New economy and technology certificate course - Workshop 2019

This workshop series aims to provide you with a deeper understanding and enhance knowledge of latest technology, which may impact your life and career.

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This workshop series aims to provide you with a deeper understanding and enhance knowledge of latest technology, which may impact your life and career. Complete all four sessions and receive a Certificate awarded by HKIoD.

Key topics covered:


Session 1: ICO, STO? The new way for fund raising?

The increasing application of Bitcoin has inspired the introduction of other cryptocurrencies, leading to the rise of initial coin (or token) offerings (ICO) or securities token offering (STO), another fund-raising channels by utilizing blockchain technologies.

  • Relationship between blockchains and cryptocurrencies
  • What are ICOs and STOs?
  • Practical points concerning ICOs and STOs
  • Development Trends

Session 2: Alert to cybersecurity and ransomware

  • Knowledge on cyber world
  • Trends of cybercrime
  • Ransomware what you need to know
  • Targeted attacks are changing network security
  • A systematic approach to responding to complex threats
  • Case studies

Session 3: Frontier technologies: Blockchain and AI

  • Overview of frontier technologies
  • Blockchain fundamentals
  • Blockchain applications and use cases
  • A.I. fundamentals with deep learning
  • A.I. application: chatbots

Session 4: Dealing with big data

  • What is big data and why should it matter to you?
  • How to take advantage of big data in running your business?
  • How should your company prepare for big data?

Trainers profile:

Session 1
George Leung FRM ACIS ACS, Chief Executive Officer, BE Fortune (HK) Investment Management Limited

Mr Leung has over years of experience in advisory and asset management, focusing on operations, risk management, compliance, quantitative analysis. He served in the management positions at various financial institutions and co-founded several fintech companies in payment and blockchain.

Session 2
Antony Ma, CEO Co-founder, Hoplite Technology

Mr Ma has extensive experience on audit and cyber security experiences in banking, telecom and public sector. He is a member of ISO Sub Committee 27 and has been participating in ISO standard development including 27001 and other standards. In Hong Kong, he served as the conveyor of Hong Kong Government CIO Could Security Expert Group, which develops guidelines for SME on data protection. He was also the founding Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong Chapter.

Session 3
Anthony Woo, CFA CAIA FRM, Associate Director of Alpha Intelligence Capital (AIC)

AIC is a venture capital firm focusing on A.I. investments globally, with notable transactions including SenseTime (Computer Vision), Deep Instinct (Cybersecurity), and Airobotics (UAV). Prior to AIC, as the Researcher at Harvard Business School (HBS) Asia-Pacific Research Center, Anthony coauthored case studies on Ant Financial, Lufax, Dianrong, and Blockchain with HBS professors.

Session 4
Isaac Lo, Investment Manager, HuaAn Asset Management (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Mr Lo has more than 18 years of experience in the financial industry. He leads Big Data effort in his firm's Hong Kong office. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University's Master of Analytics program. His past projects included improving DVD rental performance for the largest DVD rental Kiosks company in the US, creating new credit card default model based on more than 2,000 factors...etc. He is also a CFA chartered holder.


  • Understand the latest technology that will change your life and career
  • Identify and mitigate the risks of technology
  • Exchange views with and learning from technology industry experts


This workshop is suitable for business and management professionals who are interested in learning more about technologies and for career change/advancement.



8 hours

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