2019 Speakers

2019 SPEAKERS LIST

Steve Wozniak

Co-Founder, Apple

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II. He also influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry. 

In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. 

In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers. 

Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students.  Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.  In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame. 

Wozniak is a published author with the release of his New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include:  ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  In October 2017, Steve co-founded Woz U. 
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Hocking Xu

CEO & Co-Founder, AInnovation

Hocking Xu is the CEO & Co-Founder of AInnovation, and a partner of the Sinovation Ventures.

Hocking has over 20 years of experience in the sales, servicing, and management of China-based companies that have exposure across multiple industries, including finance, telecom, media, retail, energy, manufacturing, aviation and high-tech sectors. Hocking also has in-depth knowledge and understanding of public service industries, including government, medical, and education.
Prior to AInnovation, Hocking has held executive positions at Fortune 500 companies – Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Wanda. He was former vice president at Microsoft Greater China, former vice president of SAP Greater China, former general manager of IBM Greater China Finance Unit, former vice president of Wanda Internet Technology Group.

Hocking graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and holds an EMBA degree from Peking University.

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Lucy Liu

Co-founder & President, Airwallex

Lucy is a co-founder and the President of Airwallex. Previously an investment consultant at the China International Capital Corp, China's first joint venture investment bank, she is responsible for overseeing the ongoing business operations within Airwallex. Lucy was named one of E&Y’s Australian Entrepreneurs of 2018, and has received numerous Leadership awards in the Australian Fintech community. Lucy spoke at Money2020 Asia, Startup Grind, and a number of Australian fintech events in 2018.

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Rishi Khosla

Co-Founder, Oaknorth

Rishi is the co-founder of OakNorth Holdings, a multibillion-dollar fintech firm focused on unlocking the potential in customised lending to SMEs globally. Prior to this, Rishi was the co-founder and Chairman of Copal Amba, a financial research firm which was scaled to 3,000 employees and sold to Moody’s Corporation in 2014. He is also an early stage investor in several businesses, including Paypal and Indiabulls, and has an MSc in Accounting & Finance from LSE and a BSc in Economics from UCL.

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Rob Frohwein

CEO & Co-Founder, Kabbage, Inc.

In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses can simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia to leverage this power of real-time data automation through technology and has since expanded the business to serve all small businesses throughout the U.S. In the U.S., Kabbage has provided over $6 billion to 165,000 customers. In addition, Kabbage has licensed its technology to large, global banks such as ING and Santander so they can provide the same experience to their small business customers and Kabbage's technology now powers automated small business lending in Spain, the U.K., Italy and France. 

Rob holds a law degree from Villanova University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He is the listed inventor on ten United States Patents, a co-author of three books on intellectual property and has been recognized four times as one of the top 300 intellectual property strategists globally by Intellectual Asset Magazine. As Kabbage expands and continues to support more small businesses, Rob ensures the company maintains great conviction to its vision, as well as a unique culture and considerable laughter quotient.

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Xia Huaxia

Scientist, GM of Autonomous Delivery Dept., Meituan

Dr. Xia is a scientist in Meituan and the general manager of the autonomous delivery department. He earned his Ph.D. from UCSD. Before joining Meituan, he also worked as senior software engineer in Google, and principal architect in Baidu. He works in the areas of software infrastructure, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving, etc.

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XiaoLan Guan

Executive President,Hundsun Technologies Inc

Mr. Xiaolan Guan, Executive President of Hundsun Technologies Inc, is responsible for promoting the development and innovation of the company's business, as well as the management of Hong Kong and overseas businesses. He has been engaged in financial technology services for more than 20 years. He has devoted himself to applying new technology and new mode to various business of capital market for a long time. He has vigorously promoted the effective integration of new Internet technology and traditional finance,at the same time spared no effort to push the whole financial industry of China into the era of intelligence.
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Yingbo Fu

Senior Vice President,Megvii

Bio coming soon

 

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Alex Niu

Solution Data Scientist, Banking & Financial of DataVisor

Alex Niu has over 9 years of experience in financial industry serving large banks in the area of risk management using advanced analytics. As the director of Decision Science at American Express, Alex was involved in developing and implementing machine learning based solution for both credit assessment and fraud detection. He also led efforts to build machine learning models for credit line assignment for American Express portfolios. Prior to American Express, Alex served as a consultant to top financial institutions.Alex currently serves as a Solution Data Scientist, Banking & Financial, for DataVisor. DataVisor provides big data fraud detection solution utilizing unsupervised analytics. Its unique approach to big data fraud detection does not rely on prior knowledge of attack patterns. Alex holds a master’s degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University.

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Alfred Shang

CEO & Managing Partner, BitRock Capital

Alfred Shang is the Managing Partner of BitRock Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on fintech investments in the Greater China and US. 

Before co-founding BitRock, Alfred was a partner of Bain & Company and Head of the firm’s Financial Services Practice in Greater China. Alfred has advised leading multinational and Chinese financial institutions and investment firms on a wide range of topics including asset and wealth management, fintech, strategy, business model design, operational improvement, and organization design.

Alfred is frequently quoted on various topics by the leading business and finance media such as Bloomberg, CNBC, 21st Century Business Herald, Caijing, New Finance, and Private Fortune. He regularly delivers keynote speeches at high-profile FS conferences. 

Alfred obtained a Ph.D. in Economics with focus on Finance from Harvard University. His research focuses on the interaction between market inefficiency and corporate governance. He is also a graduate of the University of Chicago.
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Aly Madhavji

Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund

Aly Madhavji is the Managing Partner at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier Start-ups and consults companies and governmental organizations on emerging technologies. He is a Senior Investment Advisor to BitBlock Capital and Fiat Capital Fund, and a Co-Founder and the Former CEO of a digital currency exchange. He is also an avid investor in early stage companies. He has served on various blockchain advisory roles including Polymath and traditional advisory boards including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council. He currently consults organizations such as the United Nations (UN) on emerging technology solutions to help alleviate poverty, support business ecosystems, increase financial inclusion, and improve society at large to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books, including the award-winning book titled, “Your Guide to Succeed in University”, as part of the Succeed Series and a monthly columnist for the leading blockchain magazine. He is a mentor with Chinaccelerator, one of the global elite accelerator programs operated by the venture fund SOSV with $500M+ AUM and the Mobile Only Accelerator (MOX) which helps the best mobile startups from around the world acquire millions of users in Southeast Asia, India, Eastern Europe and South America with 167 million users on its smartphone platform. Aly was previously a Consultant focused on corporate turnarounds and worked on strategy for PayPal and INSEAD. He has lived and worked across 4 continents (North/South America, Europe, and Asia) with PwC, PayPal, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and INSEAD. He also holds the Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Investment Manager designations.

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Andrew Fai

Founder & CEO, Obito.tv

Bio coming soon
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Anis Uzzaman

General Partner and Founder, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D., is the General Partner, CEO, and founding member of Pegasus Tech Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based VC with strong global network and investments.

Managing more than 20 multi-million dollar funds, with total AUM of US $1.5 billion, Anis has invested in over 150+ startups in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Prominent US startups in the Pegasus Tech Ventures portfolio include Vicarious, Color Genomics, Rigetti, Genius, Affectiva, Osaro, and IFTTT. He is an investor and a board director of Tech in Asia, the largest tech media in Southeast Asia. Anis also sits on the board of directors of Affectiva, Lark, Blue Frog Robotics, I AND C-Cruise, ZUU, HijUp, Ahlijasa, and Asteria.

Anis also serves as the Chairman of Startup World Cup, a global startup pitch competition with $1 million investment prize, and regional competitions organized in 30+ countries across all 6 continents.

Anis holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University. He has published more than 30 technical papers, and has authored 5 books in 4 Asian languages, providing valuable insights to Asian startups and corporations.

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Andy Li

CEO, Silot.AI

Andy is the founder and CEO of Silot, a Singapore/Beijing based Fintech Company that empower financial institutions for next-generation efficiency & capability by connecting data and functionalities silos, with the immersion of AI and BlockChain.

Silot pioneers the development of streamlined efficient commercial bank solution that helps financial institutions in Southeast Asia to consolidate Unified QR Payment, AF/AML Compliance, Onboarding and Banking Ops. Andy is also the visionary that sets the direction of the project and motivates the entire team to share the same vision. He also sets the culture of Silot as one which is open, inclusive, and forward-thinking.

Prior to setting up Silot, Mr. Li worked in Baidu.com (NASDAQ: BIDU) oversaw the operation of Baidu Global Payment in his role and also based in Bangkok as regional representative at the company. In the past 10 years, he also served in a number of leading blue-chip internet companies such as Sohu Changyou (NASDAQ: CYOU), SEA Group, (NYSE:SE) and Kingsoft (HK.3888) in their global expansion phase.

A Chinese national having resided in South East Asian region near 20 years, Mr. Li is a veteran in cross-border business development and expert in management of cross cultural and cross region operation. Mr Li holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Dundee Business School (UK).

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Angelica Anton

Founder & Managing Partner,SILK Ventures

Angelica Anton is the Founder and Managing Partner of SILK Ventures, the investment and venture building firm focused on deep tech scale-ups expanding to China. SILK builds value for its companies by embedding them into an established partnership with the Chinese government and the region's largest public and private corporations. Angelica has worked with the Chinese government since 2012 as an Investment Advisor prior to founding SILK and started her career in venture capital as former senior associate at QVentures. Featured in the Women in Fintech Powerlist for the past two years and Forbes' 30 under 30, Angelica is consistently recognised for her work in the financial industry. She also sits on the Board of the Innovation Council of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and on the Innovation Board of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. An alumna of the University of Oxford, Angelica speaks six languages and spends her free time collecting art and traveling.

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Anuj Kacker

COO & Co-founder, MoneyTap

MoneyTap is Asia's first Credit Line app. It is catering to the credit needs of middle-class customers by providing small-medium cash loans, quick credit on mobile, affordable interest rates, and flexible EMIs.

MoneyTap is creating a new category in the consumer lending space and has disbursed over INR 10 Billion (USD ~145 Million) as credit to the mid-segment customers in India.

