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    25 May 2017

    IVE hosts Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 and to offer new Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics
    IVE hosts Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 and to offer new Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics
    IVE hosts Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 and to offer new Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics
    IVE hosts Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 and to offer new Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics
    IVE hosts Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 and to offer new Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics

    IVE hosts Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 and to offer new Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics

    (From left) Academic Director of IVE Information Technology Discipline Dr Joseph LEUNG, ACMCP Chairman Emil CHAN, OGCIO Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Infrastructure and Operations), Victor LAM, VTC Executive Director Carrie YAU, HKSTP Chief Technology Officer George TEE, VTC Deputy Executive  Director Professor Ronald CHUNG and HKSTP Head of ICT, Smart City & Green Tech, Peter YEUNG officiated at the launching ceremony of the Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017
    (From left) Academic Director of IVE Information Technology Discipline Dr Joseph LEUNG, ACMCP Chairman Emil CHAN, OGCIO Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Infrastructure and Operations), Victor LAM, VTC Executive Director Carrie YAU, HKSTP Chief Technology Officer George TEE, VTC Deputy Executive Director Professor Ronald CHUNG and HKSTP Head of ICT, Smart City & Green Tech, Peter YEUNG officiated at the launching ceremony of the Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017
    Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Infrastructure and Operations) of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Victor LAM, explained how the Government made use of big data
    Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Infrastructure and Operations) of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Victor LAM, explained how the Government made use of big data
    VTC Exectuive Director Carrie YAU said VTC would roll out the Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics in the new academic year to train up expertise needed by related sectors
    VTC Exectuive Director Carrie YAU said VTC would roll out the Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics in the new academic year to train up expertise needed by related sectors
    HKSTP Chief Technology Officer George TEE said IVE students would be provided with real time data for learning data mining and development at the Data Studio
    HKSTP Chief Technology Officer George TEE said IVE students would be provided with real time data for learning data mining and development at the Data Studio
    ACMCP Chairman Emil CHAN said there was a huge demand for practitioners in big data and fintech and it was hoped that Hong Kong would be able to leverage the advantages of a late comer to train up innovative students in the next few years creating value for the market
    ACMCP Chairman Emil CHAN said there was a huge demand for practitioners in big data and fintech and it was hoped that Hong Kong would be able to leverage the advantages of a late comer to train up innovative students in the next few years creating value for the market
    In furtherance of the development of Industrial Revolution 4.0 and the Smart City, the Information Technology Discipline of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) organised the Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 today (25 May). Some 300 industry veterans and academics attended the forum held in the Hong Kong Science Park to share insights on issues ranging from applications of data analytics, fintech, and smart city to the Internet of Things. In Academic Year 2017/18, IVE will also offer the Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics to address the market demand.

    The Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 was organised by the IVE Information Technology Discipline, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals (ACMCP) in the Charles K. Kao Auditorium of Hong Kong Science Park. Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Infrastructure and Operations) of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) Victor LAM, Executive Director of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) Carrie YAU, HKSTP Chief Technology Officer George TEE and ACMCP Chairman Emil CHAN were invited as the officiating guests.

    VTC Executive Director Carrie YAU said, “Today, information techonology industry has been growing rapidly where ‘Big data’ is now the frontier for various innovation for the business development. VTC has all along been committed to driving innovation and technologies and partnering wth industry to train up the professionals required for industry development. In the coming academic year, we will roll out the Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics, and a Higher Diploma in FinTech is under planning, with a view to providing the manpower needed by related sectors.” 2017 marks the 35th Anniversary of VTC and the Big Data and Analytics Forum 2017 is one of the celebratory events.

    The Hong Kong Science Park has recently set up the Data Studio to provide a collaborative platform for developing data applications. HKSTP Chief Technology Officer George TEE said, “IVE is the first supporting tertiary institute of the Data Studio in Hong Kong. IVE students are offered membership of the Studio which will provide them with real time data for learning data mining and development. Some programmes will be conducted in the Data Studio, making use of the data visualisation tools there as teaching tools.”

    Speaking on the market demand for big data expertise, ACMCP Chairman Emil CHAN said, “The market is fast developing in the digital technology age, which generates a huge demand for practitioners in big data and fintech. Different education providers have already started to offer related programmes. It is hoped that Hong Kong will be able to leverage the advantages of a late comer to train up a vast number of innovative students in the next few years, creating immense value for the market.”

    At the forum, the industry elites shared the latest trends of big data and the development direction of Hong Kong. The IBM (China/ Hong Kong) Limited representative talked about the building and innovation with data, the Microsoft representative elaborated on the digital transformation of big data analytics, whilst the representative of New World Development Company Limited discussed O2O 3.0, the new model of electronic commerce. The attending IT practitioners and innovative enterprise entrepreneurs took the opportunity to exchange experiences and gain inspiration.

    Along with this, IVE is to offer the brand new Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics in AY 2017/18 to alleviate the lack of data experts. The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and techniques in analysing and transforming data into commercial values. Graduates of the programme will be able to use data analytic software tools, statistical knowledge and programming techniques to serve corporates in different domains, such as finance, retail, technology, medical, and the government, helping them to discover the hidden values of data, analyse business intelligence and develop more efficient big-data-driven decision-making systems. Graduates may be employed as a big data software developer, business intelligence analyst, data analyst and marketing analysis specialist.

    The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) is a member of the VTC Group. The 9 IVE campuses are located across the territory. Together they provide vocational education for secondary graduates as well as people in employment. IVE courses leading to the award of higher diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies cover various academic disciplines including Applied Science; Business Administration; Childcare, Elderly and Community Services; Design; Information Technology; Engineering; as well as Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies. Website: www.ive.edu.hk

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