In vista dell’avvio della seconda edizione del Master in Fintech & Innovation, abbiamo incontrato Carlo Alberto Minasi, chief innovation officer per EY, Ernst&Young Financial Services, e docente del Master.
Il Master in Fintech & Innovation è un master di primo livello in inglese promosso dalla LUMSA Master School dell’Università LUMSA e da Fintech EduLab in partnership con numerosi altri player di primo livello come appunto Accenture, ma anche Endeavor, KPMG Advisory, Moneyfarm e molti altri.
MFI è un master internazionale di 10 mesi con lezioni strutturate in formula weekend (giovedì pomeriggio, venerdì e sabato), un sistema ideale sia per chi già lavora che per giovani neo-laureati. Sono previste 12 borse di studio. Il termine per candidarsi all’iscrizione (massimo 50 studenti ammessi) è fissato al 31 gennaio 2020.
L’intervista che segue è in inglese, lingua del Master in Fintech & Innovation. Maggiori informazioni sul master sono disponibili nella scheda del corso.
Who is Carlo Alberto Minasi
Carlo Alberto Minasi, Chief Innovation Officer at EY FSO, who has led the development of Innovation offerings and activities pivotal to support EY financial services clients. Specifically, he has worked on how new technologies can enable new business models both incremental and disruptive. He is also involved in activities, along with EY employees, aimed at helping them develop new ideas and spread out change and innovative mindsets.
Before joining EY, Minasi founded a food tech Startup called Pantry Trainer and worked for 4 years in Strategy Consulting and Private Equity.
Why have you decided to join the faculty of the Master in Fintech and Innovation (MFI)?
I think that to drive the change of the Financial Services Industry you need to address new approaches to educate new generations. The first time I looked at the program and the faculty of the MFI, I immediately understood that this academic path was designed to develop the Financial Professionals of the future.
Insurtech, Regtech, and Blockchain are the kind of topics that I wanted to study at University but I couldn’t. For this reason, I decided to join MFI to give back to students what I studied and applied during my professional career.
What are you going to teach in the MFI?
I will teach Insurtech. From the beginning of my career in consulting I dedicated most of my time on Insurtech topics, working with incumbents, startups, and regulators.
Insurtech is the most important vertical in the fintech industry. Nevertheless, in the Italian market, despite the presence of leading players like Generali, Unipol, Postevita and other insurtech, it is undeveloped. Teaching people why technologies are fundamental not only for the development of new Insurance products but also for spreading innovation across the whole insurance value chain will be a starting point for pushing the disruption towards Insurers and the entire financial services ecosystem.
Why is it important to study Fintech today?
Because is the future of Financial Services. Financial Institutions will be tech companies in the future. Let’s think of Ping An, the world’s biggest Insurance company in terms of Market Capitalization: 300 thousand of its 1.6 million employees are employed in technologies and R&D departments. Can you imagine your bank or your insurance company succeeding in the future without the correct use of the new exponential technologies? Definitely not. For this reason, those next-gen interested in working in financial service need to know about fintech.
What are the main opportunities within your company for students with a Master's degree in Fintech & Innovation?
As EY we are investing in technologies and we are working with our clients on the development of new business models. We need talents knowledgeable about fintech related-topics. We need people with a deep understanding of the new innovations and able to help our clients implement those technologies within their organizations.