Innovation & Technology Committee
The Innovation & Technology (I&T) Committee is one of the longest running AustCham Hong Kong and Macau Committees. The current committee is comprised of a diverse mix of senior executives from Corporate firms, global consultancy firm country leads and energetic high-tech entrepreneurs.
Prominent Hong Kong corporate members include CLP, PCCW, FIS Global and Leighton Asia.
Peter Smith has held the role for the past 5+ years. Peter is the MD of two recently established startup companies focused on the mobility sector: Wavelength Consulting and Velocity Mobile. Peter was previously the CIO and head of Business Operations at Hong Kong CSL.
Vice-Chair: Craig Price
SVP of international Projects at PCCW.
Engagement and Mission
The Innovation & Technology Committee is an active advocate in driving the adoption of Innovation and Technology within Hong Kong, and raising the profile of Australia’s High-Tech industries within the region. The I&T Committee is also active in providing AustCham members with insight as to how Innovation and Technology can add value to their businesses through organising impactful events, typically on a quarterly basis. In addition, engaging and discerning dialogue on technology matters is a common feature of our monthly early morning committee gatherings, to the benefit of all in attendance.
The I&T Committee is actively engaged in working with the Hong Kong international community and key local stakeholders on the planning and execution required to establish Hong Kong as the “Innovation and Technology Hub of APAC”. We are playing a dynamic role in setting the agenda for the new Innovation and Technology Bureau and lobbying the Government to make the establishment of a data centre hub in Hong Kong as a key strategic planning objective.
We have a number of exciting Innovation events planned over the coming 12 months, working in close collaboration with other leading Hong Kong International Chambers Technology Committees in helping to shape the vision on how Hong Kong can become a world leading creative city.