RMBI HKUST
Speakers
Expanding current BI use in Market Risk to incorporate Big Data
Mr. Jacob WAI
Former Associate Director, Group Technology, UBS


Jacob Wai, LL.M (candidate), MBA, B.E. (Com. Sys), FRM, CMA(Aust), MHKCS. Mr. Wai is Associate Director in a G-SIB, leading the APAC Market Risk Analytics Technology area, and was formerly the Development Manager at HSBC for the Global Market Risk VaR Aggregation and Analysis platform.

He also had extensive technology consulting experience in his prior roles as Practice Manager for DW/BI practice at Getronics (HK). Jacob is a Committee Member in HKCS Fintech SIG and Business Intelligence SIG, and Research Director in Asia Financial Risk Think Tank, who regularly contributes to the IT and Finance industry through keynotes such as: 2015 HK Big Data Symposium, 2012,2014 HK Big Data and Business Analytics Forum; 2014 Hedge Funds World Asia; 2013 Innovation Enterprise, Big Data Innovation Summit; 2011 Computerworld C-suite networking series, and contribution in publications such as PC Market; Unwire.HK; ComputerWorld and Money China. He is also an Industry Supervisor for Undergraduate Capstone Project at Polytechnic University School of Accounting and Finance.

Building Data Science Tools and Platforms for Business Applications
Prof. Jian PEI
Canada Research Chair in Big Data Science, Professor, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

Jian Pei is currently a Canada Research Chair in Big Data Science, a professor in the School of Computing Science and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His expertise is in developing business driven, technology enabled data analytics for critical applications. His publications have been cited by more than 56,000 in literature, and by more than 28,000 since 2011. He is the founding director of the Pacific Blue Cross Health Informatics Laboratory. His leadership in creating industry relationship was highlighted by national news media. He received a few prestigious awards, including the 2014 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award and the 2015 ACM SIGKDD Service Award. He is a fellow of both ACM and IEEE.

Applying Business Intelligence in Data Management Evolution
Mr. Tim LI
Team Leader, Equities Team, Global Data Department, Bloomberg LP

Tim Li has joined Bloomberg LP since 2008 and is currently the Team Leader of the Equities team in Global Data department. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Waterloo. Tim oversees workflow development planning and implementation for the department, with the goal to optimize efficiency and accuracy of data management processes through process engineering and workflow automation using various technical and statistical solutions.

Current Regulatory Trends and Focus in the Financial Industry
Mr. Benny TO
Head of Compliance, Wealth Management, International Bank Group

Benny To is the Compliance Head of the Wealth Management business of an international bank group. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, of which over 18 years as a compliance professional in the regulator, retail banks, corporate banks, private banks, brokerage firms, fund management company and trust company. He was also a foreign exchange and money market dealer in the treasury department of a reputable local bank. Benny graduated and obtained his BBA degree with majors in Accounting and Finance in the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the United States. He is a CFA charter holder, certified public accountant and he was also awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree and a Master of Science degree.

Enterprise Risk Management and ISO Quality Requirements
Dr. Danny HA
CEO, Chairman and Founder, Academy of Professional Certification

Danny established a Charitable NGO called Academy of Professional Certificate Ltd (APC) for promoting professional certifications and as a Accreditation body of ISO and international standards for the benefits of society.
Through APC and his work, he aims to help build up the best quality of people competencies (more than 5,000 students), competitive management practices in business communities (via public conferences and social networks), human relationships and community in Hong Kong.
He is also the
  • ISO Members of ISO 31000, ISO 29100 (27001), ISO 22300 authorised by ITB of HKSARG
  • Assessor/ Member of RPL Assessment Agency (OUHK) of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) of HKSARG
  • Chairman of a charitable NGO CB Academy of Professional Certification (APC)
  • External Advisor of HKBU, Finance and Decision Science Dept.
  • External Examiner of SPACE HKU since 2005
  • Mentor of RMBI HKUST, InfoSec Audit Degree MISS of HKBU since 2009
  • PRMIA Co-Regional Director of Hong Kong 2016 (To be confirmed)
  • Regional Director of Macau and Hong Kong, World Mediation Organization (WMO)
  • Chairman & Founder of the Best ERM Award, 2015, for Greater China and Asia
He is a Project Director, Consultant and Auditor of HKSAR government units, utilities, NGO, universities, institutions, banks, MNC, retail, servicing, logistics, manufacturing, garment, hospital, property agencies, data centers, casino, vendors, and a frequent speaker at various seminars and conferences, and has been interviewed by a number of newspapers about his professional knowledge, skills and experiences.

Current Market Trend: Risk On and Risk Off
Dr. Alex YANG
Executive Director, APAC G3 Rates Trading, Nomura Hong Kong

Alex is currently the exotic trader of an international bank. He has over 10 years of experience in fixed income structured trading of Forex, Rates, Commodities and Algorithm index. He has closed a few number of milestone structured deals in the region. He also gives lectures in Guanghua PKU and PBCSF Tsinghua on various topics. Alex holds a B.A. from Peking and Ph.D. from Northwestern, both in mathematics.





