A glimpse at FinTech 2025

Date :   15 February 2022 (Tue)

Time : 5:30 - 6:30p.m.
Language :   English
Speaker : Mr. Nelson Chow, Chief Fintech Officer, Fintech Facilitation Office, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

In the post-pandemic era, Fintech is a key growth engine for the financial industry. In June 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced “Fintech 2025”, its new strategy for driving fintech development of Hong Kong. The strategy aims to encourage the financial sector to adopt technology comprehensively by 2025, as well as to promote the provision of fair and efficient financial services for the benefit of Hong Kong citizens and the economy. In this webinar, Mr. Nelson Chow will start by sharing some key focus areas put forward in this strategy. Then, Prof. Chun Kwong Chan will have a fire-side chat with him to further explore the commonly interested areas, such as Commercial Data Interchange (CDI), Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and FinTech Supervisory Sandbox 3.0.





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Phone: (852) 3943 7438
Email: apib@cuhk.edu.hk


Nelson CHOW

Chief Fintech Officer
Fintech Facilitation Office
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Mr Nelson Chow has been appointed to the present position from 1 September 2016 with responsibilities for facilitating the healthy development of the fintech ecosystem in Hong Kong and promoting Hong Kong as a fintech hub in Asia. He joined the HKMA in 2004 and was responsible for the supervision of banks’ technology risk management and business continuity planning as well as the formulation of related policies and guidelines. He was the Deputy Chief Representative of the New York Office in 2010. After returning to Hong Kong in 2013, he took up responsibilities to supervise banks’ operational risk management and perform macro-prudential data analysis. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Chow was a Vice President of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. responsible for information risk management of the Asia Pacific region.




The CUHK FinTech Seminar Series is co-organized by the CEFAR Academy and the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB). Industry practitioners are invited to campus to share their areas of expertise.  We see the advantage of bringing together the academia and industry experts, providing a platform to carry out fruitful and productive discussions, encourage the exchange of ideas and promote future collaboration opportunities.  CUHK students may also widen their exposure and receive some enlightenment in their career development.

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