• Advisors

  • Dr. Edward C. Prescott

    Professor of Arizona State University; Economist; Senior Monetary Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Dr. Prescott received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2004 for his study of central bank policy and business cycles.

    Cao Tong

    Chairman of Hande Science & Technology Sharing Laboratory Company. Cao is a well-recognized FinTech and banking innovations leader in China. Before founding Hande, he was the President of WeBank (a Tencent owned eBank, the first online only bank in China), and Executive Vice President of China CITIC Bank. He also held senior executive positions in People’s Bank of China, The Export–Import Bank of China, and China Merchants Bank.

    Xiong Wei

    Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics at Princeton University; Academic Dean of School of Management and Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen; Dean of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shenzhen Finance Institute and School of Management and Economics; Economic Research and Editor of Journal of Finance.

    Prof. Yao Xin

    Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology; Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA), University of Birmingham; IEEE Fellow; President (2014-2016) of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. Prof Yao's research areas include: evolutionary computation, neural network ensembles, meta-heuristic algorithms, data mining, and computational complexity of evolutionary algorithms.

    Dr. Deng Li

    Chief AI Officer at Citadel. Previously, Dr. Deng was the Chief AI Scientist at Microsoft in Redmond, where he led its Deep Learning Technology Center. Dr. Deng received the 2015 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Deep Learning and to Automatic Speech Recognition”.

    Prof. Xiang Songzuo

    Macro-economist; Professor, Board Member, and Deputy Director of the International Monetary Institute of Remin University of China. Prof Xiang served as the Chief Economist at the Agricultural Bank of China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of "Global Finance & Economy".

    Prof. Deng Xiaotie

    Zhiyuan Chair Professor of Computer Science at Shanghai Jiaotong University of China; ACM Fellow. Deng's current research focuses on algorithmic game theory with applications to Internet economics. His work covers online algorithms, parallel algorithms, and combinatorial optimization. Deng received his BSc from Tsinghua University, MSc from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and PhD from Stanford University.

    Prof. Chen Changwen

    Dean of School of Science & Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chen has been a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, since 2008. Previously, he was Allen S. Henry Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology. He received Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    Li Jiang

    CTO of Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. LI has vast expertise and achievements in various fields such as cloud computing, blockchain, industrial planning and implementation of data center, IT strategy, product innovation, and R & D technology management. Prior to joining Microsoft, Li served in various leadership roles including in IBM Asia Pacific, IBM China and IBM Australia.

    Dr. Shawn Xiang

    Developer Advocate at Google. Dr. Xiang has worked on Google TV, Maps, Earth, OpenSocial and other Google technologies such as App Engine. Dr. Shawn is the President of Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association, bridging the mobile/wireless industries between China and the United States.

    Paolo Sironi

    FinTech Thought Leader, IBM Watson Financial Services; Author of "Fintech Innovation – From Robo-Advisors to Goal Based Investing and Gamification". Paolo's expertise combines financial services and technology and spans over a number of areas, including wealth management, asset management, risk management and FinTech innovation.

    Dr. Chris Marshall

    Risk, Analytics, Cognitive and FinTech Specialist at IBM's Watson Financial Services division. Dr. Marshall has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School (IT and Finance), an MBA from the University of Chicago (Finance) and an MA from Cambridge University (Physics).

    Susanne Chishti

    CEO of FINTECH Circle – a global Fintech Network and Europe’s 1st Angel Network focused on fintech investments. Ms. Chishti is Entrepreneur and Investor with strong FINTECH expertise. Mentor, Judge & Coach.She has more than 14 years’ experience across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and in Hong Kong.

    Wang Shaojie

    Chairman of Zhongguancun Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, a network of renowned private equity investment companies in China. Wang has over 30 years of experience in capital market. He has received MBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB).

    Dr. Shen Yushi

    Vice President and CTO of 21Vianet. Dr. Shen is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of cloud computing, wireless communications and video coding. Dr. Shen received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Tsinghua University, Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and MBA degree from University of Washington.

    Li Guanghai

    Managing Director of Accenture Greater China. LI received his Master’s Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Master’s and B.S. degree from the Tsinghua University.

    Dr. Li Huagang

    Head of Quantitative Research at Sycamore Investment. Dr Li worked as Director of Commodity Market Risk Management as GE Capital and served as senior executive board member. Prior to that, he worked at Credit Suisse where he was a strategist to its Fixed Income Department. He was Associate Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of California, Los Angeles.