WSBI invites you to the first webinar of a series on digital lending. This WSBI online event, co-hosted with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), will focus on alternative data and the regulatory framework surrounding alternative credit scoring. Dr Kam Hong Shum, Director of Applied Cryptosystems, Cybersecurity, Cryptography & Trusted Technology Division, ASTRI will present a white paper titled 'Alternative Credit Scoring of Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)'.
The paper provides a blueprint for banks to embrace the latest FinTech approach - alternative credit scoring - to solve the pain-points of small business lending, i.e. the difficulties facing MSMEs to get bank loans and the current ineffective approach banks take to assess MSMEs when approving/rejecting loan applications.
The webinar is free of charge and will be in English.
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Dr Kam Hong Shum has over 25 years of working experience in both the industry and academia. He is currently the Director of Applied Cryptosystems, Cybersecurity, Cryptography & Trusted Technology Division in Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI). His experience in the IT industry includes CTO and technical director positions in various IT companies, specializing in the areas of security, payment and fintech solutions. The IT systems he has designed have been widely deployed in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Thailand and other countries in Asia.
Dr. Shum has been conducting research in the areas of cryptography and FinTech security since the late nineties. He is a former faculty member of the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge with the support of a scholarship from the Hong Kong Croucher Foundation. He also recently received the degree of Doctor of Education from the University of Hong Kong, specializing in the use of data analytics in learning technologies.