Thematic Session
Smart City Forum

Mr Emil Chan
Chairman of FinTech Committee, Smart City Consortium

Emil is a FinTech enthusiast with over 20-year experience in managing IT and business transformation projects in international financial institutions. He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager AP. He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia. Emil is currently the co-founder and CEO of Starthub Holding Ltd., a startup entrepreneur consulting firm. He is also a part-time lecturer of postgraduate eBusiness and FinTech courses for several renowned business schools such as Hong Kong University SPACE, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and Hang Seng Management College. Moreover, he compiles and delivers in-house training courses for well-known international companies and financial institutions, facilitating their staff to make good use of technology to increase the companies' competitiveness.

In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popularization of technology. He leads the IBM User Group as the Chairman since 2006. He is also the founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, the Vice President of Internet Profession Association (iProA), the Vice President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society and the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association. He is the judge of several major IT competitions including Hong Kong ICT Awards and Pan-Pearl Delta Universities IT Projects Competition in Hong Kong and China since 2010. He also sits on the board of The Smart City Consortium as the FinTech Committee Chair, Vice President (Innovation and Regulation Policy) of Hong Kong Blockchain Society and a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Cross Border eCommerce Association. Emil also hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on local newspapers and interviewed by various media from time to time.

Emil had obtained a bachelor degree on Applied Computer Science and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Business Administration degree. To facilitate his training skill, he also obtained the NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) Trainer and CISA (Certified Information System Auditor) certifications around a decade ago.