The HKSAR Government’s Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Honourable Mr James Lau, JP, visited ASTRI on 4 January 2019, leading a delegation of Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) officials. The Secretary exchanged views and opinions on FinTech development in Hong Kong and received an update on ASTRI’s latest FinTech R&D endeavours. Mr Hugh Chow, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI, welcomed the FSTB delegation to the premises of Hong Kong’s largest applied R&D centre. Dr MeiKei Ieong, Chief Technology Officer and Dr Martin Szeto, Chief Operating Officer, along with other senior executives of ASTRI, were also present on the occasion.
The delegation witnessed presentations and demonstrations from ASTRI’s FinTech R&D teams focusing on Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Data Analytics, as well as the future FinTech development trend in Hong Kong. The delegation was also appraise of ASTRI’s collaborations across the ecosystem including partnerships with regulators, industry players, technology developers, and talent development schemes.
Commenting on the visit, Mr Hugh Chow said, “Hong Kong, as a leading global financial centre with a strong ICT sector, is an ideal nurturing ground for FinTech excellence. ASTRI will continue to explore the FinTech development for Hong Kong. It has been such a great honour to share our inspiration and work with the Honourable Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.” On behalf of the entire ASTRI team, Mr Chow thanked Mr Lau and the Bureau for “believing in ASTRI and always supporting us with great conviction.”