Dr. Samson Tam
Group Sense (International) Ltd. - Chairman
Dr. Samson Tam graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1986 with a Bachelor degree of Science (Hons), and later was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently Chairman of Group Sense (International) Limited (“GSL”) responsible for overseeing the overall corporate strategy and building up of business and technology partnerships. In 1993, GSL was listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Its product range consists mainly of electronic dictionaries (Instant-Dict), Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and Smart Phones (Xplore). In 1997, GSL won the first “Hong Kong Award for Industry: Technological Achievement” awarded by the HKSAR Government. Its brand name, “Instant-Dict” has become a household name in the Greater China region and is recognized as one of the “Superbrands” in Hong Kong.
In 1992, Dr. Tam was awarded the “Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong” in recognition of his business achievement and contribution to the local industrial sector. He was also named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in 1997.
With extensive experience in product development and research, Dr. Tam strives to promote technological cooperation between Mainland China and Hong Kong, contributing significantly to the local Information Technology industry. Presently, Dr. Tam is the Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, a member of the Commission on Strategic Development, Election Committee Member (Information Technology Subsector), a member of General Committee of Federation of Hong Kong Industries as well as Vice Chairman of its PRD Council. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee and a trustee of United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently a member of Guangdong Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, PRC.