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Hong Kong Fintech Week | 23-27 Oct 2017 | HKCEC

Hong Kong FinTech Week

23 October - 27 October Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Register Day 1 & 2 (23-24 Oct)  Day 3 (25 Oct) To be announced  Register Day 4 & 5 (26-27 Oct) 

Schedule

  • 23 October
  • 24 October
  • 25 October
  • 26 October
  • 27 October

Speakers

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Regulators

Program Partners

Media Partners

Exhibitors

Partners

Partners

Supporting Organisations

Supporting Organisations

Adrian Gostick

Managing Director
BondIT
Adrian Gostick is Chief Revenue Officer for BondIT. BondIT provides a sophisticated, but easy to use, platform backed by proprietary machine learning algorithms, that simplifies fixed income portfolio construction, optimization and management. BondIT increases trade flow, and supports compliance with fiduciary responsibilities, by helping fixed income desks and relationship managers create personalized and optimal investment recommendations for their customers.
Adrian has over 27 years’ experience working in financial markets across Europe, Asia and the U.S. Prior to joining BondIT Adrian spent twelve years in a variety of leadership roles in Thomson Reuters. Between 2002 and 2004 Adrian worked in a portfolio and risk management software company in France, and before that spent 11 years as a bond trader for Japanese securities companies in London and Tokyo.

27 October

Adrian Lawrence

Partner
Baker McKenzie
AdrianLawrence is the Co-Head of Baker McKenzie's Global Fintech Initiative and also leads Baker McKenzie's Technology Media and Telecommunications Group across Asia Pacific. Adrian regularly advises clients across the sector, from established technology companies, to financial services institutions and early stage disruptors. He advises on a range of issues relevant to the fintech space, including on privacy and data utilisation, regulatory compliance, commercial partnerships and product creation and distribution. Adrianalso regularly assists large international clients with their requirements for entry into a range of Asia Pacific markets. He is a regular speaker on technology, privacy and digital media issues including as a lecturer in the postgraduate program at the University of New South Wales.

26 October

Ajmal Samuel

Chairman
OCTO3 Group Holdings
Ajmal Samuel (施杰浩) is a Hong Kong based Businessman and a Hong Kong national-level athlete. He is the Founding Chairman of OCTO3 Group Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong headquartered financial technology and infrastructure provider that specialises in Payments and Clearing House Systems. Prior to founding OCTO3, Mr. Samuel spent six years as the CEO and President of Cityline (HK) Ltd. Under his leadership, Cityline became one of the top ticketing companies in Hong Kong. In the 15 years prior to joining Cityline, Mr. Samuel worked in different internet technology companies and start-ups in Hong Kong that had applications/implications globally. Mr. Samuel is a Founding Member of the Association for Universal Accessibility Hong Kong and volunteers his time as a motivational speaker for numerous Non-Governmental Organisations, youth bodies and Corporations and Companies.

23 October

Alexandre Gaillard

Founder & CEO
InvestGlass
Alexandre is CEO and founder of InvestGlass SA – the first swiss robo-advisor for wealth managers. He co-founded and is acting as Vice President of the Swissfintech National Association, gathering around 2000 members.
He previously worked as head of equity sales at Union Bancaire Privée, as an Advisor / senior private banker at Bank of China and as a Portfolio manager at Levitt Capital Management.
Alexandre is a board member of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce and speaks fluently French, English and Chinese mandarin.
He is keen to share his experiences with new fintech entrepreneurs.

24 October

Alokik Advani

Head of Principal Strategic Investments, APAC
Goldman Sachs

27 October

Alvin Kwock

Founder & General Manager
BOLA
Alvin Kwock is the Founder & General Manager of BOLA. BOLA team is a group of strategic thinkers, developers and entrepreneurs who believe in the power of young people and digital age, and share a passion to advance the insurance industry in Asia. Alvin was JPM’s Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology and Taiwan Head of Research. Under Alvin’s leadership, JPM’s Asia Tech Hardware team has been consistently rated in the Institutional Investors Poll, Financial Times/ Starmine and Asiamoney. He drove the Asia tech team to position for emerging tech trends. He co-founded and captained research effort for the inaugural JPM Global TMT Conference in Asia in Nov 2013, the first large scale sell-side Global TMT conference located in Asia. He has been invited to present in a number of advisory boards including ARM Asia Pacific (global IP powerhouse of smartphone/ tablet), mobile app venture capitals, Internet of Things start up, etc, and as a guest lecturer at National Taiwan University. He has co-founded a Augmented Reality start-up and served in the capacity of Chief Business Officer.

