Prof. Andy Chun 陳漢偉

AI Pioneer | Distinguished Fellow

Prof. Andy Chun is a global tech visionary and a passionate AI pioneer with over 30 years of experience driving digital innovation across various industries. He is a leading AI figure in Hong Kong, renowned for creating award-winning AI systems that have enhanced the city's social welfare, quality of life, and economic development, benefiting millions of citizens daily.

Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the College of Business at City University of Hong Kong, and an advisor and consultant to various tech companies and startups. He was previously the Regional Director of Technology Innovation at Prudential plc, a leading life and health insurance and asset management company, where he promoted the global use of cutting-edge technologies to enhance customer health and wealth. Before joining Prudential, he was the CEO of several tech startups and a Computer Science professor and University CIO at City University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Chun is actively involved in community service and is an AI advisor to various organizations, such as the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Computer Society, where he was formerly Vice-President. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society.

He has been recognized as Hong Kong's top CIO, one of Greater China's top five CIOs, and a global top 100 IT leader. He has also received numerous local and international awards for his work, including HKICTA and APICTA as well as several AI awards from AAAI. He has a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed tech executive MBA training from Boston University.

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Talks

Andy Chun is a frequent speaker at various local and international conferences on a wide range of technology-related topics. Recently, he has given talks on AI, ML, fintech, insurtech, Web3, blockchain, data privacy, digital transformation, AI transformation, etc.

IAAI APAC 2024 website

Embrace Change and Stay Agile

21 March 2024 Insurance Analytics & AI Innovation APAC 2024 - Chun moderated a panel on Gen AI and insurance [details]

15th BankTech Executive Summit 2024 website

Change, Disruption, Opportunity: Digital Banking in 2024

14 March 2024 15th BankTech Executive Summit 2024 - Chun shared insights on Gen AI and BankTech [details]

Data Science & AI Trends Hong Kong website

The Roadmap for Data-Centric AI

6 March 2024 Data Science & AI Trends Hong Kong Summit - Chun shared insights on data science and AI [details]

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News

Andy Chun is a global thought leader and has been consulted and interviewed by various online, print, and television media around the world on a wide range of technology-related topics, including artificial intelligences, deep learning, fintech, edtech, healthtech, lawtech, regtech, big data, government policies and strategies, cloud, information security, etc.

Cathay Pacific inflight Discover magazine interviewed Chun

Travel by AI

28 Feb 2024 Cathay Pacific inflight Discover magazine March 2024 - Chun was interviewed in the CX Discover magazine on Gen AI and the future of travel [read]

Chun's article in LinkedIn on Generative AI's impact to the Future of Work

How to Become a Corporate Jedi in the Age of Generative AI

4 Feb 2024 LinkedIn - Chun's opinion article on Generative AI's impact to the Future of Work [read]

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Videos

Videos of Prof. Andy Chun's talks/speeches and some of his AI projects.

Can AI be Trusted?

Chun gave a creative TEDx talk on interesting aspects of AI and why the question we need to ask is not Can AI be Trusted, but Can Humans be Trusted in Using AI Responsibly [video] 

Generative AI in Higher Education

Chun gave a lecture to the educators and students at the University of Hong Kong on the potent impact of generative AI to higher education. He pointed out that AI is here to stay and will be part of the future of work, so educators need to quickly prepare our students to fully take advantage of what AI has to offer. [video] 

How to Demonstrate the Value of Innovation and Creativity?

Chun shared how innovation is driven by customer needs and satisfaction, and that it can improve revenue, profitability, costs, and risks. Technology like AI plays an important role in achieving this. [video] 


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AI Success Stories

For over three decades, Chun has been involved with the design and development of numerous mission critical AI systems around the world. These systems empower organizations to operate at their highest efficiency while remaining agile to cope with any unexpected change. AI technologies used includes decision making, planning, scheduling, optimization, rostering, machine learning, etc. This site contains success stories of various AI systems developed for a wide variety of industries, such as transportation, government, health, and food. These operations research (OR) related problems are solved using advanced AI algorithms and techniques combined with robust and scalable fault-tolerant architectures. AI technology helps corporations streamline their day-to-day operations and maximize their productivity, efficiency and quality of service/product.

hk immigration department - intelligent e-government decision support

HK Immigration Department

Intelligent e-Government Decision Support - Using AI to streamline approval and decision making. [read]

hk hospital authority - nurse rostering

HK Hospital Authority

Staff Rostering - AI used to ensure adequate staff levels at all times. [read]

hk mtrc - possession/engineering works scheduling 2010

HK MTRC

Possession/Engineering Work Scheduling - Allows MTRC to optimize its engineering resources. [read]

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