Published prolifically in refereed journals and conference proceedings in the fields of data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.
Research results about document intelligence have been widely applied in the industry of financial securities.
Dr. Victor Huike Li is a serial entrepreneur and IT industry veteran, with more than 20 years of experience in building and commercializing cutting-edge technologies. Dr. Li has held multiple senior executive positions in both China and Australia, accumulating a comprehensive set of industry experiences in such areas as R&D, consulting, business development, and management. Dr. Li was the founder and CEO of VanceInfo Technologies Australia Inc., wherein he established the first China-based IT services firm in Australia and drove its expansion across the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Li was also the co-founder of InfraRisk, a leading supplier of credit management solutions in Australia. Dr. Li joined Pintec in 2019 subsequent to the acquisition of InfraRisk. After joining the Company, Dr. Li first served as head of international business and then as executive vice president for the Company prior to his current roles.
Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne as well as a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology.
Haiyan is a founding member of the firm, responsible for all investments and fund management. She is also the lead partner for enterprise software and services.
Haiyan has been instrumental in contributing e-commerce deal flow given her prior unique experience as a corporate executive at DHgate.com, the first cross-border
B2B marketplace in China, founded by ex-CEO of Joyo.com (now Amazon China).
Haiyan's core portfolio includes Tongdun, WISECO, Tiger Brokers (NASDAQ: TIGR), 2Dfire, PingCAP, TigerGraph, Xiaoman CRM, Botai Records, Missfresh, SMZDM
(300785.SZ), Wish and Xiachufang etc.
Haiyan graduated with a B.Eng in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University and is recognized as Forbes China Best Women Venture Investor 25 and Forbes China
Technology Women 50.
Mr. Anubrata Biswas is the MD & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank Ltd, the first Payments Bank in India. Mr. Biswas has an experience of over 17 years in the Banking Industry, holding multiple leadership roles across geographies. Prior to joining Airtel Payments Bank, he worked with ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s second largest bank, as the Retail Business Head for South India.
Mr. Biswas started his banking career with ICICI in 2001. From 2002 onwards he was responsible for building the ICICI Bank brand in the USA and the Middle East, post which, he moved to London in 2006 to set up the Direct Banking business for ICICI Bank UK Plc, a subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited. From 2009, he headed Retail & Private Banking, and was a member of the Management Committee for this subsidiary. Mr. Biswas moved to Mumbai from London in 2013 to take over the International Retail business for ICICI Bank Ltd. He then took over as the Zonal Head for the Bank in West Bengal from 2016-17.
Mr. Biswas has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (PGDBM) from IIM, Ahmedabad.
Andrea is a Partner within Antler’s global team. Her specific mandate is to drive the strategy and execution behind securing capital for Antler and it’s portfolio companies globally. Andrea is a senior financial service professional with a diverse 18-year international career across 3 different jurisdictions and multiple disciplines. Before joining Antler Andrea was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division where she was responsible for the investment management needs of clients across all asset classes. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Andrea spent over a decade at HSBC in various capacities ranging from designing and executing corporate strategy globally, leading selected M&A activities and undertaking investment and client management activities. Andrea is an Honours Law Degree holder and a Fellow Chartered Accountant having trained with KPMG as her first professional mandate. Andrea is on the Fundraising Committee of AIDHA, a Singapore Charity with IPC status, providing Foreign Domestic Workers and low-income Singaporean women with financial education. Andrea has also been selected to be one of the Female Champions of the Financial Women’s Association Singapore and is a regular guest speaker at Singapore Management University’s Certificate in FinTech & Innovation course. Andrea has lived in Singapore for 9 years and is a proud mother of 6-year-old twins.
HKEX is one of the world’s largest operators of financial markets. Lukas’ role is to modernise the exchange’s platforms, processes and capabilities through AI, smart automation and knowledge-based tools applied across its IPO market, trading, settlement, regulation and market surveillance activities.
The 2,500 companies listed in Hong Kong include some of the most exciting entrepreneurial growth stories of the modern era, and HKEX strives to use the full resources of this incredible network to make the city’s capital markets more open, more accessible to younger generations and, above all, more interesting to human and machine intelligence alike.
Lukas has been involved in various initiatives that have put Hong Kong on the international markets map, including the acquisition of London Metal Exchange, China-Hong Kong Stock Connect, Bond Connect, and the landmark reforms of the city’s IPO regime that have propelled it to the #1 global listing venue over the past decade.
