Topic: Opening Address
Mr Victor Lam Wai-kiu joined the Hong Kong Government as an Analyst/Programmer in August 1985, immediately after graduation from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in Computer Studies.
As an information technology (IT) professional, Mr Lam has provided IT services to various government departments, including the Housing Department, the Customs and Excise Department, the former Trade Department and the former Information Technology Services Department. He took up the appointment as Government Chief Information Officer on 6 July 2018 to champion the development of information and communications technology, smart city and e-government in Hong Kong.
Topic: How beauteous software is! O brave new world, that has such controls in it!
Antony has been fortunate to have gained experience in design-led, consumer behaviour transformation in Asia over the last 20 years.
Specializing in venture building for enterprises, start-ups & scale-ups, he has collaborated in creating software-driven services focusing on delighting customers with simple, trusted, intuitive services that are ten times better than the alternatives.
He has been either responsible for managing or advising Enterprise Risk, Security, Strategy and Product Development in highly regulated industries for a wide range of technology driven service innovations, at HSBC, Octopus, FinTech joint venture (BBM Money) and most recently with Industrie&Co. A recurrent theme has been taking advantage of a fit-for-purpose security, risk management, automated control and governance as the foundation for creating delightful, intuitive, robust and reliable services.
He has an MA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University; is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales; member of Usability Professionals Association, Ambassador Emerging Payments Association Asia; founding member and Board Director of FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Angie has over 15 years of experiences working primarily in financial services in the areas of compliance, business management, as well as working for the regulator and Corporate Finance and Tax services in a Big-Four accounting firm. Prior to Grant Thornton, Angie was the director of a top tier private banking in Hong Kong acting as the first line of defense by closely liaising with compliance department in the implementation of the policies and procedures in accordance with HKMA and internal group policies including reviewing and approving new clients and existing clients’ profiles from the Know Your Client (“KYC”) and Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) prospective. She also spearheaded the implementation of various group projects and regulatory driven projects within the marketing team. Prior to that, Angie was compliance manager in a European based private bank seated in the Client Acceptance Committee to review and approve new clients’ acceptance from KYC and AML perspective, performed monthly transaction monitoring on historical transaction, updated policies in accordance with HKMA guidelines and conducted Compliance training for Relationship Managers. Angie also has compliance experiences in a European based asset management company looking after the HK Compliance to ensure company’s compliance with the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”). Apart from that, Angie has also worked in Control Room compliance in a top tier US Bank maintaining the Chinese Wall between Research department and Investment Banking department.
Angie’s experiences also include vetting IPO prospectuses, announcements and circulars of listed companies while working for the regulator as well as Corporate Finance focusing on mergers and acquisitions or divestiture and Tax services in a Big-Four accounting firm.
Angie graduated from University of Toronto and obtained Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Topic : FinTech - Secure by Design
Mr Peter Yan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Yan leads the digital technology flagship to focus on fostering industry development, enterprise transformation and talent cultivation to realise Cyberport’s vision to create new impetus for Hong Kong’s new economy through digital technology.
Mr Yan has 34 years of experience in the information technology industry and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society. Prior to joining Cyberport, Mr Yan was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SUNeVision Holdings Limited; and had held various senior management positions in large consulting and information technology services companies including Accenture, Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited, and Computer and Technologies Holdings Limited. Mr Yan has been active in public services especially in the areas of talent development and digital technology industry development, serving as advisors to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong, as well as the Board of Cyberport from 2011 to 2017.
Mr Yan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received Executive Education from the Harvard Business School.
Topic : Blockchain: Trends and Challenges
Kai-Lung Hui is Elman Family Professor of Business, Associate Dean for Research and Deputy Head and Chair Professor in the Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics, and Operations Management at the HKUST Business School. His research interests include cybercrime economics and policy, FinTech, privacy, IT policy, and electronic commerce. His research has been published in scholarly journals including American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of Management Information Systems, among others. He is currently serving as a Senior Editor for Information Systems Research and an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Management Information Systems, two of the top three information systems journals used in the Financial Times’ business school ranking
Professor Hui has provided expert advice and consulting services to various government and non-government organizations including the Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government, World Intellectual Property Organization, and Ministry of Law of Singapore. He frequently speaks in conferences and forums on digital piracy, cybersecurity and privacy, FinTech, and technology policy organized by professional organizations in the banking, education, insurance, finance, and IT industries. Prof. Hui is an honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Policy College and a member of the Insurance Authority’s Expert Panel on Cybersecurity. He is serving as an advisor for UC.NOW.
