Unravelling the Tech in Fintech

In this short course, you will delve into the technology aspects of Fintech, from the fundamental reasons of why technology is having such an impact on finance to key technologies such as cloud computing and blockchain.

This course will give you a strong understanding of how Technology is fueling the transformation of the Financial Services industry.

Key Catalysts For the Financial Revolution is the second course of the Fintech Specialisation - CFTE's programme designed for finance professionals to get a comprehensive understanding of the tech disruption of Finance.

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Upon finishing the course, you will:

  • Recognise how finance and technology are intertwined

  • Get to know how Blockchain and Cloud Computing work and how they transform the industrial landscape.

  • Develop a general understanding of the technologies in play, seize their impact and be able to identify inherent opportunities and challenges

Andrei Kirilenko

Meet your Senior Lecturer

Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College London. His experiences spans from Chief Economist at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission to Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan and Co-Director of the MIT Centre for Finance and Policy. He is a world expert on technology in markets, including algorithmic and high frequency trading. He designed and taught the first Fintech courses at Imperial College London.

Andrei Kirilenko

Course curriculum

  • 01


    • Welcome!

    • Fintech Handbook

    • Curriculum and Course Outline

    • CFTE Virtual Campus

    • Ask Us Anything and Join CFTE Community!

    • Tell Us More About You

  • 02

    1. The importance of Technologies in Finance

  • 03

    2. The Mobile Revolution

    • Challenges

    • ➖➖➖➖ Senior Lecture ➖➖➖➖

    • Mobile data encryption

    • Challenges

    • ➖➖➖➖ Industry View ➖➖➖➖

    • The future of banking: digital or physical?

    • Fintech Innovation Process

    • Readings

    • Exam

    • ➖➖➖➖ Update ➖➖➖➖

  • 04

    3. Cloud Computing

    • Challenges

    • ➖➖➖➖ Senior Lecture ➖➖➖➖

    • An automated trading market with the use of cloud computing

    • Challenges

    • ➖➖➖➖ Industry View ➖➖➖➖

    • Implementation of API into Financial Services

    • PSD2 and its impact on the use of APIs

    • Readings

    • Exam

    • ➖➖➖➖ Update ➖➖➖➖

  • 05

    4. Blockchain

    • Challenges

    • ➖➖➖➖ Senior Lecture ➖➖➖➖

    • The building blocks of Blockchain

    • Challenges

    • ➖➖➖➖ Industry View ➖➖➖➖

    • Blockchain Implementation

    • Readings

    • Exam

    • ➖➖➖➖ Update ➖➖➖➖

  • 06

    Picking Andrei's brain

    • Picking Andrei's Brain

  • 07

    That's It!

    • Congratulations & Welcome to CFTE Community!

    • We Want To Learn From YOU!

    • Progress to get your Specialization in Fintech!

What's in it for you?

  • Course 2

    This is the 2nd Course within the "Fintech" Specialisation

  • 2 Hours to Complete

    Learn on your own schedule, whenever you want, wherever you want, with a host of engaging content

  • Accredited Certificate

    An Accredited Certificate from CFTE will validate your completion of the course.

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