• 6th Asian Privacy Scholars Network International Conference, September 27, 2017


leading discussion on impact of emerging technologies on privacy law and practice (author's picture)

I spoke at an event organised by the Law and Technology Centre of the Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong. Details here.

See my whitepaper presented at the conference here and abstract here.

whitepaper delivered on personal data currency (author's picture)

  • PBEC 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, October 17, 2017

See my question at the Q&A session of PBEC's 50 Anniversary Gala Dinner held on 17 October 2017 at the Asian Society, Hong Kong.

Video here. Whitepaper here
The following distinguished guests attended along with over 30 ambassadors:
-Hon. Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

-The Hon Abhisit Vejjajiva, Former Prime Minister of Thailand;
-Mr Patrick Low, Director of the Asia Global Fellows Program ---Director at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, formerly of the WTO;
-Ms Cyn-Young Park, Director for Regional Cooperation & Integration, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank;
-Mr Rishaad Salamat, Business Anchor, Bloomberg (Moderator).

  • New Frontiers of Intelligence — Explore the Future, October 18, 2017


discussed strategies to deploy AI ethcally (Getty Images license)

See my full paper here.

At this conference attended by Dr. Stephen Hawking, I spoke on a panel about 'New Opportunities for AI' from 16:20 to 17.00, October 18, 2017. 

For conference details please see here.


  • Rotary Club of Taipei, November 16, 2017


delivered whitepaper on personal data currency (Getty Images license)

Venue: Formosa Room, 4F, Caesar Park Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan

Delivered my whitepaper on personal data currency before distinguished guests, professionals and rotarians. Received and answered questions on AI and GDPR.

  • Importance of Intellectual Property in Fintech, December 11, 2017


Presentation on the importance of IP in Fintech (Getty Images license)

The IIPCC.org will host this exclusive by invitation-only event "Commercialization of Innovation" in which I was invited to present a paper on the importance of intellectual property in fintech on the panel consisting of other distinguished speakers:

  • Prof. Carl Schramm, hailed by The Economist as the “evangelist of entrepreneurship";

  • The Hon. Randall R. Rader, Former chief justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (who has authored many important software patent eligibility cases);

  • Michael CHAN. Senior Vice President of the Market Development Division of Hong Kong Stock Exchange;

  • Mr. Nicholas W. Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of Hong Kong government;

  • Professor Guaning Su, Founding chairman of the Global Alliance of Technological Universities; and

  • other leading executives, venture capitalists and experts in attendance at the audience.

Due to a recent schedule conflict, I will be unable to attend.

Venue: Cyberport3, Core E, Training Rooms 1-3, Cyberport, Hong Kong.

  • Private Cryptocurrency Primer Session, December 11, 2017


Bitcoin is on fire breaking US$11,000 last week. (Getty Images license)

Co-hosting and organizing a private primer session on cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and mining before the senior executives of one of the world's leading high-tech hardware company listed on the NYSE in their corporate headquarters. Cryptocurrency insiders from one of the world's leading bitcoin exchanges will make the presentations. This is truly a gathering of great minds with the potential to lead to more, hopefully. This is what I call genuine "fintech". 

  • 2018 Financial Blockchain Summit Hong Kong, May 26, 2018


Highly interactive panel discussion with leading field experts.

Last Saturday I spoke at a major fintech conference at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong on fintech regulatory approaches, intellectual property rights over blockchain tech, ICO valuation, lack of accounting standards to treat digital assets, outlook for China’s fintech market and concept of “corporate coin”. There was a lively discussion about the scalability of blockchain technology. Also discussed the impact of quantum computing on the future security and viability of blockchain technology.   

My colleagues consists of some of the world's best developers, academics and mathematicians. 


Wrapped up a fantastic session.


Delivering presentation on the evolution from deep learning to cognitive reasoning in competitive AI architecture.

  • Bo Le Taipei Global AI Competition, October 10, 2018

Presented speech in Mandarin about the competitive strengths required to effectuate a commercially feasible AI strategy and eco-system, focusing on the evolution from deep learning to cognitive reasoning. Also served as one of the judges to select the top three AI projects for cash awards.


Group photo of top 3 AI project teams.


Presenting the grand prize to the top AI project team.

Global think tank Horasis co-hosting the 2018 Asia Summit.

Global think tank Horasis co-hosting the 2018 Asia Summit.

  • Horasis 2018 Asia Summit, November 24-25, 2018 Binh Duong New City, Vietnam

    Spoke on “Smart Manufacturing” panel regarding the impact of 3D printing on the South East Asian manufacturing ecosystem, role of intellectual property to protect competitive edge and monetization of data derived from manufacturing operations.

    Horasis is a global think-tank influencing the leaders of our shared future.

    Horasis convened the 2018 Horasis Asia Meeting in Binh Duong New City, Vietnam, over 24-25 November. The event was co-hosted by Binh Duong Province, Becamex IDC Corp. and VSIP Group. The Horasis Asia Meeting brought together over 500 of the foremost business and political leaders from across Asia and the world.

    Delegates discussed how to shape the path forward through Asia’s big transitions and how to adopt innovation to build towards a resilient Asia.

Venue Hall

Venue Hall


William discussing patent strategies in fintech and blockchain projects with the former head of the U.S. Patent Office (in red tie).

Author discussing the role of patents in fintech competitiveness with David Kappos, former Head of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

  • “IP: Protecting & Enhancing Your Current and Future Success”, December 17, 2018

    Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks, 5 Science Park West Ave., Hong Kong organized by IIPCC.org and co- hosted by David Kappos the former Head of the US Patent & Trademark Office. My presentation focused on the importance of patents and trade secret protection of fintech developments.


Testified before the Members of the House Minerals, Business & Economic Development of the Wyoming Legislature. (open source license).

  • Public Hearing Testimony Before the Members of the House Minerals, Business & Economic Development, Wyoming Legislature, January 11, 2019 Cheyenne

Appeared in Cheyenne before the House Minerals, Business & Economic Development Committee to testify on the reasons as to why the Committee should adopt bills for Financial technology sandbox (HB0057) and Special purpose depository banks (HB0074) both of which have since been enacted into law.


With my friends Caitlin Long & Representative Tyler Lindholm (supporters of the bills, now law).


With my friend Representative Bunky Loucks.

  • Private Wealth Asia Forum (Singapore), April 10, 2019 Singapore Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre

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leading wealth management forum

Discussed investment solutions and wealth management products for Millennials & Generation Z

  • Speaker, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (“CLOC”), July 16, 2019, Singapore.

Presenting MBA-level session on "Strategic Privacy Management” to examine:

-impact of emerging technologies on sustainable privacy compliance;

-the current state of US & EU privacy regimes & their effects on continued growth of emerging technologies;

-incorporating emerging technologies to manage privacy compliance;

-effect of GDPR on data science, AI and machine learning;

-strategic ways to manage privacy risks to achieve corporate objectives.  

Some of the companies attending include LEGO, Google, Sephora, Facebook, IHS Markit, Siemens and other Fortune 500 firms. CLOC is a global members-operated NGO whose mission is to help legal professionals better support the needs of corporate in-house legal departments.

  • Speaker, Horasis 2019 Asia Summit, November 24-25, 2019 Binh Duong New City, Vietnam

Speaking on “Developing Global Artificial Intelligence Capabilities” focusing on how can AI frameworks give Asian firms a starting advantage, and how can leaders and organizations leverage information algorithms, communities and engagement to achieve shared goals.

Horasis is a global think-tank influencing the leaders of our shared future.