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Banking digitalization is accelerating across the globe as a result of a multitude of factors – emergence of new technologies, evolution of client expectations, proliferation in regulatory revisions, rise of new actors and stakeholders, and increasing availability of Digital Wallets and other non-banking apps. The boom in mobile banking applications, which has accompanied such developments, have also made such applications the prime interaction channel between banks and their customers.

In this webinar, the Chamber is delighted to have invited Etienne Ranwez, Manager, Financial Services at Sia Partners, to share the findings of a recent benchmark study which compares the features, functionalities and user experience of 60 mobile banking applications in Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe.

Etienne will then be joined by expert panellists - Emil Chan, FinTech Committee Chairman, Smart City Consortium and Lawrence Li, Board Director, Fintech Association of Hong Kong - to discuss the current and future state of mobile banking in Hong Kong and Singapore. They will also discuss the effects of virtual banks and open banking on Hong Kong's mobile banking landscape.

The webinar rundown is as follows:
• 11:00 am: Welcome remarks
• 11:05 am: Presentation by Sia Partners
• 11:20 am: Panel Discussion
• 11:45 am: Q&A session
• 12:00 pm: End of webinar

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Speaker(s) Emil Chan, FinTech Committee Chairman, Smart City Consortium
Emil is a FinTech evangelist with over 20 years experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. He is the adjunct professor, visiting lecturer as well as advisor of various departments of local universities including HKU, PolyU, CityU, Hang Seng U, Lingnan U and VTC.

In the past 10 years, he participated actively in FinTech related voluntary community services. He is the Founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, The FinTech Committee Chairman of the Smart City Consortium, Hon. Secretary and Board Member of Invotech, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association, Supervisory Committee Member of iProA and the Honorary Chairman of StartHK. In order to unleash Hong Kong's potential and play a new role in the Greater Bay Area, Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on local newspapers and interviewed by various media from time to time.

Lawrence Li, Board Director of Fintech Association of Hong Kong (FTAHK)
Lawrence is an alumnus of the University of Hong Kong, he received his Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from Faculty of Social Sciences with major in Economics and a Master of Science degree (Internet computing & e-Commerce) from Faculty of Engineering, HKU. Lawrence is also a graduate of Oxford FinTech Program and before that, he has finished a Master of Arts degree in Marketing Management with Graduate School of Management (MGSM) of Macquarie University, Australia.

Lawrence is a leading digital marketer and a guru in FinTech industry of Hong Kong. Currently, Lawrence is the Head of Business Development of one of the first batch of licensed virtual banks in Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom (FCIM) as well as a Senior Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (SHKIM). Lawrence is considered a pioneer in innovative and scalable digital marketing programs on entrepreneurship.

Etienne Ranwez, Manager, Financial Services, Sia Partners
Etienne is a Manager in Sia Partners' Financial Services team in Hong Kong. He has over 8 years of Management Consulting experience across Europe and Asia, especially in Retail Banking, Payments & Open Banking. He is leading the Mobile Banking benchmarking initiative worldwide.
Language English
Date and Time 2020/06/10 11:00 to 12:00
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Stephanie Kwan
Tel: 2823 1246
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