Artificial Intelligence & Big Data

FTAHK AI Committee & HUAWEI Present: Quantum Technologies in Finance – Separating the Hype from the Practical Realities

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William Michael Genovese
Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Research and Planning – Banking, Financial Markets and IT Services,Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, China
William (Bill) is Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Research and Planning – Banking, Financial Markets and IT Services at Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, China. Bill’s responsibilities include the further development of Huawei’s Financial Services Industry Strategy with research and formulation of new solutions encompassing technology and business architectures, emerging technologies centered on AI/Anaytics, Blockchain, Quantum Computing/Technologies, Mobile/Digital and IoT, and evolving business models in the FinTech / RegTech era across the financial services sector. Bill is also Huawei’s representative and Co-Chair of the China Greater Bay Committee in the FinTech Association of Hong Kong, a CTO and Executive Board Director for Saving Promise, and recently has also joined FinTech4Good on their Advisory Council as a Financial Services and Investment Committee Advisor. Prior to joining Huawei in 2016, Bill was a CIO and CTO for a Blockchain Strategy and Technology company in the US, and a Principal Advisor for a CIO Advisory Consulting firm. Bill has spent most of his 25 year career with IBM, KPMG, and Wells Fargo Bank, stationed in Europe, Americas, and Asia Pacific regions working holding various senior management roles such as CIO, CTO, Principal Technology Architect and Executive Architect. Bill holds multiple industry and professional certifications focused on full-scale enterprise architecture and technology in the Financial Services Industry.
Dr. Man-Hong Yung
Associate Professor of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)
Dr. Man-Hong Yung is an associate professor of physics at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) located in Shenzhen, China. Currently, he is on subbatical leave for joining Huawei Technologies as the Chief Scientist for quantum algorithms and software. Dr. Yung obtained a bachelor and a master degree in physics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Then, he moved to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he obtained a PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Leggett. Then, he joined Harvard Univeristy as a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Prof. Alan Aspuru-Guzik. After that, he returned to China and worked as an assistant professor at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences directed by Prof. Andrew Yao at Tsinghua University, before joining SUSTech in Shenzhen. His recent research interests include quantum simulation, quantum control, quantum machine learning, and applications for near-term quantum devices. He is one of the inventors of the method of variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) for simulating quantum chemistry with quantum devices, which has been widely adopted as the main tool for quantum chemsitry simulation in the field.

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