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Smart City and FinTech Forum cum Collaboration MoU Signing Ceremony

 “Smart City and FinTech Forum cum Collaboration MoU Signing Ceremony” was successfully held at PolyU on 7 Feb. COMP entered into separate Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Smart City Consortium (SCC), Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK) and Hong Kong Institute of Financial Analysts & Professional Commentators Ltd (IFAPC) to collaborate in nurturing FinTech talents for the benefits of Hong Kong. A forum on Smart City and FinTech was held after the ceremony. Over 50 guests from the industry participated in the forum.

Prof Jiannong Cao, Chair Professor and Head of COMP signed the MoU with Mr Eric Yeung, Convener of SCC, Mr Paul Pong, Chairperson of IFPHK, and Mr Francis Lun, Permanent Honorary Chairman of IFAPC respectively. The signing was witnessed by our Officiating Guest, Ir Prof. Alex Wai, Vice President (Research Development) of PolyU, Dr David Chung JP, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Innovation and Technology Bureau, HKSAR Government, and Dr Winng Tang JP, Founder and Chairman of Steering Committee of SCC.

A panel of the following members had a lively discussion and fruitful exchange with the participants during the Smart City and FinTech Forum.

 - Dr Rocky Chang, Associate Professor and Director of Cyber Security and Privacy Lab, COMP

- Mr David Shrier, Managing Director, MIT Connection Science

- Mr Eric Yeung, Convener, SCC

- Mr Paul Pong, Chairman, IFPHK

- Mr Francis Lun, Permanent Honorary Chairman, IFAPC

- Dr Toa Charm, Chief Public Mission Officer, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Co Ltd

- Mr Fred Sheu, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Hong Kong Ltd

- Mr Rogers Chan, Senior Manager, Risk and Strategy Unit, Securities and Futures Commission