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Skills to Stay Competitive: A Fintech Perspective

Date & time

Friday, April 5, 2019
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


No fee


Student Success Centre


Career and Planning Services
514-848-2424 ext. 7345


District 3 Innovation Centre
1250 Guy St Suite #600, Montreal

Majors Targeted: Engineering and Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Data Science-related fields
Degree Targeted: Bachelor, Master and PhD
Target Audience: 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, Final Year, Alumni

Did you know that the CFA introduced courses on machine learning and artificial intelligence into its curriculum? That the federal government looking to enforce open banking protocols by 2020? That banks setting up digital "factories" and "labs" with and offering thousands of tech jobs?

All of these are just the tip of the iceberg when we talk about the changes that are reshaping the Financial Services industry.

“Years ago, at investment banks like Goldman Sachs, one needed to be very good at pricing. Nowadays, everyone needs some level of machine learning and artificial intelligence competency.” - Linda Kreitzman, Haas School of Business, Berkeley

"Academic degrees don’t confer the kind of “global intelligence” necessary for success in tech fields, which includes such qualities as adaptability, awareness, curiosity, empathy, alignment, collaboration, and integration." - Cynthia Harrington, CFA, Cynthia Harrington & Associates

Bottom line: The industry will differ significantly, in ways that are crucially important to understand.

Are you interested in learning where this industry is heading, what skills are needed to stay on top of it all, and what the key aspects involved in this evolution are?

Join us for an evening of discussions, networking, pizza and fun!


4:45 - 5:00 - Welcome
5:00 - 5:15 - Open Banking: What is it?
5:15 - 5:55 - Panel discussion
5:55 - 6:20 - Questions
6:20 - 7:00 - Networking


Panellist 1: Laviva Mazhar (Luge Capital)
Panellist 2: Nan Hao (
Panellist 3: Joaquim Miro (MLG Blockchain)
Panellist 4: Jan Arp (Holt Accelerator)

Limited seats. First come, first serve.


This event is being organized by Fintech Cadence in collaboration with the Concordia Fintech Society (CFS) and Data Innovation Playground (DIP).

Register here

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