FinTech – leveraging new technologies in your organization

A five-day course for middle and senior managers in the banking sector to learn about the new technologies that are disrupting the industry.

3-7 October 2022

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Master the tools to successfully implement these innovations and be part of the digital transformation strategy in your company.

The course

This program will introduce you to the different digital technologies that are impacting financial services, such as blockchain/distributed ledger technologies, machine learning, or cloud computing. With course material adapted to a business audience, you will get a unique overview of the complex technologies directly from EPFL professors that are world experts in these areas. Experienced practitioners will then illustrate how these technologies have been leveraged in their banks or FinTechs and what the important factors to consider are, including security aspects and applicable regulations.

But understanding technology is only one ingredient to adapting to the new environment. Other ones are the right mindset and an understanding of how to effectively collaborate with the technology experts, whether they are in-house or external. Modern IT companies have accelerated growth by using radically different working methods than what banks are traditionally used to. Both bank and FinTech experts will come to tell you how to adapt to these methods bring the various stakeholders on board. Furthermore, we will teach you how you could think differently about client needs and how you can become an actor of change in your organization.

By the end of the five days you will have become a competent partner in expert discussions when assessing new technology or partnership opportunities, you will have mastered the jargon and you will be confident in how to successfully leverage new technologies in your organization.

Participant Profile

As new technologies and their implementation are at the core of the FinTech disruption, it is essential for all professionals in the industry to understand the opportunities they hold in their own organizations. This program is designed for middle and senior managers in the banking industry who are engaged with digital transformation projects, new technologies, or new technology partnerships.

Participants are typically from private and retail banks and hold functions as business line experts, members of the head office, project managers and sponsors, legal and compliance officers as well as bankers working with new tools or advising clients on new technology investments.

This overview course is ideal for professionals eager to learn, but often short on time. No prior technological knowledge is required.

 

 

 

 

Modules of the program

Digital transformation

Understand the digital transformation that is running through the financial sector and see how key players adapt to this (or not).

Artificial Intelligence

Familiarize yourself with the technology that have disrupted the banking world over the last decades. What can and can’t be done with the technologies behind Artificial Intelligence.

Cryptocurrencies

Understand the Distributed Ledger Technology, in particular blockchain. Classify the main crypto assets and learn about NFTs.

Industry jargon

Learn (to use adequately) the jargon and buzz words to increase your impact in the decision-making process. Dive deeper in the technology that is at the core of the disruption and understand how it can and can’t be applied in your bank.

Cybersecurity

Understand the cloud infrastructure and its security challenges. Should your bank adapt? How can you ensure your data remains protected and secured?

Opportunities

Learn to identify great opportunities through technologies or partnerships, directly from the experience of industry speakers.

User experience

Why a client-centric approach has made FinTechs so successful and how you can learn to use empathy mappings to make your client’s user journey one to remember.

Implementation tools

Dive deeper in the governance principles handled by modern companies, that allowed them to be successful over a short time. Learn about concepts such as agility and lean startup to make the innovation process more efficient.

Future trends

Finally, hear what technology has in store for the next decades and what the banking of the future might look like.

FAQs

The program costs CHF 4’900 per person including two networking drinks.

The course takes place on October 3-7, 2022

Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance from EPFL.

All lectures will be given in English.

Please request a brochure and you will get the program outline as well as the remaining practical information.

Yes, for more information please contact us at [email protected]