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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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Kickstart Seed Fund: From Recession to Co-operation

Kickstart Seed Fund was founded in 2008. Yes, 2008 — and despite the recession, the company closed its first fund of $8m. The seed-stage venture capital firm is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and, as the name implies, its

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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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Crypto Jitters: Unhinged Stablecoins Add Volatility to an Already Unstable Market

The dig is impossible to resist. On Thursday, tether – the world’s biggest ‘stablecoin’ – briefly became untethered from its dollar peg. tether’s value sank to 95¢ before recovering to 97¢. That may seem a minor oscillation but indicates a

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Brain Capital: An Emerging Investment Opportunity

To solve existential brain challenges spanning neurology, mental health, psychiatry education, workforce development, and neuroscience, we need a fresh approach to technologies and investing. We need a new investment opportunity: Brain Capital. We believe that in the 21st century, there

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AVEVA: Software is the Key to Sustainable Industries

Digital thinking and data-led operations will accelerate the drive to net-zero and a decade of action.   The world is on the cusp of transformation to sustainability. Global leaders are faced with a golden — but finite — window of

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Connection and Separation: How Social Media Shape Our World

It’s barely 25 years since SixDegrees.com launched the world’s first practical social networking site. It was named after the Six Degrees of Separation theory — the notion that everyone is only six connections away from everyone else. Who would have

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Jenny Just: The Deck Should Be Stacked — with Tech

US entrepreneur and fintech disruptor Jenny Just believes that girls should be taught to play poker. It’s a game that demonstrates strategy and risk-taking — two elements vital for business success. Growing up as a middle child surrounded by four

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Women’s Brain Project – Shattering the Status Quo: Investing in Women in STEM

Representation matters. The now classic TV show The X-Files starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson inspired more women to pursue careers in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field. So much so, that this was referred to as “the

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