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29.03.2019

[eNews] MScISM Visits to WeBank and Tencent Headquarters in Shenzhen

On March 14, 51 MSc in Information Systems Management (MScISM) students and staff members made a rewarding visit to the Chinese tech giants - Tencent and WeBank in Shenzhen.

Students in these visits were shown how technology can be applied creatively and seamlessly into virtual banking, messaging, live streaming and gaming spheres. To commence the busy and meaningful morning at WeBank, students were introduced to the latest AI development by Prof QIANG Yang, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer of WeBank, and Chair Professor of the HKUST Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Students have gained a comprehensive view about the company background and product portfolio of WeBank led by the Head of FinTech Innovation. The demonstration of the Enterprise Command Center, where active users perform real-world transactions, was the highlight of the WeBank visit. The visit was wrapped up by the recruitment specific sharing session.   

In the afternoon, the students went on a guided tour to the Tencent Binhai Mansion. The exhibition route showcased Tencent’s server, business plan and a variety of products ranging from PC games to medical technology innovations. Some students “performed” at the virtual television production studio and some others competed against robots in a table football game.

Through the visits to the fastest-growing tech giants like Tencent and WeBank, MScISM students are able to gain precious insights into the real-world applications of technology and the back office operations of techno-businesses.

The HKUST MSc Programs Office arranges company visits every term as part of the student experiential learning in the real business world.


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