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Fintech Imperative 2022
– Getting Right with Your Fintech 2025 Transformation and Go-To-Cloud Strategy!
19 April 2022 (Tuesday), 11:00am-12:15pm (Hong Kong Time)
CPD Hour : 1 hour
HKIB CPD (except AAMLP and CAMLP holders) / SFC CPT / PWMA OPT

Nine months into HKMA’s unveiling of Fintech 2025 strategy, how far have banks gone in their Fintech adoption journey? What are the business benefits realised, and what challenges have they encountered so far? This webinar will cover how banks can effectively and safely leverage emerging technologies such as big data, crypto, distributed cloud, AI and machine learning. The speakers will also look at how the fintech landscape will evolve in the coming years.

Join this HKIB Thought Leadership Webinar as we deep dive into the following topics:

  • Actions taken by HK financial institutions
  • Opportunities and challenges unveiled by far
  • Overcoming distributed cloud management challenges
  • Top technology priorities and emerging technologies to watch

Vice President, Security
F5 Inc

Angel Grant is a visionary leader with a passion for developing and evangelizing cybersecurity, fraud prevention and risk management solutions to help make our digital world a safer place. She has over 20 years of experience in the cybersecurity, financial services, and eCommerce industries with a background in product development, marketing and sales. In her current role, she is the Vice President of Security. Prior to this role, she held various positions in RSA Security authentication, identity, fraud, risk and threat intelligence teams. She has influenced many industry initiatives while serving on the FS-ISAC Board, PCI Council Board of Advisors, Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force, and Nacha’s Payments Innovation Alliance Risk, Regulatory and Security Advisory Committees. She is also a prominent diversity evangelist, spokesperson, blogger and is CISSP certified.

Jeff LAU
Senior Manager, Cybersecurity & Cloud
PwC DarkLab

Jeff is a Senior Manager in PwC’s DarkLab, Cybersecurity & Cloud practice. Jeff has over 16 years of IT experience key focus on Cybersecurity, DevSecOps, Application Modernisation, Cloud Migration, Security and Compliance as Code. Jeff Lau experienced on different industrial sector including Banks, Insurance, government, enterprise & cloud provider on various projects.

Alfian Michael SHARIFUDDIN
Managing Director & Head of Technology and Operations, Hong Kong and Mainland China
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Alfian is a senior technology and operations professional with experience in implementing large group-wide programs and projects and for defining technology and operations road maps and strategies for financial organisations.

Experienced in building high performing teams of technologists and operations professionals who operate well in high pressure situations delivering the operational backbone of the bank.

Experienced in leading large operations and technology teams to deliver end to end, highly scalable technology and operations digital platforms in the area of financial services.

Alfian is also actively involved in charity activities and regularly participates in activities with charity organisations helping various initiatives around Asia.

Alfian is currently based in Hong Kong. Prior to Hong Kong, Alfian spent 3 years in Mumbai and 16 years in Singapore with DBS.

Johnny WONG
Manager, Solutions Engineering
F5 Hong Kong and Macau

Johnny Wong is a senior IT practitioner with over 20 years of experience and specializing in cybersecurity, cloud, and infrastructure. He covers various sectors including banking, retail, e-commerce, telco, government etc. and providing sophisticated solutions which align with customer business in an effective way.

Who Should Attend?
CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CMOs, CIOs, CROs, CDOs, Head of Analytics, Head of Digital Channels/E-commerce, Head of Product Portfolio, Business Line Leaders, Risk Management Professionals, IT Professionals, Data Analysts, Operations Specialists and banking practitioners who need to understand data analytics (Priority enrolment for HKIB Professional Members of relevant job scopes).

Registration is FREE, but subject to approval. Please register online or send an email to We will send you a personalised link to join the webinar should the registration is successful.

Language: English


  1. Confirmation will be sent to participants by email within 7 days prior to the event date.
  2. Priority of enrolment will be given to Professional Members and on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.
  3. We reserve the right to reject an enrolment at any time.
  4. We reserve the right to cancel, modify and/or postpone the course due to unforeseen circumstances.
  5. You will receive an e-CPD Certificate issued by HKIB if you have complied with the “HKIB Attendance Policy”.

Enquiries:  Mr Carl WONG, Tel: (852) 3983 2315, email:

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