Andrew Economos

NexChange
Chief Strategy Officer

Andrew Economos is a thirty-year veteran money manager having managed funds in traditional, hedge fund, private equity and principal trading spaces. From 2007-2014, Andrew was a Managing Director at JP Morgan working as Head of Principal Trading, Solutions, and Sovereign & Institutional Strategy. From 2014-2016, Andrew was Head of Strategic Solutions for Capital International. Leading up to his post at JP Morgan, from 1986-1994, Andrew was a Senior PM and Partner at Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Inc managing closed-end and open-end mutual funds. From 1994-1997, Andrew managed a long/short equity hedge fund for E/T Partners. From 1997-2006, Andrew was Founder and PM of Axion Capital an alternative investment group that managed hedge funds, long-only and private equity funds for global institutional investors. Prior to joining Wall Street, Andrew was a PhD candidate in International Business at the Pennsylvania State University. Andrew has been featured in numerous financial media channels including CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, FT and WSJ.

23 October

24 October

Andrew Wat

Director in Security and Data Sciences
ASTRI

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in ICT operation, development, strategy and adoption. He collaborates with industry partners/customers to formulate applied research projects to fill the gap they are facing. He is currently Director in Security and Data Sciences in ASTRI. His group applies and develops analytics and machine learning algorithms and systems for cyber-security analysis. Besides big data analytics and cybersecurity, he has great interest in algo-trading and robo-advisor, technology adoption and Internet business model. He also served as a mentor in ASTRI Innovation Runway, an incubation programme for university students. His mentees won several pitching competitions during the programme and has founded their start-up working in retail big data solution.

23 October

Annette King

Co-Founder
Galileo Platforms

27 October

Anthony Sar

Founder & CEO
FINNOVASIA

26 October

Antoine Blondeau

Founder & Chairman
Sentient Technologies
Antoine Blondeau is co-founder of Sentient Investment Management, as well as co-founder and co-chairman of parent company, Sentient Technologies. A seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Antoine has 25 years of experience in the technology industry, having held senior leadership positions at Good Technology, Salesforce.com and Sybase. Antoine’s career highlights include leading Dejima as CEO, the company that powered DARPA’s foundational CALO project that later evolved into Apple’s Siri. Antoine was also chief operating officer of Zi Corporation, whose smart text input software was embedded in hundreds of millions of devices. Antoine is an investor, board member and advisor in a number of companies in California, Greater China and Japan, and is the author or co-author of 5 patents. Antoine holds a MBA from the Paris Graduate School of Management (ESCP) and has studied at the faculties of Economics and Commerce of Chuo University in Tokyo.

26 October

26 October

27 October

Arnaud Davoust

Head of Financial Engineering Japan
Societe Generale Securities Japan Limited
Arnaud Davoust joined Societe Generale in 2006 in Paris as a pricer on exotic equity derivatives. In 2010 he took responsibility of the cross-asset pricing team in Europe, dedicated to wealth management clients. In 2013 he was named Head of the cross-asset pricing for the Americas based in New York. In 2015 he was appointed as Head of Financial Engineering in Japan. He holds a MSc degree in management from HEC Paris.

24 October

Arvind Sankaran

Fintech Evangelist & Senior Advisor
McKinsey & Company
Arvind Sankaran is a global leader in financial services and an evangelist for ecosystem partnerships between fintechs and incumbents. He brings a practitioner’s perspective from over two decades of leadership roles in retail banking and wealth management at Citi, HSBC and Barclays. As founder & MD at Im@ginarium Advisors, Arvind is actively engaged as advisory board member with several fintechs focused on the application of advanced analytics and AI/machine learning to digitally transform customer engagement, credit risk and regulatory compliance. He also serves as Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company. Arvind is a chemical engineer by training and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

26 October

Ashley Alder

Chief Executive Officer
SFC
Ashley Ian Alder, JP
Securities and Futures Commission

International Organization of Securities Commissions

Mr Ashley Alder is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Chairman of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He came to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practising corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, later as head of the firm’s Asia Region. He rejoined the SFC in 2011.
Ashley attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Laws degree in 1983.

