Fintech programme counters jobs threat by technology

August 2, 2017 11:50 am0 comments

oxfordFrom DION HENRICK in Cape Town,
CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – A NEW digital open enrolment programme on financial technology and innovation has been launched to enable executives to launch new financial technology ventures and harness new technology to build better financial services firms. The launch of the Oxford Fintech Programme comes in the wake of projections between 2 million and 6 million jobs will be lost over the next decade due to disruptive financial technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain.Saïd Business School, University of Oxford have launched the programme in collaboration with GetSmarter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 2U, a global leader in education technology.
The programme will begin on October 9 and run for ten weeks.
The programme examines current and emerging technologies around money and payments, markets and consumer experience, and explores key ideas,principles, and frameworks around regtech, proptech and social inclusion.
It covers topics ranging from blockchain and AI to crowd-funding and quantum computing.
Peter Tufano Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, said technology and the mobile revolution were rapidly transforming financial markets,institutions and business models.
“Drawing upon the expertise of leading academics and practitioners from Saïd Business School, our new digital Fintech programme, supported by GetSmarter, will provide entrepreneurs and executives with the insights and knowledge necessary to navigate this changing landscape, and adapt and progress in their careers.”
– CAJ News

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