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When Wall Street Met Main Street

When Wall Street Met Main Street

Date & Time
Date & Time

Fri, 8 Dec 2017
08:30 - 16:30


Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong

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About the event

2017 Conference on Financial Technology

Date: December 8, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 08:15-16:30
Venue: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel
Host: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-Sponsors: Centre for Financial Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
CUHKSZ-Stanford Center in Data Science and Decision Analytics


Conference Topic

When Wall Street Met Main Street – FinTech Development in the Asia-Pacific Markets

With the rapid technological innovations in the field of finance, what used to be the restricted playing field of major financial institutions have been opened up to smaller niche players.

As financial institutions, how do you position yourself in this challenging environment to continue to deliver your excellent service to your clients?
As retail investors, how do you make use of this environment to handle your financial decisions?
As regulators, how do you see your roles in this rapidly changing business situation to maintain the healthy and orderly fashion of the industry?
As universities, how do you equip your students to get them ready for the ever-changing industry environment?


Keynote Speakers

Topic: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Financial Technology
Dr. ZOU Hao, CEO & Founder, Abundy Inc. 

Topic: Quantitative Trading
Prof. Tze Leung LAI, Professor of Statistics, Stanford University 


Featured Speakers

Topic: Fintech - Something New Under the Sun?
Mr. Nelson CHOW, Chief Fintech Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Topic: Central Bank Digital Currency: Motivations and Implications
Dr. Ben FUNG, Research Adviser and Assistant Director, Bank of Canada

Topic: Smart Quantitative Investment and Hong Kong’s FinTech Effort in the Financial Industry
Dr. James LEI, Acting Director,  Intelligent Software and Systems, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute 

Topic: The Intersection of Securities Regulation and FinTech 
Ms. Bénédicte N. NOLENS, Senior Director, Head of Risk & Strategy, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commissions

Topic: Emerging Technology in Financial Institutions: Innovation & Strategic Concerns
Mr. Adam WIELOWIEYSKI, Senior Platform Strategist, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited


Panel Discussions

Topic 1: FinTech in the Greater China Region

Topic 2: From University to Industry



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