Event outline: Blockchain Technology and Applications for FinTech : An Expert Discussion Panel
Event objective : To increase awareness of blockchain technology as a platform for FinTech beyond Bitcoin. We will highlight how distributed ledger technology could enhance provision of services in such areas as banking KYC compliance, remittance, insurance, trade finance and cross border securities settlement.
Panel Session: 8:30 – 10:30 am
1. Marin Ivezic
Cybersecurity Partner at PwC
Chair Cyber-Physical Systems Security Institute
Marin Ivezic is a Risk Assurance Partner in PwC Hong Kong and the HK lead for blockchain technologies.Marin has worked with number of enterprises, regulators and international institutions on helping them understand opportunities and risks of blockchain technology. Marin regularly contributes to industry research and presents on internal and industry events on topics of blockchain technologies, blockchain risks and potential related social and economic impacts.
2. Edmund J. Lowell
Founder & CEO
Edmund Lowell is a serial entrepreneur living in Asia since 2011, innovating at the crossroads of finance, technology and legal fields. Edmund has built a number of Fintech and RegTech products during this time including KYC-Chain which uses distributed ledger technology and biometrics to create efficiencies in both the KYC on-boarding and refresh processes for both financial institutions and account holders.
3. Jehan Chu
Blockchain Advocate, Investor & Entrepreneur
Jehan runs the Ethereum blockchain community in Hong Kong and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. He has engaged in a lot of organization and advocacy for the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem, most recently organizing an event hosted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. With some partners, Jehan has also started an investment vehicle investing into Blockchain startups globally.
4. Dusan Stojanovic
Founder & Director
True Global Ventures
Dusan is a venture capitalist with over 20 years experience either working or investing in financial technology and electronic payment. Through True Global Ventures, Dusan has established three investment vehicles, investing exclusively in serial entrepreneurs within fintech. He is involved in Bluzelle Networks, which builds blockchain and distributed ledger solutions for the finance industry. Bluzelle has announced a global partnership, sponsored by BT with special emphasize on Hong Kong and South East Asia.
5. Aurélien Menant
Founder and CEO of Gatecoin
Aurélien is the founder and CEO of Gatecoin - an online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong. He is regularly invited to speak at FinTech industry events and conferences such as Euromoney’s Capital Markets Blockchains Conference (Hong Kong), the Global Blockchain Summit (Beijing), Finnovasia (Hong Kong) and Inside Bitcoins (Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore). Aurélien is also a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. He began his career as an investment banker, working on M&A and financial deals for major global CIBs in Europe and Hong Kong, including BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.
Dr. Hans Lombardo
Chain of Things Limited
Hans is a successful entrepreneur and enthusiastic proponent of blockchain technologies. He has produced or participated in many fintech events such as Chain-Finance, Consensus, Inside Bitcoins and Innovate Finance. He is a co-founder of Chain of Things, a startup securing IoT using blockchain tech and developing blockchain+IoT applications that can enhance various industries. In 2012, Hans sold his previous company, a boutique research firm focused on Chinese high-technology industries. Hans is an Internet industry veteran with regional management experience at internet.com and Internet World magazine and events. During the Internet boom, Hans provided due diligence support for the internet.com Venture Capital Fund in Asia. As a tech journalist in the late 1990's, he interviewed Jack Ma, Jerry Yang, Vinton Cerf and Richard Li.
An InvestHK - Cloud Expo Asia Event, Produced by Chain of Things