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Put machine learning and blockchain technology to work for your organization.


Machine learning and blockchain technology are rapidly changing the financial services industry. Organizations that know how to leverage these exciting new tools are able to use them to

  • understand the needs of their customers
  • automate credit decisions
  • detect fraud
  • improve risk management
  • auto-execute contracts
  • create blockchain-based term sheets for start-ups

And that's just the beginning.

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This two-day program will explain how these technologies work and provide participants the opportunity to evaluate potential applications for their organizations. Learn how the technology works, identify challenges, pitfalls, options and opportunities from our industry expert faculty. 

Blockchain technology - the same technology that powers cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin - allows safe, digital value transfers without trusted intermediaries and greatly simplifies business interactions. Cryptocurrencies and other digital tokens may one day substitute traditional money and assets, but blockchain has much broader applications than this. Blockchain is poised to dramatically transform supply chain management, product origination, digital identities and more. 

Machine learning is changing financial services. Financial institutions are now able to use this technology understand the needs of their customers, automate credit decisions, detect fraud, improve risk management, and much more. This program will explain how the commonly used machine learning algorithms work and put participants in the situation where they are able to evaluate the potential of machine learning to support their decision making. 

  • understand what is involved in using machine learning to solve challenging business problems
  • understand many finance applications of machine learning
  • be better positioned to work with data science professionals and explore alternative business applications
  • build an understanding of the key components and concepts that power blockchain
  • be able to assess the suitability of blockchain solutions to business problems
  • understand the differences and similarities between public and private blockchains
  • position yourself to assess the merits of vendor proposals
  • be able to direct staff in exploring and applying blockchain technology for alternative business applications and solutions

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This program will benefit those in the Financial Services industry that want to know how blockchain and machine learning disrupt yet also improve operational improvements for their organizations. This includes executives, leaders and managers interested in how the technology works and how to use it.


 Day 1: Machine Learning  Day 2: Blockchain Technologies
  • Data science
  • Clustering
  • Neural networks
  • Machine learning applications
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • How blockchain works
  • Blockchain applications

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Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring your the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Meet the faculty and instructors teaching in the Financial Innovation Program

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Andreas Park

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Fee: $3,995 CAD + HST

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A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Payment and Fee Reduction


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

Fee Reduction

Rotman Executive Program graduates or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the program tuition. In addition, partner discounts are also offered for some programs. Where program applicants are eligible for more than one discount, only the greater discount will be applied towards the tuition fee. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

Canada-Ontario Job Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant reimburses employers two thirds of the training costs of their employees.

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*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the program are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at

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November 20–21, 2018


Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario


Participant profile:
Financial Executives, leaders and managers


$3,995 CAD + HST


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Speak to our expert Learning Advisor about choosing the right program for you or your organization.

Tel: 416.978.8815

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