MoneyTap has the best combination of quick credit and smooth process, and yet has the lowest NPAs in the industry. The 3.5-year-old startup raised a total of USD 12.3 Million, led by Sequoia India, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and Prime Venture Partners across a seed and Series A round. It has been operational in the market for 2.5 years.
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Bhavani Rana

Partner, Amadeus Capital

Bhavani joined Amadeus Capital Partners in 2015. Bhavani brings investment experience in India and the US to Amadeus’s emerging market team. Based in Bangalore, Bhavani focuses on investments in India and South East Asia and focuses on marketplaces, fin tech and their intersection. His investments for Amadeus are Indiamart, Zilingo and Icare Benefits.

Prior to Amadeus, Bhavani was at Intel Capital in Silicon Valley where he focused on investments in mobile software and payments start-ups. His successes include PGP, acquired by Symantec; Airmagnet, acquired by Fluke networks; Clearwire (Nasdaq:CLWR); Click&Buy, acquired by Deutsche Telekom; Movea, acquired by Invensense; Crisp Media, acquired by Quotient; Cashstar, acquired by Blackhawk and Speakeasy, acquired by Best Buy.

Prior to moving to the US, Bhavani made investments in India, including Tejas Networks (NSE:TEJASNET), Deccanet Designs, acquired by Flextronics, Nipuna, acquired by Satyam, Perpetuuiti and Happiest Minds.

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Bruno Botelho

Chief Marketing Officer,LiqEase

As the Chief Marketing Officer at LiqEase, Bruno’s responsibilities are to simplify the message across all channels and grow the user base which will ultimately lead to a higher brand value.

Bruno started his international career in a publicly listed industrial group where he held the positions of financial controller, finance director, and supply chain director. After seven years in the cement world, he decided to initiate his own entrepreneurial path by starting his own projects in Shanghai, China. The first one was a company that combined hashtag printing with social media marketing. He then founded and managed the APAC office of Sales Engine Online which gave him experience in performance advertising and user acquisition campaigns. Being a blockchain and crypto enthusiast, he co-founded in 2017 The Blockchain Marketing Agency where he served as the digital strategist.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from NOVA Business School in Lisbon.

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Calvin Choi

Chairman & CEO, AMTD Group

Calvin Choi is the Chairman and CEO of AMTD Group, and the Founder and Chairman of AMTD Foundation. He is a seasoned banker with over 20 years of experience in the investment banking, international capital markets, and professional auditing sectors.

In 2017, Calvin was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was also selected by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the global ‘‘Fintech Finance 35’’ in 2016.

Calvin currently serves as a board director of Bank of Qingdao Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 3866 and SZSE: 002948). He also serves as the director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN), which was founded by World Bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore, and ASEAN Bankers Association. Calvin is also appointed as the Vice Chairman of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, Honourable President of Hong Kong Army Cadets Association, and Vice President of Hong Kong Federation of Professions.

Calvin is the Founder and Chairman of “Regional Banks+ Strategic Cooperation Alliance”, an association which was initiated by Calvin, with a number of leading Hong Kong-listed regional banks of China as members, including Bank of Qingdao, Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank, Jiangxi Bank and Zhongyuan Bank; and the Founder and Chairman of “Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurs Association”, an organisation comprising a group of leading innovative enterprises in Greater Bay Area where its inauguration ceremony was officiated by Paul Chan, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong SAR.

Before joining AMTD Group, Calvin was formerly a Managing Director at the Investment Banking Division and a member of the Global Family Office Committee of UBS Asia. He also served as the China Chief Specialist, Asia Strategic Alliance under the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Citigroup.

Calvin is currently a certified bank auditor and a certified public accountant in the United States. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, in Chartered Accountancy Studies. He also studied in Saïd Business School, University of Oxford for Executive Education-Transformational Leadership.

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Carl Wegner

Managing Director, Head of Asia at R3

Carl Wegner has been running the sales and operations in the APAC region for R3 since 2016. Armed with over 30 years’ experience in Asia in Cash Management, Institutional Banking, Financial Supply Chain and more recently Distributed ledger Technology, he has forged strategic alliances that has led to revenue growth and market penetration for R3.

Carl’s prior experience includes holding the roles of Managing Director and Head of Global Transaction banking, Greater China of Deutsche Bank and Managing Director of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan. He was also formerly the Chief Representative of a technology firm, TradeCard (now GTNexus) in China and set up their sales and operations teams in Asia starting in 2000.

Carl specialises in Financial Supply Chain and Fintech, has held posts as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and Board Member of the Taipei American School. He holds a B.S. in both Chinese Language and Chinese history from Georgetown University. 

Carl Wegner has been running the sales and operations in the APAC region for R3 since 2016. Armed with over 30 years’ experience in Asia in Cash Management, Institutional Banking, Financial Supply Chain and more recently Distributed ledger Technology, he has forged strategic alliances that has led to revenue growth and market penetration for R3.

Carl’s prior experience includes holding the roles of Managing Director and Head of Global Transaction banking, Greater China of Deutsche Bank and Managing Director of Transaction Banking for Standard Chartered Bank in Taiwan. He was also formerly the Chief Representative of a technology firm, TradeCard (now GTNexus) in China and set up their sales and operations teams in Asia starting in 2000.

Carl specialises in Financial Supply Chain and Fintech, has held posts as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and Board Member of the Taipei American School. He holds a B.S. in both Chinese Language and Chinese history from Georgetown University. 
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Carman Chan

Founder & Managing Partner, CEO/Founder, Click Ventures

Bio coming soon
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Chen Yu

Co-Founder & Senior Vice President, YeePay Co., Ltd.

Chen Yu has been a leading figure in the internet, e-commerce and software fields for more than 20 years.

Before creating YeePay, a widely used internet payment platform in China, Yu served as director and product marketing manager for Oracle, the software giant based in the US. He was in charge of developing global strategic partnerships and marketing the company's application server products and internet and E-commerce solutions. Yu also has held IT positions at John Deere and AT&T Bell Laboratories, and he once served as a director of the Silicon Valley China Wireless Association. Yu was granted a Master's Degree in computer science by the Illinois Institute of Technology in the USA and a Bachelor's Degree in computer science by Peking University.

Yu was listed among "China's Top 100 Influential Names of JinYing in the Smartphone Circle" in 2010, and he also is on the list of EC100 Influential E-businesses in China in 2013. Yu is dedicated to active exploration and innovation in the internet field.

In 2013, Yu acted as advisor to the “Internet Era”, a full-length CCTV documentary series, and he personally planned the interviews with well known figures in the internet industry across the US, including: Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook; Elon Musk from Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity; Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club; Mike Morhaime, founder and CEO of Blizzards; and Michael Moritz, well-established investor from Sequoia Capital, among others. He also had in-depth exchanges and discussions about the internet spirit and industry trends with the following men who are regarded as the soul of the academic and scientific world: Hartmut Esslinger, godfather of industrial design; Kevin Kelly, the author of Out of Control; Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired; and Vinton Cerf, father of the internet. Yu also has visited world renowned American universities such as Stanford, Harvard and University of Chicago and he continues to seek ways to tap into the mysteries of conceiving cutting-edge technologies and developing human wisdom.

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Cheng Qian

Vice President of Cambricon Technologies

Biography coming soon.
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Christopher Aw

Managing Partner, Pandan Ventures

A veteran of the investment and technology industries, Chris is currently the Managing Partner at Pandan Ventures. In this position, he serves as an adviser and investor for start-ups moving within finance, food/agriculture, and industry – all of which are undergoing massive transformation due to the impact of advanced technologies.

 

In addition to his role with Pandan Ventures, Chris is also the founder and Managing Director of two3six; a company focused on the nexus of operations, technology, and analytics and volunteers with the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards supporting social & environmental impact businesses and CRIB, a non-profit focused on supporting female entrepreneurs.

 

Chris is also an operating adviser at Monk’s Hill Ventures, a series A-focused, SE Asian, venture capital firm. He is a member of the German Accelerator in South East Asia’s selection committee. He is also a mentor at the Chinaccelerator in Shanghai, China and the MOX accelerator in Taipei, Taiwan. In additional to these roles, he independently advises multiple start-ups in varying sectors within technology and business.

 

Outside the investment and technology spaces, Chris is a former US Air Force officer who focused on areas such as tactical communications and all-source intelligence. He also previously worked for the Under Secretary of Defence for Intelligence, providing technology advice and operational implementation recommendations.

 

Chris graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Business; majoring in Information Systems. He later completed his Master of Science in Information System from Bowie State University and did his MBA at the University of Maryland.

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Da Hongfei

Founder & CEO of Onchain, Founder of NEO

Da Hongfei is the Founder and CEO of Onchain, Founder of NEO, key opinion leader of the Chinese blockchain industry, and a serial entrepreneur. He is a blockchain advisor to many banks, brokers, and clearinghouses.

In 2011, Da began exploring applications of blockchain technology and became a well-known columnist for 8btc and other mainstream blockchain media outlets. He is also one of the first blockchain evangelists in China.

In 2014, he founded NEO, a community-driven non-profit blockchain project aimed at digitizing assets with blockchain technology and digital identity, and automatically managing digital assets with smart contracts. With its distributed network, NEO is on course to realize a "smart economy".

In 2016, he founded Onchain, a leading blockchain company dedicated to the research on and development of blockchain infrastructure. He is also a contributor to the formulation of China's blockchain standard architecture and ISO-TC307 Blockchain Standards, and has become a pacesetter in the blockchain industry.

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Dan Quan

Managing Partner,Banks Street Advisory

Dan Quan is Managing Partner of Banks Street Advisory. He is also Senior Advisor for McKinsey’s Banking Practice. A nationally recognized FinTech thought leader, Dan serves as a bridge between Silicon Valley and the Beltway. Dan’s deep understanding of disruptive technologies and regulatory policies makes him a trusted advisor to many CEOs of successful FinTech firms. 
More recently, Dan was Senior Advisor to the Director at the CFPB and led its FinTech office, Project Catalyst. The first of its kind in the world, Project Catalyst has inspired regulatory agencies across the globe to set up dedicated innovation hubs to promote financial innovation.
At the CFPB, Dan focused his work on identifying and promoting innovative technologies and business models that can help solve the most complex issues in consumer finance. He aggressively and successfully pushed policies that enabled a thriving FinTech environment, including consumer-permissioned data access/open banking and the use of AI and alternative data in credit underwriting. Sensing the urgent need to further foster FinTech growth in the U.S., Dan conceived and developed the first regulatory sandbox at the federal level. 
Over the years, Dan has built strong relationships with regulators in the U.S. and around the world. Under his leadership, the CFPB joined the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), a group of financial regulators that aim to foster regulatory cooperation and innovation. 
Before joining the CFPB, Dan was a research associate at Harvard Business School (HBS). He worked for Professor Peter Tufano, currently Dean-University of Oxford Saïd Business School. Dan was a key contributor to two influential HBS research projects on the U.S. competitiveness led by Professor Michael Porter: Prosperity At Risk (2012) and Competitiveness At A Crossroads (2013). Prior to that, Dan was a consultant at Willis Towers Watson.
Dan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
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Daniel Emmanuel

Chairman, The Asian Banker

Emmanuel Daniel is the founder of The Asian Banker, the most respected financial services industry intelligence provider in the emerging markets. He is also the founder of The Banking Conversation, an online repository of interviews with a wide range of leaders and shapers of the global economy from a financial perspective.

