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.
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.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Santanu Paul, MD & CEO, TalentSprint, said, “We decided to work with FinTech and Blockchain industry leaders and have curated a high-impact, globally-relevant program. 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, “India is making a massive leap towards digital payments and new payment banks are at the forefront of this movement. Paytm Payments Bank is growing very rapidly and one of our key needs is to find and grow high quality FinTech professionals. 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.”