Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic and London’s Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) launches AI in Finance (AIF), an online programme


Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and London-based Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) will jointly launch the first industry-led AI in Finance (AIF) online course on June 24, 2018. Over 20 finance and technology thought leaders and insiders will come together to share key fundamentals and real-life case studies on how AI is reshaping the finance industry worldwide. The accredited course updates finance professionals and technologists on the AI revolution and creates an online community of learners and experts in AI to connect and network for future collaborations.

“Although the course is designed to give participants an understanding of the fundamentals of AI, we do not intend it to be a theoretical programme. Instead, it will provide an industry overview of AI, with observations from industry insiders and thought leaders from the US to China,” said Mr. Patrice Choong, Director for The Sandbox, NP’s innovation and enterprise office that is spearheading the joint development of AIF with CFTE.

He added, “Participants will be exposed to industry insights and real-life case studies to ensure that the content is relatable to them. For example, there are already applications of AI in areas such as insurance, credit scoring and customer service. All these case studies will form part of the course content and discussion.”

The course will be conducted entirely online, which allows global participation and the flexibility for busy professionals to complete it in their own time. Comprising 18 modules, the structured programme will cover a wide range of topics, from the basics of AI technology to the implementation of AI at the strategic level. It targets primarily finance professionals including those in capital markets, front-office, compliance, risk management and insurance. It is also applicable to technologists, entrepreneurs, regulators, lawyers, fintech educators, business writers, as well as students from countries across the world including the UK, Singapore and other ASEAN countries.