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Today was the graduation ceremony of the 3rd cohort of our #MiniMBA programme co-orgainized by #CUHK #BusinessSchool #APIB & #Convoy since April 2019. We’re so grateful to have trained over hundreds of high-calibre Convoy executives. https://lnkd.in/gmXVW_3

Every cohort had 9 modules taught by our faculties with deep real-world industry experience. #ActionLearning projects done by our students were full of #entrepreneurship passion. The best projects are further cultivated & funded to progress further. Industry seminars on #FinTech topics were held https://lnkd.in/gzQy_-8. The inspired Convoy team then initiated its own #Hackathon #Finspire with great success https://lnkd.in/gJQupVP. Convoy also supported #Cyberport #CUPP & joined #MIT #InnovationNode workshop.

The last 15 months was a fruitful training journey for all students from Convoy & CUHK faculties. That is an excellent example of how corporates & universities worked together to cultivate the next generation of leaders to seize unprecedented opportunities in digital economy & manage chaotic world.

Thanks to Convoy Wing-Fai Ng Almond Wong Shin Kin Hang Shirley Tsui Miu Ling & CUHK Waiman Cheung Wendy Lai Rebecca Wong. Appreciate great effort from our faculties & students and congrats to all accomplishments.

 

It has been a year since I taught my favorite subject for #CUHK #MBA – Applications of #AI & #MachineLearning in #FinancialServices. I remember how engaged my MBA students like Daniel Lee Carmen Pan Olivia Saha & others were to learn about the subject. They did a few group projects on #PingAn #WeBank #DBS #HKEx impressively. Appreciate all guest speakers Wing Cheung Tim Chan, MBA, FLMIBianca HoJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, CMA, MHKCS & Tim Leung to share their practical experience. My students loved this part very much.

A new cohort will start next week. Thanks for Grace Liang‘s & her team’s support to make it happened under the #Covid19. We received great interest & enrollment for this class. Will share the latest AI #innovations on #WealthTech #LendTech #BankTech #PayTech #InsurTech #RegTech & #MarketIntelligence. Again I have invited seasoned #FinTech, AI & #BigData #entrepreneurs & innovators from incumbents & #startups to share their experience. Thanks in advance for Vivek Mohindra 默威克 #KristalAIMedhy Souidi #DBS #TencentJacob Wai 韋達人, LLM, MBA, FRM, CMA, MHKCS #FitchGeorge Lee #Mastercard & Calvin Cheng, CFA #Wizpresso.

Look forward to another great learning journey with my #CUHKMBA students & guest speakers on AI in financial services.

We all had a fruitful day at MIT Innovation Node today in Hong Kong to be the jury panel of the IFTA FinTech Achievement Awards. Top financial services incumbents, startups, virtual banks, entrepreneurs and rising stars were all here. Indeed, great to see many familiar and new faces.

We were impressed by innovative business models, advanced technologies and most importantly the participants’ passion, and their economic and social contribution.

Thanks for the leadership from 龐寶林 IFTA and Charleston Sin MIT Innovation Node to make it happen to encourage and nurture FinTech innovation in Hong Kong.

Stay tuned to find out the stars of the stars in the FinTech world. The 2nd year IFTA Annual FinTech Award presentation ceremony will be on Aug 18, 2020. For more, please visit www.cftasia.org

Macao has been cultivating the Specialised Finance for the last few years. With the new government administration on board, a few exciting Financial Services initiatives are being explored and will soon be launched. AI is inevitably one of the key FinTech areas that Macao needs to support the Macao CE’s vision to transform Macao into a Digital Macao.

I am going to deliver a webinar on AI for Financial Services for the Faculty of Finance, the City University of Macau on May 14, 2020. Financial institutions and Financial Technologies (FinTech) startups are using AI and Machine Learning methods to assess credit quality, to price and market insurance contracts, and to automate client interaction. Some of these companies are optimising scarce capital with AI and machine learning techniques, as well as back-testing models and analysing the market impact of trading large positions. Financial services companies are using these technologies for regulatory compliance, surveillance, data quality assessment, and fraud detection. I will explore more on the webinar.

