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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
Highlights & Summaries 


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


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Adrian Gostick

Managing Director
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

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

Adrian Seto

FinTech Innovation Lab

27 October

Ajmal Samuel

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.

Akihiko Katayama

Director, Emerging Technology Group

24 October

Alan Cheung

R&D Director
Mr. Alan Cheung is a Director of the Advanced Digital Systems Group in ASTRI. He received his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, New York and his M.S. Degree of Electrical Engineering in Stanford University, California. He has served in Sun Microsystems (Oracle) and ATI Technologies (AMD) before coming back to Hong Kong.

After joining ASTRI, he has been actively contributing in hardware development of various domains including multimedia, communications and secured storage processor. He led the team in finishing multiple ASIC projects with leading companies such as HiSilicon (Huawei).

He also actively works on financial technology (Fintech) development. He currently focuses on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain related research and applications. Commissioned by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in 2016, he led the ASTRI team to publish the first whitepaper on Distributed Ledger Technology in Hong Kong. He currently collaborates with banks and other financial institutions in developing blockchain applications such as Digital Identity Management, E-KYC and Insurance claims. He also explores blockchain implementations in logistics and supply chain management with other companies.

25 October

Alexander Kokhanovskyy

Founder & CEO

23 October

23 October

Alexandre Gaillard

Founder & CEO
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

Alex Kong

TNG Wallet
Alex Kong is the Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group, an industry pioneer providing the next generation financial services to the 1.2 billion unbanked population in Asia. The group offers efficient financial services to customers across 13 Asian economies through its various e-wallet platforms under the “Global E-Wallet Alliance”, including TNG Wallet, PhiliPurse, INDompet, XIN Wallet and others.

As Hong Kong’s leading e-wallet, TNG Wallet has recorded rapid development in both user base and transaction volumes, with transactions exceeding USD1 billion in the first two years of launch. Its growing suite of services includes electronic payments, P2P money transfer, global remittance, global cash withdrawal and more.

24 October

25 October

Alex Leverington

Blockchain Pioneer
Alex has been involved with Ethereum from a very early stage. He worked at ETHDEV, where he architected and coded devp2p, Ethereum's underlying P2P protocol layer. Alex also made key contributions in Ethereum encryption and security and remains active in the protocol steering group. Alex advises decentralized applications and is developing a decentralized, secure, and authenticated P2P messaging application.

23 October

Alokik Advani

Head of Principal Strategic Investments, APAC
Goldman Sachs

27 October

27 October

Alvin Kwock

Founder & General Manager
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.

24 October

Andrew Brandt

Head of Product of Partner Integation

23 October

Andrew Economos

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.

24 October

Andrew Eldon

Head of Digital (HK RBWM)
Andrew Eldon
Head of Digital (RBWM), HSBC Hong Kong
Andrew joined HSBC in January 2016 and is responsible for the bank’s retail banking and wealth management digital strategy in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining HSBC, Andrew was the COO of, one of the world’s largest online beauty retailers, He also founded his own digital consultancy, worked in Beijing for OgilvyOne, the direct marketing consultants and ran the global digital and CRM strategy for a water and snow-sports branded goods manufacturer.

Andrew has lived in Hong Kong for 30 years and is also the Non-Executive Director of an international fashion and jewellery brand.

25 October

Andrew Lee

CEO and Co-founder

24 October

Andrew Wat

Director in Security and Data Sciences

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

Andrew Work

Head Content Strategist, Asia Pacific

25 October

Andy Chan


24 October

Andy Hsu

Client Solutions Lead, Finance & Tavel Greater China

24 October

Angel Ng

Country Business Manager
Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited
Angel Ng is Country Business Manager for Citibank Global Consumer Banking, responsible for the growth and development of Citi’s consumer banking operations in Hong Kong, covering retail banking, wealth management, insurance, credit cards, mortgages and consumer lending.

She has previously held various senior positions in Citibank including Head of Retail Banking, Head of Credit Cards, and earlier on Marketing Head and Customer Franchise Head.

Prior to Citibank, Angel held a number of senior roles in Procter & Gamble and China Light and Power HK Ltd. She began her career with HSBC.

She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Angel is a General Committee Member of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries appointed by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

24 October

Anna Gamvros

Norton Rose Fulbright

23 October

Anna Wallace

Anna Wallace is the Head of Innovate at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). She was appointed in July 2017 and had previously been the Senior Manager of the FCA's Innovation Hub. Anna has worked at the FCA and its predecessor, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) since 2012. Prior to leading the FCA's approach to innovation, Anna worked in Policy where, amongst other things, she led the FCA's approach to pay day lending and smarter communications. Anna’s previous roles at the FSA include Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Director of Authorisations. Before joining the FSA, Anna worked at the Scottish Government for seven years. In that time, she held various roles in public policy spanning public health, elections and transport. Anna has also held roles as Private Secretary to the First Minister of Scotland, Press Officer at the European Commission and Chamber Clerk at the Scottish Parliament.

24 October

Annette King

Galileo Platforms

24 October

27 October

Anson Suen

Co-founder & CEO

24 October


Anthony Morris

Managing Director
Industrie & Co

23 October

Anthony Sar

Founder & CEO

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, 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