Press release: Seven challenges are in the way of financial IT – University of Copenhagen

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17 June 2010

Press release: Seven challenges are in the way of financial IT

Seven great challenges must overcome before Denmark can take the position as Northern Europe's financial IT-capital. The sector need to develop new competences, increase the cooperation across and develop an international view to ensure attractive financial IT-jobs in the future. Copenhagen Finance IT Region (CFIR) starts the debate about the competence needs in finance and IT on a conference in Finanssektorens Hus on June 17th.

De seven challenges that are to be discussed at the conference is:
1) Ensuring a coherent education-system in financial IT.
2) Need to develop new educational offers for students to strengthen interdisciplinarity and the contact to businesses.
3) Need to make further educations more visible and possible need to develop new further educations for employers and employees.
4) Strengthening the cooperation between businesses and educational institutions in the cluster.
5) Furthering research that are relevant to financial IT.
6) Strengthening of the ability for students and in the existing competence-base to work internationally.
7) The fight for talent grows tougher.

University of Copenhagen's Center for IT Innovation are one of the five parties behind the competence analysis.

Read the entire press release.