Here are more information for the webinar: https://lnkd.in/g6YArVm

Contact me if you would like to know more about Macao and explore more opportunities in Macao.

Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices
Training Program 
for Macau

「全球金融科技創新與行業最佳實踐」
培訓課程
(澳門班)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

This “Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices Program for Macau” aims to explore the following 4 key questions with the participants, prepare and empower participants to take on the FinTech wave and seize the opportunities in the Greater Bay, South East Asia and key markets globally.

  1. What does the latest development of FinTech worldwide mean to financial services incumbents, start-ups, investors, regulators, governments, universities and students in the Greater Bay Area especially Macau?
  2. How to get the most out of this inevitable revolution to the financial services industry, especially in the Greater Bay Area and the SE Asia markets?
  3. How to innovate new business models for financial services with emerging technologies such as, AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Cryptography, API, IoT and AR/VR?
  4. What is the implication of the latest development of FinTech worldwide to Macau’s “Specialised Financial Services” strategy?

Dr. Toa Charm is the chief architect of this program.  He has over 30 years of experience in leading financial services incumbents, technology giants and innovative start-ups.  When he was the Public Mission Officer of Cyberport Hong Kong, he nurtured more than 300 FinTech start-ups, including TNG, WeLab, QFPay, Zhongan, Bowtie, OneDegree, Covergo, etc. Dr. Charm has teamed up with a group of experienced and passionate leaders from vibrant Fintech start-ups and global leading financial enterprises to design and create this program. All the trainers have in-depth industry experience from the world’s leading fintech hubs, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices Program is designed to empower participants with practical fintech knowledge, including the latest business models, technologies, innovative mindset and culture, to take up the FinTech wave and seize the opportunities in the world.

The course will explore the following key topics with the participants:

  1. Core FinTech Concepts and Technologies
  2. Innovative Business Models of FinTech Unicorns
  3. FinTech Strategies of Financial Services Incumbents
  4. Values of Fintech Ecosystem to Financial Institutions and FinTech Start-ups
  5. FinTech Intrapreneurship and Corporate Innovation Management
  6. Future Trend and Development of Fintech

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

  1. Management and executives in financial services companies
  2. Management and executives in innovation and technology companies
  3. Management and executives in FinTech and Tech start-ups
  4. Government officials, regulators and policy makers
  5. Academia, researchers and university students

Remarks: No pre-requisite is required

KEY TRAINERS

DR. TOA CHARM  湛家揚博士

  • Associate Professor, CUHK Business School
  • Chairman of Dr. Charm & Co. and OpenCertHub
  • Former Chief Public Mission Officer, Cyberport Hong Kong
  • Former Executive: HSBC, IBM, Oracle and Jardine Pacific
  • Chief Judge, 2020 & 2019 HK ICT Awards – FinTech
  • FinTech Advisory Panel, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

MR. MICHAEL LEUNG  梁建文先生

  • Group CEO, BOA Financial Group
  • The Medal of HonourHong Kong SAR Government
  • Former CIO and COO, China CITIC Bank International
  • Former Deputy Chief Executive, China Construction Bank (Asia)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (candidate, CityU)

DR. DUNCAN WONG  王世松博士

  • Founder and CEO, CryptoBLK
  • Former VP, Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
  • PHD, Northeastern University, US

DR. WING CHEUNG  張嶸博士

  • CEO and Chief Science Officer (CSO), Lattice
  • Former Head of Portfolio Analytics at Lehman Brothers
  • Former Head of Portfolio Analytics at Nomura (London)
  • PHD, Cambridge University, UK

MR. ALVIN KWOCK  郭彥麟先生

  • Founder & CEO, OneDegree
  • Head of Research, Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology and TaiwanJP Morgan
  • MA degree in Social Science and a BA degree in Economics, the University of Chicago

