Imperial is partnering with Copper.co, a provider of digital asset custody and trading solutions, on a new Institutional Digital Assets Project
The Institutional Digital Assets Project is a new initiative within the Centre for Digital Transformation (CDT) at Imperial College Business School. By connecting academic theory to practical application, the initiative aims to shape the practice of finance and business regarding digital assets, such as blockchain.
The Centre for Digital Transformation seeks to help businesses understand the far-reaching organisational implications of the digital revolution. From artificial intelligence to the Internet of Things to blockchain, the Centre’s work focuses on new and emerging digital technologies, and how they can be leveraged to meet both business and social objectives.
Collaborating with leading academics across the College, the Centre engages in cross-disciplinary research on the impact that digitalisation will have on the future of work, helping businesses understand how to innovate to address the challenges digital transformation presents.
Christopher Tucci, Professor of Digital Strategy & Innovation at Imperial College Business School and Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation, commented: “We are pleased to welcome Copper to Imperial and the CDT, and appreciate its support for helping mainstream financial services and governmental bodies to understand the implications of distributed ledger technologies, popularly known as blockchain and cryptocurrencies.”
Professor Francisco Veloso, Dean of Imperial College Business School, said: “I am delighted with this partnership between Copper and our CDT. Technology is dramatically changing the finance industry and this collaboration will help place Imperial College Business School at the leading edge of this revolution as we seek to increase our understanding of digital transformation and how it can be used to drive change in businesses and safeguard the community.”