Company focused FinTech projects

  • Monday, 24/10/2022
  • 13:30 - 17:00
  • Catered

University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9JS

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Do you think that you would benefit from an in-depth piece of research and analysis? Our MSc students are looking for projects, to be delivered free of charge and supported by world-leading academics at The University of Edinburgh.

We are delighted to invite you to this event to find out more and get a chance to network face to face with prospective students, academics and our business development team.

We offer a broad spectrum of MSc programmes, relevant to FinTech and Financial Services, and will match your project to an individual student with the specialised skill set suited to your business challenge and research needs.

During this event, you will hear from Nicola Anderson, CEO of FinTech Scotland, on the importance of research and innovation in FinTech. You will also hear first-hand experience of project delivery from different perspectives. Dr Taylor Spears, Programme Director, Finance, Technology and Policy MSc Programme will give us the perspective of an academic advisor. Laurence Carson, Data Scientist at Tesco Bank and Maysara Hammouda, Co-Founder & CTO of Predictiva will give us their perspectives from a partner company and we finish with a former MSc student at the University of Edinburgh, Rebecca Daniell.

Short presentations will be followed by networking over drinks and canapes. We are very excited to facilitate conversations on how the University of Edinburgh can support partner companies with research and innovation, in FinTech and Financial Services.

This event will be taking place in person, at the University of Edinburgh Business School, 29 Buccleuch Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9JS. For those unable to join us in person, there will be an option to join the presentations remotely.

Event agenda:

13:30 – 14:00---Registration

14:00 – 14:15---Welcome and introduction to the concept of company focused MSc projects (Marina Duka Jenkins, University of Edinburgh)

14:15 - 14:30---The importance of research and innovation in FinTech (Nicola Anderson, CEO, FinTech Scotland)

14:30 - 14:45---The potential of MSc students (Dr Taylor Spears, FTP MSc Programme Director, University of Edinburgh)

14:45 -15:00---Experience of hosting MSc projects (Laurence Carson, Data Scientist, Tesco Bank)

15:00 - 15:15---Experience of hosting MSc projects (Maysara Hammouda, Co-Founder & CTO of Predictiva)

15:15 - 15:30---Experience of delivering an MSc project with a company partner (Rebecca Daniell, former MSc student at the University of Edinburgh)

15:30 - 15:45---Q&A

15:45 - 17:00---Networking over drinks


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