Fundamentals of FinTech and Blockchain
Given that Singapore is one of the world’s top four financial centres, it makes sense that we are also blazing the trail when it comes to fintech. In 2015, the government showed how serious they were about establishing Singapore as a “smart financial centre” when the Monetary Authority of Singapore set aside S$225 million for the development of fintech via the Financial Sector Technology and Innovation (FSTI) scheme.
Fintech stands for financial technology. But beyond simply describing the technology that has powered the financial services industry for centuries, it is an umbrella term for innovative and disruptive technologies and startups pushing the financial services industry to improve and become safer, faster, or more efficient. Some of the financial sectors where the role and impact of fintech are growing rapidly include banking, payments, insurance, trading, etc.
Cryptocurrency is used a lot in FinTech to secure sensitive payment transactions when dealing with all financial services. This is where Blockchain technology comes in to ensure that all of the recording information is recorded in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system. A blockchain is basically a digital transaction ledger, which is replicated and distributed over the blockchain across the entire computer network.
This course aims to provide a comprehensive guide to its use and understanding of FinTech and Blockchain technology. It will explore cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, payment system technologies and how businesses could integrate technology innovations in financial markets. The objective of this course is to lead your organisation towards a digital transformation through an understanding of FinTech and Blockchain’s key concepts, business models and technologies.
In this course, you will:
Business Technology Expert: Mr Alvin Lam
Alvin has more than 15 years of experience in enabling technology and processes to serve businesses. With an unparalleled unique combination of business, IT and Asian multi-cultural knowledge, he has established himself as one of the most highly regarded thought leaders in Asia, specialising in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Business Blockchain, Cyber Security and Forensics, IT service management, IT governance, business strategies, digital business and cloud computing.
With the experience of working with a wide variety of solution vendors and C-level executives in the private and public sectors, Alvin provides insights into business and the challenges ahead for executives in decision-making processes. He has more than 30 Professional Certifications in the areas of business, technology and life skills – a testament of an active lifelong learner himself. Alvin also completed MIT Sloan Executive Education on Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy.
“It was very evident that Alvin Lam certainly knew his stuff which is essential as a trainer. Excellent knowledge combined with an excellent patience attitude make him a very effective trainer. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!”
Marketing Manager at REDmoney Group
“I had the opportunity to attend one of Alvin Lam’s training classes entitled “ITIL Capability: Service Offerings & Agreements” where he provided a detailed walkthrough of the key processes related to ITILService Strategy and to a certain extent ITIL Service Design. The best part of the 5-day course was being able to hear Alvin Lam relate his practical experiences applying these processes, which tremendously allowed us to grasp the concepts better. Given the chance, I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Alvin Lam again in future engagements.”
Head of ICT at Khazanah Nasional
“Alvin Lam is an articulate, expert and entertaining trainer who ensures that critical concepts are understood and provides insights into theory from real-world practice.”
CIO at Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific
“I personally have found Alvin Lam to be exemplary in every way. As well as his high innate competency, he has a very cooperative and congenial approach to his work and his work colleagues. This makes him an absolute pleasure to work with. The fact that we are continuing to work with him and that he is our first choice when we need a contract trainer is clear evidence of the regard we have for Alvin Lam.”
CEO at ALC Group of Companies