Posted on March 10, 2019

In its continued stride to explore and bring newer dynamics for the people of Qatar, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce its partnership with Euromoney Learning to organize a workshop on AI, Machine Learning & Big Data for Banks & Financial Institutions, to kick off on March 14th, 2019.

With the promises of Big Data and AI, human intelligence and expertise have remained essential to creating value from data. Early big data initiatives in financial services were often ineffective because they didn’t define their critical success factors in the context of their existing business. Devising and executing on a winning data strategy is thus as much about the data initiatives your business can support as the technology, which would enable them. This workshop introduces participants to the Big Data Canvas, a methodology for ensuring that data strategies remain feasible while pursuing the most valuable outcomes.

The program will be held under the mentorship of Dr Maria G Vigliotti who is a recognized expert in Blockchain technology (or Distributed Ledger Technology) and cybersecurity. She leads an influential UK- based boutique-consultancy, with international clients. Maria holds a PhD in Computing from Imperial College London and has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed international academic journals and conferences. After having worked several years as an academic at Imperial College London (Department of Computing) where she led research projects on cybersecurity.

On the launch of this program, Dr Mohammed Abdulla Al Emadi, Head of Sales and Marketing, QFBA, said, “We are living in the dynamic times where quickly adopting to the ever-evolving technology changes is essential for the sustainability of the financial services sector. Realizing the growing demand for the upcoming new age technologies that have a significant impact on the growth of a business.  We are pleased to partner with Euromoney Learning and present this edge-cutting work-shop for our next generation. By taking up this work-shop, participants will be able to enhance their understanding of big data & strategy. We are confident that students and companies would benefit a lot out of this workshop, which will indirectly lead to a tech-driven economy.”  

Upon completion of this two-day workshop, participants will be able to recognize the dynamics of big data, analytics and data science in various financial applications. They will be equipped to identify the critical success factors for an organization’s Big Data strategy and shape it by leveraging data science best practices. With such initiatives, QFBA further reiterates its commitment in taking the Qatari financial services sector to the highest standards by empowering the local human capital with world-class education, thereby contributing towards the realization of an important pillar in the 2030 vision, The Human Development pillar.