FINTech 2016: Leveraging the Opportunities

Moving Beyond Disruption Through Greater Collaboration   

Hong Kong: Tuesday 10th May 2016

Hysan Place

Morning Session:  Bridging the Gap – Is the Fintech Ecosystem Healthy?

08:30     Registration

09:00     Welcome

Anson Bailey, Partner, KPMG

09:05     Opening remarks: Promoting new fintech opportunities for HK

Hon Charles Mok, Legislative Councillor (IT)

09:15     Fintech outlook: The shift from disruptors to enablers 

Egidio Zarrella, Partner, KPMG

09:30     The investor perspective: Winning strategies for fintech

Dušan Stojanović, Founder and Director, True Global Ventures

Financial institution strategies for innovation and fintech’s role

09:50     Panel discussion: How does big business work with the little guy? 

  • What are the right and wrong ways to financial business and services innovation?
  • Will fintech innovation be so large and capital intensive that the biggest banks, financial institutions and tech giants will play the dominant role?
  • Or will the financial industry become disaggregated, loosing market share, revenue and scale as barriers to entry decline?
  • What is the outlook for further significant investment and potential for M&A transactions in the fintech sector?

Bob Crozier, Social Network Lead, AIA

Raof Latiff, Executive Vice President, Regional Head of Product Management, Payments and Cash Management, HSBC

Lennard Yong, CEO, MetLife: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of Hong Kong

James Savage, Co-Chairman, Venture Committee of the HKVCA and Partner, Hendale Capital

Moderator: Egidio Zarrella, Partner, KPMG

10:30     UK – Leading the way

Caroline Wilson CMG, British Consul General to Hong Kong & Macau

10:45     Networking coffee break

 Critical success factors for investors and fintech companies

 11:15     Panel discussion: How can you remain innovative when working with the big guys?

  • Is the HK financial environment and ecosystem supportive enough for building a strong FinTech industry?
  • What further initiatives and incentives are needed from government and financial institutions?
  • Impacts of the trend to disaggregation of financial services
  • Which fintech sectors are the hottest for investors? 

Renu Bhatia, Co-Founder, Asia Fintech Angels

William Ross, Partner,

Sam Ng, Co-Founder and CEO, Fundnel

Shan Han, Strategy, Jade Payments

Moderator: James McKeogh, Partner, KPMG

Evolving a regulatory balance in fintech

11:55     Panel discussion: Regulating from within the fintech system

  • Are current policies and regulations enough to maintain HK’s future opportunities as a major financial and fintech centre?
  • How are regulatory policies likely to evolve to fit in with emerging fintech models, markets, services innovation, cyber threats and data privacy?
  • What role could ‘Regtech’ play to reduce regulatory and compliance burdens more effectively and efficiently?

Josiah Lam, Senior Manager, Financial Infrastructure Development, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)

Benedicte Nolens, Senior Director, Head of Risk and Strategy, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Tony Chan, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Insurance, Policy and Development Division, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI)

Dr Henry Chang, Chief Personal Data Officer, Policy and Research, Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Hong Kong (PCPD)

Moderator: Jyoti Vazirani, Partner, KPMG

12:40   Blockchain for real world applications

Sopheap Lao, Founder and CEO, XNotes Alliance

13:00   Networking Lunch – Hosted by InvestHK

Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR

Afternoon Session:  Trending Topics in Fintech – Future Forecasting
Update on the cyber threat to fintech and financial institutions 

14:00     Combining real-time visibility and analytics: Combat cyber security threats for financial services

  • Empower big data security analytics through network-level traffic visibility
  • Ensure high service levels in a multi channel environment
  • Detect insider threats, strengthened security profile

Pascal Fanton, Country Manager, Greater China, Indo-China and India, Gigamon

Real world financial applications for distributed ledger and blockchain 


14:20     Panel discussion: Re-thinking today’s financial ecosystem, infrastructure and transactions with distributed ledger and blockchain – Focus on use cases

  • How will financial infrastructure complexity be reduced and transparency increased with blockchain?
  • Blockchain enabled payments and transactions over real-time networks
  • How trade finance and digital supply chains will be integrated with blockchain
  • The potential for blockchain to revolutionise compliance processes
  • What are the lessons from financial industry blockchain pilots to date? 

Endre Markos, Director, Regional Head E2C, Markets and Securities Services, Citi

Pavel Bains, CEO, Bluzelle Networks

Aurélien Menant, Co-Founder and CEO, Gatecoin

Pindar Wong, Chairman, VeriFi (HK)

Sopheap Lao, Founder and CEO, XNotes Alliance

Moderator: James McKeogh, Partner, KPMG

Intelligent automation transforming the world of investment 

15:05     Robo-advisors and cognitive analytics: The future of investment

Adam Garrett, Market Development Manager for Enterprise Capabilities & Content, North Asia, Thomson Reuters

15:25     Panel discussion: Investing in the age of smart machines and cognitive analytics

  • Fintech smart automation in the total trade lifecycle for enhanced efficiency and profitability
  • Incorporating market sentiments in investment decisions
  • Benefitting from embedded analytics and artificial intelligence in operational and compliance processes
  • The critical role for analytics in cyber threat intelligence and risk management

Mikaal Abdulla, Co-Founder and CEO, 8 Securities

Philippe El-Asmar, Co-Founder, Amareos

Endre Markos, Director, Regional Head E2C, Markets & Securities Services, Citi

Alex Ypsilanti, CEO and Co-Founder, Quantifeed

Moderator: Paul Dragan, Head of Technology, Strategic Customers and Solutions, Asia, Thomson Reuters

16:10     Networking coffee break 

Fintech crystal ball:  Frontier technologies that will drive future expectations 

16:30     New frontiers in finance:  Which developments will drive competitive differentiation and deliver outstanding customer experience?

Jerry Smith, Regional President, Asia Pacific, OgilvyOne

16:45     Panel discussion: Robot overlords, chipping and self-driving cars – What’s hot and what’s not for financial innovation?

  • What are technology use best practices for customer service excellence in retail financial services?
  • What forms will services innovation take in the increasingly intelligent and customer-centric financial institution?
  • Pushing back the barriers to financial inclusion – How will social platforms become increasingly involved in financial services?
  • Transforming authentication, identity assurance and access in the cyber financial services era
  • Will physical money disappear and what are the implications for consumers?

Bob Crozier, Regional Social Network Lead, Digital Health Intrapreneur, Mentor, Collaborator, AIA

David Rosa, Co-Founder and CEO, Neat

Jerry Smith, Regional President, Asia Pacific, OgilvyOne

Moderator: James McKeogh, Partner, KPMG

17:30     Wrap-up followed by Cocktails


KPMG Conference Facility

23rd Floor Hysan Place

500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay

Hong Kong