Prof. Michael Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, with a strong focus on rapidly commercialising and scaling internationally-sourced blockchain, fintech, and digital finance innovation to developing countries. Prof. Sung is Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, a cross-border tech-transfer and venture building platform that is focused on rapidly commercialising and scaling internationally-sourced blockchain, fintech, and digital finance innovation to developing countries. We are working on various payment/CBDC settlement networks for financial inclusion across the world, digitization of green bonds, and other digital finance initiatives working the UN as well as other high-level organizations. In addition to co-founding the Fudan Fanhai Fintech Research Center, Prof. Sung is also faculty at the Chinese Institute of Economics and Finace, a national-level think tank focused on thought leadership for finance innovation and fintech policy and best practices. His expertise includes digital finance, blockchain innovation, digital asset securitization, tokenomics, digital economy business model innovation, green finance, and cryptoeconomics. Prof. Sung has served in numerous advisory roles over the years for the HK, Taiwan, and China governments on international tech transfer, innovation ecosystem building, AI, blockchain, and Fintech policy. He also served as the chairman of the steering committee for MIT Tech Review’s Emtech HK Conference and he has received various awards for technology entrepreneurship, including MIT Enterprise Forum’s Most Visionary Technology Award and Google’s Solve for X Prize. Prof. Sung received his Ph.D. in EECS at the MIT Media Lab/Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as well as a graduate financial engineering degree from MIT Sloan Business School.