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About the course

Technology has undeniably changed how financial markets and institutions function.

Every part of the financial value chain is being “disrupted” by digital innovations. Credit decisions are becoming automated, our payment system is digital and human investment advisors are being replaced with algorithms, just to name a few. Each change brings new questions.

How can we best take advantage of the data generated by digital transactions? How are new technologies disrupting an industry previously built on personal relationships? Can new technologies such as blockchains improve transparency in financial markets and corporate governance? What concerns arise when your retirement fund is managed entirely by software?

This 2-day interactive program has been designed by two leading experts in the field, to provide managers and investors with the skills and knowledge to stay ahead of the wave of change.

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Update your understanding of financial and lending markets
  • Understand how technology is transforming finance
  • Consider what this means for financial services professionals and the consumers of financial services
  • Explore and develop ideas and opportunities for change and innovation through technology within your organization

Personal benefits

The concepts and skills taught in the Program will prepare you and your organization for the inevitable further convergence of finance and technology.

You will:

  • Gain an appreciation for the increased speed of information, and its impact on faster markets, financial advice and trading strategy.
  • Discover how big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are disrupting lending markets and investing.
  • Understand the concept and promise of blockchain technologies.

Organizational benefits

Bring leading Fintech concepts and theories into your organization.

  • Realize the potential for distributed ledgers to revolutionize corporate governance through real-time accounting and ownership transparency.
  • Complement traditional finance and accounting knowledge with modern technologies.
  • Drive innovation by challenging conventional financial wisdom.
  • Mitigate risk presented by a sea change of innovation

Program content

PROGRAM PREVIEW:

Day-1: How faster information dissemination is changing the markets for advice and trading

  • Learn how hard and soft information are disseminated through non-traditional venues such as social media and informal information networks
  • Understand why faster information means faster markets
  • Learn how machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data are altering the investing landscape
  • Understand why more hard information means your financial advisor may be a robot

Day-2: How artificial intelligence and blockchains are changing the market for lending and corporate governance

  • Learn what artificial intelligence, machine learning and big-data techniques mean for lending
  • Understand how automated lending and peer-to-peer lending have the potential to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation outside of finance
  • Understand what the distributed ledger and blockchain technology mean for corporate governance

Personal benefits

The concepts and skills taught in the Program will prepare you and your organization for the inevitable further convergence of finance and technology.

You will:

  • Gain an appreciation for the increased speed of information, and its impact on faster markets, financial advice and trading strategy.
  • Discover how big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are disrupting lending markets and investing.
  • Understand the concept and promise of blockchain technologies.

Organizational benefits

Bring leading Fintech concepts and theories into your organization.

  • Realize the potential for distributed ledgers to revolutionize corporate governance through real-time accounting and ownership transparency.
  • Complement traditional finance and accounting knowledge with modern technologies.
  • Drive innovation by challenging conventional financial wisdom.
  • Mitigate risk presented by a sea change of innovation.

Program content

PROGRAM PREVIEW:

Day-1: How faster information dissemination is changing the markets for advice and trading

  • Learn how hard and soft information are disseminated through non-traditional venues such as social media and informal information networks
  • Understand why faster information means faster markets
  • Learn how machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data are altering the investing landscape
  • Understand why more hard information means your financial advisor may be a robot

Day-2: How artificial intelligence and blockchains are changing the market for lending and corporate governance

  • Learn what artificial intelligence, machine learning and big-data techniques mean for lending
  • Understand how automated lending and peer-to-peer lending have the potential to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation outside of finance
  • Understand what the distributed ledger and blockchain technology mean for corporate governance

Who should attend

The program is widely applicable to anyone interested in navigating the transformative forces in finance.While this includes senior managers, traders, compliance officers and client-facing financial professionals – those with an interest in personal investments and disruptive technology will find the content equally valuable.

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Evan Dudley

Assistant Professor Evan Dudley’s research interests are in corporate finance with a focus on the capital-raising process and firms’ capital structures. He obtained a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Rochester and is a former faculty member of the University of Florida, where he taught ...

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Ryan Riordan

Associate Professor & Distinguished Professor of Finance Ryan is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Finance at Smith School of Business. Ryan studies how investors and exchanges use technology, in particular high-frequency trading systems, and the impact of these sy...

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