Navigating the FinTech evolution in Asia - Panel and Dinner in Hong Kong

Date & time

7–9pm Thursday 30 May 2019


Garage Society – 4F, Beverly House, 93-107 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Wan Chai MTR Exit A1
Hong Kong
Hong Kong S.A.R., China


Maxine Ryan
Liam Gilligan
Andy Wong


ANU Alumni Relations
(02) 6125 7066
Panel discussion
Hong Kong Skyline

ANU is coming to Hong Kong! Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian P. Schmidt is delighted to host this panel and dinner event for ANU alumni in Hong Kong. Join him and your fellow alumni for a panel on the FinTech evolution that is currently taking place in Asia.

Date: Thursday 30 May 2019, 7-9pm
Location: Garage Society - 4F, Beverly House, 93-107 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai (Wan Chai MTR Exit A1)

Navigating the FinTech evolution in Asia

Listen to our expert panel on the trends and new innovations taking place in the industry. Learn how you can navigate, take advantage, and even start your own FinTech start-up in this rapidly changing financial landscape.


  • Maxine Ryan »

    Co-Founder and COO, Bitspark Limited

    Maxine Ryan is a Hong Kong based entrepreneur who is passionate about freedom of financial services. In 2014, she co-founded Bitspark, the world's first cash in, cash out blockchain money transfer platform ( for Money Transfer Operators, which helps business owners send money via cryptocurrency solutions worldwide. The company in 2017 launched its initial coin offering (ICO), $ZEPH, a rewards token for Bitspark's 180+ pegged cryptocurrency network whereby users of networks are incentivised via rewards and the company contributes buybacks to the market via its profits.

    Maxine frequently speaks at tech and finance events, can be seen on Bloomberg Live and was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018. She studied a Bachelor of International Relations at ANU and withdrew from the program six months before graduation to co-found Bitspark.

  • Liam Gilligan »

    Head of eXellerator Lab and Member of SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank

    Liam Gilligan heads eXellerator, Standard Chartered Bank's innovation lab setup to accelerate development of customer centric solutions. He is also a member of SC Ventures, a business unit in Standard Chartered created to promote innovation, invest in disruptive financial technology and explore alternative business models. Liam is an experienced business innovator, with 15 years' experience across both start-up and large corporates in innovation, product development, business development, strategy, and human centred design. Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Liam ran the Innovation Lab for Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Hong Kong.

    Liam is the co-chair of the Innovation and Design Committee of the Hong Kong Fintech Association. He graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Information Technology in 2006.

  • Andy Wong (Moderator) »

    Head of Legal and Compliance Asia, PrimeCredit

    Based in Hong Kong, Andy Wong is currently the Head of Legal & Compliance for PrimeCredit Limited. He is also the co-chair of the payments committee of the Fintech Association of HK, involved in several industry initiatives with Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and other industry leaders.

    A seasoned compliance professional working across Singapore and Hong Kong over the last 15 years in the banking and financial industry, Andy has had experience with several global listed financial institutions including BNP Paribas and Global Payments. He last led the compliance programme in Asia for InstaReM across various jurisdictions.  He has held positions in leading licensing processes for a payments processing company in Hong Kong and also in assisting with the licensing process for a wholesale banking licensee in Singapore. Andy graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2004.

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