"FinTech: Something New under the Sun?”
Mr. Nelson Chow
Chief Fintech Officer, Fintech Facilitation Office
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Nelson Chow has been appointed to the present position from 1 September 2016 with responsibilities for facilitating the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promoting Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. He joined the HKMA in 2004 and was responsible for the supervision of banks’ technology risk management and business continuity planning as well as the formulation of related policies and guidelines. He was the Deputy Chief Representative of the New York Office in 2010. After returning to Hong Kong in 2013, he took up responsibilities to supervise banks’ operational risk management and perform macro-prudential data analysis. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Chow was a Vice President of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. responsible for information risk management of the Asia Pacific region. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Auckland and a Master of Science degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Dialog Systems: Advances in Research and Application
Dr. Qun LIU
Chief Scientist of Speech and Language Computing
Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab
Dr. Qun Liu is the Chief Scientist of Speech and Language Computing in Huawei Noah's Ark Lab. He was a Full Professor in Dublin City University and the Theme Leader of the ADAPT Centre, Ireland during July 2012 and June 2018. Before that, he was as a Professor in the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences for 20 years, where he founded and led the ICT NLP Research Group. He obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer science in the University of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Peking University respectively. His research interests lie in the area of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed research publications, which have been cited more than 7000 times. He has supervised more than 40 students to the completion of their M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees.
Speech and Natural Language Processing Technologies for Chinese Dialects
Dr. Albert LAM
Chief Scientist and Acting Chief Technology Officer
Albert Lam received the BEng degree (First Class Honors) in Information Engineering from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, in 2005 and obtained the PhD degree at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of HKU in 2010. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of University of California, Berkeley. He was a research assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012–15 and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of HKU in 2015–17. He is now the Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer at Fano Labs. He also serves at adjunct assistant professor at HKU-EEE. He is a Croucher research fellow. He is the founding Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and has also chaired some other committees in CIS, including Young Professionals Subcommittee, Webinars Subcommittee, etc. His research interests include optimization theory and algorithms, evolutionary computation, smart grids, and smart cities.
An Overview of AI Applications on Financial Data
Mr. Jason TU
Co-Founder and CEO
Jianyu (Jason) Tu, Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Co-Founder and CEO of MioTech. Jason’s career spans across banking and tech startups around the globe. He kicked off his career at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, and has since then worked at a number of startups such as WeLab and Robinhood in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and the U.S. Jason holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business, master’s degree from Toulouse School of Economics in France, and bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.
Innovations in Data & Analytics for Financial Risk Management in Fintech
Mr. Jacob WAI
Chief Risk Officer and Chief Data Officer
Jacob has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Finance industry, specialising in Data analytics for companies across different industries from FSI to FMCG Retail with core focus in the Asian regions, with locations such as Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Singapore, but also experienced in global settings such as UK, US, Swiss and France.
Mr. Wai is currently Chief Data Officer and Chief Risk Officer in a leading Fintech company and Virtual Bank applicant in Hong Kong. Formerly heading Data Governance for China CITIC Bank International, implementing the governance initiative for the BCBS239 framework, and prior to that, is an Associate Director for Regional Trading Risk Analytics and Reporting IT for UBS AG and past roles includes global development lead for the VaR & PnL simulation aggregation and analytics system at HSBC, and heading the HK analytics consulting arm of Getronics HK, with expert knowledge of market risk analysis and reporting and limits monitoring, specifically in addressing BCBS239.
He is also a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Institute for Entrepreneur, CityU SCOPE and Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, delivering seminars and lectures on subjects such as Fintech, Financial Risk, Data Analytics, Privacy and Governance for organisations such as Bank of China International, China Life (Overseas), Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, Hui Shang Bank (China), etc...
Jacob received a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) from University of Technology, Sydney, MBA from University of Wales, and a Master of Laws from University of Greenwich, and is a Doctorate Candidate in Business Administration.
In addition, he is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP), Certified Management Accountant (Aus) and regularly addresses at events as keynote or panellist in various forums and is a columnist in various publications.
Alpha Strategies on WebSim
Ms. Kelly ZOU
Territory Manager of China VRC
Kelly is the territory manager of WorldQuant China VRC team. Previously, she worked as a manager of market and liquidity risk management in Credit Suisse since 2012. She mainly focus on EQ Derivatives and Fixed income for almost 6 years, expertise includes model validation, VaR model development, hands-on experience in designing risk methodologies, building and implementing risk models and reporting tools, price testing and valuation control. She gave multi trainings to global supporting teams across Singapore, India, London, etc. She joined WordQuant as the team leader of Greater China VRC in 2018.
Kelly earned a Master in Financial Mathematics and Control Science from Fudan University in 2012.