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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

 

Macau gets into the next decade with great opportunities. It was not said for no reason.

The new government will start on 20 December 2019. It will be led by a great leader Ho Iat-seng who has extensive experience in various industries and a strong relationship with the mainland and Asia.  In addition, all casinos are required to renew their licenses by 2022. The policies of the Greater Bay Area from the Central Government will be provided more support to Macau. Portuguese-speaking countries, such as Portugal and Brazil, provide good access to their home markets plus countries in Europe and Latin America. More are being explored like RMB Clearing, Stock Exchange, Green Financing, Smart City, MICE, etc. Certainly, there are challenges to be resolved by the new administration together with the business and academic leaders in Macau.

In the past few years, I have been contributing to the government, business and academic communities in Macau especially on innovation and Technology (FinTech, AI, Big Data, Smart City ), Entrepreneurship, Talent Development, and Training areas.

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge and contributing your expertise with Macau or if you have ideas or plans to leverage these opportunities in Macau, please feel free to contact me for potential collaboration.  Let’s nurture Macau to be another great and smart city in the Greater Bay Area and contribute to improving the quality of lives and economy in the region.

Here are some of the snapshot photos taken in my engagement with Macau societies. 

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Not just Shenzhen and Hong Kong are active in innovation and technology industry, so is Macau. Macau has released their Smart City plan and is working on cloud, smart transportation, smart health and so on.

I have met with the 3 major universities in Macau, including Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), Macau City University (MCityU) and University of Macau (UMAC), to exchange ideas. For instance, MUST has set up an institute on Blockchain, MCityU has started their Faculty of Finance with focus on FinTech, and UMAC has a number of Data Science initiatives. I also shared my FinTech experience with the graduate Finance programme students of MCityU. They were very eager to learn FinTech.

I also visited the core innovation and technology as well as FinTech parties in Macau. It includes the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), Macau Young Entrepreneur Incubation Center, Monetary Authority of Macau and Macau Institute of Financial Services, etc.

With the rapid development of the Greater Bay Area, opening of the bridge connecting Macau, Hong Kong and Zhuhai, the upcoming license renewal of Macau casinos, there will be more opportunities evolved for I&T companies.