Nim Cheung

Opening Remarks at the Welcome Celebration at Akamai Technologies’ Headquarters

Dr. Nim Cheung is Chairman and CEO of AIphotonics Limited, a technology company he founded at the Hong Kong Science Park specializing in 3D photography, LIDAR and artificial intelligence. He is also the Director of several listed and start-up companies in Hong Kong and has recently completed a six-year term as CEO of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI).

Cheung received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He has held different research and management positions at Bell Labs and Bellcore after graduation. He was a pioneer in high-speed optical communications, having established three world-class research programs in ultra-high speed, coherent and subcarrier multiplexed communications in Bellcore. Cheung was consulting professor at Stanford University and is an honorary professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of IEEE and Telcordia Technologies and has received numerous awards and honors.