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Innovation in Financial Services

Digital transformation and innovation are, for many, a brutal reality as we witness our own business model under pressure. We even risk our business model becoming obsolete as many new initiates emerge and disrupt the incumbent players we currently witness in the financial services industry. In this 2-day hybrid masterclass, you will focus on how to operationalise innovation as a business leader within your organisation. For now we do not have dates planned for this course in 2023. Please fill out the below 'keep me informed' form if you want to stay updated on this masterclass.

Why join the masterclass Innovation in Financial Services?

  • What will you learn?

    During this masterclass we focus on how to operationalise innovation as a business leader within your organisation. Your objective will be to further explore and define the innovation roadmap for your organisation and to be able to execute a Fintech collaboration approach.
    After completing the masterclass, you will be able to:

    • Explain the current trends in financial services.
    • Appreciate the nature and critical importance of innovation in financial services.
    • Understand what innovation drivers and enablers are.
    • Formulate a concrete solution to embed these into your own organisation.
  • For whom?

    This masterclass is especially designed for executives and board advisors in the financial ecosystem who wish to learn more about the new financial reality.

  • Dates and fees


    Dates: Spring edition 2023: dates to be decided 
    Autumn edition 2023: dates to be decided 
    Times: 09:00 - 17:00
    Fee: €1,950*

    *UvA alumni get a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-exempt.

  • Practical information
    Location: Amsterdam
    Mode of study: Hybrid Programme
    Language: English
    Certification: You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam

    We offer the option to arrange transportation and accommodation. Please inquire about the options via

  • Teaching staff

    Joost Bergen is entrepreneur, investor, Fintech advisor and owner of a boutique advisory firm in the space of financial services and financial technology. He has several engagements with technology firms, Fintech startups for matchmaking, business development and strategy,  helping institutions to innovate and collaborate with start-ups. Prior to this, Joost has been the MD of the startup bootcamp Flagship Fintech & Cybersecurity accelerator programme in Europe. He is co-founder of several innovation initiatives. He is also a lecturer at the Amsterdam Business School, a mentor of the Fintech District in Milan, a trainer and moderator of commercial and transaction banking related trainings, a moderator of the EBA working group and a speaker at industry events.


Do you have questions about this or other open programmes? Please contact:

Jannice Daha LLM
Manager Executive Education
T: +31 (0)20 525 6134

Facts & Figures
Contract teaching
Part-time, short-term, postgraduate
Language of instruction
Roeterseiland campus