FinTech is developing and evolving rapidly, propelled by technologies such as peer-to-peer networking, real-time Big Data analytics, and public-key cryptography. This represents a challenge for business school professors, educators, coaches, and consultants, who need to work hard to stay up-to-date with the latest developments. While the FinTech space is full of promise, without expert knowledge, it could represent a risk for the financial sector and the broader society. To support FinTech education, we are thus developing cutting-edge material that can be used in a variety of contexts, from the classroom to the board room, in order to facilitate the broad diffusion of FinTech expertise.
Scotiabank International Case Competition
We believe in learning-by-doing. Each year, we bring in students from all over the world to the Ivey Business School campus in London Ontario, and challenge them with a real-world case. They have to use rigorous analytical thinking and creative skills to help an organization update its strategy to create value for its stakeholders going forward.
We regularly offer students opportunities to see how things are done in the real world. To that end, we take them to places that matter – including organizational headquarters, innovation labs, startup basements, or to the farmlands that feed us all – so they can see by themselves which challenges await us and talk face-to-face with the entrepreneurs, innovators, and decision-makers who are on a mission to change the status quo.
The faculty affiliated with the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab regularly develops teaching and training modules on fintech-related topics for corporate executives and government. These modules are delivered through The Ivey Academy, sometimes in collaboration with other educational institutions.
Bitcoin Crash Course
Many have heard of bitcoin, but few understand its various aspects… That’s why we have carefully prepared this 60 minute bitcoin crash course. No prior knowledge required!