Morningside Salon: Crypto Night at PwC Emerging Technology Lab

Columbia University Alumni Association of Hong Kong would like to cordially invite you to participate in the next “Morningside Salon” discussion where we will explore the impact of current events within the context of emerging social and technological trends. 

Topic: Crypto Night at PwC Emerging Technology Lab

Date: Friday, 2 March 2018

Time: 7:00 pm Networking & laboratory tours
7:30 pm Discussion on blockchain topics
9:30 pm Conclusions

Location: PwC Experience Centre, Unit 1903 - 1904, 19/F, East Town Building, 41 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong

Cost: Pizza and light refreshments will be provided. HKD 150/person


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This salon session will include a tour of the new PwC Emerging Technology Lab. The discussion will be led by several leading fintech and blockchain experts. Discussions will begin with a description of a general scenario, relevant facts, and key trends. As always, the audience will then be invited to debate possible future developments and outcomes.

Please note that Chatham House rules will be in effect. Please refrain from video or sound recording.  


Featured Columbia Guests:

Henri Arslanian, FinTech & RegTech Lead, China/HK and U.S. Liaison, PwC

Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for China and Hong Kong. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches graduate courses on Entrepreneurship in Finance as well as the first FinTech university course in Asia.

He is the co-Chair of the HKSFA FinTech Committee and co-Chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He is also a member of the FSDC FinTech working group advising the Hong Kong government on FinTech policies.

He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence).

Akihiko Katayama, Director Strategy and Emerging Technology Consulting, PwC

With specialties: AR, VR, drones, 3D printing, robotics, blockchain, IoT, artificial intelligence and data analytics, Aki helps companies prepare for disruption coming in the next 15 years through business transformations and using new technologies. 

Chris Fisher, Managing Partner Fund III, Click Ventures

Chris has 18+ years of corporate business experience in M&A, direct investing, and information technology for leading global companies. Since 2004 he has been an active angel investor in the USA and Asia. ​He received a bachelor in physics with honours from Case Western Reserve University and holds MBA from Columbia Business School and London Business School.

Moderator:  Yam Ki Chan, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs for Hong Kong and South Asian Frontier, Google


March 02, 2018 at 7:00pm - 10pm

PwC Experience Centre, Unit 1903 - 1904, 19/F, East Town Building, 41 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong


Chris Fisher

Will you come?

$150.00 Ticket - Normal