MR. KEN LO  盧廷匡先生

  • Founding Member, ZhongAn International
  • Former Consultant, Mckinsey and E&Y
  • Former Management Trainee, HSBC
  • Master of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

DR. DAVID MA  馬志偉博士

  • Co-founder and Chief Risk Officer, RTL Limited
  • Co-Founder & Advisor of Elite FinTech Startups in China
  • Former Head of Data Science, AIG, AIA, Citi Group and Bank of America
  • PHD, Yale University, USA

MR. JACOB WAI  韋達人先生

  • Founder & Managing Director, Toppix Holdings
  • Former CDO and CRO, MoneySQ
  • Former Executives of China CITIC Bank International, UBS AG and HSBC
  • Doctor of BA (candidate, University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

MR. EMIL CHAN  陳家豪先生

  • Chairman, Smart City Consortium Fintech Committee
  • Founder and Hon. Chairman, StartHK
  • Former Executive, Credit Suisse and BayernLB
  • MBA, University of Northern Iowa

PROGRAM DETAILS

August 22,29; September 5, 12 & October 3, 2020

The program contains 10 half-day modules and is conducted in 5 days:

  Morning Afternoon
Day One Module 1:

Global FinTech Trends & Ecosystem

Module 2:

Payment & Remittance

Day Two Module 3:

WealthTech and Robo-Advisory

Module 4:

Lending & Alternate Financing

Day Three Module 5:

Virtual Banking and Open Banking

Module 6:

AI, Machine Learning & Big Data

Day Four Module 7:

InsurTech

Module 8:

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Day Five Module 9:

RegTech, Compliance, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Module 10:

FinTech Intrapreneurship and Corporate Innovation

Macau Institute of Financial Services

The class will be delivered in Cantonese and Putonghua.
The training materials are primarily in English.

Certification will be issued by Macau Institute of Financial Services to those participants who have successfully met all the following criteria.

  1. Completed no less than 8 modules of the program
  2. Obtained a Grade C or above on the assessment test of each participated module
  3. Completed the final project of the program and obtained a Grade C or above

The program fee is 15,000 MOP per student.

Remarks: Only exceptional case will be granted for participants to attend individual module(s); the program fee for individual module is 2,500 MOP per student .

Macau Institute of Financial Services
(853) 2856 8280
general@ifs.org.mo
www.ifs.org.mo

CO-ORGANIZER

PROGRAM REVIEW

「全球金融科技創新與行業最佳實踐」
培訓課程(澳門班)

Global FinTech Innovation and Industry Best Practices
Training Program for Macau

課程簡介

「全球金融科技創新與行業最佳實踐」 培訓課程 旨在探討四大關鍵問題,幫助及賦能學員擁有實用的金融科技知識,迎接當前 金融科技(FinTech)的浪潮,把握在大灣區、東南亞以及全球主要市場的機遇

Finspire Hackathon, a fully-online Hackathon, made history for Hong Kong FinTech ecosystem today. It was probably the largest online FinTech hackathon in Hong Kong. “Finspire Hackathon.  We HackForTheFuture”. Hundreds of students and entrepreneurs have actively participated in the Hackathon. Glad to see quite a few CUPP alumni there as well.  3 winners were born today with great FinTech inspirations as what the name of the program is Finspire. Congratulations to the winners and all the participating teams.

This hackathon was held under the cloud of the Coronavirus situation in Hong Kong.  It was encouraging to see that our entrepreneurial spirit did not burn out and continues to shine.  Thank you so much for the organizing team, especially Bobo Wong Tony Chan from Convoy, Harris Chan from Cobo Academy and Thomas Huang from Happyer, for such a great effort and heart to keep our FinTech Ecosystem going.

I am grateful to join Charles Lam, Charleston Sin, Almond Wong, Joseph Chan, Henry Li, Patrick Ho, and Venus Chiu as the judging panel.  Appreciate Convoy Cyberport Microsoft MIT Innovation Node, Happyer, and Cobo Academy for their leadership.

