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Shaping the future: Technology and governance to address emerging challenges

Panel Chair / Moderator: Giuliano G. Castellano

1 November (Wednesday)

Panel 2:  1:30 - 2:30 PM 

Location: Philip K.H. Wong Theatre 

2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus

The University of Hong Kong


Panel 1 - What does tokenization mean for data, Web3 and IP?


Panel 3 - Introduction: HKU-edX Professional Certificate in Financial Technologies | Web3 Infrastructure & Development in Hong Kong | Building Web3 in Hong Kong

Panel 4 - Green FinTech university startup experiences and challenges

Panel 5 - Developments in tokenised security issuances and offerings in Hong Kong


BIO: Giuliano G. Castellano 

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Giuliano G. Castellano is an Associate Professor and a Deputy Director at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, where he teaches and conducts research in the field of law and technology with specific emphasis on financial regulation, regulatory compliance, and law and development. He holds a Law Degree (Bocconi University, Italy), a PhD in Economics and Social Sciences (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), and a PhD in Comparative Law (University of Turin). Giuliano has published in renowned scholarly journals and his research received support from competitive grant schemes in Europe and in Hong Kong. His research has been informing the work of international organisations, regulatory authorities, and central banks. He has been serving as a delegate and as an expert for UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT, and under the lead of the World Bank Group, he has been involved in the implementation of legal and regulatory reforms to promote financial inclusion in different jurisdictions across Asia-Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and Northern Africa, and Sub-Sharan Africa.

BIO: Jamilya Kamalova 

Jamilya Kamalova is a researcher at, specializing in decentralized dispute resolution. She is a PhD candidate in Blockchain & Law, affiliated with,, and Université Paris 2 Panthéon Assas. Jamilya has been accepted for the Adam Smith Fellowship, a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc., for the academic year of 2023-2024. Additionally, she has been selected to participate in the Visiting Scholars Scheme at HKU (Hong Kong) during the fall semester of 2023/2024, where she will engage in academic exchange, refine her research, and advance her analysis. Jamilya Kamalova's academic pursuits encompass blockchain governance, decentralized dispute resolution, constitutionalization, and legal regulatory regimes.

BIO: Liam Reeve


Liam Reeve is a PhD Candidate at the University of Hong Kong. An economic and financial geographer, Liam’s research investigates the development of artificial intelligence (AI) within financial services and financial centres. Of particular interest to Liam is how human-AI collaboration is evolving within finance and regulatory competition related to financial AI.

BIO: Shuping Li

Shuping Li is a PhD candidate at HKU. She worked as a research intern at Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance from 2020 to 2021. Her research field include financial regulation, governance of digital money, data protection, and regulation of artificial intelligence. Her work is seen on Hong Kong Law Journal, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, and Journal of East Asia and International Law.

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