UCT MOOC Launch – Johannesburg: Fintech in Emerging Markets


UCT’s African Institute of Financial Markets and Risk Management (AIFMRM) and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) launched a new MOOC: Fintech in Emerging Markets. The Johannesburg event was held at UCT’s Graduate School of Business Campus.


  • Colin Iles (CEO, The Equinox and Managing Principal, Absa)
  • Programme:

  • 18h00 to 18h10 Welcome: Aatish Ramkaran (Nedbank and BECSA) and Oz Razak (Linum Labs)
  • 18h10 to 19h00 Panel discussion: Building a new financial infrastructure for South Africa.
  • 19h00 to 19h15 Q&A Panel
  • 19h15 to 19h20 to 20h15 UCT MOOC Launch – Fintech in Emerging Markets: Associate Professor Co-Pierre Georg (AIFMRM, University of Cape Town)
  • 19h20 to 19h30 Q&A on blockchain educational offerings (AIFMRM, Linum Labs and BECSA)
  • Drinks and snacks will be served after the event.
  • Panelists:

  • Paresh Daya (Blockchain Strategist, Standard Bank)
  • James Scott (Managing Director: CIB Digital, Absa)
  • Arif Ismail (Head of Fintech Unit, SARB)
  • Farzam Ehsani (CEO, VALR)
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