Technological advances, including machine learning, blockchain and future quantum computing, are driving increased automation and new functionalities that will change the underpinnings and provision of financial services.
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Since its emergence, FinTech has been considered a disruptive force within the financial industry, one to prepare for, or even defend against. Its rapid adoption amongst financial institutions and across industries, however, makes defending against the rise of FinTech ultimately futile.
Like in other industries, the coronavirus pandemic could end up benefiting the FinTech industry by accelerating the rush to the digitisation of banking and insurance: There was a 72% surge in the use of FinTech apps in Europe over just a week as consumers adjusted to social distancing, self-isolation and lockdowns.
The key disruptions in the current FinTech industry landscape. Using these insights, you will apply the lessons of disruption to a challenge facing your organization and perform an analysis on one of your own products or services or someone else’s.
Some of the topics on this program covers the following issues:
Navigate a shifting competitive landscape and make strategic decisions that will position your company for growth—whether you work in the credit, insurance, asset management, real estate market among other industries.
You will develop a deeper understanding of the frictions that FinTech aims to address; discover ways to overcome adoption barriers and quickly scale your business; and learn how to manage disruptive threats posed by agile, data-driven competitors.
Assistant Professor at
Nova School of Science and Technology
Aneesh Zutshi is a researcher on upcoming technological trends and how they shape Business and Society and lectures on these themes. His research work is focussed on the emergence of Digital Platforms and Blockchain Technology, and their role in disrupting traditional forms of Businesses, and new forms of organizational setup to reflect these innovations. Blockchain technology along with Machine Learning, Big Data and IOT is powering a new generation of organizational setup where trust can be decentralised in unique ways, and a multidisciplinary approach is vital for the emergence of new Business Models.He lectures and organise courses and educational programmes on Digital Entrepreneurship, Business Models, Digital Platforms, and Blockchain Technology. He has led numerous projects on Digital Entrepreneurship for the European Commission (such as project DIGISTART and project MYGATEWAY) where he organised several Workshops and Training Courses across Europe on the Topic of Digital Entrepreneurship, and how to build Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Universities.
Aneesh is involved in managing the Entrepreneurship related programmes at FCT NOVA. In addition to having several publications on these themes, he has also been an Editor for a special issue on “Blockchain and Tokenization for Industry and Services” at the Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering (Impact Factor 3.5). He has also participated in various think tanks and conferences such as the Horasis Conference and the European Innovation Academy.
Ricardo Artur Ribeiro is a visiting professor at several Business Schools under the Executive Education Programs, lecturing about financial technology (fintech), blockchain and internet of things. He has a degree in Marketing Management and an International MBA from Católica Porto Business School.
During the last years he has been developing skills in the field of technology applied to financial services through specializations in Fintech (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Blockchain Strategy, AI for Fintechs and Open Banking (both at Said Business School – Oxford University) and AI for Leaders (McCombs – Texas University).
He has more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including the performance of international roles. He is currently the Chief Transformation Officer at Montepio Crédito with cross responsibilities over the development and coordination of digital transformation projects.
He founded few ventures, all linked to technology for different purposes or that solve different problems. Its purpose is to empower people to the use new technologies for a sustainable future.
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