Banking Innovation and Transformation

The Florida International University College of Business

The Florida International University College of Business


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Who should attend

This program is designed for mid-career bankers who want to quickly get up to speed on the trends, solutions and language of disruption to prepare them for new positions focused on innovation and transformation within their institutions.

About the course

Continuing Education program for mid-career bankers seeking to transform their careers and banks for the digital age. Banking is changing at the speed of digital disruption. Banking professionals are finding themselves in need of a new strategic and business-model framework in order to help their organization, and careers, remain competitive in today’s age of banking disruption, automation, artificial intelligence (A.I) and Blockchain.

Fintech Americas and Florida international University (FIU) have partnered to create a program for mid-career banking professionals looking to become knowledgeable and proficient on the innovative trends, technologies and strategies that bankers and banks need to transform in the digital age. The program will take place on September 5th, 2018 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and will immediately be followed by the Fintech Americas Bank Innovation and Transformation Conference.


In this program, you’ll learn actionable strategies and frameworks developed for banking professionals and institutions seeking to transform their operations and build innovation and digital transformation into their business strategy and approach. Through hands-on group exercises and real-world examples, you’ll learn how to drive innovation and develop winning strategies for your organization. The program emphasizes tangible, practical content which can be immediately deployed within your institution.

  • Build innovation into the strategy development process
  • Design innovative, go-to-market strategies that create value for customers and fuel growth
  • Learn how to orient your business processes for speed and agility in order to secure a competitive advantage
  • Understanding Data-Driven strategies to identify and exploit new or un(der) contested markets
  • Apply innovative and disruptive strategies of Fintechs to your institutions’ value proposition


  • Disruption & Opportunity – Trends & Outlook for Banking & Financial Services
  • Building Teams, Culture, & Strategy to Innovate & Transform
  • Transformation 101 – From the Client to the Back-Office, the Fundamentals of Automating Banking Functions
  • Banks & Fintechs – Developing your Banks’ strategy to Build, Buy or Partner
  • Understanding and Exploring Blockchain and A.I. for banking & Financial Services

Maximize Bank Event and Training Invesment

The Fintech Americas / FIU Executive Certificate in Banking Innovation and Transformation program brings together a high level educational program along with two-day admission to our signature conference where we highlight World Class speakers on on array of issues related to banking in the Fintech Age. Attendees improve their understanding of the disruptive industry dynamics and how best to assist their institution in formulating and implementing innovative transformation strategies. It is equally suited for professionals seeking to retool their knowledge and reposition themselves in today’s banking and financial services employment market.

NOTE: Please note that Florida International University (FIU) requires a minimum of 25 attendees for the Program. Should the registrations not meet this minimal threshold, the program may be cancelled at the discretion of Fintech Americas and/or FIU. However, you will always be able to attend the Fintech Americas Conference Sept 6 & 7.


8:30 - 8:45 am

Welcome Joanne Li, Dean, FIU Business

8:45 - 9:15 am

The Challenges of Disruption in the Banking Industry This session is a scene-setter that will highlight and explain the trends and dynamics disrupting the financial services sector and how banks are caught in an escalating battle between global platforms, banks and Fintechs.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Global Dynamics driving disruption of the Banking Industry
  • Explain the importance of Fintech to the future of the Financial Services Industry
  • Identify the threats Fintech poses to the banking Industry Ray Ruga, Co-Founder, Fintech Americas

9:15 - 9:30 am

The Dynamics of Disruption in Banking The major differences between Innovation (using technology to make incremental changes to improve process) and Disruption (destroying the current processes to improve the system) - success stories and case examples

Deanne Butchey, University Lecturer, Department of Finance, FIU Business

9:30 - 10:30 am

Introduction to Banking Technology- The Shift From Value Chains To Industry Stacks This session focuses on the digital evolution of banking technology architecture and the growing importance of having agile platforms that can adapt to a fast moving, disruptive environment.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key elements and technologies of a digital banking architecture and what is the value of digital and open banking for the bank, its partners and customers.
  • Explain what are the key advantages of a unified digital banking strategy and platform
  • Identify the technological path for digital transformation and the evolution of a digital platform within the organization Ricardo Zuasti, Chief Product Officer, Technisys

