I discussed Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB), on device censorship, privacy and blockchain. The episode was recorded on Thursday, a day before the Hong Kong’s new Innovation and Technology Bureau was passed by the Legislative Council.
Government is, of course, in a horrible position to determine which new businesses and ideas will be winners and losers in the global market place. I suspect the new ITB will be as effective as the government’s previous efforts: Cyberport, HK Science and Technology Park, InvestHK, Startmeup, etc – at turning Hong Kong into a tech hub. That is to say it will be totally ineffective. I hope I am wrong and wish them the best of luck.