Ascertaining the Uncertainties: Embrace Technology. Quantify Data. Disrupt Finance.

Scroll down for more details.

Major upheavals in recent years have amplified the intrinsic risks that come with trading. As the market grows increasingly volatile, how can investors all over the world secure their returns in the unpredictable markets? As quants start growing in popularity again, how should you decide between quants or traditional investment strategies in the face of an uncertain world?

Be inspired by our speakers who will bring you all-new perspectives on Fintech, Blockchain and Machine Learning. Keep abreast with the latest developments in Asia and around the world and learn how to navigate the uncertainties abound in the tumultuous financial markets!

VIP SPECIAL($30 per ticket) :

On top of attending the main event, our VIPs will also enjoy exclusive access to an intimate Question & Answer session with our speakers – author of the bestseller “The Gray Rhino”, one of the world’s top economists, finance practitioners, and academics. Your questions may create an impact on the world we live in! For further details, please check the website: https://vip-ascertaintheuncertainties.peatix.com/view


Special Guest Speaker
Michele WUCKER

Author, The Gray Rhino

Uncertainty in the fourth industrial revolution
"Even if you're just predicting the future, you have the ability to influence the course of events." What are the obvious, high-probability crisis events that are likely to occur in 2019? Companies that remain hesitant about technology will face elimination. In fact, we should embrace the uncertainty that technology brings, it is necessary for individuals, businesses and governments will adjust their own pace to catch with it. Of course, while utilizing the power of technology and big data, we should also avoid overconfidence and be alert to the threat it brings. Where is a better world in the future? Perhaps in the hands of those who can handle the uncertainty and manage crises and risks.

Chief Economist, CIO & CO-Head Of Global Sales Trading SAXO BANK A/S

FinTech’s Definition of the New Age of Investment
Fintech has been growing rapidly in the last few years and can be said to have redefined the playing field in the financial markets, even disrupting traditional development models of the financial industry. Can technology really help us get a firmer grip on the market, and achieve greater winning chances? Will conventional financial practices be replaced? In the face of powerful machine learning, how should financial practitioners upgrade themselves and embrace the avalanche of changes?

With more than 25 years of experience within the fields of trading and investment, Jakobsen is a highly renowned and respected
Chief Economist, who regularly appears as a guest host on CNBC and Bloomberg News. Prior to joining Saxo Bank, he worked with Swiss Bank Corp, Citibank, Chase Manhattan and UBS. He also served as Global Head of Trading, FX and Options at Christiania (now Nordea Bank Abp).

Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University

International Business and Asset Allocation Amidst the Market Turmoil
We are caught in the most turbulent period since the end of World War II – political, economic and technological status quo all around the world are facing unprecedented profound changes. The rise of political populism and economic unilateralism, as well as increasing prevalence of decentralisation technology represented by “ABCDE” (Artificial intelligence, decentralised ledgers and Blockchains, Cloud computing, big Data analysis, Environment and biotechnology) are all coming together to bring on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Not only will this change conventional methods of production, it will also have a profound impact on relations of production and social governance structure. As a result, those making decisions on international business and asset allocation now face the fundamental issue of having to deal with the “Complexity” and “Uncertainty” arising from external world situations beyond their control.

Dr. Yan Li is a Senior Lecturer at the Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is also Director of NBS’ Mandarin Executive Education Programme, Deputy Academic Director of the Nanyang Shanghai Jiaotong University EMBA Programme. He also serves as Entrepreneurship Mentor, Business Model Design and Innovation Specialist, as well as Inclusive Blockchain Investor at the Singapore Npower Blockchain Innovation Incubator. Dr. Yan was also previously Professor of Strategic Management Implementation, and Director of Executive Education & International MBA at the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) in Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU). Prior to this, he was Senior Lecturer of Strategic Management in Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) and Program Director, in Executive Development (ExD) at Singapore Management University (SMU). He also served as Director of Executive Education in the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU). In addition, he has also taken on roles at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), and École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC, Montréal), Canada.

Founder, Axinan

How Can We Achieve Greater Protection Using Big Data?
How does the insurance industry utilise big data? Insurance companies leverage on big data to achieve Internet customer acquisition, precision marketing, enhance risk control, customer management, operation optimisation, off-site auditing and more. Propelled by advancements in internet and big data technologies, the insurance industry is set to beckon a new age of limitless development and growth, creating new applications and business models that will provide a much more personalised, detailed and precise assurance to its customers.

