FinTech: Blockchain & Beyond
FinTech: Blockchain & Beyond
FinTech: Blockchain & Beyond
FinTech: Blockchain & Beyond
About the Program

A program for executives, investors and entrepreneurs, designed and delivered by leading scholars, founding CEOs and legal experts from China and the U.S.

According to a McKinsey and Company report, the overall market size of China’s internet finance reached approx 12-15 trillion RMB (nearly 20% of GDP), and internet users – at 500 million – was the largest in the world in 2015.

  • You will have an opportunity to learn and discuss with experts and founders of blockchain companies from the US and China – the most dynamic and potentially the largest FinTech market in the world. 

  • In addition to the technical and business implications, the program will also address the regulatory and legal environment.

  • On the last day of the program, you will have the opportunity to meet with a distinguished panel of tech entreprenuers to disucss real business projects

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND
    • Executives

      Executives who make business decisions, that affect the company’s financial result.

    • Investors

      Investors who are interested in the future of the Fintech sector

    • Entrepreneurs

      Entrepreneurs who are involve in a Fintech start-up project.

      FEATURED CONTENT
      • IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN AND AI ON YOUR BUSINESS

        Gain valuable insights into Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, AI and more from leading academics, CEOs and advisors who are industry pioneers from the US and China.

      • OPPORTUNITY TO FORMULATE YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY TO CAPITALIZE ON THE COMING TECHNOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES

        For established companies, you will gain key insights about the impact and applications of FinTech and Blockchain technologies. You will learn more about new investment opportunities, new potential partners and competitors, and add to your network of peer executives.

      • ENGAGEMENT WITH REAL-LIFE PROJECTS AND INVESTORS FROM THE TWO LARGEST MARKETS

        Participants in new Blockchain projects will have the opportunity to meet and present their projects to experts, market participants and peers.

      • CURRENT AND FUTURE LANDSCAPE OF THE FINTECH INDUSTRY IN CHINA AND US

        Engage with leading Chinese executives and scholars side by side. Network with participating executives from China, the most dynamic FinTech market in the world.

      • REGULATORY AND LEGAL ENVIRONMENT IN MAJOR ECONOMIES

        Update your knowledge on the most current regulatory and legal issues. Manage the security and the risk.

      PROGRAM CURRICULUM
      FinTech: Blockchain & Beyond Programme Schedule for May 3-5, 2019
      • Day 1

        Fundamentals of blockchain
        Introducing Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies and their Global Impact
        The Strategic Implication of Fintech
        Round Table Group Discussions

      • Day 2

        Future Fintech: Blockchain 2.0 and the Token Economy
        Panel of Executives
        The Regulatory and Legal Environment of Fintech
        Panel Discussion on the Regulatory Environment

      • Day 3

        AI and its Application in Finance
        Perspectives on the Future of Fintech
        Panel of Fintech Start-Ups and Meet Up

      Basic Program Information
      • Date:
        May 3-5, 2019
      • Location:
        New York, NY
      • Tuition:
        Fee: $4750
        A 20% tuition discount from full tuition price of $4,750 for early bird registration before Oct 5.
        A 20% tuition discount from full tuition price of $4,750 for CKGSB Alumni and UC Berkeley Alumni.
        Corporate volume discount is available for 3+ people group.
        Specific discount will be discussed.
      FEATURED FACULTY
      • Huining (Henry) Cao
        Professor of Finance, Chair of Finance Department and the Academic Director of Finance MBA at CKGSB
        About
        Dr. Cao earned a PhD in Finance in 1995 from UCLA and a PhD in Pathology in 1991 from Yale University. In 2016, he was on the list of “China’s Most Cited Researchers” unveiled by Elsevier, the world’s famous provider of scientific, technical, and medical information.

        Before joining CKGSB, he taught at UC Berkeley, UCSD, Ohio State University, Carnegie Mellon and UNC Chapel Hill.
        Cao's research has been published in journals including Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Business, Review of Finance and Marketing Science. Cao is the co-editor of International Financial Review and sits on the editorial board of Annals of Economics and Finance and China Financial Review. Cao has been speaking about blockchain technology globally, his speech topics include “A New Paradigm of Blockchain”, “The Parallel World on Blockchian” etc.
      • Ikhlaq Sidhu
        Professor of IEOR Emerging Area at UC Berkeley
        About
        Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist, and Founding Director, Sutarja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, & IEOR Emerging Area Professor. A world-class expert in "real-life" technology innovation and leadership. He invented the technology used in Skype and other internet communications (75 patents). Academically trained, yet highly focused on application. Dr. Sidhu developed the Data-X lab, course, and framework for rapid implementation of digital transformation. He serves on many advisory boards. Created the Entrepreneurship & Technology area at the #1 public university in the world.
      • Lewis Cohen
        A career-long capital markets lawyer
        About
        A career-long capital markets lawyer, Lewis Cohen started working in the blockchain space in early 2016 when he was appointed co-head of the blockchain Task Force created by the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG), the trade association for the U.S. structured finance industry, on which Lewis sits on the Board and Executive Committee. Lewis has since advised a range of clients and handled a number of key blockchain projects, including the Cook County, Illinois Recorder’s Office pilot to allow blockchain-based real estate transfers. Lewis is also one of the leaders of Hogan Lovells’ blockchain industry initiative. Most recently, Lewis and his team have been handling legal issues on a variety of transactions involving the initial sales of cryptographic tokens (sometimes also known as “initial coin offerings” or ICOs.
        In the traditional capital markets sector, clients turn to Lewis to help them untangle the web of regulations involved in cross-border transactions. Lewis takes the time to know his clients' business so that he can provide efficient, targeted advice. His experience includes working on some of the first structured finance transactions, including a securitization of credit card receivables by Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (now part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.).
      • Wesley Graham
        EVP Consulting, Blockchain at Berkeley
        About
        Consultant with a history of work in Blockchain Consulting, Executive Education, Tokenization, and Use Case Ideation. Worked previously with ExxonMobil, the US Dept. of Commerce, and Haywood Securities. Recognized as a TEDx Speaker, United Nations Youth Ambassador, and BC Excellence Award winner.
      Partner
      • UC Berkeley
        About
        From a group of academic pioneers in 1868 to the Free Speech Movement in 1964, Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds from across the globe come together to explore, ask questions and improve the world.
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