Renmin U. Invites Shanghai Conant Data Expert to Deliver Open Course Fintech Lecture


One of China’s top universities has recruited a leading expert on data mining in the banking sector to participate in its open fintech course.

Renmin University has invited Cao Rui (曹锐), a senior executive with Shenzhen-listed Shanghai Conant Macroflag, to serve as a guest lecturer for its open fintech course.

Cao is an executive at Shanghai Conant Macroflag’s Decision-making Modelling Research and Development Centre (康旗股份决策模型研发中心) and has 12 years of experience in data operations in the Chinese banking sector.

Cao has contributed to over 100 data mining research projects, helping to win a Second-tier Technological Progress Prize from the Chinese central bank.

Renmin University hopes that Cao will help fintech students as well as members of industry to explore ways in which fintech can be used to drive consumption.

Cao will cover five case studies involving the application of fintech in the banking sector, including customer loss forecasting, ATM optimisation, customer relationship network analysis, customer service centre complaint observation as well as commercial hub analysis and sales execution.

Renmin University’s open fintech course was launched in April 2017 and is jointly held by its fintech research faculty in conjunction with its international monetary research faculty.

A total of 18 fintech open courses have been held by Renmin University via offline open lectures, covering topics including blockchain, artificial intelligence, digital currency and big data.

Previous guest lecturers have included Peking University’s Huang Yiping (黄益平), Ben Shenglin (贲圣林), vice-head of the Zhejiang University Internet Finance Research institute; Wu Xuchuan (伍旭川), vice-chair and chief secretary of the People’s Bank of China’s internet finance research centrel Yang Tao (杨涛), assistant head of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences financial research institute; Wang Yongli (王永利), vice-chair of China International Futures Co., Ltd., and Paolo Sironi, fintech thought leader for IBM Watson Financial Services.