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The “Workforce 2.0: AI & Fintech Mastery” workshop on May 10, 2024, at FPT University Da Nang.

On May 10, 2024, SmartDev, in collaboration with FPT University Da Nang, hosted an extraordinary workshop titled “Workforce 2.0: AI & Fintech Mastery.” Held at the prestigious Alpha Hall of FPT University, this event aimed to equip students with knowledge and insights into the transformative fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Financial Technology (Fintech). 

Distinguished Guest Speakers: Leaders in AI and Fintech 

The workshop featured two eminent speakers, each a luminary in their respective fields. Mr. Oluwaseun Solanke, CEO of VeryPay, and Mr. Yurii Lozinskyi, Head of the AI Lab, provided invaluable insights throughout the event. 

Mr. Oluwaseun Solanke: Visionary in Technology and Finance 

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Mr. Oluwaseun Solanke, CEO of VeryPay

Mr. Oluwaseun Solanke, the former Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Airtel Nigeria, is renowned for his visionary leadership in technology and finance. As the creator of SmartCash PSB, a pioneering digital banking application, he shared his extensive experience in developing innovative digital platforms. His journey from a technology enthusiast to a successful CEO inspired many, illustrating that a strong technological foundation can lead to significant leadership roles in the industry. His insights into the integration of technology and finance were particularly enlightening, offering students a roadmap to navigate the evolving landscape of Fintech. 

Mr. Yurii Lozinskyi: Pioneer in Applied AI 

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Mr. Yurii Lozinskyi – Head of Applied AI Lab

Mr. Yurii Lozinskyi, an expert from the UK with 25 years of experience in Health Care, Insurance, and Finance, is the leader of the Verysell Applied AI Lab. His contributions to AI have been groundbreaking, providing cutting-edge solutions to businesses globally. With his deep expertise and innovative approach, he offered a comprehensive understanding of AI’s transformative power. His discussion encompassed the latest advancements in AI technologies and their practical applications, emphasizing how AI is revolutionizing various industries and creating new opportunities for innovation. 

Company Overview: Introduction by Mrs. Tam Vo  

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Mrs. Tam Vo presenting SmartDev’s company overview

The workshop commenced at 9:00 AM with a company overview including SmartDev’s mission, vision, and achievements, presented by Mrs. Tam Vo, Human Resources Director at SmartDev. She highlighted SmartDev’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and its pivotal role in the tech industry. Her presentation set the tone for the day, underscoring the importance of fostering a skilled workforce equipped to tackle future technological challenges. 

Workshop Agenda: Shaping the Future of Fintech and AI 

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The agenda of workshop “Workforce 2.0: AI & Fintech Mastery”

The workshop agenda was structured to provide a thorough exploration of the latest trends and developments in AI and Fintech. The sessions included: 

  • Fintech Trends: Shaping the Future 
  • Mastering Fintech: A Tech Student’s Guide 
  • Fintech: Opening Career Doors 
  • VeryPay 

 📌 Fintech Trends: Shaping the Future 

Mr. Solanke captivated the audience with his insights on the Fintech revolution. He provided a historical perspective on the development of Fintech, tracing its evolution from basic digital transactions to sophisticated digital banking platforms.   

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Sharing from Mr. Solanke about the revolution of FinTech

He explained how Fintech is revolutionizing traditional banking, making financial services more accessible, efficient, and user-friendly. His presentation included an in-depth look at SmartCash PSB, detailing its development, features, and the challenges overcome during its implementation. Through personal anecdotes, Mr. Solanke highlighted the importance of innovation, perseverance, and strategic thinking in achieving leadership in the tech industry. 

📌 Mastering Fintech: A Tech Student’s Guide 

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Sharing from Mr. Lozinskyi about AI technologies

Mr. Lozinskyi then delved into the transformative power of AI. He provided an overview of AI technologies, including machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processing.  

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Mr. Lozinskyi presented case studies and examples of AI applications

Describing AI as a “miracle” that has turned unimaginable concepts into reality, Mr. Lozinskyi shared case studies and examples of AI applications in healthcare, insurance, and finance. His discussion showcased how AI is used to enhance diagnostics, personalize treatment plans, and improve patient outcomes in healthcare. 

In insurance, he highlighted AI-driven predictive analytics and fraud detection, which have significantly improved risk assessment and customer service. In finance, Mr. Lozinskyi discussed algorithmic trading, robo-advisors, and automated customer support systems, illustrating AI’s profound impact on financial services. 

