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【 Chinachem and SCC sign MoU to foster smart city development and cybersecurity standards 】【華懋集團與智慧城市聯盟簽署諒解備忘錄 促進智慧城市發展及提升網絡安全標準】


on 23 Jul 2020



Chinachem and SCC sign MoU to foster smart city development and cybersecurity standards

(23 July 2020) Chinachem Group (the Group) and the Smart City Consortium (SCC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in propelling smart city development and helping elevate cybersecurity standards in Hong Kong. The move underlines not only the determination of both parties to foster the development of Internet of Things (IoT) property technology (PropTech) in Hong Kong, but also Chinachem’s commitment to digital transformation and driving sustainable living solutions for Hong Kong people.

Pursuant to the MoU, the SCC will develop a set of indexing standards, cybersecurity guidelines and best practices for deploying and maintaining IoT devices in smart buildings. The Group, in addition to offering monetary sponsorship, will serve as a pioneer in testing the resulting IoT PropTech standards to enhance cybersecurity in its smart buildings. Furthermore, the two parties will join hands in organising activities to promote Hong Kong’s smart city vision, with a focus on smart buildings and the development of an IoT connectivity framework.

The MoU was signed by Damien Wu, Director of Digital Transformation of Chinachem Group, and Gary Yeung, President of the Smart City Consortium; witnessed by Donald Choi, Executive Director and Group CEO of Chinachem Group, and Dr Winnie Tang, Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium. The Group is the first property developer partner of the SCC.

“We at Chinachem have accelerated the digital transformation process and have the aspiration of becoming an industry pioneer in PropTech applications,” explained Mr Choi. “We are collaborating with the SCC with the intention to raise the bar for the Group as well as the industry, and help make Hong Kong a more liveable smart city. It is also our vision to position the city as a leader within the Greater Bay Area in terms of IoT standards development, assessment and education for the property sector.” 

Thanking Chinachem Group for its support and sponsorship, Mr Yeung said the adoption of communications technology and IoT were major opportunities that empowered the SCC's operations to promote smart building management, allowing swifter actions and improved security. “The connected network of sensors and smart devices also delivers a safer and more sustainable environment which is key to maximising property value,” he noted. “We hope to develop a set of indicators and a rating standard index for the property management industry and the IoT industry.”

While IoT-powered solutions in smart buildings will help increase cost-efficiency and operational effectiveness, they will also be subject to higher cybersecurity risks if no related standards, guidelines and best practices exist – hence the importance of this collaboration for Hong Kong’s future PropTech development.

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Photo: The Memorandum of Understanding to help propel Hong Kong’s smart city development was signed by Damien Wu, Director of Digital Transformation of Chinachem Group (2nd right) and Gary Yeung, President of the Smart City Consortium (2nd left); witnessed by Donald Choi, Executive Director and Group CEO of Chinachem Group (1st right) and Dr Winnie Tang, Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium (2nd left).

 

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 華懋集團與智慧城市聯盟簽署諒解備忘錄   促進智慧城市發展及提升網絡安全標準

 (2020年7月23日)華懋集團(集團)與智慧城市聯盟(聯盟)今日簽署諒解備忘錄(備忘錄),共同推動智慧城市發展及提升香港網絡安全標準。此舉不僅展現雙方促進物聯網房地產科技發展的決心,亦顯示集團致力於數碼轉型,同時在香港推動可持續生活模式。

根據備忘錄,聯盟將訂立一套有關使用及維護智能建築物聯網設備的評級標準,以及網絡安全指引和最佳實踐。除提供資金贊助外,集團旗下物業將成為新制訂物聯網房地產科技標準的試點,以提高其智能建築的網絡安全。此外,雙方亦會攜手組織活動推動香港的智慧城市願景,當中重點為智能建築和物聯網連接框架發展。

在華懋集團執行董事兼行政總裁蔡宏興與智慧城市聯盟創辦人及榮譽會長鄧淑明博士見證下,華懋集團數碼轉型總監胡達明及智慧城市聯盟會長楊文銳簽署備忘錄。華懋集團為聯盟首個發展商合作夥伴。

蔡先生表示:「華懋集團正加速數碼轉型,並銳意成為房地產科技應用的行業先驅。透過是次與智慧城市聯盟的合作,我們希望可以提高集團以至整個行業的標準,並促使香港成為更宜居的智慧城市。同時,我們期望推動香港成為大灣區在物聯網房地產科技設備標準、評估和教育方面的領導者。」

楊先生感謝華懋集團的支持及贊助,並指通訊科技和物聯網應用,是聯盟推動樓宇管理、提升相關效率及安全性的重要契機。楊先生表示:「由感應器和智能設備組成的互聯網絡可帶來更安全、可持續的環境,是提高物業價值的關鍵。我們希望能夠為物業管理界及物聯網界制定一套指標及評級標準。」

智能建築物聯網設備有助提高成本效益及營運效率,但若缺乏相關評級標準、指引和最佳實踐,將使智能建築面臨更高的網絡安全風險,這正好解釋了是次合作對香港未來房地產科技發展的重要。

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在華懋集團執行董事兼行政總裁蔡宏興(右一)與智慧城市聯盟創辦人及榮譽會長鄧淑明博士(左一)見證下,華懋集團數碼轉型總監胡達明(右二)及智慧城市聯盟會長楊文銳(左二)簽署諒解備忘錄,促進香港智慧城市發展。