Zhu Wei is the founder and CEO of Axinan, a Singapore insurance technology startup focusing on the Southeast Asian market. Prior to setting up Axinan, Zhu Wei worked for Facebook and Microsoft and was one of Facebook’s first 100 engineers.

WANG Junyi
Founder, ACGTU Capital

How Can We Seek Warmth Rationally Amidst the Capital Winter?
Ten years on, has the global economy really emerged from the financial crisis? Judging from the trend of economic growth, current markets may very well be in a state of late autumn or early winter. Under such tough conditions, how should we respond to the volatile markets and manage our investment risks?

WANG Junyi is the founder of ACGTU Capital. ACGTU Capital is a quantitative trading company involved in developing and implementing systematic strategies for trading global stock index futures, focusing on risk management. Before joining ACGTU Capital, he had worked in the investment management departments of the National Bank of Australia and State Street Bank for more than ten years.

TIAN Hongfei
Founding Partner, iVision Ventures

Business Innovation in an Unpredictable World
Economic recession, slow growth, and dwindling profits faced by SMEs are perhaps the most common reasons why businesses are finding it hard to progress. In reality however, the desire for technological innovation by many Chinese enterprises has reached an unprecedented level of demand. The utilisation of AI technology by traditional businesses have created quantum leaps in both business profitability and capacity while reducing manpower costs. The integration of AI technology and enterprise innovation may hence very well be the beacon of light shining through this uncertain world.

TIAN Hongfei is a Founding Partner of iVision Ventures. He holds a Masters Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has more than 17 years of experience in the technology, finance and SaaS sectors. He specialises in AI applications in investment, such as Big Data, Business SaaS, Fintech and Blockchain applications. He has worked for various prestigious finance and technology firms such as the Susquehanna International Group (SIG), International Financial Corporation (IFC), and Oracle. Upon returning to his native China, he founded Looa.com, China's first social media e-Commerce company that was subsequently acquired by Sina Corp.

CEO and CIO, China iFund Asset Management Co.,Ltd

Has Data Triumphed Over Us, or Have We Managed to Get a Hold Over Data?
From the perspective of mass data processing, the application of big data technology enhances the efficiency of quantitative investment, enabling higher returns. In a complex market however, technology is not always effective, and sometimes even fails, because it is impossible to predict the impact and effects that policies and macroenvironmental factors will have on the markets. Some predict that quantum leaps in technological developments will disrupt conventional rules of the game, while others say that machine learning can never surpass the complexity of human nature, regardless of how advanced it gets. What lies ahead then? Will data triumph over humans, or will we gain control over data ultimately?

JIANG Kai is the founder of iFund Asset Management, a prestigious quantitative hedge fund in China. Jiang Kai has 14 years of quantitative investment experience. Prior to setting up iFund, he was Managing Director and Head of Alternative Trading at Orient Securities (China) where he oversaw quantitative proprietary trading. Jiang Kai has also worked for Boston-based Weiss Asset Management and Deutsche Bank's equity proprietary trading division in New York. He holds a Master of Science degree from Tufts University.


1. This event shall be conducted in English with bilingual (English & Chinese) PowerPoint slides. Registration is free and accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

2. This is a technology-oriented educational event and does not involve the sale and/or propagation of any financial products and/or services.

3. Note: This event is closed to children aged 12 and below.


Zaojiu (造就)
Established in 2015, Zaojiu is now China's leading talk producer specialising in Science, Technology and Culture.


Asia Big Data Association
The Asia Big Data Association (ABDA) is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster greater cooperation in big data research and project collaborations in the Asia Pacific region between the industries, government and academia.

LinkSure Network Holding
Founded in 2013, LinkSure Network is a global innovative mobile internet company specializing in free internet access, content, and location-based services.

  • The event description was updated. Diff#402200 2019-01-17 11:16:03
More updates
Sat Jan 19, 2019
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM SGT
Add to Calendar
Free Admission FULL
Venue Address
50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore Singapore
Asia Big Data Association

Sponsored content