Frequently asked questions
What’s the reason for having a foundation course dedicated to RegTech?
Facing an accelerated pace and growing complexity of regulatory reforms across the globe, institutions from the financial services industry are left with no other choice than looking at new ways to comply with these changes in a prompt and cost-efficient manner in order to sustain their businesses.
In parallel, the recent advance of digital technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain among many others has offered a unique opportunity to address these regulatory compliance challenges, to the benefit of both financial institutions and regulators. Thus, through the development of innovative solutions and services, the emerging “Regulatory X Technology” movement, RegTech, aims at modernizing and transforming the traditional, resource-consuming approach of the Risk and Compliance function.
RegTech innovation and adoption has accelerated recently, prompting us to create this course to share about the latest innovation trends, benefits and challenges in relation to RegTech.
Should I take the RegTech Foundation Course?
If you are interested in discovering how new digital technologies can help address some of the challenges faced by Financial Institutions when it comes to the risk and compliance function, you should definitely join the class! But if you expect to learn how to code or to become a law and regulation experts, we’re afraid to say that this course has not been designed for you. This course simply focuses on delivering the fundamentals to appreciate how the risk and compliance functions can be improved through the use of new technologies.
What are the prerequisites for the RegTech Foundation Course?
Whether you come with a legal, risk of compliance background or currently work in System Planning or Business Strategy departments, the class has been designed so that every attendee can learn new knowledge with only basic understanding of either the risk and compliance functions in the Financial Services Industry or IT. We also encourage group discussions in the class so that attendees from diverse background and roles can exchange on their challenges and ideas based on their experience and knowledge.
What will I learn during the course?
The 8h class is split in 6 modules which contain a mix of lectures, use cases and group discussions. The 6 modules are:
- Module 1: RegTech in the Financial Services Industry: reshaping the risk and compliance function
- Module 2: Which risk and compliance challenges are the most salient today?
- Module 3: The technologies and concepts underpinning RegTech innovation
- Module 4: Concrete applications of RegTech and sample business cases
- Module 5: RegTech innovation and adoption: the blockers and enablers
- Module 6: Exploring the broader perspective of RegTech
At the end of the course, you will:
- Be able to explain what defines the RegTech movement and highlight the driving forces behind it
- Understand which risk and compliance functions are redefined by RegTech, why and how
- Have developed the basic knowledge of digital technologies and concepts underpinning RegTech
- Be able to discuss concrete application cases of RegTech
- Have an overview of challenges pertaining to RegTech innovation and adoption, as well as possible ways to overcome them
In what language is the course?
The course is delivered in English language. Group discussions will also be conducted in Japanese language.
Could my company pay for the course?
As part of continuous education program, we definitely welcome companies who want to subsidise the course for their employees. Tickets can be purchased on-line but if, for any given reason, your company cannot purchase your ticket on-line, contact us here. We will be happy to look at what we can do.
How knowledgeable are the instructors about RegTech?
To ensure the highest possible quality for the course, the class will be delivered by 2 instructors each with different backgrounds and experiences but both strongly involved in RegTech-related initiatives.
Mona Zoet cumulates more than fifteen years of experience in Legal, Risk and Compliance roles for Financial Institutions across the globe. She is the founder and CEO of RegPac Revolution (www.regpac.com), an ecosystem builder for RegTech companies in Singapore and regularly organizes events dedicated to RegTech. Mona is also Founding Member of the International RegTech Association that she represents in Singapore.
Bruno Abrioux-Takano has worked since 1999 in senior management positions ranging from IT to business-related roles in Europe and then APAC for Fortune 500 companies providing technology solutions and services to Financial Institutions. Bruno is the founder and CEO of encognize (www.encognize.com), an independent Japan-based consultancy boutique with a strong RegTech focus. Bruno frequently organizes and leads RegTech-related events in Japan. Bruno is also Founding Member of the International RegTech Association that he represents in Japan.
Where can I buy a ticket?
Tickest can be purchased on-line through a 3rd-party event management system. If you cannot book your seat from this 3rd-party portal for whatever reason, please contact us here
Can I get a volume discount if I buy multiple tickets for my team?
In case you want to place a bulk order for your team, please contact us here. We’ll be happy to look at what we can do for you.
Are you issuing separate invoices for the ticket?
The 3rd-party management system used to purchase the ticket will an issue invoice that you can use for your expense report.
Do you offer discounted tickets?
We have an early-bird program offering a generous 50% discount if you purchase your ticket before February 18. Don’t wait too long, seats are limited!
Will I get support material when attending the class?
We will provide support material for the class. Having said that, because we prefer the class to engage with instructors and peers, not all information is written on the support material. We will give everyone enough time to write down their own take-aways and comments on the material as a way to better absorb what is discussed.
Is lunch provided for the day of the class?
Yes, there is a 1h lunch break at the end of module 3. Bento-boxes and refreshments will be served. Please contact us here if you have any allergy or specific dietary requirements.
How long does the class last?
Doors open at 08:30am and the class starts at 09:00am. There is a short break at the end of each module and 1h lunch break at the end of module 3. The class will end at 06:30pm with the delivery of the certificate of attendance and a picture of the group.
I have some other questions regarding the class, who can I ask to?
Do not hesitate to contact us here