CREATECH & ME
TECHNOLOGY - BUSINESS - DESIGN
I created the website createch.io following a blog (in French) that I started when I was in Paris to talk about the innovation ecosystem and new technology. To further discuss innovation, I have decided to rethink TECHNOLOGY at the intersection of BUSINESS & DESIGN as represented in the logo. @CreaTechIO is also the username of social media accounts that I have created to curate Tech News by hashtags/topics as introduced in the βIO Vision.
Blockchain technology is one of the elements of the current Fintech paradigm that is changing the way our society defines money and organisations. Blockchain applications may not often be a revolution. Nevertheless, digital currencies have a disruptive potential as technology power based on the decentralization of trust. Taking into consideration the ethics of fintech and […]
Finance and Technology are interlinked and evolve together in the perspective of the Evolution of Fintech. The last paradigm emerged in 2008 following the financial crisis based on the widespread use of information technology and the need for regulatory innovation. The same year, a paper titled Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System was published by the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto who created the well-known cryptocurrency which […]
Money is more and more digital with the emergence of virtual banking, online payment and cryptocurrencies based on blockchain technology. Although Bitcoin may not become a global reserve currency, it has opened the box for digital currencies created by private organisations and central banks that will compete with the Dollar. History has shown that the US Dollar will eventually […]
Hong Kong and Singapore are competing to become the leading Asia-Pacific Fintech Hub. The Fintech ecosystem had a busy month in November with the Hong Kong Fintech Week and Singapore Fintech Festival. The innovation hubs are also trying to become the leading place to launch a blockchain for business gathering several communities, conferences, festival, and meetups. […]
In 2008, a Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System invention was released anonymously implementing the first cryptocurrency Bitcoin. In 2013, The 2nd generation of blockchain Ethereum added smart contracts functionality to program transactions without third parties. Then comes Cardano – blockchain 3.0 to solve scalability issue and add interoperability among different blockchains. The pioneer protocol competes with Ethereum, “Chinese Ethereum” NEO or […]
After the cryptocurrency burst last year, the market consolidates around leading exchanges and payment systems following the stablecoins trend and reducing the volatility of the market. The pioneer Ripple with its network of banks and payment providers, Circle payment technology and Coinbase exchange joint USD coin, JP Morgan with its U.S dollar backed coin, and other […]
The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has created a network born global nevertheless blockchain technology brought regulation issues that local authorities still need to tackle. It highlights the importance of RegTech (regulation technology) to transform the current framework to foster the adoption of blockchain and new financial solutions. Traditional finance communities that gathered at the last […]
The new paradigm of FinTech started ten years ago with startup solutions that have emerged following the financial crisis. Since then, tech leaders (BATX in China or GAFA in the USA) have leveraged their customer database to launch “TechFin” solutions. More recently, the banking industry is adopting FinTech or TechFin solutions opening its customer database and building financial […]
There is an increasing number of workshops and online courses dedicated to creativity, new technologies, innovation and design thinking which are crucial knowledge for sustaining the competitive advantages of firms. People who learn those soft skills and new competencies, altogether with creative and knowledge-based workers (artists, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs), are representative of the creative class which is described by Richard Florida […]
When I arrived in Hong Kong almost two years ago, the local startup community was booming with the first edition of the RISE Conf 2015. The number of startups has increased by 24% between 2015 and 2016, according to a Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem survey led by StartMeUp, and has doubled from 1,000 in 2014 to 2,000 in 2016. Many founders […]
Although Hong Kong is one of the top 3 financial centers in the world alongside New York and London, one may wonder if it can be seen as an Asia-Pacific FinTech hub. This is what InvestHK aimed at promoting through the Hong Kong Fintech Week and the StartMeUp Festival. Hong Kong is only ranked the 5th fintech hub […]
The StartMeUpHK Festival has showcased the strengths of the city as a start-up hub, namely retail technology, fashion technology, smart city, financial technologies and digital health. This innovation hub takes advantage of the proximity with Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware to manufacture electronics and to develop new technologies. That’s why the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park […]
During the StartMeUpHK Festival, I was surprised by the FashionTechAsia event organised at the creative space PMQ after the Retail’s Cutting Edge. Both events put Hong Kong as a strategic place in Asia to lead a business in the field of RetailTech/ FashionTech, such as GRANA which became the eCommerce success story or the wearable rising star ORII. Among the speakers, Nan Fung Group introduced […]
After launching the French Tech Hub in Hong Kong with French entrepreneurs in 2016, I have come to find a new angle to talk about technology and startups, which prompted this new website createch.io. Crea Tech came to my mind because it represents the entrepreneurial and creative sides of the technology that should be seen at the intersection of business and design. […]
I’m involved in the Hong Kong Tech scene since I have moved to the city in 2015 to support French Tech companies to do business in China. As an initiator of La French Tech Hong Kong, I was the coordinator of the community with 3 French entrepreneurs. Recently, I have contributed to the global deep tech community Hello Tomorrow.
Currently, I’m Trade and Investment Advisor Asia Pacific at Business France Hong Kong (French Trade Commission). I support French companies to access the Chinese market and Asia in collaboration with our offices in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Singapore. My mission is also to attract Asian companies to do business and invest in France.
Before that, I supported members of Systematic Paris Region, the leading French digital cluster that gathers more than 500 startups and innovative companies. As SME project manager, I led dedicated programs such as EIT Digital Accelerator to foster innovation projects in partnership with R&D centres, accelerate business with large companies, access to finance and facilitate international development.