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Vol. 135 Dec 2019
Blockchain meets use cases: Technology Forum explored blockchain technology for public services
For tech enthusiasts who have been longing for greater blockchain adoption and application in public services, the Technology Forum offered a glimpse of what the future may hold.
Jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), Cyberport, and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP), the third edition of the Forum explored blockchain applications for financial services and project management in public services. The event attracted over 200 participants from various government departments and the IT industry.
Through examining practical use cases of blockchain in financial services management and project management, the Forum aimed to spur innovation in public services by leveraging blockchain technology and fostering collaboration between government departments and solutions providers.
Nelson Chow, Chief Fintech Officer of Financial Infrastructure Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, shared his viewpoints on “Unleashing Financial Services with Blockchain Technology”.  Besides, Janice Tsui, Systems Manager from Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, discussed about innovating Government services with blockchain technology, and explained how the government could make good use of blockchain technology. 
The Forum also featured a showcase of IT solutions developed by promising start-ups.  Cyberport incubatee alumnus Standard Kepler, incubatee Unikeys HK Limited, and Smart-Space company Pivotal Technologies joined Gianthouse Limited, Blockchain Solution, CryptoBLK, and eMalio to exhibit their blockchain-enabled solutions for financial services, including payment processing, money transfer, and instantaneous and transparent transactions tracking and reconciliation.
For project management, incubatees Block Aero Technologies Limited and MediConCen Limited and Smart-Space company Digital Transaction Limited displayed their solutions alongside Appcider, Applied Technology, and Master Dynamic.
The applications showcased included those developed for identity management, process management, education and professional qualifications validation, and e-ticketing.
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