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Courses Offered

From Beginners to Experts, find the right program for you here.

Forte is partnered with the industry’s leading trainers to provide the best possible LegalTech, FinTech, and RegTech modules for you and your certification & education needs.

Due to current circumstances, all courses will be conducted online.

Introduction to Financial Technology

This course is an introduction to the FinTech (financial technology) industry, providing insight into its disruption, innovation and the opportunities it presents. This course introduces some of the basic concepts of FinTech. We have all heard the term being used, but what does it really mean?

 

  • Understand Fintech strategies​
  • Create Practical Solutions to Real Life Use Cases
  • Become an Industry Expert in Financial Technology
  • What Is FinTech – Recap​
  • Market Overview​
  • FinTech Strategies​
  • Case example​
  • FinTech Ecosystems​
  • Ideation – The Start-up Journey​
  • Cloud Technology​
  • Data Security ​
  • Open Banking​
  • Retail Investing & Trading Technology​
  • Capital Markets Technology
Financial Technology Fundamentals

A follow on from the introductory course where we deep dive into the various Fintech segments and look at extensive use cases and industry developments. Additionally we will assess regional and international ecosystems and ensure practical hands on teaching for this workshop.

  • Understand FinTech strategies​
  • Create Practical Solutions to Real Life Use Cases
  • Become an Industry Expert in Financial Technology
  • What Is FinTech – Recap​
  • Market Overview​
  • FinTech Strategies​
  • Case example​
  • FinTech Ecosystems​
  • Ideation – The Start-up Journey​
  • Cloud Technology​
  • Data Security ​
  • Open Banking​
  • Retail Investing & Trading Technology​
  • Capital Markets Technology
Introduction to Legal Technology

This course introduced technology and innovation within the legal industry. LegalTech has played an important part in the roles of legal professionals both in-house and at law firms. With this course we introduce key definitions and concepts and look at the rise of innovative solutions like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics or smart contracts and blockchain. We will also look at the current and future landscape, including use cases and assess the market growth across various regions.

  • Understand the emergence and origins of this relationship between Law and technology​
  • Understand Key terms and definitions surrounding LegalTech​
  • Understand the Market Overview​
  • Understand the different applications of LegalTech with appropriate use cases assessed for each category​
  • Understand the barriers to the adoption of LegalTech​
  • Emergency of tech in law – The Innovation Journey​
  • Market Values​
  • Market Segments​
  • Incubators/Ecosystems​
  • Players in LegalTech
  • Practice Management Software​
  • Legal marketplace​
  • Document Management ​
  • Contract Management​
  • eDiscovery​
  • Research​
  • Legal Services​
  • Dispute Resolution​
  • IP Law & Technology​
  • Fund Raising for LegalTech
  • Assess new markets and opportunities​
  • Evaluate the Legal Skills of the Future – how to ensure you are future proof
Introduction to
Regulatory Technology

An introductory session covering the current and future landscapes of technology in the regulatory space. We will look at key definitions, key drivers , the nature, benefits and challenges with the different types of technologies available. Expect an all-encompassing introductory course into the ins and outs of Regulatory Technology and how you can use them in the most functional and practical ways in your firm, practice, or organization.

 

  • Understand Key terms and definitions surrounding RegTech​
  • Understand the Market Overview​
  • Understand the emergence and origins of this relationship between Compliance and technology​
  • Understand the different applications of RegTech with appropriate use cases assessed for each category​
  • Understand the challenges to the adoption of RegTech
  • Emergency of tech in regulation – The Innovation Journey
  • ​Market Value of Regulatory Technology​
  • Segments – SupTech (Supervisory Technology)​
  • Incubators/Ecosystems​
  • Different players​​
  • Compliance​
  • Risk Management​
  • KYC/AML​
  • Reporting​
  • Transaction Monitoring​
  • Aims and Benefits of RegTech​
  • Evaluate Costs of Regulatory Change​
  • Simplified Process​
  • Real-Time Compliance​
  • eRegulation
Introduction to Smart Contracts

This course looks at the Introduction to Smart Contracts technology. We will look at the underlying components and frameworks available in the market as well as extensive use cases from current applications. We will carefully assess the benefits and their potential and Inherent Limitations.

