SocTech is the abbreviation of Social Tech(nology), a new initiative of the Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC). SocTech promotes inter-sectoral collaboration between the social and technology sectors, emphasizing the power of technology as a society shaper.
In the mid to long-term, SocTech targets to foster a vibrant and dynamic culture in the Hong Kong community, where grassroot activists, industry leaders, as well as the general public can engage in fruitful discussions to find practical solutions for social challenges.
The Technology for Good Day, formerly known as NGO Day, was a grand success this year. Sixty-two senior executives attended the executive breakfast, and 87 IT managers and front line officers attended the half-day conference.
Fifty-one NGO coworkers attended the two technical workshops. The theme of the event was Cloud Technology – From Theory to Practice.
It served as a good platform for nonprofits to exchange ideas, share best practices and new insights into how to take full advantage of cloud technology.
Microsoft Philanthropies also announced a USD$1 billion donation globally in providing cloud computing resources to nonprofits and university researchers over the next three years.
Information Technology Resource Centre, a limited company wholly owned by HKCSS, will continue to work with Microsoft Hong Kong in the coming months, organizing workshops and trainings to facilitate the utilization of this donation in the nonprofit sector.
For further information, please visit the event webpage (Chinese only).
Wholly owned by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, IT Resource Centre (HKCSS-ITRC)has been working since 2001 to achieve a digitally inclusive society through enhancing the ICT capabilities of local NGOs. To date, more than 500 nonprofits have gained access to a total of 25,000 donated ICT products valued at HK$88million.
Some of HKCSS-ITRC’s other programs include: