On 23rd Nov 2022, the final seminar featuring “FinTech” (i.e. Financial Technology) in the Academic-Industry Seminar series ended on a high note. Dr Henry CHAN, our Associate Professor and Associate Head of Partnership and Collaboration, joined hands with Mr Darron SUN, the Vice Chairman of The Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia, to discuss the trend and development of FinTech, especially in the post-pandemic era, and beacon participants what kinds of skills and knowledge were necessary for FinTech professionals.
Mr SUN first brought up the changes in the FinTech landscape under the new normal and new economy, followed by the outlook for the local market. He predicted that Big Data and AI, and Regtech, would burgeon in the short future. He believed that the “FinTech 2025” strategy is conducive to the talent market and urged participants to obtain a professional FinTech credential.
In Dr CHAN’s talk, he introduced an ITF-funded PRP project entitled: “An Innovative Hybrid Intelligence Web System for the Hong Kong Stock Market”, an analytic system powered by the combination of human intelligence and machine intelligence. Various resources such as open-source natural language processing libraries, useful models and research methods were introduced by Dr CHAN, demonstrating how to analyse the Hong Kong stock market from different perspectives.
Attended by more than 140 participants in this final seminar, the first series of the Academic-Industry Seminar series was concluded with great success. The seminar series aims to enhance the connection between COMP and alumni, encourage life-long learning, as well as foster possible collaboration between COMP and industry.