Forecasting APAC Data Trends

10th March 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm HKT Virtual Webinar

Join Neudata as we explore what APAC Data Trends we expect for the rest of 2022

What have we seen so far...?

In partnership with Morgan Stanley as Diamond sponsor.

This event is exclusive to Neudata and Morgan Stanley clients.

Though institutional interest in Asian data sources isn’t a trend that’s unique to 2022, one newer trend in the region is the voracious appetite for new data sources in emerging Asian economies. At the same time, we’re finally seeing supply start to catch up with demand, helped along by regulatory developments like open banking in some Asian countries.

Join Neudata on March 10 as data providers delve into the trends that they are seeing first hand. We’ll also speak to fund managers who are currently using these data sources and ask them to share their thoughts on the APAC data trends they foresee for 2022.



  • Yong Lu

    Shanghai Data Innovation Center & Shanghai Data Exchange

    Director General, Vice President

    Yong Lu, Vice President of Shanghai Data Exchange, Director General of Shanghai Data Innovation Center.

    With over 30 years of IT industry experience, responsible for business development, sales management and had other managerial positions in HP, Cisco and Brocade China and Asia Pacific region. Currently is the Vice President of Shanghai Data Exchange and Director General of Shanghai Data Innovation Center.

    He also plays an active role in communicating with different counties and organizations for big data applications, data exchange, and smart city initiatives in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

    卢勇 现任上海数据交易中心副总裁、上海大数据应用创新中心主任
    具有三十年的IT行业经验,曾任职于HP、Cisco和Brocade等著名行业领先的IT公司亚太区 和中国区的销售、市场和业务发展等的管理工作;目前担任上海数据交易中心副副总 裁、上海大数据应用创新中心主任一职。负责大数据流通交易、应用创新的推动工作。 同时也积极参与地区和国际间的政府与企业大数据应用领域交流合作探索。

  • Brian Tang

    ACMI & The University of Hong Kong

    Managing Director & Founding Executive Director LITE Lab @HKU

    Brian W Tang is an innovator, educator and ecosystem builder who has worked in the confluence of law, technology and finance in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and Australia for more than two decades, combining extensive and credible global financial institutions experience, transactional and regulatory expertise and first-hand startup hustle.

    After a career at global investment bank Credit Suisse and Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, Brian founded ACMI to provide inclusive global thought leadership, industry-wide consensus building and transformational support for innovative technology, educational and policy solutions.

    Brian is also founding executive director of the new interdisciplinary and experiential programme LITE [email protected] at the prestigious University of Hong Kong that fosters law, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship and has been featured on CNBC.

    Brian is a global recognized author, speaker and authority in fintech (with more than 80,000 learners worldwide for the Introduction to Fintech edX course and being on the Board of Advisors of the Hong Kong Fintech Index Series), regtech/lawtech (chairing the Fintech Association of Hong Kong’s Regtech Committee, founding the APAC Regtech Network and producing international award winning hackathon teams) and AI and blockchain governance (sitting on IEEE’s Global AI Ethics Initiative Policy Committee and authoring various book chapters).

    Brian also the proud founder of Young Makers & ChangeMakers, an inclusive youth technology development and educational social enterprise, which is best known for its Technovation: #GirlsMakeTech programme which has seen the top Hong Kong team of girls win the World Pitch Summit at Google in Silicon Valley in 2017.

  • Brian Kelleher

    Morgan Stanley

    Head of AlphaWise Asia

    Brian Kelleher is an executive director on the Asia research product team. Previously, he had been providing pan-Asia equity strategy aimed at Morgan Stanley's non-institutional investor client base. Brian joined Morgan Stanley in August 2011 from Citigroup, where he had been an Asia wealth management strategist in Hong Kong for the previous four years. Brian spent the first eight years of his career as a journalist covering financial services and markets for Reuters in Hong Kong and New York and graduated with a BA degree in economics from Wake Forest University in the US.

  • Mayur Patel


    Sales Director JPAC

    Mayur (Mac) Patel is the Regional Director, JAPAC, at OAG, the leading global provider of digital flight information. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for business development and leading the sales organisation in the region.

    Prior to joining OAG, Mac was Head of Regional Sales, ASPAC, Middle East and North Africa at Amadeus where he was responsible for their Travel Intelligence business. He spent over seven years at IATA, in a variety of roles focussed on aviation data solutions and services.

    He holds a Bachelor of Business (tourism management major) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

  • Joseph Berger

    Pacific Epoch


    Before becoming CEO of Pacific Epoch in 2014, Joseph was Managing Director and Partner at Pacific Crest Securities in Portland, Oregon, with responsibility for overseeing research services such as Pacific Crest Mosaic and Pacific Epoch. He has 20+ years of investment research experience, and has led product and sales teams for leading research companies including Gartner Inc. and Joseph holds a BA from York University in Toronto, Canada.

  • Helena Yu


    Head of Asia Research

    Helena is the Head of Asia Research at Neudata. She covers APAC alternative data suppliers with a particular focus on China. Prior to Neudata, Helena worked as sales operation manager at UBS Evidence Lab and alternative data product manager at 86 Research and Helena has also worked at Pacific Epoch as Co-Head of Research and senior TMT analyst.

    Helena holds a Master's degree in Political Economy of Late Development from the London School of Economics.

  • Farah Ruthnam-Sandys


    Business Development Manager

    Farah started in the alternative data space by providing patent intelligence to public and private equity investors. In conjunction, Farah worked with corporate research & development departments from a broad range of industries.

    Farah has an LLB in Law from Durham University.


  • 2:00pm HKT

    Welcome, Introduction

    Farah Asghar-Sandys, Business Development Executive, Neudata

  • 2:05pm HKT

    Opportunities and challenges of data 2022

    Helena Yu, Vice President (China), Neudata

  • 2:15pm HKT

    Fireside chat: Government Official insights

    Yong Lu, Vice President, Shanghai Data Exchange & Helena Yu, Vice President (China), Neudata

  • 2:40pm HKT

    Pacific Epoch – The Up and Down Data on BABA

    Joseph Berger, CEO, Pacific Epoch

  • 3:00pm HKT

    Asset Management Data Innovations

    Brian W Tang, ACMI & The University of Hong Kong, Managing Director & Farah Asghar-Sandy’s, Neudata Business Development Executive

  • 3:20pm HKT

    OAG Insights session on Travel demand and Recovery

    Mayur Patel, Sales Director JPAC, OAG

  • 3:30pm HKT

    Mapping China’s Tech Landscape

    Brian Kelleher, Executive Director,  Morgan Stanley

  • 4:00pm HKT