Fintech O2O Fintech Week: State of the Ecosystem – 10th November
No financial professional should miss this!
Disruption isn't as easy as it sounds. Now that "fintech" has been embraced by traditional finance and the startup world alike, the industry is beginning to give harder definitions to "fintech" and more closely examining the gaps that exist. Whether a fintech newbie or a seasoned professional, this event will trigger conversations important to understanding the state of fintech today.
During this event, we’ll examine what it means to be a fintech professional today. Whether you want to start your own company or reroute your career to fintech, this day will examine the pillars of fintech from funding to customer outreach.
8:30 - 9:00: Registration
9:00 – 9:30: Opening Remarks
Juwan Lee - CEO, NexChange
Toa Charm - Chief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport
9:30 – 9:45: Keynote Address
What can Hong Kong learn from China Fintech?
Edward Tse - Founder & CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company
9:45 - 10:30: How to attract talent
Fintech Industry is growing rapidly, but where will the talent come from and what can entrepreneurs and employees expect?
Karena Belin - Co-founder, W-Hub, Moderator
Angus Washington - Managing Partner, Wellesley Associates Limited
Polly Chan - Co-founder & Director, GTP Talent Search
Karl Franzmann - Talent Director, ex Michael Page, Renaissance Capital & Barclays
Jerrell Bravo - Senior Partner, RPO Global
10:30 – 11:15: What attracts VC?
Fintech in Asia is still in its early stage. What is the state of funding and how is that different compared to global trends? Who's doling out the money?
Nina Zhou - Managing Director, Creditease Wealth Management, Moderator
Jay Sala - Managing Director, Integrity Partners
James Savage - Chairman of the Venture Committee, HK Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Paul Scibetta - Former CEO, JP Morgan Private Bank Asia Pacific
Zig Wronsky - Investor, Hendale Capital Limited
11:15 – 11:45: Networking coffee break (at the Marketplace, PMQ)
11:45 – 12:30: Inside the brain of a fintech entrepreneur
Starting a fintech company requires guts, ambition and smarts. Talk to real practitioners as they go through their journey.
Henri Arslanian - Adjunct Associate Professor, Hong Kong University, Moderator
Alex Medana - CEO, FInFabrik
Aurelien Menant - Founder and CEO, Gatecoin
Edmund J. Lowell - Founder, KYC-Chain
Rajah Chaudhry - Founder and CEO, Paycelerate
Justin Ling - CEO, EquitySim
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch break - Discover nearby local restaurants
14:00 – 14:45: Education
Fintech journey starts early. How are the universities and educational platform aiding in the process?
Lapman Lee - Managing Director, Duff & Phelps and FSBC, European Chamber of Commerce, Moderator
Francis Lau - Associate Dean, HKU Computer Science
David Toh - Director and CTO, Ntuitive, subsidiary of Nanyang Technological University
Stephen Watt - Dean of Mathematics, University of Waterloo
Joanne Murphy - Managing Director, Asia Pacific, CAIA
14:45 – 15:30: Start up Infrastructure, Technology and Services
Examining the available resources, technologies and services to aid growth for Fintech companies.
Charles d'Haussy - Head of Fintech, InvestHK, Moderator
Andrew Young - Chief Commercial Officer, HK Science & Technology Parks Corporation
Stephane Dubois - CEO and Founder, Xignite
Toa Charm - Chief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport
Antonio Tinto - Principal Consultant, CAPCO
15:30 – 16:00: Networking coffee break (at the Marketplace, PMQ)
16:00 – 16:15: Speaking Slot
Diagnosing HK's Fintech Ecosystem
Paul Schulte - Founder and Editor, Schulte Research
16:15 – 17:00: Fintech for Asset Managers
No other industry is so impacted by the Fintech revolution, hear from the disruptors and the industry leaders.
Paul Schulte - Founder and Editor, Schulte Research, Moderator
Andrew Economos - Chief Strategy Officer, NexChange
Jean Paul Eulaers - Principal Consultant, eBroker Systems
Paul McCulloch - CEO, Helm Solutions, Inc.
Eric Ben-Artzi - Head of Risk Analytics, BondIT
17:00 – 17:15: Keynote Address
Universities as Drivers of Innovation Ecosystem Growth
Feridun Hamdullahpur - President and vice-chancellor, University of Waterloo
17:15- 18:00: Global Fintech Companies
Growth opportunities and changes from different global perspectives.
David Daoud - Principal Consultant - FinTech, Digital Transformation & Operational Excellence, Maltem Consulting Group, Founder & CEO Elearn2Grow, Moderator
William Probert - Senior Consultant, Sovereign Group
Florian Matthaeus Spiegl - Founding Partner & COO, FinFabrik
Ryan Liew - Director - Strategy and Business Development, Call Levels
Jo Hawley - Director, UK Trade and Investment Hong Kong
18:00- 18:45: Blockchain Focus: The State of the Chain
How large-scale enterprises are using Blockchain.
Jehan Chu - Partner, Jen Advisors, Moderator
James Slazas - CFO, ConsenSys
Bob Crozier - Associate Director, AIA Edge
18:45 - 19:00: Wrap up / Conference Conclusion
19:00 - 20:00: Cocktail Networking (at the Marketplace, PMQ)
Please note that the contact details of the attendees registering to the event, will be passed to InvestHK for follow up and that these will not be shared with any third party.