Hu was most recently SVP of State Street Bank and founder of the bank’s Emerging Technologies Center focused on all things crypto and blockchain, amongst other emerging technologies. Prior to that, Hu spent over four years in Hong Kong overseeing the bank’s electronic FX platforms and data businesses for all APAC.

A long time Silicon Valley veteran, Hu joined State Street in 2007 through the acquisition of Currenex, the first Internet based large scale eFX (foreign exchange) platform targeting institutions and HFT (high frequency trading) market. He was one of the earliest members of Currenex, designing its automated trading platform and enabling its sale to State Street. Prior to Currenex, Hu was the founder of a failed managed security startup, Forion, and started his career programming at IBM Almaden Research Center.

Hu holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and an MBA from the Haas School at UC Berkeley.