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Ir. Dr. Hon. Samson Tam Wai Ho, JP

Member of Legislative Council (Information Technology) 2008 - 2012

Samson Tam is a home-grown IT man with an international orientation, with a bachelor degree from CUHK and a doctorate from Hong Kong Polytechnic. In 1989, at age 24, he successfully launched his first invention. By 1993, Tam’s company, with him as Chairman, was listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Tam himself was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in year 1997.  

He knows that creativity is the essence of the IT industry. Nurturing creative entrepreneurship keeps the industry growing. He has been willing to participate in angel investments to help out local budding IT entrepreneurs.

In June 2008, in recognition of his service and leadership in technology and the community, Tam was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by HKUST, the leading technological university in Asia. 

He was successfully elected to be the Legislative Councillor (ITFC) in September 2008. He believes it is important to effectively use the Internet for 2.0 interactive communications. He has set up several discussion groups on various topics on different SNS platforms. He is also actively pushing the Government to set up the Innovation and Technology Bureau, to propel development of the local science and technology and digital creative industry. 

Professional Services

The Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
- Vice President

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
- Observer

Internet Professional Association (iProA)
- Council Member

IET Hong Kong Branch Committee (IET HK)
- Membership Development Coordinator (Community)

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - IT Division (HKIE-ITD)
- Chairman (2007-2008)

The Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (HKAAST)
- President (2005-2006)  


Community Services

Justices of the Peace (Non-official)

Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee
- Member

Hong Kong Productivity Council
- Deputy Chairman (2005-2010)

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
- Chairman, ICT Services Advisory Committee

Action Committee Against Narcotics Committee
- Member

United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- Trustee

Advisory Committee for the Department of Computing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)
- Chairman

Advisory Committee for the Master of Science Programme in Information and Technology Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
- Member

The University of Hong Kong - Departmental Advisory Committee of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (HKU)
- Member

The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology - Engineering Industrial Consortium Advisory Board (HKUST)
- Member

Vocational Training Council - Committee on Information Technology Training and Development (VTC)
- Member

The 9th Guangdong Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, PRC
- Member 


Personal Honors

Honorary Fellowship of The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (2008)

The Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (1997)

Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong (1992)

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