Chief Executive Visits Microsoft Hong Kong
The Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, recently visited two multinational corporations to keep abreast of their businesses in Hong Kong and the job opportunities they bring to young people.
The tour started with Microsoft Hong Kong Limited in Cyberport. Accompanied by the Director-General of Invest Hong Kong, Simon Galpin, the Chief Executive was briefed on the company's operations as well as the latest technological trends including cloud computing technology.
The Chief Executive tries his hand at a full body motion sensing game with a controller-free, natural user interface, commanded by body movements.
Mr. Tsang tried a full body motion sensing game with a controller-free, natural user interface, commanded by body movements. The application of this motion sensing technology is not just limited to gaming and entertainment. It can also be used for education purposes and, with appropriate programming, to help persons with disabilities.
Mr. Tsang also experienced Surface technology, another form of natural user interface that supports multi-touch points simultaneously. It can be used in hotels, entertainment venues and customer service centers. This technology is also used in the Hong Kong Science Museum for interactive display panels.
Microsoft set up its Hong Kong office in 1991 and employs more than 300 people. Hong Kong is home to one of the two Microsoft data center hubs in the Asia Pacific. Microsoft is also a strategic partner in the Hong Kong Government's Digital 21 Strategy.
"The presence of multinational corporations underlines the strengths and vibrancy of the Hong Kong economy,” Mr. Tsang said. “Apart from creating abundant high-value-added job opportunities, these companies bring in new management cultures, promote transfer of technology and enhance local creativity.”
The Chief Executive experiences Surface technology, another form of natural user interface that supports multi-touch points simultaneously.
At present, more than 6,500 enterprises from overseas, the Mainland of China and Taiwan have established a presence in Hong Kong. Together, they employ some 350,000 people.
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