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Hong Kong’s first computer was an NCR

Ike Suarez | Nov. 29, 2013
SAR’s IT professionals mark golden jubilee of its installation at annual conference

The year 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the installation of the very first computer in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) marked this historic milestone with a Golden Jubilee exhibit as it staged the Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2013 last November 26 and 27.

The exhibit took place at the convention foyer of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, venue of the two-day conference.

"In 1963, CLP Power Hong Kong, Ltd. (CLP) installed the city's first top-line NCR computer, marking the beginning of the computer era in Hong Kong," said the statement.

This was followed in 1964 by the University of Hong Kong installing an IBM 1620 in its civil engineering department.

Photos of these computers took center stage at the exhibit, the pictures provided by CLP and HKU.

Technology Disruptions

Theme for the HKICC 2013 was "Technology Disruptions Transform Business." Officiating at the conference's opening ceremonies was HKSAR Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So Kam-leung JP.

Co-officiators were HKCS president Michael Leung and HKICC 2013 program committee chairperson, Sunny Lee, JP.

Meanwhile, the statement also said the Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards competition took place Nov. 24 to 26 at the Cyberport.

It drew participation from 17 countries with the event organized by ICT industry members in the Asia Pacific.

The HKICCC has been a yearly event organized by members of the HKCS, the association of the SAR's IT professionals.

 

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