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Advanced Certification in Insurtech:Master the Drivers of Innovation

Brought to you in collaboration with SMU Academy


Learn with SMU Academy

Partnered with SMU Academy to master the fundamentals of InsurTech.

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

Analyse customer journey and define new business framework. 




This 12-day SkillsFuture course 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. 

Advanced Overview


12 Days Across 5 Modules; 9am to 5pm


  • Agency leaders in the financial advisory services

  • Insurance, InsurTech and innovation professionals

  • Professional who is looking to gain knowledge about InsurTech trends


SGD12,960.00* (as low as SGD1,488.00* using SkillsFuture Credits)

COurse outline

Advanced Certificate Module 1: Fundamentals of InsurTech

Date: 25th - 26th Oct 2023

Advanced Certificate Module 2: Funding InsurTech

Date: 1st - 3rd Nov 2023

Advanced Certificate Module 3: Shifting Insurance Distribution Models

Date: 29th Nov - 1st Dec 2023

Advanced Certificate Module 4: Collaborative Future of InsurTech

Date: 4th - 5th Dec 2023 

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

Date: 14th - 15th Dec 2023 

Advanced Course Outline

Start Date

Module 1

25th October (Wednesday)
Open for Registration via SMU Academy

Advanced Experts


Val Yap, 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

Val Yap

Founder of PolicyPal Group

Digital transformation and innovation

Upcoming Course: Module 1
(2 Days)

Starts on
25th October 2023 (Wednesday)

12 Days; 9am to 5pm

SGD 12,960* (as low as
SGD 1,488 using SkillsFuture Credits


John Chow, Prudential Assurance

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

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Gain an understanding of where InsurTech is headed.

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 Vice President, Great Eastern Singapore

Gary Soh, AMTD Digital

Gary SOH

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