The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr Chan is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a former Chairman of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Hong Kong.
Before joining the Government, Mr Chan held a number of public service positions including member of the Legislative Council; Chairman of Legal Aid Services Council; Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; non-official member of the Strategic Development Commission and Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr Chan served as Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2012 to January 2017. He was appointed Financial Secretary on 16 January, 2017.
Dr Patrick FUNG
, JP, Hon. Fellow (HKIB)
Chairman, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited, and
Chairman, Executive Committee and Vice President, Council, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Dr Patrick Yuk Bun Fung obtained his MBA degree from University of Toronto in 1973, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Toronto in 2005. Dr Fung joined Wing Hang Bank (currently known as OCBC Wing Hang Bank) in 1976 and was appointed a Director of the Bank in 1980. He was appointed Chief Executive in 1992, and then Chairman and Chief Executive in April 1996. Dr Fung is currently the Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank.
Dr Fung is a Non-Executive Director of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited. He is a honorary member of the Court and Adjunct Professor with the Faculty’s School of Accounting and Finance of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, a member of Board of Governors of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd. and a member of Hang Seng Management College – Foundation Management Committee.
Regulatory Keynote Speaker
, JP, FHKIB
Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and
Deputy Chairman, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Arthur Yuen is in charge of the full range of banking policy, supervision, conduct, and enforcement issues at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). He joined the HKMA in 1996 as Head of Administration and has since taken up different responsibilities including research and liaison on China economic and market development issues before being appointed Head of Banking Supervision in 2000. He took up the position as Executive Director (Banking Development) in July 2004, Executive Director (Banking Supervision) in June 2005 and Executive Director (External) in July 2008. He was appointed to his present position on 1 January 2010.
(Speakers are listed in alphabetical order of their last name)
Group General Manager, HSBC
Chief Executive, Hong Kong The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Diana Cesar, Group General Manager of HSBC Group, is Chief Executive for Hong Kong and a member of the Executive Committee for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Ms Cesar is currently the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Association of Banks.
During her career with HSBC, Ms Cesar has held leadership roles in Marketing, Cards and Loans, Mortgages, Distribution Strategy and Consumer Propositions in Hong Kong and across Asia-Pacific. Before being appointed Chief Executive for Hong Kong in September 2015, Ms Cesar had been Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for Hong Kong since 2011.
Ms Cesar first joined HSBC in 1999 and was appointed Head of Distribution and Product Development in 2003 with responsibility for establishing retail distribution infrastructure throughout Asia-Pacific. She was named Head of General Banking in 2007, managing all general retail banking portfolios including deposits, mortgages, credit cards and consumer assets in Hong Kong.
Before joining HSBC, Ms Cesar held various senior positions in Marketing and Customer Relations with a number of large multinational organisations.
Deputy Chief Executive
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
Mrs Ann KUNG is the Deputy Chief Executive of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited and its subsidiaries, in charge of Personal Banking and Wealth Management Department, Personal Banking Risk and Integrated Management Department, Channel Management Department, Private Banking, BOC Credit Card (International) Limited (“BOCCC”) and BOC Group Life Assurance Company Limited (“BOC Life”). She is also the Vice Chairman of BOCCC and a Director of BOC Life.
Mrs KUNG joined Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited in August 2007 as Head of Channel Management. She was appointed Head of Personal Banking in April 2011, and was promoted to her current role in March 2015.
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Mrs KUNG possesses extensive knowledge in personal banking and a strong background in financial services. Mrs Kung actively participates in public services. She serves as a Member of the Advisory Committee of Securities and Futures Commission, a Member of the Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a Panel Member of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Review Tribunal of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, a Member of the Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service, a Non-official Member of Hospital Authority, a Member of the Finance Committee and Funds Management Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, a Member of The Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee, a Board Member of Ocean Park Corporation, a member of the Board of Director of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, an Elected Member of General Committee and Chairman of the Banking & Financial Services Group of Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong and a Member of Finance Management Committee of The Hong Kong Management Association. Mrs KUNG graduated from the University of Southern California in the United States of America where she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Adrian LI Man-kiu
Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive
The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Adrian Li is Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia (BEA), responsible for the group’s Hong Kong business.
Adrian joined BEA in 2000 as General Manager & Head of Corporate Banking Division. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Executive in 2009, and was appointed Executive Director in 2014. During his tenure, he has driven an evolution of the bank’s retail business model, prioritizing the use of technology to improve service and operating efficiency and thereby enhance the customer experience. He is pursuing a fundamental overhaul of branch operations, and has led the internal development of key innovations, including the bank’s award-winning i-Teller, digital branch and mobile application.
Adrian graduated from the University of Cambridge with Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Law. He is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong, England and Wales, and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Illinois. Adrian is director of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong and Europe, and is a member of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In addition, he serves on several public bodies, including as board member of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, member of the MPF Industry Schemes Committee of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, trustee of the University of Hong Kong’s occupational retirement schemes and Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers’ Council. He is also a member of the election committees responsible for electing the Chief Executive of the HKSAR and deputies of the HKSAR to the 13th National People’s Congress.
Chief Executive Officer
Citi Hong Kong and Macau
As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Citi Hong Kong and Macau, Ms Angel Ng oversees all businesses across the Citi franchise in the two markets, working closely with local, regional and global offices to execute the business strategy and maintaining strong relationships with clients, public sectors, regulators, governments and across the Citi global organization.
Angel is a member of the Citi Asia Pacific Operating Committee. She is also the Chief Executive of Citibank, N.A. Hong Kong Branch and Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited.
Prior to assuming the CEO role, Angel was the Chief Executive and Consumer Business Manager for Citi’s consumer banking operations in Hong Kong, a position she has held since 2015. In addition to the overall operations and management of the consumer banking business, Angel has also contributed significantly to driving the digital transformation and cultivating an innovative working environment and culture of the consumer business.
Angel joined Citi Hong Kong in 1998 and has held several leadership positions within the bank, including serving as the Head of Retail Banking, Marketing, Wealth Management, and Cards. Prior to Citi, she held a number of senior roles in brand management at Procter & Gamble and CLP Power Hong Kong. She began her career with HSBC.
Angel has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
A strong advocate of work-life balance and diversity, Angel was the co-chairperson of the Citi Women’s Network Hong Kong for 2015-16. She is also a founding member of the Hong Kong Women CEO Network which supports and drives initiatives to promote greater gender diversity in the financial services industry in Hong Kong.
