Jobs of the future in finance: cyborgs, coding and compliance?


This was a webinar event that took place on Tuesday 25 May 2021 1pm to 2pm BST (London, UK time)

With the ever increasing adoption of AI, machine learning and robots in banking and finance, it’s easy to imagine that, in time, the human role will be purely limited to programming and monitoring these technologies. But is this really a likely scenario? Will there still be a place for traditional banking and soft skills? Is it the case that the jobs of the future simply haven’t been invented yet?

In this webinar from the LIBF Centre for Digital Banking & Finance we’re delighted to be joined by Ez Britton, fintech entrepreneur and founder of Code Untapped, Roisin Levine, Head of Banks at Flux and Ant Mazen, Head of Future Skills at Lloyds Banking Group to explore what the future may hold for jobs and skills in the banking and finance sector.

Who spoke?
Anthony Mazen, Head of Future Skills, Lloyds Banking Group
Ezechi Britton, Founder, Code Untapped
Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers & Employability, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Roisin Levine, Head of Banks, Flux
Helene Panzarino, Fintech Programme Director, Centre for Digital Banking & Finance.

Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers & Employability, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Nadim is our Head of Careers & Employability. He is a fully accredited and qualified Career Coach with over 15 years’ experience in the UK Higher Education sector. He has a proven track record of leadership, project management, teaching, business planning, student advice and growing and managing an extensive network of contacts with global recruiters.

Nadim can help individuals develop their career, find meaning in their professional identity and achieve success. He has also interviewed many CEOs and executives on career development issues. Nadim also lectures on Personal Development & Employability.

Roisin Levine, Head of Banks, Flux
Roisin Levine is Head of Banks at Flux, a fintech building an API for receipt data. Flux is partnered with Barclays, Starling and Monzo and is a graduate of Barclays Accelerator programme.
Roisin was named as a Rising Star in the Women in Fintech Powerlist for the last three years and also nominated for Women in Finance’s 2020 Young Leader of the Year.

Ezechi Britton, Founder, Code Untapped
A tech founder with over 15 years experience in FinTech. Ez’s journey has taken him from Software Developer to Co-Founder and CTO to Venture Capital. He is currently a Founding Member, Principal and CTO in Residence at Impact X Capital Partners LLP a venture fund focused on supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs.

He is the Co-Founder of Code Untapped, a digital skills accelerator that helps companies find innovative product solutions by giving them access to diverse and underrepresented technologists through their innovation labs events.

He is a former Co-Founder of Neyber a multi-award-winning Fintech firm focused on financial wellbeing, where he was the founding CTO and held numerous roles during his tenure including brand ambassador and NED.

Ez also advises a number of boards. He is currently advisor to the board of UKITL (UK IT Leaders Network) and Albany Group. Ez is also a NED for Findexable the real-time Fintech Index.

Anthony Mazen, Head of Future Skills, Lloyds Banking Group
Ant Mazen is the Future Skills Lead at Lloyds Banking Group with responsibility for identifying and building the Group’s key skills for the future. The Group’s approach to future skills has been profiled by Gartner, short listed by the CIPD for a People Management Award, and included as a case study in the World Economic Forum’s Reskilling Revolution research paper.

Ant is a member of the UK’s Financial Services Skills Commission and the World Economic Forum’s Financial Services Skills Taskforce.

Helene Panzarino, Fintech Programme Director, Centre for Digital Banking & Finance, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Originally a Commercial Banker, Helene is an experienced FinTech ‘sherpa’, programme director, exited entrepreneur, educator and author. The CEO of New Financial Laboratory, she takes community banks to the digital future by connecting them to the FinTech of the present.

The former MD of the global Rainmaking Colab FinTech Programme, a world-first, post-accelerator programme for Series A+ FinTechs and Tier 1s, Helene was also responsible for the Inaugural Programme of Education/ Events for Innovate Finance. As Director of the FinTech Programme for the LIBF Digital Banking Centre, Lead Fellow and creator on a world-first FinTech Pathway in a Masters in Tech Entrepreneurship Degree for UCL, and co-creator and delivery partner on the Imperial College FinTech Exec Ed Programme, she is passionate about education.

Specialist subject areas are Digital Banking and Alternative Finance (SME/Bs). A regular judge, speaker, and moderator for the banking and FinTech awards and conferences, Helene was a BSI FinTech representative for the UK in Brussels and has been named on the Computer Weekly ‘100 Women in Tech’ list 2018-19 and Innovate Finance ‘Women in FinTech Power List’ 2019. Her new book is Reinventing banking and finance: frameworks to navigate global fintech innovation (Kogan, Sept 2020).