AWS Modern Applications Web Day Hong Kong

Learn about Container, Serverless, Microservices and DevOps

Innovate with Speed & Agility

 2:00PM - 5:30PM, Nov 16, 2021 | Cantonese

As organization look to increase the pace of innovation, get more out of data, and build new customer experiences, they need to modernize the way they build and operate applications. Modern Apps allow organizations to innovate faster while reducing risk, accelerating time to market, and lowering total cost of ownership.

Register for AWS Modern Applications Web Day in Hong Kong, featuring topics around containers, serverless, microservices and DevOps. Dive deep into the world of modern applications, learn how to build and modernize your applications, and take your business to the next level with best practices, step-by-step guides, and reference architectures from AWS experts.

Join us for the half-day virtual event and hear from AWS customers and partners in Hong Kong on their use cases and application modernization journey. 


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 Why attend?

Get the latest trends and dive deep into core concepts around modern applications. Learn how you can innovate faster and lower the risk of failure by listening to successful stories in Hong Kong.

 Who should attend?

Developers, DevOps, Engineers, IT Professionals, Technical Decision Makers, Architects or anyone who would like to understand the latest trends in modern applications and equip themselves with insights to drive change and speed up innovation for their organizations.


 2:00PM - 5:30PM, Nov 16, 2021 | Cantonese

2:00pm - 2:35pm Opening Keynote: Accelerate modern applications: Unlock new business opportunities with rapid innovation (English with Chinese Subtitles)
Olivier Klein, Chief Technologist, APJ, AWS

Digital transformation has dramatically impacted the way organizations deliver value and the rate at which they make changes to their products and services – every organization is becoming a technology company. To keep growing and winning business, organizations need to invent new digital products, create new customer experiences and adapt to the changing needs and demands of their customers. In this session we discuss the key elements to successful modern applications design and development as well as how organizations are modernizing their applications for rapid innovation.
2:35pm - 3:10pm Containers and AWS Lambda: choosing the optimal compute for your modern application featuring SoéPay(Cantonese | Level 200)
Capital Li, System Analyst, SoéPay
Imogen Ong, Business Analyst, SoéPay
Jacky Wu, Solutions Architect, AWS

There are many approaches to modernizing your compute infrastructure to better support modern applications. In this session, explore your choices in container services and Lambda and how to make the right architectural decision, looking at similarities and differences. Leave this session with a framework to decide between AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, and other foundational technologies that meet your requirements for flexibility, developer productivity, and operational excellence. Hear from SoéPay, Hong Kong–based payments solutions provider on how they leverage AWS services to accelerate the time to market.
3:15pm - 3:45pm Serverless Security Best Practices (Cantonese | Level 200)
Peter Chan, Solutions Architect, AWS

This session explores how to think about security from the front to the back of a typical serverless application. How do you configure AWS serverless services to provide least privileged access while ensuring functionality? How should you think about managing IAM policies for your Lambda functions? We will be leaving you with concrete examples applicable to almost any workload.
3:45pm - 4:20pm Digital Evolution using Amazon EKS, Infrastructure-as-Code featuring Magnetic Asia (English with Chinese Subtitles | Level 200)
Aaron Baideme, Head of DevOps and Infrastructure, Magnetic Asia
Jerry Yuen, Solutions Architect, AWS

Magnetic Asia is an events management and production company based in Hong Kong. They modernized its infrastructure using AWS container and video services to reduce deployment time from 0.5–1.5 hours to 10 minutes or less and open up new lines of business. In this session, they will share about their digital evolution using Amazon EKS and Infrastruccture-as-code.
4:25pm - 4:55pm Building scalable, serverless event-driven architectures (Cantonese | Level 200)
Precious Leang, Solutions Architect, AWS

Event-driven serverless architectures enable your applications to seamlessly scale to burst so they can handle virtually any demand benefiting from pay-as-you-go pricing and minimal operational overhead. Join this session to learn architecture patterns and best practices for composing end-to-end architectures with queues, publish/subscribe topics, event buses, and front-end APIs paired with AWS Lambda-based on-demand and automatic scaling serverless event processing.
4:55pm - 5:30pm
Embracing Evolution: GitOps Adoption and Maturity (Cantonese | Level 200)
Chris Lai, Co-founder, KosiTech
David Sung, Solutions Architect, AWS

We are hearing from many customers that they are interested in adopting GitOps and are looking for guidance on getting started. In this session, we’ll start with an introduction to GitOps and its benefits, as an evolution of modern DevOps practices. For small and large teams alike, there are many things to consider. We’ll walk through an opinionated implementation for Amazon EKS and discuss each component along the way. We’ll then share some guidance on planning for adoption as well as challenges to plan for as your practice matures.KosiTech will also share more about GitOps common pattern for Kubernetes, and the GitOps tips and tricks.

