Overview

AWS Transformation Day Hong Kong is an event specifically designed for enterprises and sizable organizations in Hong Kong. For the second year in a row, we are connecting business and IT decision makers to provide you with insights into enterprise use cases around enterprise workload migrations, data analytics, artificial intelligence/ machine learning as well as cost optimization, security, talent development, and innovation culture. Not to mention latest news and services of the AWS (Asia Pacific) Hong Kong Region that enterprises care for the most.

At AWS Transformation Day you’ll have the chance to dive deeper into these topics and get your questions answered by AWS experts, customers and partners, in peer talks and solutions expo. Join us now to learn how AWS can help large businesses like yours to change, innovate and transform.

Who should attend?

AWS Transformation Day agenda and content is tailored for Technology Decision Makers (TDMs), and Business Decision Makers (BDMs) from different functions:

Technology: IT, IT Operations, Applications, Infrastructure, Business Apps, IT Finance, IT Procurement, Security, Cloud Architect, Program Manager, SAP Program, SAP Office, Database

Business: Line of Business, Finance, Procurement, Legal, Marketing, Customer Service, Contact Centre, Innovation, Digital, Analytics, Data, Plant Managers

The technical level of the sessions is between Introductory (Level 100) and Intermediate (Level 200).

Feature topics

Explore a variety of topics that are relevant to your function

AWS Transformation Day will provide you with insights into how organisations can accelerate their enterprise transformation and will include topics like building a business case, mass migration, enterprise workloads, and compliance & data security. It will have topics on the ‘art of the possible’ with analytics, artificial intelligence and cognitive customer experience as well as building an innovation culture.

Digital Innovation
Digital Innovation
Leverage AI & Big Data
Leveraging AI & Big Data
Culture & Organizational Change
Culture & Organisational Change
Cloud Economics
Cloud Economics
Security & Compliance
Security & Compliance
Migration & Enterprise Workloads
Migration & Enterprise Workloads
Database & Datawarehouse Deep Dive
Database & Datawarehouse Deep Dive
Smart Manufacturing
Talent Development
AWS Partner Ecosystem
AWS Partner Ecosystem

Keynote Speaker

Philip Potloff

Philip Potloff, Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services

Philip joined AWS in 2017 and serves as the head of enterprise strategy. Philip leads a team of former CIOs and CTOs that work with technology executives to develop cloud adoption strategies for their own companies by sharing experiences and approaches for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers.

Prior to joining AWS, Philip held multiple senior executive positions at Edmunds.com including CIO and COO. During his 12-year tenure, Philip led the transformation of the car shopping website's technology architecture and product development methodologies. This included a successful all-in cloud migration to AWS that was completed in 2016.

Philip most recently served as the company’s first Chief Digital Officer where he leveraged Edmunds’ new cloud-based technology model to accelerate innovation and delivery of the next generation of products and features for the site’s millions of monthly car shoppers and thousands of dealer partners.

In 2017, Philip was recognized as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders for extending the influence of the technologist’s role to include digital transformation and business model innovation.

Prior to Edmunds.com, Philip served in technology leadership roles for several Silicon Valley startups including a natural language search engine, and speech recognition software company, Nuance Communications.

Philip earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA.

Zane Moi

Zane Moi, Deputy General Manager and Head of Partner Ecosystem, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan, Amazon Web Services

Zane leads AWS' partner development and ecosystem organization in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan where he has responsibilities around business performance, strategy, customer engagement and general business development.

Prior to AWS, Zane founded a Big Data Analytics and Visualization startup called TreeCrunch that focused on the analytics and visualization of unstructured text data using NLP technologies. Prior to the startup, Zane spent over a decade at smartphone maker BlackBerry where he held various leadership positions in Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. At BlackBerry, he was most recently Regional Director for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea managing a US$130M business across North East Asia.

He has a BA (Hons) in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Hong Kong.

Customer Speakers

Chang Lim

Chang Lim, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Melco Resorts & Entertainment

Chang Lim is the Vice President of Digital Transformation at Melco Resorts and Entertainment, a well-established hospitality and entertainment business with a strong presence in Macau and the Philippines. As a company, Melco constantly explore for opportunities to further create exciting entertainments and look for ways to take its products and services to the next level while serving the community and improving society as a whole.

Chang is currently taking a lead in overseeing Melco overall digital transformation strategic initiatives. He and his team partner with different business leaders in Entertainment, F&B, Hospitality, Retail, and backend offices to drive the necessary impactful changes in Melco, with a close oversight by the company's Executive Committee. Melco's focus is on ease and convenience for Melco’s guests and team members, creating exhilarating and engaging digital experiences to support a sustainable business growth.

