June 15, 2019


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Key Technologies for Digital Transformation – Cloud, DevOps and more…


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Innovators like Airbnb, Uber and Netflix are disrupting the industries through the digital transformation. Digital apps could enable business to release new features in minutes instead of months and most importantly, ready to scale for expanding the service globally. Every organization is planning on the digital strategy and some of them may already kick-start their digital transformation journey. However, traditional application design and architecture no longer suitable for digital use cases. Instead, we need an evolutionary (digital) architecture to fit for the digital needs with agility, scalability, flexibility and time-to-market. This unique course is aimed at IT / digital practitioners to understand the “secret recipes” behind these innovators; explore the latest technologies they are using, such as Cloud, Containers, API, DevOps, Micro-services and CI/CD, etc. It is a golden opportunity to both IT and non-IT business users who are involving in digital projects to refresh their skills and understand the key technological market trends. Some demonstration and real-cases sharing would be provided in the course using public cloud to better illustrate the rationale behind the technologies.
Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • To understand the latest technologies and architecture for the evolutionary architecture
  • To get basic knowledge on the key 4 pillars of digital technologies:
    • Containers / Dockers
    • Microservices Architecture
    • Open APIs
    • DevOps & CI/CD
  • Experience sharing and best practice on architecting under the cloud in this digital era

Target Audience:

  • Those who are interested to understand the hottest technologies that are using in the digital era
  • IT practitioners, digital business product owners, developers and IT architects are all welcomed
  • PMPs aiming at gaining PDU


  • Interactive classroom instruction
  • Class open discussion and demonstration

Course Content:

1. Enterprise Architecture & Digital Transformation

  • Why Enterprise Architecture?
  • Drawbacks of traditional system architecture
  • Upcoming trend on digital architecture

2. Introduction to Evolutionary Architecture

  • Introduction to Digital Transformation
  • Concepts of Digital Business Technology Platform (DBTP)
  • Introduction to API, Containers (Dockers), Microservice and DevOps

3. Introduction to Micro-services

  • What is micro-services architecture?
  • Best practices for designing and building a microservices architecture
  • Microservices Architecture Patterns

4. The Importance of API

  • Concept of API gateway, governance, monitoring
  • Importance of distributed tracing for APIs
  • Communication Enterprise Service bus (ESB) vs. MS Simple messaging system

5. Introduction to Containers

  • Relationship between Microservices architecture and API and Dockers
  • Explain the differences of Kubernetes, Mesos, and Docker Swarm, and how they work with Containers and Microservices for DevOps.
  • Best practices to coexist applications in Container (N-Tiers vs MS)

6. Demonstration

  • Walkthrough (demo) on Containers and DevOps

7. Introduction to DevOps

  • Introduction to DevOps, how DevOps work with containers and microservices

8. Discussion

  • Real case sharing on Evolutionary Architecture
  • Interactive discussion

Instructor’s Profile – Mr. Dave Chen, Convener of HK Computer Society Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group
TOGAF, CPIT(SA), CSSLP, AWS Authorized Instructor, ITIL, COBIT

Over 18 years of solid experience and proven track record as Senior IT Manager and Chief Architect on IT strategic planning and architecture roadmap. An evangelist in the area of Enterprise Architecture, leading the IT Architect community in HK. Hands-on experience in managing a team of IT architects, in-house developers and system integrator. A good presenter to all-levels achieving business objectives through innovation and technology. A pioneer in the digital transformation journey, bringing evolutionary architecture and emerging technology to the organization for fast moving business, e.g. B2B, B2C across different access channels. Have involved in the full implementation lifecycle of significant and mission-critical IT projects across logistic, finance, banking, HR, CRM, eCommerce and digital marketing. He is a passionate and active speakers, author and panellist in different professional forum and conferences in Asia.