Speaker : Mr. Cliff L. Chan, Director, Digital & Channels, Commercial Banking, HSBC

Date :   21 Jul 2020 (Tue)

Time :  5:30  -  6:30 p.m.

Language:   Cantonese with English PPT

Venue:        Online via Zoom

Fee: Free Registration. A processing fee applies for proof of attendance


Nowadays, Open API is a known technology. Some of us might know how Open Banking works but many are exploring the opportunities in this new normal amid COVID-19. As Open API can significantly improve integration capability in a technical way, people wonder if cross-industry partnership corridor could simply be opened up. Is Open API the answer? How could we tap into the trend? In this webinar, we explore the impact of banking business under the development of Open Banking in Hong Kong and, more importantly, the way to catch the opportunity of Beyond Banking!






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Email: apib@cuhk.edu.hk


Mr. Cliff Chan is a passionate banking executive on Technology x Finance Strategy. His current focus is on ecosystem and platform economy. Before starting his new journey as ecosystem and platform economy, Cliff focused on banking technology. In 2018, he was the Head of IT, Commercial Banking at Hang Seng Bank overseeing the strategic digital investment in various functions including Commercial Banking, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Global Trade, and Receivable Finance and Payments. Prior to his position at Hang Seng Bank, Cliff was the Chief Architect of Global Digital Business Banking (DBB) Programme, leading the technological advancement for the business banking segment in major markets.


Cliff has been awarded the Distinguished Engineer (DE) in HSBC Group IT in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from McMaster University in Canada.


The CUHK FinTech Seminar Series is co-organized by the Centre for Financial Engineering (CFE) 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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