CFTE Releases Free Online Course to Understand GDPR


April 12th, 2018, London: The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is pleased to announce the release of a free, online short course on the upcoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The course explains the nuances of the upcoming GDPR and its implications for businesses. It also explores the rationale behind the regulation, current trends in personal data use, and what organizations can do to get ready for the new law. About GDPR Fully applicable as of May 25th, 2018, the GDPR raises the bar for the protection of personal data of individuals in the European Union. The scope of the regulation is far-reaching, as it not only targets EU-based companies but in certain cases, organizations based outside of EU borders may be affected as well. Most importantly, the GDPR empowers data protection authorities to impose fines of up to EUR 20 million or 4% of an organization’s worldwide…

CFTE at Money20/20 Asia 2018 – the prelude


Roll out the red carpet because on March 13th the worlds leading Fintech and payment event series will hold their first event in Asia. Money20/20 Asia 2018 will be held in ASEAN Fintech capital, Singapore, a city fast-becoming synonymous with the booming ASEAN marketplace for Fintech solutions.  CFTE at Money20/20 Yet Again For our part, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that our co-founders Huy Nguyen Trieu and Tram Anh Nguyen have been invited back to speak at the event. Last year, at Money20/20 Europe, they had the honour of becoming became the first couple to speak at a Money20/20 event. This time around, against the backdrop of Marina Bay Sands, Huy and Tram Anh will speak alongside the industries top name including Ghela Boskovich, Ravi Menon, Anthony Tan and Peter van der Does to name a few. Tram Anh’s talk In last year’s event, Tram Anh delivered a highly engaging presentation “Will Your…

Fintech a Chance for Greater Diversity?


As the shift to digital finance gathers pace and the need for relevant Fintech education grows, the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship is pleased to reveal that a study of learners from Around Fintech in 8 Hours, a new online Fintech foundation course, has found a high degree of diversity among our learners from the first two sessions. The study revealed the following findings: 40% of learners are women 60% of learners come from a non-financial background Learners come from 35+ different countries As the Fintech sector becomes more prominent within financial services, the need for Fintech literate talent is increasing. From the outset, CFTE’s central mission has been to empower professionals to enter the Fintech space through the democratisation of Fintech knowledge. Around Fintech in 8 Hours is the first step in this mission. The objective of the course is to reach as broad an audience as possible…

CFTE opens registration for second session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours at Singapore Fintech Festival


Following the success of the first session of Around Fintech in 8 Hours, an online Fintech Foundation course, CFTE is pleased to announce that registrations for the second session, which is released on 11th December, have opened. And to celebrate Singapore Fintech Festival, there is a special £50 discount off the course (discount code: ‘SFFCFTE’) valid until Sunday 19th November 11.59pm. The announcement was made at CFTE’s inaugural event in Singapore, The Future of Finance, the central focus of which was helping professionals understand how to build new skills in a world of digital finance.   [caption id="attachment_715" align="alignnone" width="800"] CFTE co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen outlining CFTE's vision for education in finance[/caption] It was the stage for the graduation ceremony for participants from the first session to collect their certificates – some of them flying from Australia or Africa - and was held in partnership with LATTICE80, the world’s largest Fintech…

CFTE Partners with SuperCharger to Develop Human Capital in Fintech


New Partnership Designed to Accelerate the Fintech Learning Curve We are excited to announce a new partnership with SuperCharger - the largest Fintech accelerator in Asia. So often learning happens in isolation, especially when considering professional development. However, in an age of technology where we are trying to get professionals to understand distinctly foreign concepts such as machine learning and blockchain, we believe the best way to facilitate their comprehension of such concepts is through learning by doing. The partnership with SuperCharger will enable us to accomplish just that. SuperCharged ecosystem SuperCharger attracts some of the most innovative Fintech startups to its accelerator programmes. Using the help of a number of key partners, they go against the clock to take their solution to market over the course of the programme. What SuperCharger has created is a microcosm of the new Fintech ecosystem, where a number of different parties work together to accelerate the innovation process. By bringing this…

CFTE working with MAS to help ASEAN finance professionals acquire the skills of Finance 2.0


CFTE working to partner with Singapore's financial regulatory body, MAS, with the intention to establish its first international education hub in Singapore.   The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) has signalled its intention today to set up its first international hub in Singapore. CFTE has been working closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to formalise plans to expand CFTE’s education initiative to ASEAN. The objective is to train finance professionals in technology-related skills to help them transition to a world of digital finance, both in Singapore and in the ASEAN region.   Tram Anh Nguyen, CFTE’s Co-founder, said:  "I strongly believe that in a world dominated by technology, people must remain at the centre of society and organisations, and that education and training are key to help individuals adapt to a fast changing world. Singapore and MAS have a very comprehensive strategy about human capital and we are…

CFTE announces additional board members from Citi, HSBC, Ping An and Teach On Mars


We are very happy and proud to announce that 4 exceptional people are joining our boards: - Ronit Ghose, Global Head of Bank Research at Citi - Christophe Chazot, Global Head of Innovation at HSBC (on sabbatical) - Ericson Chan, CEO of Ping An Technology - Vincent Desnot, CEO of Teach On Mars. This is being announced at Money 20/20 in Copenhagen, where our co-founders are also making the news: they are the first couple ever to be both speakers at the largest Fintech event in Europe. Huy has already spoken today (about core banking technologies), while Tram Anh will speak twice on Wednesday (about the jobs of tomorrow in finance and on financial inclusion). Ronit, Christophe, Ericson and Vincent are joining the 7 other board members, Christophe and Vincent on the academic board, and Ronit and Ericson on the advisory board. Welcome to all of them! You can find the full press release here If…

Disruptive duo becomes first couple to take the stage at Money 20/20


A first for CFTE and Money 20/20 Money 20/20 kicks off next Monday in Copenhagen, and CFTE will be in town. We’ve been told that Money 20/20 has seen father and son speakers, brothers together on stage, but never a couple. Well, all that’s about to change. At CFTE, we love being disruptive and are proud to announce our Co-founders, Tram Anh and Huy, will be the first couple ever to talk at the largest Fintech event in Europe! And they have an amazing agenda in store for everyone... (more…)

CFTE’s Weekly Stories #1


What we’ve been up to this week... Huy Nguyen Trieu, our Co-founder & CEO of The Disruptive Group, had the pleasure to talk at Moneyconf 2017 in Madrid. No tapas & Sangria's though! Why MoneyConf? "Where the world's biggest banks and Tech firms meet" says the BBC. Pretty obvious we were going to be there right? In fact, Huy was invited to talk on the Central Stage about Blockchain and its current & future development; to answer the one question on everyone's mind: (more…)

Choose your first step to Finance 2.0


We are starting our collaborative content creation scheme and as future member of our platform you are invited to shape it as you'd like it to be! Therefore, if you had the best FinTech experts in front of you ready to give you a class and provide you some key knowledge on Finance 2.0, what would you choose first? Take 2 minutes to shape your career: Choose Why are we asking?  We will start to BETA TEST our MVP very shortly and we want you to have a say on the platform. What is an MVP? The Minimum Viable Product is a concept defined by Eric Ries in his Lean Startup « bible ». The MVP is the core of your dream product. It is meant to cut ideas to the essential to test the Value Proposition on a target market (and improve it quickly): We are developing our platform’s…