Carnegie Mellon University

Leveraging Financial Technology 

Transform your ability to harness the power of FinTech to change the competitive landscape of finance.

online | $1,500

Accelerating technological change continues to rock the financial services industry, challenging managers to keep pace – or risk getting left behind. Not only do you need to strategically position for today, but more importantly, proactively anticipate tomorrow.

Whether you have responsibilities in a fledgling start-up or established organization, in financial services, technology, or regulation, you need a solid understanding to successfully navigate these uncharted waters with agility. Let the leading experts from Carnegie Mellon – a recognized front-runner in fields that include business, computer science, and engineering – help you to enhance your insight and develop the skills necessary to identify and leverage both the opportunities and challenges presented by these disruptive technologies. This workshop from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business will enable you return to work with the tools to keep you on the leading edge, now and in the future.

Key Takeaways

  • Build a thorough understanding of current technologies and their impact on the varying financial sectors.
  • Explore and understand cryptocurrencies, both relevant applications and limitations. 
  • Learn to anticipate and identify future trends, their impact, and the opportunities and challenges they present.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for leaders with responsibilities within the finance, technology, entrepreneurial, and regulatory environments.

Program Topics

Data Analytics: Impact on Finance

Machine learning does for data what the industrial revolution did for production. It has and will have a large impact on finance. How does data-driven lending, for example, change the competitive landscape of financial intermediation?

Technology of Cryptocurrency and Decentralized Blockchain Ledgers

Bitcoin launched in 2008. A decade later, there are hundreds of cryptocurrencies. Even central banks contemplate launching their own version of a digital currency. Bitcoin and digital currencies are a good use case to explore the two core fintech behind digital currencies.

Smart Contracts and Corporate Blockchain

Cryptography and decentralized recordkeeping (blockchain) are not just useful for tracking money balances. Any data can be stored in a blockchain. How do these non-financial blockchains work (to keep land records, food providence, and so on)? More importantly, what are the benefits and costs for such a design? Closely related to tracking balances in a decentralized blockchain is recoding contingent-balances.

Evaluating Trends and Insights for the Future

FinTech encompasses all aspects of finance. Fin has been Tech since the beginning (the abacus!). Understanding where finance might be in the future requires an understanding of the forefront of technologies today. Distilling the key insight of a new technology, perhaps separate from its imperfect current use case.

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