After the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the launch of Open API on its official website in 2018...
Role of API and Data in FinTech Ecosystem
Mar 30, 2021 (Tuesday)
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
CUHK Business School Town Centre (Central) or
Live virtual class (Zoom)
After the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced the launch of Open API on its official website in 2018, data and information can be retrieved in a more convenient and efficient way for research purpose or for developing new applications. The Open API framework enables collaboration between banks and its service providers, and ultimately bring higher operation efficiency and better customer experience to banking, financial services, and Insurance (BFSI) Industries. In this seminar, Mr. Stephen Leung, Head of IT Wealth and Private Banking, Hang Seng Bank(HASE) and Mr. Michael Au, Assistant Director, Strategic Partnership, The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) will share with us their roles of API and data in FinTech Development and HASE’s data collaboration with HKSTP. The fireside chat will also include, how the industry leverage Open Innovation, how to prepare the mindset and skillset for open innovation and HASE as showcase of Open Innovation, and share its vision.
Mr. Stephen Leung,
Head of IT Wealth and Personal Banking, Hang Seng Bank
Stephen is the Wealth and Personal Banking Head of IT of Hang Seng Bank, one of the leading bank in Hong Kong. Stephen oversees the IT services under Wealth and Personal Banking business,
while spearheading the fintech innovation to improve the delivery and use of financial services,
also to cultivate the bank innovation culture.
Stephen’s path has taken him from a career as an application engineer to life as a IT head and an innovator. His previous works have brought him to gain experience from various organizations, ranging from local bank, Government, European bank, US bank and Chinese bank. Over his 20+ years’ experience in Banking sector since, Stephen has played different roles including Application delivery, IT service management, IT management and Innovation. He believes that entrepreneurial culture can transform big organization and drive business growth via continuous innovation.
Mr. Michael Au,
Assistant Director, Strategic Partnership, The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Michael is the Assistant Director of Corporate Engagement, Strategic Partnerships at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP). He oversees corporate partnership by leading Global Acceleration Academy (GAA).GAA provides the framework and resources to serve global leading
corporations on their innovation journey. GAA hosts both on-demand solution matching and joint accelerator initiatives around various industry verticals and technology to accomplish Corporate Innovation impact so to sharpen their competitive edges.
Michael is a full-stack startup practitioner with 10+ years hands-on experience, focusing on business development, product design and project management. He believes co-creation and commercialisation of technologies through an empowered global partnership network is the key to accelerate innovation.