Is technology more quickly replacing or creating jobs in the financial industry? What skills are needed to work with big data sets? How can universities better prepare students?
Experts in financial engineering and quantitative finance will tackle those issues and more when they come together for a Quant/Financial Engineering Conference Nov. 15 at the Iacocca Conference Center on the Mountaintop Campus. The conference aims to promote the exchange of ideas in such areas as data management, data science, blockchain and deep learning.
“Now, what we’re finding out is, we need to produce not so much builders but problem-solvers,” says organizer Patrick Zoro, professor of practice in finance, in discussing today’s educational system. “And why? Well, because the workforce is changing tremendously fast because of the advent of data.”
The conference is sponsored by the Perella Department of Finance and the Center for Financial Services. For more information, go to lehigh.edu/quantconference.