Manchester Metropolitan University has been announced as a sponsor for FinTech North, the one-day conference set to take place in Leeds on 26th April 2017.
One of the five biggest universities in the UK by enrolment numbers, Manchester Metropolitan University has well-developed business and computing departments and is aiming to develop ways of integrating financial technology and entrepreneurship topics into the curriculum. The university already has a comprehensive digital offering and its involvement in FinTech North indicates its intentions to develop its strength in this area.
The faculties of Maths and Computing, and Business and Law from the university will both be represented at FinTech North, and Professor Hussein Abdou (Professor of Banking and Finance) will be sitting on the FinTech Fundamentals discussion panel.
“We are delighted to be sponsoring FinTech North to support the growing technology presence in the North of England and help incubate the future workers of the digital economy. Our business school prepares students for the challenges if running a business, while the School of Computing nurtures the skills required to design, develop, operate and manage information systems and applications, which are also skills that are vital in creating FinTech applications.”
– Professor Hussein Abdou, Professor of Banking and Finance, Manchester Metropolitan University
“We are proud to have Manchester Metropolitan University supporting FinTech North. They are one of the very best known northern universities and have numerous initiatives in place to encourage digital innovation. There is significant onus on universities to prepare students appropriately for today’s tech and digital economy, of which FinTech is a large part of.
It’s great to see a university practically embracing financial technology.”
– Julian Wells, Director, Whitecap Consulting
Other organisations to have pledged their support to the FinTech North conference include aql, BJSS, Computershare, Munroe K, FiNexus, Nostrum Group, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Vocalink. Nesta’s Open Up Challenge has also been confirmed as a strategic partner.