Hyderabad: There has been growth in the aspiration factor for FinTech expertise among professionals. According to an analysis done by the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) and TalentSprint about 78 per cent of professionals are aspiring to build FinTech expertise in leadership and managerial roles. Meanwhile, more than half of the professionals who are seeking to build the expertise are from Banking and Financial Services while 20 per cent of the demand for FinTech expertise comes from professionals in the IT and consulting industry.
The report is based on data collected from 1,500+ professionals across 700+ companies and indicates that professionals with over 10 years of experience seem to understand the disruptive impact of FinTech the most and are highly motivated to ride the FinTech wave.
In addition to the report, IIM Calcutta in association with TalentSprint launched an Advanced Programme in FinTech and Financial Blockchain in May 2019, to cater to this rising FinTech market by helping professionals build expertise. The key modules include Digital Payments, Risk Management, Digital Disruptions, Financial Analytics and Financial Blockchains. The first batch has enabled 100 professionals already and the next batch for January 2020 has been announced.