At the Rise of the Cloudiverse

Be part of this frontier and opportunity.
Be at the Cloud Forum

28 June 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


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Hybrid Clouds

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Cloud Security

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Web 3.0

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Cloud Automation

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Cloud Innovations

The cloud computing industry is evolving at a breakneck pace, with the public cloud market expected to reach nearly US$600 billion in revenue by 2023. To stay ahead of the curve, businesses must embrace diversification across their cloud technology, people, and investments. And there’s no better place to explore these cutting-edge developments than at the 8th Cloud Forum.

This premier event is the must-attend gathering for cloud computing professionals seeking to unlock the potential of the cloud. With a range of sessions on topics like cloud security, hybrid cloud strategies, and cloud-native development, the 8th Cloud Forum is sure to provide valuable insights and practical knowledge that attendees can apply in their organizations.

The emergence of Web 3.0 and its innovative applications, such as AI-powered ChatGPT, decentralized finance, AR gaming, and real-time automation, highlights the importance of a powerful, agile, and secure cloud infrastructure. The 8th Cloud Forum provides a unique platform for experts to explore these technologies and discover new ways to optimize cloud computing for business growth and success.

Beyond the informative sessions, the 8th Cloud Forum is also an excellent opportunity for networking and building relationships in the industry. Attendees can connect with leading cloud service providers and professionals from a range of industries, forging valuable connections and new partnerships that can drive business growth and innovation.

Join us on June 28, 2023, and take advantage of the chance to connect with the brightest minds in the cloud computing industry. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to unlock the full potential of the cloud and stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving field.

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In program sequence


Guest of Honour

Mr. Victor Lam

Government Chief Information Officer
Hong Kong Government

Conference Chair

Dr. Ted Suen

Executive Director


Mr. Joseph Chan

Chief Information Officer
Hong Kong Monetary Authority


Mr. Gary Ho

Chief Technology Officer
AXA HK and Macau


Mr. Gary Lam

Chief Technology Officer


Mr. Richard Leung

Group Chief Technology Officer


Mr. Henry Ng

Master Trainer


Mr. Dickson Yue

Head of Solutions Architecture, FSI & Partner Hong Kong
Amazon Web Services


Mr. Andy Chun

Regional Director, Technology Innovation
Prudential plc


Mr. Lawrence Fong

Director, Digital & Information Technology
Cathay Pacific Airways


Mr. Leo Tsang

Group Chief Information Officer
Emperor Group


Mr. Dan Wong

GM of Global Innovation
MTR Corporation


Dr. Toa Charm



Hon. Duncan Chiu

Member of the Technology and Innovation Constituency
Hong Kong Legislative Council


Dr. John Hui

Academic Director,
Information Technology Discipline & Director
Digital Future Office of Vocational Training Council (VTC)


Mr. Sean Jiang

Vice President, Engineering


Mr. Gavin Ni

Head of Internet and Cloud Native,
Asia Pacific Region
Huawei Cloud


Mr. Emil Chan

The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals

Cloud Expert

Mr. Dave Chen

Vice President (Emerging Technologies)
Hong Kong Computer Society

Cloud Expert

Mr. Steven Kwok

AWS Authorized Instructor

Cloud Expert

Mr. Kidd Ip

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Alibaba Certified Trainer

Cloud Expert

Mr. Dave Chen

Vice President (Emerging Technologies)
Hong Kong Computer Society

Cloud Expert

Mr. Steven Kwok

AWS Authorized Instructor

Cloud Expert

Mr. Kidd Ip

Microsoft Certified Trainer
Alibaba Certified Trainer


28th June 2023

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15 - 10:00

Panel 1

Powering the Digital Economy - Potentials and pitfalls of Web 3.0 and AI/ML in financial industry

10:00 - 10:45

Panel 2

Battle of best digital infrastructures and operational practices for cross-industry sustainability

10:45 - 11:05

Networking Break

11:05 - 11:25

Fireside Chat

Watchlist for cloud trends and applications by 2025

11:25 - 12:10

Panel 3

Finding the sweet spot across cloud investments, data protection and skills shortage factors

12:10 - 12:45

Round Table Discussion

Overcoming management hurdles to building value for automation like ChatGPT

Executive Luncheon (13:00 - 14:30)

14:30 - 17:30

Discover Cloud Workshop

28th June 2023

Executive Conference (09:00 - 12:30)

