Simon Chan

Head of Data Analytics Group
Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)

Simon Chan is Head of the Data Analytics Group of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”). He is responsible for the research and development of innovative data analytics solutions using advanced data science techniques for the SFC.

Simon manages the implementation of systems which focus on risk assessment of regulated entities and activities. He is also leading research into using machine learning, graph database and natural language processing for risk identification.

Simon previously served as the Enterprise Architect for the SFC where he oversaw the introduction of new technologies as well as the design, integration and standardization of the SFC’s systems and databases.

Simon joined the SFC in Jan 2012 from IBM, where he worked as Senior Architect for the IBM Growth Market Unit. He is a Master Certified IT Architect of Open Group. He graduated with a Computer Science degree from the University of Hong Kong and also has a MBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.