How Fintech Uses Computer Vision Technology

Jonathan Simnett

Computer Vision is the term given to machines that can see and all the associated science and technology that helps make that a reality. In business, it’s manifested mostly in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) applications. The fintech sector is using computer vision to boost growth, transforming financial services by using appealing visuals and helping accentuate the difference …

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Why Blockchain in Pharma is Beneficial for Patients and Healthcare Businesses

Jonathan Simnett

When you think of blockchain, the first thing you think of is probably cryptocurrency. But blockchain has the potential to revolutionise many other industries due to its ability to securely record transactions. The pharmaceutical industry has a high potential for disruption from blockchain, which can solve problems for patients and pharma businesses alike—and in some cases, it is already doing …

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Top Tech Trends in M&A for 2019

Miro Parizek

While we have experienced fluctuations in volume and value over the past 10 years, there has been an overarching upward trend in Tech M&A and there is every reason to be bullish as we move towards the next decade. Technology is being integrated everywhere – into brick & mortar retail, buildings, cars, clothes, factory floors, meters, refrigerators, streets, and even …

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Why Automotive Cyber Security Must Improve For Driverless Cars

Henrik Jeberg

When we think of autonomous driverless cars, we usually give them a science-fiction sheen. We think of clean, state-of-the-art vehicles, whisking us smoothly from place to place, silently and without a hitch. The reality, unfortunately, could be different. While driverless cars should theoretically be safer than cars driven by people because they eliminate human error (and don’t use phones or …

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How Can Employers Guard Against CyberAttacks

Henrik Jeberg

Cybercrime is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today. In 2017 there were 159,700 cyberattacks reported worldwide, exposing more than seven billion data records. These included the headline-grabbing attack on the credit evaluation agency Equifax, where hackers exploited a vulnerability in their application framework, gaining access to personal data belonging to 146 million people around the world. …

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Regulating Cryptocurrency in the UK

Jo Goodson

For years, finance has been regulated to help investors and members of the public decide which banks and financial products are safe places to put their money. Regulation also helps add legitimacy to financial institutions and products and gives investors recourse in the case of fraud. However in the UK, cryptocurrency, which is rapidly growing in popularity, is not heavily …

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The Rise of HRtech: How AI is Revolutionising the Recruitment Industry

Axel Brill

As we all know, recruitment is based on people. People are what drives the industry.  Yet how is this very human, personal industry adjusting to the so-called ‘march of the machines’? Recruitment, like every other sector, is going through a period of disruption, thanks to the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technology.  So, what will happen to the …

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Does insurtech threaten the established insurance industry?

Miro Parizek

Technology has been disrupting the financial and insurance industry since the Big Bang in 1986, when automation and electronic trading revolutionised the London Stock Exchange. Now it’s the turn of the insurance sector to face fundamental change as new companies, offering new ways of doing business, take on established incumbents. Whether it’s price comparison sites giving customers quick and affordable …

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How Insurtech Startups are Empowering Consumers

Jonathan Simnett

Do you remember how insurance used to work in the 20th century? Customers would pick an insurance company when they bought a house or car and stay with them for years, whether they were happy with the service they received or not. Price rises, laborious claims systems, poor customer service, it didn’t matter. Finding information about other insurance companies was …

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