Implementing Fintech 1: Cloud, APIs and Microservices

The course examines the building blocks of modern Fintech architectures.

Though we will not be able to provide hands-on examples of all the blocks, participants will build a simple Python routine to consume a data API.


This course is for Tech Analysts, S&T Analysts (optionally).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe particular applications of fintech in financial markets
  • Enumerate the technical components of contemporary fintech architectures
  • Critique the viability and feasibility of these components, and what they make possible
  • Discuss related issues around compliance, security and regulation

Course Content

  • The foundation of modern financial services technology architecture
    • APIs
    • How modern applications communicate and share data
    • Open banking
    • Using APIs as the foundation of a future, flexible financial service product marketplace
    • Microservices
  • How modern financial services technology architecture is implemented
    Containers (i.e. Docker and Kubernetes)

    • How modern microservices are deployed and controlled
  • Voice recognition
    • Technical possibilities and limitations
    • Cybersecurity and authentication
    • Analytics
    • Towards the conversational customer interface


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