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…

CFTE announces new board members – Press Release


CFTE Announces New Board Members from Harvard Business School, Holberton School, Hong Kong University, Imperial College and London Business School to Join Edtech Project for Financial Services. June 6th 2017, London – The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) is building the future of online education in finance with an Edtech platform that aims to help finance professionals adapt to a rapidly changing industry. Today, CFTE announces the nomination of five new board members, all with outstanding credentials who are world-renowned experts in their fields. Gillian Cribbs and Sylvain Kalache join the advisory board, while Prof Andrei Kirilenko, Prof Douglas Arner and Prof Karim Lakhani join the academic board. As a collective, the board will enhance CFTE’s capabilities to deliver on its mission to provide professionals with a lifelong education in finance. (more…)

CFTE has launched! And it’s about finance, technology and entrepreneurship…


Very exciting to be writing our first post, and it's to announce the launch of CFTE! The Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE for friends...) is an initiative of The Disruptive Group and is founded by Huy Nguyen Trieu and Tram Anh Nguyen. We're also announcing our two first board members, the very high profile Claire Calmejane in London and the equally impressive Janos Barberis in Hong Kong. You can read all of this in the very formal press release below - don't worry, we're starting the blog with a press release, but there will be much more interesting content later! [caption id="attachment_27" align="aligncenter" width="479"] In a tech world, we bet on people[/caption] CFTE launches, aims to help finance professionals adapt to Fintech world, and announces 2 board members. (more…)