He is also sought after for a wide range of confidential boardroom sessions at leading institutions on developments in the industry. He has served in various government advisory committees on the financial services industry.

As an entrepreneur, he has previously served as a committee member in the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), a prestigious grouping of young business owners worldwide and is an associate member of The Asia Society.

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Daniel Jordan Marovitz

Vice President Global Payments, Booking.com

As Vice President of Global Payments at Booking.com, Daniel Marovitz is responsible for the company’s payments products worldwide, facilitating seamless access to the Booking.com marketplace for both customers and partners. As one of the largest global e-commerce companies with business in nearly every country and city on the planet, the payments landscape at Booking.com presents a unique opportunity for his cross-functional team.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Daniel has worked across different industries and continents, including his own software startup. Daniel was previously COO and a member of the executive team at Earthport PLC, a listed, London-based, cross-border payments fintech company. Before Earthport, he was the CEO of Faculty of 1000, which builds software tools and services for the biomedical world. He was also a Co-founder and CEO of buzzumi, (acquired by F1000.com) a software platform for online enterprise collaboration.

Previously, Daniel served as Head of Product Management for Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Bank from 2007-2011 and as a member of the board of this $5 billion division, having joined the company in 2000 as the youngest Managing Director in the firm's history.

Daniel came to Deutsche Bank from iVillage, the online Women’s Network, then one of the 15 most trafficked sites on the Internet. At iVillage, he was Vice President of Commerce and a member of the management team that took the firm public on NASDAQ. He started his career at Gateway, a PC manufacturer, where he served as the co-founder of the company’s Japanese subsidiary and the head of Gateway.com, which sold the first PC over the Internet.

Daniel is a native New Yorker who graduated cum laude from Cornell University in 1994. He is married with two children and is an avid traveller, having visited more than 50 countries. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Japanese and Galician, and is working diligently to improve his Dutch.
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Dare Okoudjou

Founder & CEO, MFS Africa

Dare Okoudjou is the Founder and CEO of MFS Africa, a leading Pan-African Fintech company, operating the largest digital payments hub on the continent. The MFS Hub connects over 170 million mobile wallets in Sub-Saharan Africa, offering unparalleled reach into the growing African digital consumers. The company allows mobile network operators, merchants, money transfer operators, banks and other financial institutions to take advantage of the ubiquity of mobile wallets as a safe, convenient, and cost-effective transaction channel. MFS Africa was recently named by the international business magazine Fast Company as one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies. Prior to founding MFS Africa, Dare worked at MTN Group, where he developed its mobile payment strategy and led its implementation across 21 countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. He began his career as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris. He has an MSc in Telecom Engineering from ENST-Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Dave Birch

Director of Innovation,Consult Hyperion

David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information by Wired magazine and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking by Financial Brand; was found by PR Daily to be one of the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson; was ranked in the top three most influential people in Londonís FinTech community by City A.M.; was listed by Hot Topics as one of the worldís top 100 most influential FinTech leaders and was rated Europeís most influential commentator on emerging payments by Total Payments. In the London Review of Books his ìIdentity is the New Moneyî was called fresh, original, wide-ranging and ìthe best book on general issues around new forms of money". His new book ìBefore Babylon, Beyond Bitcoin: From money we understand to money that understands usî will be published in June 2017.

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David Gowdey

Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures

Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, a Singapore based venture capital firm focused on internet and technology investments in South East Asia. Prior to Jungle, David spent several years at TPG Capital where he led internet investments outside of the US within the TPG Growth fund. David continues to be a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital and represents them as a non-executive director on the board of Propertyguru, the largest online real estate platform in SE Asia. Prior to TPG, David spent 12 years at Yahoo! Inc where he was the Head of International M&A on the Corporate Development team.
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David Messenger

Founder and CEO,Nuna Network

David is founder and CEO of Nuna Network, a LianLian Pay company building new payment, supply chain financing and KYC software solutions to better connect the world with China. 

David has worked with LianLian Pay for ten years since he was Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Online and Mobile Payments at American Express. In this role he led the deployment of new digital platforms including a major partnership and investment in LianLian Pay. 
Previously he was also founder and CEO of Mast Mobile, a mobile sales productivity platform, which he sold to Hearsay Systems in 2017. He was Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Mobile USA, including an IPO in 2007 and strategic sale to Sprint in 2009, and then led the formation of Sprint Pre-Paid Group. He was also a principal at Towers Watson and Price Waterhouse, leading major M&A integrations and transformation projects.
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Drew Chen

Managing Director of Bain Capital Private Equity (Asia), LLC

Mr. Drew Chen is currently a managing director with Bain Capital Asia, responsible for Bain Capital’s private equity investments in Greater China and Asia Pacific region, focusing primarily on telecom, media and technology sectors, as well as business and financial services sectors.

Mr. Chen joined Bain Capital’s Boston headquarter in 2005, and transferred to Hong Kong in 2007. He participated in and led a number of important transactions in both the US and Asia for Bain Capital, including: public to private transaction of the largest US casual dining restaurant group OSI Restaurant Partners (relisted as Bloomin’ Brands “BLMN”), Princeton Review, Greatview Aseptic Packaging (468.HK), Gome Electronics (493.HK), ASIMCO Auto Components Group , Zhejiang Uniview Technologies, VXI, Rise Education (NASDAQ listed as REDU), China PnR, the world’s largest seaplane operator TMA and Xiamen Qinhuai Technology Co. Ltd . Mr. Chen currently sits on the boards of ASIMCO, Rise Education, China PnR and TMA. Previously Mr. Chen worked for Bain & Company and China Investment Corporation.

Born in Shanghai, Mr. Chen was educated in China, the UK and the US. He holds a bachelor degree in economics from Harvard College and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. 
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Drew Chen

Managing Director of Bain Capital Private Equity (Asia), LLC

Mr. Drew Chen is currently a managing director with Bain Capital Asia, responsible for Bain Capital’s private equity investments in Greater China and Asia Pacific region, focusing primarily on telecom, media and technology sectors, as well as business and financial services sectors.

Mr. Chen joined Bain Capital’s Boston headquarter in 2005, and transferred to Hong Kong in 2007. He participated in and led a number of important transactions in both the US and Asia for Bain Capital, including: public to private transaction of the largest US casual dining restaurant group OSI Restaurant Partners (relisted as Bloomin’ Brands “BLMN”), Princeton Review, Greatview Aseptic Packaging (468.HK), Gome Electronics (493.HK), ASIMCO Auto Components Group , Zhejiang Uniview Technologies, VXI, Rise Education (NASDAQ listed as REDU), China PnR, the world’s largest seaplane operator TMA and Xiamen Qinhuai Technology Co. Ltd . Mr. Chen currently sits on the boards of ASIMCO, Rise Education, China PnR and TMA. Previously Mr. Chen worked for Bain & Company and China Investment Corporation.

Born in Shanghai, Mr. Chen was educated in China, the UK and the US. He holds a bachelor degree in economics from Harvard College and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. 
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Edith Yeung

Partner, Proof of Capital

Edith Yeung is the creator of the China Internet Report and a partner at Proof of Capital and Advisor at 500 Startups. She invests in blockchain and AI startups, including Stellar, Nebulas, Solana, Oasis Labs, Hooked, DayDayCook, Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), AISense, Penrose, Cryworks, Piper, Apptopia, Palantir and many more.
Before 500, Edith is the GM of Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, Oracle, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. You can also find some of her work on SCMP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS , NPR, Techcrunch, Next Web, Mashable, Read Write Web, TechinAsia, etc. She frequently speaks on China & Silicoin Valley investment landscape.
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Eric Hoh

President, Asia Pacific, FireEye

Eric Hoh is President of FireEye for Asia Pacific. In this role, he leads an organization committed to helping the region’s organizations improve their defenses against targeted cyber attacks. He is based at the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore.

Eric is a seasoned security industry veteran with more than 20 years of leadership experience. He most recently led Symantec’s regional sales in Asia South and Korea. Prior to Symantec, he held sales leadership roles with Veritas Software and Seagate Software.

Eric has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Winona State University, Minnesota. 

In his spare capacity, Eric mentors and advises a number of home grown entrepreneurs in the IT space.

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Fang Teng

Co-Founder,Innotree

Fang Teng, an Ex-Googler, is currently a co-founder at InnoTREE (www.innotree.cn), a market intelligence technology company in China. The company uses machine learning and AI technologies to source and evaluate early stage companies in China.

Prior to InnoTREE, Fang has 10 plus years of experience in TMT industry, including 3 years of technology start-up experience with successful exit. Employed by technology companies in both US and China, with functions in strategic planning, business development, financial management and product management.
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Fan Zhang

Co-Founder, EqualOcean

ZHANG Fan, graduated from Communication University of China, has served for Nielsen, Kantar TNS of WPP in his career life. Years-accumulated analytic experience has prepared him an expert with rich research methodologies.

With research and management experience, ZHANG Fan joined EO Company in 2017 as the Senior Research Director, led the EO Intelligence, the professional research & consulting institution of EO company, from only an embryo to a current reputational intelligence institute in the industry. Under his outstanding leadership, EO Intelligence has released a quantity of industrial research reports with depth regarding topics including but not limited to New Technology, New Thinking and New Policy, and brought applauses and praises to EO Company in the industry.

In October 2018, Zhang Fan co-founded the EqualOcean to start the company’s international business.

