A nice day at Science Park!
The Forum attracts more than 100 engineers, executives and senior management from the IT and electronics industry in Hong Kong and abroad.
MC announces the program begin.
Anthony Tan, CEO of Science and Technology Parks Corporation delivers the opening speech.
Dr. Nim Kwan Cheung, CEO of ASTRI addresses the forum
Opening Ceremony
Left to right: Seth Bernsen, Dr. Allen Wong, Anthony Tan, Nim Cheung, SC Chao, Felix Fei and Robert Li
Dr. Chao Shen Chang, VP & Group Director of ASTRI delivers his speech on Android. He predicts that the incident of personal computer in 1980's may repeat for Android because of an open standard architecture. It allows thousand of developers to design applications for Android. The growth of Android surpassed iPhone and Black Berry after one year on the market. ASTRI will initially focus on 2 special interest groups on digital TV and eLearning. Developers are welcome to join the working group free of charge.
Tea break
Dr. Allen Wong, Senior VP of PCCW Consumer Group, shares his view on 5 major reasons to nail Android for the Next Generation Telcos. He also shows the emerging smart devices possibly brings better revenue and ARPU for the company.
Ping Ji, President Assistant, Deputy Director of TV R&D Department, TCL expresses her thoughts on adopting Android for digital TV is the best choice among other solutions. Google TV is a good system but it will be required localization in China.
Seth Bernsen,Strategic Alliance Manager, ARM Holdings Plc. displays the latest chip to support Android from mobile phone, mobile TV and digital devices. By offering Google services as carrot and the Android Certificationj Test Suite (CTS) as stick, Google has fostered sufficient momentum around their application framework to stimulate a robust ecosystem and drive Android beyong smartphone.
Felix Fei, Marketing Director, MIPS Technologies offers another choice of CPU for Android based devices. Many people are waiting for the introduction of Google TV and the code is available in open source in mid 2011.
Chris Caerts, Product Marketing from Synopsys discusses about the R&D of a proudct is gearing heavier on software. The company offers DesignWare ARC with certified IP for designing SOC for Android at lower cost and shorter time.
Panel discussion modulated by Dr SC Chao
Group photo for all panelists. Left to right: Chris Caerts, Felix Fei, Shen-Chang Chao, Dr. Allen Wong, Ping Ji and Seth Bernsen . The forum ends at 5:30PM.
Photos & Scripts by Alan Kan