Audrey Wong

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Quantifeed

25 October

Bart Chilton

Commissioner
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The Honorable Bart Chilton served as Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2007-2014) and as the Chair of the Energy and Environmental Markets, and Global Markets Advisory Committees.He has been an ardent and outspoken advocate for consumer protections throughout his 30 years of government service and is the author of Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America. Commissioner Chilton served in senior staff positions in the U.S. government--in the House and Senate and during three presidential administrations. He is currently a policy and political commentator and speaker, and an opinion editorialist who regularly is seen on business television. He's known for exciting, novel and entertaining speeches which mix culture and policy with current events. He is also the world's only financial poet.

23 October

23 October

Bei Zhou

Co-Founder and COO
Valoot
Bei, a finance veteran of fourteen years, started her career at UBS where she performed various banking functions, including the FX Trading desk in USA. She later transferred to Hong Kong where she had posts in Lighthorse Asset Management, UBS Wealth Management and Deutsche Bank Wealth Management. She was General Manager of the Hong Kong office of Sandler Training, conducting extensive training and development programs. In October 2016, Bei joined Hong Kong based Fintech company Valoot Technologies Limited as co-founder & Chief Operating Officer. Here she played a central role for deploying WeChat Pay in the UK – an industry first. She continues to be the point person for rolling out WeChat Pay in other countries where this service does not yet exist (e.g. Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Fiji etc). She successfully led the Valoot team for the creation of a patented solution that allows mass transit cards (such as Octopus in Hong Kong, Oyster in London etc.) to be attached to metallic smartphones.

24 October

Bénédicte Nolens

Senior Director, Head of Risk & Strategy
Securities and Futures Commission
Bénédicte Nolens is senior director and head of risk and strategy of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Ms Nolens joined the SFC in 2012 to establish a new, centralised unit, overseeing risk identification and related strategic planning. As of March 2016, she also established the Fintech Contact Point of the SFC, and Chairs the SFC Fintech Advisory Group and the SFC Fintech Internal Committee. More information can be found at http://www.sfc.hk/web/EN/sfc-fintech-contact-point/.

25 October

Benjamin Quinlan

CEO & Managing Partner
Quinlan & Associates
Benjamin Quinlan is the CEO and Managing Partner of Quinlan & Associates.
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.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.

27 October

Benoît Brookens III

CEO & Founder
Accrue, Inc

27 October

Bianca Ho

Co-Founder
Clare.ai
Bianca Ho is the co-founder and COO of Clare.AI. Award winning Clare.AI builds industry-specific conversational digital assistant that understands 10+ Asian languages across multiple platforms. We empower enterprises to engage their customers in a natural and reliable way at-scale.
She was formerly business development manager of Zendesk, responsible for their expansion into China market. She worked closely with Zendesk’s executive team on developing and executing the strategy. She started her career in JP Morgan Private Banking servicing the ultra high net worth clients in Hong Kong.
She previously co-founded Dotkids, a startup aiming to create a children friendly space online by applying for .kids domain name. She is also a active youth advocate in Internet governance, and is selected as one of the youngest members of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group in the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (“UNIGF”).

26 October

Brian W Tang

Managing Director
Asia Capital Markets Institute
Brian W Tang is a corporate finance and capital markets lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and Australia.
As an award-winning investment banking counsel at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong until 2013, Brian has worked on some of the largest and most cutting-edge equity, debt and M&A transactions across the Asia- Pacific region (including landmark Chinese and foreign Hong Kong IPOs CCB, ICBC, Rusal, Glencore, Prudential and PICC as well as Alibaba.com’s privatization). He has also led inter- disciplinary teams on strategic transactions such as the establishment and operation of the bank’s Chinese investment banking joint venture. Brian served on the Executive Committee of Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association (2011-2014).
Prior to that, Brian was at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (working in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom), as well as Mallesons in Perth, Australia, where he advised on cross-border capital markets, M&A, project finance and corporate governance.
In the past few years, Brian has played a leading role in Hong Kong’s industry-wide research analyst and comfort letter initiatives as well as in various regional regulatory consultations.
Brian is an internationally frequently invited speaker who has taught MBA classes at Yale SOM and HKUST and has published articles on the capital markets and corporate governance. Brian is an honorary fellow of HKU’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law and sits on industry boards such as the Editorial Board of the Practical Law Company Capital Markets Handbook. He has also participated in multilateral policy deliberations such as AMBI ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) in Bangkok and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Groups on Security Interests and on Electronic Commerce in New York.
His community service contributions include being the former chairman of Credit Suisse’s Hong Kong Charity Committee, sitting on the boards of various Hong Kong educational charities and non-profits and actively supporting capacity-building for social entrepreneurship and innovation.
Brian graduated with a Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law and a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from The University of Western Australia. He was a graduate editor of the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics and senior editor of The University of Western Australia Law Review. Brian also holds graduate diplomas from the Securities Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

