CSDI Awards 2024 Data Insight Training Highlight

To promote CSDI and to raise the public’s interest in spatial data, Geospatial Lab, established by the Development Bureau, is organising the CSDI Awards 2024 – “Present Spatial Data, Map our Future” (the “Awards”). The Awards is aimed to encourage students and the public to creatively use spatial data to address challenges we faced in the city. The competition attracted over 160 teams to participate, with a total of nearly 500 participants.

The Data Insight Training and Presentation Workshop on 27 April at The Mills, Tsuen Wan, was a resounding success. Sr Yue Chun Chan, Head of Spatial Data Office, the Development Bureau, gave a welcome speech to all participating teams. We had the honour of hosting Professor Herbert Chia, JP, Member of the Board of Directors of HKSTP, and a group of mentors, who provided deep insights into the application of spatial data. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply what they have learned by conducting site visits and explore innovative ways to harness spatial data in solving real-world challenges. To help contestants deliver outstanding presentations in the Awards, Mr Michael Yung, Founding Fellow of Data Literacy Association shared skills on presentation and proposal design with the participants as well. It is hoped that this event will help participants prepare for the Awards and gain a deeper understanding of spatial data.

We would like to express our profound appreciation to all the guests, participants and mentors below for their enthusiasm and support (in alphabetical order):

  • Mr Chris Chan, Senior System Analyst, Link REIT
  • Mr Loki Chan, Partner, Linksoul
  • Mr Matthew Chan, Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Chamber of Data & Digital Commerce
  • Mr Jimmy Lam, Senior Manager, STP Platform, HKSTP
  • Mr Andrew Lau, Director of ESG Advisory, Asia, Colliers International (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Mr Francois Lee, Founder and Director, B4B Challenge
  • Mr Jackson Leung, Business Development Manager, Alibaba Cloud
  • Sr Paul Tsui, Honorary Secretary and Immediate Past Chairman of the Land Surveying Division, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors cum Honorary Advisor of GIS Academy
  • Mr Edwin Wong, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Fancee Labs

The Presentation Day and Award Ceremony of the Awards will be held in July. We hope to see you all again there.