Prof Douglas W. ARNER
Kerry Holdings Professor in Law
University of Hong Kong
Douglas W. Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong and one of the world’s leading experts on financial regulation, particularly the intersection between law, finance and technology. He is Faculty Director of the Faculty of Law’s LLM in Compliance and Regulation and LLM in Corporate and Financial Law, a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, an Executive Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Structured Finance Association, and a Senior Visiting Fellow of Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Douglas served as Head of the HKU Department of Law from 2011 to 2014 and as Co-Director of the Duke University-HKU Asia-America Institute in Transnational Law from 2005 to 2016. From 2006 to 2011 he was the Director of HKU’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law, which he co-founded in 1999. He has published fifteen books and more than 120 articles, chapters and reports on international financial law and regulation, including most recently Reconceptualising Global Finance and its Regulation (Cambridge 2016) (with Ross Buckley and Emilios Avgouleas). His recent papers are available on SSRN at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=524849, where he is among the top 300 authors in the world by total downloads. Douglas has served as a consultant with, among others, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, APEC and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and has lectured, co-organised conferences and seminars and been involved with financial sector reform projects around the world. He has been a visiting professor or fellow at Duke, Harvard, the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, IDC Herzliya, McGill, Melbourne, National University of Singapore, University of New South Wales, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Zurich, among others. Email: email@example.com
Head of Product
PayMe from HSBC
Deep Bedi is the Head of Product for PayMe from HSBC. Under his product leadership, PayMe has surpassed over 1 million users within 17 months from launch, been awarded the Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology’s (HK ICT) Grand Award in the FinTech category and been voted HSBC’s Best Digital Service by HSBC customers.
Prior to joining HSBC, Deep was Managing Director at a boutique digital agency in San Francisco, CA where he built mobile apps for clients such as the NBA, Nokia, 2K Games, and SAP.
Deep holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of San Diego and is currently pursuing a Masters in Finance from Harvard University.
Co-Head of Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, Asia-Pacific Global Banking
James (Jim) Cameron is a Head of HSBC’s Infrastructure and Real Estate Group for Asia Pacific, with responsibility for providing clients with sector coverage, advisory and financing services in the power, utilities, infrastructure, transport and real estate sectors. Jim has over 20 years global experience in the energy and infrastructure sector having previously worked with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and National Economic Research Associates in London. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oxford University and a Masters in Economics from Manchester University, UK.
Ryan Carpenter is the Vice President of Product at Emotics, a Hong-Kong-based Regtech company. Emotics is exploring novel applications for artificial intelligence in the Regulatory Compliance space, focusing on online training platforms. Using behavior analytics and micro-expression analysis, Emotics strives towards the paired goals of making compliance training more useful and ensuring that employees better engage with the content. Ryan previously worked with finance firms to develop novel mobile apps to better leverage their growing stores of market metadata. He started his career at Lockheed Martin, developing software systems for defense satellite projects.
He holds an MS in Aeronautics/Astronautics from Stanford University and a BS from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.
BOA Financial Group
Prior to Joining BOA Financial Group, Robin was Head of Business Management for Australia & New Zealand Bank’s (ANZ) North Asia’s Wealth business, where he assisted in re-building the teams and led the business to profitability. Subsequently, Robin was Head of Business Assurance for the Retail and Private Bank Hong Kong for ANZ where he planned, re-defined and supervised all assurance, risk and compliance activities.
Before ANZ, Robin was Business Manager for UBS AG Asia Pacific CEO’s office and was previously a Desk Head for the Hong Kong market, managing a portfolio of clients and a team of Relationship Managers.
Originally from Hong Kong, he has lived and worked in Toronto, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Robin received his Master of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Science (Physiology) degree from the University of Toronto. He is also Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
Chief Financial Officer
Chong Hing Bank Limited
Mr CHAN Kam Ki Vincent, General Manager, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Chong Hing Bank Limited since April 2017. Mr Chan graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained a Master Degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Institute’s Banking Regulatory Advisory Panel, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a designation holder of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Certified Internal Auditor of The Institute of Internal Auditors. Mr Chan has more than 30 years of auditing and financial controllership experience in the financial services industry. He worked for an international accounting firm and held regional roles in major cities of several international banks and senior positions in regional and local banks prior to joining the Chong Hing Bank Limited.
Dr Toa CHARM
Chief Public Mission Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Dr Toa CHARM is the Chief Public Mission Officer (“CPMO”) the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. He helps develop the company's strategic direction and drives Cyberport's public mission-related programs with the goal of inspiring the next generation, nurturing entrepreneurial spirit and helping local start-ups go global. Before Dr Charm joined Cyberport, he held senior management and consulting positions from leading multinational and Chinese companies in Asia Pacific in the past 25 years including IBM, Oracle, HSBC and Kingdee.
Dr Charm has been actively contributing to the ICT industry development and community affairs in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific. He serves in a number of advisory boards in ICT industry, universities, startup communities and NGOs including Hong Kong Computer Society, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Tung Wah Hospital Group, City University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Dr Charm specializes in AI, big data, FinTech, digital strategy, business models innovation, growth and internationalization for emerging companies. He often shares his experience with corporate leaders, digital entrepreneurs and students. Dr Charm is often invited as judge and assessor for ICT and innovation awards in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific.
Dr Charm holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He also completed management programs from Harvard, UC-Berkeley and CEIBS. Dr Charm is a TDWI Certified BI Professional and has completed a Big Data and AI Certification Program from MIT.
Technical Adviser, Smart City Consortium and
Managing Director, Investment Banking, China Galaxy International Securities (Hong Kong) Co Ltd.
Mr Paul CHAU has over twenty years in investment banking, business and financial advisory. He currently serves as a Listing Committee Member for The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and is Technical Adviser of Smart City Consortium. In his career, Paul has advised a broad range of technology, financial services, and fintech companies from both Mainland China and here in Hong Kong on their business models and fundraising.
Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific Financial Crime Compliance
Goldman Sachs Asia Bank Limited
David is the Head of Financial Crime Compliance for Goldman Sachs Asia LLC; David has over 25 years of experience in the financial crime and anti-money laundering space, both as a Compliance Officer and in Hong Kong law enforcement. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, David was the Asia Pacific Head for Global Financial Crimes Compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, previous to his time at Bank of America he was the Regional AML/CTF Compliance Manager for Morgan Stanley Asia. David was also briefly a Partner at KPMG China based in Hong Kong in the forensic practice dealing with AML/CTF and sanctions issues.