Sebastien’s career has been dedicated to healthcare and new businesses. With an academic background in pharmaceuticals and business, Sebastien Gaudin worked as business development and marketing leader on multiple therapeutic and geographic markets at Sanofi for twelve years, taking a management position within Sanofi China in 2011. Working with Chinese Ministry of Health representatives and hospital leaders, Sebastien soon noticed how wary Chinese patients were of their national healthcare system. Later, he founded The CareVoice, a Shanghai-based start-up, with the mission of transforming healthcare experience to be more consumer-centric. Thanks to a successful pivot into health insurtech and its unique mobile-based SaaS platform digitizing healthcare and insurance journey, CareVoice has been working with multiple insurers to unleash their value. In 2018, after graduating from Ping An first accelerator program and soft-launching the first health benefit and insurance for start-ups in China, Sebastien co-founded StartupCare a new insurtech dedicated to insurance and benefits for start-ups so that entrepreneurs and their teams can devote their energy to successfully grow their businesses.
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.
Michael has an extensive background in financial services in Asia, Europe and North America. He has been in Asia-Pacific since 1995 - first in Hong Kong for six years, then in Sydney and Singapore, returning to Hong Kong in 2007. Before setting up Hubbis in early 2009, Michael founded Pacific Prospect in 2002 and sold it to global business-to-business publisher Incisive Media in 2006, continuing to serve as Chief Executive Officer until October 2008.
Prior to Pacific Prospect, Michael worked for nine years in financial markets publishing. He joined Euromoney Publications in 1993 as the publisher of a quarterly magazine, International Bond Investor. In 1995, Michael joined Thomson Financial Services to conceive and launch Finance Asia magazine. While he was Managing Director of Finance Asia, Michael also launched the Asian Debt Review, Asian Private Capital Magazine and started the Finance Asia Conference Business. In 1997, Michael founded FIA Limited.
Born in North Wales, Michael was head boy of St David's College Llandudno. He has a degree in Business Administration from Cardiff University. He now lives in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, and is married with three children - Reanna, Garett and Tarryn.
Chris McCann is a general partner at Race Capital, entrepreneur, and community builder. Prior, Chris founded and led the community program at Greylock Partners, a San Francisco based venture capital firm with $3.5 billion under management which led investments in Facebook, LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Coinbase, among others. Chris has an angel portfolio of over twenty investments within the fintech and blockchain verticals including: Binance ($2.8B market cap), Solana (valued at $250M), among others.
Before he joined the firm, he was the co-founder and CEO of StartupDigest – of the earliest technology focused publications – which he grew from zero to over one million subscribers before being acquired by Techstars. He was an early advisor for the Thiel Fellowship & StartX at Stanford University.
Gustaf is the Founder and CEO of BIMA, the leading provider of mobile-delivered insurance and healthcare in emerging markets. BIMA operates across 9 countries across Africa and Asia and has reached more than 35 million subscribers in just 9 years. Gustaf has driven the company’s growth from a small pilot scheme in Ghana to one of the world’s leading insurtech players. He has continuously developed BIMA’s product portfolio in order to leverage technology and provide value to the customers. As a result, BIMA is now offering services beyond traditional insurance including health services such as access to tele doctor’s consultation. Gustaf previously worked in management roles Tele2 and has a Masters from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Daegwon Chae is a General Partner at BOND and focuses on investments in high-growth consumer internet companies. Prior to BOND, Daegwon served as a Principal at Kleiner Perkins’ Digital Growth Fund. His investments in the fintech sector include Robinhood, Brex, Revolut, and Toss.
Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Daegwon worked in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs, where he invested in growth-stage technology companies as a member of the Private Capital Investing team.
Daegwon graduated from Dartmouth College (AB) with a degree in Economics and Computer Science.
Nicole Denholder is the founder of the Next Chapter Raise and Crowdfunding and platforms.
Next Chapter Raise is a digital membership community for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses in Asia to help them get funded faster. Next Chapter Crowdfunding is a reward-based crowdfunding platform. Through these platforms, Nicole has worked extensively with female founders and investor changemakers to understand the issues facing female entrepreneurs who are looking to fund and scale their businesses.
Nicole was previously a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and Hong Kong in PwC’s US IPO and Advisory practices working on large-scale projects across Europe and Asia.
Nicole is on the Board of the Women Entrepreneurs Network in Hong Kong and was previously a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Network’s Executive Committee.
Since starting Next Chapter, Nicole is a regular speaker on Crowdfunding and Funding for Female Entrepreneurs at events such as FinnovAsia, HKU's Future City Summit, StartupNext, HKTDC Conferences, American Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Chamber of Commerce.
Nicole is passionate about female entrepreneurship and becoming a catalyst to change how women access funding.
David Chen is a former academic turned tech entrepreneur, having previously co-founded and built Singapore consumer lifestyle app Nestia and career matching platform Matchimi. He is a former professor with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a Masters in Computer Science from Fudan University. He spent six years as a tenured professor at Nanyang Technological University with a specialty in algorithm design and analysis, optimisation and data analytics, and has been published in over 50 research publications. Before teaching, he worked with some of the world’s most recognized technology brands including Yahoo!, Microsoft and Amazon.
