We are delighted to host an expert discussion panel on blockchain technology and applications for Fintech.

The panellists will discuss blockchain technology as a platform for FinTech beyond Bitcoin.

Join the event to find out how distributed ledger technology could enhance provision of services in such areas as banking KYC compliance, remittance, insurance, trade finance and cross border securities settlement.

The event is organised by Chain of Things and Closer Still Media on behalf of InvestHK.

Event details

10 November 2016

8:30am - 10:30am

Addleshaw Goddard, Level 8, 802-804 Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong


To reserve your place, please email Mary Ng.

Panel members

Marin Ivezic, Cybersecurity Partner at PwC, Chair Cyber-Physical Systems Security Institute

Marin Ivezic is a Risk Assurance Partner in PwC Hong Kong and the HK lead for blockchain technologies.Marin has worked with number of enterprises, regulators and international institutions on helping them understand opportunities and risks of blockchain technology. Marin regularly contributes to industry research and presents on internal and industry events on topics of blockchain technologies, blockchain risks and potential related social and economic impacts.

Edmund J. Lowell, Founder & CEO, KYC-Chain Limited

Edmund Lowell is a serial entrepreneur living in Asia since 2011, innovating at the crossroads of finance, technology and legal fields. Edmund has built a number of Fintech and RegTech products during this time including KYC-Chain which uses distributed ledger technology and biometrics to create efficiencies in both the KYC on-boarding and refresh processes for both financial institutions and account holders.

William James, Partner at Addleshaw Goddard

William is a corporate commercial partner specializing in complex technology-led transactions in the Financial Services Sector. He has worked extensively with banks, credit card issuers, acquirers and technology providers in the financial services sector. William has advised on many of the most recent innovations in the financial services sector including the commercial arrangements relating to: Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and the use of "wearable" payment devices. He has advised on the strategic structuring of credit card and retailer affinity arrangements; and retailer arrangements with strategic payments technology providers. He is currently working on various blockchain enabled payment and financial services projects with UK banks and specialises in the impact that different technologies and digital solution might have on the regulatory and commercial analysis of products and services delivery in the UK.

Dusan Stojanovic, Founder & Director, True Global Ventures

Dusan is a venture capitalist with over 20 years experience either working or investing in financial technology and electronic payment. Through True Global Ventures, Dusan has established three investment vehicles, investing exclusively in serial entrepreneurs within fintech. He is involved in Bluzelle Networks, which builds blockchain and distributed ledger solutions for the finance industry. Bluzelle has announced a global partnership, sponsored by BT with special emphasize on Hong Kong and South East Asia.

Aurélien Menant, Founder and CEO of Gatecoin

Aurélien is the founder and CEO of Gatecoin - an online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong. He is regularly invited to speak at FinTech industry events and conferences such as Euromoney’s Capital Markets Blockchains Conference (Hong Kong), the Global Blockchain Summit (Beijing), Finnovasia (Hong Kong) and Inside Bitcoins (Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore). Aurélien is also a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. He began his career as an investment banker, working on M&A and financial deals for major global CIBs in Europe and Hong Kong, including BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.


Dr. Hans Lombardo, Co-Founder, Chain of Things Limited

Hans is a successful entrepreneur and enthusiastic proponent of blockchain technologies. He has produced or participated in many fintech events such as Chain-Finance, Consensus, Inside Bitcoins and Innovate Finance. He is a co-founder of Chain of Things, a startup securing IoT using blockchain tech and developing blockchain+IoT applications that can enhance various industries. In 2012, Hans sold his previous company, a boutique research firm focused on Chinese high-technology industries. Hans is an Internet industry veteran with regional management experience at internet.com and Internet World magazine and events. During the Internet boom, Hans provided due diligence support for the internet.com Venture Capital Fund in Asia. As a tech journalist in the late 1990's, he interviewed Jack Ma, Jerry Yang, Vinton Cerf and Richard Li.