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Learn Fintech Trends with Stanford’s Center for Professional Development

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Last updated on November 12, 2020

If you are a financial executive, manager, investor, or regulatory agent based in China or India, the Stanford Center for Professional Development’s newest fintech digital learning course is for you.

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When it comes to technology trends, the term “disruption” is used a lot—and in the case of  fintech (e.g., the financial technology sector), this description is true. If you are an executive, manager, investor, or regulatory agent, chances are fintech trends have impacted your business—and will continue to do so. 

The Stanford State-of-the-Art Series: FinTech Landscape, a digital learning course designed especially for executives, helps professionals leverage the latest fintech trends to drive innovation in fast-paced technology environments. Take this course to get a deeper understanding of how to view fintech as an opportunity, rather than a challenge.

Held over two weekends, this program takes a close look at the fintech landscape as a whole, emphasizing how financial technology—blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI, machine learning, and future trading platforms—are already impacting financial ecosystems around the world, and provides actionable tools you can use right now to position your organization for success.    

You can take the class wherever you call home. With The FinTech Landscape course, Stanford faculty comes to you. It is all possible with cutting-edge Live technology.  

Learn anywhere with Live

All you need to attend class is a laptop or tablet. Live-to-device technology connects you with Stanford professors and instructors in real time for a digital classroom experience that rivals being there. Get live feedback and answers to your questions as though you were sitting in a classroom with your instructors. Choose the location that is convenient for you, and with your computer and Internet connection, you are all set. 

Learn more about how Live technology works.  

Stanford FinTech Landscape—Course information

FORMAT: Live Digital Classroom Experience

DURATION: Eight hours of Live delivery + two hours of independent study

DATES: May 22 and May 29, 2020

TIME: 7:00-11:20PM PDT


On completing the program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Stanford Center for Professional Development

Stanford FinTech Landscape—Course sessions

The FinTech Landscape

  • Understand the origins of FinTech and its main players.

  • Learn how FinTech is changing the financial industry.

  • Explore the role of blockchain and cryptocurrencies within FinTech.

Business Implications and Implementations of FinTech

  • Realize the business impacts of recent financial technology trends.

  • Learn to overcome the main challenges organizations face.

 AI and ML Impacts on Enterprises

  • Learn to leverage machine learning to make smart decisions.

  • Explore the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence in the FinTech landscape.

Disruptive Business Models

  • Discover the major disrupters upending traditional business models.

  • Understand the impact of hype cycles in product development.

  • Explore strategies for succeeding in today’s market.

Technology for Futures Trading Platforms

  • Understand the influence of cutting-edge technologies on futures trading platforms.

 Note: Program sessions and content are subject to change

Stanford FinTech Landscape—Faculty Bios

Study with top Stanford faculty and instructors*:

Haim Mendelson

Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers Professor of Electronic Business and Commerce, and Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Mohsen Bayati

Associate Professor of Operations, Information & Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Lawrence Rufrano

Executive Director for AFTLab and Affiliates Program, Stanford Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Balaji Prabhakar

VMWare Founders Professor of Computer Science, Stanford Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

*Faculty and instructors subject to change

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Stanford Center for Professional Development. 

Study with world-class Stanford faculty from anywhere in the world, and discover the power of financial technology. Enroll in the Stanford FinTech Landscape course, and set your business up for success.