FinTech Week Special – Be one step ahead of the game in HK
26 Oct 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm
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FinTech Week Special – Be one step ahead of the game in HK

26 Oct 2017 07:00pm - 08:00pm

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About the event

As technology is impacting people, businesses and governments faster than they can adapt, education is playing a key role to provide the right tools for adaptation. In the context of Hong Kong, Human Capital Development will be a critical success factor for the successful development of FinTech both within incumbents and start-ups. Janos will therefore talk about:

  • The importance of continuous learning
  • How one can prepare themselves for Finance 2.0

Hong Kong used to be on the forefront of fintech, introducing the Octopus card 20 years ago, before anywhere else. Hong Kong has now fallen behind other markets, but with more and more promising fintech start-ups entering, the city is catching up. During this seminar, David will talk about:

  • What is necessary to bring Hong Kong back as a leading location to do business
  • What it’s like to establish a fintech firm in Hong Kong
  • The opportunities and challenges Hong Kong offers to fintech start-ups.

About the speakers

Janos Barberis 

Janos Barberis is a Millennial in FinTech, recognized as a top-35 global FinTech leader by Institutional Investor Magazine. His expertise, developed within his PhD at HKU, is focused on the new regulatory considerations raised by the development of FinTech. He sits on the FinTech advisory boards of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF)and the Securities & Futures Commission (SFC). He founded 3 ventures to date: SuperCharger(Accelerator), FinTech Book (Publication) and FinTech HK (Research).


David Rosa

David Rosa is CEO and co-founder of Neat, a fast growing Hong Kong based fintech startup. Neat allows you to open a current account from your laptop or phone from anywhere. After its consumer product, Neat is now launching its current account for startups and SMEs. David has over 20 years of experience in financial services. He spent most of his career at Citigroup, where he was the youngest managing director of Citigroup in Asia.

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