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Live from HK with Prof Douglas Arner: COVID-19 and the FinTech Transformation

Live dialogue with Professor Douglas Arner, Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at The University of Hong Kong. He will share his insights on COVID-19 and the FinTech Transformation and take your questions from around the world. 

The live online event will be held from 21:00-21:45, HKT  Thursday, May 21, 2020

How does the COVID-19 pandemic impact financial technology (FinTech)? How can we leverage FinTech to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19? What are the micro and macro transformations needed for FinTech to adapt to a post-COVID-19 world? These are some of the questions we wish to explore.


“How do you balance COVID-19’s impact on the public health and the finance system?”

“What is Fintech? Can you give us some examples?”

“How COVID-19 has impacted Fintech?”

“How Fintech will contribute to the recovery of Hong Kong’s economy after COVID-19?”

Send your questions

Watch the livestream

DATE: Thursday, May 21

  • 21:00 HKT 
  • 14:00 LDN
  • 18:30 DEL
  • 22:00 TYO
  • 23:00 SYD
  • 06:00 LA/SF 
  • 09:00 NYC

Moderator: NYC-based Sree Sreenivasan, a social and digital media expert and Marshall Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation at Stony Brook University, New York

Speaker: Professor Douglas Arner is the Kerry Holdings Professor in Law at the University of Hong Kong. He specialises in economic and financial law, regulation and development. In recent years, he has devoted his research to the intersection of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. 

He led the development of the world’s largest massive open online course (MOOC): Introduction to FinTech,  The course, launched on edX in May 2018, has attracted more than 40,000 learners spanning every country in the world. 

He is author, co-author or editor of 15 books, the author or co-author of more than 150 articles, chapters and reports,  He has lectured, co-organised conferences and seminars and has been involved with financial sector reform projects in over 30 economies in Africa, Asia and Europe. He has lectured widely at universities around the world.

He holds a BA from Drury College, a JD, from Southern Methodist University, an LLM, and a PhD from the University of London. Click here to learn more about him.

This is the eighth episode of the #HKUCovid19 series, a global dialogue with HKU experts online.

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