ChinaFintech Shanghai Spring 2016 Forum

China’s Banks and Fintech – The Needs, Wants, and Approach driving Banking Innovation

Event Details


XNode JingAn Space
9F Overseas Chinese Mansion, 129 West Yan'an Road, JingAn district , Shanghai, China


March 23, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Asia/Shanghai (UTC+08:00)


Free but need approval from the host

The event is one of several events that will be holding by ChinaFintech over the course of 2016 covering all aspects of fintech in China. During the presentation, Directors of Innovation from Santander China, Standard Chartered and other banks will discuss what they see for the future of fintech in China. 


Fintech promises to be either the biggest enabler for the financial industry or the biggest disruptor. Ant Financial, Lufax, Tencent, and CreditEase are just a few of the companies that are threatening to change the face of finance in China. In this China Fintech Spring Forum, four innovation leaders from banks in China will share their views on the key needs and drivers of innovation in China’s banks as well as how their bank is approaching innovation and dealing with the competition.

Key Points to be covered / questions:

  • What are the key innovation needs and drivers in China’s banks?
  • How do banks in China approach innovation?
  • How do banks view the new competition in banking services like Alipay and P2P lending?
  • What is the future of innovation for banks in China?


Miguel Solana – Head of Innovation – Asia, Santander China

Miguel Solana is the head of Innovation of Santander. Miguel got his BSc from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2000 and MSc in Management, Information Systems and Digital Innovation from London School of Economics and Political Science from 2000-2001. And he obtained MA from Stanford University in 2005.


Jon-Tzen Ng – Head of Digital and Innovation, Standard Chartered China

Jon-Tzen Ng is currently the Executive Director & Head of Change Management, China and Head of Digital & Innovation, Hong Kong & China at Standard Chartered Bank. In his roles, he is responsible for the technology change programme in China, and the financial technology and digital agenda across Greater China. Well-connected and a contributor to the FinTech scene, he is a member of the Advisory Board and mentor for the SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Programme. He is also an avid photographer and a passionate fan of Liverpool FC.


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