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Jordi Cortada

Jordi Cortada is an FIB graduate who currently works as a financial products manager at the Spanish savings bank La Caixa.

Jordi had never considered studying informatics. As a teenager in the ‘80s, he was interested in physics and math, but decided to take the risk and study informatics, an emerging new area of knowledge. He became part of the second generation of students from FIB, and combined his years in this school with jobs in several companies.
After graduation, he started to work at a consulting agency and discovered the world of large projects. Later on, he became the informatics manager at UPC and ended up working for several banks. For the last 12 years, he has worked at La Caixa, one of the largest savings banks in Spain. He started out being the electronic channels manager. This means he was in charge of cash dispensers and electronic banking. Further on, he became innovation manager, and he currently works on financial products, collaborating with projects that apply technology to business.
Jordi believes teenagers nowadays have a wrong image of informatics. Informatics implies applying technology to solve problems. For instance, he has used informatics to help employees at La Caixa with their work and make it more efficient. Furthermore, he believes informatics has a very brief history and there is still a lot to do. Informatics is a constant challenge.

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