In his Compliance roles David led multinational teams dealing with all aspects of financial crime risk management, including client on boarding, sanctions and corruption issues, suspicious activity detection and reporting, and financial crime risk assessments, as well as providing advice and counsel to bank senior management and business leaders for financial crime issues arising in the region. David was also the regulatory and audit exam management lead in the Region for financial crime, and implemented the design and implementation of the regional monitoring and testing program.
Before his time in Compliance, David's 17-year long career in the Hong Kong Police was mainly the focused on the investigation and prosecuted serious complex financial crime and money laundering. David had postings to the Commercial Crime Bureau, Organized Crime and Triad Bureau and Narcotics Bureau. David was also part of the formulation and execution of the Hong Kong Police's financial investigation policy and training including dealing with the Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation process.
David holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of London, and a Master of Social Sciences in Criminology from the University of Hong Kong. David is also the co-chair and founding Board Member of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
Head of Market Development, Wealth Management – Asia Pacific & Japan
Patrick Donaldson is the Head of Market Development, Wealth Management for Asia Pacific and Japan for Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk Business. Having joined Thomson Reuters in 2014, Patrick brings his depth of experience in the wealth management industry to expertly strategize and execute innovative products and services for the Wealth Management business across all asset classes and segments. Based in Singapore, Patrick ensures that the needs and expectations of Wealth Management customers are met by developing strategic solutions across the region.
Patrick’s accomplished background extends to the private banking industry in Singapore, previously working as the Head of the European Desk at Barclay Wealth in addition to being the Head of Private Banking at VP. Prior to his move to Singapore in 2008, Patrick was also a Team Leader for Barclays Wealth in London.
In addition to his impressive professional experience, Patrick is a Charted Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Outside of work, Patrick focuses on being a loving husband and father, a passionate runner and a proud Scotsman.
Managing Director, APAC
Rainer Fuchsluger is the Managing Director of Wolters Kluwer Finance, Risk & Reporting (FRR), APAC. Rainer is also a member of the global FRR Executive Team and responsible for the overall business performance, and setting the strategic agenda as the leading provider of integrated regulatory compliance and reporting solutions in Asia Pacific. With over 15 years of experience leading various teams in financial services firms, Rainer recently joined Wolters Kluwer in May 2018 from SS&C Technologies where he was Regional Managing Director, Asia of the Institutional and Investment Management. Prior to this he was Head of Real Time Services, Asia Pacific, for ICE Data Services, and, for ten years, worked at Thomson Reuters in various senior capacities and locations. Rainer holds an MBA from Vienna Business School and is also an alumnus from the MIT Executive Campus of Artificial Intelligence.
CEO, Virtual Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
Deniz is an internationally recognised leader in driving digital transformations and bringing new digital banking experiences to audiences globally.
As the CEO for virtual banking, Deniz leads a team in building a smart bank to solve clients’ pain points with real digital services. The new banking model focuses on financial inclusion and fostering dynamic partnerships to create a comprehensive digital ecosystem. Deniz joined Standard Chartered in 2017 as the Global Head, Design and Client Experience, where he oversaw client journey and optimizations, digital wealth, and collaborations with tech firms and start-ups.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Deniz served as the Senior Vice President at BBVA Group’s Garanti Bank in Turkey. During his role at Garanti, Deniz was responsible for end-to-end digital assets, as well as iGaranti the first mobile only bank in Turkey. Deniz played an important role which enabled Garanti to reach 5 million active digital customers and to grow their market share in Turkey.
Deniz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in New Media and Communications from Marmara University and an MBA from Istanbul Bilgi University. In addition to being a technology enthusiast, he enjoys yoga, writing and supporting the Besiktas Football Club.
Director, Data and Analytics, Management Consulting
Edwin is the leader of KPMG Data & Analytics solution team in Hong Kong. The team has a mandate to deliver data-driven solutions that help to transform and improve business for our clients, leveraging KPMG's deep industry knowledge and global technology platforms developed and owned by KPMG. Edwin also leads data strategy and planning projects, bringing the perceived benefits of big data platform into reality for our clients here in Hong Kong.
Edwin has 20+ years of experiences in the data and analytics field, with experiences in business intelligence, data warehousing, data governance and strategy. In the last 10 years he spent his time mainly in the financial services sector, acting as an advisor to key clients across mainland China and Hong Kong, helping them to identify the optimal technology and approach that would fulfil the prioritized business objectives.
Prior to joining KPMG Hong Kong, Edwin has spent his time with IBM Shanghai and HSBC, as well as different business intelligence and database vendors.
General Manager & Head of Personal Banking Division
The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Vincent Hui is General Manager & Head of Personal Banking Division at The Bank of East Asia. He is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s personal banking businesses in Hong Kong, including deposits, branch management, credit card, consumer finance, mortgage, all delivery channels, transaction management, marketing as well as risk and compliance. He holds a Master of Science in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing from The University of Hong Kong and a Certified Banker from The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He is also a member of Mastercard’s Asia/Pacific Advisory Board.
Vincent has extensive experience in retail banking, marketing, operation & administration, project development & technological application. He has led the internal development of many innovative products and services, including the bank’s award-winning digital branch transformation with paperless i-devices. He has been named The Retail Financial Services Person of the Year at The Asian Banker Excellence in Retail Financial Services International Awards 2018.
Partner, Advisory, Risk Consulting
Tom started his career at KPMG’s London office and moved to Hong Kong in 2002, Tom has close to 20 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to KPMG’s banking, securities and asset management clients.
Tom heads KPMG Hong Kong’s Financial Risk Management practice. He advises clients on all aspects of banking and securities regulation in Hong Kong and other Asian jurisdictions as well as the extra-territorial impact of global regulatory reform on banks in this region. His areas of focus include capital requirements, risk management and internal controls. Work performed for clients includes regulatory reviews and investigations, market entry studies, licensing, and the implementation of new regulatory requirements.
Tom has recently been working with a number of potential applicants for banking licenses under the HKMA’s Virtual Banking guidelines. His work has included helping applicants to prepare their business plan and target operating model as well as ensure they are able to demonstrate compliance with the minimum criteria for authorization.
Octopus Cards Limited
Mr Sammy Kam is the Technical Director at Octopus Holdings Limited. As the head of the Company’s Technical Department, he is responsible for overseeing Octopus system operations and the research and development of new products and services for Hong Kong and overseas markets.