Professor Hui has taught undergraduate, MSc, MBA, EMBA, PhD, and executive courses on cybersecurity and risk management, privacy and information management, FinTech, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, big data analytics, strategic IT management, and competitive business strategy, among others. He obtained his BBA and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Topic : Quantum Computing: A New Dawn for Fintech
With an MBA and Law education, Ramsés is a +22 year security professional with deep expertise in the Risk Management and Governance areas. Ramsés is now Security, Risk & Governance International Director with Micro Focus, where he defines the vision and mission, purpose and promise of the division. He has recently been Strategist & Evangelist for Symantec and holds the following professional accreditations: CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, SCPM, CCSK, ITIL and COBIT Foundations. An internationally recognized public speaker, has visited +24 different countries in the past 12 months and has been awarded 'Best Speaker' in the four continents. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt professional and is proud of being Past International VP for ISACA’s Board of Directors and Immediate Past President and now Ambassador of the Barcelona Chapter. Ramsés is also Executive Vice President of the Quantum World Association and has had the US flag flown on his honor at The Capitol, in Washington DC, USA. With already 15 Marathons on his legs -and will run its 16th in Paris next week-, he lives in Barcelona, Spain, with his wonderful wife and his two loved kids.
Topic : Regtech as Fintech's Secret Sauce
Brian W Tang is founder and managing director of ACMI and founding executive director of LITE Lab@HKU, University of Hong Kong’s new interdisciplinary and experiential programme to foster law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship (LITE). Brian is co-chair of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong’s RegTech Committee, co-founded the APAC Regtech Network, and sits on IEEE’s Global Initiative on Ethics on Autonomous and Intelligent System’s Policy Committee, the HKU FinTech Index Advisory Board and the Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association (ALITA)’s Steering Committee. Brian organized Hong Kong’s first lawtech and regtech hackathons, is an author in the FinTech Book and the REGTECH Book, and is a principal instructor of Asia’s first FinTech MOOC on edX that has more than 50,000 learners in every country worldwide. Brian previously spent nearly 20 years at global investment bank Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, and at law firms Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and Silicon Valley and Mallesons in Perth, Australia. Brian is a frequently invited international speaker in the areas of law and innovation, capital marketplaces, regtech, lawtech, AI governance, virtual assets and future skills.
Topic : SOC 2: Introduction and Overview
Kevin is a Manager of Moore Hong Kong's Cyber Security and Data Privacy Services team. His clients come from various industries in Hong Kong. Before joining the audit profession, Kevin has years of experience in operation and risk management for telecommunication and data center services with HKT and iAdvantage.
Kevin holds a Master of Economics degree from The University of Hong Kong and graduated from University College London with a Bachelor of Information Management degree.
Pierre Herbst has over 30 years of audit, technology, and staff management experience across various industries, including senior external and in-house leadership roles. This includes as Regional Head of Asia Internal Audit for an American multinational investment bank and financial services company, overseeing both operational and technology audits. Pierre holds a B.Com in Accounting and Computer Science from The University of Tasmania, is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, an APMG Accredited Trainer, a qualified coach (ICF Associate Certified Coach), and had certified as a Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand)
Mr Woo is the Convenor of Cyber Security Specialist Group of Hong Kong Computer Society. He has shared his view and professional advice on various topics in many newspapers and publications during the period. In addition, he has organized several large-scale cybersecurity forums and seminars and contribute in promoting cybersecurity and experience sharing in the industry. Ricky was appointed as the Chief Assessor of Information Security Stream of ICT Smart Business Award 2019, and he was also a Jury Board member of the CISO of the Year Award.
Ricky is currently the Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer of DBS Hong Kong. Before joining DBS, he was also the Head of Technology Risk Strategy & Policy of Bank of China (Hong Kong) overseeing the entire technology risk governance framework and various control measures of the institution. During his tenure, the institution won the First Computer IT Governance Achievement Award from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and it was the only winner of non-public sector.
