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Panel Discussions

Panel Discussion #1: Outlook of the Metaverse Ecosystem and Industry Applications

Metaverse is not a new concept in the gaming community. But in October 2021, when Facebook announced changing its name to Meta and investing $10 billion to build its metaverse, that drove firms from various industries to begin developing their own metaverse business strategies. This panel will assess the future potential of metaverse and its innovative applications in business.

Prof. Seen Meng CHEW, Associate Dean (External Engagement), CUHK Business School, CUHK

Panel Discussants:
Prof. Helen MENG, Professor and Chairman, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK
Mr. Robert LUI, HK Digital Asset Leader, Deloitte
Mr. Stephen TO, Head of Digital, Strategic Change and Simplification, Hang Seng Bank Limited
Mr. Steven CHOI, Head, Tencent Cloud Hong Kong and Macau

Panel Discussion #2: Transformation of Industries in the Age of Web3

As the internet evolves from web2 to web3, our economic system is moving from “centralization” to “decentralization”. The financial sector is adapting to new digital assets, while other industries are revamping their business models. Experts in this panel will explore the implications of decentralization, and the transformation of various industries in the new age of web3.

Mr. Raymond CHENG, HSBC Regional ex-COO Asia Pacific, CEFAR Advisory Committee Chair, CUHK

Panel Discussants:
Mr. Ken LO, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, HKbitEX
Mr. Simon YUEN, Head of Personal Banking Products, Hang Seng Bank Limited
Dr. Paul SIN, Director, Technology and Transformation, New World Development Company Limited
Dr. Wai Shun LO, General Partner, DL Capitals, Adjunct Associate Professor of CUHK

Panel Discussion #3: Digital economy and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC): risks and opportunities

The advancement of payment technology has spurred the development of CBDCs by numerous central banks around the world. While a few countries have launched their CBDCs, many others are taking a more cautious approach and planning slowly. Panelists in this session will discuss the risks and opportunities brought by CBDCs, especially in terms of the changes to our financial system and new economic value created.

Prof. Robin HUANG, Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK

Panel Discussants:
Ms. Angela WONG, Managing Director, CASH Financial Services Group
Mr. Eric KWOK, General Manager of Information Technology, eMPF Platform Company
Mr. John WONG, Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Hang Seng Bank Limited
Ms. Jennifer TAN, CEO, Alipay HK
Mr. Nelson CHOW, Chief Fintech Officer, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)