The 2019 Hong Kong IoT Conference was held on June 14 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where this year’s theme was “Connected World: Connected Business.” Over 600 people attended the event representing a wide range of industries, including AI, blockchain, and event-driven retail businesses.
Guests heard presentations from notable members of the Hong Kong IoT community, including Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government; Andy Bien, President at HK Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council/CIO at The Airport Authority of HK; and Aaron Wang, VP of IoT Service Product Dept at Huawei Cloud.
Clarence Ching, Director & Solutions Consultant at Solace, led a session at the event on Hong Kong’s Smart City Resolution. Ching was later interviewed by event organizers, where they captured a brief summary of his presentation. You can watch his interview below.
Ching touches on Solace’s Singapore Smart City use case, and how they’re using our technology to enable “smart lampposts” in the city. The IoT-powered posts do far more than just illuminate the streets – they collect information on lighting, weather, passing cars, and even the citizens that walk by (using facial recognition technology). All this information can then be sent back to a system for analysis. Ching describes how this is all possible with the shift from 4G to 5G.
Ching also stresses that IoT is not designed for a specific industry, and that Solace is a horizontal platform that can be implemented in many use cases. For more information, watch the video below.