I was staying in the 1st 5 stars hotel in Malaysia, Federal Kuala Lumpur, last week while Malaysia had some major changes in political leadership at the same time. However, the start-ups ecosystem there is still growing rapidly.

I have been bringing Hong Kong as well as #GreaterBayArea startups to the rapidly growing ASEAN through Malaysia. More enterprises are open up their doors for startups. In addition, investors from VC & CVC are heating up. The Central bank is preparing to grant a few VirtualBank licenses soon. And more FinTech FinancialInclusion.

Attractive hackathons are coming to KL. Here is a great one for you. All startups worldwide are welcome. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. The City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge CATCH is organised by Toyota Mobility Foundation and co-developed by Deloitte Future of Mobility Solution Centre, to drive intelligent data-driven, connected solutions towards more efficient, innovative, secure & sustainable cities.  BigData AI SmartCity.

Thanks for MDEC leadership & support. https://www.tmf-catch.org/ https://lnkd.in/fiEnv-z Let me know if you want to know more how to get into this attractive Tech market in SE Asia. There are good opportunities for startups, investors & enterprises. Cheers.

Two world-leading universities, Chinese University of HK CUHK & University of Chicago, joined hands to empower tech entrepreneurs researchers scientists startups students to launch their ventures through a 8-week long  DeepTechVentureLaunch program in HK.

The program organizer, CUHK Business School & UniversityofChicago Polsky Centre have been receiving great support from the innovation & technology ecosystem in HK. Thanks to our strategic partners HKSTP   Albert Wong,  #Cyberport Peter Yan,  #Alibaba  AEF Cindy Chow & ChicagoBooth Angels Network Brian Tsui; Tech Mentorship Partner ASTRI Hugh Chow; Industry Mentorship Partner FHKI StartupCouncil Jason Chiu; Tech Partner AWS Ahim Kho; & supporting orgs.

Apart from classes taught by top professors & industry leaders, we have the leading tech entrepreneurs from HK Jason ChiuCherryPicks, OneDegree, Stanley Sy Sanomics, Tim Lee QFPAY to be our head coaches, together with experienced coaches/mentors, to guide our program participants. Appreciate all their support.

The program is now OPEN for application. FinTech BioTech AI Robotics IoT and all TECH are welcome. Do u want to launch a successful & impactful tech venture? Don’t miss this chance.

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ETNET FinTech Awards 2019 was done beautifully in the Hong Kong Exchanges HKEX Connect Hall on Jan 17, 2020. A new breed of Hong Kong FinTech stars were born. As one of the judges for this Awards, I would like to congratulate to all the winners and participants.

Big thank to FS Paul Chan ETNET See Salome Ada Chow Cyberport Peter Yan Eric Chan Charles Lam Queenie Chang HKSTP George Tee, Charles Mok Deloitte Peter Koo FCPA,CA,AICPA,CPA (Aust),CIA,CFE,CISA,CISM,CGEIT PWC Dick Fong KPMG Anson Bailey (eMBA) EY Peter Chan InvestHK King Leung Vincent So Maaike Steinebach and many other FinTech Ecosystem enablers to make it happened.

We now have over 600 FinTech startups in HK and raised over US$1 billion which is higher than many countries and cities in Asia. Proud of you all. Keep it going. Covergo Wesurance Wizpresso FundPark Pecutus Transwap HeyCoins EarthChannel PolyDigi IxFinTech Portfo Prive Quantifeed & incumbent winners like HSBC BOC DBS HangSengBank. Keep it up teams:Victor Yip, Benjamin Wong, Eddie RONG, Adam Lau ,Wai Kong Wong, Curtis Chan, Irene OL Wong (黃愛玲), Anson Suen, Eddie Chang, Natalie Fong, Calvin Cheng, CFA, Daniel Chan, Jaff Lau, Ada LAM, Winny So, Noel Yick & more.