Dennis is a strategic, proactive technology leader and people manager with deep background in managing risk, reporting, and security in global financial services environments in Europe and Asia. Known for highly collaborative, detail-oriented approach respected by stakeholders across the organization, he is a strong communicator with extensive experience developing and leading training, both in-person and virtual, to individuals and groups around the world. Dennis holds an MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway, is a Certified Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P) with ISACA and also holds both the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Incident Handler (CIH) certifications from EC-Council as well as the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certificate.
Billy Chu is the Head of IT Risk for Airstar Bank, a virtual bank in Hong Kong. Billy leads the IT risk team to establish the IT Risk and Control framework, drives the bank-wide Business Continuity Program, oversees information and cybersecurity risk and leads internal independent assessments.
Prior to joining Airstar, Billy has held various regional roles of IT audit, IT risk and compliance in major banks, insurance company and consulting firm. Billy received an Information Engineering degree in the University of Hong Kong, and acquired professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CIA, CPA, CFE.
David has over 20 years of Information Security and Technology experience primarily in the finance industry. David is a highly motivated cyber executive with global experience across 5 continents. He is passionate about progressing security in modern banking and fintech services, with a strong belief in empowering people in both technology and business functions to deliver to high security standards
Currently, David is the Chief Information Security Officer for Mox Bank, a virtual bank in Hong Kong which is backed by Standard Chartered, in partnership with HKT, PCCW and Trip.com.
Mox Bank is the third Digital/Virtual Bank David has been involved in building, having previously lead the Cyber build team for Commonwealth Banks of Australia’s Virtual Bank Tyme Bank (based in South Africa) and was involved in the implementation of Ubank, a digital bank backed by National Australia Bank.
Any technology that is intuitive, well hidden and 'just works' appears akin to something 'magical' - just think of the simplicity of the Octopus card used for the last two decades by 3 to 93 year olds.
Miranda in Shakespeare's Tempest upon seeing humans for the first time (other than her magician father, Prospero) exclaims "O wonder!....How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in it!"
Upon first seeing Amazon engineers releasing changes to production every 12 seconds, on average. O wonder!….not 12 months (as most 20th century created enterprises would be working hard to do), not weeks, nor days or hours...but seconds.
This digitally/cloud 'native' magic is possible through adopting "IT Governance in the Age of Agility and Virtuality".
This session will share some experience and learnings - including starting at the end (releasing a blank service to production); fully taking advantage of the last decades IT advances in virtualisation and automation to unleash the power of agility so we can now have the power of '&", in a brave new world of:
As Hong Kong’s leading FinTech hub, Cyberport has been taking a leading role in the city’s FinTech development and building the FinTech ecosystem. With trust and confidence paramount to the sustainability of the FinTech industry, an emphasis has been placed on seeking to improve cybersecurity to bring forth the next phase of FinTech development. Peter Yan, Chief Executive Officer of Cyberport, will illustrate the importance of weaving cybersecurity features into the design fabric of FinTech solutions and how Cyberport facilitates the latest innovations in FinTech security.
In this session, the speaker will identify the characteristics and trends of blockchain and how it could potentially change the landscape of digital communications and transactions. The session will conclude with some outstanding challenges in designing blockchain-based applications.
Quantum Computing modifies many of things we take for granted in businesses today and, specially, for Fintech companies. The way we create and keep secret is challenged and quantum technologies disrupt different vertical, many sectors. Built on the theory of quantum physics, if quantum computers would exist they would represent a gigantic leap in computing power and the way we use technology. But do they exist and what can we do with them? There are massive investments around the world in this discipline and, in the very same way that the space race and the fight for nuclear power have been instrumental in recent decades, we are experiencing now not an era of changes but the change of an era. It is critical that Fintech companies understand and embrace the conversation -at least- on Quantum Computing and how it can change their business. At the core of a Fintech company sits the discipline of assurance and privacy and Quantum Computing changes that... big time. By attending this session attendees will understand the actual situation of quantum technologies and what they mean for organizations, the challenges we will encounter and, most importantly, the impact it has on the way we govern the Enterprise IT.
SOC was formerly referred to service organisation controls. In 2017, the AICPA has redefined the acronym to system and organisation controls so different types of internal control examinations could be conducted. This presentation will introduce SOC 2 Reporting as it has now become the standard in providing assurance like security and availability to organisations on technology services that they have outsourced. The presentation will provide an overview of SOC 2 reporting, what to be expected during a SOC 2 audit, and why a SOC 2 report may be useful to your organisation.
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