  • Understand the emergence and origins of this smart contract technology​
  • Understand Key terms and definitions surrounding Smart contracts​
  • Understand the Market Overview​
  • Market Value
  • Segments – SupTech (Supervisory Technology)
  • Incubators/Ecosystems
  • Understand the key components of this technology
  • Essentials of Smart Contracts
  • Use Cases and Practicals – An examination of Smart Contracts across Industries
  • Financial Services: Trade Finance, Mortgages, Insurance, securities, derivatives
  • Smart Records
  • Smart Contracts for Property Ownership / Land Titles
  • Smart Contracts for IP/ Intellectual Property Cases
  • Smart Contracts for Medical Cases
  • Smart Contracts for Voting
  • Smart Contracts for P2P
  • Navigating Legal and Regulatory Challenges via Smart Contracts
  • Costs of Implementing Smart Contracts
  • Future of Smart Contracts Technology
Introduction to AI

This course introduces you to artificial intelligence, the key definitions, components and underlying technologies. We explore use cases and applications and aim to understand key concepts such as machine learning, deep learning and natural language processing.

Become undaunted by AI, and understand the practicals in your industry.

  • Understand the emergence and origins of AI technology​
  • Understand Key terms and definitions​
  • Understand the Market Overview​
  • Effectively Utilize AI with Legal & Financial Processes
  • Unravel and Understand AI in Practical & Functional Terms
  • Market Value​
  • Market Segments ​
  • Incubators/Ecosystems​
  • Understand the key components of this technology​
  • What is AI?​
  • Types of Artificial Intelligence
  • Underlying Components​ of AI
  • Machine Learning​
  • Deep Learning​
  • Neural Networks​
  • Different techniques in AI​
  • Practical Use Cases from Various Industries
  • Financial Services​
  • Legal & Law Enforcement​
  • Healthcare​
  • Supply Chain & Logistics​
  • Voting / Government​
  • Vehicle AI
  • Legal and Regulatory Challenges​ in AI
  • Future of AI
Introduction to Blockchain

Blockchain has gained significant attention since serving as public transaction ledger for the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. The course looks at key concepts behind Blockchain or DLT, how it works and its application across businesses and look to provide the regulatory and legal perspective on Blockchain. and cryptocurrencies.

 

  • Understand the emergence and origins of Blockchain technology​
  • Understand Key terms and definitions​
  • Understand the Market Overview​
  • Understand the key components of Blockchain
  • Market Value
  • Market Segments
  • Incubators/Ecosystems
  • Cryptography; Hashing; Public Key; Blocks + Bitcoin
  • Trust Framework / Consensus Mechanisms / Public / Private / Consortium
  • Bitcoins & Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • Practical Use Cases in Blockchain
  • Anti Money Laundering:
  • AML Operations – Flow of Funds; Blockchain Tracing; Counter-Terrorist Financing; FATF Recommendations; OFAC blacklist
  • Legal Applications
  • Law Enforcement
  • Digital Currency for law enforcement
  • Legal and Regulatory Challenges in Blockchain
  • Governance in Blockchain
  • Regulatory Frameworks
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Future of Blockchain
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
Introduction to Coin Offerings

This course is an introduction to the concept and application of initial coin offerings and their impact. With this workshop we explain the key processes, applications and regulatory frameworks in place across local and international markets.

