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Taking advantage of an explosion in data volume to automate and scale data governance processes will reduce cost, lessen risk, and enable new business opportunities.

Chris Barford

EY Hong Kong Financial Services Consulting Data & Analytics Lead

Data evangelist. Passionate about financial services enabling social value. Believes in diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Avid traveler.

Chris is a technologist and is responsible for projects driving the strategic transformation of his client's businesses using data and analytics in Asia-Pacific. Chris began his career in London, before moving to Asia in 2016.

He spends most of his time working closely with banks and insurers to apply his technical knowledge on how advanced data and analytics can help deliver business value. He has a proven track record of delivering technological upgrades in large business transformation projects.

He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

How Chris is building a better working world

“I am helping FinTechs and other financial services firms in conjunction with the FinTech Association of Hong Kong to develop new data strategies and approaches to using data in the Greater Bay Area of China. I work as the Co-Chair of the big data committee to identify potential FinTechs, work with regulators and industry bodies on their data and storage requirements, then compare these to technology provider offerings for the region.”

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