UnionBank’s People Tech Goes At Full Throttle

Asia Blockchain Review
August 9, 2020

Union Bank of the Philippines, the banking and financial services arm of the Aboitiz Group, is known for being at the forefront of digital banking in the Philippines.

The Bank is recognized in Asia-Pacific for its efforts in promoting financial inclusion by utilizing emerging technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

Amid the pandemic, UnionBank and its people are tapped to be subject-matter experts in various webinars and virtual speaking engagements focusing on Digital Transformation, People Tech, and Digital Banking.

Being hailed as the number 2 Most Helpful Bank in the Asia Pacific during COVID-19 is a testimony that investing on technology, digitizing our processes, and building capabilities of our people will bring our mission to TechUp Pilipinas at full throttle.

Taking the lead on People Tech UnionBank now takes the lead in People Tech, advocacy that focuses on building the capabilities and skills of the future as the Bank launches the UBP Xcellerator Program.

It is a one-stop learning resource that sheds new light on technology as an enabler and advocates digital for capability building. UBP Xcellerator Program offers a variety of on-demand learning programs and learning pathways aligned to digital capability building.

The pilot offerings include Blockchain Development, one of the most popular emerging technologies that has a broad scope of use cases, including Hospitality, Finance, and Real Estate, to name a few.

The pathway offers capability building through blended learning, which will build business owners, product owners, and developers adept in Blockchain. The skills of the future The country’s unemployment rate rose to a record-high 17.7% as of April 2020, reflecting the effects of COVID-19 in the various sectors and businesses.

This poses a challenge to the labor force and an opportunity to advocate digital capability building for the Filipinos. With more businesses shifting to digital and contactless business models, the need for talents with capabilities classified as hard skills of the future –Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, UX Design, and Blockchain will be in demand.

As an introduction to the programs and learning pathways, UBP Xcellerator program launched “Xcellerator Gamechangers”, a webinar series that aims to share knowledge and insights of experts on emerging technology and digital strategies.

This is the gateway to those who may want to explore therealm of digital skills. Learn Blockchain essentials for freeUBP Xcellerator Program responds to the need to introduce the Filipino workforce to these emerging technologies and help address the digital skills gap.UBP Xcellerator Program makes the XcelleratorBasics Programavailable for free and may be accessed until July 31, 2020through this link: https://ubpxcellerator.apptitude.xyz/course/blockchain-basics-program–406/

Learners may further deepen their knowledge of Blockchain by enrolling in the Xcellerator Business Specialist Program which will launch on August 1. The first 25 enrollees will be given free access to the program worth Php 3,000.00for FREE! Likewise, special discounts are extended to the unemployed, educators, teachers and UnionBank account holders.For Corporate or group enrollment, please contact [email protected]

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