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The Summit of Unsolved Problems: Big Data & Financial Technology

The Summit of Unsolved Problems (The SOUP Summit) is the first of its kind in Asia where researchers and practitioners share a platform to have in-depth, secure and confidential/private sessions to jointly address challenging business issues. It allows original ideas and academic expertise of researchers to meet unsolved problems in industries, with an ultimate goal to help firms solve business problems and researchers generate real social impact.

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Summit Details


  • 9 April 2021: Registration deadline
  • 10-18 April 2021: Screening & matching of corporates with professors or researchers of CUHK/CUHK-Shenzhen/Shenzhen Finance Institute
  • 19 April 2021: Announcement through email to the shortlisted corporates for SOUP Summit
  • 7 May 2021: SOUP Summit – Presentation from corporates and Exchange with professors/researchers audiences

Summit programme | 7 may 2021

  • 09:00 – 09:30: Registration
  • 09:30 – 09:35: Welcoming Remarks by Prof. Lin Zhou, Dean of CUHK Business School
  • 09:35 – 09:40: Welcoming Remarks by Prof. Wei Xiong, Academic Dean of the School of Management and Economics, Academic Director of Shenzhen Finance Institute, CUHK-Shenzhen^
  • 09:40 – 10:10: Introduction of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Finance Research Centre; Release of Two Research Datasets; Showcase of Successful Collaboration between Organisations and Academia by Prof. Michael Zhang, Co-Director, Hong Kong-Shenzhen Finance Research Centre; Associate Dean (Innovation and Impact), CUHK Business School
  • 10:10 – 10:35: “Fintech in Hong Kong: The Evolved and the Unsolved” by Mr. Nelson Chow, Chief Fintech Officer, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • 10:35 – 10:55: “Under the new norm, how should Hong Kong real estate evolve?” by Dr. Wong Chun Hong, President, The Hong Kong Real Property Federation^
  • 10:55 – 11:05: Q&A
  • 11:05 – 11:15: Networking Break
  • 11:15 – 11:35: Big Data Research Showcase by Prof. Tao Shu, Co-Director, Hong Kong-Shenzhen Finance Research Centre; Associate Director, Shenzhen Finance Institute; Presidential Chair Professor, CUHK-Shenzhen; Director of Government Big Data Lab, Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data^
  • 11:35 – 11:45: “Trusted Big Data Powers New Business in IoT Finance and Banking” by Prof. Chunrong Ai, Presidential Chair Professor, CUHK-Shenzhen; Co-director of FEMBA/EDP Programme, Shenzhen Finance Institute
  • 11:45 – 12:05: Speech by Mr. Andrew Xu, Global Vice President, General Manager of Customer Engagement & Experience, Greater China, SAP^
  • 12:05 – 12:20: “Smart Rehabilitation Healthcare: Robotics, Internet of Things, Big Data” by Dr. Chen Gong, CEO and Co-Founder of Shenzhen MileBot Robotics Co., Ltd^
  • 12:20 – 12:30: Q&A
  • 14:30 – 17:30: Individual Close-Door Sessions

^ Conducted in Mandarin
* Programme is subject to change without prior notice

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