The purpose of this track is to provide a multi-discipline discussion of E-Finance, Financial Technologies (Fintech), and IT-Driven Financial Innovations. The link between finance and information technology provides a fertile ground for information systems researchers interested in the theoretical and empirical aspects of emerging and mature global financial markets, institutions and technology. The focus in IT is on technology tools, platforms, and ecosystems that make financial services or products more accessible, efficient, and affordable efficient, and affordable. a host of technologies that broadly influence the way financial payment, funding, lending, investing, trading, financial services, and currencies are conducted.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Innovation and technology in global financial markets
Impact of financial innovation (products and services) on financial institutions and market structure
Fraud detection from financial big data
Social, algorithmic and high frequency trading)
Novel Fintech applications
Risk assessment in crowdfunding and p2p lending
Blockchain, bitcoin and alternative means of payments
Behavior and usage based insurance
Governance, regulation and compliance of ICO and other financial innovations
Data and information asymmetries in financial markets
Artificial intelligence and its impact upon markets, firms and users e.g. Robo-advisors
The role of information technology and disruptive market events (e.g. Flash crashes)
Data management and data governance issues related to blockchain
Smart contracts-based business process management
Legal issues with smart contracts and blockchain platforms


Track Co-Chairs:
1. Dr. Kun Chen, Southern University of Science and Technology of China
2. Dr. Daning Hu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
3. Dr. Jiaqi Yan, Nanjing University, China


Track AEs:
1. Thomas Puschmann, University of Zurich
2. Harry Jiannan Wang, University of Delaware
3. Alan Gang Wang, Virginia Tech
4. Jiexun Jason Li, Western Washington University
5. Jianwei Yin, Zhejiang University
6. Shuiguang Deng, Zhejiang University
7. Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zurich
8. Si Chen, Nanjing University
9. Lele Kang, Nanjing University
10. Yani Shi, Southeast University
11. Bin Dong, Southeast University
12. Wenjun Zhou, The University of Tennessee
13. Qingning Cao, University of Science and Technology of China
14. Kaiquan Xu, Nanjing University
15. Chunmian Ge, South China University of Technology
16. Siyuan Liu, The Pennsylvania State University
17. Yongli Li, Northeastern University