Agenda | 29th May

(updated as of May 28)Programme and schedule is subject to change
Web3 Track
The Box
AI Track
Live House
The Studio
Registration Open
09:00 - 09:20
Event Kickoff
09:20 - 09:35
Welcoming Remarks
Walter Jennings, CEO & Director, Asia Insight Circle
09:35 - 09:40
Official Welcome
Anthony Sar, Co-Founder & CEO, Finoverse
09:40 - 09:50
AI in TradFi:
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Douglas Arner, Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong
09:50 - 10:20
Welcome to the Future: How Web3 Will Transform Financial Services
  • How to future proof yourself and your organisation for tech disruption

  • As interest in change grows, should this be matched with investment sentiment?

  • The varying relevance of decentralised finance (DeFi), NFTs, DAOs and the Metaverse

Sam Yao, Head of Business Development, Avalanche Asia
Emma Pecenicic, Head of Digital Propositions & Partnerships, Asia Pacific ex-Japan, Fidelity International
Lucy Gazmararian, Founder & Managing Partner, Token Bay Capital
Moderator: John Cahill, COO - Asia, Galaxy
10:20 - 10:50
The New Building Blocks? How Finance Can Transition to Web3 via Web2.5
  • How to begin your journey to Web2.5 through experimentation, partnerships and strategic investments

  • Decoding Web3 Infrastructure: How tech manifests in the new era of the Internet

  • Why collaborations, accelerators and incubators allow disruption to start from within  

Dominic Tsang, Director of Asia, Solana
Fred Sun, Head of Strategy, Tencent Cloud International
Gary Liu, Co-Founder & CEO, Terminal 3
Moderator: Lyndaine Demetilla, Managing Director, Impact District
10:50 - 11:10
Beyond Traditional Investments: Exploring the Potential of Digital Assets for Long-Term Institutional Growth
  • What are the long-term prospects of cryptocurrency growth globally? Are we in the age of mainstream adoption?

  • What are the factors that have accelerated the institutional adoption of virtual assets and how should regulators accommodate this spurt of innovation?

  • How can we bridge the gap between traditional finance and digital assets to facilitate wider institutional adoption and investment?

Edward Chen, GM of Asset and Commercial Center, Huobi
Moderator: Walter Jennings, CEO & Director, Asia Insight Circle
11:10 - 12:00
Live Startup Battle

Startup Companies:
Bilby; Blockpass; DeMe; inRiskable; OneFi; Sorted Wallet

Judging Panel:
Alan Li, Blockchain Investment Lead & Director, Da Wan Asset Management
Galen Law-Kun, Co-Founder, Double Peak Group
Dmitry Lapidus, Partner, Dragonfly
Peter M. Dingle, Head of Ecosystems & Partnerships, Venture Capital, HSBC Asset Management

12:00 - 12:30
FinTech Unlocked: Decoding the Cutting-Edge Technology Behind Financial Innovation
  • How to go beyond understanding your ABCs and actually implement the latest AI, blockchain, and cloud computing in the financial sector

  • The specific tech tools, infrastructure and strategies used to disrupt traditional financial services

  • Explaing the new licensing regime for virtual assets (VASP & VATP) and how TradFi and seize the Web3 opportunity

Brett Hornung, Web3 Lead, Accenture
Vivien Khoo, Chair & Co-Founder, Asia Crypto Alliance
Leo Li, Lead of Web3 Ecosystem Development, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Moderator: Medhy Souidi, Head of Transformation and Ecosystems, DBS Bank
12:30 - 12:40
Web3 Association Reveal
    13:45 - 14:20
    Innovate or Suffocate: Balancing Risk & Regulation
    • Does regulating the virtual asset ecosystem defeat the purpose of decentralisation?

    • Can Blockchain go beyond geographical boundaries? How can the different regions work together to avoid regulatory competition?

    • What is Hong Kong’s role as a regulated Virtual Asset hub? How can we foster a fair, resilient market and responsible innovation within the region?

    Annabelle Huang, Managing Partner, Amber Group,
    Alex Au, Co-Founder, Hong Kong Digital Asset Society,
    Ludovic Shum, Managing Director, Head of Hong Kong, SEBA Hong Kong
    Moderator: Megha Chaddah, Head of Video, Forkast News
    14:20 - 15:10
    Live Startup Battle
    Startup Companies:
    Algobot; Custonomy; OlaWealth; Tradeland AI; WealthCX

    Judging Panel:
    Victor Yim, Head of FinTech, Cyberport
    Anthony Sar, Co-Founder & CEO, Finoverse
    Yolanda Yang, Investment Director, Radiant Tech Ventures
    Albert Yip, Chairman, Syndicate Capital Group
    15:15 - 15:30
    Art-Tech Fusion: Exploring the Intersection of Web3, Tokenisation & Creativity
    Alan Lau, Chief Business Officer, Animoca Brands
    15:50 - 16:05
    Future Commercial Bank Systems and Business Models Based on Decentralisation
    • Decentralisation and Digital Currency

    • Commercial Bank Dual-Account System

    • UDPN: Essential Infrastructure Supporting CBDC and Regulated Stablecoin

    Yifan He, Founder & CEO / Architect, Red Date Technology / BSN
    16:05 - 16:40
    The New Frontier for Digital Assets: From Retail to Institutional
    • What impact do virtual assets have on traditional financial markets?

