Glad to see that another great #FinTech Awards organized by another major media #HK01 to recognize and encourage incumbent financial services and FinTech startups to innovate and cocreate more values for our customers and citizens.
Thank you HK01 team including their Executive Editor-in-chief Ernest Chi, CCO Angie Leung and their teammates to organize their 1st FinTech Awards. Appreciate the continuous support from #HKITB, #InvestHK, #HKMA, #FSDC, #Cyberport, #HKSTP, #HKSCC and many other organizations.
My honour to be one of the judges in their 1st FinTech Awards together with experts Dr. Winnie Tang (鄧淑明博士), Herbert Chia, Francis Fong Eric Chan and Gary Yeung. Met some good old friends and made some new friends there as well King Leung, Eric Chan Viola Lam Carrie Leung Crystal Fok Ivy Tse Reeve Chu Corbin Sun Gary Lam Caca Lam Seen Meng Chew Rocky Tung Rico Tang Wilson Chan and many others.
Congrats to all winners of the Awards like #HangSengBank #HSBC #LiviBank #PAOB #Alipay #YAS #Octopus #FreightAmigo #HKBitEX, just name a few. Really proud of you all. Keep up your good work. Here is the list of winners this year https://lnkd.in/gUiDKxd9.
To help the contestants better prepare for the #HKICTAwards FinTech Award, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers organized an Experience Sharing Forum for them today. Thanks for #HKIB Carrie Leung Philip Kam & team’s effort.
We invited last year’s Gold Award winners, Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabs, Ken Shih #Aqumon, & Joyce Lau #HKFI. to share their experiences and journey. We also invited Dupty Chief Judges Michael Leung #BOA and Stephen Lau #HKCS, & Chief Assessors Dominic Siu #Prudential & Betty Chung #DahSingBank, to give advice to the contestants.
As the Chief Judge of 2021, I gave an opening speech on “Shaping the Future of FinTech Hong Kong”. In the last few years, we have together built a world class #FinTech hub in Hong Kong. FinTech entrepreneurs from nobody to today’s global FinTech leaders, like Simon Loong #WeLab, Fred Ngan #Bowtie, Tomas Holub #Covergo, Tim Lee #QFPay, Alvin Kwock #OneDegree & Miles Wen (温豪夫) #FanoLabs. Impressive! #HKMA, #SFC #HKIA #InvestHK #Cyberport #HKSTP together with incumbents #Citi #HSBC #HangSengBank #DBS #AMTD #BOCHK #AIA #Prudential, just name a few, also contributed significantly to the growth of HK FinTech industry.
Look forward to witnessing the innovations from this year’s contestants to shape the future of FinTech HK.
#Recover #Rebuild #Reborn (3Rs) was the main theme of 2021 #HongKongEconomicSummit. #CE Carrie Lam, #FS Paul Chan #HKMA Eddie Yu & #HKEX Laura Cha presented in the summit.
I was so grateful that every top leader from different industries presented in the summit talked about how companies from large to small have been using technologies to achieve these 3 Rs.
I was impressed by the guest speakers in the panel that I was moderating in the summit. They are more resilient & innovative than I thought. They have done a lot not just for their companies but also empowering many merchants and SMEs to overcome their challenges in the Covid-19 period. Ecosystem collaboration is the key for the 3Rs. Thank you Kenny Koo #HutchisomTelecom, CK Chan #TMall & Chairman Chen #Bonjour. Appreciate🙏 Alaric Chu 朱子昭 & his colleagues from #MetroFinance & #HKEJ for inviting me as the moderator & organizing such a great summit.
Thanks for Mr. Alfred Sit, Secretary for #ITB, & Albert Wong, CEO #HKSTP, to share their vision & effort to empower Hong Kong to be a leading digital hub in the world & how we can leverage the opportunities in the #GBA.
Glad to see good friends in the summit Daniel Chan #HSBC, Dr. Haywood Cheung #CGSE, daniel yip #FHKI, Martin Szeto #ASTRI. All are healthy🤗👍.
Industrialists, Bankers, Retailers & Entrepreneurs joined hands to share how to deal with and bounce back from the Coronavirus / Covid19. I joined 2 online forums as panel speakers today with the same theme i.e. how to bound back from the downturn due to the Pandemic. The 1st one focused on retailers while the 2nd one was on industrialists, startups & entrepreneurs.
I had a fruitful discussion with Chow Tai Fook’s Kent Wong & Quentin Wong and HKMA’s Dr. Victor Lee on the impact of AI, Platform, Gamification and more on the retail industry. I also learned a lot from YaTa’s Susanna Wong, Fortress’ Clarice Au, and HKRMA’s Mary Suen. Susanna made a great point. She said, “2 things that we must invest”. 1st is engagement with colleagues & 2nd is technology. These investments were well justified & paid off as it helped them overcome this challenging period. The 3 leaders also shared about the unprecedented challenges on Logistics, Agility, Staff Skills, Customer Expectation & how to deal with them. Excellent sharing.
I also had an insightful exchange with FHKI’s Dr. Daniel Yip, Startup Council’s Jason Chiu & Bryant Chan, and HSBC’s Daniel Chan on opportunities & challenges for startups & opportunities in HK, GBA, SEA & Reindustrialization. Stay tuned for the upcoming DemoFest.
Retail is being hit seriously by the Coronavirus outbreak. CEOs and senior management of the leading retailers in Hong Kong, including Chow Tai Fook周大福, Fortress 豐澤, Yata 一田, and RetailTech and AI experts, will come together to discuss and share our experience on how retailers in Hong Kong and in fact worldwide to deal with these challenges under the pandemic from business and digital perspectives.
It will be an online forum on May 6 (Wed) from 2pm to 4pm. Thanks HKMA, HKRMA, DMC and ARMA for co-organizing this forum. I am grateful to be one of the guest speakers. Will learn more from the other industry and digital veterans.
For more information, please click these links. See you there.
2020 HKICT Awards FinTech Award is coming again. Many FinTech heroes in town were the winners of this award in the last few years such as CoverGo Tomas Holub in 2019.
The FinTech Award is composed of three streams: 1. Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets 2. Emerging Solutions 3. Regulatory Technology and Risk Management* (*Includes FinTech Security).
Don’t miss this opportunity to compete for one of the most honourable FinTech Awards in Asia. The award is highly endorsed by the FinancialServices industry, governments, regulators and investors in the region. The application deadline is Jan 3, 2020. Find out more here https://lnkd.in/fs6zyte
Thanks for Hong Kong Institute of Bankers Carrie Leung Philip Kam as the leading organizer for this award again this year and the leadership from OGCIO. It is my honour to be the Chief Judge again for this year’s award. Hope to see you in the final round. Wish you all the best and good luck. FinTech HKICTAward FinTechAward HKIB HKMA HKSFC HKIA IFTA FTAHK Cyberport HKSTP ASTRI InvestHK
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