Understanding Tech in Business

Certified by DFI

Technology is transforming traditional business models. Powered by incredible technologies, the digital revolution has radically disrupted the way we interact and relate to each other and redefined how we work.

  • Learn foundational knowledge and understand the ever-evolving role of technology in business.
  • Learn from industry experts through interviews and case studies
  • Actively participate in conversations about technology within your industry.




27 Videos, 5 Expert Interviews & 5 Interactive Activities


Sponsored by DFI


Learn according to your schedule


This courses uses a different methodology to our other DFI courses. It is self-paced.


Online. You have up to 6 weeks to complete this course from your start date

Course fits around your schedule

What this course gives you

Foundational Knowledge

This course is designed to give you a broad understanding of technological considerations within an organisation. 

Ability to Join the Coversation

You will learn about key concepts and digital competencies relevant to Fintech and be able to participate in conversations about how to leverage tech opportunities within your organisation.

Understanding Context

You will discover how technology, as an enabler for businesses and organisations, can be put into practice within your own industry.

Expert Interviews

Meghan McMeghan McCormick, founder and CEO of Ozé

Ugwem Eneyo, co-founder and CEO of Shyft Power Solutions

David Brown, software engineer from Amazon Web Services

Antonio Piraino, CTO of ScienceLogic


How it works

Understanding Tech in Business is a self-paced course, which gives you the freedom to proceed through the material at your own speed, without needing to keep up with a set schedule or with others on the course.

  1. Watch lecture videos and interviews with industry experts to hear how technology has influenced the workplace in the real world.
  2. Read through notes from industry experts.
  3. Test your knowledge with quizzes and interactive activities.


This course is a beginner’s guide to the role of technology in business and will provide great value to you if:

  • You’re a ‘non-techie’ who wants to gain an understanding of the technical terms and concepts related to tech within your organisation
  • You’re interested in learning how to leverage tech in business, such as using big data or data analytics to better understand your customers
  • You understand the basics of technology as it relates to your organisation and want to build your digital understanding
  • You need practical information about tech, such as how to design the IT infrastructure for your office

Understanding Tech in Business course schedule

  • MODULE 1: Introduction to Tech

    This module introduces key technological concepts and discusses tech as an enabler for businesses and organisations.

  • MODULE 2: Infrastructure

    This module deals with the technological infrastructure of an organisation; the typical building blocks and considerations for different situations.

  • MODULE 3: Applications and Development

    This module explains the key aspects of software development including popular software development methodologies, engineering concepts and the most common Fintech development languages.

  • MODULE 4: Data

    This module covers databases, structured data, big data, AI and machine learning, and discusses ways in which data can be analysed to provide useful information for a business.

  • MODULE 5: People and Tech

    This final module examines the impact of technology on the current workforce and how potential future technological developments may impact the Fintech work space.

Sponsored by DFI


Jacqui Latimer

Consultant, Program Manager
Vula Mobile

Willem Botha

Business Intelligence, Finance Professional
Greater Than BI

Owen Meredith

Founding Partner GLU Global

Paul Hobden

Chief Operating Officer
Digital Frontiers Institute


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Financial Aid

DFI’s mission is to equip a new generation of professionals with the information, skills, and vision they need to guide society towards inclusive digital financial solutions. DFI understand that affordability may stand in the way of your progress as a Digital Finance Professional. We strive to source, manage and administer various student funding opportunities to make tuition more affordable for you.  for deserving students according to sponsor specific requirements. Our goal is to ensure that no student is left behind and have designed affordable payment terms as well as scholarship funds for eligible students.

Use this information to find the best financial aid that supports your objectives. At any stage please contact us at info@digitalfrontiers.org

Option 1: Payment Plans that make your tuition more affordable

Course fees can be made over payments at an agreed date.

Multi-year Programs

Certified Digital Finance Practitioner

  • Year 1: $1335/$445 in 3 installments (works out to $112 p.m.)
  • Year 2: $1335/$445 in 3 installments
  • Year 3: $1335/$445 in 3 installments
Foundation Courses

Foundation courses include the Certificate in Digital Money, and Leading Digital Money Markets.

  • Payment 1: $500
  • Payment 2: $500
  • Payment 3: $500
Specialization Courses

Specialization courses included short courses such as Digital Agriculture and Digital Identity.

  • Payment 1: $125
  • Payment 2: $125

Option 2: Can we help in getting your company to pay or at least contribute to your tuition?

DFI can assist in opening a conversation with your employer to support your tuition. We can cultivate further interest with them to participate on our programs – bringing multiple employees on will result in corporate discounts and thus lower tuition for you.

Request your corporate proposal by contacting us at info@digitalfrontiers.org

Option 3: Referral Program

If your colleagues, friends or family join the course we can open a referral seat for you, which is 100% subsidized by Digital Frontiers Institute. This includes assisting us to create impactful corporate alliances.

Foundation Courses

Eight successful referrals will result in your foundation course being fully subsidized.

Specialization Courses

Four successful referrals will result in your specialization course being fully subsidized.

Option 4: Scholarships

DFI offers partial scholarships to qualifying candidates. Our scholarship funders favor scholarship candidates that contribute to tuition themselves. Ideally, Students should contribute at least half of the tuition fee, the higher your contribution the more likely you are to be considered. Tuition can also be paid in manageable installments. Please see below criteria for scholarships.

  •         I am an active member of the digital financial services industry

Scholarships are adjudicated quarterly and are weighted based on the strength of your application. You will be asked to answer the following questions in your application:

  • Please provide a brief overview of experience.
  • To what extent does your organization contribute to financial inclusion.
  • How will your attendance on this course benefit your organization, your initiative, your country?
  • Describe your current role and responsibilities.
  • Why do you think you should receive financial aid?
  • I can contribute $ to my course.

You can apply for a scholarship on the course registration page, where applicable. Not all courses have scholarship programs.