In view of the set up of the new Fintech Facilitation Office (FFO) by The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which aims at supporting the development of the FinTech industry in Hong Kong and raising public awareness and confidence in related services and systems, this workshop will provide participants with a basic understanding of the latest technological development in the Financial industry and the planning of a FinTech roadmap.



1. Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI and Blockchain

  • Introduction to these IT Hype Words
  • Applications and Case Studies


2. The New World of Sharing Economy, Open Data and Cashless Society

  • Internet+
  • The Power of Interconnectivity
  • Successful Cases


3. Internet Finance, FinTech and TechFin

  • Definition of these Buzzwords
  • Overview of FinTech
  • Worldwide examples


4. How Traditional Businesses in Hong Kong React to the Rapid Changes

  • The Challenges of Traditional Businesses
  • The New Eco System
  • From Competition to Partnership
  • Successful Cases



Emil Chan, Incubator and FinTech Enthusiast

Emil is a FinTech enthusiast with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects for international financial institutions. He has worked for international banks, including Credit Suisse and BayernLB, as the First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. As the Chairman of the IBM User Group since 2006, he is also the founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, Vice President of Internet Profession Association (iProA), Vice President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society, and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association. Emil has sat on the judging panels of the 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, Vice President (Innovation and Regulation Policy) of Hong Kong Blockchain Society and the committee of the Hong Kong Cross Border eCommerce Association. Emil has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Computer Science and is also an MBA graduate from the University of Northern Iowa. He is a certified NLP Trainer and CISA.


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