networking with other I T professionals Job Posting Service See Membership Kit for additional information

25 Membership Grades  General Class  Student -Full-time student who is over 16 years of age and is studying in one or more subjects related to the objectives of the Society  Affiliate -Person who is interested in furthering any of the objectives of the Society  Corporate -Any entity actively engages in the IT field or is providing education/ training in computing industry  Honorary - By HKCS nomination only, not available for application

26 Membership Benefits Summary Professional Status: Be recognized as an IT professional that understands and can meet the needs of today’s fast changing business through education and experience. CPD: Achieving different membership level signifies your ongoing professional development so delivering better personal impact in your organization, and in your career. Networking: Meet the best IT Professionals, connect with valuable contacts and make new ones Visibility: Put yourself or your organization at the forefront of the IT industry

27 Membership Benefits Summary Information, research and learning: Access leading IT knowledge through participation in meetings, conferences, educational programs, or one of the 7 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) IT Business: Keep up to date with the latest news and emerging ideas from the IT arena, with a complimentary copy of HKCS quarterly Newsletter that tracks a wide spectrum of sectors within the IT industry. Events and Training: Learn from the market leaders by attending events such as HKICC, JICC with gurus and leading companies. Build your skills, harness new capabilities or fine-tune your personal impact with discounted training from an extensive range of technical and sales training programs.

28 Membership Benefits Summary  Reciprocal discount on the membership fee by 20% for international IT professional bodies including: Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) The British Computer Society (BCS) Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Australian Computer Society  Club and Association Box by the Hong Kong Jockey Club  Exclusive offer to subscribe HK$7.00  14% off annual subscription of HKEJ  Wing Lung Bank Affinity Card settling membership fee using bonus points  Special Discount offer from Nansha Golf Club  Special offer on 1010 Mobile Multimedia Communications  Special offer on I-Care Broadband

29 Major Conferences & Events  Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC)  Joint International Computer Conference (JICC)  IT Excellence Award

30 13-14 November The 9th Joint International Computer Conference (JICC 2003) November Asia Pacific Software Engineering Process Group (AP- SEPG) Conference 2003 Conferences Upcoming Events November Information Security Summit Capitalize the Value of Information Security for Competitive Advantage Conference 2003

31 6 - 8 December Asia Pacific Information & Communications Awards 2003 (APICTA 2003) in Bangkok, Thailand 16 Sept. through 9 Dec. Linux Business Adoption Campaign organized by ITSD- HKSAR, HKPC and HKLIA & Co-organized by HKCS Others Upcoming Events

32 For additional information Contact: Hong Kong Computer Society Telephone: Fax: URL:

33 Thank You!


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