TalentSprint to develop fintech and blockchain experts through online program
Fintech and blockchain are upending traditional banking, financial services, and conventional IT services, and creating entirely new business models and next generation firms.
Mumbai: Fintech and blockchain have rapidly emerged as the latest disruptive technologies. They are upending traditional banking, financial services, and conventional IT services, and creating entirely new business models and next generation firms. PWC has identified fintech and blockchain as among the top 3 technologies and coveted skills by 2020 and predicts that Asia will emerge as a key centre of such innovation.
TalentSprint has announced Foundations of FinTech and Blockchain, a new state-of-the-art program for technology and finance professionals. A hybrid program with online, contact, and action learning components, it will be executed in association with global industry leaders namely Ripple, PayPal, Paytm Payments Bank, ICICI Bank and Indian Angel Network. (Check here for more details)
Santanu Paul, MD & CEO, TalentSprint, said, "It is designed to help technology and finance professionals who wish to participate in the upcoming disruption. We also hope to make India a major hub of FinTech and Blockchain expertise and make it really easy for the best firms to find such talent.”
According to Renu Satti, MD &CEO, Paytm Payments Bank, “This program is an important step towards expanding the kind of talent that our sector needs.”
Anupam Pahuja, Managing Director, PayPal India,said, “PayPal is the global leader in digital payments. India is a growth market for us. We firmly believe that hiring the right talent will be key for us to leverage the opportunity. This programme will play a significant role in creating a talent pool which will contribute to growth in the sector.”
In the opinion of Padmaja Ruparel, Co-Founder and President, Indian Angel Network,“There is a tremendous investor interest in FinTech and Blockchain startups. We believe this program has the potential to attract and uncover current and future entrepreneurs. IAN will help bring money, mentoring and market access to the young innovative startups.”
The program will be offered in hybrid mode across Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
A laggard in embracing the 'fintech', or financial technology, revolution, Japan is set to ease investment restrictions that could free up the flow of capital in an economy sitting on an estimated $9 trillion in individuals' cash deposits.
For most banks, a fintech collaboration offers a practical way to sidestep their own legacy technologies to quickly enter the “disruptive ecosystem".