Date: 26th July 2017 Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta
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The banking and financial landscape in the past 5 years have been inundated with ‘techs’. FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech are just some of the new buzzwords each time innovation and disruption are being mentioned.

No Islamic financial institution (IFI) can afford to ignore the march of technology particularly in an environment of thinning margins, low global growth and increasing cost of compliance and doing business. Cheaper, simpler and more efficient financial solutions which do not necessarily require banks or any forms of intermediation are becoming commonplace.



This one-day seminar is designed to help participants:

  • Gain basic understanding of ‘technology disruption’ and its impact on Islamic banking and finance
  • Appreciate the impact of technology disruption and FinTech on your Islamic Financial Institution’s future growth and profitability
  • Understand Shariah and other risk areas associated with technology disruption
  • Gain insights on some of the Islamic FinTechs available and how banks work with FinTechs, locally, regionally and internationally
  • Devise the best mode to deal with technology disruption and FinTech, including possible modes of FinTech collaborations
  • Understand the technology behind the revolution and its potential uses
  • C-suite executives and middle management of Islamic financial institutions involved in:
    • Corporate strategy
    • New business and/or product development
    • Technology banking
    • Branch/channel management
    • Compliance
  • Risk managers
  • Legal counsel
  • Islamic financial institutions regulators particularly those in supervision department
  • Capital markets regulators regulating P2P exchanges and crowdfunding platforms
  • Exchanges and platform providers

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, SHAPE Knowledge Services has determined that this program qualifies for 6 credit hours, including 0.5 hour in the content areas of Standards, Ethics, and Regulations (SER).

If you are a CFA Institute member, credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.



Session 1: Discussing the Evolution of FinTech & Islamic FinTech

  • Identifying the origin, growth and development
  • Highlighting Shariah compliance among Islamic FinTech: the nuts and bolts
  • Identifying and addressing other risk areas

Session 2: Outlining Related Developments of FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech

  • The nexus
  • Discussing relevant and important developments
  • Are these just tech hype?

Session 3: Watching Islamic FinTech in Action

  • Examining some popular types of Islamic FinTech and rationale
  • Learning from others: leading jurisdictions and their initiatives
  • Analyzing Islamic FinTech disruption: a SWOT analysis

Session 4: Assessing Public Sector and Regulatory Perspectives

  • Evaluating regulatory sandboxes: a comparison among jurisdictions 
  • Highlighting and discussing Government initiatives for the development and integration of FinTech
  • No government, no regulator, no go?

Session 5: Looking Ahead: Technology Disruption and FinTech - Banking in 2030

  • Understanding and predicting customers’ expectations
  • Identifying important external factors that are expected to influence the financial landscape
  • Assessing providers, products and services offerings, and delivery channels
  • Preparing for the future: what needs to be done

Session 6: Discussing and Understanding the Technology behind FinTech's Leading Revolution

  • Understanding blockchains and assessing how they are changing the financial services industry
  • Identifying uses for blockchains with examples for trade finance and supply chains
  • Examining crypto-currencies and how they are developed, used and traded
  • Discussing the implications to the financial sector with the introduction of this new technology