Mr Kam joined Creative Star Limited (later renamed as Octopus Cards Limited) in 1995 and has since been involved in the development, implementation and operation of the Octopus system. Before joining Creative Star Limited, he had worked in the software engineering departments of leading computer vendors, including Digital Equipment Corporation and Unisys China Limited.
Mr Kam holds an MBA degree and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered IT Professional and a member of the British Computer Society.
Founder and Chairman
TNG Fintech Group
Alex Kong is the Founder and Chairman of TNG Fintech Group, one of the largest Fintech groups in Asia.
Alex is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in technology and business solutions. He has a long and successful track record of enterprise software development for some of the world’s largest conglomerates and insurance companies through his software company, SINO Dynamic Solutions Limited, now one of Hong Kong’s largest enterprise software developers.
Prior to running business in Hong Kong, Alex was the founder of AFOOFA Solutions, a leading business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) travel technology solutions provider to the global travel industry in 1990s, and AsiaTravelMart, one of Asia’s leading travel sites with leading-edge technology.
Launched in November 2015, TNG Wallet is The Next Generation e-wallet providing efficient financial services that include electronic payment, P2P money transfer, global remittance, global cash withdrawal, global bill payment, global SIM card top-up and so on. In 2016, it received the Stored Value Facilities Licence (SVF0003) from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. In Alex’s leadership, TNG Wallet has recorded rapid development in both user base and transaction volumes, with transactions exceeding USD1 billion in the first two years of launch.
With a vision to provide financial inclusion to the unbanked populations around the world, Alex also launched “Global E-Wallet Alliance”, which currently covers Hong Kong and 12 Asian countries, including China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.
Head, Financial Infrastructure Development Division
Financial Infrastructure Department
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Ms Kitty Lai is currently a Division Head in the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) responsible for financial infrastructure development. She joined the HKMA in 1994 and has worked in various functional areas of the HKMA, including economic research, monetary operations and external relations. She holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from the University of London and a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Partner, Hong Kong
King & Wood Mallesons
David has extensive experience in a wide range of lending transactions including acquisition financing, pre-IPO financing, real estate financing, privatisation financing and general syndicated lending.
He advises lead arrangers, lenders, sponsors and corporate borrowers.
David is qualified in Hong Kong, England & Wales and the People's Republic of China.
David is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
IBM Hong Kong
CEO of CamClaim Limited, and
CEO of One2Paid Limited
CamClaim and One2paid Founder and CEO and first adopt Smart Payment, Smart City in Hong Kong. The key evangelist / KOL to drive SmartCity and Smart Payment for Hong Kong. Over 19 years industry experience enabled her extensive range of knowledge including FinTech / Payment / Digital / IT management.
2017 First launch Apple Pay and Mobile Payment in HK Taxi market with UnionPay. 2018 First launch QR Payment, Mobile Payment and Apple Pay in Chinese New Year fair market.
SmartCity Consortium Fintech Committee Member in Hong Kong.
Internet Professional Association Council Member in Hong Kong
ITIL V3 Expert
ISO:IEC 20000 Auditor
ISO:IEC 20000 Practitioner
PRINCE 2 Practitioner
Executive Director, Head of Innovation & Strategy, Institutional Banking Group
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Alex has 20 years of extensive experience in the IT and banking industry, focusing on e-channel development, digital innovation and marketing analytics. He is now the Head of Innovation & Strategy of Institutional Banking Group at DBS Bank.
Alex graduated from the Computer Science Department of Stanford University with two degrees (BS ’96 with distinction, MS ’97). Upon graduation, he worked for Oracle Inc. and PeopleSoft Inc. in Silicon Valley before returning to Hong Kong to head the Strategic Planning and E-banking of Dah Sing Bank.
In his latest capacity, Alex is driving the digital innovations in DBS SME banking, and has captured 9 digital awards for the bank since 2015.
Head of Compliance
Corporate & Institutional Banking and Commercial Banking, Hong Kong
Standard Chartered Bank
Haris Law is the Head of Compliance, Commercial Banking and Corporate & Institutional Banking for Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He oversees the bank’s two corporate banking client segments in Hong Kong and the product offerings, including Transaction Banking, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, and Financial Markets.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Haris was the Regional Head of Compliance for Commerzbank AG, Asia. He holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Laws, and a master degree in Laws.
Partner, Financial Services, Head of Chinese and local accounts / Lead of Virtual Banking License Application
Jasmine is the Head of Chinese and local accounts in Financial Services Office of Ernst & Young Hong Kong. She has over 20 years of experience in the provision of a range of comprehensive professional services to financial services companies in both Hong Kong and China. Jasmine has stationed in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou for 10 years during her career. She develops extensive understanding of the operation of Chinese financial institutions (FIs) and the Mainland regulatory environment and development over these years. Jasmine is responsible for developing and expanding services and product offerings of EY Hong Kong Financial Services Office to the sector of Chinese background FIs in Hong Kong and Macau. In addition, Jasmine is one of the lead partners in the EY China Overseas Investment Network actively linking up China based FIs with the rest of the globe in the arena of outbound investment and acquisition.
Currently, Jasmine is the lead partner for Virtual Banking License application for EY FSO HK. She is actively formulating the application strategy for her clients, and is responsible in allocating respective teams of experts in the areas of business strategy positioning, platforms and applications implementation, licensing, regulatory compliance including independent assessments. Jasmine is also actively engaging in traditional banking licenses as well as SFC licenses for clients from different countries. She has established close communication with both HKMA and SFC in both supervision and licensing areas.
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance Risk Officer
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A
Mr Jacky Leung, has more than 20 years of risk and compliance experience in the banking and finance industry. He started his career as an external auditor and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in the banking supervision division. Jacky had also worked in the commercial sector, e.g. Wells Fargo, HSBC, Socgen, Scotiabank and Natixis, for various business lines, including wholesale banking (capital market and corporate lending), corporate banking (transaction banking) and brokerage (futures, options and equity) within the Asia Pacific region.
Jacky is also one of the founding council members of the Asia Financial Risk Think Tank and founding committees of the Institute of Operational Risk – Asia Chapter.
Member of Executive Committee, and Chairperson of Financial Technology Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, and
Chief Information and Operations Officer, China CITIC Bank International Limited
Michael Leung was appointed Chief Information & Operations Officer of China CITIC Bank International in December 2013. In this capacity, he manages the Bank’s information technology, banking operations and administration, while at the same time serving as a key member of the Bank's management team.
Prior to his current position, Mr Leung had worked for over 30 years in leading international vendors, consulting firms and banks.
