Singapore University of Social Sciences

Blockchain & AI in FinTech & Insurtech: A Practical Guide to Navigating the Landscape

August 16, 2018

In this 2-day course we will look at the current state of AI and blockchain in China and the West and what various jurisdictions are doing (or not doing) to create new systems. It will be guided by practical examples, case studies and my own experiences with six investments in fin tech, blockchain and quantum computing.

Case studies will include 1) China vs US in AI: China is way ahead!; 2) insurtech and who is ahead; 3) The digital transformation of banks in to digital organizations: Goldman Sachs Marcus, JPM Finn and other digital banks; 4) Envelop and cyber insurance; 5) Pathao and turning ride sharing into a bank; 6) Q Branch and quantum computing; 7) Ping An and the 4 IPOS of 2018; 8) Zhong An and blockchain in insurance; 9) how regulators are encouraging or impeding the progress; 10) global blockchain initiatives, including Batavia and Estonia.

Powerpoint Slides

Set1 Set2 Course Outline

Instructor’s Profile

Dr Paul Schulte
Founder and Editor, Schulte Research

Paul Schulte is the founder and editor of Schulte Research, established in 2011 researching financial institutions and related technology. He has had a career in equity research which spans 27 years as a Chief Strategist for major institutions including Lehman, Barclays and Nomura. He served as an Economic Policy Advisor to Indonesia’s central bank (Bank Indonesia) and before that he served as an Analyst with the National Security Council at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Paul graduated summa cum laude from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC with a B.A. in Philosophy in 1985 and a Master of Arts in Political Economy in 1986. He has a Master of Arts in International Finance from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a joint program with Tufts University and Harvard University and is now a visiting Senior Fellow there.

On top of his research and publishing career, Paul has 15 years of experience teaching graduate students in several programs. These include UCLA, at the Fletcher School and Hong Kong’s University of Science and Technology.

More recently, Paul has focused on the disruptive effects on the established financial institutional framework of developments in technology and artificial intelligence. He is now an active and prominent speaker internationally on this subject.

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