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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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Lord Waverley: Drone Industry Needs a Coherent Voice — and Some Interest From Investors

Drones are changing the way in which we interact with one another. From commercial applications to lifesaving transportation, drones are a reality which cannot be ignored. The potential of these remote-controlled flying robots is unlimited. But to unlock the full

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AI Convergence in 4IR

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are gaining a strong foothold across numerous applications, lowering the barriers to the use and availability of data (figure 1). From now on, AI will not only be relevant to just a few large

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OCCAM, the UN-affiliated Observatory on Digital Communication: ICT Village Programme Impact in Stark Contrast to Wealth and Aid

It is calculated that the eight richest people in the world between them control the same amount of wealth as 2.5 billion of the poorest. How can the massive flow of technological innovations bring development and raise the overall level

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