Global students tackle the big issues of open data

27 March 2019
Meet our international business students who took on the challenge
Five of our international students from the University of Sydney Business School took part in a student challenge where they developed ideas to combat issues surrounding data privacy in an open banking world.

Open banking or open data is driving digital transformation. It allows customers to receive better deals from their banks by permitting financial information to be shared with other banks and external providers.

SWIFT is one of the major financial organisations in the world and their technology and standards underpin the global financial system,” said Dr Daniel GozmanSibos is their major international conference where they invite students to present at the 7,500 attendee conference.

Students from India, China and Indonesia tackled the big issues surrounding open banking at the challenge.

JinShuo (Coral) Xu, Lan Han Lan and Shenxiang (Sybil) Xi from China, Sangeetha Sridhar from India, and Ericka Dewi from Indonesia took part in the challenge.

Lan said “we have actually already won when we entered as finalists in the competition”. The teams did not take out the first prize but the experience is invaluable.

Dr Daniel Gozmen explained that “previous students have found it easier to find work in good jobs in financial services on the back of being finalists of this competition.”

The Business School offer students a range of programs to put classroom learning into practice, from internships and placements to Job Smart a program to help international students become job ready.

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