Michael Sung is the founding co-director of the Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University. His applied research includes digital finance, Fintech policy & regulation, AI and Blockchain innovation, digital asset investment banking, asset-backed securitisation, tokenomics systems, digital economy business model innovation, and cryptoeconomics. Prof. Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, having founded various companies over the years in diverse high-tech industries ranging from AI, blockchain, semiconductor, and new materials industries. Prof. Sung is founder and Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a cross-border tech-transfer and venture building platform that is focused on rapidly commercialising and scaling internationally-sourced blockchain, Fintech, and digital finance innovation to developing countries. Prof. Sung was also a faculty at the Chinese Institute of Economics and Finance, a national-level think tank focused on thought leadership for finance innovation and Fintech policy and best practices. He is also faculty at HK University of Science and Technology, where he teaches executive and overseas MBA/EMBA groups on high-tech entrepreneurship, innovation thinking, business model innovation, commercialisation scaling, and doing business in China. Prof. Sung has served in numerous advisory roles over the years for the HK, Taiwan, and China governments on international tech transfer, innovation ecosystem building, AI, blockchain, and Fintech policy for various top city and minister-level officials. He is a world-recognised expert on digital currencies and stablecoins, and in particular the digital RMB/e-CNY. He is frequently invited to speak at high-profile international events including at the UN, OECD, Vatican, C100, CGTN, Economist, Money20/20, Official Monetary Financial Institutions Forum, Global Blockchain Business Council, Crypto Finance Conference, etc. and has organised and hosted highprofile events including the One World Blockchain Forum and an annual Future of Fintech and Finance Forum at Davos. Prof. Sung serves as a member of the CBDC Committee for the World Digital Economy Council, China Digital Finance Advisory Group for the United Nations Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, China Ambassador for the Global Blockchain Business Council, and is also working with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific on various digital finance and digital economy initiatives. He was also the chairman of the steering committee for MIT Tech Review’s Emtech HK Conference. Prof. Sung has received various awards for technology entrepreneurship, including MIT Enterprise Forum’s Most Visionary Technology Award and Google’s Solve for X Prize. Prof. Sung received his Ph.D. in EECS at the MIT Media Lab/Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as well as a graduate financial engineering degree from MIT Sloan Business School.