David is now the CEO of Atome, a leading technology start-up headquartered in Singapore that has helped over 10 million customers in Southeast Asia gain access to credit in its vision to create a better life for consumers through greater financial access and technology. In December 2019, Atome launched “buy now pay later” in Singapore, and currently partners 1,000 online and offline brands across verticals such as fashion, beauty, lifestyle and home decor. Atome has since expanded to Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Atome is part of ADVANCE.AI, a Series-C big data and AI company headquartered in Singapore.
Mr Cunjun Ma is the founder and the chief executive officer of Huize. He obtained an MBA degree from Nankai University and has over 24 years of insurance-related experience. Mr Ma holds exceptional insurance expertise and insights, he is the chairman of IAC Specialized Committee on independent online insurance platform and the vice-chairman of Shenzhen Insurance Intermediary Association. Mr Ma founded Huize in 2006. Huize was the largest independent online long-term life and health insurance product and service platform in China as measured by gross written premiums facilitated in 2018. On February 12 2020, Huize completed its Nasdaq IPO, becoming the first listed company in the e-insurance sector.
Simão Cruz is co-founder of Portugal Fintech, a non profit association committed to helping fintech startups grow. The latest initiative - The Fintech House Lisbon – brings to one single place the entire ecosystem, from +30 physically present startups to partners such as Visa,
Accenture, BBVA, Microsoft or Google to name a few.
At BiG, a digital investment bank focused on savings and investments, Simão is responsible for Digital Strategy & Development.
This year was recognized by Forbes as “30 Under 30” in Finance.
Maria Vovchok is a journalist who is passionate about Blockchain technology. She holds a degree in English-Ukrainian translation. Maria is a translator, an interpreter, and a news editor. Also, she has six years of experience as a journalist and a news presenter. Previously, Maria was a host at the Ukrainian National Radio Station, which lead to work as a news anchor at Crypta-TV, CryptoCoin.News, etc. She has worked in crypto space for more than three years now. Maria is a moderator and an MC at multiple Blockchain conferences. Currently, she is building relations between investors and startup entrepreneurs. Maria has been recently selected as the Event and Investor Relation Manager at Startup Network (a professional network for the VC market participants), and a Conference Moderator at Geekle.us (a company which organizes online IT-conferences all around the world.)
Vincent Fong is a keen observer and a community builder in the fintech space. He currently serves as the Chief Editor of Fintech News Malaysia.
Fintech News Malaysia is part of the Fintech News Network, a leading online publication focused on sharing the latest fintech insights and stories from Asia and Europe.
He is also a contributing editor for Fintech News Singapore, Fintech News Switzerland, Fintech News Hong Kong and Fintech News Middle East.
His role as an editor across multiple key markets gives him valuable insights into key trends and movements within the global fintech arena.
Paul Schulte is the founder of Schulte Research, set up in 2012 researching financial institutions and financial technology. He has spent 3 decades in research on financials. He has worked for all 3 branches of the US government, including the NSC at the White House. He currently teaches in 3 universities, has written 5 books and authored hundreds of articles. He has worked for the Number 1 investment bank from US, UK, Japan, China & Switzerland starting in 1990. He has taught on 5 continents. His focus is technological change in banks & insurance. He has been a source for the WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg, Nikkei, FT, Economist, Barron’s and Forbes. His clients include some of the largest sovereign, pension, mutual and hedge funds globally. His latest book is “The Race for 5G Supremacy: Why China is Winning, Where Millennials Struggle & How America Can Prevail (2020)”. He is also the author of “AI & Quantum Computing For Finance & Insurance: Fortunes And Challenges For China And America (2019)” and “The Next Revolution in our Credit Driven Economy: The Advent of Financial Technology (2015)”.
Samantha Ghiotti is the Deputy CEO at Singlife, where she brings a unique blend of executive, entrepreneurial and venture experience to the firm.
Samantha has more than 20 years of international experience as executive, investor and entrepreneur under her belt, and now helms the growth of the Singlife’s business, helping it to achieve its goal of reshaping finance and unlocking the potential of money for Singaporeans.
Prior to joining Singlife, Samantha was a Partner at Anthemis Group, a leading fintech and insurtech venture investor, and held several senior commercial and digital roles in some of the world’s largest financial institutions including American Express, First Data, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Elliott Gotkine is a polyglot journalist, Master of Ceremonies, Moderator, and Media Coach. In his near two decades in broadcasting, Elliott has worked for the BBC, CNN and Bloomberg Television, covering South America, Europe and the Middle East. He’s interviewed world leaders, including Hugo Chavez and Shimon Peres; billionaires, such as Sheldon Adelson and Patrick Drahi; and Nobel Laureates, like Mario Vargas Llosa. Elliott holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Nottingham. He speaks fluent Spanish, decent French and Hebrew, and passable Italian.
