Jacob Wai

Vice Chairman Financial Technology Special Interest Group / Hong Kong Computing Society


Vice Chairperson, Fintech Special Interest Group, HK Computer Society 
Committee Member, BI & Big Data Special Interest Group, HK Computer Society
Research Director, Asia Financial Risk Think Tank
Assistant General Manager, Data Governance, Full Licensed International Bank in HK

Jacob has 18+ years of experience in the IT industry, specialising in reporting & analytics solutions for companies across different industries from FSI to FMCG Retail with core focus in the Asian regions, with locations such as Australia, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Singapore, but also experienced in global settings such as UK, US, Swiss and France.

Mr Wai is currently heading Data Governance for an international bank in HK, implementing the governance initiative for the BCBS239 framework.
Formerly an Associate Director for Regional Trading Risk Analytics and Reporting IT for UBS AG and past roles includes global development lead for the VaR & PnL simulation aggregation and analytics system at HSBC, and heading the HK analytics consulting arm of Getronics HK, with expert knowledge of market risk analysis and reporting and limits monitoring, specifically in addressing BCBS239

Jacob received a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) from University of Technology, Sydney and an MBA from University of Wales. In addition, he is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP), Certified Management Accountant (Aust) and regularly addresses at events such as providing keynote in HK BI and Analytics forum 2012 (content published), and Big Data Innovation Summit (HK) 2013, and panelist in the ComputerWorld Big Data & Business Analytics forum 2014 (content published), and Computerworld C-suite series 2011 (content published) and is a columnist in various publications.