Worldline & HEC Foundation to Explore and Educate on the Future of Payments

Worldline, HEC Paris and the HEC Foundation sustain their collaboration of many years with the creation of the “The Future of Money” Chair to promote knowledge about payments and train future talent in the sector

Worldline & HEC Foundation to Explore and Educate on the Future of Payments

European payment service provider Worldline announced it would continue the long-standing cooperation with HEC Paris and the HEC Foundation by creating the “The Future of Money” Chair headed by David Restrepo Amariles, Associate Professor of Law and Artificial Intelligence at HEC Paris.

The new joint initiative will conduct research regarding innovation in payments and digital currencies, payments infrastructure and technology ecosystem, regulation, data analytics and new business models in the payments industry. The study results will be published in leading academic journals. The Chair will also develop prototypes, write media articles on the given topics, conduct case studies, and organise international conferences.

In addition, Worldline will participate in three master’s level elective courses at HEC Paris on “The Future of Money and Payments” theme, focusing on technology, digital strategy and regulation of money and payments. The company’s experts will raise awareness of payments via concrete use cases developed by the Group. These electives are offered within the CEMS International Business Master’s in Management programme, the Digital Business programme and the LLM in International Law and Management.

The Chair also aims to create a teaching certificate in the payments industry called “The Future of Money and Payments”. It will be offered to final year Masters, MBA and Executive MBA students starting in spring 2024.

Besides, the cooperating parties will support the new educational Centre “The Future of Money and Digital Assets” at HEC Paris. This hub will aim to create a network of key players, academics and experts from different backgrounds around payment challenges and techniques. The Centre will train talent on campus, as well as organise workshops and conferences on the related themes.

Last month, Credit Agricole and Worldline started negotiating the creation of a joint venture that could become a major payment operator providing financial services to sales representatives in France.

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