Adam co-founded Scalable Capital after recognising that everyone deserves better when it comes to access to wealth management services. It was clear that technology could provide a professional service which is more convenient and more cost-effective than ever better. Before founding the business, he spent seven years at Goldman Sachs as Executive Director of Commodities and Derivatives Trading. Adam has just been named as one of the PAM Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. He studied Business Mathematics and Statistics at the London School of Economics.
Sophia Furber is a journalist with S&P Global Market Intelligence, where she leads EMEA fintech reporting. Sophia has over 10 years' experience as a financial journalist, having worked with Oxford Business Group and a range of leading business titles prior to joining S&P Global. Before starting her journalism career in London, Sophia worked as an international observer with The Carter Center in Nepal, and as a freelance political analyst. She has a particular interest in Open Banking, payments, financial inclusion and remittances. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Daren is a co-founder of Reap. He spends most of his time on setting Reap's product roadmap and leading innovation at the company.
Before Reap, he was the first member of Stripe’s Growth team in San Francisco and helped scale the company from 90 to 1500+ employees. As part of the landing team in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, he worked on sales, business operations, partnerships, product and most recently, drove Stripe's expansion into China with their executive team. He is practiced in developing thought leadership across the payments and software industry and has given talks about payments at various conferences across Asia such as Rise Conference in Hong Kong, Tech In Asia and Echeleon in Singapore.
Daren holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He enjoys podcasting and most forms of sports and looks for opportunities where you can combine both.
Takeshi is a vice chairman of the Fintech Association of Japan and leads Capital Markets Committee and RegTech & SupTech Committee. He is also the founder & CEO of P2P property crowdfunding marketplace, Crowd Realty. In addition, he sits on an advisory committee for the Government of Japan’s Regulatory Sandbox.
Prior to establishing Crowd Realty, he worked for Merrill Lynch as an investment banker and has 5 years experience in capital markets. Before joining Merrill
Lynch, he worked at Boston Consulting Group.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Tokyo.
Mr. Stephen Wong received a B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. Degree in East Asian Studies (Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies) from Yale University. Since then, he worked for a number of global financial institutions, including as an Executive Director in UBS (London) and a Managing Director at RBS. Mr. Wong joined Our Hong Kong foundation as Senior Consultant in May 2015, and was appointed Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy in November of the same year. He is now Deputy Executive Director and Head of Public Policy Institute.
Mr. Wong’s public service includes various advisory roles appointed by the Hong Kong Government, including Board Member of the Financial Services Development Council, Board Member of the Urban Renewal Authority, Member of the Town Planning Board, Members to the Task Force for the Study on Tenancy Control of Subdivided Units ˌ Member of Investment Committee of the Beat Drugs Fund, Member of Investment Sub-Committee of the Housing Authority, Co-opted Member of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force of Commission on Poverty, Member of the Assessment Panel of the “Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care” and Member of the Advisory Committee of Special Needs Trust, and ex-Member of Task
Force on Land Supply, etc.
Mr. Wong is also active in community service. He is Chairman of the Clean Air Network, Vice Chairman of the Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee and Investment Sub-Committee Member of the Community Chest, and Executive Committee Member & Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Social Enterprise and Innovation Platform of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Mr. Wong is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University SPACE for the Institute for China Business.
Jame DiBiasio is founder and editor of DigFin, a media brand and content agency dedicated to digital finance, fintech, and digital assets
(www.digfingroup.com). An author, financial reporter and media director, he has been based in Hong Kong since 1997. His latest book
is “Cowries to Crypto: The Story of Money, Currency and Wealth”.
Matthew Graham, CEO of Sino Global Capital, has eight years of mainland China investment banking and four years of blockchain sector experience. As CEO of Sino Global Capital, Matthew focuses on the fintech sector including the Liquid Value blockchain fund. In his previous role he was a Managing Director at CBC, a Chinese private equity fund with limited partners that included TCL and the cities of Shenzhen and Chongqing. Matthew graduated from the University of Rochester MBA program with a concentration in finance and studied quantitative finance at the University of California Berkeley. Before pursuing his graduate studies, Matthew managed a trading desk at a boutique technology-focused hedge fund in New York City after starting his career at IBM Global Services. Mr. Graham was a National Merit, Presidential, and Xerox Scholar at American University.
Theresa is the Director of Accelerating Insurance, a research and consulting firm supporting insurers in their innovation journey. She is also the founder of the Asia InsurTech Podcast, a unique ecosystem of entrepreneurs, thought leaders and industry experts across Asia. Prior to her current roles, Theresa worked for management consultancy Detecon as Asian Insurance Lead, and spent 10 years with multinational insurer Generali. Theresa is a recognised researcher on the adoption of big data in the insurance industry.