FREE Session Understanding Fintech


27th October 2020

7:00 PM Australian Time AEST(GMT+11)   |   12:00 PM Dubai Time GST(GMT+4)   


The objectives of this course are to introduce the niche area of financial technology (fintech) to the participants and give them an overview of its complete ecosystem. So that the participants become familiar with its definition, its major components, main technologies, products and services, current industry trends, and its future prospects. This will be achieved by developing their understanding of the complete infrastructure along its players, and latest knowledge about how it is going to impact large, medium, small organizations and even individuals. They will also gain thorough insights of how fintech is disrupting the traditional business models and conventional firms, so they could tap the business opportunities in this one of the fastest growing segments of finance.

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    Who should attend? (Participants):

    This important course is designed for middle and senior professionals as well as academicians and regulators who are required to have a general understanding and overview of the Islamic finance industry,including:

    • Finance Managers and Controllers
    • Strategy Directors and Managers
    • Budget, Corporate, Business and Financial Analysts
    • Project Managers and Risk Analysts
    • Investment and Management Accountants
    • Heads of Business Units and Business Planners
    • Financial Advisors and Corporate Analysts
    • Business Analysts
    • Academic Researchers
    • Regulators and policy makers
    • University Faculty Members and Students


    Dr Farrukh Habib is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Alif Technologies, Dubai, UAE. He is an expert fintech, finance and Islamic law (shariah). He is an advisor, consultant, trainer, and product developer by profession with a strong educational background and vast global experience. He isinvolved in the Islamic fintech and halal digital economy, focusing on crowdfunding, micro-investments, tokenization, decentralized economy, halal supply chain management and Shariah compliance. He believes in enhancing shared prosperity by using blockchain, internet-of-thing (IoT), artificial intelligence, big data, and predictive analytics in the halal sector, including Islamic finance. Therefore, he has contributed in several projects, researches, corporate trainings, workshops, and consultation work. He has also developed his own proprietary shariah-compliance screening criterion for crypto-assets. Dr Farrukh Habib holds a PhD degree in Islamic Finance from INCEIF, KualaLumpur, Malaysia. He acquired a master’s degree (M.Sc.) in banking and finance from Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Prior to that, he obtained master’s and bachelor’s degrees from University of Karachi, both in economics. He also received traditional Islamic (Shariah) education through an extensive eight-years-course in Jamia Uloom-E-Islamya Banuri Town, Karachi, acquiring another bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Islamic studies.

    Key Takeaways for Participants:

    • Understand the essence of fintech and its historical roots
    • Discover how latest technologies are challenging the status quo of the
      financial industry
    • Learn about major sectors forming a complete ecosystem of fintech
    • Improve your understanding of the advance technologies that are
      driving fintech phenomenon
    • Examine the future trends and prospects of the industry

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