Understanding FinTech

A new two-day course from Hyper Island that will change how you think about financial services in 2018 and beyond.

Business & Innovation
2 days

The race to innovate has begun

Digital-first FinTech startups are rethinking the way the financial industry does business. Mobile payments are revolutionizing the way we send, spend and receive money, while blockchain technology is rarely out of the news.

But how well do you know these technologies? Could you use them in your organization?

Over two intensive days at Hyper Island, you will learn the key principles of emerging technologies and develop a customer-first approach to designing financial services. Using proven Hyper Island methodology, this course is designed to help you navigate the new financial services ecosystem and identify new opportunities for your organization.

Get a mindset

Understand how technology, communication, and consumer behavior are changing.

Gain useful insights

Explore the case studies and cutting-edge approaches presented by industry experts.

Apply the right tools

Discover the digital tools, methods and tactics to transform your service design.

Our methodology

Hyper Island Way

Hyper Island methodology is based on a learner-centered, experience-based approach. We facilitate learning journeys, where discovering, uncovering, applying and reflecting is all part of the process by which participants learn useful skills and knowledge they can apply right away.

Learn by doing

Build, create, experiment! We know from more than 20 years of experience that people learn best through active doing and making.

Work in teams

Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity and constant change.

Real-world ready

We build learning around actual examples and practical tasks to make it all immediately relevant and useful.

Global network of experts

We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.

Course goals

What you'll get

The networked society

Understand the implications & disruption from the networked society on businesses, individuals, and society.

New customer behaviors

Be able to discuss the changes in consumer behaviors and the digital eras impact on client journeys.

Communication & consumer needs

Feel comfortable discussing communication channels and consumer needs in a networked society

Digitization vs digitalization

Understand the objectives and differences in digitization vs digitalization

Create better teams

Understand the fundamentals of group development and team behavior.


Course format

30% speaker sessions

30% workshops

30% peer to peer learning

10% reflection and preparing for action