We have witnessed major industry reforms due to the fourth industrial revolution which is characterized by technological innovations like robotics, AI (Artificial Intelligence), nanotechnology, IOT (Internet of Things), Blockchain, Big data, etc.. These technological innovations open up new opportunities by offering smart and efficient solutions for many businesses. Coupled with globalization, technological innovations enable firms expand their business beyond national borders. The impacts are also spreading to other sectors once considered as conservative like finance and insurance. New developments called FinTech and InsurTech have big impacts on financial industries. While financial consumers have more choice and convenience at a lower cost, it is becoming increasingly difficult to value the risk of complex financial products or services. As a result, regulators in financial industry are facing new challenges in the age of globalization and rapid technological advances.

The ASEAN-Korea Financial Development Forum 2019 “Impacts of Technological Innovations on Businesses and Insurance Sector in the Age of Globalization”, which is a joint effort of the School of Industrial Management (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology) and the Graduate School of Global Insurance and Pension (Sungkyunkwan University)

This International Forum aims at gathering academics and industry experts from different countries to discuss new opportunities and threats created by technological innovations in various fields of businesses, particularly in finance and insurance sector. In addition, risk management and insurance regulation issues will also be discussed.

It is an honor and privilege to invite you to join with us in this International Forum to discuss directly and network with professional from around the world.


Access to all keynotes, choice of attending any of the elective tracks, welcome coffee, business luncheon and networking coffee breaks.

Date: 1st March 2019

Venue: Majestic Hotel, 1 Dong Khoi, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist. 1, HCMC, Vietnam

08:00 - 08:30: Registration

08:30 - 09:00
Opening Ceremony & Photo session

+ Opening Announcement: Prof. Mai Thanh Phong, Rector of HCMUT (Vietnam);
+ Welcoming Remark: Prof. Hong Joo Jung (SKKU, Korea);
+ Congratulatory Remarks: Representatives from Vietnam and Korea Government (Professor Jaewan Bahk, SKKU, former Minister of Planning and Finance, Korea) and sponsors;
+ Photo session.

09:00 - 10:20
Session 1: Impacts of Information technology innovations on Economy & businesses

Moderator: Dr. Duong Nhu Hung, Dean, School of Industrial Management, HCMUT
+ Prof. Hanam Phang (Kookmin U., former minister of Employment & Labor, Korea);
+ Dr. Trung Ha Dao, TE-Food CEO, how information technology innovations change the businesses?
+ Nguyen Ha Tuan, IBM service leader, TradeLens Blockchain Shipping Solution
+ Prof. Ruslan Prijadi (Univ. of Indonesia)

Panel Discussions: Speakers, academics and representatives from businesses.

10:20 - 10:40: Coffee Break

10:40 - 12:00
Session 2: How Technological Innovations affect finance, banking and insurance sectors?

Moderator: Dr. Duong Nhu Hung, Dean, School of Industrial Management, HCMUT
+ Professor Hongjoo Jung/Miss Soyoung Lim, SKKU, Fintech in Korea;
+ Professor John Vong (ASEANA Management Singapore), how banks respond to the 4th IR?
+ Sanjay Chakrabarty, Head of Retail Banking, OCB, Innovations in financial and insurance services in Vietnam
+ Dr. Le Hoang Anh, Dragon Capital Representative, Fintech development in Vietnam;
+ Mrs. Yoomi Lee, Meritz fire insurance, on Chatbot system of Korean insurers

Panel Discussions: Speakers, experts and business executives.

12:00 - 13:30: Business Luncheon

13:30 - 14:50
Session 3: Economic Development during regional and global integrations

Moderator: Prof. Hanam Phang (Kookmin U., former minister of Employment & Labor)
+ Dr. Duong Nhu Hung, Dean, SIM, on Market Economy of Vietnam;
+ Dr. Nguyen Thu Hien, Head of Finance Department, SIM on Corporate Governance
+ Prof. Roy Song (SKKU);
+ An ASEAN Embassy in HCM city (Thailand or Malaysia…)

Panel Discussions: Speakers and representatives from Insurance companies.

14:50 - 15:10: Coffee Break

15:10 - 16:30
Session 4: Risk Management and regulations in insurance sectors

Moderator: Dean Hoang Cam Trang (TDTU)
+ Dr. Sonnephet (Ministry of Finance, Laos);
+ Mr. Paul Nguyen, CEO of Aviva Vietnam Life Insurance Co
+ Professor Hangseok Lee;
+ CEO, Hanhwa Life in Vietnam

Panel Discussions: Speakers and representatives from Insurance companies.

