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CityU MBA SHARP Forum: Latest Developments in Fintech and Insurtech


Friday, 26 January 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 (HKT)

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Latest Developments in Fintech and Insurtech

The rocky path to financial automatization

Rapid technological advancement has disrupted the financial industry in recent years. Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the payments system and trade finance, and new machine learning tools are generating more insights from data analysis. While technology could help to optimize workflows and increase efficiency in financial services, it could also create some risks.  With the advent of robo-advisors and the continued growth of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, certain labor-intensive tasks could become obsolete. How does the future path look like and how can we continue to be relevant? Our panel of distinguished speakers will discuss the latest trends in Fintech and Insurtech, as well as AI adoption in the banking sector. They will also provide insights on the new opportunities and risks under the current environment.

Date: 26 January 2017 (Friday)


6:30 - 7:00pm          Registration
7:00 - 8:10pm          Forum
8:10 - 9:00pm          Dinner and networking session



Dr. Florian Matthaeus Spiegl, Co-Founder and COO - FinFabrik


Dr. Florian Matthaeus Spiegl is the Co-Founder and current COO of FinFabrik, a Fintech start-up specialized in capital markets technology. Prior to founding his own start-up, he worked as Vice President and Senior Manager for Credit Suisse in Singapore and Zurich. During that time, he was responsible for the digital strategy in the private banking sector. Before joining in the banking industry, he worked as a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group in Vienna and New York. Parallel to that he was the Director of Birke Travel Solutions, a Viennese online travel agency. Dr. Spiegl is a founding member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong and holds the Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence Committee. He received a PhD in political economics from University of Vienna and an MSc in strategic management and entrepreneurship from Vienna University of Economics and Business.


Dr. Martin Qiao, Lead Architect for Machine Learning - HSBC


 Martin is currently the lead architect for Machine Learning Automation at HSBC, responsible for end-to-end solution architecture design and machine learning technology control. He received a PhD in mathematics from Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in data mining and imaging science. He is highly experienced in applying statistical modelling and machine learning techniques in business problems from various sectors including high-tech industry, luxury retailing, insurance marketing, banking operations, etc. 


Mr. Alvin Kwock,  Founder & CEO - OneDegree


Alvin Kwock is the Founder & CEO of OneDegree. OneDegree is a technology company taking insurance to the next generation in Asia. Alvin is a member of the Future Task Force at Insurance Authority in Hong Kong. He was Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology and Taiwan Head of Research at J.P. Morgan. Under Alvin’s leadership, J.P. Morgan’s Asia Tech Hardware team has been consistently rated in the Institutional Investors Poll, Financial Times/ Starmine and Asiamoney. He co-founded and captained research effort for the inaugural J.P. Morgan Global TMT Conference in Asia in Nov 2013. He has been invited to present in a number of advisory boards, and as a guest lecturer at National Taiwan University. He has co-founded an Augmented Reality start-up and served in the capacity of Chief Business Officer.  Alvin holds a MA degree in Social Science and a BA degree in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.


Dr. Seen-Meng Chew, Head of Research - FinFabrik


Dr. Seen-Meng Chew is currently the Head of Research at FinFabrik, a Hong Kong-based financial technology solutions provider that specializes in capital markets.  Before his current position, he worked as a senior economist at J.P. Morgan, International Monetary Fund and Morgan Stanley, covering Asia Pacific economies.  Prior to returning to Asia, he worked as an economic consultant at NERA Economic Consulting in Chicago, advising multinational corporations on their international pricing strategies.  His written work has been published in well-known business journals such as the Asia Asset Management Journal and the International Tax Review.  He also has substantial lecturing experience at universities in the U.S. and Singapore, for economics and finance courses.  Dr. Chew received a PhD in economics from University of Chicago, an MPhil in economics from University of Cambridge and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.


Dress Code: Business Casual

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Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Hong Kong SAR China

Friday, 26 January 2018 from 18:30 to 21:00 (HKT)

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