The Certified Course in Digital Money is our foundational course on digital money, it covers all aspects of digital payments, digital financial services ecosystem and value chain. This course provides a high level view of the various elements of digital financial services, it also provides practical thoughts and insights into key operational details and helps to map out a complex landscape.
Chairman, Digital Frontiers Institute
David has been involved in financial inclusion initiatives internationally for more than two decades. He has held executive roles in public and private financial institutions in Africa, and is the founder and CEO of BFA, a consulting firm based in Boston. He also founded and was CEO of the FinMark Trust, a non-profit organization that has invested heavily in building evidence-based market building approaches in the financial sector of developing countries. David received his bachelor's degree in Accounting from University of Cape Town, and later obtained an M.Phil in economics from Cambridge and a PhD (Economics) from Yale.
Executive Director, Digital Frontiers Institute
Ignacio previously served as Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Senior Advisor at the Technology Program at CGAP and prior to this as Director of Global Business Strategy at Vodafone Group, Executive VP of Marketing and Account Management at DoCoMo interTouch, and Senior Manager responsible for telecoms investments in Europe for Intel Capital. He is a Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School's Council on Emerging Market Enterprises at Tufts University, a Research Fellow at Singapore Management University's Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, and an Associate with Bankable Frontiers. Ignacio holds undergraduate degrees in maths and economics from MIT and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. He has been Adjunct Professor at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
CEO, Digital Frontiers Institute
Gavin has been involved in the payments industry for some 20 years. Named one of the Top 40 under 40 leaders in the telecoms industry by Global Telecoms Business, Gavin managed large global development programs as a former manager of the Mobile Money for the Unbanked and Mobile Health programs at the GSMA. He has substantial financial services and telco experience in multi-national leadership positions as Vice President at VISA and Manager at MasterCard. He also has payments startup experience as Chief Strategy Officer at Fundamo, Director at Cointel VAS Pty Ltd and Chief Executive at TroyTyla. Gavin holds an MBA from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business.
This course will cover the core areas of Digital Financial Services and help you become familiar with a standard set of concepts and vocabulary. This in turn will enable you to confidently participate in conversations, exchange ideas, apply these learnings to your work, and ultimately lead to your professional growth in this emerging industry.
This course has been developed for professionals who wish to gain a holistic understanding of Digital Financial Services, particularly those working to accelerate a Financial Inclusion agenda.
Financial air payment plans are available to candidates meeting specific criteria. Corporate packages are also available for 2 or more participants attending from the same organization
Students are expected to spend 6 - 8 hours a week on the course materials and engaging in their digital classroom.
To be eligible to take this course you must have completed undergraduate education from an accredited university, or have a minimum of 5 years working experience in the broader digital finance or Fintech space.
Passing students will receive a certificate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
The course also makes an excellent compliment to organizational training and professional development goals, enabling individuals, teams and leaders to develop a stronger, more unified understanding of Digital Financial Services.