26 October

Bryan Pang

Chief Risk Officer
Dianrong

26 October

Cédric Jeannot

Founder and CEO
APrivacy
Dr. Cédric Jeannot is a cryptography and cybersecurity expert and the founder and CEO of APrivacy, an award-winning data security FinTech firm. APrivacy enables financial institutions to talk to their customers and conduct business using popular apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat.

23 October

Charles d’Haussy

Head of Fintech
InvestHK

24 October

26 October

Chi Kwong Lucas Hui

Founder and Honorary Director
Center for Information Security & Cryptography
Ir Dr Hui is the founder and Honorary Director of the Center for Information Security & Cryptography, and concurrently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Hui received his BSc and MPhil degrees in computer science from The University of Hong Kong, and his MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of California, Davis. He has published more than one hundred research papers in international journals and conferences, has been invited to be keynote speaker of international conference, and has obtained more than 20 million Hong Kong dollars (more than 2.5 million US dollars) research grants including several industrial collaboration projects. The technology developed in those project had been used by various government and commercial organizations. He also provides consultancy services for security evaluation of software systems and e-payment systems, including the e-cheque initiative by the Hong Kong government.
His research interests include Information Security, Cryptographic Systems, Internet of Things Security, Electronic Commerce Security, Cyber-Physical System Security and Computer Forensics. He is a member of HKIE and a senior member of IEEE.

23 October

Chris Kaye

CEO & Co-Founder
Sherpa Management
Chris has spent most of his career advising insurers, most recently as a Partner and Managing Director for The Boston Consulting Group. As head of BCG’s Insurance Practice for Asia, he grew the business to $50 million in revenues, and supported the launch of numerous innovative digital insurance businesses. Chris became increasingly frustrated by his clients' failure to move into the 21st century, and so decided to put his money where his mouth was and launch Sherpa - with the ambition to reinvent insurance from the ground up.

24 October

Chris Wei

Executive Chairman
Aviva plc

24 October

Chye Kit Chionh

Managing Director & Co-Founder
Cynopsis
ChyeKit is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cynopsis Solutions and is responsible for its general operation, strategic direction and product development in the headquarter, Singapore. He is also responsible for driving its overall sales and marketing effort in Asia and oversees its technology strategy as well. ChyeKithas 20 years of financial and capital markets experience in Asia gained largely from working in Macquarie Group and ING Bank. His last role with Macquarie was Managing Director and Joint Regional Head of Compliance, Asia. He started his career in an external audit role with PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in audit of financial services providers. ChyeKit graduated with Honours Degree in Accountancy with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Fellow of International Compliance Association, United Kingdom and is conferred the designation of “IBF Advanced” certification with The Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore. On a part-time basis, ChyeKit is also engaged by International Compliance Training Academy as a tutor in their various offerings of Diploma and Advanced Certifications in GRC and AML/CFT programs.

26 October

Claude Haberer

CEO
Pictet Wealth Management Asia
Claude Haberer is CEO Pictet Wealth Management Asia. Prior to joining Pictet Group, Claude held a number of senior management positions within the BNP Paribas Group including CEO, BNP Paribas Private Bank North Asia. Claude Haberer holds a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Civilisation from the Institut des Langues et Civilisations Orientales of the Université de Paris, and Masters of Business Administration from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes
Commerciales (HEC). A French national, he speaks French, English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, German and Spanish. Claude is also the Chairman of Paris-based Ricci Association for the Grand Dictionary of the Chinese Language.

