South Africa: FinTech Circle, CiTi to Launch FinTech Academy

 

London based FinTech Circle and South Africa’s The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) are launching The FinTech Academy in South Africa next month.

The FinTech Academy is an internationally successful program aimed at C-Level executives with limited time but who need a deep dive into global best practice in FinTech.

The two day curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of key areas of FinTech which would normally take between nine months and a year to attain in normal working circumstances.

The FinTech Academy have combined international expertise, along with local core capability to bridge the cutting edge of FinTech trends internationally.

The FinTech Academy Africa, as it is known, will use a modified curriculum relevant to Africans. The curriculum will be based on the international bestselling The FinTech Book©.

“We have seen enormous interest in the Academy, in Europe and we are delighted to be in a position to enable this knowledge transfer to the African Continent. We envisage running at least two Masterclass sessions per year, in South Africa,” said Susanne Chishti, co-author of The FinTech Book©.

Participants in FinTech Academy Africa will be immersed in the global FinTech trends relevant to their career advancement and executive decision making in this area.

The program will be delivered by international experts. Also, South African based Blockchain Academy will be presenting the training on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

The FinTech Academy Africa will take place on April 24 – 25, 2017 in Johannesburg. You can get your tickets here.

“Board directors and Executive Committee members are increasingly being called upon to make far reaching strategic business decisions in areas effected by rapidly developing disruptive technology. The curriculum of the FinTech Academy has been specifically developed to fast track their knowledge, support decision making and also to future proof their careers,” said Ian Merrington, CiTi’s CEO.

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