SFI Master Class - Data and Technology in FinanceBrochure


17/01/2020, dalle 13.00 alle 17.30
Executive Center, USI Lugano campus


Sonja Schütt
T +41 44 254 30 87

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Application deadline: 17/01/2020

Target Audience

The Master's class is aimed at professionals in the financial industry who wish to broaden their knowledge capital and deepen their understanding of new trends in financial technology (data and tools). The focus is on enabling participants to think critically about the future opportunities and challenges for their job, team, and organization.


The Master Class “Data and Technology in Finance” proposes to pause, step back, and decrypt these buzzwords and trends through an intuitive and deliberately non-technical perspective. The aim is to provide a deeper understanding of current applications and development based on the combination of new data and technologies in the financial sector. The class discusses concrete examples from the practice, including for instance fraud detection, clients’ profiling, credit screening, or compliance.


Financial institutions worldwide are currently spending billions of dollars to understand how to harness the power of data and rethink their strategies and operations accordingly. Plethora of analysts, pundits, and commentators predict sizeable disruption is imminent in financial activities. Current developments around data and analytics can however appear nebulous, daunting, and complex. Media outlets are flooded with buzzwords, ranging from “big data”, “digital transformation”, “artificial intelligence”, “algorithms”, “machine learning”, “data science”, “FinTech”, or the “zettabyte” economy. We count dozen of recent reports that speculate on the future of work and business transitions in the financial sector.

Co-Leaders SFI Master Class

Roger Fehr
Head of Data Management & Analytics, Swisscom (Schweiz) AG

Laurent Frésard
SFI Senior Chair, Swiss Finance Institute, Ginevra, Professor of Finance at the Università della Svizzera italiana. Lugano

Klaus Haller
Product Manager Analytics in Banking, Swisscom (Schweiz) AG