I'm Business Technology Management Professor
Thinker, educator, researcher, innovator, and director of AFReLA
Talks about #Fintech #Edtech #emerging technologies #e-Business. University of Québec in Rimouski, Québec, Canada.
Dr. Hamid Nach is a professor of Business Technology Management (BTM) at the University of Québec in Rimouski (UQAR), Campus of Lévis. His research sits at the cross-section of technology, business, and organization, with a specialized focus on the burgeoning field of Fintech and emergent technologies. His scholarly contributions have been disseminated in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and he has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences, as well as in corporate and public sector settings. As an innovative educator and industry collaborator, Dr. Nach pioneered Canada’s fifth undergraduate BTM program, designed to cultivate the next generation of business analysts. His pedagogical approach spans a diverse array of BTM topics, including e-Business and e-Commerce, and is enriched by his adeptness at transforming complex subject matter into accessible, practical educational programs. To this end, he employs innovative Learning Management Systems like OpenEdx, optimizing their features to enhance learning outcomes. Recently, he spearheaded the development of an executive-level Small Private Online Course (SPOC), in collaboration with the Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation, focusing on the application of Artificial Intelligence in a business context. In addition to his academic and educational pursuits, Dr. Nach is the founder and convener of the FinteQC conference, an annual symposium that assembles a multidisciplinary cohort of industry professionals, academics, and students to debate future trends and challenges in Fintech. Further amplifying his impact, Dr. Nach serves as the Director of the Applied Fintech Research Lab for Africa (AFReL-Africa). The lab’s mission is to study the adoption and understanding of Fintech solutions in African markets, thereby contributing to economic development and financial inclusion across the continent. His contributions have earned him several prestigious awards and recognitions. He serves on the Canadian BTM Accreditation Council and has held leadership roles in scholarly associations, including his previous tenure as Division Chair and Divisional Editor for the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) in the information systems track. He frequently shares his insights through various media channels, including podcasts, ICI Radio Canada, and TVA.
Ph.D. Information Systems
University of Québec in Montréal.2006-2011
M.Sc. Information Systems
University of Québec in Montréal.2003-2005
B. Sc. Physics
Faculty of Sciences, Mohamed V University, Rabat1991-1995
2007 ASAC Best paper award (IS Track)
2009 ASAC Honorable Mention award (IS Track)
2016 ASAC Best paper award (IS Track)
Nominee for ICIS 2016 Best RIP Award
Using artificial intelligence to personalize learning paths.
In collaboration with Moov.ai and Apprentix, this video case, which I created, showcases the application of artificial intelligence in tailoring personalized learning pathways.
An interview with Medi 1 TV Afrique, on the emerging Moroccan Fintech ecosystem, held on the margins of International Fintech Congress, Marrakech, 2022
The collision between Information Technologies and Finance birthed a sector called Fintech. Learn more about its foundations in the market hunt’s episode “The Fintech Ecosystem.