FinTech Self-paced Learning Webinars (Webinar 12): The Future of Finance at a Glance

Self-paced Recording

About this course

Training Content: Video Recording

Learning Objectives:
- Identify the major technologies and trends are sweeping through the financial
services industry
- Understand the role of FinTech innovations that drive disruptive business models
- Look at how financial services might evolve over the next decade

Training Content:
Session 1
- Topic: Future of Payments
- Language: English
- Speaker: Mr. Benjamin Wong, Founder and CEO of Transwap Limited
- What to learn: The combination of technology, regulation, consumer preference and the pandemic have inevitably turbocharged the development of payment technology. Four major factors remain important to define the next five years of the future of payment:
1. The Domestic payment – The battle of rails and digital wallets
2. Cross – border payment rails – SWIFT, CIPS, P27, FPS
3. The Currencies – Cryptocurrencies and CBDC
4. Financial Crime and Security

Session 2
- Topic: Future of Finance Panel Discussion
- Language: English
- Moderator: Mr. Janos Barberis, Co-Founder of SuperCharger Ventures
- Panelists: 
   ● Ms. Chirine BenZaied, Head of Innovation at Finastra
   ● Mr. Fred Ngan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited
   ● Mr. Victor Yim, Head of FinTech at Cyberport
- What to learn: This webinar will be looking at how the evolution of FinTech can be explained by providing a future proof framework. The panel will go over the recent development of the industry, to showcase what is working, what has failed and where the untapped opportunities still are. It will also provide a framework of reference to analyse past
trends and project future industry disruptive ideas and technology. The capacity to time market innovation is one of the most critical elements to get the higher return on investment in terms of business, innovation and technological spend.


Self-paced, 3 - 10 hours
No credit


Deadline: 31 Dec 2023

By the end of this course, you will learn:


Learn the basics of payments and payment trends


Understand the emerging technologies and innovative practices transforming payments industry, to map a new path to the future of payment


Use the understanding and knowledge for betterment and development of payment products/solutions.


Understand the future needs of financial industry in a digital world and prepare for the future


Develop a future proof understanding of the evolution of FinTech


Incorporate a forward thinking mindset and necessity to continuously invest in self-development to maintain industry relevance



Head of FinTech at Cyberport
Victor has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry and he has held senior positions with different multinational corporations, including TransUnion, 41st Parameter (Experian), Nice Actimize, SAS Institute and IBM. Victor holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from University of Hong Kong and he is pursuing his PhD in HKU focusing on Regtech application of AI.


Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited
Fred is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Bowtie, Hong Kong’s first virtual insurance company. 

Fred serves on several committees including Insurance Authority’s Future Task Force, Financial Services Development Council, Hong Kong Management Association, the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers, and Cyberport Academy Group for FinTech. In recognition for his contribution to innovation, he received several awards including “FinTech Development Leader Award” by Institute of Financial Technologist Asia and “Social Impact Award” by Credit Suisse and Tatler. Fred was inducted as an Honouree of the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) HKU Chapter in 2022. 

Prior to his first start-up in 2015, Fred was a consulting actuary in EY where he advised insurance clients on risk, capital, investment and financial reporting in Chicago, London, Toronto and Hong Kong. Fred is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and an Honorary Fellow of the Financial Technologist (FFT). He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics (Double Major in Actuarial Science & Statistics) from the University of Waterloo.


Head of Innovation at Finastra
Chirine BenZaied-Bourgerie is Head of Innovation at Finastra. Her role is in 2 folds, in one hand, driving intrapreneurship activities at Finastra and inspiring Finastra's 10,000 people to innovate, and on the other hand, opening the innovation activities to the banks, financial institutions, and the wider FinTech ecosystem (startups, established FinTechs,
incubators, universities, data providers…). Prior to that, Chirine was New Venture Development Manager, managing FinTechs partnerships for, Finastra’s open development platform. And before that she spent more than 10 years in the capital market industry, where she held different roles in engineering, model validation and product management.


Co-Founder of SuperCharger Ventures
Janos Barberis skilfully combines academic rigour with an unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. He has an established track record in the FinTech Industry (named 32nd Most Powerful Dealmaker globally, Institutional Investors, 2018) and in academia (13th legal scholar in the world, SSRN, 2018). He is driven to deliver actionable insights which have benefited the business transformation and innovation of Tier-1 financial institutions, across 400 B2B partnerships with cutting-edge technology start-ups. The 49 start-ups across Janos’ accelerator cohorts have raised over US$500 million and are regularly listed as leading FinTech companies, globally. He trained over 100,000 people in the last 4 years through online courses (x2), books (x3) and academic papers (5) in order to raise market awareness on FinTech & RegTech. He was on the FinTech board of the WEF and SFC.


Founder and CEO of Transwap Limited
Benjamin Wong is the Founder and CEO of Transwap Limited, an award-winning, scaleup neo-banking FinTech company that empowers businesses and financial institutions to scale existing markets and reach new global markets.

Benjamin has a successful career in the corporate world, sitting as board member and CFO in global conglomerates. He has over 20-years of experience in strategic planning, merger & acquisition, and financial management. He is also a serial entrepreneur and has founded two previous businesses successfully. He also held various directorships of Rotary club, including being a President of a local chartered Rotary club in Singapore. Benjamin has more than 5 years of lecturing experience as professional lecturer and trainer for Chartered Accountants in Singapore.

Benjamin is a fellow member of the Association Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Certified Public Accountants of Australia and Malaysia Institute of Accountants. He holds a MBA, DIC from the Imperial College of London.