 

  • Understand the key terms and definitions surrounding coin offerings​
  • Understand the different types and applications of coin offerings in the market​
  • Understand the components of technologies enabling coin offerings​
  • How ICO’s differ from IPO’s
  • Explore tokenization and coin offerings, ITO/ICOs (Initial Token/Coin Offerings).
  • Provide details on key stages of an ITO/ICO.
  • Assess new markets and opportunities
  • Regulatory frameworks surrounding coin offerings globally
Introduction to Big Data

The term ‘big data’ refers to very large sets of data and processes used for capturing and analysing values from these data sets. Big data represents an entire ecosystem of data sets, tools, and applications. It is the term used to describe a collection of data that is huge in volume and yet growing exponentially with time. This course explores in detail the types and concepts of big data, it’s underlying components and industry use cases.

  • Understand the background, and key concepts within Big Data
  • Understand the origin and ecosystem of Big Data
  • Understand what are the key characteristics of Big Data
  • Understand the techniques and technology used to handle Big Data
  • Definitions of Big Data such as industry statements and how it is measured in terms of terabytes or petabytes
  • Gain insights into the different types of Big Data
  • Take a look at the advantages Big Data processing
  • Practical use cases highlighting the business benefits of processing Big Data
Introduction to Data Analytics

Data is an integral part of business. The time to harvest your data is now! It is critical you understand your data and learn how to harness it to make critical decisions. This course ensures attendees gain a robust skill set across data analysis tools and techniques, supported with use cases from the finance and banking industries, with a focus on current and financial services of the future

 

  • Understand the key terms and definitions surrounding Data Analytics
  • Understand your data and its importance to business-critical decisions​
  • Understand the tools available to mine huge datasets​
  • Understanding the field of data science, with a focus on analytics​
  • Understand cloud computing systems and the analytics tools available across current platforms​
  • Understand predictive data analytics techniques​
  • Understand how you can create value from warehoused data to provide a competitive advantage
  • Recognize the dynamics of big data, analytics and data science in various applications ​
  • Identify the Critical Success Factors for an organization’s Big Data strategy ​
  • How to effectively articulate your business requirements to data professionals ​
  • Identifying key technologies and developments in data which will impact the financial services in the near future​
  • Practical Use cases across Data Analytics – The Competitive Advantage of Analysis
Introduction to AI Strategies

Artificial Intelligence has successfully transitioned into the mainstream, driven by advances in cloud computing and big data. There are many successful use cases showing how such technology is impacting the financial services industry. This course looks at the the importance of a designing and adopting well thought out strategies within your organisation. We look at the benefits of a top down strategy and how to transform your business through AI. The course will look at strategy, capabilities through to execution and how to develop an effective strategy, aligned to your data strategy and overall organisational strategy and goals.

  • Understand key concepts and components of AI ​
  • Understand the relationship of AI and its underlying technology with another disruptive tech across IoT, Blockchain and Digital Transformation​
  • Understand the importance of a top-down strategy ​
  • Understand how to transform your business through AI​
  • Understand AI frameworks ​
  • Form strategy, capabilities through to execution​
  • How to develop an effective strategy​ aligned with your data strategy​​
  • Practical use cases from real world examples
  • End to End AI Implementation Strategies
  • AI & Legal – Strategies inline with Regulations in Global Capacities
  • AI & FinTech – Strategies for the Financial Industry
Innovative Thinking

There has been a vast shift to an innovation-driven economy and business world. The need for organizations to innovate, work in new ways with new products and solutions has rapidly increased. A firm and its workforce need to be able to implement creative problem solving to resolution just as fast. With this course we aim to understand the building blocks of innovation, learn creativity and innovation styles and understand different innovation frameworks.

 

 

  • Understand the building blocks of innovation​
  • Understand the difference between a problem and a decision
  • Understand creativity in business​
  • Understand rapid idea identification​
  • Understand the Ideation journey​
  • Learn definition/concepts and key terminologies​
  • Learn creativity and innovation styles – look at innovation frameworks​
  • Using an analytical approach to problem-solving​
  • Alternative thinking techniques​
  • Learn new processes and methods of creative problem solving​
  • Participate in a case study – Execute a framework​
  • Idea Formation​
  • Idea Collaboration​
  • Idea Assessment
Blockchain Law & Regulation

This course discusses some of the primary blockchain law issues that will need to be handled across jurisdictions, sampling primarily from Canada, Europe and U.S with regional touch-points in the UAE and KSA. This course will provide a practical overview of blockchain law from its three primary sub-groups: Corporate Funding by ICO/ITO/STO (Initial Coin/Token Offerings or Security Token Offerings);Ongoing Blockchain Operations; and Enforcement/Litigation.

