Workshop Schedule Day 1 & Day 2


Wednesday 5th December

Led by:
  • Serge Haziyev, SVP Advanced Technology Services Group, SoftServe
  • Iurii Milovanov, Data Science Practice Leader, SoftServe

Once available only to scientists, today machine learning (ML) is open to a much broader audience of software architects and engineers. In fact, the practice of ML is so advanced that some algorithm results look like ""black magic,” even to experienced practitioners.

Inspired by attribute-driven design (ADD) and Smart Decisions (a software architecture design game for big data), our speakers are excited to share a new version of the game focused on designing ML systems.

In this interactive session, you will learn about designing the architecture for ML systems via series of gamified interactive exercises. We will simulate state-of-the-art ML design systems by analyzing both business and technical requirements, selecting the best matching algorithms, and teaching how to validate early design decisions using rapid prototyping techniques.
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Serge Haziyev

SVP Advanced Technology Services Group
SoftServe

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Iurii Milovanov

Data Science Practice Leader
SoftServe

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm How UK Fintechs are Benefiting from the Hong Kong Ecosystem

Daisy Ip - Marketing Manager, HKTDC
Thorsten Terweiden - Deputy Head of Fintech, InvestHK
This workshop run jointly by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) www.hktdc.org and Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) www.investhk.gov.hk will provide an overview of the thriving Fintech ecosystem and also look at business opportunities that exist for UK Fintech companies, by partnering with Hong Kong businesses and by setting up operations in Hong Kong. 

Workshop  speakers/moderators are 
Ms Daisy Ip, Marketing Manager, HKTDC 
Mr Thorsten Terweiden, Deputy Head of Fintech, InvestHK 

Daisy Ip

Marketing Manager
HKTDC

Thorsten Terweiden

Deputy Head of Fintech
InvestHK

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Largest R&D Hub in Asia’s Financial Centre

Peter Luk - Associate Director, Business Development, Mainland International, HKSTP
 Speaker: Mr. Peter Luk, Associate Director, Business Development, Mainland & International
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Peter Luk

Associate Director, Business Development, Mainland International
HKSTP

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm How to Secure Open Banking Partnerships with Digital Certificates

Jose Sue Smith, - Senior Sales Engineer, GlobalSign
Andreas Brix - Program Manager, GlobalSign
Open banking requires financial institutions to share their customer’s personal information with third-party service providers. Both parties will be working together to give customers a better experience when conducting transactions online but both parties should also be concerned with ensuring that customer data is always protected. 
 
GlobalSign’s Senior Sales Engineer, Jose Sue Smith and Programs Manager, Andreas Brix, will dive into the use of digital certificates and PKI to identify and encrypt Open Banking partnerships. They will cover:
 
• What digital certificates are and how they work.
• What types of digital certificates there are and the differences between them.
• What regulatory requirements govern the use of qualified digital certificates in supporting Open Banking PSD2 (e.g. Secure Customer Authentication). 
• Why GlobalSign is becoming an accredited Trust Service Provider and what that means for Open Banking security.
 
Bio for Jose and Andreas:
Andreas Brix, Program Manager for GlobalSign, comes from over 10 years’ experience in IT where he worked  with some of the biggest players in the market. Andreas has a focus on project management and program development for GlobalSign, allowing him to build up the Service Provider Program and bring PKI Technology to the XaaS market. 
 
  • Jose Sue Smith, Senior Sales Engineer at GlobalSign, has been working with GlobalSign for 6 years specialising in solutions for high volume deployment, API integrations and digital signatures. He focuses on eliminating technological barriers to promote a safer internet through encryption and digital identities. 
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Jose Sue Smith,

Senior Sales Engineer
GlobalSign

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Andreas Brix

Program Manager
GlobalSign




3:40 pm - 5:10 pm Fintech power for CEE | Scale your business to Raiffeisen Banking International's 13 CEE Markets

Maximillian Schausberger - Program Lead, Elevator Lab and Elevator Ventures
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Maximillian Schausberger

Program Lead
Elevator Lab and Elevator Ventures

Thursday 6th December

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Leveraging cloud services for real-life use cases; how FinTech companies use the cloud to build platforms faster, cheaper, and more secure.

Nick Varnitski - FinTech Entrepreneur, Technology Executive; Founder and CEO, Armada Labs and Health.Finance
Nick Varnitski , CEO, Armada Labs

Learn about the benefits of AWS Cloud Services when they are applied to real-life FinTech use cases. Get a deeper understanding of how financial companies have become more successful by using specific cloud services to build or migrate their platforms to a more secure, resilient, reliable,  and scalable infrastructure at a fraction of the cost. Benefit from our experience of having built and integrated over 80 platforms for companies across the globe as well as more than 500 conversions worldwide.

For more information please email Nick Varnitski Nick.Varnitski@armadalabs.com.


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Nick Varnitski

FinTech Entrepreneur, Technology Executive; Founder and CEO
Armada Labs and Health.Finance

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm How can the Banking industry tap into new revenue streams using Crypto Benedikt from Bitpanda

Benedikt Angerer - Business Development, Bitpanda
Benedikt Angerer, Business Development, Bitpanda

How can the Banking industry tap into new revenue streams using Crypto Benedikt from Bitpanda—Europe’s leading cryptocurrency broker—navigates the fundamentals of this rapidly-changing industry and introduces some of the real world applications of blockchain technology. The workshop will demonstrate how you can generate previously unthought revenue streams, when partnered with the right crypto company, tap into a new target group and use this groundbreaking technology to develop innovative financial products and unite the established world of banking with blockchain technology Benedikt Angerer, Business Development, Bitpanda
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Benedikt Angerer

Business Development
Bitpanda

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 10 do’s and don’ts of FinTech PR

Daniel Lowther - Head of Fintech & Associate Director, CCgroup
Daniel Lowther , Head of FinTech, CCgroup

PR is critical to any fintech, from building profile to boost market valuation to securing talent and forging partnerships with financial institutions. Daniel Lowther, Head of fintech at PR consultancy CCgroup, has worked with fintech companies such as Kalixa, MoneyMover, Strands, Travelex, VeriFone and Visa over the last 12 years. In this workshop Daniel will highlight the biggest do’s and don’ts of fintech PR to help you avoid the pitfalls and capitalise on the opportunities when looking to build fintech fame. 
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Daniel Lowther

Head of Fintech & Associate Director
CCgroup

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Gemma Ferst

Ecosystem Manager
Hesse/TechQuartier

Dr Stephan Bredt

Director General Economic Sector, Financial Services, Exchanges, Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development
State of Hessen