📌🗝 Interactive Q&A Segment: Fintech – Opening Career Doors

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Participants engrossed in the sessions during the workshop, reflecting on the insightful discussions and presentations.

The workshop featured an interactive Q&A segment, where students engaged directly with the speakers. This session provided an opportunity for attendees to seek guidance on career paths, industry trends, and the practical applications of AI and Fintech. The questions ranged from career advice, including tips on entering the AI and Fintech industries and the importance of continuous learning, to ethical considerations like data privacy, bias in AI algorithms, and regulatory challenges. Mr. Solanke and Mr. Lozinskyi also shared their predictions on future developments in AI and Fintech, highlighting emerging technologies and potential disruptions.  

📌 VeryPay: Driving Innovation in Digital Payments 

The final session of the workshop was dedicated to VeryPay, a leading innovator in the digital payment space. Mr. Solanke presented an in-depth look at the company’s groundbreaking work in the development of seamless and secure digital payment solutions. He highlighted VeryPay’s mission to simplify transactions and enhance user experiences across various financial platforms. 

Mr. Solanke detailed the unique features and technologies that set VeryPay apart, including its advanced security protocols, user-friendly interface, and integration with AI to provide personalized financial services. He also shared success stories and case studies demonstrating VeryPay’s impact on businesses and consumers alike. This session provided students with a clear understanding of the practical applications of Fintech in the real world and the opportunities for innovation and career growth within companies like VeryPay. 

📌 Engaging Game Session: Interactive Learning with Kahoot! 

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Students from FPT Da Nang joining the Kahoot! game session

The event concluded with an engaging game session using Kahoot!, an interactive platform that fosters learning through fun and competition. This session tested students’ knowledge of the topics covered during the workshop, allowing them to apply what they had learned in a dynamic and interactive way. Questions ranged from basic concepts of AI and Fintech to more advanced applications and case studies presented by the speakers. 

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Winners invited on stage to receive special gifts from SmartDev

The game session was met with enthusiasm, as students eagerly participated and competed for the top spots on the leaderboard. To recognize their efforts and achievements, the top performers were invited on stage to receive special gifts from SmartDev. This moment not only celebrated their knowledge and participation but also added a layer of excitement and reward to the learning experience. 

This interactive approach not only reinforced the workshop’s key takeaways but also encouraged active participation and collaboration among the students. The friendly competition provided a fun and memorable way to conclude the event, ensuring that the knowledge imparted during the workshop was both retained and enjoyed. 

Workshop Impact: Empowering the Next Generation 

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Attendees attentively listening to the insightful presentations

 The workshop was a resounding success, attracting over 250 enthusiastic students. It provided them with a comprehensive understanding of AI and Fintech, opening up new perspectives and career opportunities. The event received overwhelmingly positive feedback, with attendees praising the depth of knowledge shared by the speakers and the engaging format of the sessions. The insights gained from industry leaders like Mr. Solanke and Mr. Lozinskyi equipped participants to navigate and thrive in the dynamic fields of AI and Fintech. 

Conclusion: A Milestone Event for Future Innovators 

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FPT Da Nang and SmartDev team

The “Workforce 2.0: AI & Fintech Mastery” workshop was a milestone event, inspiring students and professionals alike to embrace the future of technology. SmartDev extends its heartfelt gratitude to FPT University Da Nang and the organizing team for their support in making this event possible. We are committed to continuing our efforts to empower the next generation with the tools and knowledge needed to excel in the ever-evolving technology landscape.   

With the insights gained from industry leaders like Mr. Oluwaseun Solanke and Mr. Yurii Lozinskyi, participants are now better equipped to navigate and thrive in the dynamic fields of AI and Fintech. This workshop stands as a testament to the power of collaboration between academia and industry in fostering innovation and preparing the workforce of the future. 

🚀  Join Us: Be a Part of the Fintech Revolution 

For companies and clients interested in leveraging the power of Fintech, VeryPay and SmartDev are at the forefront of innovation, offering cutting-edge solutions and expertise. Whether you are looking to enhance your digital payment systems or seeking comprehensive AI-driven financial services, our teams are ready to collaborate and drive success together. 

If you are passionate about Fintech and eager to make an impact in this rapidly evolving industry, consider joining our dynamic team at VeryPay and SmartDev. We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who are ready to embrace challenges, innovate, and grow with us. Visit our career pages to explore exciting opportunities and become a part of the revolution shaping the future of finance and technology! 


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