Advanced Certificate in Insurtech

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Master the fundamentals of InsurTech.

Recognise inherent problems in the traditional insurance market and how technology is helping to solve these problems.

Analyse customer journey and define new business framework. 




This 12-day deep dive is designed to help learners navigate the complex world of InsurTech. We will analyze new technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence and how they are being applied in insurance today.


Beyond technology, go on a step further to understand how policy and regulation are shaping the InsurTech industry in Singapore. 


The Advanced Certificate course is aimed at insurance professionals who need to gain a big picture understanding, break down the jargon, and take the first step in integrating technology into their existing strategies. 



12 Days Across 5 Modules; 9am to 5pm


  • Agency leaders in the financial advisory services

  • Insurance innovation professionals

  • Professional who is looking to gain knowledge about InsurTech trends


SGD12,840.00* (as low as SGD1,452.00* after maximum funding)

COurse outline

Advanced Certificate Module 1: Fundamentals of InsurTech

Intake 3: 9th - 10th Feb 2022

Advanced Certificate Module 2: Funding InsurTech

Intake 3: 9th - 11th Mar 2022

Advanced Certificate Module 3: Shifting Insurance Distribution Models

Intake 3: 24th - 26th Jan 2022

Advanced Certificate Module 4: Collaborative Future of InsurTech

Intake 3: 24th - 25th Feb 2022 

Advanced Certificate Module 5: The Role of Policy and Regulation in InsurTech

Intake 3: 21st - 22nd Mar 2022 


Start Date

Module 3 Intake 3

24th Jan 2022 (Mon) - Open for Registration via SMU Academy



Val Yap, CEO and Founder of PolicyPal Group, Asia's leading InsurTech company and member of the AMTD Group. Val also holds appointments in Singapore FinTech Association's Executive Committee and is a fellow at the Singapore University Of Social Sciences (SUSS).


Val Yap

CEO & Founder of PolicyPal Group

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Upcoming Course

12 Days; 9am to 5pm

24th to 26th Jan 2022

SGD 12,840* (as low as
SGD 1,452 after max. funding)



John Chow is currently the Chief Partnership Distribution Officer of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, overseeing Prudential’s strategic distribution partners; most notably, the bancassurance partnerships with United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). 


John has worked across local/Multi-National banks/insurers, both locally and overseas; assuming roles in front line wealth advisory, sales management, product management, strategy and Partnership distribution. 


Outside of work, John has a passion in building up the next generation, whether as a Sunday school teacher in church or as a mentor for future talents in the organisations he has been in. 

John Chow

Chief Partnership Distribution Officer, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Gain an understanding of where InsurTech is headed.

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Gary Soh, a compliance professional with over 20 years of experience. Gary has worked with multiple insurers - SingLife, Prudential and Aviva - and contributed to the launch of Singapore’s first straight through insurance plan underwritten by SingLife.

Senior Director, Risks and Control of AMTD Digital

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