Careers in Financial Services & Technology
Are you a Techie with a passion for Finance? Are you considering a career at the intersection of Technology and Finance? Join us in this session with Pawel A. Stefanski, Financial Services Sector Leader, MEA at IBM.
With the Digital Transformation and Innovation the financial sector has been witnessing in recent years, this session will shed light on the trends in the industry, essential skills, and the knowledge you need to enter the field.
Join Pawel to learn about:
- What a typical day for Pawel looks like
- Role of innovative and exponential technologies (Big Data, AI, etc.) in leveraging Financial Services
- What exactly is Digital Transformation
- CV, Interview, and Career Development advice
- Upskilling and Learning
- The importance of Licenses and Certifications
- What is Fintech and what role does it play in reshaping the Financial Industry?
- What it’s like working in different countries and cultures
Pawel currently leads IBM’s Financial Services Sector in the Middle East and Africa, serving major financial institutions – from Turkey to South Africa. In this role he and his team are responsible for shaping and successfully executing IBM’s strategy for the Financial Sector. He has over 30 years of professional and executive experience in information technology, software development, business consulting and management, with focus on technology applications in banking and insurance. He regularly advises IBM customers on topics such as innovation, strategy and business models, digital reinvention, Blockchain and artificial intelligence.
Pawel joined IBM in 1995 as a professional hire and has worked in a variety of roles encompassing software development, consulting, solution design, partner management and business development. During his career he has worked in over 20 countries. He holds MSc in Computer Science (with distinction) from Warsaw University in Poland. Subsequently he completed post-graduate education in Machine Learning and Genetic Algorithms at George Mason University, and earned executive certifications from George Washington University and Harvard Business School.
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