IFTA Awards 2023 Awardee HKBU Campus Sharing

Yesterday, our programme, in collaboration with the Institute of Financial Technologists of ASIA (IFTA), organized “IFTA Awards 2023 Awardee HKBU Campus Sharing”. Under the theme "Fintech 2.0: The next generation of digital innovation/AI arrives", we were privileged to have Dr. Vincent Ballack, Founder and CEO of MOVA, Dr. Arvin Tong, Director of ASTRI, and Mr. Philip Pun, Principal Product Evangelist of Openhive as guest speakers, sharing their invaluable insights with our students.

The event provided a platform for knowledge exchange and exploration, with Prof. Aris Stouraitis, our Programme Director, conducting an engaging Q&A session with the guests and students. The enthusiasm and active participation demonstrated by everyone involved truly made the event a resounding success. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to IFTA for co-organizing this remarkable event.

We would also like to express our deepest appreciation to all attendees for their valuable contributions. Together, we are shaping the future of fintech and empowering the next generation of fintech leaders.

Prof. Christos Cabolis’ Valuable Insights to MScFin (FTFA) Students

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Prof. Christos Cabolis, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Competitiveness and Chief Economist and Head of Operations at IMD World Competitiveness Center, for conducting a seminar for our master's class on 19 May 2023. Prof. Cabolis shared his vast knowledge and experience in Hong Kong and China in the IMD World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, which was highly insightful and informative.

The seminar was an excellent opportunity for our students to learn from a seasoned professional in the world competitiveness ranking. Prof. Cabolis provided real-world examples and practical advice, which stimulated critical thinking and intellectual curiosity among our students.

The seminar was a resounding success, thanks to Prof. Cabolis 's invaluable insights and expertise. It was an inspiring and informative experience for our students, and we are immensely grateful for Prof. Cabolis 's contribution to our programme.

Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Prof. Cabolis for taking the time to conduct the seminar and share his insights with our master's class. We hope to welcome him back to our programme in the future.

In search of security in the Financial Industry

Thanks to Prof. Andreas Neuber, Former Chief Operating Officer Asia-Pacific, UBS, Ms Brit Blakeney, Executive Director, Innovation & Ecosystems, Consumer Banking Group, DBS Bank (HK) Ltd, Prof Jason Lau, Chief Information Security Officer,, Mr. Kevin Lee, Barrister, Prince's Chambers, and Prof. Samson Tai, Former Chief Engineer, IBM, for a great discussion on the major risks banks are facing from digitalization as well the emerging risk and compliance issues in the Fintech industry. The issue on Regtech was brought up and please stay tuned for a webinar on this topic.

China’s Fintech Prospects by Bloomberg Intelligence

Thanks to the senior analyst from Bloomberg Intelligence to share with our students the latest Bloomberg Fintech research. He shared with our students the latest outlook of Ant Group under regulatory squeeze. In particular, the impact on Ant group in the Alibaba-Tencent Tie up. The China Online Insurance prospect was also discussed.

IFTA Fintech Achievement Awardees Campus Sharing

Many thanks to IFTA for putting together the sharing session for our students. Special thanks to the speakers Mr Stephen Fung (Chief Innovation Evangelist, NFC Touch Limited), Mr. Calvin Cheng (Founder & CEO, Wizpresso), Mr. Howard Wong (Head of RegTech Advisory & Chief FinTech Evangelist, FORMS Syntron Information (HK) Limited, Mr Tony Lam and Rex Tsang
(Founders, Algogene Financial Technology Company Limited) for their sharings on Digital Transformation with NFC Technology, LegalTech application - IPO verification, Central Bank Digital Currency & Tokenized Economy and Algorithmic Trading. Our students got a lot of insights from their experiences.

IFTA Asian Fintech Business Plan Competition Award Presentation

Congratulations to students from the Fintech class (offered by the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences to MSc in Corporate Governance and Compliance Program, with our Associate Director, Ms Queenie Lee, being the lecturer/mentor) for being the champion of the competition. Team Chain Green composed of Ai Xu, Kar Yan Yeung, Tsz Yan Ng and Chan Zheng put together a proposal with ESG focus, which is currently under consideration by IFTA to put in some funding. Please find enclosed video clip with an overview of the winning project from the team, comments on the role of universities in Fintech development in Hong Kong by Mr Darron Sun, Vice Chairman of IFTA and sharing from Mr Benjamin Wong, Founder of Transwap & one of the jurors on his view of the secret to success.

MSc in Finance (Fintech and Financial Analytics) Program Orientation and Industry Sharing

Many thanks to Dr Dorothy Chau (Director of Tencent), Mr Darron Sun (Vice Chairman of IFTA), Mr Rico Tang (Senior Manager of Cyberport), Mr Benjamin Wong (Founder of Transwap) and Dr Samson Tai (our Professor of Practice) for joining the MSc in Finance (Fintech and Financial Analytics) program's orientation and sharing their experiences with our students on 3 September. More than 40 students joined us on campus with 20+ online.

Visit to the Cyberport, the Digital Tech Hub of Hong Kong

Thanks to Mr Antony Chan of Cyberport for arranging the visit to our students, Mr Edward Chan, Head of Partnerships, ZA Bank, and Mr William Yeung, CEO of MediConCen for their wonderful sharing on virtual banks and Insurtech. Students were inspired and they also very much enjoyed the tour of Smart-Space Fintech and CyberLab afterwards.