 

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Fernand Lendoye

Managing Director,Aviva Ventures

Fernand Lendoye is currently the Asia Managing Director for Aviva Ventures, the £100m venture capital arm of Aviva. Prior to Aviva Ventures, Fernand was a seasoned financial services executive with global transactional and significant operating experience in shaping growth strategies and business development, opening new markets and driving business turnaround in Asia, Europe and North America. His broad transactional experience ranges from a £5bn+ transformative acquisition in the UK to a $20bn+ IPO in Asia. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Fredrik Hedberg

CTO & Co-Founder, Tink

Fredrik Hedberg is the CTO and co-founder of Tink. Founded in Stockholm in 2012, Tink is a cloud-based platform that provides the infrastructure and value-adding data products that are enabling the future of financial services. Tink offers its products on a cloud-based platform that includes Account Aggregation, Payment Initiation, Data Enrichment and Personal Finance Management. Its current partners include PayPal, NatWest, ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas Fortis and Klarna.

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Geng Junling

Chairman, Sunyard

Bio coming soon
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Guodong Pan

CEO, LianLian Pay

Mr. Pan Guodong is the CEO of LianLian Pay. Prior to joining Lianlian Pay, Mr. Pan co-founded Jiwu.com in 2011 and served as the CEO. Prior to that, He was the Product Director of User Business Unit in Alipay, and also the Leader who was response for Koubei Product in Alibaba.
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HaiChen Wang

CFO, Youxin Financial

Mr. Haichen WANG, CFA, is Chief Financial Officer of Youxin Financial. Prior to joining Youxin Financial, Mr. WANG was Director of Strategy at Didi Chuxing, where he spearheaded Didi’s international strategy and investments, including Didi’s acquisition of Brazil’s 99 Taxis and strategic investments in Taxify, Grab and Careem. Previously, Mr. WANG was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, in the Financial Institutions Group, where he worked on a number of IPOs of Chinese banks, securities firms and asset management companies. Mr. WANG holds a Juris Doctorate degree from NYU School of Law, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Cornell University.
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Hakan Eroglu

Global Open Banking Lead, Mastercard Advisors

Hakan Eroglu is the Global Open Banking Lead at Mastercard Advisors. He is an expert for Open Data and Services Ecosystems, Open Banking Regulation, API Standardization, Instant and Frictionless Payments. Hakan is a recognized thought leader in public media and speaker in his area of expertise.

He brings more than 10 years of project experience in shaping Open Banking strategies, building API-based uses cases and business models, and designing digital payment schemes in Europe, Latin America and Asia. 

Hakan joins Mastercard from Accenture where he served as the Global Open Banking & PSD2 Expert Lead helping banks and payment service providers across the globe to tackle regulation, going beyond it and turn it into competitive advantages through new innovation and services using AI and Instant Payments. 

Hakan is a board member of the Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board, the Swiss Commission for Financial Standardization (SKSF), the Open Banking Working Group of the Euro Banking Association (EBA) and author of position papers, articles and consultations on PSD2, Open Banking and Fintechs.

Hakan holds a German Diploma in Computer Sciences from Darmstadt University of Technology in Germany. He lives in Zurich.

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Dr. Hao Wen

Co-founder of Cloud Walk

Wen Hao, doctor, senior engineer, co-founder and vice president of Yuncong University. In 2003, he received a bachelor's degree in Electronic Science and technology from University of Science and Technology of China, and was escorted to the Key Laboratory of Quantum Information of Chinese Academy of Sciences of China University of Science and Technology. He was trained by academician Guo Guangcan, chief scientist of Quantum Regulation 973, specializing in quantum communication devices and network direction. In 2008, he received his Ph. D. in Communication and Information Systems fromUniversity of Science and Technology of China , and joined Chongqing Green Intelligent Technology Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014. In 2015, Dr. Zhou Xi co-founded CloudWalk.
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Hector Guan

Co-Founder of Payment Union; COO of Inspiry Technology

Guan Heng is the co-founder of Payment Union and the COO of Inspiry Technology, an honorary lecturer at Tencent University, Union Pay Development Committee member of China UnionPay Co., Ltd.
Mr. Guan is the earliest advocate of the self-service mobile(QR-code) payment. In this field, he created a mode of cooperation between mobile payment service providers and third-party payment platforms, which promoted the upgrading of the industrial chain of offline mobile payment and accelerated the widespread of mobile payment in offline market. In the past three years, he led the company to achieve a high growth rate of 600% to 700% every year. At present, Inspiry has established close cooperative relations with Alipay, WeChat Pay, China UnionPay, Meituan, and other key enterprises in the industry.
In 2018, Payment Union won an investment of 300 million yuan from top Internet companies and famous VC investors. At the same time, the company under his leadership, expanded the international market and started to launch projects in various countries in southeast Asia.
Since 2014, he has been the managing partner of ChiFortuneVC and a member of the investment committee. He is proficient in the investment of mobile Internet projects. The projects he has invested have CFROI of 10 times within three years, and several of which has acquired further investment from Alibaba and Tencent.
Mr.Guan is the founder of Che Dong Hui (domestic Internet+ automobile community) and the co-founder of many social activity organizations.
He used to be the General Manager of the Internet automobile business department of Che Tuo Bang(mobile car owner community and media).
He was a senior project manager at SONY mobile and head of enterprise business. Prior to joining SONY Ericsson he worked for Canada Northern Telecom Limited.
Mr. Guan holds a master's degree in Communication Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and a bachelor's degree in Communication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
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Helen Zhou

Managing Partner, RYK Capital Partners Limited

Helen overseas RYK’s investment and financing as Managing Partner. Prior to RYK Capital Partners, she has spent more than 10 years in the financial industry in Asia, including Goldman Sachs and UBS. Helen started her career as a reporter at Reuters.
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Hitters Xu

Founder & CEO, Nebulas

Founder & CEO of Nebulas, and a blockchain pioneer in China, Founder of AntShares (NEO), the former Director of Ant Financial’s Blockchain Platform (Alibaba’s financial arm), and part of Google’s Search & Anti-Fraud team. Since 2013, Hitters has founded BitsClub (the very first Blockchain/Bitcoin community in China), ICO365 (one of the largest ICO platforms), and FBG Capital (one of the earliest Crypto funds).
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Wei Hopeman

Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

Wei is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, the largest FinTech focused venture fund in Asia. Arbor aims to shape the way the world transacts by investing in early stage companies that enable frictionless transactions across financial services and digital commerce. As a thought leader in the global FinTech community, Wei was named to the Top 38 Fintech Influencers in Asia, the Fintech Asia 100 and the AlwaysOn Power Players in Fintech.

Prior to Arbor, Wei was Managing Director and Head of Asia at Citi Ventures, Citigroup's strategic venture investment and innovation arm. She established the Asian operations, invested in and incubated new technologies and strategies to accelerate disruption for the bank. Wei brings with her 20+ years of experience and perspective in finance, entrepreneurship, and technology spanning the Silicon Valley, Greater China and Southeast Asia.

Wei is a member of the New Ventures Advisory Council at McKinsey & Co, a founding member of the Internet Securities Services Committee under the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission, a founding steering committee member of AngelVest, a member of the Young President's Organization and a former Vice Chair of Women in Leadership (China).

Wei holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Pomona College.

 
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Hyman Zhu

Co-Founder, CardInfoLink

Hyman Zhu graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
He used to be senior manager in China UnionPay, technical and operation support of China UnionPay international business, responsible for cross-boarder business since 2004 to 2012.
Hyman has been co-founder of CardInfoLink from 2012, responsible for oversea corporation and business.

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James Chang

China Consulting Leader, PwC China

James Chang is the partner managing PwC China’s consulting practice, leading teams to provide a variety of professional solutions – ranging from enterprise strategy, corporate function transformation, digital & technology innovation, M&A, risk and regulatory compliance - for leading clients in China’s financial services, consumer, health, TMT and industrial products services industries. Before returning to China in 2009, James was a Partner based in PwC New York office. Prior to PwC, he worked with several Wall Street investment houses such as J.P.Morgan and SLK (now part of Goldman Sachs). James graduated from the Stern School of Business, New York University with an MBA degree. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Account (CPA) of New York State. James also completed the LPSF (Leading Professional Service Firms) Executive Training Program from the Harvard Business School.

James is a frequent speaker at various conferences, seminars and symposiums, delivering speeches on topics such as financial transformation, FinTech, green finance, financial inclusions as well as global financial regulatory reforms.  In 2016, James represented PwC as the Knowledge Partner for the B20 Financing Growth Taskforce to produce policy recommendation report for the 2016 G20 Summit, a majority of these policy recommendations are reflected in the official 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit Communiqué.

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Jason Ekberg

Partner, Head of Asia Corporate & Institutional Bank Practices of Oliver Wyman

Jason Ekberg is a partner who leads Oliver Wyman’s Asia Corporate and Institutional banking practices and is based in Shanghai. He brings over 20+ years of experience as a former treasurer for Royal Dutch Shell, M&A banker for JP Morgan, Treasury and Trade specialist for Citibank and now as partner with Oliver Wyman.

His core areas of expertise include customer experience, digital transformation, ecosystem strategies and sales effectiveness. He is a corporate and transaction banking specialist whose expertise is grounded in 500+ projects he’s executed globally cross 30 markets.

Jason actively publishes and speaks on key themes reshaping financial services. Most recent publications include future of ecosystem strategies and innovation in cross-border payments. Upcoming reports will look at payments at the intersection of key industry reshaping Asia,such as healthcare, renewables and transportation.

Jason received his MBA from Purdue University and BBA from the University of Texas. He also attended Harvard Executive Education as IBM scholar.

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James Lloyd

Partner, APAC FinTech & Payments Leader,Ernst & Young

James is a partner in EY’s Corporate Finance Strategy team, with a focus on growth-stage and non-traditional financial service players.
He leads EY's FinTech capability across Asia-Pacific, and is also APAC leader for EYs global payments practice. 
Based in Hong Kong, his regionally-focused team is tasked with advising clients on matters relating to new financial technologies, business models, investments, and strategic partnerships.
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Janos Barberis

Advisory Board Member, CFTE

Biography coming soon.
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Jason Gardner

Founder & CEO, Marqeta

Bio coming soon.
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Jason Tu

CEO, Co-Founder of MioTech

Jianyu (Jason) Tu, Stanford MBA, Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Co-Founder and CEO of MioTech.

