Blockchain's Today and Tomorrow

      Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
                             The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 4:30pm to 5:30pm, Mar. 10, 2017 (Friday)
Title: Blockchain's Today and Tomorrow
Speaker: Dr Duncan S. C. Wong, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
When you see a VC firm having invested over USD100 million into the Blockchain technology and read reports estimating the blockchain technology to have the potential of saving infrastructure cost of over USD20 billion per year, you know that the Blockchain technology is something really big and cannot be disregarded in the ICT industry. In this talk, we are going to answer a few questions about Blockchain. Why are there so many enterprises urged to get on board with the Blockchain technology? Many IT systems are already pretty matured, for example, on logistics management, that RFID and related systems are already doing great jobs, but why do we still need the Blockchain technology here? There are so many proof-of-concept trials about Blockchain, is the technology really ready for production? What are the major technological challenges of Blockchain that are so crucial towards the further development of this field? In this talk, we are going to make some discussing points for everybody to think of.
Dr. Duncan Wong is in charge of the Financial Technologies (FinTech) Initiative of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and leading the Security and Data Sciences technology division of ASTRI through developing strategic plans, engaging industrial and governmental partners, and leading R&D activities with the mission of establishing Hong Kong as a FinTech Hub in the Asia Pacific Region.
ASTRI's FinTech initiative focuses on Cyber-Security, Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, and Mobile Computing including Authentication technologies. ASTRI's FinTech R&D groups are working closely with regulatory bodies such as Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the banking industry, and other financial services sectors on building platform technologies such as Blockchain and cyber-security intelligence sharing platform, developing cyber-security training and certification programs, and nurturing FinTech talents.
This seminar is hosted by Prof. Chen, Nan.
Everyone is welcome to attend the talk!
Venue: Room 513,
      William M.W. Mong Engineering Building (ERB),
      The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 08:30 to 09:30