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SCSE Alumni Association FinTech Talk cum Annual General Meeting @ NTU Alumni House Marina Square

Published on: 17-May-2018


The SCSE alumni and their guests gathered together on 13 January 2018 for the in augural SCSE Alumni Association FinTech Talk cum Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at NTU Alumni House Marina Square.

SCSE Asst Chair (Alumni), Assoc Prof Cong Gao and Director, Alumni Affairs Office, Mr Soon Min Yam, attended and graced the event. The event was aimed at strengthening the bond and network amongst the alumni and for them to learn more about the FinTech industry and its opportunities. It also provided an avenue for the alumni to visit the newly opened NTU Alumni House at Marina Square & drew over 70 strong participant attendance.

The event kick-started with the AGM and a welcome speech by SCSE Alumni Association (AA) President, Ms Teo Yi Ting (CS, Class of 2015), to thank the alumni and for their continual support for the past SCSE alumni events & activities. Ms Teo then recapped past events held in 2017 and with the AGM proceeding. Following after, the new Alumni Association committee was being elected.

Congratulations to the newly elected SCSE AA committee members:

President
Mr Lee Kok Yong, Leonard (CS, Class of 2014)

Vice President
Mr Zhang Mingqian, Francois (CS, Class of 2014)

Honorary Treasurer
Mr Meng Yang, Andy (CS, Class of 2012)

Honorary General Secretary
Mr Alphonsus Loh Jian Hong (CS, Class of 2017)

From Left:
Mr Lee Kok Yong, Leonard (CS, Class of 2014);
Mr Zhang Mingqian, Francois (CS, Class of 2014);
Mr Meng Yang, Andy (CS, Class of 2012);
Mr Alphonsus Loh Jian Hong (CS, Class of 2017)

 

SCSE Asst Chair (Alumni), Assoc Prof Cong Gao, then presented a token of appreciation to the outgoing SCSE Alumni Association members and thanked them for their support and contributions.

The event was aimed at strengthening the bond and network amongst the alumni and for them to learn more about the trends in FinTech (Financial Technology) the business opportunities in this field. The speakers for the talk were:

- Ms Claudean Zheng
Deputy Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

- Mr Chia Hock Lai
President, Singapore Fintech Association

- Mr Zengye (BCG, Class of 2016)
Quantitative Researcher, Grasshopper Asia

The moderator was an SCSE Alumnus:
Mr Meng Yang, Andy (CS, Class of 2012)
SCSE AA
Honorary General Secretary

The speakers shared on how traditional incumbents are reacting to the wave of FinTech start-ups, how jobs and banking roles will change for the financial industry and the new skill sets needed in FinTech economy. They also highlight on the development of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), one of the trending topic among investors these days. They further shared on how technology is applied in trade cycles, how algorithmic trading reshapes capital markets and the disruptive trends in trading industry.

Both the alumni and guests gained significant new insights from the session and interacted well with the speakers, with many staying on to chat and discuss after the session.

The newly elected SCSE AAA President, Mr Lee Kok Yong, Leonard (CS, Class of 2014), presented tokens of appreciation to the three distinguished speakers to end off the session.


From left: Deputy Director, MAS, Ms Claudean Zheng; President, Singapore Fintech Association Mr Chia Hock Lai and Mr Zengye (BCG, Class of 2016)

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