Essex Business School & Kaplan Singapore Symposium: Alternative Finance // Rethinking Financial Education– Thursday July 22nd, 2021, 5 pm – 10 pm SGT.

You are cordially invited to attend the University of Essex and Kaplan Singapore Symposium. Please register here and upon acceptance of your participation into this free-of-charge symposium,  you will be sent a Zoom link one week prior to event. It takes place on Thursday July 22nd, 2021, 5 pm – 10 pm SGT. 


5 – 5:05pm

Welcome speech

Mike Christie, Chief Operating Officer, Kaplan Singapore

5:05 – 5:20pm

Introduction to the symposium’s themes

Dr Stevphen Shukaitis, Reader,Essex Business School, University of Essex

5:20 – 5:50pm

Cryptocurrency cultures: Exploring the imaginaries of Bitcoin and Ethereum

Dr Paul J. Ennis, College of Business, University College Dublin

5:50pm – 6:35pm

Crowdfunding, Peer-to-peer financing & memeification

Victor Say, Forex trader and trainer

6:35 – 6:50pm


6:50 – 7pm

Introduction to the Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching (JALT)

Dr Juergen Rudolph, Head of Research, Kaplan Singapore; Editor-in-chief, Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching 

7 – 7:30pm

Gamification and psychology in stock market trading

Dr Christopher Goh, Kaplan Singapore adjunct faculty

7:30 – 8pm

The future of payments

Pratyush Prasanna, Head of Merchant Payments, Gojek

8 – 8:05pm
Short break

8:05 – 8:35pm

Alternative debt platforms (interview)

Nanda Thiruvengadam, Chief Product Officer, Lend East

8:35 – 9:05pm

Towards a post-capitalist economic media: From a decentralized hedge fund (Robin Hood Minor Asset Management) to a grammar for expressing social derivatives (Economic Space Agency)
Dr Akseli Virtanen

9:05 – 9:35pm

Panel discussion

9:35 – 9:40pm

Closing remarks

Dr Juergen Rudolph




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