10:30 - 10:45 am

Coffee and Networking Break

10:45 - 11:45 am

Strategic Planning For Innovation and Differentiation Surviving, thriving and growing a legacy bank in today's highly disruptive environment requires banks to rethink their approaches to the market and how to differentiate their products and services to meet changing costumer tastes and demands.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what makes a good strategy for Banks in today's digitally disruptive environment
  • Explain what are the key advantages of Marketing a Niche strategy for your Institution
  • Identify clear Objectives and Priorities and niche opportunities in your market and prioritize based on established ROI criteria Phil Haumiller, Banking Consultant

11:45 - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Culture- Promoting Intrapreneurship & Building a Banking Transformation Team One of the biggest hurdles facing banks is how to transform highly structured, hierarchical corporate structures into more agile, creative environments that can tap into their team's experience and "intrapreneurial" spirit to compete against a growing array of challengers.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to launch products in eight weeks and build a coalition of intrapreneurs at all levels of the organization.
  • Explain the key differences between intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship.
  • Identify the essential coalition for catalyzing exponential change.

Gregory Larkin, author of This May Get Me Fired: A Manual For Thriving in the Corporate Entrepreneurial Environment

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Introduction to Banking Technology- Multichannel integration challenges in cloud era. This session focuses on different approach to build a consistent multichannel experience that support digital transformation initiatives.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the existing patterns to deal with legacy core applications.
  • Explain the different techniques associated to consistent customer experiences.
  • Describe architecture requirements for agile development teams.
  • Identify integration process for different user experiences.

Lalo Steinman, Cloud Digital transformation Latin America, Microsoft

3:00 - 3:15 pm Coffee and Networking Break

3:15 - 4:15 pm
Intro to Blockchain for Banking Blockchain has emerged as a potentially transformative technology that is poised to revolutionize the financial industry. The technology holds promise of allowing banks to process payments faster and more accurately while reducing processing costs and friction points amongst many other applications. Understanding the basics of this technology and its potential is critical for any banker seeking to participate in the industry's transformation.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of blockchain technology
  • Understand the essential areas and use-cases regarding blockchain technology and how it's disrupting the finance industry

Krishnan Dandapani, Professor, Department of Finance, Florida International University

4:15 - 5:15 pm
Closing Session - Panel on "where do we go from here" This closing session examines how banking leaders confront the challenges they face in adapting their institutions to changing consumer tastes and emerging competitors while managing a complex business in a highly regulated environment.

Deanne Butchey, moderator Ray Ruga, co-Founder, Fintech Americas 2 Industry Representatives (not previous speakers)

5:15 pm



Joanne Li

Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA is Dean, Professor of Finance and Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair at the Florida International University College of Business., an AACSB-accredited college. As dean, she leads the college’s Landon Undergraduate School and Chapman Graduate School, as well as its executive educati...

Ray Ruga

I am a banking innovation entrepreneur focused on transforming the Industry in the Americas to make it fast, agile and efficient enough to provide financial services to all segments of society. My Company, Fintech Americas, is a highly focused media, marketing and educational platform that seeks ...

Deanne Butchey

Deanne Butchey is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance at Florida International University (FIU) and holds a PhD in Finance. Before joining FIU, Dr. Butchey worked as an Investment Banker and Financial Services Stock Research Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston in their Toronto office...

Ricardo Zuasti

Committed to innovation and digital banking projects since 1999, Ricardo Zuasti oversees all research and development of Cyberbank Core and Cyberbank Omnichannel solutions. His vision is improving people’s life through technology. Additionally, Ricardo has been an experienced tech entrepreneur, a...

Phil Haumiller

Phil brings 50 years of banking and banking related experience. In those fifty years, he has been a banker, worked for a core banking software provider designing banking software, been a banking and bank technology consultant. During his career, he has worked with banks throughout the United Stat...

Gregory Larkin

Greg Larkin has built some of the most transformative products of our time for some of the biggest companies on Earth, including Google, Bloomberg and PWC. He’s launched 33 products across the Fortune 500 and in startups. The ones that worked possessed the following characteristics: Great produ...

Lalo Steinman

Lalo Steinmann es arquitecto .NET y ha trabajado en Microsoft los últimos 5 años. En los últimos 18 meses lo ha hecho como responsable de estrategia tecnológica de plataforma de aplicaciones para Latino America en las oficinas de Microsoft Latin America (Miami, USA). Posee una trayectoria de más ...

Krishnan Dandapani

Dr. Dandapani has 15 years experience in performing research and financial analysis for corporations, governments, and institutions throughout the world. He was the principal investigator for "The Financial Implications of the Latin American Trade Block," a research project based on statistical a...

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