Global Leaders and Delegates from HSBC visit ASTRI

After the launch of HSBC-ASTRI Research and Development Innovation Laboratory in October last year, the delegation of HSBC, including its global leaders – Mr Andy Maguire, Group Chief Operating Officer and Mr Darryl West, Group Chief Information Officer – paid a visit to ASTRI today. Dr Frank Fong, CEO of ASTRI and Dr Duncan Wong, Vice-President (FinTech) welcomed the delegation and discussed the latest development of Financial Technologies (FinTech).

The HSBC-ASTRI RDI Lab is located at ASTRI’s facility at Hong Kong Science Park, supported by its research & development (R&D) team and hardware/software IT infrastructure. The HSBC-ASTRI RDI Lab has mobilised FinTech development via exploratory activities in areas like artificial intelligence, behavioural / biometrics authentication, big data analytics, blockchain, cybersecurity and internet finance. The co-operation progress of different developments is positive and some of our development are ready for deployment.

They also reviewed a number of new projects in ASTRI, including blockchain-based property valuation and trade finance, Chinese handwriting OCR, big data analytics, digital-ID prototype, etc. Both parties look forward to more co-operation and exchange in the future.


Mr Andy Maguire, Group Chief Operating Officer (5th left) and Mr Darryl West, Group Chief Information Officer (4th left) and delegates of HSBC visits ASTRI on 14 March 2017 and meets with its Senior Management and R&D experts to understand more about its latest R&D and projects.


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