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FinTech for Executives: Understanding and Managing Innovation in Financial Technology

$5,400.00
FinTech for Executives: Understanding and Managing Innovation in Financial Technology

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FinTech for Executives: Understanding and Managing Innovation in Financial Technology

$5,400.00

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Overview

FinTech and blockchain technologies have transformed financial services, disrupting every aspect of the industry from payments and wealth management to raising capital and market price discovery.  At the same time FinTech has opened opportunities for incumbent organizations to develop new partnerships and improve operational efficiency from cost control, capital allocation to customer acquisition.

Taught by industry and academic leaders David Yermack and Kathleen DeRose, this course equips participants with an understanding of key FinTech concepts, strategies and implications. Participants will examine the evolution of financial technologies and digital currencies, and identify the pros, cons and opportunities surrounding these innovations. Participants will also learn about the regulatory frameworks currently in place to address privacy and law enforcement challenges. The course will close with a discussion from the C-suite perspective about the broader implications of artificial intelligence/machine learning on future job markets.

Certificates and Credits

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Program Takeaways

During this course, participants will:

  • Foundations

    Understand what FinTech is, the opportunities it provides and how financial innovation differs from industrial innovation
  • Methods & Tools

    Learn about the primary FinTech data science methods and tools and how they apply to real FinTech problems today
  • Implications of FinTech

    Gain insight into the limits, risks and broader policy and social implications of FinTech, including regulation, privacy and data security

Who Should Attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Years of Experience

    Designed for professionals with 5+ years of work experience
  • Job Functions

    Ideal for professionals who make business decisions that affect the firm’s financial results, are impacted by financial models, or are interested in the future of the financial sector
  • Prerequisites

    Intended for professionals who want to develop a foundational understanding of financial technologies

Agenda

The following agenda is a sample and subject to change.

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast
Session 1: Introduction to Financial Innovation
Innovation and Disruption in FinTech
  • What is FinTech? How did it arise and why do we need it?
  • How is financial innovation different than industrial innovation?
  • Understanding disruptive innovation in FinTech
Data Science and Machine Learning in FinTech
  • Basic overview of big data, data science and machine learning in FinTech
  • FinTech data science use cases
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
Session 2: FinTech Business Models
FinTech Case Study #1: Loot
  • B2C Digital Skin Bank for Millennials: Would You Invest?
  • How do early stage investors evaluate FinTech startups? What are the key success factors?
  • Understanding customer acquisition costs and customer lifetime value in FinTech
Session 3: Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies
  • How do blockchains actually work, and why is it such a valuable technology?
  • What governance issues occur with decentralized networks? How are these solved by mining and other new FinTech institutions?
  • How easily can this technology be adapted for use in the private sector and in government?
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Networking Reception

    8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast
    Session 4: Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, continued
    • How do blockchains actually work, and why is it such a valuable technology?
    • What governance issues occur with decentralized networks? How are these solved by mining and other new FinTech institutions?
    • How easily can this technology be adapted for use in the private sector and in government?
    Session 5: Smart Contracts and Dispute Resolution in FinTech
    • What are smart contracts, and how might they disrupt the insurance industry and others?
    • How can smart contracts work in conjunction with the Internet of Things (IOT)?
      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
      Session 6Smart Contracts and Dispute Resolution in FinTech, continued
      • How do “hard forks” occur on blockchains?
      • What novel legal and regulatory problems have emerged in FinTech, and how are they impacting litigation and regulation around the world?
      Session 7: Investing in Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings
      • What alternatives are in place for investing in digital assets, and for which customers do these products make sense
      • Why have ICOs grown so rapidly as a source of capital, and who are the investors?
      • What are the policy and regulatory frameworks that are in place right now? Are they sufficient?

      8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast
      Session 8: Investing in Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings, continued
      • What alternatives are in place for investing in digital assets, and for which customers do these products make sense
      • Why have ICOs grown so rapidly as a source of capital, and who are the investors?
      • What are the policy and regulatory frameworks that are in place right now? Are they sufficient?
      Session 9: FinTech Business Models
      FinTech Case Study #2: Trumid
      • B2B Corporate Bond Trading Platform: How Big to Succeed?
      • How technology transforms markets
      • Using technology to differentiate
        12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch
        Session 10FinTech Valuation and Unicorns
        • How do FinTechs get funded and valued? Are they tech or fin?
        • How do FinTech unicorn bubbles and crashes happen?
        Session 11: FinTech Implications & Future
        • What are the larger social implications of FinTech and, more broadly, the AI machine learning revolution?
        • Financial surveillance, algorithmic bias, and the future of finance jobs
          5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Program Conclusion and Evaluations

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