Mr Leung was the immediate past President and Fellow of HK Computer Society, a Fellow of the HK Institute of Directors, an Executive Committee Member and Fintech Committee Chair of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, an Adjunct Professor and Chair of the IS Departmental Advisory Committee of City University, Chairman of the HK Down Syndrome Association, amongst others.
General Manager, Business Development and Partnership
Ping An Technology
Steve has over 19 years of experience in technology companies, 13 years of experience working in China and lived in Beijing for 7 years. He is the General Manager of Business Development and Partnership department in Ping An Technology, overseeing both China and International markets. He has founded Ping An Fin+Tech Accelerator in Shenzhen which aim at recruiting top Global Fintech companies to China. Prior to Ping An Technology, he worked in Microsoft, Nokia, and Motorola.
Steve holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Philosophy degree in Computer Science both from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Founder and CEO
Simon Loong is the Founder and CEO of WeLab – Asia’s leading fintech company – which operates Wolaidai (我来贷), one of China’s largest mobile lending platforms and WeLend, Hong Kong’s leading online lending platform. The company also partners with leading financial institutions which utilize WeLab’s proprietary fintech solutions.
Prior to founding WeLab, Simon spent 15 years in retail banking divisions of leading international banks. Most recently, Simon served as the Head of Standard Chartered’s Unsecured Lending business in North East Asia. Prior to that, he was the Marketing Director for Citibank Taiwan and the Regional Risk Officer for Citibank Asia Pacific.
Head, Global Transaction Banking
An industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Mr Low has held senior positions in sales and product management, transaction services, cash management, trade, and securities and fund services, including spending 18 years with Citibank N.A., where he was the ASEAN Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions. Mr Low also served as Director of the Singapore Clearing House Association from 2010 to 2013, where he was a key contributor to the Fast and Secure Transfers or FAST platform. In conjunction with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School, he developed the world's first full-credit course on transaction banking for undergraduates in 2012. Mr Low is an IBF Distinguished Fellow and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Partner, Asia-Pacific Head of AML & Sanctions Services
Kyran has more than 21 years of experience in the financial, banking and gaming services sectors where he has led major Asia Pacific assessments of AML operations including reviews of transaction monitoring systems, processes and organisational structures, investigations of suspicious activities, as well as gap analysis.
He has provided recommendations for the design and implementation of AML and sanctions compliance programmes for global and local banks with operations in multiple Asian countries to ensure they meet local and regional regulatory expectations.
He has also led large KYC remediation projects and regulatory compliance programme assessments, as well as helped banks and gaming operators create effective governance structures for their AML programmes.
Kyran has led financial crime and fraud investigations for a number of global financial institutions (including a recent Asia-wide investigation into potential rogue trader activity).
He has also led regional AML and sanctions compliance due diligence exercises for major IPO and M&A transactions.
Kyran frequently speaks about AML regulatory developments and compliance challenges, economic sanctions, bribery and corruption risks. He has conducted training for several global financial institutions and gaming operators in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Thailand.
Division Head, Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Risk
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr Stewart McGlynn is a Division Head with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, responsible for anti-money laundering and financial crime risk. In addition to supervision of the HKMA’s AML/CFT specialist on-site examination teams, Mr McGlynn also oversees AML/CFT policy development and represents the HKMA in a variety of AML forums including the Financial Action Task Force and the Basel Committee's Anti-Money Laundering Expert Group. Prior to joining the HKMA Mr McGlynn served as a Police Officer for over 20 years in both the UK and Hong Kong, with his last post being the deputy head of the Hong Kong Joint Financial Intelligence Unit.
Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Hong Kong
Paul has fourteen years’ experience in Hong Kong serving a wide range of financial institutions, having previously worked for KPMG in the UK for eight years.
As the Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Paul has worked with a variety of clients in Hong Kong and across Asia advising them on a range of matters. Paul’s clients comprise institutions in retail/commercial banking, private wealth management and investment banking with a particular focus on international groups’ operations in Asia. Paul oversees relationships and all services across his clients and has a personal focus on advising clients how to strengthen and improve their risk management and compliance processes, particularly in relation to matters around Conduct Risk and also advises clients on financial crime and reporting, both regulatory and external.
Paul is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Financial Markets Committee and the Private Wealth Management Association Accreditation and Examination Committee.
Chief Operating Officer
Global Infrastructure Hub
Mark Moseley was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of the GIHub on 1 April 2017 having initially joined the GI Hub as a Senior Director in November 2015 pursuant to a secondment agreement with the World Bank. He brings extensive global legal and multilateral development bank experience to his role with the GI Hub.
During his time with the GIHub, Mark has led the work on the Hub’s ‘Leading Practices’ mandate, under which the GIHub develops tools and guidance materials for governments in both developed and emerging markets, including the PPP Risk Allocation tool. Mark also represents the GI Hub at the meetings of the G20 Infrastructure Working Group.
At the World Bank, Mark held the position of Lead Lawyer in the PPP Group, where his work was focused on legal, regulatory, and contractual arrangements for public-private partnership transactions. He was the Task Team Leader for the World Bank Public-Private Partnerships Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC) Website Project, and for the Recommended PPP Contractual Provisions Initiative. In addition, he coordinated the World Bank Group’s interactions with the G20 in regard to infrastructure.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Mark was Practice Group Manager of the Energy, Projects and Construction Group of a major international law firm in London, having previously practised as an energy lawyer in Canada for over twenty years. He practised as an energy lawyer in Canada for over twenty years. Mark is an occasional lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and at the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.
Country Manager and Founder
Alister is Founder and Country Manager of MoneyHero.com.hk, which is part of CompareAsia Group. MoneyHero.com.hk, Hong Kong's leading financial comparison website, is a win-win platform for both consumers and financial product providers (banks & insurers); providers get to grow online while consumers get to compare and acquire financial products in a free, transparent and easy-to-use method. CompareAsia Group has cumulatively raised c.US$100mn in investment from IFC (part of the World Bank), Goldman Sachs, Jardine Pacific, AliBaba and SBI. Prior to setting up MoneyHero.com.hk, Alister worked for Morgan Stanley for five years in equity sales and derivative sales trading. Alister has an MSc in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin.
Strategic Partnerships Director, Asia
Gajia leads a team who are focused on creating meaningful data driven partnerships and revenue lines with Xero’s financial services ecosystem in Asia. She is also responsible for growing Xero’s marketplace of connected applications, creating a platform of integrated solutions for small businesses and their advisors.