In his 19+ years of career as an IT and Operations Executive, he worked across different industries for MNCs like Melco, multiple General Electric businesses, Nielsen and Marina Bay Sands in the USA, Singapore, UK and Hong Kong.

Michael Yip

Michael Yip, Chief Innovation Officer, Modern Terminals Limited

Michael Yip is the Chief Innovation Officer at Modern Terminals Limited, a leader in the container terminal industry in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Michael is responsible for inducing innovation across the company, managing the process of innovation, and bringing together technology, information, and process transformation initiatives. In addition to leading the digital transformation, he is also part of the Company Strategy Board, responsible for formulating and driving corporate business plans and strategies.

Michael has over 25 years of experience in IT management & consulting, and prior to joining MTL, he was based in Shanghai as the Director of IT in China for Anheuser-Busch InBev. Michael holds an MBA jointly from The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA) and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, as well as a BSc in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (USA).

Roy Chan

Roy Chan, Senior Manager, Technology at Hong Kong Disneyland

Roy Chan is the Senior Manager of Technology in Hong Kong Disneyland, providing a world class experience and excellent service for diverse and international mix of guests. From the special events taking place in throughout the years to the new attractions and entertainment experiences opening next year and in the years ahead, Hong Kong Disneyland continuously to give guests new reasons to visit the park.

During the last 3 years, Roy has led the digital delivery team to revamp and transform the eCommerce applications including ticketing and hotel reservation engine, entitlement system and many other web applications to provide magical experience to the guest. Currently, 100% of the guest facing applications in Hong Kong Disneyland is running on the cloud. Roy is also part of the Technovator, the innovation group within the organisation to evaluate new technologies and apply them in the park and also automating and optimising business process.

Roy has over 15 years of experience in managing IT organisation and software delivery, prior to joining Hong Kong Disneyland, Roy was a SVP in software engineering in a local start up and various positions in well known companies including Sun Microsystems, UBS, HSBC.

Agenda

08:30 – 09:30 Registration & Solution Expo opens (Early bird giveaway from 08:30 to 09:00)
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Remarks
Zane Moi, Deputy General Manager & Head of Ecosystem Partner, AWS Hong Kong & Taiwan
09:45 – 11:30

AWS Keynote – Operating as a High Frequency Enterprise 

Philip Potloff, Head of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services

High frequency enterprises embrace cloud computing as a flywheel for frequent value delivery. This requires tighter alignment with business unit stakeholders to increase agility and pace of innovation. In this session, we explore the potential for transformation that comes with cloud adoption and discuss how some of the world’s leading enterprises were able to transform and quickly deliver business value outcomes. We also explore organisational and technology best practices that you can implement to become a high frequency enterprise.

Customer Voice
Chang Lim, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Melco Resorts & Entertainment
Michael Yip, Chief Innovation Officer at Modern Terminals
Roy Chan, Senior Manager, Technology at Hong Kong Disneyland

Millions of active customers are using AWS each month in over 190 countries around the world, including hundreds of thousands of customers in Asia Pacific, and thousands of customers in Hong Kong. Hear from Hong Kong Disneyland, Melco Resorts & Entertainment, Modern Terminals on how they start their cloud journey with AWS, moving their mission-critical workloads to AWS to drive cost savings, accelerate innovation, and reduce time-to-market.

 
11:30 – 12:30 Standing Buffet  
12:30 – 16:25 Track 1: Hong Kong Region, Enterprise Workload & Hybrid Migration  |  Track 2: Culture, Best Practices  

Track 1: Hong Kong Region, Enterprise Workload & Hybrid Migration

12:30 – 13:10

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence Across Enterprise

Eric Lam, Solutions Architect, AWS

13:10 – 13:15 Transition
13:15 – 13:55

Best Practices for Migrating Your Enterprise Workloads to AWS

Rebeker Choi, Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

13:55 – 14:00 Transition
14:00 – 14:40

Leveraging AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region for Enterprise Innovations

Hong Chan, Business Development Manager, AWS

14:40 – 15:00 Afternoon tea break
15:00 – 15:40

Hybrid Computing with AWS & VMware Cloud on AWS

Deckard Cheung, Cloud Solutions Architect, VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware
Sunny Wong, Partner Development Manager, AWS

15:40 – 15:45 Transition
15:45 – 16:25

Modernizing your Enterprise Applications

Dickson Yue, Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

   