    • What are the key considerations when incorporating virtual assets into an investment portfolio?

    • What role do custodians and virtual asset service providers play in driving the institutional adoption of digital assets?

    • What should we expect of the virtual asset industry after mainstream adoption has been achieved?

    Michael Lau, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Sales, Bullish
    Alvin Hu, Head of Key Account, KuCoin
    Lennix Lai, Global Chief Commercial Officer, OKX
    Angelina Kwan, Managing Director, Stratford Finance
    16:40 - 17:15
    Competing Visions for the Future of Tokenised Payments
    Bénédicte Nolens, Head, BIS Innovation Hub Centre Hong Kong, Bank for International Settlements
    Alexander Feenie, Managing Partner, Chavanette Advisors
    Tiena Sekharan, Vice President, Onyx by J.P. Morgan
    Moderator: Duncan Fitzgerald, Partner, PwC
    10:55 - 11:00
    MC Opening Remarks
    Kris Fok, Web3 & Crypto Lead, Finoverse
    11:00 - 11:20
    AI Unleashed: Humanising Finance
    • Diving into real-world case studies to showcase how generative AI is reshaping FinTech by automating mundane tasks and igniting innovation

    • Exploring the surprising ways generative AI can make finance more humane and debunking the myth of AI as a threat to human jobs

    • The Future Is Bright: Generative AI as an integral and 'human' element of finance, highlighting the opportunities, challenges, and the need for patience in this era of rapid AI evolution

    Jenny Au, Founder & CEO, FundFluent
    11:20 - 11:40
    The Power of AI in Revolutionising Consumer Engagement in Finance
    • Has the integration of generative AI and machine learning into existing financial solutions resulted in increased efficiency or drawbacks?

    • How has AI transformed the scope of consumer engagement in the finance industry?

    • Attracting the next generation of customers in the financial sector through AI applications

    • Shifting the focus away from transactional loyalty to build better financial solutions for the next generation of consumers

    Michael Ng, Chief Operating Officer, Gusto Collective
    14:20 - 15:20
    The Future of AI: How to Manage GPT-X & Prepare for Artificial General Intelligence
    • ChatGPT and GPT-4: How they work, opportunities & risks

    • The threat and problem of autonomous intelligence and self-improving AI

    • The Solution: an auto-immune system for AI

    Eberhard Schoneburg, Chairman & Founder, Cognitive Systems
    15:25 - 16:05
    Trust in the Digital Age: Building Ethical and Transparent Systems
    • How to overcome ethical concerns, build trust and address algorithmic bias

    • How will the nature of work and organisational behaviour change as human and AI working together becomes more common

    • Should the Finance Industry be doubling down on Web3 and Generative AI investments

    Diana Wu David, CEO, Future Proof Lab
    Esme Pau, Head of HK/China Internet and Digital Assets, Macquarie Capital
    Howard Kwong, Chief Digital Officer, Prudential Hong Kong
    Jessica Lam, Group Chief Strategy Officer, WeLab
    Moderator: Jame DiBiasio, Editor, AMTD DigFin
    16:10 - 16:45
    Generative AI in Finance: Hero or Villain of the Digital Age?
    • What is Generative AI?

    • What effect will Generative AI have on jobs and careers in Finance?

    • What are some risks associated with Generative AI tools?

    • Revisiting Elon Musk and tech leaders’ ChatGPT petition: is AI evolving too quickly?

    Kevin Pereira, Managing Director, Blu Artificial Intelligence
    17:00 - 20:30
    RadFi Sunset Party

    17:25 - 17:45
    Sundowners Live Startup Show - Powered by Finoverse Ventures
    (2 x Startup Finalists)
    10:45 - 12:00
    How to Capitalise on Investment Opportunities in the Web3 Era
    Joseph Ho, Program Director, Brinc
    Leon Liu, Co-Founder, CrossSpace
    Victor Yim, Head of FinTech, Cyberport
    Jerome Wong, Co-Founder & CBO, Everest Ventures Group
    Gary Liu, Co-Founder & CEO, Terminal 3
    Lucy Gazmararian, Founder & Managing Partner, Token Bay Capital
    Moderator: Thomas Crasti, Partner, PwC
    13:45 - 15:00
    Hong Kong’s Quest to Become the Ultimate Virtual Asset Hub
    Vivien Khoo, Chair & Co-Founder, Asia Crypto Alliance
    Richard Go, Head of Global Business Development and Institutional Growth,
    Sean Lee, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Odsy Network
    Brian Chan, Group Head of Investment & Products, VSFG
    Moderator: Angelina Kwan, Managing Director, Stratford Finance
    15:15 - 16:30
    From Legacy Systems to Web3: Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey for Traditional Finance Institutions
    Andrew Scott, Partner, Bach Option
    Hugh Madden, CEO, BC Technology Group & OSL
    Jason Wong, Vice President of Sales - APAC, Digital Asset
    Bugra Celik, Director, Digital Assets, Global Private Banking & Wealth, HSBC
    Moderator: Peter Brewin, Partner, PwC
    Tom Huynh, Associate Director, PwC