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Blockchain: 2 panel discussions with HKU x HKBU x France

September 30, 2022 @ 16:00 pm 18:00 pm HKT

Venue: Salle Segalen, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macao / Zoom*

The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macao and Campus France is happy to be joined by the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University and 5 prestigious French institutions specialized in different fields. They include: IESEG School of Management, Skema Business School, École Centrale de Nantes, ECV (Creative Schools and Communities) and AICP (Académie Internationale de Coupe de Paris). Two cross-disciplines panel discussions will be held and students and professors alike will be engaged in a stimulating exchange of ideas regarding Blockchain in different professional fields. Opportunities that France offers in terms of higher education in this field will also be presented to you.

Students from France and those from Hong Kong can join us via Zoom without registering:

Detailed Programme:

4:00 – 5:00 pm | Security Challenges of Blockchain

As the use of Blockchain technology is becoming more and more widespread in a wide spectrum of domains, so are the questions regarding its security issues arising. In this panel discussion, we are going to explore the security challenges in different sectors in order for the audience to get a more well-rounded understanding of Blockchain technology.

Areas of Discussion: Blockchain in Finance; Web3 as catalyst to ecosystem transformation; Design and NFT: ownership of digital objects and new ways of using design productions; Characterizing and detecting abnormal users in Cryptocurrency transactions


Professor Douglas Arner, Associate Dean, the Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Professor Joseph Chan, Associate Director, Centre for Asian Entrepreneurship and Business Values, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Marine Calamai, Professor of Digital Design, ECV
Professor Jiaqi Yan, Associate Professor, SKEMA

5:00 – 6:00 | Perspectives for the Future

After discussing about the security challenges of Blockchain, we will see how Blockchain technology is transforming the face of different sectors. From the banking and financial industry to urban planning, we will get a glimpse at the scope in which Blockchain Technology is shaping our future.

Areas of Discussion: Blockchain for Smart City; Blockchain adoption in the banking and insurance industry; Blockchain and infrastructures of distributed computing


Professor Michael Chau, Professor in Innovation and Information Management, HKU business school, The University of Hong Kong


Dr. Henry Dai, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, The Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr. Romain Deguest, Associate Professor in Finance, IESEG School of Management
Professor Luisa Silva, Full Professor, High Performance Computing Institute, École Centrale de Nantes
Ing Richard Randriatoamanana, CNRS, École Centrale de Nantes