The policy address this year highlighted the development of big data and smart city. Parking is one of the pioneer industries using data analytics management in Hong Kong. Employing the smart system, data analysis and automation, parking has been growing from traditional manual operation into a smart and flourishing business in recent decades. In the seminar, the speakers will start by introducing the major trends of technology development (including big data, Cloud, mobile payment, online/offline, APP and Internet of Things). The applications of technology will be illustrated with examples in parking industries and other cases. They will move on discussing the blueprints of technology systems and smart city, and their impacts on daily life and business models. The speakers will also provide their insights to these questions: What will be the ten job roles to be affected by the future technology development trend? What are the challenges to people who live and work in a smart city?
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Academic and teaching staff from vocational and professional education and training (VPET) institutions and higher education institutions, VPET workplace mentors, VPET stakeholders and interested members of the public are welcome.Free admission
Mr Vincent AuMBA, CMILT, MIHRM, SHKIM, CPM-Asia, ProMTM
Mr Vincent Au is Founding Chairman of The Parking Association of Hong Kong, President of the Hong Kong Chapter of International Chinese Transportation Professionals Association, and visiting professor for universities in China. He has a wide range of senior management and practical experience in transportation industries including airlines and railway with focus in car parking. As the first general manager of Wilson Parking in the mid-80’s, Mr Au speared-headed the formation and eventual development of professional car-parking management in Hong Kong. He has also played a vital role in the success of Government’s Privatisation Schemes of Transportation Department multi-storey car parks, Housing Authority’s estates and Kai Tak Airport’s car parks and road control. Mr Au’s contribution in car parking is well recognised and honoured. In China, Mr Au has 20+ years’ involvement in top level business and political sectors and had made numerous prepositions to Guangzhou government in car parking and public transportation that caused significant impart in the government’s strategy and policy-making in the relevant issues.
Mr Francis YepMBA
Mr Francis Yep is a veteran car-parking professional with 30+ years’ experience. He is Vice Chairman of the Parking Association of Hong Kong, Founder of China Bloom Creation Limited, a company that provides one-stop solution for car park and building security. His experience and expertise in car parking is unique that can hardly find a comparable in Hong Kong and China. He had established Sino Parking for real estate conglomerates of Sino Land Group and Urban Parking of New World Development; and a number of others. In China, Mr Yep helped the set-up and eventual working and development of major car-parking players in Guangzhou, Beijing, Hubei and Jinan. In addition to car parks, his skills and experience comprises of security control and monitoring systems, parking meters, Octopus, LPR, etc. but the most unique above all is the integration of the latest digital technology in the physical application. He sees the need for Hong Kong professionals to catching up with the latest trend to avoid lagging behind the current developments of big data and smart city.
Mr Vincent Au, the Founding Chairman of The Parking Association of Hong Kong highlights the Smart City development in China.
Mr Francis Yep, the Vice Chairman of The Parking Association of Hong Kong reviews the big data analysis integrated to the parking management.
Innovative Pedagogical Strategies in VPET Series is funded by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) on the project of “Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong's Vocational Education and Training (VET)”. It offers seminars and workshops on a regular basis to keep VPET academic and teaching staff, workplace mentors and VPET stakeholders abreast of the most updated flexible learning, innovative pedagogical practices, competency-based and task-oriented instructional strategies. It also serves the purpose of enhancing peer learning between institutions’ academic and teaching staff and workplace mentors to maximise support to students during their workplace learning and industrial attachment.