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Digital Finance for Financial Inclusion


The course is split up into 4 online interactive training sessions each 3.5 hours. For detailed content refer Course Outline.

Date : Coming again soon!
Time : 13:00 – 16:30 CET

Price per participant :  EUR 1,100*

*Alumni discount is 10%
*Group discount is 10%

Target Group

This course is designed for middle management and top management of financial institutions.

Learning Target

Digital finance offers a transformational solution for financial inclusion. Powered by the mobile phone, new data and technological innovations, it has become affordable and convenient for unbanked customers to access and use formal banking services. While new technological developments and financial players bring tremendous opportunities, the emerging landscape is also becoming more complex and is putting increasing pressure on traditional providers to go digital.

During our Digital Finance seminar you will learn about the emerging digital finance landscape as well as about new market participants and products that have disrupted the market. By taking the sessions, you will be enabled to successfully deploy digital technologies in your institution and leverage digital financial services (DFS) in your target markets. Course contents are focussed on current developments and giving practical examples how DFS provider can become successful.


Lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, case studies and reading materials

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Digital Transformation of Finance

  • History and transformation of financial services
  • Challenges and opportunities for incumbent firms, fintechs and new digital finance business models
  • Future of banking and financial services

Unit 2 – Digital Finance

  • Stakeholder of the digital finance ecosystem
  • Global hubs for digital finance
  • Success factors for DFS provider
  • Digital Finance in emerging and developed markets

Unit 3 – Domains of Digital Finance

  • Mobile payments
  • Digital Lending
  • Savings and investments
  • Agent banking models

Unit 4 – Disruptive Technologies of Digital Finance

  • Disruption and new technologies in digital finance
  • Blockchain technology and financial services
  • Artificial intelligence and financial services


Christian Hecker


Christian Hecker studied at Frankfurt School and at Zhejiang University in China. He was based in Singapore and China where he worked on strategic projects and opened a branch for German leading SME bank in China. Mr Hecker gained extensive market knowledge helping expanding SME´s to grow their business across borders. After 3 years of multinational banking in Germany Christian Hecker was sent again into Asia to coordinate a post-merger cooperation with one of the largest banks in India.

Mehr Weniger

In 2009 Christian Hecker got awarded as the keynote speaker of the Monetary Conference of Zhejiang University in China. Since then Christian contributed on conferences and with own executive trainings on Innovation in Banking and Finance, Digital Finance and SME Finance in various countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. Christian has strong practical and theoretical knowledge on disruptive technologies like Blockchain, Crypto Currencies, API and Open Banking, Biometrics, AI incl. Data analytics and cloud computing. He has been working with Frankfurt School as an external trainer since 2012 for similar projects.