Project on MobilePay wins Bachelor thesis of the year award
Three recent graduates from the IT University of Copenhagen won FA's Bachelor thesis award for their project on agile processes at MobilePay.
"Getting a pat on the back for something we have put so many hours into, from someone other than our teacher and examiner, is fantastic. The prize money is nice, of course, but for me being able to write this on my CV is even better, "says Magnus Löchte.
He and group mates Johannes Hultquist and Oliver Skjønnemand have just won FA’s Bbachelor thesis award – an honour that comes with a DKK 30,000 check.
Agile processes meet corporate banking
The three finished their Bachelor’s degree in Global Business Informatics this summer with the winning thesis about the meeting between the established banking world and agile workflows in connection with Danske Bank’s launch of MobilePay.
"MobilePay has made some very efficient organizational decisions, which we have examined in addition to the interplay between MobilePay and the rest of the bank, and how certain internal processes have been affected" says Oliver Skjønnemand.
Along with 9 other candidates, the project was assessed by a panel consisting of IT professionals from the banking and insurance world and ITU professor Roman Beck. The panel praised the winning project for its original angle and clear focus: data processing and organizational processes in relation to innovative and agile product development.
Interesting ITU profiles
The award was presented at Finance IT Day, which took place at ITU on Wednesday.
FA organizes the event, which aims to draw attention to job opportunities in the financial sector among IT students, says Mariane Dissing, Director at FA.
"We hope that some good contacts between the IT students and our member companies have been formed. There is no doubt that the ITU candidates have some very interesting profiles that the financial sector needs," she adds, and emphasizes that skills within software development, digital innovation and design are particularly in demand in the financial sector.
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