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WTIA Connected City Conference

As per mentioned in the 2017 Policy Address by Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Smart City projects will be an immense focus in developing Hong Kong moving forward.

Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) held a conference last week on connected cities and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will pave the way forward to a ‘smarter’ Hong Kong. Essentially, the conference provided a space for industry leaders to connect and exchange valuable insights on how technology can enhance livability and how urban data space can be governed in a sustainable and inclusive manner.

Besides MotherApp, other industry leaders present at the conference include Siemens,  ZTE, China Telecom and more. As the gold sponsor for the conference, MotherApp’s CEO Ken Law was invited as a panel member to share his insights on '5G & IoT networks'. He also shared about our crowd management technology (PowerArena) that supports smart city initiatives in Kowloon East (KE)- Hong Kong’s pilot area in Smart City testing.

MotherApp has been an invested partner in the experiment with previous case study projects such as RunOurCity marathon and at Kwun Tong MTR station where large amounts of crowds gather. To better manage massive crowds, the latest IoT and AI technologies were employed through video analytics, allowing event organisers to keep track of people flow in real time.

Other than collecting and communicating data, PowerArena is also capable of analysis and providing recommendations based on the data to all parties involved using IoT.  Find out more about PowerArena by clicking here.

Appointed by Hong Kong’s development bureau to deploy IoT and AI technology on crowd management, MotherApp will continue to tender for other Smart City projects.