24 October

David Day

MD & Head of APAC
IPREO

David J. Day has been Head of APAC and Managing Director at Ipreo Holdings LLC since March 2016. David has over 18 years of financial services experience encompassing investment banking, business development and financial technology across Asia and the United States. He served as the Head of Marketing at Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Limited. Previously, David served as a Director of the Strategy & Business Development Group at Merrill Lynch based in Hong Kong. He served as a Vice President in the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman Sachs based in New York. David earned an MBA from the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program and holds a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

24 October

David Knight Legg

Executive General Manager
Commonwealth Bank

24 October

David Yu

Co-founder and Chairman
Yunfeng Capital

24 October

Douglas Feagin

President, International Business
Ant Financial
Mr. Feagin joined Ant Financial in June 2016 to spearhead Ant Financial’s globalization strategy, as well as Alipay’s international business development, operations and marketing activities. Prior to joining Ant Financial, Douglas was senior partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co., with a broad set of client relationships in the US, Latin American and Asia across sectors including banking, tech and insurance. Douglas graduated from the University of Virginia in 1988, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994.

26 October

26 October

Eberhard Schoeneburg

CEO & Founder
Artificial Life

26 October

Ella Qiang

Director of Partnerships
Stellar Development Foundation
Ella Qiang is director of partnerships at Stellar Development Foundation. She leads strategic partnerships in East Asia, facilitating collaboration with institutions and businesses utilizing Stellar’s open-source distributed ledger.
Prior to Stellar, Ella worked in renewable energy and banking. At China Development Bank, she managed a project finance portfolio of Chinese and international infrastructure assets. Ella holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson, and Bachelor’s in Finance from Indiana University.

24 October

Ericson Chan

Head of Ping An Technology
Ping An Group
Ericson Chan is the CEO of Ping An Technology (PAT), which is an 8000 strong company focused on FinTech, HealthTech and hi tech R&D. PAT is the technology driven business incubator for Ping An Group and the tech service provider to many Financial Institutions. Before joining Ping An, he was the Global Head of Consumer Banking Technology and North Asia CIO for Standard Chartered Bank. Ericson is an advocate for FinTech ecosystem development and passionate about environmental protection.

26 October

27 October

Etai Ravid

CEO
BondIT Ltd

24 October

Eva Kwok

Partner - Risk Advisory
Deloitte China
Eva Kwok is a Partner of Risk Advisory at Deloitte China. She has over 16 years of experience in the information system industry.Eva is a Cyber Risk Leader who focuses on Cyber security and privacy assessment, consulting and solution implementation services for major enterprises across different industries including financial services, hospitality ang gaming, etc.Eva has in-depth expertise on technology, cyber and privacy risk management, governance and regulatory requirements. She also has strong capabiltity to lead technical security assessment and implmentation projects including security analytics and monitoring platform, information protection solution, identity & access management solution, vulnerability assessment, and penetration testing. Eva has given presentations and panel sharing at conferences and training events.

23 October

Fabrice Fischer

CEO & Founder
Blu Ltd

26 October

George Tee

Chief Technology Officer
HKSTP

23 October

Gianluca Pizzituti

CEO and Co-founder
Velotrade

23 October

Gordon Watson

Former Regional Chief Executive
AIA
Mr. Gordon Timmins Watson has a distinguished career as a pioneering leader in the global insurance business. The former Regional Chief Executive of AIA Group was responsible for the Group’s businesses operating in Hong Kong, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam, New Zealand and Macau as well as the Group Corporate Solutions business, Group Health Care business, Group Partnership Distribution and the AIA Vitality. He is a director of various companies within the Group, including AIA Co. and AIA International, and serves as the Chairman of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance (PHILAM LIFE) Company. In over the 30 years he has been in AIG, he has assumed the roles of Global Vice Chairman of ALICO and Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of ALICO Asia and has served as Global Chief Operating Officer and as Chairman of ALICO Japan.

24 October

HS

Hailong Shang

Managing Director
SenseTime Hong Kong
Mr Shang Hailong is the Managing Director of SenseTime Hong Kong. He holds a B.Eng. and MBA, and has more than 10 years of extensive experience in the telecommunications field. Before joining SenseTime, Mr Shang worked at China Unicom Global, where he was the Senior Vice-President in charge of managing China Unicom’s Global B2B businesses. He was also previously the Director of China Mobile International’s Government and Enterprise Relations Department, and has led his teams in achieving breakthrough business development results in the ICT industry. His efforts have allowed firms such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft to enter the APAC market, and intensify their cloud solutions. In addition, he has assisted Chinese conglomerates such as Alibaba, Tencent, BOC, CCB, Huawei in their global expansion efforts. Mr Shang’s in-depth experience in managing global-wide projects and overseas business development, alongside his excellent relationships with institutional parties have allowed his teams to achieve and maintain sharp sales growth. He has been awarded numerous accolades such as “Most Outstanding Teacher”, China Mobile’s and China Unicom’s “Outstanding Business Development Team”. Since joining SenseTime, Mr Shang has significant strategic business success in projects involving both government institutions and overseas development.

