Oxford launches fintech program for AI, blockchain

The University of Oxford has launched the Oxford Fintech Program, focused on disruptive financial technologies like AI and the blockchain. The University is starting this program due to new studies that predict the blockchain and AI will threaten 30 percent of banking jobs, according to a press release.

The program is designed to teach students about current and emerging technologies in payments, markets and customer experience. It also explores key ideas and frameworks of crowdfunding, quantum computing, blockchain, regtech and more.

"Technology and the mobile revolution are rapidly transforming financial markets, institutions, and business models. Drawing upon the expertise of leading academics and practitioners from Saïd Business School, our new digitalfFintech program, 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," Peter Tufano, professor of finance at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, said in the release.

The program is designed to be a fully experiential hands-on experience for students. Nir Vulkan, associate professor of business economics and David Shrier, business author and CEO of Distilled Analytics, will run the program. More than 60 experts will offer their perspectives on these disruptive trends for the program, which will begin on Oct. 9 and run for 10 weeks.

Topics: Banking, Blockchain, Trends / Statistics

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