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Hong Kong Computer Society

***Pls. Insert Date & Presentation Occasion***

professional organizations
Professional Organizations

So what about the IT Professionals?

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Professional Organizations

HKCS – Serving Hong Kong IT Industry and Community for over 30years

about hkcs
About HKCS
  • Founded in 1970, a Professional Institution for the field of information technology
  • providing service and support to the IT community, including individual practitioners, employers of IT staff and the general public.
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About HKCS
  • Founding Member of South East Asia Region Computer Confederation (SEARCC)
  • Close ties with China Computer Federation and other regional computer societies
  • Association with Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), British Computer Society (BCS), and Australian Computer Society (ACS)
hkcs mission
HKCS Mission

To accelerate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread acceptance of Information Technology (IT) through educational programs, advocacy, industry relations and by bringing together, in an open forum, leading users and technologists from both the public and private sectors

hkcs membership
HKCS Membership

“Joining the HKCS makes a powerful statement about your drive to succeed and demonstrates to other professionals that you are aiming for the highest level of achievement in your profession.”

what members says
What members says…

“In the struggle to remain professional in the midst of continued progress in the underlying technologies and a constantly transforming business environment, life for my colleagues in IT would have been much less bearable without the HKCS. The Society has in the last 3 decades made an extraordinary contribution in helping practitioners stay up-to-date and be helpful to one another . It has also been instrumental in upholding the good image of the profession”

K. K. Yeung, JP FHKCS

Executive Director, HKPC

what member says
What Member says…

“My involvement with the HKCS since the 70's has allowed me to recognise its wide-ranging activities for and its significant impact on the IT sector in Hong Kong. As an IT professional, I am proud to have the opportunity to work with other HKCS members to further the interests of the IT community of Hong


Stephen Lau,MBE, JP, FHKCS

CEO, WWF Hong Kong

corporate members
Corporate Members

..… and Over 2000 Individual Members to-date



16 Council Members

6 Full-time Executives

8 Specialist Groups

council members
Council Members
  • Daniel Lai, Chairman Head of IT, MTR
  • Peter Yan, Vice President (External Affairs) CEO,Global e-Business
  • Sunny Lee, Vice President (Membership) CIO, Towngas
  • Martin Chan, Vice President (Internal Affairs) Sr. VP, PCCW
  • Raymond Yu, Hon. Secretary Sr. Mgmt Consultant, HP
  • S.F. Ching, Hon Treasurer Specialist Adviser,Policy 21Ltd.
  • Raymond Chu, Director, Community Services Head of IT, Housing Dept
  • Evon Ying, Director of Education & Training Acting Head, IVE
  • Roy Chan, Director of International Affairs GM, Epson Business Solution
  • Hareton Leung, Director of Membership Admin Associate Professor, Poly U.
  • Kent Ting, Director of Membership Services Executive (Fin. Services) IBM
  • K.H. Lee, Director of Professional Development Associate Professor, CUHK
  • Mimi Ho, Director of Public Relations Manager, Microsoft
  • Annie Lok, Director of Publication Sr.Mgr, HSBC
  • Jenny Woo, Director of Special Projects Systems Mgr, ITSD, HKSAR
  • John Li, Director of Specialist Group Director, Business Dev., NCSI
full time executives
Full-Time Executives
  • Wallace Lam, Executive Manager
  • Karman Lee, Project Officer
  • Amy Lo, Project Officer
  • June Lau, Membership Development Manager
  • Jacky Yu, Membership Officer
  • Irene Yuen, Membership Officer
specialist groups
Specialist Groups
  • Database Specialist Group (DBSG)
  • e-Business Specialist Group (eBizSG)
  • Software Quality and Software Process (HKSPIN)
  • Internet & Networking Specialist Group (INSG)
  • Information Security Specialist Group (ISSG)
  • Linux Specialist Group (LinuxSG)
  • Multimedia Specialist Group (MMSG)
  • eXtensible Markup Language Specialist Group (XMLSG)
hkcs priorities
Develop government relationships and network with industry leaders

Communicate latest industry news internally and externally

Encourage continuous professional development among IT professionals

Influence standards for key IT policies and issues

Provide a forum for discussions on cutting edge projects and issues surrounding IT industry

Provide industry leadership and educational resources

Expand vision of professional recognition to include affiliation with other professional bodies

HKCS Priorities
hkcs initiatives
Community Services

- IT in Health, DO IT!

