The trainer has over 20 years’ commercial, operational and technical experience working for commercial/investment banks (UBS/Deutsche Bank), a central bank and regulator (the Bank of England), a management consultancy firm (A.T. Kearney) and a global technology company (Fujitsu). He brings depth in terms of operational knowledge, and breadth in terms of sector knowledge from Utilities through to Media and Entertainment. The trainer has held front and back office roles in global investment banks, senior operations and technology strategy roles, and was a General Manager at Fujitsu. The trainer has worked in architecturally complex environments, grappling with the challenge of reconciling legacy and leading edge technologies. Operationally, he has run large, client sensitive platforms demanding high levels of availability.
Regulatory, Tax and Compliance
Developments in FinTech are transforming financial services with blockchain and distributed ledger technology at the forefront. Both The Wall Street Journal and The Economist have described it as technology that could change the world. However, the application of the underlying technology goes well beyond financial services. Blockchain allows the creation of bespoke digital currencies to support commercial transactions which can be linked to smart contracts. The immutable nature of blockchain allows the provenance of transactions, goods and services to be recorded indefinitely. The cryptographic ecosystem supporting blockchain is perfect for managing the protection, distribution and monetisation of content for Media and Entertainment businesses. Digital currencies allow the tokenisation of service delivery and from Manufacturing, through to Healthcare, use cases for this nascent technology abound.
The underlying blockchains and cryptography provide technical solutions that are novel and clever, which are very different to the way current technology operates. Importantly, because they remove the need for trusted supplier intermediaries, they offer solutions which are potentially more competitive than traditional IT solutions.
This course provides a grounded and sector relevant introduction to blockchain and related digital currency technology. Starting from first principles, the course approaches the technology from a number of different perspectives providing foundational knowledge that will enable delegates to return to their own organisations with a clear understanding of how this important technology impacts the bottom line.
This course is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using blockchain technology, assisted through practical demonstrations and examples. It also includes an introduction to digital currency trading. It will leave people with real sense of its full potential.