Disrupting the Disruption: Developing FinTech and Inclusive Strategy

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Disrupting the Disruption: Developing FinTech and Inclusive Strategy

Programme Length

6 Days (3 modules, 2 days each)

Programme Fee


2/3 course fee reimbursement upon successful application. Click here for more information

Medium of Instruction


Delivery Approach



Financial services have been undergoing a profound transformation. Digital technologies are reshaping payments, lending, insurance and wealth management, the changes of which have been in motion for several years. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this process, creating new opportunities for digital financial services to accelerate and enhance financial inclusion, amid social distancing and containment measures.


The Disrupting the Disruption: Developing Fintech and Inclusive Strategy programme aims to help you develop holistic and up-to-date understanding of the technologies from a business point of view and to equip you with the capabilities to identify, evaluate, and capture opportunities (and threat) relevant to your organisation.


This programme is ideal for senior level executives looking to gain actionable, strategic insights for decision making in the evolving financial services sector.

    • Senior executives across the sectors in the banking and financial services industry, including commercial banks and credit unions, asset managers and investment vehicles, insurance companies and underwriters, investment banks and brokerage firms, exchanges and clearing houses, financial advisors.
    • Mid- to senior-level executives from Central Banks and regulatory agencies engaged in oversight of the financial services ecosystem
    • Aspiring entrepreneurs and investors who are interested to venture into the exciting space of FinTech


Module 1:

Navigating the evolving landscape of FinTech: Key Global Local Trends

The pace of change in Financial Services seems only to be increasing. The forces shaping this change have led us to reconsider the role of finance, more as an “enabler” than a provider of financial products and services.

In this module, we will explore

  • the major technological trends materially influencing the provision of financial services
  • the innovations that have made (and are likely to continue making) the most impact on the financial ecosystem and how to determine the nature and disruptive potential of these technologies
  • the competitive landscape shaping adoption of these new technologies around the globe

Module 2:

Changing the Paradigm: Digital Currency, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Blockchain and digital assets are changing the face of business and government today. New ecosystems are developing blockchain-based infrastructure and solutions to create innovative business models and disrupt traditional ones. This is occurring in every industry and in most jurisdictions globally.

In this module, we will explore:

  • how money and payment has evolved with the emergence of new digital and crypto technologies
  • assessing the viability of a blockchain technology project
  • how central bank digital currency would change the paradigm of financial services

Module 3:

Pivoting for Growth in the Digital World: Opportunities for Financial Services

With consumers confined to their homes and increasingly turning to online shopping, food ordering apps and contactless payments throughout the pandemic, Covid-19 may have brought about the biggest change to the way we navigate our finances.

In this module, we will explore:

  • the regulatory challenges and changes facing the financial sector
  • how new technologies can be deployed to address issues such as fairness and privacy
  • opportunities the crisis and region present for financial services in the digital and platform economy


The uniqueness of the programme is the blending of both the conceptual framework and practical knowledge together. There will be interactive discussion, case studies, industrial visits, exclusive dialogues with leaders across the financial services industry.



Prof. Chen Lin

Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Exchange)

Chair of Finance

Stelux Professor in Finance

Director, Centre for Financial Innovation and Development

DBA Programme Director

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., M.A., M.B.A., University of Florida
  • B.E., South China University of Technology

Prof. Li Jin


Area Head of Management and Strategy

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor: Caltech (B.S) and Wesleyan University (B.A.)

Prof. Yiu, Siu Ming

Associate Head (Teaching and Learning)


Academic & Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., HK
  • MS, Temple University
  • BSc, CUHK

Dr. Luo Ye

Associate Professor

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D from Masschusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
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Dr. Lu Fangzhou

Associate Professor

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • PhD., MS., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS., New York University
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Dr. Yang You

Associate Professor

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Bachelor in Economics and Mathematics, Tsinghua University

Dr. Alan P Kwan

Associate Professor

Academic & Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D, Cornell University
  • BA, Dartmouth College



Module 1Navigating the evolving landscape of FinTech: Key Global Local TrendsDate to be confirmed
Module 2Changing the Paradigm: Digital Currency, Bitcoin and CryptocurrencyDate to be confirmed
Module 3Pivoting for Growth in the Digital World: Opportunities for Financial ServicesDate to be confirmed


HKU Business School
K.K. Leung Building
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong


Full programme fee:

HK$66,000 per participant

This Programme has been included in the list of registered public courses under the under “Reindustrialisation  and  Technology Training Programme” (RTTP) which offers 2/3 course fee reimbursement upon successful application.

 Fees Before FundingAfter FundingRemarks
Programme Fee$66,000$22,000 
Early bird @ 10% discount*$59,400$19,800Register 45 days or more in advance prior to the start of the programme.
Group Sign-up @ 15% discount*$56,100$18,700Minimum of 3 participants from the same organisation
HKU Alumni @ 20% discount*$52,800$17,600Alumni of the University of Hong Kong

*Only one type of discount can be applied per enrollment. The discount cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions, discounts or offers. In the event of a dispute, provision of the discount(s) is subject to the sole discretion and final decision of HKU Business School.

What is RTTP?

Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) is a funding programme under the HKSAR Government’s Technology Talent Scheme. It aims at subsidising local companies on a 2:1 matching basis to train their staff in advanced technologies, especially those related to Industry 4.0. The maximum annual funding is HK$500,000 for each eligible company. 50% of the approved training grant can be released to the companies upon request before course completion.

Approved Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) offers 2/3 course fee reimbursement upon successful applications. For details: https://rttp.vtc.edu.hk.

RTTP Training Grant Application

Companies should submit their RTTP training grant application for their employee(s) via https://rttp.vtc.edu.hk/rttp/login at least two weeks before course commencement. Alternatively, application form could be submitted by email to rttp@vtc.edu.hk along with supporting documents.


Mr. Adrian CHAN

Phone: 3962 1230
Email: adcwc@hku.hk

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