Note: Agenda is subject to changes

Level 100
Sessions are focused on providing an overview of AWS services and features, with the assumption that attendees are new to the topic.
Level 200
Sessions are focused on providing best practices, details of service features and demos with the assumption that attendees have introductory knowledge of the topics.
Level 300
Sessions dive deeper into the selected topic. Presenters assume that the audience has some familiarity with the topic, but may or may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution.
Level 400
Sessions are for attendees who are deeply familiar with the topic, have implemented a solution on their own already, and are comfortable with how the technology works across multiple services, architectures, and implementations.

Featured Speakers

Sunny has always been interested in innovation and technology. He is the main driver for Qupital’s technology development in delivering customer-centric products and services responsively. Sunny also drives the fast adoption of new technology to handle the big data retrieved in financing in order to provide insights for various uses, working across Infrastructure, DevOps and Data Science. He spent the earlier years of his career developing new banking systems for MUFG Bank. Sunny is passionate about helping to develop and grow Hong Kong’s tech startup ecosystem and collaborate with other leaders in the technology field.

Anthony Lo is the Group Data Science Lead at Sun Hung Kai Properties where he manages the team to establish data science strategy and capabilities across the group. He is experienced in building large-scale machine learning solutions and AI robotics. He is also a Data Science Trainer, mentoring graduates and young professionals.

Olivier is a hands-on technologist with more than 10 years of experience in the industry and has been helping customers build resilient, scalable, secure, and cost-effective applications and create innovative and data-driven business models. He advises on how emerging technologies in the AI, ML, and IoT spaces can help create new products, make existing processes more efficient, provide overall business insights, and leverage new engagement channels for consumers.

Candy is the Co-founder and Data Strategy Director of AutoInsight. Her primary role is to oversee the technical strategy adopted by AutoInsight. Besides setting up the product roadmap for AutoBizight, which is a subscription-based business analytics tool for E-commerce and SMEs, Candy is also a seasoned data scientist with over 10 years’ experience on machine learning and AI model development.

Mike is the Senior Machine Learning Engineer at AutoInsight where he leads the R&D team to develop a subscription-based business analytics tool (AutoBizight) for e-commerce and SMEs. He brings vast experience of AI solutions development and takes charge of data analytics projects.

Samuel provides consultation and professional service to help customers design and build their data platforms and create a data-driven culture within the organization. He previously worked in one of the top investment banks before taking care with Market Data Service technology and an Ad-tech company for omni-channel advertising solution with IoT, which makes him an expertise in handling Big Data projects.

Sammie is a Partner and subject matter expert of ESG Services in PwC China Hong Kong. Sammie's team assists clients with on climate and sustainability issues cover strategy setting, performance measurement, climate resilience assessment (e.g. TCFD scenario analysis), decarbonisation transformation, stakeholder managements, ESG reporting and auditing. Sammie serves clients with a board range of industries including policy maker/influencer, financial sectors, real estate, consumer goods, ESG solution starts up, etc.

Sammie led the SFC's Survey on integrating ESG factors and climate risks in asset management and she works closely with various parties in the financial sector across the Asia region in driving positive changes in green finance. 

Featured Resources
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Check out eBooks, reports, whitepapers, use cases and more about modern application development


Q: Where is the Event hosted?
A: AWS Modern Applications Web Day is hosted online and is a free event.

Q: Who should attend this online Event?
A: Developers, DevOps, Engineers, IT Professionals, Technical Decision Makers, Architects or anyone who would like to understand the latest trends in modern applications and equip themselves with insights to drive change and speed up innovation for their organizations.

Q: What is the language of the Event?
A: The event will mainly be conducted in Cantonese with English presentation slides.

Q: Can I get a confirmation of my event registration?
A: After filling up the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email from with your unique join link to the event.

Q: Do I have to install any software prior to joining this Event?
A: Yes. When you first join a webinar, GoToWebinar will automatically detect your computer setup and direct you to the best join method. If you are on a compatible Windows or Mac computer, then the software will begin to install as soon as you join. In order to install the GoToWebinar desktop app, you'll need to click through a few windows allowing GoToWebinar permission to access your computer. For mobile access, you will have to install the GoToWebinar application. Unfortunately, dial-in or web browser based experience is not available for Hong Kong.

Q: How can I contact the online event organizers?
A: If you have questions that have not been answered above, please email us at 

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