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…

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 Working with Bo Le Associates to Address Growing Opportunities for Fintech Jobs


Furthering our commitment to help professionals working in finance to take advantage of the job opportunities being created by technological innovation, we are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Bo Le Associates. Bo Le Associates is an international executive search services provider, the largest in Asia. They operate across a number of industries including the financial services. With Asia fast growing Fintech ecosystem creating demand for Fintech jobs, we look forward to working with Bo Le to ensure their clientele, CEOs and senior executives of Asia’s fastest-growing companies can access CFTEs talent pool. Please access the full press release here. To learn more about the Fintech courses we will soon be launching, register your email below: First Name Surname Email Address For regular updates, follow us on social media for the latest CFTE updates: LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

CFTE and LATTICE80 Partner to Make FinTech more Accessible to Finance Professionals


  CFTE and LATTICE80 Fintech Partnership to accelerate the development of the global FinTech ecosystem With the launch of our first FinTech course in Q4 2017 just around the corner, we are delighted to announce our partnership with LATTICE80. LATTICE80 is a rapidly expanding global Fintech hub with operations in major Fintech centers such as Singapore, London, and India. The international hubs it is building in collaboration with national governments and the FinTech community attract companies building some of the most innovative products and services for the finance industry. A partnership designed to help our students The partnership with LATTICE80 will help to accelerate the learning curve for our students by connecting them to the companies within LATTICE80's rapidly expanding network. This is important because to understand Finance 2.0 and the dramatic transformation occurring in the financial industry, students must understand the real world applications of FinTech. Thus, the LATTICE80 partnership will enable us to provide…

How to innovate in finance? Start with the Oxford Fintech programme.


  Huy completes elite lineup for the Oxford Fintech Programme Oxford Said Business School is launching their first online Fintech courses, and we're very proud that our own Co-founder, Huy Nguyen Trieu, will lead the module on innovation in finance. He'll be in very impressive company, the other instructors are: Peter Tufano - the Dean of Oxford Said. David Shrier - MIT's futurist who also led the very successful MIT Fintech courses. Nir Vulkan - associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School and a leading authority on e-commerce and market design. Alex Pentland - a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and advisor to the Tencent Research Foundation and the Government of Estonia. Huy's Innovation Module Huy will teach about one of his favourite topics: innovation in finance, and how Fintech startups, banks and tech giants are rapidly transforming the finance industry, the challenges and opportunities from this…

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…