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The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) provides leadership for the development of information and communications technology (ICT) within and outside the Government.

Headed by the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO), the OGCIO provides a single focal point with responsibility for ICT policies, strategies, programmes and measures under our Digital 21 Strategy, in addition to providing information technology (IT) services and support within the Government. The Government’s Digital 21 Strategy sets out five action areas to sustain Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s leading digital city. Each action area has a statement of desired outcome.

The OGCIO ensures that the Government provides the public with information and services they need in an efficient and convenient manner by using ICT appropriately, and supports bureaux/departments to make best use of ICT to achieve their policy objectives.

The OGCIO supports the development of community-wide information technology infrastructure and setting of technical and professional standards so as to strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a world digital city. We seek to develop an information infrastructure with an open common interface through which the community can interact readily and securely, with a view to further developing the use of electronic means to support economic, social and government activities. We also seek to introduce common standards which apply to both the public and private sectors.

In addition, we promote and facilitate the wider use of IT in the business sector and the community, and contribute to building a digitally inclusive society in Hong Kong. We collaborate with academic institutions, industry support organisations and trade associations to support the IT industry, including exploration of business opportunities locally, in the Mainland and overseas.