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WEF: Robots 'will create more jobs than they displace'

<b>Millions of jobs are likely to be displaced by automation but we have less to fear from robots than some might think, a report from the World Economic Forum has suggested.</b><p>The Swiss think tank predicts that robots will displace 75 million jobs globally by 2022 but create 133 million new ones - a …

World Economic Forum

A Study Shows How to Find New Ideas Inside and Outside the Company

Bill Joy, the co-founder of Sun Microsystems, was famous for saying, “Not all smart people work for you.”<p>Companies know this. That’s why many seek to tap the potential of “open innovation” by encouraging their employees to scout for new ideas among external partners, such as universities, research …

The biggest tech companies in the world have bought up a lot of smaller startups

In the brick and mortar world, decades of consolidation has led certain conglomerates to wield massive amounts of control in the banking, consumer goods, alcohol, and auto sectors.<p>And although the internet is incredibly vast in scale and much newer, it's also heading in a similar direction.<p>As a …

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.<p>We are …

University of Cambridge

IBM is set to emerge as a key regtech player

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Usage of IBM's AI tool, Watson for Financial Services, is gaining traction with customers as AI and machine learning (ML) technologies continue to dominate the spotlight.<p>Now, …

Future of cash: Can a 'bank in a box' replace a branch?

<b>Watch a queue of shoppers for a minute and they will be preparing to pay in very different ways.</b><p>Some will pull out a debit or credit card ready to put in a reader. Others might use their smartphone to complete their purchase, the rest will be paying in cash.<p>The group using notes and coins is still …

Deutsche Bank opens New York innovation lab

The giant German bank says the lab in Lower Manhattan’s Fulton Center will explore new technologies focused on several areas, including artificial …

Thriving Through Digital Ecosystems « Center for Information Systems Research

This panel discussion took place at the 2016 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, held on the MIT campus<br>in Cambridge, MA on May 18.<p><b>Moderator:</b><p><b>Speakers:</b><p>Why …

7 Questions to Ask Before Your Next Digital Transformation

Although digital investment is almost unquestionably the right course of action for most firms, organizations still struggle to create the desired results. Estimates of digital transformation failures range from 66% to 84%. Such a high failure rate isn’t surprising, as leaders are trying to create …

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Landscaping

Deutsche Bank calls for co-operation with fintech firms on B2B services

10 February 2016 | 20704 views | 1<p>Deutsche Bank has become the latest financial services giant to call on its industry to hug the hoard of upstart …

Financial accelerators to wind down as digital ecosystem evolves - Forrester

14 January 2016 | 12372 views | 4<p>In five years time most corporate accelerators and incubators will have disappeared in favour of more nuanced …

Linux Foundation Unites Industry Leaders to Advance Blockchain Technology

<i>New open ledger project to transform the way business transactions are conducted around the world</i><b>SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2015 -</b>The Linux …

ABN Amro collaborates with fintech startup to launch PFM app

16 December 2015 | 11535 views | 0<p>ABN Amro is to test a new personal financial management app developed in association with Swedish firm Tink, in a …

Does Deutschland do digital?

SINCE it was founded in 1923 Trumpf, a family-owned company based near Stuttgart, has had one main mission: making things that make things. It …

Intellectual Property

Banks face choice to collaborate or compete as fintech disruption hots up

30 September 2015 | 17351 views | 2<p>Up to $1 trillion in profits is in play as the world's banks battle to fend off competition from as many as 12,000 …

4 Tips for Launching Minimum Viable Products Inside Big Companies

<i>“We have to disrupt ourselves before the market does.”</i> It’s not an uncommon mandate today. Established enterprises need to innovate to keep pace with the more nimble, smaller startups. Perhaps no approach has captured the imagination of big companies yearning to get more nimble than the lean …

'Fintech' start-ups challenge banking models

Read time 3min 40sec<p>Bank customers increasingly transact on their own mobile phones or tablets.<p>The world's top banks and insurers are seeing their …

Financial Services

Santander is Teaming Up With Monitise to Invest in Fintech Startups

A major bank and an innovative financial technology platform are getting together to invest in fintech, a fancy name for financial technology …

Banking could be about to have its 'Uber moment' as start-ups muscle in on the sector

Banks have the unenviable position of being under attack from a two-pronged PR problem: not only are they suffering from deep consumer mistrust, but …

Banking

Big companies and startups alike are jumping all over a trendy new tech called 'microservices' — here's why

But when it comes to the mobile apps that increasingly rule our world, we demand all three, every single day. Apps have to get better, improve our lives, <i>and</i> work 24/7, in all conditions.<p>It's a complex problem. And complexity usually means cash, as in money out the window — money that big companies …

Microservices

The 6 Most Common Innovation Mistakes Companies Make

The problem was clear. The executive team of a consumer healthcare company had concluded that the rise of new competitors meant the company needed to up its innovation game. The company had spent the past two decades focused on implementing Six Sigma processes across the enterprise and it was …

European sharing economy to grow by a third in the next 12 months

Amsterdam, 1 July 2015<p>Rapid growth tipped for the sharing economy in Europe, driven by disruptive brands like Airbnb<br>• To date, cars have been the most …

Amazon is going to start offering business loans to sellers in China

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China, where credit is becoming a key factor in competing for new vendors and grabbing market share.<p>Until now, the e-retailer has offered the service only in …

Don’t write off startups as a threat to your company: Collaboration benefits all

Digital disruption is snapping at the heels of London’s corporates. Many are only just waking up to the fact that tech startups like Zoopla, Skype …

Barclays bets on blockchain and startups to re-invent finance

Of the 10 firms to take part in Barclays' 13 week programme in London - which finished with a demo day this week - seven are now "exploring …

Financial Services

To Grow a Digital Business, Learn from the Startup Community

It’s becoming increasingly clear that in the second phase of digital transformation, you can’t go it alone.<p>By second phase, I mean the creation of entirely new offerings that are possible only because of digital technology. The second phase is distinct from the familiar first phase, in which …

Corporate Alliances Matter Less Thanks to APIs

Eighteen years ago, five airline companies—Lufthansa, Air Canada, United Airlines, Thai Airways and Scandinavian Airlines—formed an alliance with a vision to offer better services to their customers. Under the banner of Star Alliance, these companies started sharing resources such as sales offices, …