Dr. Winnie Tang, JP
Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, is an Adjunct Professor in both the Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. Dr. Tang has over 20 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Dr. Tang 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.
Over the years, Dr. Tang promotes technological and social developments by writing articles and serving the society. She also shares her views regarding conservation, smart city and entrepreneurship to instil in positive attitudes to the community. She has published twelve Chinese and English books and over 600 research papers, newspaper articles and journals. Some of her current major appointments include Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium; Member of ICT Services Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council; and Board Member of AeHIN (Asia eHealth Information Network) etc.
In recognition of Dr. Tang’s works, she has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni for HKU Faculty of Science in 2009, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2006, the Women of Influence – Young Achiever of the Year Award by the American Chamber of Commerce in 2004.