The Intercollegiate Conference on Smart Finance (ICSF) is aimed to create a direct channel for industry leaders to connect and communicate with academic leaders on how to harness big data analytics in New Finance. The ISSF 2016 (International Summit of Smart Finance) was held at the City University of Hong Kong's Shenzhen Research Institute and hosted jointly by the Center on Global Internet Finance and the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. ICSF 2017 will be hosted jointly by the Center on Global Internet Finance, City University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen Business School. It will be held at Sun Yat-sen University.
We define Smart Finance as research and development in the intersection of business intelligence (big data analytics and data science) and new finance (P2P lending, crowdfunding, supply chain finance, and e-payment systems). The main objective of ICSF is to provide a much-needed platform for in-depth exchange of ideas and solutions among industry leaders, academic leaders, and government officials on how to harness Smart Finance.
ICSF sets its goals on promoting industrial best practices and government regulations in relevant business areas, on facilitating academic researchers to study industrial standards, theoretical advances, and educational frameworks, and on connecting industries and academics to identify and collaborate on unprecedented new opportunities. The conference will include typical conference components such as keynotes, planetary speeches, panels, and paper presentations that are either invited or submitted from researchers in universities and industries. Areas of research will include, but not limited to, big data finance, internet finance, and financial intelligence.
The conference program will be created based partially on the outcomes of various interactions in these platforms. For instance, panel sessions could be created on hot and potentially controversial issues surfaced in various social interactions.