Jason’s career spans across banking and tech startups around the globe. He kicked off his career at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong and has since then worked at a number of startups such as WeLab and Robinhood in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and the U.S.

He saw a technological gap that left financial services behind and since then, is determined to bring world-class fintech solutions to Asia.

His startup, MioTech has achieved great milestones in the past 28 months with the backing of ZhenFund, leading VC in China and Horizons Ventures, the investment arm of Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka Shing.

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Jason Zhang

CEO and Founder,UnPAY Global

Zhang Zhenghua is the Founder and CEO of UnPAY. 

Prior to starting UnPAY, Zhenghua was the CEO of Baidu Wallet and pioneer business member of Alipay. He created the first consumer-end product in Alipay and was the inventor of off-line capital clearing methodology and system in the logistic industry (predecessor of mobile payment). 

As testament to his rich experience in the payment industry, he was recently awarded 2018 Fortune China’s 40 under 40 business elite. 

Zhenghua sits on various boards including The Mobile Finance Professional Committee, China E-Commerce Association, and the Internet Finance Committee of the China Internet Society. 
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Javier Mira

CEO & Co-Founder, FacePhi Biometría

Javier, Co-founder & CEO of FacePhi, global leader Company specialized in Face Recognition technologies applied on financial sector, is always passionate about entrepreneurship and new challenges and expert speaker for biometrics conferences.
Over 20 years of experience in global enterprises, team management and growth and expansion implementation policies. He has a multicultural profile and expertise in international markets.
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Jerry Chou

Chief Compliance Officer, LINE Corp

Since joining Line Corporation in January 2019, Jerry Chou has served as the Chief Compliance Officer, with his responsibilities including the management of all regulatory compliance risk focusing on the U.S. business. Jerry previously spent over 4 years at LendingClub as the head of lending compliance building the compliance program from the ground up and helping to bring the company public. Before joining Line, Jerry has held various roles in compliance in mortgage, auto and credit card lending with Wells Fargo and Capital One. He holds a MBA from Texas A&M University and also a graduate of Occidental College. Additionally, Jerry holds the following industry certifications: Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

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Jie Lin

CEO,Jian 24

Founder & CEO of Jian 24
- Graduated from physics department of Fudan University, Ph.D. of Yale University; his thesis Distributed Control for Autonomous Agent won the highest academic award IEEE George S. Axel by Award in the field of Transactions on Automatic Control 
- Co-founded Dmall in 2015 as COO and later as CEO
- Formerly worked as vice president of JD.com and president of JD Research Institute, vice president of logistics of Yixun.com, senior consultant of BCG.
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Joe McGuire

CEO & Co-Founder, MyMy

Joe McGuire is the Founder and CEO of emerging ASEAN Fintech MyMy. MyMy plans to be ASEAN's first challenger bank and the world's first with Shariah compliance. This is Joe's second fintech after being an early employee of Airwallex, a Sequoia and Tencent backed business who recently reached unicorn status. Prior to joining Airwallex, Joe was the youngest State Manager for Australia's largest bank CBA, an area covering roughly 30% of Australia's population. 

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Joshua Ho

Managing Partner,QCP Capital

Josh is a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has built e-commerce businesses globally with Rocket Internet, launched ride-sharing ecosystems like Uber and GO-JEK across the Asia Pacific and is a seed-stage tech investor in frontier markets and verticals.

An early investor in cryptocurrencies, he is currently Co-Founder of QCP Capital - a crypto-asset trading firm based in Singapore. 

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Jun Xu

CEO, 360 Finance

As 360 Finance Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jun Xu has more than 17 years of experience in the financial industry. Before joining 360 Finance, Mr. Xu co-founded and served as the chief executive officer of Ningbo Siyinjia Investment Management Co. Ltd. . Prior to that, Mr. Xu served as a partner of McKinsey & Company, in charge of its banking and securities practice in China. Before starting working at McKinsey & Company, Mr. Xu worked at HSBC China Office as the assistant vice president.

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Ke Feng

Founder & Chairman of Rongdu Technology Group

Founder & Chairman of Rongdu Technology Group, Founding dean of Zhejiang Zhijiang Blockchain Research Institute(ZBRI) Winner of “Zhejiang Youth Finance Talent Award in 2015” and "2017 China IT Person of the Year · Outstanding CEO Award”,Founder of Rongdu Fintech Think Tank, Early Practitioners of Fintech and Blockchain in China, nearly 15 years experience of Technical R&D and management.

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Kilian Thalhammer

VP Product, Wirecard

Over 15 years in Payment/ FinTech/ eCommerce & Loyalty make Kilian an Expert when it comes to serious product, strategy and business development issues. After being Director Solutions for the Swiss Post he joined RatePay (Otto Group) as CPO and was global CPO of PAYMILL (Rocket Internet) . Kilian works as an Advisor for Banks (Acquirer, Issuer, Retail), PSP’s, Risk providers & Merchants. As an Early Stage Business Angel (i.a. Fincompare, Forexfix, Lodgify, Loyaltyprime, Penseo, Loanlink, Savedroid, Satoshipay, Stocard, Vantik) he helps companies to get established in the market and grow. In parallel he acts as a Mentor & Advisor for larger Accelerators and business Networks (Endeavor, xpreneurs) Kilian is responsible for the global Product Management Payment & Risk at Wirecard.
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Kurt Knackstedt

CEO,Troovo

Kurt’s experience spans over twenty years and four continents, across technology, travel, procurement, leadership and marketing roles at multinationals, start-ups and his own consulting business. In early 2015, Kurt co-founded and was appointed CEO of Troovo, a technology company focused on virtualizing and removing manual intervention within transaction-based industries. Kurt is also currently Chairperson of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives’ ACTE Centre. He leads the Centre’s efforts in research, advocacy and community engagement, and prior to this from 2014-2017 Kurt served as ACTEs global president. An avid traveller for both work and play, Kurt is based in Sydney, Australia and is a dual citizen of the USA and Australia.
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Lanny Yang

Co-Founder, Oceanpayment钱海

Lanny Yang is the co-founder of Oceanpayment钱海, a leading cross-border payment platform that builds solid connection among acquirers, payment service providers and merchants globally; as well as offers a broad range of customizable and value-added payment-centric service and solutions to help customer prosper.

With over 10 years of experience in financial industry with focus on acquiring, banking, processing and security, Lanny is known as an expert who has extensive knowledge of cross-border payment development and trend and in-depth understanding of unique business challenges in China.

  • Pioneer in cross-border payment, builds Oceanpayment as the largest and most professional payment service provider in China. 

  • First to integrate over 500 payment methods in one platform across multiple devices, bridging the business gap between China and the rest of the world.

  • First to develop technology adaptive to mobile payment, contributes to development of m-commerce in China.

  • Follow-up reporting by China’s most predominant state television broadcaster-CCTV, and People's daily for her expertise in cross-border payment.

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Lingyun Gu

Founder, Board Chairman & CEO, IceKredit

As one of the most experienced experts in the credit evaluation field, Lingyun Gu has achieved outstanding accomplishments both domestically and internationally. He used to receive his PhD degree in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University before he joined ZestFinance as the Founding Member of modeling team. He then joined Turbo Financial Group, where he served as Co-Founder, Board of Directors, and CRO. Later, Gu became an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) and Investment Advisor at IDG-Accel/ IDG Capital Partners.

Lingyun Gu now is the Founder, Board Chairman and CEO of a leading fin-tech company, IceKredit, Inc. Meanwhile, he remains a Board Member at Turbo Financial Group, and holds a position in a public company, Beijing Sino data, Inc. (002657). Additionally, Gu is the Investment Partner of FreesFund.

Under his leadership, IceKredit has been named to 2017 & 2018 CB Insights’ Global FinTech 250, Member of NIFA, National High-tech Enterprise, 2016 & 2017 KMPG’s China FinTech50, China AI 50 in World Economic Forum, 2018 Top 10 Innovative Fintech Case in China and many other valuable prizes in home and abroad. 

With dozens of academic writings published in international journals and numerous patents granted to his models, Gu is indeed a knowledgeable, experienced, and exceptional expert in his field.

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Liz Oakes

Executive Vice President, Market Development, Mastercard

Liz Oakes is Executive Vice President, Market Development of New Payment Platforms at Mastercard. She works with governments, central banks, regulators, schemes, retail and commercial banks on the strategic development of real-time payments programs across the globe, in collaboration with regional teams.

Liz has more than 20 years’ experience in designing central clearing and settlement systems and bank payments systems, globally. This includes the governance and functional design of SEPA, Faster Payments and Bacs systems in the UK, and real-time payments systems strategy and design for national payments infrastructure operators in Australia, India, Singapore, Sweden and the USA. Liz has also supported the design and roll out of new payment systems within bank environments and is focused on the customer experience impact of real-time/instant payments, Open Banking and PSD2.

Liz joined Mastercard in 2018 from McKinsey & Company, where she was an expert associate partner in its global payments practice. During her tenure, she served financial institutions, payments businesses and investors on strategy, design and implementation of payment systems, regulation including PSD2 and Open Banking, and supported mergers and acquisitions activity.

In 2016, Liz joined McKinsey from KPMG, where she provided strategic, operational and functional payments advisory services to clients. She was heavily involved in the development of enhanced data and capabilities for real time payments and the implementation of the ISO 20022 XML messaging standard. Earlier in her career, Liz worked at Vocalink, now part of Mastercard, most recently driving product management, strategy and customer engagement.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies & German from the University of Hertfordshire. She lives in London.

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Lucy Demery

Global Head of Fintech Banking

Lucy Demery is Global Head of Fintech Banking at Standard Chartered, where she leads coverage of financial and strategic clients in the global fintech ecosystem. In this role, she manages key fintech relationships and sets the origination strategy for client acquisition, strategic transactions and segment growth. Lucy also works with SC Ventures, Strategy and Corporate Development on fintech partnerships between Standard Chartered and its clients.

Lucy volunteers as a member of the UK Government’s Fintech Investment Group, a selection panellist for The FinTech50, and a judge for Pitch@Palace. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2015, Lucy was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and an M&A lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. She has also worked in development finance in Southeast Asia. 

Lucy grew up in Hong Kong, graduated with First Class Honours from the London School of Economics and received her Juris Doctorate from Columbia University, where she was a Kent Scholar.
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Maha El Dimachki

Head of Payments Department, FCA

Maha is the Head of Payments Supervision Department at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) having joined the FCA to set up the team in October 2017.

