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French Tech HK: Fintech Outlook and Blockchain major trends
Tue 17 January 2017, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM HKT
For this first event of the French Tech Hong Kong on the Fintech industry, we will share views about Fintech history and 2017 outlook with Janos Barberis. Following by the discussion panel on Blockchain with William Piquard, Medhy Souidi, Alexandre Tabbakh and David Daoud (moderator).
Language of the event is English
Fintech for Financial Technologies
This is the word you are listening, reading and talking about. But what is that about? The Fintech chapter of the French Tech will be inaugurated during this event. This is the first event of our 2017 roadmap covering main Fintech areas from blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Chatbots, Mobile payments, IoT and many other. We will cover domains such Lending, Payments, Investments, Financing and Infrastructures. We aim to bring to you the information allowing you to have a better understanding of the Fintech ecosystems.
A little of history
It started in 1865, when the pantelegraph was invented by Giovanni Caselli, and started operations between Paris and Lyon, France. The pantelegraph was most commonly used to verify signatures in banking transactions. 150 years later, we are entering the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chat bots, Distributed Ledgers (BlockChain), IoT...
Each step in the evolution of FinTech happened because of enablers, like these historical financial crises; events which significantly impacted society. Each disruption is the result of a motivation, and a wish to create a change.
Do you know that Blockchain represents the set of techniques underlying Bitcoin (created in 2009)? Do you have an idea of what are the major Blockchain use cases today and tomorrow (Time stamping, Identity authentication, Know Your Customer, Trade Finance, Payments, Remittances and Cryptocurrencies, Internet Of Things securitization, Decentralized autonomic organization, Smart ontracts…)?
8.30 AM Opening by Societe Generale, Chief Digital Officer in Asia, Mathieu Jacolin
8.35 AM Presentation of the French Tech Hong Kong by Karen Farzam
8.40 AM Fintech 2017 outlook and major trends by Janos Barberis
8.50 AM Discussion panel on Blockchain
Speakers: William Piquard, Medhy Souidi, Alexandre Tabbakh; Moderator: David Daoud
Everybody talks about it but what is that? Our speakers will share with you their views on the key use cases and trends on Blockchain. You will be surprised by the way the Blockchain can be explained without technical considerations.
9.30 AM Conference wrap up and quick presentation of the topics of the next conferences Romain Rouquier.
9.35 AM Networking breakfast and directions
About the speakers
Janos is a Millennial in FinTech, recognized as a top-35 global FinTech leader by Institutional Investor Magazine. His expertise, developed within his PhD at HKU, is focused on the new regulatory considerations raised by the development of FinTech. He sits on the FinTech advisory boards of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) and the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC). He founded 3 ventures to date: SuperCharger (Accelerator), FinTech Book (Publication) and FinTech HK (Research).
William is Head of Business Development at Gatecoin, a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong, where he is responsible for the firm’s growth strategy, client relations and institutional partnerships. As one of the first employees at Gatecoin, William has been an active member of the blockchain community for several years and is closely connected to key stakeholders in Europe and Asia.
Medhy is fascinated by digital applications, finance and foreign cultures; he chose to raise his professional challenges outside of Europe. He began his career in Paris in different branches of a French banking group - Credit Agricole Group. In 2016, he decided to use his knowledge in service of his passion in new technologies and embrace the FinTech path. His work in FinTech has been focusing on Blockchain solutions, aiming to unlock the macro and micro FINSERV ecosystems by leveraging technology.
Alexandre is a financial markets professional with deep knowledge on both trading and sales side from his experience across Paris, Luxembourg and Hong Kong. He started his career as Trader assistant in the Exotic derivatives divisions at Societe Generale CIB where he worked on the management of complex products. He also worked as multi-asset Investment Advisor for European high net worth clients at Societe Generale Private Banking. Prior to joining WIP Solutions and XNotes in December 2015, Alexandre was a Sales-Trader assistant on FX & Rates derivatives at JP Morgan.
David Daoud (moderator)
David is one of the French Tech Hong Kong Ambassadors, Principal Consultant for Maltem Consulting Group and Founder & CEO of Elearn2grow, a startup helping you to learn from anywhere and at any time, because Individuals and Professionals must constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills to keep up with changing environment.
About the French Tech Hong Kong
The French Tech Hong Kong is creating the bridge between Hong Kong and the French Tech Scene, in both ways. This bridge is helping you to expand your Business, meet the Community and our Ambassadors to discover the French Tech Ecosystem.
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