27 October

Helene Li

Managing Director, Head of Strategic Planning , Brand and Communications
BNP Paribas
Ms. Helene Li is Head of Strategic Planning, Brand & Communications, Asia Pacific for BNP Paribas’ wealth management division, a role she has held since 2013. A seasoned management consultant and finance industry professional, Helene has held various senior management positions in business strategy, marketing and branding throughout her career which includes tenure at global consulting giant Boston Consulting Group and Towers Watson.
Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Helene held similar roles for J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Swiss wealth management firm Lombard Odier. In these capacities, she was instrumental in forging a set of value propositions that resonate with the legacy sustaining and wealth preservation needs of Asian family offices. To further advocate these topics, she partnered with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in organizing the “Creative Capitalism” Forum in 2010, which formed a cross-sector platform to debate and deepen the call for action in driving sustainable family legacy and socially meaningful engagements for the ultra-high-net-worth families. A sought-after speaker and moderator at Family Office and Venture Philanthropy forums, Helene graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a First Class Honors degree in English and Economics.

24 October

Helmut Mach

CEO
Arpa FX
Helmut A. Mach is the CTO of arpaFX GmbH and has developed the world's first Artificial General Intelligence fully autonomous prediction and trading system. Helmut has been focusing his work on the development of autonomous multi-agent based Artificial General Intelligence systems based on cognitive architecture for system identification and prediction for more than 20 years with projects in Europe, USA, Middle and the Far East. As a student at the age of 16 at the Vienna Technology Institute in Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering he designed, developed and built a linear accelerator for protons using high frequency techniques, and subsequently received a distinguished achievement award from the “Kardinal Innitzer Stiftung” to honour contributions to the advancement of science. Helmut is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and holds two patents on digital signal processing algorithms.

24 October

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & RegTech Lead
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for China and Hong Kong. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches graduate courses on Entrepreneurship in Finance as well as the first FinTech university course in Asia.

Henry Ma

Chief Information Officer
WeBank

23 October

Hilton Chan

CEO
Eniac FinTech Limited

24 October

Howard Lee

Senior Executive Director
HKMA

Hugh Madden

Co-founder and CTO at ANX
CTO at EquiChain

23 October

Isabella Carvalho Silva

M&A consultant, start-up mentor / investor and Fintech contributor
Isabella is a M&A consultant, start-up mentor / investor and Fintech contributor at 3 news outlets. She is also part of YET – a UN-supported initiative to foster young entrepreneurship. She worked at Lazada (acquired by Alibaba), and was previously a strategy consultant in LATAM and Europe. She is an Engineer with a Masters in Business (HEC Paris) and speaks Portuguese, French, English and Spanish.

24 October

Jaclyn Jhin

Managing Director and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
CITIC CLSA
Jaclyn joined CLSA in June 2014 as Managing Director, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. She currently oversees both Legal and Compliance globally, and is a member of CLSA’s Executive Committee, reporting directly to the CEO and Chairman of CLSA. She has over 18 years experience working in Asia (primarily in M&A, debt and equity capital markets). Prior to joining CLSA, Jaclyn worked at Morgan Stanley Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong covering the entire Asia-Pacific region. Jaclyn joined Morgan Stanley in 2004 as in-house lawyer in the Legal & Compliance Department in Hong Kong covering GCM/IBD Legal. When she was in LCD, she was awarded Asia Legal Business (ALB) Hong Kong’s in-house Lawyer of the Year in 2009. From 2009 until she left, she was promoted to Managing Director, COO and Chief Risk Officer of Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) based in Hong Kong.
As CRO, she was primarily responsible for assessing franchise and non-market risk issues, participating as a member of Morgan Stanley’s Asia commitment committees and formulating Morgan Stanley’s internal policies
As COO, she was responsible for assisting the two Co-Heads of GCM Asia Pacific in managing the offices in Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, India and Korea)
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Jaclyn was an international corporate lawyer at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy focusing on private M&A and capital markets in Asia Pacific. Jaclyn currently serves as director or advisor in several Nonprofit Organizations, including: YMCA Hong Kong, Light of Hope Asia Foundation in China, SOW Asia, International Care Ministries in the Philippines and Servant Leadership Training. She is also a member of AngelInvest Group, which invests in start ups in Asia.

