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Fintech & Innovation


This is the start of the next wave of business transformation and innovation. This wave of transformation and innovation is driven by disruptive technology, changing demographics, and the rise of new early, yet creative adopters who understand the potential of technology.  For the trailblazers in the industry, they have ventured to unknown territory by leveraging on technology to create new business models, new operating models, new delivery models and an enhanced way to manage customer relationship. 

With these challenge on hands, financial institutions are now embarking on transforming themselves and bringing innovation to their business in order to remain relevant in the industry and survive. The pressure to transform and innovate is tremendous.  Traditional players have to rethink their strategies, create new business and operating models, products/services to stay ahead of their traditional competitors and at the same time keeping pace with new wave competitors. 


Date(s): 7 January 2020
Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Venue: Level 8 @ 80RR 80 Robinson Road
Closing Date:
31 December 2019
Course Fee: Standard: S$642.00   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Light refreshments
  • Course materials
  • Prevailing GST
  • Complimentary lunch


Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

1. Appreciate the changing financial services and technological landscape

2. Understand the world of FinTech, the disruption and impact on existing financial services industry.

3. Be familiar with the financial services, and technological terms in the FinTech world

4. Gain a broad understanding of innovation and entrepreneurial adoption in a transformative and disruptive landscape, the fundamental issues related to transformation and innovation in the industry.

5. Gain insights to real use cases via a learning journey to an organisation in this field.


1. Future of financial services and technology landscape

2. Financial services industry trending, transformation and impact

3. Technology trending, adoption and impact (Mobile First, IoT)

4. FinTech - digitalisation, and democratization of financial services (players, models, value propositions)

5. Crunching big data for clear insights (Analytics and Machine Learning)

6. Regulatory environment in a disruptive landscape

7. Understand the drivers of transformation and innovation

8. Innovation journey, steps, missteps, structure and process

9. Entrepreneurial mindset in a disruptive landscape

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Low, Edgar

Edgar Low is a practitioner, an established thought leader, lecturer and trainer in the financial services industry and academia.  He has more than 35 years of experience in managing banking, business consulting and lecturing.  During his corporate career, he specialized in helping his banking clients to develop business and operational strategies as well as implemented major transformation changes. During his career, he led numerous regional banking consulting assignments, especially in strategy and transformation engagements.

He has hands-on experience in the banking industry, with vast practical experience in managing banking business, taking on many responsibilities in areas such as corporate lending, retail banking management, branch management, product and services development, risk management, systems development, information technology resources management, procedural improvements, and operational controls.  Edgar held senior managerial positions during his career. 

As teaching has always been one of his societal responsibilities, he started his career in academia at Singapore Management University as an adjunct lecturer. He teaches students pursuing master degree course. He is also a consultant at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University and an associate lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.  He is a principal training consultant Singapore FinTech Academy.  He previously taught at a financial institution under the recommendation of the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore.  He was also an appointed lecturer of the Ministry of Education and taught at the Department of Business Administration, Polytechnics in Singapore for many years

Lim, Jim

Jim is currently an advisor to a Digital Health JV company in SEA. He is also adjunct lecturer for Huawei University, NUS and SUSS. Prior to these, Jim was the Global Senior Director in Group Chief Transformation Office in Huawei Technologies and Regional Chief Technology Officer for strategic digital transformation projects in APAC. These multiple roles focus on transformation (including Digitalizationinitiatives) cross industries (e.g. Telco, Smart Nation/City, Retail, Healthcare, Logistics, Agriculture), domains (e.g. Cloud, IoT, Big Data, Mobile Money, Connectivity) and aspects (e.g. Business Modelling, Customer Journey, Design Thinking, Org. Change)

With more than 20 years of high tech and ICT industry experiences in Business, Customer & Project Management, Jim has proven track records in exceeding client/partners expectations and strong in providing business and strategic advice to complement the technicality of the initiatives and programs

Suitable for learners to understand and familiarize the world of FinTech, the changing financial services and technological landscape and their impact.
Standard Course Fee S$642.00
Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses1


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 2


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)3


Workfare Training Support (WTS)4

Standard Course Fee $642.00
Course fee payable after funding or subsidy, if eligible under various schemes
Course fee payable after Discount^

NTU/NIE Alumni


NTUC Member

- All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
- SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable.
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