Seminar topic: Unleashing HK's Digital Economy Development by Fintech
In the eyes of traditional businessmen and government officers, FinTech may be just a buzzword or an extension to the set of products of the financial servicing industry. However, it is actually a creative disruption that may not only seriously affective the industry but also the economy of Hong Kong. In order to stay afloat in the migration from traditional to digital economy, Hong Kong as an international financial hub must react fast to maintain her competitiveness. Mr. Chan will disclose the current issues that tight up Hong Kong’s development and illustrate the keys to unleash the potential of Hong Kong by strengthening Hong Kong’s FinTech infrastructure.
Date and time: 7-8pm, 29 October 2018
Venue: HKU SPACE, Admiralty Centre
Speaker: Mr Emil Chan
Mr. Emil Chan, Smart City Consortium - FinTech Committee Chairman
Emil is a FinTech enthusiast with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. Emil is currently the co-founder and CEO of Starthub Holding Ltd., a startup entrepreneur consulting firm. He is also a part-time lecturer of postgraduate eBusiness courses for several renowned universities in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Moreover, he compiles and delivers in-house training courses for well known international companies and financial institutions, facilitating their staff to make good use of technology to increase the companies' competitiveness. In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popularization of technology. He leads the IBM User Group as the Chairman since 2006. He is also the founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, the Vice President of Internet Profession Association (iProA), the Charter Secretary and President Elect of Rotary Club of Smart Hong Kong, the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association. He is the judge of several major IT competitions including Hong Kong ICT Awards and Pan-Pearl Delta Universities IT Projects Competition in Hong Kong and China since 2010. He also sits on the board of The Smart City Consortium as the FinTech Committee Chair and the committee of the Hong Kong Cross Border eCommerce Association. Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of Internet related topics on local newspapers from time to time. Emil had obtained a bachelor degree on Applied Computer Science and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also a certified NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) Trainer.