Dr. Winnie Tang JP is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), she is one of the locally-bred IT entrepreneurs of Hong Kong. Dr. Tang has over 20 years of experience in the Information and CommunicationsTechnology (ICT) industry. Dr. Tang is the Founder and Chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited, an international office of Esri which specializes in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, and is among the top 50 software companies in the world.
Dr. Tang is a pioneer in bringing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to benefit the public and private sectors in Hong Kong. She has also been advocating the use of technology through her services in government and non-government organizations. She is the Co-founder and Honorary President of Smart City Consortium.
Over the years, Dr. Tang actively promotes ICT application through writing articles for a range of publications in which she also shares her views on environmental protection, tree conservation, smart city concepts and entrepreneurship. She has published 8 books in Chinese and English as well as over 200 research papers, newspaper articles and journals in the local media.
In recognition of Dr. Tang's outstanding contributions to society, she was recognised as one the Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science of HKU in 2009. In the same year, she was also appointed as Justice of the Peace (JP) by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2006, Dr. Tang was recognised as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCIHK). In 2004, Dr. Tang received the Young Achiever of the Year in the Women of Influence award presented by the American Chamber of Commerce.