 

  • Understand the intricacies of laws surrounding Blockchain
  • Understand and navigate Blockchain regulations in a global context
  • Become an expert legal specialist in Blockchain & FinTech industries
  • Blockchain and the Law​
  • Corporate Funding by ICO/ITO/STO​
  • Digital tokens in the context of securities issues, distributions, and registration
  • Examining Latest Regulatory Frameworks
  • Local compliance VS Global Compliance
  • Examining secondary market trading issues & Sandbox Regimes
  • Practical strategies to work within the rules
  • Ongoing Blockchain Operations​
  • Ongoing issues in securities law, and over-the-counter trades; anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regimes
  • Income tax and tax classification of digital assets; VAT on digital tokens as goods or services
  • Contracting in cryptocurrency and the definitions of “money” and “funds”; payments system issues
  • Financial institutions; fiduciary issues; monetary/financial instruments
  • IT contracts including; data privacy and use of a distributed ledger to point to centrally managed cloud storage; AI & algorithmic governance in smart contracts; insurance considerations
  • Evaluate blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations​
  • Enforcement/Litigation ​
  • Local and cross-border market manipulation offences; local and cross-border regulatory litigation; domestic rights when a foreign exchange goes bankrupt
  • Private disputes over tokens in the context of public and private international law​
Crypto Currencies & Underlying Risks

This course is a deep dive into crypto currencies and its underlying technology. We cover key definitions related to the rapidly growing industry and dive into the core components that make up the crypto landscape. We will look at the current market, it’s size, and the technology which supports it. Key currencies will be assessed along with the underlying technology components and associated risks.

 

  • Understand the key cryptocurrencies​
  • Understanding the market cap and the core components in the underlying technologies ​
  • Become familiar with the global landscape in Cryto​
  • Understand Security and Data protection
  • Deep dive into the role of crypto assets in shaping the future of money​
  • Look at how the underlying distributed ledger technology has the potential to transform the industry​
  • What are Cryptocurrencies / Crypto assets​
  • The emergence/market analysis​
  • Main stakeholder/players​
  • Case example of the crypto asset process​
  • The infrastructure & Ecosystem​
  • What are the underlying components ​
  • DLT Technology​
  • Regulatory Framework​
  • UAE Regulations​
  • International Regulatory Landscape​
  • Legal Touchpoints & Challenges​
  • Implications of Financial Crime​
  • Money Laundering – AMLD5 and relevant Anti-Fraud Systems
Ethics & AI

In this course we aim to discuss and understand the key ethical considerations when interacting with AI. Some of the topics we cover are introducing ethics in the context of AI, and then discussing what are the dilemmas associated with AI and can AI make ethical decisions. We will also look at the global regulatory framework surrounding AI. The course will use contexts such as safety, privacy, equality/fairness, and IP rights to help you understand the ethics based discussion with practical examples.

  • Understand the ethical concerns surrounding AI technology
  • Understand and gain hands on experience in planning an AI framework
  • Understand what ethics means
  • Understand how to apply ethics to AI technology
  • Understand the key principles for an ethical framework for AI
  • Discuss what are the business drivers for AI
  • Business, social political dynamics
  • Key principles for building responsible AI
  • Considerations in AI Ethics
  • Digital Rights
  • Data Governance
  • Human-Data Interaction
  • Responsible Research and Innovation
  • Current global landscape on ethical AI
  • Drivers for open source to support AI
  • Review the technical and non-technical implications of AI

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