Fintech – The Disruption of Finance by Technology

Understand the impact of automation, AI, big data, and blockchains on finance and learn how to profit.

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Next available date: 8 March

Over the last decade, a number of new technologies have transformed the finance industry. These innovations, popularly called fintech, include technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchains, and cryptocurrencies. This is causing the incumbent firms to reorganize themselves – in many cases by adding digital technology, by buying startups, or by restructuring themselves. But their competitors include not just young startups but giant technology firms such as Google, Meta (formerly called Facebook), Apple, Amazon, Alibaba, and Tencent among others. How can these challenges be best managed?

The 3-day program Fintech – The rapid disruption of finance by technology is designed both to present a basic overview of fintech, how fintech is disrupting the financial industry, and the influence of technology in financial services, and to ensure that participants understand both the benefits and risks associated with the trading of data.

“The program will show how fintech can be a force for good in using data to gain insights that benefit consumers and financial service providers, but also remind participants that there can be a dark side including the misuse of data during this time of disruption — in which regulators often scramble to keep up with the latest rules and innovations,” says Raghavendra Rau, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge, who coordinates the program.

Because the program presents a broad overview of fintech and related subjects, it will be very useful to many groups of people. Any industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors who need to understand all aspects of this changing landscape, will greatly benefit from attending.

How you will benefit

  • Understand why finance is being disrupted by technology
  • Understand what areas of your own organization might be at risk from automation
  • Brainstorm on ways to effectively implement the disruptive effects of technology into your own organization
  • Understand when and why you might need blockchains
  • Understand when AI is most likely to be effective

Program length
3 days

Day 1 09:00 – 17:00
Day 2 09:00 – 17:00
Day 3 09:00 – 17:00

Day 1

Analyzing information flows in firms and markets

Understanding information flows in firms and markets

  • Information problems in firms
  • Imperfect information, asymmetric information, and behavioral biases
  • Digitalization and information flows within firms and markets
  • Organizing data in firm
  • Capturing multi-dimensional preferences and data from stakeholders
  • Case study: Jumia Nigeria: From Retail to Marketplace (A)
  • Case study: Netflix Inc.: The Disruptor Faces Disruption

Day 2

Distributed Ledgers: Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Beyond

  • What is bitcoin?
  • What is a distributed ledger? When is it useful?
  • When are blockchains useful?
  • Mining blocks in class
  • Understanding smart contracts
  • The problems with poor smart contracting
  • Case study: R3 Corda: A distributed ledger technology for financial services
  • Case study: From Crowdfunding to Digital Banking: The Evolution of Funding Societies
  • Brainstorming: Threat and Opportunity Analysis
    – When should you implement blockchain technology in your own firms? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Day 3

AI and Machine Learning; Transforming the financial firm

  • How are AI systems created?
  • Do AI systems help understanding employees and customers better?
  • Can deep learning help detect fraud?
  • The problems of AI systems
  • The dark side of technology
  • Case study: A Chairman’s Decision: Launching A Robo-Advisor in CCB Principal Asset
  • Brainstorming: Threat and Opportunity Analysis
    – How can we implement machine learning or artificial intelligence in our own organizations?

Using information to transform the financial firm

  • Case study: Telenor: Revolutionizing Retail Banking in Serbia – Digital Transformation of the Customer Experience

Because the program presents a broad overview of fintech and related subjects, it will be very useful to many groups of people. Any industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors who need to understand all aspects of this changing landscape, will greatly benefit from attending.


Faculty

Raghavendra Rau

Raghu Rau is the Sir Evelyn de Rothschild Professor of Finance at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He is also a founder and director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), as well as a member of the Cambridge Corporate Governance Network (CCGN). Raghu Rau has taught at a number of universities around the world, including the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de…

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  • 3 days
  • € 3950
  • Banking & International Financial Markets, Strategy & Growth
  • English
  • 4.7 / 5

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