Co-Founder, eHealth Consortium
Dr. Winnie Tang JP is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong(HKU), she is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. She is the Founder and Chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited, an international office of Esri which specializes in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, and is among the top 50 software companies in the world.
Dr. Tang actively promotes ICT application through writing articles for a range of publications in which she also shares her views on environmental protection, tree conservation, smart city concepts and entrepreneurship. She has published 7 books in Chinese and English as well as over 200 research papers, newspaper articles and journals, mainly published in the local Chinese media, such as Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong Economic Times and Recruit as well as the English media, such as South China Morning Post, Harbour Times and ComputerWorld.
Dr. Tang is a pioneer in bringing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to benefit the public and private sectors in Hong Kong. She has also been actively advocating the use of technology through her services in government and non-government organizations.
Major appointments that Dr. Tang currently holds include: Member of Election Committee (IT Subsector) 2007 to 2016; Member of Antiquities Advisory Board; Chairman of Kwai Tsing District Youth Programme Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government; Founder and Chairman of Steering Committee of Smart City Consortium; Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation; Member of Computer Science Advisory Committee, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong(HKU); Founder and Chairman of the Conservation E3 Foundation; Co-Founder and Board Member of eHealth Consortium; and Director of Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN).
In recognition of Dr. Tang's outstanding contributions to society, she was recognised as one the Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science of HKU in 2009. In the same year she was also appointed as Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2006, Dr. Tang was recognised as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the year. In 2004, Dr. Tang received the Young Achiever of the Year in the Women of Influence Award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce.