Cyrus Wong, Data Scientist at Hong Kong IVE
Hero since 2016
Cyrus Wong is Data Scientist in the Cloud Innovation Centre within the IT Department of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee). He has achieved all 13 AWS Certifications and actively promotes the use of AWS in different media and events. His projects have received four Hong Kong ICT Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2016, and all winning projects are running solely on AWS using Data Science and Machine Learning services. One of the winning projects is “All Screens,” an open-sourced project for educators to support online teaching on AWS during COVID-19.
Cyrus also helps to deliver the full-time course “Higher Diploma in Cloud and Data Centre Administration,” which is the first tertiary course in Asia dedicated to providing Cloud Technology training. The course is committed to providing AWS Academy training to Hong Kong students and Cyrus is an AWS Academy Accredited Trainer. He incorporates AI/ML into his daily curriculum and often writes about projects. Examples include: Analyze Emotion in Video Frame Samples Using Amazon Rekognition on AWS, Build an Amazon Lex Chatbot with Microsoft Excel, Using AWS AI and Amazon Sumerian in IT Education, and Building a scalable outbound call engine using Amazon Connect and Amazon Lex.
He shares his AWS and cloud-related knowledge and experience on his LinkedIn Blog, he is an active member in the AWS Hong Kong User Group, and he created a YouTube channel “AWS Talks in Cantonese (廣東話重講 AWS),” which are presentations on important AWS topics for Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan AWS users who are not familiar with English. One of the most popular blog posts by Cyrus is “How to get all AWS Certifications in Asia?”
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