TANG, Winnie, S.M.
Dr Winnie Tang JP is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. She 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.
Dr Tang is a pioneer in bringing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to benefit the public and private sectors in Hong Kong. Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology and sharing her views on the ICT industry, eHealth, environmental conservation, entrepreneurship and the smart city through her services in government and non-government organisations in Hong Kong.
As a renowned columnist and keynote speaker, she has been invited to share her views and promote technological and social developments at conferences, seminars and workshops organised by international organisations, such as the World Bank Group, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asian Productivity Organization (APO). She has published 12 Chinese and English books and over 600 research papers, newspaper articles and journals.
Dr Tang’s Chinese book, Surfing the IT World, published in 2016, won the publishing award (the category of Commerce and Management) in the first Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2017.
Major appointments that Dr Tang currently holds include: Founder and Honorary President of Smart City Consortium; Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation; Member of Computer Science Advisory Committee, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU); Member of ICT Services Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council; and Director of Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN).
In recognition of Dr Tang's outstanding contributions to society, she was recognised as one the Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science of HKU in 2009. In the same year, she was also appointed as Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2006, Dr Tang was recognised as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCIHK). In 2004, Dr Tang received the Young Achiever of the Year in the Women of Influence Award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce.