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Prof. Andy CHUN (陳漢偉)

BSc Illinois Inst. Tech, MSc PhD Illinois, MAAAI, MIEEE, Distinguished FHKCS

Adjunct Professor, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong

Contact Information

Email: andy.chun@cityu.edu.hk
Website: Andy Chun's homepage

Prof. Andy Chun is a seasoned senior executive and a broad technologist with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of industries, including finance, insurance, health, transportation, and education. He is widely recognized as a top IT leader and a pioneer in AI and emerging technologies. Chun has a diverse background in academia, industry, consulting, and start-up operations. He has a proven track record of leveraging technology to successfully transform businesses and create value, while improving customer experience. AI systems he created have contributed to improving quality of life and benefiting millions of citizens daily.

Previously, he was with the global financial services group Prudential plc as the Regional Director of Technology Innovation, providing global leadership in digital innovation and emerging technologies, such as AI, machine learning, metaverse, blockchain, crypto, and web3, and overseeing global digital talent development, as well as supporting Prudential's digital ecosystem strategy of improving customers' health and wealth.

Chun is also an honorary Adjunct Professor at the College of Business at City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he also taught at the Computer Science Department. In addition, he served as the University's Chief Information Officer and transformed CityU to be a leader in the use of technology to nurture 21st century innovative thinkers and leaders. Chun was named one of the worldwide 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders, 2012 Hong Kong CIO of the Year, and the 2010 Top 5 CIOs in Greater China.

Chun has been a serial entrepreneur and acted as CEO of several technology start-ups. He has also been a highly trusted consultant/advisor to many of the largest organizations in this region. Systems he led received numerous international awards, including Innovative Applications of AI award from the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI), the Asia-Pacific ICT Award (APICTA), and the HK IT Excellence Award.

Chun serves on various HKSAR Government committees on technology. He also serves as an Advisor to the HK Computer Society's AI Specialist Group.

Chun holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and attended executive MBA training at Boston University.