Cloud Computing Can Be a Powerful Tool in ASEAN's Net-Zero Transition


Cloud computing can help Southeast Asian countries advance their net-zero goals, but to unlock the technology's potential governments need to adopt a cloud-first policy, which requires agencies to prioritize web-based applications and services and retire legacy systems.

In the panel discussion, "Meeting Sustainability and Climate Goals with the Cloud," at the fourth Southeast Asia Development Symposium held on 30 March, speakers shared insights on the role of the cloud and big data in tracking and assessing climate change impacts and how the technology can spark innovations, which can lead to better solutions to the climate problem. 


  • Scene Setter: Avneet Singh, EMEA Senior Specialist Solutions Architect for Energy and Utilities, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Genevieve Ding, Head of Sustainability Strategy for Asia–Pacific and Japan, AWS
  • Astrid Dita, Head of Tech for Indonesia, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
  • Stephen Peters, Senior Energy Specialist (Waste-to-Energy), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
  • Tiny Haynes, Principal Analyst, Edge Infrastructure and Services, Global, S&P Global
  • Moderator: Ping Manongdo, Country Director, Philippines, Eco-Business

The session is co-organized with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and Amazon Web Services.

With the theme, "Imagining a Net-Zero ASEAN," SEADS 2023 explored measures governments, communities, and the private sector could take to progress toward carbon neutrality.