Event | Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Deep Dive November 20, 2018

Cryptocurrency Deep Dive Event

Get an in-depth look at cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Join UBC Sauder Alumni Hong Kong and a panel of senior professionals who are cryptocurrency and blockchain experts as they share personal experiences and provide thoughtful insights about the field.

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Gain a more comprehensive understanding of cryptocurrency and blockchain
  • Connect with Dean Helsley
  • Network with fellow UBC Sauder alumni

Tuesday, November 20, 2018. 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Artist House, Shop G4, Fashion Walk

9 Kingston St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong - map

Registration for this event is now closed.

Complimentary RSVP, includes light refreshments

For questions about this event, please contact Amy Li, Alumni Events and Projects Specialist, at



Bei Zhou, Investor Partnerships Manager of Gatecoin

Bei Zhou

Bei Zhou has experience in traditional Financial services, namely in Investment Banking and Wealth Management for over 15 years. Recently and over the past 2 years, she joined FinTech as Co-Founder and COO at Valoot and now Bei works with Gatecoin as manager of Investor Partnerships. Bei is a respected member of the industry and has received  awards and nominations including second place in the "Hong Kong She LovesTech" Pitch Competition (2017) and featured on the power list of UK Women in FinTech award (2017). Previously, Bei has contributed to HK FinTech Week (2017) and SPOT HK (2018). You also can hear from Bei as part of the RTHK ezonerthk where she shared her thoughts on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency on September 28, 2018.

Yat Siu, Founder and CEO of Outblaze; Co-Founder and Chairman of Animoca Brands

Yat Siu

Yat Siu is a technology entrepreneur and investor based in Hong Kong. He is the founder and CEO of Outblaze, a conglomerate of companies focused on cloud, AI, blockchain, and smartphone software.

In 1998, Yat set up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web service. In 2009, he sold that business unit to IBM, and pivoted Outblaze to digital entertainment services and products. He is also the co-founder and director of mobile developer and publisher Animoca, and the co-founder and chairman of Animoca's ASX-listed spinoff Animoca Brands. 

Willy Lan, President of Plutux

Wily Lan

Willy Lan is president of Plutux, a licensed crypto exchange launching later this year to deliver a feature-rich and optimized trading experience to users in a native mobile environment. In addition to Plutux, Willy is the managing partner of Hidden Street Capital, a private investment firm that focuses on early stage venture capital and blockchain investments.

Prior to his focus on blockchain and cryptocurrency, Willy’s career in traditional finance spans almost 20 years across a full spectrum of asset classes, from private equity to special situations. He was also a founding member of two investment firms, Abax Global Capital and SC Lowy. 



Dean Robert Helsley, UBC Sauder School of Business

Dean Robert Helsley

Robert Helsley joined the UBC Sauder School of Business as Dean on July 1, 2012. A key figure in leading UBC Sauder to its current level of prominence, Helsley managed initiatives to significantly renew and expand the school’s academic staff and played a central role in the revitalization of the school’s teaching facilities on the UBC campus.

He completed an MA and PhD in Economics at Princeton University, and a BS in Economics and Mathematics at the University of Oregon. He has published widely in the areas of urban and public economics, real estate, and public policy.