Dr. James Lei is a seasoned researcher, inventor, entrepreneur, and visionary leader. He is the founding R&D program director at Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) for pioneering research work in the distributed system, AI and machine learning, blockchain and DLT, cloud computing, big data, financial technologies, media, networking, software and system. He is the principal scientist and chief architect contributed to several dozen technology transfers with big commercial impact. He is the program committee member of MSc program on Financial Engineering at Chinese University of Hong Kong, teaching faculty for the course Blockchain for Financial Applications at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and program committee member for Financial Technologies at Hong Kong University.
Ms Fei Zhang has over 15 years of experience in financial services and consulting industries.
Currently she is in a risk management role at Capital One. Prior to that, she was a regional risk officer at American Express managing institutional risks of corporate clients with approximately $10 billion in annual billings.
Ms. Zhang has Master degree of Business Administration from Duke University and graduated with honour with a B.S. degree from Louisiana State University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr John Xiong graduated from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Monetary Banking major. In year 2011, he has founded Fintech corporate, TTG Fintech Limited (ASX: TUP), and innovatively introduced payment path scheme design concept of bank’s payment gateway routing. Moreover, he has developed and launched the World’s first FEA, Financial Electronic Authentication, integrated payment and settlement processing system. TTG Fintech is also TOP 10 blockchain intellectual property enterprises in China.
Zhang Jian, one of early pioneers of blockchain industry. Blockchain technology expert with rich entrepreneurial experience and industry resources. Founder and chairman of Bochen. Former Huobi CTO. Author of “Blockchain: Defining the Future of Finance and Economic”, “Co-author of Fintech: Reconstruction of The Future Financial Ecology”. Member of expert committee of China Blockchain Technology and Industry Development Forum (MIIT), Architecture leader of Distributed Ledger Technology Focus Group(DLT-FG) of International Telecommunication Union Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).
Mr Kevin Piao has vast experience in banking and payment industry. He was the previous Head of Sales of FirstData China. Prior to his career in FirstData China, he was the Marketing & Sales Director in BOC Services Inc. and Project Manager of BOC Credit Card (International) Limited.