Gajia previously held the position of Head of Strategy for Moula - an industry leading, data driven lender providing access to capital for growing businesses.
Gajia has over a decade of experience from various roles across financial services in London and Melbourne and has worked directly with high net worth, small business, personal and institutional stakeholders in meeting their financial services requirements.. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics/ Econometrics and Management from University of Melbourne.
Regional Head of Intelligence, Analytics and Systems Delivery, Asia Pacific
Kristen Patel currently serves as HSBC’s Regional Head of Intelligence, Analytics & Systems Delivery in Asia-Pacific, where she is leading the Bank’s intelligence and analytics effort against money laundering, terrorism finance, bribery and corruption, and sanctions evasion. Prior to joining HSBC in 2017, Kris served as the Deputy Associate Director, Intelligence at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the US Department of Treasury. During her tenure at FinCEN, she directed day-to-day operations and strategic support for a wide range of US Government customers and foreign partners on high priority illicit finance issues. Kris has also served in a variety of roles in other US agencies in Washington D.C. and Asia.
CEO and Managing Partner
Quinlan & Associates
Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates. He also sits on the Board of Directors at the Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK), is an official Mentor at Ping An’s Fintech Accelerator, and was named as one of Lattice 80’s top 50 Fintech influencers in Hong Kong in 2018.
Benjamin has an extensive track record advising many of the world’s leading multinational companies, financial services organisations, SMEs and start-ups on a variety of high-profile strategic engagements. He is quoted extensively in the global financial press and is frequently interviewed by leading media outlets, including Bloomberg, Reuters and CNBC. He is also a regular keynote speaker at leading financial services industry conferences across the world.
Prior to founding Quinlan & Associates, Benjamin was the Head of Strategy for Deutsche Bank AG’s Equities business in Asia Pacific and its Investment Bank in Greater China, and sat on a number of the bank’s global and regional executive committees. He was also the global strategy lead for several of Deutsche Bank’s landmark projects executed out of London and New York.
Prior to Deutsche Bank, Benjamin worked as a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman, a leading international strategy consulting firm. As part of the firm’s Corporate & Institutional Banking practice, Benjamin advised a variety of global and regional financial institutions on a range of strategic matters. He was also actively involved in the firm’s thought leadership publications and was widely regarded as one of Oliver Wyman’s global subject matter experts in investment banking and capital markets strategy.
Before joining Oliver Wyman, Benjamin worked at UBS AG in the bank’s Asia Pacific Client Coverage and Group Strategy departments, reporting into the regional President and CEO. He began his career in M&A and Capital Markets Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Sydney.
Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a First Class Honours Degree in Economics (on scholarship) from Macquarie University, Sydney.
JP is the regulatory lead at capital markets focused fintech firm FinFabrik – developers of CryptoFabrik, an online trading platform for crypto currencies through multiple exchanges – and specialises in financial regulation, compliance and risk management
In his previous role at a leading consulting firm, he advised Fortune 500 clients in the finance, health, tech and energy sectors on policies, due diligence and regulatory compliance. JP started his career at a US law firm where he assisted with JP Morgan's response to the "London Whale" case, a USD6bn trading loss involving credit default swaps that had an impact on the Volcker Rule.
He studied Chinese language, psychology, management, statistics and law with a focus on shadow banking regulation in Beijing, Glasgow and Oxford.
CEO and Co-Founder
David is a Fintech entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Neat, Asia’s alternative to a traditional bank account for startups and young SMEs. David started his career at Citi where he became their youngest Managing Director in Asia. He then co-founded the Asian arm of Integral Capital Management which he sold in 2014 to focus on Fintech. Throughout his career he has been exposed to the extremes of managing teams across times zones in complex corporate environments all the way to agile business development for startups and related pivots to find product-market-fit.
David holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a Responsible Officer (Types 1, 4 and 9) under the Hong Kong SFC. David has been based in Hong Kong for the last 17 years.
Head of APAC Shared Services Initiatives, Financial Crime, Business Intelligence and Payments Reference data
Guy currently leads the Asia Pacific Shared Services Initiatives teams having joined SWIFT in 2014 with over 12 years’ experience in compliance, predominantly in servicing law enforcement and correspondent banking KYC. He is responsible for driving take up of the Financial Crime, Business Intelligence and Reference data portfolios across the region. The community typically engages with the SWIFT Shared Services teams to drive transparency and standardisation of process, provide assurance to existing controls as well as enable business critical insights to determine market share, growth and risk. Prior to leading the Asia Pacific team, Guy was responsible for Financial Crime Compliance Initiatives across the Americas, UK and Nordic regions. In his career he has worked for LexisNexis, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Bankers Almanac (now Accuity) and with the Metropolitan Police NTFIU on an industry Joint Venture.
Dr Florian M. SPIEGL
Co-Founder & COO
Florian is a broadly experienced entrepreneur and FinTech practitioner. He is a co-founder of FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based FinTech company that develops capital markets software platforms. FinFabrik solutions power businesses in retail trading, algorithmic trading and wealth management, including digital assets such as crypto currencies and crypto securities.
Florian's area of expertise covers Artificial Intelligence in Wealth Management, particularly applying Deep Learning across the Investment Management services stack. His passion is to enable financial inclusion by leveraging technology.
With his first company started as a student, he has seen both failure and success as a founder across different industries. In his corporate career, he worked in Digital Banking at Credit Suisse and as a management consultant for The Boston Consulting Group. Florian holds a PhD in Political Economics.
Partner and Practice Leader HK DR/Infrastructure, Joint Coordinator Worldwide International Arbitration Team,
King & Wood Mallesons
Paul Starr is Practice Team Leader of King & Wood Mallesons. An honours graduate in law from Peterhouse, Cambridge University, England, Paul won a scholarship and the University's prestigious Squire Law Prize.
The Global Arbitration Review cites a client’s praise for Paul as: “Simply the best lawyer for dispute resolution in construction and industrials in the East Asia and Pacific region. From the outset he goes straight to the heart of the matter, developing strong, clear lines of argument and identifying and neutralising points of weakness early in the process. He is able to inform and guide preparation of the supporting technical and financial analyses and he is excellent in marshalling the required high-quality technical resources, both in-house in the client and from external sources”.
