The growing emergence of Fintech in recent years has disrupted the traditional functions in the banking and finance industry. Therefore, it is crucial that our students are aware and appreciative of the impact of technology in their field of study. Based on the focus of Fintech in our Final Year Project (FYP) undertaken by our Year 3 students from the Diploma in Banking & Finance and Diploma in Financial Informatics, as well as the schools’ efforts to elevate the industry engagement for effective learning, the Fintech Introductory Workshop was organised for the FYP students as part of their pre-FYP preparation learning programme. In collaboration with our industry partners, three esteemed speakers were invited to the workshop:
The first speaker was Mr Chia Hock Lai, Founding President of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). He shared insights into the financial technology revolution and disruption as well as Fintech trends & opportunities.
The second speaker was Mr Branson Lee, CEO and Co-Founder of ecxx.com. He educated our students on areas of Digital Currencies, Blockchain & IOT as well as the potential of these technologies in the areas of Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI and Machine Learning in Finance.
The third speaker was Mr Felix Tan, Managing Director of The FinLab. Mr Tan shared his experience on fintech ventures including appreciating the creation of a real-life start up and corporate innovation project. He also talked about some success stories of start-ups by The FinLab and entrepreneurial journeys in Fintech start-ups.