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Paolo Sironi, IBM: 2022 Global Outlook for Banking and Financial Markets

In the third year of a global pandemic, the financial services industry appears to be acclimating to a new reality. Many temporary measures put in place are now poised to become permanent, and a new industry structure is emerging. While

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How Do You Define the Metaverse?

Bashar Kilani, managing director at Dubai-based Accenture, gives CFI.co readers the low-down on the hi-tech trends that enable organisations to build a digital core. Significant cultural shifts tend to start in a place — such as Renaissance Florence, Vienna in

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VIA optronics AG: Challenged by Optics or Display Issues? VIA’s Got This One Covered

Germany’s VIA optronics prides itself on being a one-stop solution provider of interactive display systems and solutions. The company is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with production facilities in China and Japan, and further subsidiaries in USA, Taiwan and Philippines. VIA

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Abdullah Al-Othman & Geidea: FinTech Supports SMEs and Saudi Vision 2030

Abdullah Al-Othman is the founder and chairman of Geidea, a leading fully licensed provider of digital payment solutions. He is committed to Geidea’s vision of delivering accessible, affordable and customer-centric payment solutions for everyone. One of Saudi Arabia’s prominent and

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stc: High Ideals, and a Series of Firsts for Kuwait

Kuwait Telecommunications Company (stc) believes the pandemic highlighted the importance and necessity of a strong telecom infrastructure. “People were eager to stay informed with the latest news updates and maintain open communication lines with their loved ones,” said CEO engineer

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Banking CEOs Tell IBM What is Essential In A Post-Pandemic Reality

“Uncertainty is the new normal” as reminded by Kristalina Georgieva, chairperson of the IMF, during her CNN interview in late 2019. The pandemic outbreak has been the most unfortunate realisation of this awareness. Growing uncertainty has been affecting people’s health

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Jamie Smith: Champion of Tech that Keeps Crypto Functioning was Once in the Doubters’ Camp Herself

Jamie Smith has great enthusiasm for blockchain, the secure distributed database technology that underlies cryptocurrency major players such as Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. The former White House deputy press secretary has held senior communications positions in organisations such as the

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Inclusive Markets Are Not Born: How UNCDF is Supporting Inclusive Digital Economies

Inclusive Markets Are Not Born: How UNCDF is Supporting Inclusive Digital Economies by Advancing the Right Policies and Regulations If you were asked to describe in one word how digital has transformed finance, you wouldn’t be able to do it.

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Heidelberg University (CSI) on Financial Innovation: Unleashing Full Potential of Impact Investing

Many relevant fields and geographic areas are blank spots on the impact investing landscape, because they appear too risky or offer too low returns. If impact investing is to contribute to the SDGS, this needs to change. Financial innovation could

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Ayah Bdeir: Innovation, Invention from Mouths and Hands of Babes

Get them while they’re young and make it fun, says littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir, and we can ignite a child’s innate curiosity for STEM subjects. Innovators of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are researching and collaborating to deliver solutions

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