The Asia Pacific Legal 500 specifically singles out Paul as “an excellent strategist”. Chambers Asia Pacific adds “everything you need in a lawyer - he’s bright and a great listener, but above all a master of tactics and strategy. He is decisive, clear and spot-on. He doesn’t just give superb advice: he gives the solution”. Chambers Asia describes Paul as a "razor -sharp, supreme strategist who is attuned to clients... 'able to think really creatively about the issue at hand'." Chambers quotes clients as saying: “his knowledge of disputes is extraordinary, and his track record speaks for itself. What really amazed me is that though he is so senior on the team, he focuses on details to an amazing degree”.
The Who’s Who Legal Construction 2018 Analysis lists 799 lawyers from nearly 400 firms, and describes Paul as the “go-to name on construction and infrastructure dispute resolution and a legend of the Hong Kong legal scene”.
Paul’s firm being China’s first international law practice, he is representing a wide range of PRC clients, as well as many of the world’s construction giants, on the BRI. He was the second ever Chairman of the Society of Construction Law Hong Kong. He is an accredited arbitrator/mediator with HKIAC and KLRCA, and arbitrator with CIETAC, SHIAC, SCIA.
Head of Risk, Virtual Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
Abraham Tachjian is the head of risk for the virtual banking team in Hong Kong. He was previously a director in digital banking in the Singapore office where he was responsible for the implementation of emerging technologies as well as making banking simpler and more intuitive. He is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout Southeast Asia where he focuses on blockchain applications in financial services, regtech and APIs. He also writes about fintech trends on atonfintech.com.
Prior to his move into digital banking, Abraham was a lawyer in Canada. He advised on structured products, investment banking and derivatives transactions. He is common law and civil law qualified and practiced in both English and French. His multidisciplinary background allows him to provide a unique point of view that bridges the gap between banking, technology and law.
TAN Yuen Chun, Jennifer, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Alipay Payment Services (HK) Limited (APSHK) since October 2017. She is responsible for the management and strategic planning of the company, leading the whole team to develop a wide variety of businesses. She is committed to promoting AlipayHK in local market, integrating mobile payment into daily lives of the public, as well as bringing local residents a brand new retail experience.
Before joining AlipayHK, Jennifer gained extensive senior management experience with various Fortune 500 multinational corporations and global conglomerates. She worked for Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited for over twenty years and her last position was Chief Operating Officer.
Jennifer is a qualified accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Jennifer has also completed The Cambridge-HKU Senior Executive Programme and Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program. She is a fellow of several professional accounting associations and has been a Council Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Hong Kong since September 2015.
Jennifer is active in volunteer work. She is the Member of the Master Science in Global Marketing Management Programme Advisory Group of Hong Kong Baptist University since May 2016 and has been the Vice-chairlady of the Digital, Information & Telecommunications Committee of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce since June 2016. Jennifer has also been a Member of the Appointment Advisory Board of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre since February 2017.
Founder and Managing Director, Capital Delight Inc Limited, and
Chairman of FinTech Committee, Hong Kong Innovative Technology Development Association
Leo Tong has over 18 years of extensive experience in banking and asset management sectors. Leo is the founder and managing director of the Capital Delight group of companies that provides consultancy in financial technologies, regulatory compliance, and private equity investments. He also took various executive roles in capital management and IT at HSBC in Asia Pacific and at headquarters in his early career.
Mr Tong is the Chairman of FinTech Committee at Hong Kong Innovative Technology Development Association (HKITDA). He is a Certified Banker (CB) at the HKIB, a CISSP at (ISC)2, a Fellow and a former Council Member (2011-2017) at Hong Kong Computer Society, and a Research Director at Asia Financial Risk Think Tank. He also serves the Innovation Technology Fund (ITF) at the Government of the HKSAR as a panel member of two funding programmes and serves the HKICT Award of the Best FinTech Award as a Judge (2017, 2018) and the Chief Assessor (2016).
Mr Tong holds a master’s degree in finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Chief Data Officer & Chief Risk Officer Designate, MoneySQ and
Hon Deputy Treasurer, World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners and
Fellow, UNESCO HK Association SDG and
Research Director, Asia Financial Risk Think Tank
Jacob has 20+ years of experience in the IT industry, specialising in reporting & analytics solutions for companies across different industries from FSI to FMCG Retail with core focus in the Asian regions, with locations such as Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Singapore, but also experienced in global settings such as UK, US, Swiss and France.
Mr Wai is currently Chief Data Officer of MoneySQ, the first regulatory compliant crowdfunding + lending Fintech platform in HK, and the Chief Risk Officer Designate of its Virtual Bank applicant.
Previously heading Data Governance for China CITIC Bank (International) in HK, implementing the governance initiative for the BCBS239 framework and was also formerly Associate Director for Regional Trading Risk Analytics and Reporting IT for UBS AG and past roles includes global development lead for the VaR & PnL simulation aggregation and analytics system at HSBC, and heading the HK analytics consulting arm of Getronics HK, with expert knowledge of market risk analysis and reporting and limits monitoring, specifically in addressing BCBS239.
Jacob is part of the Subject Advisory Panel and Examiner for HKIB’s “Technology Management and Innovation in Banking”, and Examiner for HKIB’s “Financial System and Risk Management”. He is also a guest lecturer in various tertiary education institutions/courses, including HK Polytechnic University – Institute for Entrepreneur; CityU SCOPE and HKU SPACE.
Jacob is currently a Doctoral candidate at University of Wales Trinity St David, and received a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) from University of Technology, Sydney, a MBA from University of Wales and a Master of Law from University of Greenwich. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP), Certified Management Accountant (Aust) and regularly addresses at events such as providing keynotes and discussion panels, and have column publications in various newspaper & magazines.
Vice President, Information Technology
Mr Alfred Wong, Head of Information Technology at Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”), has close to 30 years of experience in the banking & finance industry in Hong Kong and China, as well as strong exposure by serving various senior management roles in IT applications delivery of e-Channels, Wealth Management, Core Banking and other retail banking applications.
Mr Wong joined JETCO in December 2015 following the tenure with Standard Chartered Bank. He is passionate in driving FinTech innovation in order to create value to Hong Kong financial industry.
Ricky Wai-Kay WONG
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Mr Ricky Wong is the co-founder and chairman of Hong Kong Television Network Limited, possesses extensive and successful experience in telecom market liberalization, popularizing advanced technology and applications.
Currently, Mr Wong leads the Group to march towards the development of e-Commerce business, aiming to build the largest online shopping mall “HKTVmall” in Hong Kong, consolidating over 3,000 merchants & suppliers from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea & Taiwan, offering more than 175,000 for sale. HKTVmall possesses logistics centres with area totally 500,000 square feet, having its own delivery team and fleet, providing one-stop shop services including online shopping, marketing & promotion, logistics & delivery as well as customer services.
