HKU EEE AI Startup wins the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: FinTech Award

The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) just announced the winners of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: FinTech Award. Fano Labs Ltd., with their innovative solution of an artificial intelligence compliance assurance system called Callinter, became the overall winner of the FinTech Grand Award. The company also won the Gold Award for the Regulatory Technology and Risk Management stream.

Fano Labs was co-founded in 2015 by Dr. Miles Haofu Wen, BEng(CE) and PhD graduate of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Professor Victor On Kwok Li, Chair Professor of EEE Department. In November 2017, Fano Labs became the first HK startup ever invested by Horizons Ventures, the private investment arm of Mr Li Ka-shing, who is a leading investor in some of the world’s most innovative companies and disruptive technologies, including Facebook, DeepMind, Skype, and Siri.

This is the 2nd time for Fano labs in getting this award. Fano Labs was named the winner of “Hong Kong ICT Awards 2018: Smart Business Grand Award”. Reference: https://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_17793.html
https://www.hkictawards.hk/award_en.php?year=2018&aid=1

The Hong Kong ICT Awards was established in 2006 with the collaborative efforts of the industry, academia and the Government. It aims at recognizing and promoting outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) inventions and applications, thereby encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talent and enterprises in their constant pursuit of creative and better solutions to meet business and social needs.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: FinTech Award recognizes and encourages excellent FinTech talent based on their innovative solutions and applications and focus on the three streams of (i) Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets, (ii) Emerging Solutions, and (iii) Regulatory Technology and Risk Management.

FANO Labs (start-up company which Prof. V Li and Dr. Miles Wen are the founder of this company)