Maha’s career in the payments space has spanned multiple geographies since 1995, covering various markets in retail banking as well as wholesale and institutional cash management. Her payments knowledge includes acquiring, issuing, payables and receivables, liquidity management and working capital solutions. She has held a wide variety of roles from sales, strategy and product to governance, risk and control. Maha has a keen interest in observing and participating in the many exciting changes that are coming in the payments landscape.

As Head of Payments Supervision Department, Maha is responsible for crafting and implementing FCA supervisory strategy for the UK Payments Sector.

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Mancy Sun

Co-head & Managing Directorof Principal Strategic Investments (APAC) Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investment Group

Mancy is a managing director Min the Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) team in Asia Pacific, a strategy and investing team that manages a global portfolio of strategic investments in financial technology, market structure and enterprise software. She is also a lead investor for Launch With GS, the firm’s first for-profit investing initiative with a gender lens. Prior to joining PSI, Mancy managed the Asia insurance and diversified financial/financial technology research team. She also covered Asia exchanges from 2008 to 2012. Mancy joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 2008 and was named managing director in 2017.

Mancy earned a BA in Economics from Tsinghua University in 2006 and an MPA in International Affairs from Columbia University in 2008.

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Mark Ma

Lead Machine Learning Engineer, SAP

Mark is the chief machine learning engineer in SAP S/4HANA Cash Management solution development team. His work focuses on building both end-to-end and embedded AI within world-class corporate cash management solution.

Mark is keen on topics such as data science, machine learning, deep learning, big data, and so on. As a young professional, he has multiple R&D projects which help SAP customers effectively utilize data assets to achieve intelligent enterprise.
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Martin de los Santos

Senior VP Mercado Crédito, Mercadolibre

Martin de los Santos is the SVP of Mercado Credito at MercadoLibre (Nasdaq: MELI), the largest e-commerce company in Latin America. Before that, he was an Independent Director of MELI for 5 years since its IPO in 2008. Martin holds an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the past he worked at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co., Merrill Lynch, IMPSA and Vostu.

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Matthew Chen

CEO, Sunline International Business Group, Shenzhen Sunline Tech Co., Ltd.

Matthew Chen is Group CEO of Sunline’s Oversea Business Group, overlooking all oversea subsidiaries. Matthew first joined Sunline in 2015 as the CEO of Sunline’s subsidiary - Sunline Financial Systems & Services (Qianhai) and successfully spearheaded the division to greater heights. In his current role, Matthew has boosted the company’s expansion into the oversea market. His exquisite skills in strategic planning and thought leadership makes him a valuable member of the top management.

Matthew has more than 20 years of experience in Banking and Finance, specializing in Treasury and Risk Management domain. He has led countless Treasury and Risk Management projects all over Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to his service in Sunline, Matthew was the Vice President of SunGard and has led the entire Banking Solution Business Group in Greater China Region for more than 10 years. He also acts as the Regional Director for Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), an American based non-profit professional risk managers’ association.

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Matthew Saal

Head of Digital Finance, IFC, the World Bank

Bio coming soon.

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Max Liu

Co-Founder and CEO, EMQ

Max Liu is Co-founder and CEO of EMQ, the leading financial settlement network across Asia that provides an infrastructure to accelerate the economic development while supporting the financial inclusion initiatives in the underserved region. Leveraging a strong partner ecosystem of financial institutions, telco providers, messaging platforms and payment processors, the company offers individuals and businesses a seamless cross-border remittance experience with immediate access to thousands of distribution points across North and Southeast Asia. A veteran of the financial services industry, Max’s career spans more than 20 years across Asia and the United States, including senior leadership roles at Citadel Investment Group and Goldman Sachs & Co.  Max received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis and he was also named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
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Mayda Lim

Head of Technology, ANZ Bank

Mayda is a member of the board of ANZ Global Services and Operations (Chengdu) Company Limited and Head of Technology for ANZ Technology Campus China. She was the founder of itSMF Singapore Chapter. Her experience in leadership roles in digital and technology is extensive.


As a result, she contributed to driving exceptional revenue growth, building high performing teams and supporting the bank with their digital transformation. Over the years, she has acquired tremendous knowledge in leading positions within Thomson Reuters, Exel Logistics (DHL) and Ford Motor.


Being a strong leader in complex, continuous changing and multi-cultural environment she is an example for resilience, tenacity and smart teamwork.
She serves on the special committee of the prestigious Fudan University of Shanghai which focus on finance technology talents development. In Singapore she served in government advisory committee as member of council for The Future Economy Council Modern Services, which is to evaluate and oversee the implementation of Industry Transformation Maps. 
Within the industry, she is also known as a strong advocate of diversity & inclusion especially for Women in Technology and digital for kids. She is a regular speaker at events on such topics.

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Michael Coletta

Head of Blockchain Technology, London Stock Exchange Group

Michael Coletta has been focused on FinTech and blockchain technology in the financial market infrastructure space for over 4 years. In late 2017, he joined London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) Emerging Technology team to lead the group’s technology strategy for adopting blockchain across LSEG’s capital markets, market infrastructure, and data businesses. Michael also represents LSEG as a member of the European Commission - FISMA Expert Group on Regulatory Hurdles to FinTech Innovation. In his previous role at CME Group, he was involved building the Royal Mint Gold project, cryptocurrency futures, and other blockchain initiatives focused on post-trade settlement and collateral management. Prior to focusing on blockchain and FinTech, Michael spent 10 years developing and architecting solutions for derivatives clearing, and next generation risk management tools for CME’s clearing house.

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Nebil Ben Aissa

CEO, Nexxo

Bio coming soon.
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Nick Cook

Director of Innovation, Financial Conduct Authority

Nick is the first Director of the newly created Innovation division at the FCA.  Nick is accountable for leading the FCA’s RegTech initiatives, its data and analytics strategy, machine learning endeavours, and Innovate activities (including regulatory sandbox, Global Financial Innovation Network, Green FinTech challenge, and direct support).  Nick represents the FCA on the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Financial Innovation Standing Committee and is an advisor to the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Programme (R2A).  Nick joined the Financial Services Authority (the FCA’s predecessor) in 2009, initially in its Enforcement and Market Oversight Division. Prior to joining the regulator, Nick qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG Forensic.

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Oded Zehavi

CEO & Co-founder, MESH

Oded Zehavi is the co-founder and CEO of Mesh Payments. Oded started Mesh as he was inspired to address the challenges entrepreneurs face in emerging markets when it comes to borderless payments. As such, for the past decade he has invested in driving growth in emerging markets for leading global payment brands. Recognised as a payments technology expert, Oded's extensive career covers strategic planning, business development and initiation of global payment products and solutions. Oded's expertise has been instrumental in advancing the success of a number of payments companies. He played a pivotal role in initiating and establishing PayPal in the Middle East and Africa, and was a senior member of the global business development team. As Chief Revenue Officer at Payoneer, an innovative cross-border payments company that drives global commerce, Oded successfully lead the business and product strategy for the company. Always a visionary, Oded regularly provides advice to businesses in the in the payments and technology space. He currently holds a number of board and advisory board roles for Fintech and payments start-ups. Oded holds a B.Sc. Computer Science qualification from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Pandu Sastrowardoyo

Co-Founder of human-id.org, Senior Partner of Blocksphere.id, Supervisory Board of Asosiasi Blockchain Indonesia

A Co-Founder of human-id.org, she aims to apply Blockchain and other technologies to solve the problems of fake news and fake users. The cofounder of Asosiasi Blockchain Indonesia, Kendi.io, Blockchain Zoo, and a partner at Blocksphere.id, she leads the Blockchain discussion in Indonesia between communities, enterprises, and the government. A former IBM senior consultant, she bridges the world of traditional IT and Blockchain. She considers herself a transhumanist, and is convinced of the power of technology to transform humanity. As seen in Forbes, CNN Indonesia, CNBC Indonesia, Deustche Welle, and many other media. 
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Paul Taylor

CEO, Thought Machine

Paul founded Thought Machine in 2014 because he wanted to bring modern software technology to banking. He strongly felt something needed to be done about the way most banking systems were so cumbersome and awkward, not to mention deeply frustrating and practically useless for millions of end users. He discovered this after originally setting out to make intuitive banking apps based on advanced machine learning and then hitting a brick wall time after time when attempting to integrate or get proper data feeds. The conclusion was that the company should build its own core banking platform from scratch and encourage our customers to scrap their archaic technology.

Before founding Thought Machine, he founded two other successful technology companies – Rhetorical Systems, which was acquired by Nuance in 2004 and Phonetic Arts, which was acquired by Google in 2010. He served as a research scientist and manager of the speech team in London. He lead the team which launched the Google text-to-speech system in 2012, which still provides the basis for all of Google’s speech output, from driving directions, voice search and accessibility to machine translation. The system has been installed on more than a billion phones since 2012.

He has previously been an academic, specialising in speech technology and machine learning. have been a lecturer in Linguistics as well as director of the Centre for Speech Research at Edinburgh University. He also spent two years within Cambridge University’s Engineering Department, writing the book, Text-To-Speech Synthesis.
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Peter Morgan

Senior Consulting Economist and Vice Chair for Research,Asia Development Bank Institute

Peter Morgan joined the Asian Development Bank Institute in December 2008. Previously he served in Hong Kong as Chief Asia Economist for HSBC, responsible for macroeconomic analysis and forecasting for Asia. Before that, he was Chief Japan Economist for HSBC, and earlier held similar positions at Merrill Lynch, Barclays de Zoete Wedd, and Jardine Fleming. Prior to entering the financial industry, he worked as a consultant for Meta Systems Inc in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, specializing in energy and environmental areas, including energy policy issues in Asian countries, and at International Business Information KK in Tokyo, specializing in financial sector consulting.

