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Role and responsibility of professionals in technology 26 feb


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Presentation to engineering students in HKU
Feb 27 2013

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Role and responsibility of professionals in technology 26 feb

  1. 1. Role and Responsibility of Professionals in Technology Charles Mok 26 Feb 2013Image credit:
  2. 2. "Technology... is a queer thing.It brings you great gifts with one hand,and it stabs you in the back with the other." Charles Percy Snow, New York Times, 1971 2Image credit:
  3. 3. The more technology becomes ubiquitous,the more important it is for us to considerthe implication of our work… OK Glass 3Image credit: mashable
  5. 5. What do technologyprofessionals needto consider in thisday and age? 5
  6. 6. Privacy 6Image credit:
  7. 7. …the service is free, but the product is YOU.Image credit: 7
  8. 8. The data keeps growing in an avalanche of digital activityand we leave data trails everywhere we go……unintentionally 8Image credit:, domo
  9. 9. The enormous wealth ofdata comes with a byte… 9
  10. 10. Leakage of sensitive personal data Users trusts their data to be treated with due care… …but sometimes are exposed online entirely 10Image credit: Ming Pao
  11. 11. Cybercrime and hacking 11
  12. 12. The new, invisible cold war in cyber space? 12Image credit:
  13. 13. Rise of global ‘hacktivism’ 13Image credit: Anoymous
  14. 14. …DDoS attacks are common in Hong Kong as well 14Image credit:
  15. 15. Open Internet, Anonymity, & Intellectual Property 15Image credit: BBC news
  16. 16. Freedom of expression >= Personal privacy??? 16Image credit: Facebook, Apple Daily
  17. 17. 17Image credit:, thenextweb
  18. 18. Freedom to share VS Intellectual property 18
  19. 19. The role of technology professionals evolves… 19Image credit:
  20. 20. …This is not enough 20Image credit:
  21. 21. Judgment and responsibility are expected… …both as end-user and creator 21Image credit:
  22. 22. Learn from yesterday,live for today, hope for tomorrow.The important thing is not to stop questioning. 22
  23. 23. Thank you!Charles MokLegislative Councilor (Information Technology)charles@charlesmok.hkwww.charlesmok.hkFacebook: Charles Mok BTwitter: @charlesmok 23