Technology and innovation update

Professional Development


This seminar forms part of the 2020 Accounting & Financial Reporting eCPD Seminar Series. The series of seminars aims to provide essential updates for those working in accounting and financial reporting roles, delivered by industry recognised experts. This series will comprise 6 bimonthly seminars of 60 minutes, inclusive of a 15-minute Q&A, covering a range of topics.

2020 Accounting & Financial Reporting eCPD Seminar Series

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1 CPD hours
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Seminar Overview

Industry experts believe between 2 million and 6 million jobs will be lost over the next decade due to disruptive financial technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain. While the World Economic Forum expect at least 10% of the global GDP to be stored on blockchain platforms by 2025. Financial Services Businesses are considering the impact of FinTech on all areas of business, including driving cost savings through automation and building new products and services.

Seminar Content

  • Latest developments in FinTech
  • AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain
  • Challenger banks and Robo-advice
  • How the 'tech giants' are covering ground into financial services
  • Horizon scan – what technology trends are likely to impact my clients, business and career?


Andrew Horbury is Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at BPP CI

Andrew provides training and consultancy to a variety of both financial and non-financial services firms on FinTech, with a core focus on Blockchain and Virtual Currency and the AML/CFT risks presented by them.

Andrew has previously spent time in London, Jersey and Luxembourg working in Wealth and Investment Management for leading financial institutions such as UBS and Blackrock and is a Special Advisor on AML/CFT Risk Management for Blockchain Jersey.

Educated at Victoria College in Jersey, Andrew obtained a diploma in law from the University of London and studied International Financial Services (BSc) at Jersey International Business School.