Oxford AI in Fintech and Open Banking Programme

Oxford AI in Fintech and Open Banking Programme

6 Week Online Programme

Prepare for the AI revolution in Open Banking with this 6-week, online programme starting 13 October.

19 January 2022
Registration closes 25 Jan

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Oxford AI in Fintech and Open Banking Programme

Oxford AI in Fintech and Open Banking Programme

6 Week Online Programme

Orientation starts:26 May 2021
Length:6 weeks
Registration closes:2 June 2021
Effort:7-10 hours per week, collaborative online learning
Certificate issued by:Saïd Business School,
University of Oxford

19 Jan 2022
Registration closes 25 Jan


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What you will learn

Programme content includes:


  • Introduction to AI (artificial intelligence) and data basics

  • Open Banking and the data revolution

  • AI in incumbent banks and the opportunities for new entrants

  • Platforms as key market players

  • AI opportunities, pitfalls and ethics

  • Open Data, AI strategy and the future


The financial services industry is rapidly evolving. Embrace Open Banking and capitalise on digital transformation.

Early admission rates apply, and multiple payment options are available. Seize the opportunity.


For more information about the programme curriculum, instructors and key learning outcomes, visit the programme page here. 


Who you will learn from

Our programme faculty brings together thought leaders from the University of Oxford with industry experts, to facilitate the rapid application of theory to practice.

Your programme directors

Pinar Ozcan
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Pinar Ozcan specialises in entrepreneurship and strategy in technology markets. Her current research includes open banking, AI ventures, and digital platforms.

In 2018, Pinar received the Strategic Management Society Research in Organisations Award for her work on the disruption in the banking sector in partnership with Swift Institute. She was recently selected to the global Thinkers 50 list for emerging thinkers with the potential to make lasting contributions to management theory and practice. In 2019, she was chosen as a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow for her work on the disruption of banking in Europe and the UK.

Martin Schmalz
Associate Professor of Finance,
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Martin is a tenured Associate Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, where he currently teaches an elective for Oxford’s MBAs, MFEs, and MLFs on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Finance. Martin's research expertise includes entrepreneurship, corporate finance and governance, behavioural finance and asset pricing, and various studies of the asset management industry.

Martin has co-authored the book, The Business of Big Data: How to Create Lasting Value in the Age of AI and contributed to a range of global publications. Martin’s research on how the ownership structure of firms affects firm behaviour and market outcomes has affected policy-making and antitrust enforcement worldwide.

Guest speakers

Leon Muis

Non-Executive Director,
Chief Business Officer, Yolt

Iain Niblock
CEO at Money Dashboard

Paula Cipierre

EU Data Protection Lead, Palantir Technologies

Simone Koo
Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Team Credit & Finance

Sergio Álvarez Teleña

Founding Board Member, SciTheWorld, Himitsu Tech
Founding Board Member, Quantum Mads

Michael Salmony

Executive Advisor, equensWorldline SE

Ian Pollari

Global Co-leader, KPMG Fintech practice
KPMG International

Yu Liu (Rita)

CCO of Mode(LSE:MODE) , Ex CEO of Alipay(UK)

Barry West

Head of Emerging Technology at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)

Steve Bradford

Co-Founder & CCO, OpenWrks Group

Stuart Ward

Director of Industry Strategy, Financial Services, Salesforce

Jessica McDonald

Senior Manager, Financial Services SMB, Salesforce

Alexandra Mysak

Director of Financial Services, Databricks

Thomas Hellmann

DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Yasin Rosowsky

CO-CEO, Arabesque AI

Bill Roberts

Head of Open Banking, Competition and Markets Authority

Ajay Bhalla

President, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard

Cristina Caffarra

Senior Consultant, European Competition, Charles River Associates

Gina Neff

Professor of Technology & Society, Oxford Internet Institute and the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford

Gavin Littlejohn

Director and Non-Executive Chairman, FDATA Global

Ajay Agrawal

Geoffrey Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Michael King

Associate Professor and Lansdowne Chair in Finance, Gustavson School of Business, Univ of Victoria

Chee Wai Ho

Country Head, Singapore & Vice President of Neobank & Cards Strategy, Nium

Alan Walsh

Director of Partnership & Ecosystems; Duedil

Paul Lucas


Karen Smith


Max Flötotto

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Maria Axente

Responsible AI Lead, PwC Frontier Lab

Dr. David Heike

Managing Director, Head of Risk Modeling, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Husayn Kassai

Co-Founder and Advisor, Onfido

David Roi Hardoon

Senior Advisor for Data and AI to the Union Bank of the Philippines

Felipe Thomaz

Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Oxford

Nir Vulkan

Associate Professor of Business Economics, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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