Cloud Hyperdrive in Disruptive Times

The ULTIMATE educational and networking platform of the year for cloud professionals and business executives!

11 June 2021
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

about the event

The 6th Cloud Forum

For a number of years, the Cloud Forum continues to be a regular cloud event organised by Kornerstone and produced by PowerMind. The primary focus is to gather business elites whose activities are transformed by the cloud.

At our last Cloud Forum we explored at length about the cloud strategies that sustain business competitiveness which include the use of AI, Blockchain and of course Big Data. Since then, we see cloud deployment being ever increasing in sophistication; edge computing and mobile computing continue to be on the rise. Cloud based automation, analysis and optimisation, together with the arrival of 6G, the landscape is crowded with all sorts of possibilities and associated solutions.

We are tuning our antennae towards four, among countless industries:

  • Financial
  • Manufacturing / Retail
  • Real Estate
  • Healthcare

You will find our contents to be rich with direct and indirect references to these industries, we expect you all to be well intrigued afterwards.



Cloud induced
business innovations

Insights in
a hyper-connected world

Interplay of
AI, Blockchain, Cloud

Security challenges of
cloud migration

In program sequence


Conference Chair

Mr. Peter Koo

APAC Leader of IT & Specialised Assurance
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Guest of Honor

Mr. Victor Lam

Government Chief Information Officer


Mr. Michael Chan

Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited


Mr. Olivier Klein

Chief Technologist Asia-Pacific
Amazon Web Services


Mr. Richard Leung

Group Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Ted Suen

Chief Information Officer
MTR Corporation Limited


Dr. Toa Charm



Mr. Alex Lee

Chief Systems Manager
Hospital Authority


Mr. Joseph Chan

Chief Digitalisation Officer
Hong Kong Monetary Authority


Mr. Alfian Sharifuddin

Managing Director, Head of Technology and Operations
DBS Bank


Mr. Andrew Wong

Managing Director, Asia Pacific


Mr. Lawrence Fong

Group General Manager Digital & IT
Cathay Pacific Airway


Mr. Ian Christofis

Principal Manging Consultant


Mr. Alan Cheung

Senior Director


Mr. Parag Deodhar

Director of Information Security
VF Corporation


Mr. Sam Ng

Director, Security Risk and Research


Mr. Alex Hudelot

Master Trainer (Cloud Security)


Dr. Andy Chun

Regional Director - Technology Innovation
Prudential Corporation Asia


Mr. Keith Tsui

Vice President, Data Analytic


Mr. Sankar Villupuram

Regional Digital Services & Products


Mr. Derek Chan

AWS Authorized Instructor

What's going on


11th June 2021

Executive Conference (08:30 - 12:50)

08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 09:10


09:10 - 09:20

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Peter KOO, Conference Chairperson, APAC Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

09:20 - 09:35

Opening Remarks

Mr. Victor LAM, Guest of Honor, Government Chief Information Officer, OGCIO

09:35 - 10:15

Panel #1

Leadership in Cloud migration and adoption strategies

- Mr. Michael CHAN, CEO and Founder, Bowtie
- Mr. Olivier KLEIN, Chief Technologist Asia-Pacific, Amazon Web Services
- Mr. Richard LEUNG, CIO, HKEX
- Dr. Ted SUEN, CIO, MTR
- Dr. Toa CHARM, Chairman, OpenCertHub

10:15 - 10:55

Panel #2

Practical Cloud deployable varieties in the eyes of gurus

- Mr. Joseph CHAN, Chief Digitalization Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
- Mr. Alfian SHARIFUDDIN, Managing Director, Head of Technology and Operations, DBS Bank
- Mr. Alex LEE, Chief Systems Manager, Hospital Authority
- Mr. Andrew WONG, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Appnovation
- Mr. Lawrence FONG, Group General Manager Digital & IT, Cathay Pacific Airway

10:55 - 11:15

Networking Break

11:15 - 11:35

Keynote Presentation

You are here. Your data is there. Threats are everywhere.

Mr. Ian CHRISTOFIS, Principal Manging Consultant, Entrust

11:35 - 12:15

Panel #3

From DevOps to DevSecOps: A cloud security playbook

- Mr. Alan CHEUNG, Senior Director, Astri
- Mr. Parag DEODHAR, Director of Information Security, VF Corporation
- Mr. Sam NG, Director, Security Risk and Research,
- Mr. Alex HUDELOT, Master Trainer (Cloud Security), KORNERSTONE Institute

12:15 - 12:55

Panel #4

Trend and Future of Cloud: 5/6G, AI, Data analytics, IoT and beyond

- Mr. Andy CHUN, Senior Director, Prudential Asia
- Mr. Keith TSUI, Vice President, Data Analytic, Cherrypicks
- Mr. Sankar VS, Regional Digital Services & Products Leader, Arup
- Mr. Peter KOO, APAC Leader of IT & Specialised Assurance, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Discover Cloud Workshop (14:30 - 17:30)

14:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 17:30

Migrating Workloads to AWS Business drivers and the process for migration - Empowered by AWS

- Successful customer practices
- The 7 Rs to migrate and modernize
- Migration tools and services from AWS
- Migrating databases and large data stores
- AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT)

Mr. Derek CHAN, AWS Authorized Instructor

Participants of the workshop will receive a certification upon completion

Designed For

Who Should Attend?

The 6th 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:

Job Titles

  • Business Innovation Lead
  • Cloud Consultants
  • Cloud Architect
  • Cloud Developer
  • CEO
  • CIO
  • CISO
  • COO
  • CTO
  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Data Centre Heads
  • Digital Transformation Lead
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Infrastructure Heads
  • IT Heads

Industry Segment

30% Finance, Banking, Investment, Insurance
10% Government, Public Services, Military
9% Manufacturing
9% Retail, Wholesale, Import/Export
7% Transportation
6% Business, Professionals, Consultants
5% Healthcare
5% Education
5% Media, Entertainment, F&B
4% IT
4% Telecommunications
6% Others

Job Levels



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