Topic: How FinTech Transforms Organizations – FinTecubator and the Innovation Journey
Mr. Nike KONG, Chief Information Officer, Hang Seng Bank Ltd.
Nike Kong, Chief Information Officer of Hang Seng Bank, is responsible for technology services within the bank and its subsidiaries including Hang Seng Indexes. Nike has over 30 years of technology management experience in the financial services industry, taking on various senior roles in the HSBC Group including the recent two years leading the IT function of Hang Seng Bank. Nike has extensive knowledge in enterprise system development and technology change management across different segments including retail, commercial and investment banking. Nike holds a Bachelor of Mathematics Degree from the University of Waterloo.
Topic: Anomaly Detection for E-Payment Activities via Scalable Graph Representation Learning
Prof. LAU Wing-Cheong, Associate Professor, Department of Information Engineering, CUHK Wing Cheong Lau is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering and the Director of the Mobile Technologies Centre (MobiTeC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Wing received the B.S.(Eng) degree from the University of Hong Kong and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Before returning to academia, Wing worked in the US industry for a decade: He was a Member of Technical Staff with the Performance Analysis Department, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, where he conducted research in high-speed network protocol design and performance analysis. Wing also had a stint with Qualcomm, San Diego, California where he designed the architecture and protocols for the Next Generation Wireless Packet Data Networks and actively contributed to the standardization of such protocols in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and 3GPPs. While on leave from Bell Labs, Wing taught at the University of Hong Kong and served as the Associate Director for the MSc Programme in E-Commerce and Internet Computing. Wing’s innovations have led to the granting of 19 U.S. patents. Related research findings have culminated in more than 120 publications in major international conferences and journals. His recent research interests include: Security and Privacy of Online Social Networks and Mobile Payment Systems, Graph Representation Learning and its applications, Resource allocation and Optimization for Big Data Processing/ Cloud Computing Systems, Authenticated 2D barcodes. Dr. Lau is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM and Tau Beta Pi. He has served as a TPC member for ACM MobiHoc, Sigmetrics, IEEE Infocom, SECON, WiOpt, ICC, Globecom, WCNC VTC and ITC. He was also a Guest Editor for the Special Issue on High-speed Network Security of IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). For their work on Single-Sign-On SDK security, Wing and his team received the 2018 Internet Defense Prize (2nd-runner up) from USENIX and Facebook.
Topic: Security Token Offering – New Way of Financing in the Digital Era
Prof. Seen-Meng CHEW, Assistant Dean for External Engagement, CUHK Business School Prof. Seen-Meng Chew is the Assistant Dean for External Engagement and an Associate Professor of Practice in Finance at CUHK Business School.
Before joining CUHK in 2018, Prof. Chew was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong, where he worked with the Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific to market China’s investment opportunities to senior international clients. Before Hong Kong, he worked as an economist at the Singapore offices of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Morgan Stanley, analysing the economic policy and outlook of South East Asian countries. And prior to returning to Asia, he was a consultant at a prominent consulting firm, NERA Economic Consulting, in Chicago, where he advised multinational corporations on their international pricing strategies.
Passionate about higher education, Prof. Chew strives to incorporate his industry knowledge and experience into the classroom at CUHK, where he teaches current fintech trends, mergers and acquisitions, and global macroeconomic strategy. To maintain industry ties, he currently serves as a non-executive Director at Actelligent Capital, an asset management firm; and an Honorary Research Advisor at FinFabrik, a fintech company.
His written work has been published in well-known business journals such as the Asia Asset Management Journal, Financial Times, and the International Tax Review. He also has substantial lecturing experience at universities in the US, Hong Kong and Singapore, in economics and finance courses.
Prof. Chew received a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 2007, where one of his thesis advisors was Prof. Gary Becker – the 1992 Nobel Laureate in economics. He also holds an MPhil in economics from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Florian M. SPIEGL, Co-Founder & COO, FinFabrik 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 also 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 and is a founding member and co-chair of the AI Committee of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong.
Topic: Big Data
Mr. Philip YU, Tableau
Topic: Alpha Go Everywhere: Machine Learning and International Stock Returns
Prof. Darwin CHOI, Associate Professor, Department of Finance, CUHK Business School Prof. Darwin Choi is Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School. Before joining CUHK, he was Assistant Professor of Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) from 2009 to 2016. He received his PhD degree in Finance from Yale University in 2009 and BS in Economics and BS in Engineering degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Prof. Choi’s research interests include behavioural finance, mutual funds and hedge funds, climate finance, and labour, focusing on how market conditions and investor psychology influence capital allocations. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Markets, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
Prof. Griffin Wenxi JIANG, Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, CUHK Business School Prof. Wenxi (Griffin) Jiang joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Finance. He obtained a PhD in Financial Economics from Yale University in 2015 and a bachelor’s degree from Renmin University of China in 2007. His research interests include asset pricing, institutional investor, and behavioural finance. His research papers appear at the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Finance, and Review of Financial Studies. He teaches undergraduate course FINA 3010 Financial Markets at CUHK and is the recipient of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (2017-18).
Topic: Cryptocurrency OR Smart Contract OR Machine Learning
Prof. CHOW Sze-Ming, Sherman, Associate Professor, Department of Information Engineering, CUHK Prof. Sherman Chow joined the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in November 2012. He was a research fellow at Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo, a position he commenced after receiving his Ph.D. degree from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He interned at NTT Research and Development (Tokyo), Microsoft Research (Redmond) and Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Laboratory, and has made research visits to U. Maryland, U. Calgary, U. Texas, HKU, MIT, and Queensland University of Technology. These visits resulted in US patent applications and also in publications at major conferences such as CCS and EUROCRYPT. He serves on the program committees of 40+ international conferences/workshops on cryptography, security, privacy, network, cloud, and PKI including ASIACRYPT 2013 and 2012, ACNS 2013 and 2012, ESORICS 2013, IEEE-CNS 2013, Financial Crypt. 2013 and WPES 2012, etc.