Course Outline

Introduction to Fintech

  • Fintech industry impact
  • Winners and losers

Sector Overview

  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
  • Financial advisory
  • P2P lending
  • Social credit and financialization of the economy

Industry Case Study

Where Are You on the Fintech Scale?

Mapping out A Business Strategy

Conducting A Readiness Assessment of Your Organization

Key Technical Innovations Applied to the Finance Sector

  • Blockchain, AI, Security

Mapping out A Technology Strategy

Blockchain: Putting the "Digital Ledger" to Work for Your Organization

  • Demystifying the Blockchain.
  • Lessons from Bitcoin
  • Implementing a Blockchain strategy
    • Building the team
    • Mapping your transactions to the blockchain

AI: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

  • Machine learning, natural language processing (text and speech), computer vision and robotics
  • Tapping into available resources
    • Social media APIs
  • Building a trading bot

Online Security: Security for Finance

  • Revisiting traditional definitions of cyber-security
  • Implementing a compliance plan and training the organization's business leaders
    • Building the team

Ethical Implications and Privacy

  • Chinese, European, and American approaches to privacy
  • Anti-laundering laws and their implications
  • Corporate social responsibility in an era of extreme transparency

Bringing It All Together

  • No need for "one-size-fits-all" and no need for "all-or-nothing"
  • A step-by-step approach

Team Communication and Managerial Buy-in

  • Conversations with managers and leaders
  • Conversations with engineers and data scientists

Closing Remarks


  • Knowledge of the finance sector
  • An interest or mandate to investigate new technologies applicable to the finance sector


  • Strategists within the finance industry
  • Technologists within the finance industry
  • Stakeholders within finance organization
  • Consultants and business analysts
  14 Hours


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