16:30 - 17:50
Session 5: Development Cooperation between ASEAN and Korea

Moderator: Prof, Hongjoo Jung (SKKU)
+ Ministry of Finance, Vietnam (Insurance Regulator);
+ Prof. Soe Thu (Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar)
+ Wondon Lee (Daegu Univ.) and Sangrim Lee (Mokpo National Univ.), ASEAN insurance education today and Cooperation tomorrow.

17:50 - 18:00: Closing Ceremony

18:00 - 20:30: Gala Dinner

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Professor of SKKU University

SungKyunKwan University, Korea

JUNG, Hongjoo has been teaching at SungKyunKwan University since 1991. His research interests include financial convergence, financial consumer protection, social security system, in addition to the RMI, having written over 15 books and 40 papers in distinguished academic journals (mostly in Korean).

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Dean of School of Industrial Management

HCMC University of Technology Vietnam

Dr. Hung is a senior lecturer of HCMC University. He was a former Vice-Rector for International Relations and Research at University of Economics and Law at Vietnam National. His research fields are Stock returns, Capital Structure, Dividend Policy, Key Performance Indicators (KPI), Total Factor Productivity (TFP), and Performance of State Owned Enterprises.

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Chair Professor

Kookmin University, Korea

Prof. Hanam Phang was the former Minister of Emplyment & Labor the Republic of Korea. He was appointed as a Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University from September 2014 to May 2015. And he was previously a member of the Committee for Employment Insurance in the Ministry of Employment and Labor, and served as a Senior Policy Analyst of the Economic and Social Development Commission in Korea. 

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Ministry of Finance, Lao



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CEO cum Chairman of Member Council

Hanwha Life Vietnam

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TE Food Vietnam

Dr. Ha Trung has been also the Co-Founder of Thien Minh Group since 2004, and  President of HCMC Techonology Association since 2013.  

Marketplace Services Leader, Global Technology Services

IBM Vietnam

He leads a country practice of sales, solution architects and consultants, to help IBM’s major clients strategize, plan, design and implement technology adoption. He has close to 20 years of experience in consulting, implementation and management of Software, Cloud, Security and Operations for enterprise clients in banking and finance, consumer products, retail,  and manufacturing.

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University of Indonesia


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Head of Retail Banking

Oriented Commercial Bank

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Managing Partner 

Dragon Capital Group Limited

He started his career as Financial Analyst with ABM Trading Company then with NLN Trading Company in Hungary. After moving to Vietnam, he worked for the HCMC Department of Planning & Investment as a Financial Expert. In 2000, he joined Dragon Capital Group as a Senior Financial Analyst and  an Associate Director

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Chief Underwriter

Meritz Marine and Fire Insurance 

Lee, YouMi has been working in insurance company since 2002, after graduating from Yonsei University with B.S in Bio Medical Science. Since she has started off as a junior underwriter in ShinHan life insurance company, has several experience not only in local Korea insurance company but also Global insurance company which is Allianz and Chubb. Furthermore, she has various career in both life and non-life insurance about underwriting, claims and reinsurance business.

Director of MSM MBA Program VN

HCMC University of Technology

Dr. Hien Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City. Her research interests are in corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, investments. Her research has been published in a number of internationally and locally respected academic journals. Dr. Nguyen has taught courses in corporate finance, international finance, financial markets and institutions, investments, and corporate governance. She has industry experience in corporate governance and management consulting. She has worked for International Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), ASEAN Capital Market Forum, HOSE, HNX stock exchanges among others.

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SungKyunKwan University, Korea


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Aviva Vietnam Life Insurance Co.

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SungKyunKwan University, Korea


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Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar

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Head of the Department of Risk Management and Insurance

Fudan University, China

He is also the director of China InsurTech Lab and director of the China Insurance and Social Security Research Center, Fudan University. He is currently serving as an executive council member of the Insurance Society of China, senior member of Accounting Society of China, a research associate at the Centre for European Economic Research in Germany. Xu’s research focuses on insurance, disaster economics, risk management. Xu has already published four books (two are about InsurTech) and numerous studies in both international and Chinese journals, including among others Scandinavian Actuarial Journal, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, Disaster Prevention and Management. 

ASEANA Management Singapore

Tickets are including entry to all Forum sessions, Teabreak and Business Lunch


    paid before 28th February 2019




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