24 October

Jame DiBiasio

Editor & Co-Founder
Digital Finance Media
Jame serves as editor of DigFin. He has been a financial journalist, writer and editor since 1995. He got his start in New York as a cub reporter at Institutional Investor News. After moving to Hong Kong in 1997, he co-founded AsianInvestor, the leading asset-management publication in Asia. He also served as editorial director at Haymarket Financial Media, setting strategy for AsianInvestor, FinanceAsia and The Corporate Treasurer. He is the first person in Asia Pacific to be recognized for his ‘outstanding contribution to institutional journalism’, the top prize in State Street’s institutional press awards (2012).

27 October

James Lloyd

Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader
EY
Bridging the divide between financial services incumbents and emerging ‘fintech’ providers. Experience:
  • Venture-backed early-stage alternative finance platform
  • Bootstrapped growth-stage online payments provider
  • Strategy & Operations management consulting
An active participant in the wider fintech ecosystem: as start-up mentor, seed investor, and community builder. Holder of an MScEcon and an MA (both first class honours)

26 October

Jane Lippencott

Co-Founder
Zen (zensystem.io)

24 October

Janos Barberis

Founder
SuperCharger & FinTech HK
Janos Barberis is the founder of SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Asia's leading FinTech Accelerator, and the co-founder and co-editor of The FINTECH and RegTech Book, a world’s first globally crowd-sourced book which sold in 106 countries. He is a PhD candidate at HKU Law School and produced most downloaded papers on the topic of FinTech Regulation.

Jennifer Zhu Scott

Principal
Radian Partners

25 October

Jeremy Ng

CEO
Leonteq Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd

24 October

Joanna Wong

Consulting Partner
Deloitte China
Joanna Wong is a Partner at Deloitte Consulting based in Hong Kong specializing in Insurance Strategy & Operations. She has over 15 years of management consulting and insurance industry experience in Asia Pacific and North America with a focus on strategic business transformations. Over the years, she has advised numerous leading organizations in the region on their digital transformational initiatives. In addition, Joanna also leads the Firm's Insurtech efforts in China. Joanna is also Deloitte Consulting's Women Leadership Initiative Leader in China which promotes the empowerment of female professionals in the workplace within and beyond Deloitte. In recent years, Deloitte has successfully integrated like-minded organizations across different industry sectors in China through various programs and initiatives to raise the awareness for the importance of gender diversity in our society as a whole. Joanna joined Deloitte in 2013 and has previously worked for other leading consultancies and insurers. She has a Master's of Science degree in Global Finance from the New York University's Stern School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. In her spare time, Joanna is fully engaged in various outdoor activities and has a deep passion for travelling and cooking.

24 October

Joe Cunningham

Chief Risk Officer
Visa
Joe Cunningham is the Chief Regional Risk Officer for Visa in Asia Pacific, with responsibility for championing security in the industry and maintaining the integrity of the payments ecosystem. This complex and fast evolving ecosystem includes issuing and acquiring clients, merchants, cardholders, and service providers such as processors, device manufacturers, and payment gateways. Reporting to Visa’s Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, the RRO is also responsible for strategic risk management for the business, credit settlement risk, brand protection, fraud management and data security across Asia Pacific. Joe joined Visa in 2008 with responsibility for all future-focused aspects of Visa’s technology agenda. His accountabilities included defining Visa’s
His accountabilities included defining Visa’s long term technology strategy, chip & mobile payment standards, and Visa’s long-term technology innovation agenda. From 2009 to 2015 Joe represented Visa on the Executive Committee of EMVCo, the global payments industry organization responsible for ensuring interoperability and security of chip-based products;including contact, contactless and mobile-NFC payments. Joe holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and is an honors graduate in Applied Mathematics and Computing.

23 October

Jouko Ahvenainen

Executive Chairman & Co-Founder
GrowVC
Jouko Ahvenainen is a serial-entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Grow VC Group, a holding entity including over 10 companies globally, a pioneer in digital finance, fintech and data analytics solutions. Jouko started his work with digital finance and fintech models in 2008 and listed world-class influencer. He participated in changing US finance regulation, getting the Senate and President to allow JOBS Act and has worked with EU and Asian finance regulation. Earlier he co-founded data analytics and AI businesses.

27 October