Language: English

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10

Conference Chair's Message

Dr. Ted Suen, Executive Director, NEOM

09:10 - 09:20

Opening Remarks

Cloudnovating the Future

Mr. Victor Lam, Government Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Government

09:20 - 10:10

Panel #1 (50 mins)

Cloud Strategic Positioning and Adaptation for FSI in the Next 5 Years

- Mr. Joseph Chan, Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
- Mr. Gary Ho, Chief Technology Officer, AXA Hong Kong and Macau
- Mr. Gary Lam, Chief Technology Officer, Livi Bank
- Mr. Richard Leung, Group Chief Technology Officer, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)
- Mr. Dickson Yue, Head of Solutions Architecture, FSI & Partner Hong Kong, Amazon Web Services

- Mr. Henry Ng, Master Trainer, KORNERSTONE Institute

10:10 - 10:55

Panel #2 (45mins)

Expedite Business Innovation by Using AI, Blockchain and Cloud

- Mr. Andy Chun, Regional Director, Technology Innovation, Prudential plc
- Mr. Lawrence Fong, Director, Digital & Information Technology, Cathay Pacific Airways
- Mr. Leo Tsang, Group Chief Information Officer, Emperor Group

- Mr. Dan Wong, General Manager of Global Innovation, MTR Corporation

10:55 - 11:15

Networking Break (25 mins)

11:15 - 12:00

Panel #3 (45 mins)

Cross-Border Cloud Strategies: Infrastructure, Data and Talent

- Hon. Duncan Chiu, Legislative Council Member, HKSAR
- Dr. John Hui, Academic Director, Digital Future Office of Vocational Training Council (VTC)
- Mr. Sean Jiang, Vice President, Engineering, Lalamove
- Mr. Gavin Ni, Head of Internet and Cloud Native, Asia Pacific Region, Huawei Cloud

- Dr. Toa Charm, Chairman, OpenCertHub

12:00 - 12:25

Roundtable Discussion (25mins)

Cloudnovating the Future: Metaverse and Beyond

- Mr. Emil Chan, Chairman, The Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals

Lunch Break (12:30 - 14:00)

Cloud Tech Workshop (14:15 - 17:30)

Language: Cantonese

14:00 - 14:15


14:15 - 17:30

Track 1: AWS Machine Learning and Serverless Solutions (150mins)

- Types of machine learning, and key concepts
- Demo: Amazon SageMaker and Jupyter notebooks
- Converting a business problem into an ML problem
- Building modern serverless applications
- Serverless Deployment Frameworks

Mr. Dave Chen, Vice President, Hong Kong Computer Society /AWS Authorized Instructor
Mr. Steven Kwok, AWS Authorized Instructor

Track 2: Azure Arc - Innovation Across Multi-cloud (150 mins)

- Secure and govern your infrastructure and apps
- Build cloud-native apps anywhere, at scale
- Run Azure data and machine learning services

Mr. Kidd Ip, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Alibaba Cloud Certified Trainer

Participants of the workshop will receive a certification upon completion

about the past forum

The 5th & 6th & 7th Cloud Forum


Who Should Attend?

The 8th Cloud Forum is a perfect event for the innovative business executives and sharp skilled professionals. Whether you are involved in the digital transformation of your business, the management of a mountain of useful data or the defence of all sorts of cloud threats, you will find something useful at our event.

Take a look at the profile of delegates from our past events:

Target Job Titles

  • Chief Architecture Officer or CAO
  • Chief Analytics Officer or CAO
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Data Officer or CDO
  • Chief Engineering Officer
  • Chief Information Officer or CIO
  • Chief Information Security Officer or CISO
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Intellectual Property Officer or CIPO
  • Chief Operation Officer or COO
  • Chief Process Officer or CPO
  • Chief Procurement Officer or CPO
  • Chief Program Officer or CPO
  • Chief Security Officer or CSO
  • Chief Strategic Planning Officer or CSPO
  • Chief Supply Chain Officer or CSCO
  • Chief Technology Officer or CTO
  • Chief Web Officer or CWO
  • Vice President – IT
  • Assistant Vice President – IT
  • Executive VP – IT
  • Senior VP – IT
  • Head of IT
  • Director of IT
  • Business Innovation Lead
  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Data Centre Heads
  • Digital Transformation Lead
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Infrastructure Heads
  • Cloud Administrator
  • Cloud Security Analyst
  • Cloud Network Engineer
  • Cloud Automation Engineer
  • Cloud Consultant
  • Cloud Software Engineer
  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Developer


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