Peter's research areas are macroeconomic policy, financial sector regulation and reform, financial inclusion, and financial literacy and financial education. Recent publications include "Financial Inclusion, Regulation and Education: Asian Perspectives" and "Central and Local Government Relations in Asia: Achieving Fiscal Sustainability". He earned his MA and PhD degrees in economics from Yale University.
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Petra Hielkema

Director Payments and Market Infrastructures, Dutch Central Bank

Petra is Director of Payments and Market Infrastructures at the Dutch Central Bank. Her division is responsible for the payments and collateral operations of the Dutch central bank, as well as oversight, the DNB Cyber Intelligence Unit and policy. The policy agenda if focuses on PSD2, Open Banking, instant payments, fin/bigtech, e-identity, blockchain, crypto and CCPs. As payments are at the frontier of technological innovation in the financial sector, the division is actively involved in the monitoring developments in this field, as well as experimenting with new technologies itself. Furthermore, the division is leading the operational resilience program (ethical hacking) called TIBER-NL.

Petra joined the Dutch Central Bank in February 2007. Prior to joining the Dutch Central Bank Petra had an international career in the oil and gas industry. Petra is a member of the Basel Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) as well as the ECB’s European Cyber Resilience Board (ECRB) and Market Infrastructures Board (MIB). She also co-chairs the FSB financial market infrastructure Cross Border Crisis Management (fmiCBCM). Furthermore, she is member of the Supervisory Board en Executive Committee of Child and Youth Finance Internationa (CYFI), an organisation that is encouraging sound economic citizenship and enterpreneurship for children and youth worldwide. Petra has a European Masters in Law & Economics and a Masters in Russian Studies.

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Pooja Singh

Senior Specialist, Securities and Commodities Authority

Pooja is a policy expert with more than 13 years of experience in regulatory compliance currently advising the UAE Federal Capital Market Authority on implementing international best practices in capital market policy and shaping their views on Fintech. She has a decade of experience with the Indian capital market regulator as well. An avid writer, she also speaks at various regulatory panels across UAE and was recently part of Rise Up 2019 Asia cohort, Money 20/20 Singapore.
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Prajit Nanu

CEO & Co-Founder, InstaReM

Based in Singapore, Prajit is responsible for expanding the business into new markets and overseeing business operations across the global offices in cities including Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Lithuania, Melbourne and Gold Coast. He is also in charge of driving innovation across processes to create value-added experiences for customers.

Prior to co-founding InstaReM, Prajit held several leadership positions in various global companies. He was the Global Sales Director at TMF Group, a multinational professional services firm headquartered in Amsterdam, and was the Vice President of Sales and Account Management at WNS Global Services, a business process management company.

Prajit holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics from the University of Mumbai.
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Remington Ong

Partner, Fenbushi Capital

Remington Ong is a partner at Fenbushi Capital, one of the earliest and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firms, where he has managed investments into over 40 leading startups around the world leveraging blockchain technology to disrupt a wide range of industries. He is also an advisor to BlockAsset, a leading digital asset investment firm. He has over 10 years of experience in investment banking and private equity in China, including as an investment banker covering Asia TMT at Merrill Lynch and as a management consultant at L.E.K. Consulting. He is also an experienced entrepreneur whose startups have attracted funding from global VCs. Remington graduated with an MBA from INSEAD and a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
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Roland Folz

CEO, solarisBank

Dr. Roland Folz is Chief Executive Officer of solarisBank AG (since February 2017). Folz has over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector, with additional senior management expertise in the mobility and telecoms industries. He joined solarisBank from Deutsche Bank, where he spent almost eight years in various regional and global CFO responsibilities. Prior to Deutsche Bank he held executive roles within the T-Com/T-Home division for Deutsche Telekom AG and was CEO of DaimlerChrysler Bank AG. As Co-CEO of Direkt Anlage Bank AG, Folz expanded Germanys first discount broker into 6 European countries, eventually taking the company public in 1999.

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Ron Karpovich

Managing Director, Head of eCommerce Solutions, Treasury Services, J.P. Morgan

With 20 years of banking experience, Ron is an innovator in the payments space with a proven track record of creating valuable lines of business and revenue opportunities for both banks and merchants. With a particular focus on online and mobile technology, he is a specialist in Cross-Border Payments for corporate and institutional clients. Having rolled out electronic payment product offerings to over 50 countries worldwide, he has a wealth of specialist knowledge in both the regulatory and business requirements of most emerging markets.
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Ronit Ghose

Citi Global Head of Banks Research,Citi

Ronit Ghose is the lead author of Citi's GPS Bank of the Future and FinTech report series - the first edition has had more than 250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi, and one of the most read FinTech reports ever published. Since joining Citi in 1997, Ronit has covered banks in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. He is Global Sector Head for Banks and Co-Head of the FinTech Theme Group in Citi Research. He is also an Advisory Board Member at the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Ronit previously worked at the British Bankers’ Association and as a research assistant in Parliament. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a postgraduate diploma from University of London and is a CFA charterholder.

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Ruijun Chen

Founder & CEO, SEEMOO

In 2001 founded Beijing Vorx Telecom Technology Ltd, Vorx won the "2007 China Security Industry Top 100 Enterprises, also on the Forbes China Potential Enterprises List 2008", In 2009, awarded the title of 30 people in the security industry for 30 years of reform and opening up in China. Withdrawal Vorx telecom in 2011. Founded Beijing SEEMMO Technology Ltd in 2012, As a global industry leader in deep research, Seemmo Technology focuses on innovation and the application of computer vision, deep learning and big data analyses. First developed video structuring technology in 2014. By now Seemmo Technology has become the main technology provider of vehicle identification and video structuring technology in China's security industry. Provide technical and product services for more than 40 listed companies in the security industry and over 60% of large integrators.

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Ryan Gilbert

Founder, Propel Venture Partners

As a founder, operator and investor, Ryan brings over 20 years of global financial services expertise spanning payments, remittances, credit, security, and compliance to Propel Venture Partners. At Propel Ryan has lead investments in Guideline, EaseCentral, Steady, Abe Labs, Civic, Draftmates and DriveMotors. He also serves as the executive chairman of Better Finance/SmartBiz, a small business lending marketplace he founded as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Venrock; has represented the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and BRAC Bank as an independent director of bKash, Bangladesh’s leading remittance network; and a director of River City Bank in Sacramento. His prior roles include co-founder and CEO of real estate payments company PropertyBridge (acquired by MoneyGram International), an early investor in EventBrite, and a founding advisor to Square. Ryan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is member of the State Bar of California
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Samuel Sentana

PT. Tokopedia

Samuel Sentana is the Head of Financial Technology at Tokopedia, developing Tokopedia's Fintech business and establishing key partnerships. Prior to Tokopedia, Samuel was an Equity Research Analyst in Deutsche Bank. Samuel received his MSc in Accounting and Finance from UNSW and BA from Monash University.
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Scott Harkey

Global Payments Lead, Levvel

Scott Harkey leads the Payment Practice at Levvel, a consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC. In this role, he advises banks, digital wallets, merchants, acquirers and startups on their digital payment strategy, architecture, and vendor integration efforts.

 Prior to joining Levvel, Scott was a Technology Executive at Bank of America managing the bank’s Digital Wallet technology. In this role, he was responsible for accelerating the bank’s progress to becoming a leader in digital payments through the launch of multiple strategic payment products. He also managed partnerships with Softcard, Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, The Clearing House, and other key players in this space. This experience, combined with an additional 10 years of technology merger integration and IT operations outsourcing at Wells Fargo, gives Scott a true insider’s point of view. It also demonstrates a proven track record of delivering to banks, technology providers, and merchants operating in the digital payments space.

Scott holds a number of payment related patents, is a frequent speaker on digital wallets and payments, and plays an active role in fostering a Fintech culture in the Charlotte community. He holds an MIS degree from UNC Charlotte and an MBA from NC State University, and lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, daughter, and twin boys.

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Shamir Karkal

CEO, Sila

A software engineer turned finance and banking expert, Shamir is the co-founder and CEO of Sila. Prior to Sila, Shamir co-founded Simple and headed the Open Platform at BBVA. As a serial fintech investor, he’s deeply involved in building the ecosystem and proud to be an angel investor in Transferwise, Earnup, WinWin, RealtyMogul, Mpower, ThirdPartyTrade, and Fabric Insurance.
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Dr. Shumian He

CEO & Co-founder, MoAir Cloud

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Siyin Chen

Director of Fintech, Plug and Play China

Siyin Chen is Head of China FinTech program including corporate innovation and investment for Plug and Play, which is the largest global technology accelerator. In partnership with many top financial institutions and corporates for innovation and digitalisation, Siyin is building up an innovation platform by finding, accelerating and funding fintech startups in China. Previously Siyin had rich risk management and private equity experience with GE Capital and Huaxia Insurance Group.
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Stanley Yong

CTO, IBM

Stanley Yong is CTO, IBM Blockchain for Financial Services and Global lead on Central bank Digital Currencies. He leads technical development of next generation financial payment rails and central bank solutions on Blockchains, open and non. Prior to IBM, he did work with R3 and Consensys, and had spent a decade with the Monetary Authority of Singapore operating Payment Systems, supervising market risk models, and as Head of Innovation Acceleration.
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Steve Vickers

CTO, Thunes

Steve is a strategic business advisor with over 25 years experience gained in Europe, USA, and APAC. He joined Thunes (Previously TransferTo) in August 2018, to lead the business expansion and transformation of the enterprise as a pure-play FinTech organisation.
For the last 2 years Steve was advising Grab, the leading Online Transport provider in Southeast Asia in their successful battle to beat Uber. Based in Indonesia, he helped drive growth at Grab sevenfold to more than 3.5 million rides per day.
His previous operational role was Founder and Managing Director for Xiaomi Southeast Asia, creating and implementing strategies for selling their disruptive brand of smartphones and consumer technology outside of China. During his time with Xiaomi, Steve established operations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, generating revenue of more than $200M per annum.
He also negotiated deals that helped launch distributor-lead operations in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Xiaomi, Steve worked for Navteq/Nokia for 10 years, helping partners such as Samsung, HP, Dell, and Sony create new location-based businesses.
Steve was formerly a Manager with McKinsey & Company, the leading strategy consultants. His passion is helping companies leverage technology to capture new business opportunities.
Steve started his career in Consumer Marketing and Brand Management, where he worked for several leading packaged goods companies. He has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BSc from Oxford University.
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Sunny Chen

Co-founder, Vice President, CCi,CC Intelligence Corporation

Sunny Chen, Co-found and Vice President of CCi.

Sunny Chen previously worked at Hunan TV, Dragon TV, BesTV (SSE: 600637)and CCi in chronological order. She is experienced and well-connected in the areas of media, mobile internet operations and enterprise service. 