Track 2: Culture & Best Practices

12:30 – 13:10

Elevate Your Security with The Cloud

Michael Chen, Senior Engagement Manager, Global Financial Services, AWS

13:10 – 13:15 Transition
13:15 – 13:55

Quantifying the Impact of AWS on Your Business

Chris So, Manager of Enterprise Business, AWS 

13:55 – 14:00 Transition
14:00 – 14:40

Migrating Large Scale Data Sets to the Cloud

Clifford Duke, Solutions Architect, AWS

14:40 – 15:00 Afternoon Break
15:00 – 15:40

Modernize Your Data Warehouse

Osemeke Isibor, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

15:40 – 15:45 Transition
15:45 – 16:25

The Talent you Already Have is the Talent you Need

Wilfred Wah, Senior Consultant, Advisory, Global Financial Services, AWS

Session Catalog

Track 1: Hong Kong Region, Enterprise Workload & Hybrid Migration

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence Across the Enterprise

Artificial intelligence (AI) is often discussed as a future technology with transformational impact across society. In reality, many enterprises already use innovative AI powered solutions to drive new levels of scale, create new efficiencies, and generate new predictions. In this session, we will explore real world use cases that demonstrate how AI helps organizations innovate for realized business outcomes.


Hybrid Computing with AWS & VMware Cloud on AWS

Enterprises are adopting cloud computing as a key tenet of their IT strategy to support their digital transformation efforts. While most applications can be easily migrated to the cloud, some applications may need to remain in an on-premises datacenter for latency or data sovereignty requirements. This leads many enterprises to seek hybrid cloud architectures to support both on-premises and cloud operations. This session will provide an overview of the broad set of AWS services and solutions that help customers integrate their on-premises resources with AWS to address cloud migration, data center extension, and disaster recovery use cases, as well as bring native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility for applications that need to remain on-premises.


Best Practices for Migrating Your Enterprise Workloads to AWS

Enterprises have developed complex portfolios of enterprise applications commonly built on SAP, Oracle, Windows, and SQL Server. Moving these application portfolios to the cloud is imperative in order to free up resources and gain agility for the business. This session shows how AWS can help your enterprise achieve value faster, reducing its time to cloud maturity by utilizing best practices and strategies developed by working with hundreds of customers on their large-scale migrations.


Modernizing your Enterprise Applications

Enterprises face the decision of what to do with application portfolios as they move to the cloud. Do they lift and shift, re-host, re-platform, re-purchase or refactor? This session will outline strategies and common patterns to simplify application provisioning and modernization.


Leveraging AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region for Enterprise Innovations

AWS is constantly expanding our global footprint, enabling local customers to run applications and store their content in data centers right here in Hong Kong, with the launch of our brand-new Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. In this session, you will learn about the latest services available with the new region that's most related and valuable to enterprises and how these services can help to take your business to the next level.


Track 2: Culture & Best Practices

Elevate Your Security with The Cloud

The practice of cloud security and compliance now enables enterprises to innovate both quickly and securely. Many enterprises moving to the cloud may find that some aspects of the cloud security model differ from the model used in their traditional on-premises infrastructure. At AWS, security is our top priority, and this session provides an overview of our security model and best practices to help your organization innovate quickly while maintaining enterprise-level security in the cloud.



 

Quantifying the Impact of AWS on Your Business

Most organizations know that can achieve cost savings and greater business agility by moving to the cloud, but they often struggle to develop a comprehensive business case that quantifies the benefits they will see beyond just infrastructure cost savings. In this session, we will introduce the AWS Cloud Value Framework (CVF) and explain how it can be used to quantify not only cost savings, but also the value of business agility, operational resilience, and staff productivity. After this session, you should be able to describe the benefits of the cloud to different stakeholders across your organization and present a comprehensive value-based business case.





Modernize your Data Warehouse

Learn how to query open data formats using the familiar SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools you love, across petabytes of data in your data warehouse and exabytes of data in your data lake, in place. Enable faster time-to-insight at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions, and scale storage and compute resources seamlessly as you grow.



 

The Talent you Already Have is the Talent you Need

One of the biggest misconceptions we hear from IT leaders is the belief that not having the right people on staff stops you from moving faster, saving money, and expanding your business on the cloud. You already have the people you need to succeed in the cloud, and these highly skilled, experience and dedicated employees have the ability to learn AWS cloud skills and become certified experts. Transforming your talent has a profound impact on workforce productivity and satisfaction, and in this session we will walk through best practices and AWS capabilities to help you along the way.


Migrating Large Scale Data Sets to the Cloud

AWS now offers the simple services of data migration at a petabyte scale. You can easily move large volumes of data from onsite to the cloud. You can also quickly get started with the cloud as a backup target using data transfer services such as AWS Snowball AWS Snowball Edge or AWS Storage Gateway. Learn about the available data migration options and which one is the right fit for your requirements. We discuss customer use cases and review the different applications they used with our data migration services to cut their IT expenditures and management time on hardware and backup solutions.


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Location

The Ritz Carlton, Diamond Ballroom, Level 3
International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd, West Kowloon, Hong Kong