Course speakers 

Mark McDonald

Head of data science and analytics


Mark is Head of Data Science and Analytics for HSBC Global Research. Mark is the lead author of HSBC’s flagship quant publication, Data Matters, and is responsible for HSBC’s proprietary Risk On – Risk Off analysis, Surprise Indices, and the Little Mac FX Valuations. Mark also advises investors on building systematic models and applying machine learning techniques to financial markets. Before joining HSBC in 2006, Mark obtained a DPhil in applied mathematics from the University of Oxford. His doctoral research investigating the dynamics of correlation networks in FX markets was sponsored by the HSBC FX Strategy team.

Dan Dixon

Artificial intelligence & machine learning innovation lead


Philipp Rindler

Head of artificial intelligence models validation


Jun Xu

Director of machine learning engineering

Standard Chartered Bank

Paul Bilokon

Chief executive office & founder


David Phan Dinh

Group head of operational risk

Resolution Life

Dr Juergen Rahmel

Head of digital, technology and innovation, compliance


Dr. Juergen Rahmel received his PhD (Artificial Intelligence) in Germany for research covering various applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Dr. Rahmel has gained extensive experience in the international financial sector, in roles as Director, Head of IT and Programme Manager of global initiatives for multinational banks. He served as Chief Digital Officer for HSBC Germany and currently is the Head of Digital, Technology and Innovation for Compliance APAC, HSBC. Dr. Rahmel holds an MBA in International Management and also lectures on Financial Technology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Edmund Situmorang

Chief technology officer