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Fintech - Innovative Banking

Fintech: Innovative Banking Programme - Executive Education at Imperial
Oct 31—Nov 1
2 days
London, United Kingdom
GBP 2950 ≈USD 3753
GBP 1475 per day

How it works


Fintech can be defined as the application of digital technologies to create, record, transfer and manage financial value and risk. We will focus on three areas of fintech that are of particular interest to bankers.

The first area of focus is the distributed ledger technology also knows as blockchain. Did you know that blockchain itself combines digital technologies that originated in cryptography and computer science? We will play with these technologies to get a hands-on understanding of how blockchain might be useful for bankers.

The second area of focus is digital identity. Did you ever think that in the future banks may be in the business of guarding the digital identities of their customers? We will delve into the attributes of digital identity and see what the future might hold.

The third area is digital money and digital payments. You probably have read about the central banks and regulators around the world preparing the groundwork for the issuance of digital currencies. You may have also read about bitcoin mining, digital tokens and smart contracts. We will discuss how various technologies are changing what is considered valuable in the digital space and what regulators might support.

In partnership with the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, this engaging programme has been designed to encompass thought leadership from academic experts, tech developments from leading disruptors and also practical insights from industry.

The programme includes presentations, individual learning, group work, and high impact discussions encouraging all participants to challenge the status quo in their business. Participants will turn disruption on it’s head – playing out practical experiential techniques where they will not only get to grips with technologies, but shift organisational culture to lead in Fintech.


  • Develop a hands-on understanding of fintech for bankers
  • Gain insights into technologies that are changing how banking is done
  • Learn how to prepare yourself for the changes that are underway

Programme content

Key topics:

  • Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Digital Identity
  • Digital Money and Cryptocurrencies
  • Digital Payments

Who should attend

The following roles within global banking, retail banking, building societies, management consultancies, professional services and asset management:

  • Managers who need to prepare for disruptive innovations and challenges coming out of the fintech ecosystem
  • Managers and project directors who need to better understand areas of fintech relevant to their line of work
  • Heads of strategy and innovation


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