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Tom Murphy, the former mayor of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania joins AmCham’s Smart City Summit to share how he revitalized a fading industrial city into a regional hub for technology through a public/private partnership. In addition to leveraging the presence of Carnegie Mellon University to create economic development in technology fields, Murphy led efforts to secure US$1 billion in funding for the development of a new convention center that is the largest certified green building in the United States. He also developed strategic partnerships to transform more than 1,000 acres of abandoned industrial property into new commercial, residential and retail space while overseeing the development of new riverfront trails and parks. How did he do it and what challenges did he face?
Mrs Carrie Lam joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. She was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.
Mrs Lam has served the public for more than 36 years in 20 public service positions including Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Director- General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Development and Chief Secretary for Administration.
Mrs Lam was elected as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on March 26, 2017, and was officially appointed to this position by the Central People’s Government on March 31, 2017 to assume office on July 1, 2017.
Mrs Lam is married and has two sons.
To transform Hong Kong into a sustainable and digitally driven Smart City for the future, the buildings, transportation and mobility environment will need a radical upgrade. How far along is Hong Kong on this journey? And how do we stack up beside other global cities in Asia?
The way cities apply technologies will be hugely important in shaping the interactions between government, businesses and people. Will technology be a force for good, helping improve everyday life? What are the social, political and business risks? Where do our strengths lie, and where can we do better?
Hong Kong’s government just pledged more than HK$50 billion to help fuel the city’s digital transformation and toward creating a more sustainable built environment. How far have we come on this journey, and what’s needed next to make Hong Kong a world leader?