Simon K.S. Cheung | Director of Information Technology
Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Simon K.S. Cheung, Director of Information Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Dr. Simon K.S. Cheung obtained his BSc and PhD, both in Computer Science, from the City University of Hong Kong, and his Master of Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong. He also received executive training from Oxford's Saïd Business School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. A Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist by profession, Dr. Cheung has been admitted as a Chartered IT Professional Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society. Dr. Cheung is currently the Director of IT in the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, overseeing the university IT services for teaching, learning, research and administration. He has been working in the higher education sector (with the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong) for over 30 years, mainly in IT and educational technology, while also assuming academic duties such as course development, teaching and research. He has successfully implemented key initiatives and projects pertaining to enterprise systems, process reengineering, budget control, campus infrastructure, learning commons, blended learning, student advising and analytics. He played a pivotal role in implementing enterprise systems in the Hong Kong Metropolitan University, and deploying blended learning in SPACE, the University of Hong Kong. Awards in recognition of his achievements include the Outstanding CIO Award from the Hong Kong IT Joint Council, and the Honouree for IT Excellence, CIO Award from the CIO Asia.  


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