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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Why Tech M&A is on the Rise

Jo Goodson

After a slower year in 2017, tech M&A is bouncing back. So far in 2018, we’ve seen major deals, such as AT&T acquiring Time Warner for a reported $85.4 billion and the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint in a $26 billion deal. While these multi-billion dollar deals between tech giants make the headlines, there is more going on under the …

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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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How will Self Driving Cars Disrupt the Insurance Industry?

Jonathan Simnett

Self-driving cars are here. What used to be the preserve of science-fiction is now becoming reality and it has the potential to change everything we have become used to in life. Autonomous vehicles will change the way we travel, socialise and trade. And whilst it is obvious that the existing automotive giants, under threat from new entrants, will need to …

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Is the World Ready for AI Financial Advisors?

Jonathan Simnett

Machines are faster than humans at making calculations. They can be more perceptive. They’re certainly more reliable. The phenomenon of machine learning means that their performance will only improve. We let machines tell us what to watch and what to buy. We have been letting them operate trains for some time now and we appear even about to let them …

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IoT in Healthcare – What are the Benefits?

Jonathan Simnett

IoT in healthcare devices, such as wearables, allow healthcare professionals to monitor patients remotely and continually. This reduces the need for face-to-face treatments and hospital stays, which frees up time and beds, drastically reducing costs and increasing the effectiveness of interventions. IoT monitoring devices can also be used to track patients in remote areas, disaster zones or countries where healthcare …

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