Prof. Andy Chun is currently the Regional Director of Technology Innovation for Prudential Corporation Asia. Chun provides leadership in the use of technology to improve customers' wealth and health. Prudential plc is a global financial services company headquartered in London.
Prof. Chun is a veteran IT professional with over three decades of innovation and management experience. He is also the leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) pioneer in Hong Kong, focusing on the use of AI for enterprise optimization. His interests include AI planning, scheduling, rostering, machine learning, etc. He has helped numerous major corporations/organizations leverage AI for digital transformation, allowing them to work more effectively and efficiently, while improving service quality and customer satisfaction. Prof. Chun's AI work resulted in numerous award-winning systems that improve quality of life and benefit millions of citizens daily.
He has been honored with numerous ICT awards for his AI work, including the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) Awards from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Asia-Pacific ICT Award (APICTA), and the IT Excellence Award from the HK Computer Society. In 2009, the HK Computer Society honored Prof. Chun with two Outstanding IT Achiever Awards (OITAA) - for research excellence and for IT professional excellence.
Previously, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science. From 2009-2015, he served as the University's Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, Prof. Chun provided leadership for the University's Central IT organization and was responsible for defining the University's ICT strategies. During his tenure as CIO, he successfully transformed the University to be one of the most innovative and technology-progressive in this region, receiving numerous international awards and recognitions. Prof. 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.
Since 2017, Prof. Chun has been heading the Hong Kong Computer Society's AI Specialist Group. From 2012-2017, Prof. Chun was also a member of the HK Government's Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee.
Prof. Chun holds a B.Sc. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also attended an executive MBA course at Boston University.