2023 Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Programme


19 Oct 2023 - 21 Oct 2023


Alumna Stephanie Hung King Chung – Chief Information Officer and Director General, Information Technology Department, Asian Development Bank

Biography of Speaker:

An innovative and dynamic leader, alumna Stephanie Hung is the Chief Information Officer of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Director General of the bank’s Information Technology Department. The ADB is an inter-governmental financial institution in the Asia-Pacific region that aims to promote economic and social development in Asia. Stephanie is responsible for ADB’s digital strategies and transformation, and its IT infrastructure, operations and talent spanning across more than 30 countries. In ADB, she serves to create values through digital transformation enabled ADB to drive climate change actions, economic growth, gender equality, fostering financial inclusivity, sustainability, and prosperity in the development member countries that ADB operates. With many years of experience in technology sector at IBM, HP, Microsoft, startups, and ST Engineering servicing clients from enterprises in airlines and airports, banking and financial services institutions, manufacturing and consumer packaged goods industry, to education, healthcare, public safety, national security and government sectors, she has accumulated many complex projects and industry knowledge in the business IT alignments and digital transformation journeys. Apart from garnering professional knowledge in sales management, large deal pursuit and negotiation, product development and marketing, service delivery and operations, entrepreneurship, corporate financial and risks management, she has also provided business advisory to startups in new ventures and enterprises in driving the digital transformation, industrial internet of things, cyber security, software defined cloud and edge computing, sustainability, and digital resilience.

Stephanie has been appointed as the board member of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Vice-Chancellor’s Global Alumni Advisory Board since 2021. She is also the member of Industry Advisory Panel for Career Attachment Office at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Besides being an executive committee member of Women in Tech Chapter of Singapore Computer Society from 2020 to 2022, she became the honoree recipient of the Singapore SG100IT Women in 2020 over 1000 nominations. She is one of first 10 industry members in Singapore Computer Society in attaining Certificate of Senior Professionals in AI Ethics and Governance. Stephanie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with High Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and certificate in International Director Program and Corporate Governance in INSEAD Business School.


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Event Details:

The Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Programme (DARP) was initiated by Vice Chancellor Prof. Rocky Tuan in 2018. This programme provides a precious opportunity for the University’s outstanding alumni to return to alma mater to share their knowledge, expertise and insight with students, alumni (particularly young members), faculty and administrators. Each year, distinguished alumni, either based locally or across the globe, will be invited to return to campus for three to five days and host a series of activities related to their fields and professions, such as master classes, seminars, sharing, social gatherings and outreach activities. Through this programme, the invited alumni can join the alma mater to continue to live the mission and vision of the University by inspiring the CUHK community in various aspects and enriching the intellectual atmosphere as well as the learning experience in the campus. This new initiative also helps serve to strengthen the bonding among members of the CUHK family.


Synopsis of Lecture:

Opening Ceremony cum Keynote Speech – “CUHKer on the World Stage”( Cantonese *Simultaneous Interpretation to English available)
Get ready for an enlightening session with Stephanie as she will take the stage to share her transformative journey at CUHK and the remarkable path that empowers her to grow and rise higher. Stephanie’s story is bound to leave you inspired and motivated to embark on your own path to greatness.

Date: 19 Oct 2023(THU)
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Venue: LT2, Yasumoto International Academic Park
Moderator: Alumnus Brian Cheng Ho Wai (09/SC/ English; 14/GS/MBA)


Dialogue with students: Be A Thinker, Creator & Learner [Co-organizer: Co-op@CUHK]( English)
Stephanie will reveal her remarkable journey at IBM during her undergraduate years. She will share how she navigated a myriad of obstacles, skillfully honed her soft skills, and ultimately emerged as the standout talent in the professional realm.

Date: 19 Oct 2023(THU)
Time: 6:45pm-8:00pm
Venue: UGA, Innoport


City Strolling, Hong Kong & Singapore [Supporting Unit: The Alumni Association of Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History of CUHK]

Led by President of The Alumni Association of Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History of CUHK, alumnus Anthony Cheung, and seasoned docent alumnus Cheung Wai Shing, please expect to brace yourself for an immersive tour of Shatin, where you’ll witness first-hand the captivating transformations that have shaped this vibrant district. Stephanie will also share her unique insights on the urban development of both Singapore and Hong Kong, while having a delicious meal with participants at a traditional Sha Tin restaurant.

Date: 20 Oct 2023 (FRI)
Time: 9:00am-12:00nn
Venue: Shatin District
Alumnus Cheung King Man Anthony (09/GS/HCP), President of The Alumni Association of Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History of CUHK
Alumnus Cheung Wai Shing (81/NA/ Biology; 82/Edu/PGDE; 09/GS/HCP)


DARP Kitchen – Embrace Hygge with Stephanie
Not only will Stephanie showcase the art of cooking authentic Singaporean cuisine but also unveil the secret to finding life’s hidden gems amidst the bustling life. Get ready to savour the profound wisdom she has gained along her extraordinary path.

Date: 20 Oct 2023 (FRI)
Time: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Venue: Gastronomy Club, 5/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building
Moderator: Alumna Leung Suk Yu (06/CC/Social Work)


Guest Lecture: How to lead business digital transformation with AI and Analytics [Supporting Unit: The Federation of Graduate School Alumni Associations (FGSAA)]
Stephanie will share her incredible experience as a visionary leader who harnesses the power of artificial intelligence and cutting-edge analytics to drive digital transformation within an organization. Prepare to be amazed by the possibilities that lie ahead and gain invaluable insights into how to navigate the digital landscape with confidence and success.

Date: 20 Oct 2023 (FRI)
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm (Hong Kong Time)
Venue: Emerald Room, CUHK Business School Town Centre
Moderator: Alumnus Andy Foo Kwai Yuen (11/GS/ITM) President of FGSAA


Keynote Speech – “AI New Era: Interdisciplinary Talents for the Future” cum Closing Ceremony( Cantonese *Simultaneous Interpretation to English available)
In the awe-inspiring era of AI, Stephanie will explore and look into the concept of moulding oneself into a true talent of the future, equipped with cross-disciplinary thinking and boundless knowledge. Follow Stephanie to unlock the secrets to becoming a well-rounded and adaptable individual in this ever-evolving landscape.

Date: 21 Oct 2023 (SAT)
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm (Hong Kong Time)
Venue: Cho Yiu Hall
Moderator: Alumna Jenny Chan Chun Ni (06/NA/CLL, 07/GS/Journalism)


[Pre-registered attendees will receive CUHK 60 Anniversary Commemorative Magnets (limited edition) on a first-come, first-served basis.]