Managing Director and Senior Risk Manager, APAC
Dominic Wu is the Managing Director and Senior Risk Manager with BNY Mellon for APAC. Dominic having 20+ years of experience in banking, securities, assets management and consultancy. Dominic is a qualified accountant, fraud examiner and professional risk manager and did his MBA from University of Hull, UK. He is sought out speaker in risk management and provides training to the regulators, universities, financial institutions and professional bodies. He is currently a member of Hong Kong Chapter of the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) and Asia Financial Risk Think Tank.
Managing Partner, Asia-Pacific FinTech and Innovation Financial Services
Managing Partner, Greater China Financial Services Advisory
Effie is a graduate of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and holds a master degree of business administration from Schulich School of Business, York University in Canada. She is Managing Partner of EY APAC FinTech and Innovation Financial Services, and EY Greater China Financial Services Advisory.
With more than 20 years of experience in financial sector, she heads a team of Advisory professionals to provide integrated service in risk and business management, covering a broad spectrum of work from strategy, transformation, risk management, performance improvement, to information technology. She develops and leads the team in offering comprehensive and customized business solutions to various financial institutions and helping them to drive growth and meet challenges in competitive landscape.
Effie is one of the leading partners in developing EY APAC FinTech and Innovation financial services and has built a dedicated FinTech expert team in China specialized in deploying Big Data, AI, blockchain, RPA, digital technologies into the business processes of financial institutions, from marketing, risk control to operation, aimed at improving their business efficiency, operational costs and risks. With extensive understanding and experience with financial business, Effie has led a good number of innovative projects to fit cutting edge technologies for the business demand, and successfully helped financial institutions to improve innovation capabilities and competiveness.
Director of Banking Practice, SAS Global Industry Practice, Asia Pacific
SAS Institute Ltd
Irene Xu is the Director of Banking Practice, SAS Global Industry Practice responsible for APAC region, mainly focusing on financial industry. She has over 30 years’ professional experience in Banking and Technology. With deep expertise in database marketing, customer analytics, sales & marketing analytics, business optimization, financial analysis, she provides niche advisory services and thought leadership to banks or financial institutions in APAC as part of their digital transformation journey to turn data into actionable insights and maximize the business value.
Prior to joining SAS, Irene last worked in Citibank for close to 14 years as Head of Decision Management for Citibank Singapore. She was managing a team of over 30 analysts to leverage business analytics in shaping business strategy formation, uncovering untapped business opportunity and producing actionable business insights that generate tangible business value. In additions, she was also senior member of APAC Decision Management leadership team overseeing Information Management & Big Data Strategy for Citibank Asia Pacific.
Irene actively participated in analytics talent development in Singapore as she served for 5-year term as Member of Singapore InfoComm Competency Framework Steering Committee from 2011-2016 under Singapore IDA.
Miss Winnie Yeung is the Managing Director of Cimigo. Prior to joining the company, she was the director of Customized Research at The Nielsen Company, Hong Kong. She had additional roles of champion of banking, insurance and finance industry group and is an expert in the realm of customer and employee satisfaction/ mystery shopper studies.
Winnie is a research expert with over 20 years of experience. She handles clients from all kinds of industries including public utilities, telecommunications, transportation, Fast Moving Consumer Good (FMCG), the insurance and finance sector, the pharmaceutical industry, retail and statutory bodies. She has vast experience of designing local or cross-country research projects; specifically projects relating to customer and employee satisfaction and loyalty, mystery shopping, new product launches and brand building. Prior to joining The Nielsen Company, she worked for Taylor Nelson Sofres.
Winnie holds a Bachelor degree of Social Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, major in Psychology and minor in Sociology.
CTO, Blockchain for Finance
Stanley Yong is CTO for IBM Blockchain for Finance, and global lead on central bank digital currency. Within the DLT space, he has formerly been SVP for Strategy at Consensys, Asia Head of Services for R3, and Specialist Leader of the Innovation Acceleration Office at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
At MAS, he led the research and development of Project Ubin, the central bank's multi-stage investigation of central bank digital currency on distributed ledger technologies. He advocated the FSTI Proof-of-Concept scheme, which is the first grant scheme accessible to start-ups from the MAS, and set up its governance structure. He was also instrumental in formulating the Singapore Smart Financial Centre Strategy which is the basis of the fintech development programme of the MAS. He was previously a market risk specialist with the Specialist Risk Supervision Department, and part of the Payment Systems Unit that operated the RTGS.
Director, Risk Consulting
Catherine is a finance professional with 20 years experience, including 15 years industry experience in investment banking. Catherine has lived in Hong Kong for 13 years and joined KPMG as a Director in the Consulting practice in early 2016. Prior to this, Catherine held a COO and CFO role for Hong Kong & Australia in a major investment bank in Hong Kong. Catherine's career has covered a variety of project and line management functions spanning product areas in major investment banks in London, Sydney & Hong Kong.
Since joining KPMG, Catherine has assisted a number of global clients in large scale business, risk and operational transformation projects. She has had particular focus on regulatory reporting including helping clients build sustainable systems and processes to support their reporting.
Dr Pinpin ZHU
Founder and CEO
Shanghai Xiaoi Robot Technology Co.
Dr Pinpin Zhu is Founder and CEO of Shanghai Xiaoi Robot Technology Co. (“Xiao-i”). He has close to 20 years’ experience in artificial intelligence (AI) technology and application research. Dr Zhu has invented dozens of patented products. China’s first smart robot on WeChat, developed by Dr Zhu, received wide-scale industry adoption.
As a member of the User Interface and Human-Computer Interaction Standards stream of China’s National Information Technology Standardization Committee, Dr Zhu participated in the drafting of the first international standards regarding affective computing.
While studying for his doctoral degree, Dr Zhu set up Xiao-i with Mr Max Yuan and has been overseeing the company’s development.
Dr Zhu frequently speaks at international conferences on the development of AI. In 2017, he was ranked eighth in Forbes’ list of the 20 leading technologists driving AI innovation in China. In 2018, he was listed as one of the top 100 Creative People in China by Fast Company, a world-leading business publication. He serves as Board Director for the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and Vice Chairman of the Board for China’s Artificial Intelligence Innovation Industry Alliance.
Dr Zhu graduated from China University of Technology and received his PhD from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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