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Speakers
Expanding current BI use in Market Risk to incorporate Big Data
Mr. Jacob WAI
Former Associate Director, Group Technology, UBS

Jacob Wai, LL.M (candidate), MBA, B.E. (Com. Sys), FRM, CMA(Aust), MHKCS. Mr. Wai is Associate Director in a G-SIB, leading the APAC Market Risk Analytics Technology area, and was formerly the Development Manager at HSBC for the Global Market Risk VaR Aggregation and Analysis platform.

He also had extensive technology consulting experience in his prior roles as Practice Manager for DW/BI practice at Getronics (HK). Jacob is a Committee Member in HKCS Fintech SIG and Business Intelligence SIG, and Research Director in Asia Financial Risk Think Tank, who regularly contributes to the IT and Finance industry through keynotes such as: 2015 HK Big Data Symposium, 2012,2014 HK Big Data and Business Analytics Forum; 2014 Hedge Funds World Asia; 2013 Innovation Enterprise, Big Data Innovation Summit; 2011 Computerworld C-suite networking series, and contribution in publications such as PC Market; Unwire.HK; ComputerWorld and Money China. He is also an Industry Supervisor for Undergraduate Capstone Project at Polytechnic University School of Accounting and Finance.


 



Building Data Science Tools and Platforms for Business Applications
Prof. Jian PEI
Canada Research Chair in Big Data Science, Professor, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

Jian Pei is currently a Canada Research Chair in Big Data Science, a professor in the School of Computing Science and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His expertise is in developing business driven, technology enabled data analytics for critical applications. His publications have been cited by more than 56,000 in literature, and by more than 28,000 since 2011. He is the founding director of the Pacific Blue Cross Health Informatics Laboratory. His leadership in creating industry relationship was highlighted by national news media. He received a few prestigious awards, including the 2014 IEEE ICDM Research Contributions Award and the 2015 ACM SIGKDD Service Award. He is a fellow of both ACM and IEEE.


 



Applying Business Intelligence in Data Management Evolution
Mr. Tim LI
Team Leader, Equities Team, Global Data Department, Bloomberg LP

Tim Li has joined Bloomberg LP since 2008 and is currently the Team Leader of the Equities team in Global Data department. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics from the University of Waterloo. Tim oversees workflow development planning and implementation for the department, with the goal to optimize efficiency and accuracy of data management processes through process engineering and workflow automation using various technical and statistical solutions.


 

Current Regulatory Trends and Focus in the Financial Industry
Mr. Benny TO
Head of Compliance, Wealth Management, International Bank Group

Benny To is the Compliance Head of the Wealth Management business of an international bank group. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, of which over 18 years as a compliance professional in the regulator, retail banks, corporate banks, private banks, brokerage firms, fund management company and trust company. He was also a foreign exchange and money market dealer in the treasury department of a reputable local bank. Benny graduated and obtained his BBA degree with majors in Accounting and Finance in the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the United States. He is a CFA charter holder, certified public accountant and he was also awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) degree and a Master of Science degree.


 



Enterprise Risk Management and ISO Quality Requirements
Dr. Danny HA
CEO, Chairman and Founder, Academy of Professional Certification

Danny established a Charitable NGO called Academy of Professional Certificate Ltd (APC) for promoting professional certifications and as a Accreditation body of ISO and international standards for the benefits of society.

Through APC and his work, he aims to help build up the best quality of people competencies (more than 5,000 students), competitive management practices in business communities (via public conferences and social networks), human relationships and community in Hong Kong.

He is also the
  • ISO Members of ISO 31000, ISO 29100 (27001), ISO 22300 authorised by ITB of HKSARG
  • Assessor/ Member of RPL Assessment Agency (OUHK) of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) of HKSARG
  • Chairman of a charitable NGO CB Academy of Professional Certification (APC)
  • External Advisor of HKBU, Finance and Decision Science Dept.
  • External Examiner of SPACE HKU since 2005
  • Mentor of RMBI HKUST, InfoSec Audit Degree MISS of HKBU since 2009
  • PRMIA Co-Regional Director of Hong Kong 2016 (To be confirmed)
  • Regional Director of Macau and Hong Kong, World Mediation Organization (WMO)
  • Chairman & Founder of the Best ERM Award, 2015, for Greater China and Asia
He is a Project Director, Consultant and Auditor of HKSAR government units, utilities, NGO, universities, institutions, banks, MNC, retail, servicing, logistics, manufacturing, garment, hospital, property agencies, data centers, casino, vendors, and a frequent speaker at various seminars and conferences, and has been interviewed by a number of newspapers about his professional knowledge, skills and experiences.


 



Current Market Trend: Risk On and Risk Off
Dr. Alex YANG
Executive Director, APAC G3 Rates Trading, Nomura Hong Kong

Alex is currently the exotic trader of an international bank. He has over 10 years of experience in fixed income structured trading of Forex, Rates, Commodities and Algorithm index. He has closed a few number of milestone structured deals in the region. He also gives lectures in Guanghua PKU and PBCSF Tsinghua on various topics. Alex holds a B.A. from Peking and Ph.D. from Northwestern, both in mathematics.









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