Sunny joined CCi in 2011 as Vice President in business development, brand management and sales operations. she led the Smart Solution Group, which provides STR(Scene Text Recognition)+ Data + AI smart solutions and artificial intelligence technology for worldwide banks, insurers, logistics companies along with other service providers in or related to the financial industry. 

Hundreds of Fortune Global 500 companies are among our close and long-term partners. 

CamCard, one of the company’s major application products, has over 320 million downloads globally and has become the most popular platform for mobile business and smart customer management. Qixin.com, is now one of the largest business data cloud in China. QiXin.com integrates 180 million enterprises information. The characteristics of the data is real-time updating, dynamic and full-scope, each enterprise can be analyzed from 743 dimensions, and the total number of the data amounts to 60 billion. CCi Provides data services and solutions for banks, insurance, securities, logistics and other industries.

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Tak Lo

Partner, Zeroth.ai

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Theodora Lau

Founder, Unconventional Ventures

Theodora (Theo) Lau is speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. As founder of Unconventional Ventures, she focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders. As part of her work, she regularly mentors and advises FinTech startups; she is also recognized as LinkedIn Top Voice for Economy and Finance, and Top FinTech influencer by various publications including Onalytica, Retail Banker International, and FinTech Finance. She co-hosts Rhetoriq, a podcast on fintech and innovation, and runs a weekly blog on Irish Tech News. She is a frequent contributing writer and speaker for top industry publications and conferences.

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Ting Du

Funding Partner & CBO, QuarkChain

Funding Partner & CBO of QuarkChain. Ting has a demonstrated history of working in the big data and blockchain industry. Skilled in business development, ecosystem building and fund management. Strong professional business development with a Ph.D focused in EE from Xi'an Jiaotong University.
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Tomoyuki Nii

Executive Officer (Overseas Investment) General Manager Investment Dept.,SBI Investment

In charge of all the overseas investments from the VC funds managed by SBI InvestmentCo.,Ltd. Focusing on Fintech, AI, Blockchain, IoT, Robotics, Helthtech, Sharing economy etc.Setting up several Joint venture companies between SBI group and portfolio companies in thearea of Fintech, Blockchain and Mobile applications.
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Vartika Ambwani

Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank

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Vincent Chen

CTO of Financial Services, Huawei

Vincent Chen joined Huawei in 2014 and now serves as CTO of Financial Services Business Dept, Huawei Enterprise BG, taking charge of the technology and solution sales strategy of the company's financial services sector globally. Mr. Chen has a wealth of experience in IT and the banking industry for over 25 years. Prior to joining Huawei, Mr. Chen had a 14 years' career at Cisco System, serving as the CTO and SE Director of South China. Before this, he spent more than 6 years working for the Bank of China, in charge of the core banking application development on mainframes. Mr. Chen hold a Bachelor Degree of Computer Science and an MBA Degree from the Sun Yat-sen University, China.

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Wayne Zhu

Partner, Neo Global Capital

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Wei Guo

CTO, 51 Credit Card, Inc.

Graduated with a master's degree in Computer Science and Technology from Zhejiang University, Guo has a rich experience of more than 10 years in computer engineering technology. Proficient in the full-stack technology from the underlying system to the upper-level business system, he has repeatedly led the team to achieve a breakthrough from the very beginning for many times. Guo once served as the manager of Hangzhou R&D Center of Vobile, a startup in Silicon Valley. He later worked as a promoter of Hangzhou Research Institute of Netease. Thereafter, he was appointed as a senior technical expert of Zhejiang Tmall Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, and acted as the technical leader of the Year 2015 Tmall Double Eleven Shopping Festival.

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Dr. Wei Li

CEO,Qulian Hangzhou Qulian Technology Co.

Dr. Wei Li, chief executive officer of Qulian, graduated from Computer Science and Technology College, Zhejiang University. His research mainly focuses on the the distributed system and data consistency. He has over ten years work experiences in Fintech. He used to work in Microsoft Research Asia, State Street Bank and Schooner Information Technology (Silicon Valley Start-up company). In late 2015, he started the work in the research and development of the consortium blockchain named Hyperchain. In early 2016, he founded Hangzhou Qulian Technology Co., LTD and worked on the low layer architecture design and key algorithm optimization. Meanwhile, he devotes himself to the application of blockchain in the real industry and works together with many big financial customers, such as CZBank, Shanghai Stock Exchange and etc. At the same time, he served as an expert member in the working group of interbank market blockchain, and is an invited expert of the China Financial Technology 50 Forum.
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Wei Wang

Vice President, Haier Financial Holdings; President, LeGain Group,LeGain Group

Used to be VP, Internet and Mobile Payment at Pingan Payment, Head of Product at PayPal, China, Sr. Product Manager at Microsoft, Sr. Product Manager at Microsoft.com, Online Product Manager at Dell, Marketing Manager at IBM Services, etc. Experienced management professional with demonstrated success in leading ecommerce, online payment,Internet finance & consumer-focused businesses. Over fifteen years of global marketing, product, strategy, operational leadership and numbers-driven impact.
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Wei Zhou

Senior Vice President and Founding Team Member, CICC ALPHA

Wei Zhou, the founding team member of CICC ALPHA(Beijing) Investment Fund Management Co. Ltd. (“CICC ALPHA”), is currently serving as the Senior Vice President of the team; an off-campus supervisor of the Master of Finance program at School of Economics Peking University; the author of bestseller “FinTech: Reconstructing the Future Financial Ecology”; a recipient of “2018 Most Popular Elite Investor” award honored by China Renaissance Capital.

In July 2010, Mr. Zhou joined the Firm Management Department of China International Capital Corporation (“CICC”), where he led and participated in the planning, researching and designing of multiple FinTech projects. Since 2015, Mr. Zhou has joined CICC ALPHA, as a founding team member. He has been responsible for the investments in technological innovation field, covering industries including FinTech, cloud computing, big data, blockchain and artificial intelligence. He has successively led and completed several investments in industry-leading companies serving as a board director or a board supervisor and has also deeply involved in the corporate governance and strategy formulation affairs. 

In August 2017, in the view of years’ direct investment experience, Mr. Zhou published “FinTech: Reconstructing the Future Financial Ecology”, which attracted considerable attention and was highly evaluated by the regulatory authorities and financial industry fellow. The book was heavily recommended by CCTV2 financial channel and the Wall Street news, meanwhile honored the “2017 Top Ten New Financial Books”.
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William Bao Bean

General Partner at SOSV, Managing Director at Chinaccelerator, Managing Director of MOX

William is a General Partner at SOSV - The Accelerator VC - the #5 most active angel and seed stage investor in the world 2018 with US$550m under management.  At SOSV he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator the only accelerator in Asia to have a unicorn come through its program – Bitmex the #1 crypto exchange by trading volume in the world.  He is also Managing Director of MOX - the Mobile Only Accelerator - providing mobile startups with free user acquisition. Previously William was a founding Managing Director at SingTel Innov8 Ventures, a Partner at Softbank China & India Holdings and spent 11 years in equity research most recently with Deutsche Bank where he was top ranked for Internet in Asia and worked on IPOs for Alibaba, Kingsoft and eLong (Expedia).

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Xiaodong Guo

Head of Development,Payplaza

Xiaodong has an extensive experience and footprint in FinTech and in payment industry. For the past 10 years Xiaodong has been involved in the forefront of innovations in energy and payment industry, having extensive working experience in topics such as mobile and cloud based payments, PSD2, open banking, blockchain, cross-border payment, omnichannel acquiring strategy, etc. He has been working with various projects around the world in different parts of value chain from issuing and acquiring bank, payment networks, FinTechs, as well as government agencies.

Currently Xiaodong is working as head of development in Payplaza, responsible for the strategy, as well as the implementation of the road map for this FinTech company to become a front runner in the next generation payment facilitation and all in one payment solution provider for merchants. Before joining Payplaza, Xiaodong was working as lead principal advisor for the transaction security division of UL, responsible for UL’s offering on advisory services linked to the payment industry, and supporting customers in various sectors such as banking and transit.
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Xin Xing Duan

Founder and CEO of Bytom

Xin-Xing Duan ,Founder and CEO of Bytom.
A researcher of Fintech industry, the scholarship winner of The Gates Foundation, and was the senior engineer of The Lucent Bell Labs. He is the author of the significant book ‘BLOCKCHAIN: RESHAPE THE ECONOMY AND THE WORLD’ (published by China CITIC in 2016).
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Yang Qiao

CEO, ZRobot

EX-Discover Financial Services ‘ senior risk management specialist
Yang Qiao served as senior manager of risk strategy and modeling department and head of Shanghai Analytics center of COE in DFS .He started his career with a Master’s degree and MBA in Economics from the University of Iowa, later he received a Master‘s degree in Computer science from the University of Chicago.
Yang has received multiple skills certifications, including but not limited to SAS Global certification, Teradata certified SQL Specialist, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
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Zennon Kapron

Director,Kapronasia

Zennon is the Founder and Director of Kapronasia, one of Asia’s leading providers of consulting services focusing on the fintech industry. Zennon has been involved in financial technology for over 20 years and covers all topics fintech and blockchain. Before Kapronasia, Zennon was the Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China and, prior to Intel, was the CIO for Citigroup Portugal. Zennon has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on issues of China fintech and is the author of ‘Chomping at the Bitcoin: The History and Future of Bitcoin in China’ published by Penguin. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD.
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Zhaoyuan Ma

Director, Chief Investigator, Tsinghua University

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Zhong Li

CEO and Co-Founder, Totodi Technologies

Bachelors degree from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School; More than 10 years experience in the financial industry in both China and abroad.

Former senior policy adviser of International Organization of Securities Commissions(IOSCO). Was responsible for international regulatory policy and standard setting for securities markets, including areas of intermediaries, secondary markets and financial stability. Was the first person from China to work at IOSCO.

Former member of the CSRC’s private fund committee .Participated in setting up China’s private fund regulatory framework,designed and developed China’s first private fund registration system.

Worked in the fund registration department of China Securities Regulatory Commission. Formulated the proposal and participated in the promotion of the access and registration for independent fund sale institutions.

Previously worked at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong, in the securitization, investment banking and direct investment field.

Has written several financial policy articles and reports for the G20, IOSCO, CSRC, and other well-known media outlets and publications.


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