Education, Scholarship and Trust

- International Computer Drivers’ License

International Affairs

- Broaden International IT Networks


- Ongoing membership survey and services development

- Strong Corporate Member organizationscollaboration

Training & Professional Development

- CPD Program

- IT Trainer, IT in education

HKCS Initiatives
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Outreach and Advocacy

Strong media relationships, leveraging HKCS’ members expertise to create strong industry voice

Alignment with public policy makers

Specialist Groups

Educational courses developed and taught by industry executives


Ongoing industry events focused on IT applications

HKCS Initiatives
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HKCS creates the momentum that drives

the unique, broad mix of:

Business organizations

Government bodies



Service Providers

Affiliate Professional Associations

And serves as a single voice for the IT


HKCS Membership
membership grades
Membership Grades
  • Professional Class
    • Fellow Member (FHKCS)
    • Full Member (MHKCS)
    • Associate Member (AHKCS)
  • Technician Class
    • Practitioner Member
  • General Class
    • Graduate Member
    • Student Member
    • Affiliate Member
    • Corporate Member
    • Honorary Member
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Membership Grades
  • Professional Class
    • Fellow Member (FHKCS)

- Full member recognized as having made an outstanding contribution to the Society. The title of Fellow can only be conferred by unanimous decision of the HKCS Council, as proposed and seconded in writing by Full Members

    • Full Member (MHKCS)

- Person who has attained a combination of academic qualifications and relevant working experience

    • Associate Member (AHKCS)

- Person who has attained a combination of academic qualifications and relevant working experience

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Membership Grades
  • Technician Class
    • Practitioner (PHKCS)
      • Recognized ordinary diploma/ certificate in computing and actively engaged in a professional capacity in the operation of, the use and application of, or training of persons in, computers and the techniques related
  • General Class
    • Graduate
      • Person who meets the academic qualifications requirements for the Professional Class
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Membership Grades
  • General Class
    • Student
      • Full-time student who is over 16 years of age and is studying in one or more subjects related to the objectives of the Society
    • Affiliate
      • Person who is interested in furthering any of the objectives of the Society
    • Corporate
      • Any entity actively engages in the IT field or is providing education/ training in computing industry
    • Honorary

- By HKCS nomination only, not available for application

membership benefits summary
Professional Status: Be recognized as an IT professional that understands and can meet the needs of today’s fast changing business through education and experience.

CPD: Achieving different membership level signifies your ongoing professional development so delivering better personal impact in your organization, and in your career.

Networking: Meet the best IT Professionals, connect with valuable contacts and make new ones

Visibility: Put yourself or your organization at the forefront of the IT industry

Membership Benefits Summary
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Information, research and learning: Access leading IT knowledge through participation in meetings, conferences, educational programs, or one of the 7 Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

IT Business: Keep up to date with the latest news and emerging ideas from the IT arena, with a complimentary copy of HKCS quarterly Newsletter that tracks a wide spectrum of sectors within the IT industry.

Events and Training: Learn from the market leaders by attending events such as HKICC, JICC with gurus and leading companies. Build your skills, harness new capabilities or fine-tune your personal impact with discounted training from an extensive range of technical and sales training programs.

Membership Benefits Summary
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Reciprocal discount on the membership fee by 20% for international IT professional bodies including:

Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS)

The British Computer Society (BCS)

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Australian Computer Society

Club and Association Box by the Hong Kong Jockey Club

Exclusive offer to subscribe Newsweek @ HK$7.00

14% off annual subscription of HKEJ

Wing Lung Bank Affinity Card settling membership fee using bonus points

Special Discount offer from Nansha Golf Club

Special offer on 1010 Mobile Multimedia Communications

Special offer on I-Care Broadband

Membership Benefits Summary
major conferences events
Major Conferences & Events
  • Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC)
  • Joint International Computer Conference (JICC)
  • IT Excellence Award

13-14 November

19-21 November

17-18 November

The 9th Joint International Computer Conference (JICC 2003)

Asia Pacific Software Engineering Process Group (AP-SEPG) Conference 2003

Information Security Summit 2003 - Capitalize the Value of Information Security for Competitive Advantage Conference 2003

Upcoming Events



6 - 8 December

16 Sept. through

9 Dec.

Asia Pacific Information & Communications Awards 2003 (APICTA 2003) in Bangkok, Thailand

Linux Business Adoption Campaign organized by ITSD-HKSAR, HKPC and HKLIA & Co-organized by HKCS

Upcoming Events



For additional information


Hong Kong Computer Society

Telephone: 852-2834 2228

Fax: 852-2834 3003