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Konstantin Rabin

Will South Africa maintains its status as the unlikely fintech leader

This year has been a huge success for South Africa and Africa in general as well in terms of gaining a reputation for innovative technologies, embracing financial innovations and producing unicorn sta...

26 Dec 2019
Keith Stonell

Insurers should look alive in 2020

May you live in interesting times, so goes the Chinese curse. 2019 has certainly been an interesting year for insurers. Going into 2020, the industry is grappling with the fallout from disastrous wea...

23 Dec 2019
Konstantin Rabin

What will Fintech scene look like in 2020 according to the industry experts

2019 was an excellent year for fintechs in terms of exposure and raising awareness among the majority of the population about what fintechs are and what potential they hold for the regular citizens. I...

23 Dec 2019
Financial Inclusion
Doug Gross

Banking industry must think 'out of the box' to solve the data science skills gap

Arthur C. Clarke, writer of the famous science fiction epic 2001: Space Odyssey, famously remarked that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The problem with magical t...

20 Dec 2019
Analytics in Banking
Shemina Jiwani

No More Us vs. Them - How Banks and Fintechs are joining forces to drive innovation

“In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it is the fast fish which eats the slow fish.” – Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum A common ...

19 Dec 2019
Anish Kapoor

Why getting the right technology mix isn’t your biggest challenge

As we hurtle forward into a new decade, we are surrounded by a seemingly limitless range of new technologies. All we have to do is reach across the sofa to our smartphones, think of anything we want o...

18 Dec 2019
Fintech innovation and startups
Satya Swarup Das

Embedded Banking : The next level of offering for financial institutions

Financial institutions have traditionally been comfortable in maintaining the ownership of customer relationships. The digital disruption in last 3-4 years has pushed them to adopt newer ways of banki...

17 Dec 2019
Futuristic Banking
Marcus Martinez

The age of data abundance...and time poverty

“Data is the new oil” – you’ve probably heard this quote all too frequently by now. I can’t deny this is an interesting parallel, given data (just like oil) can be mined, stored and transformed in ord...

17 Dec 2019
Open Banking
Joris Lochy

Transforming the insurance sector to an Open API Ecosystem

1. Introduction "Open" has recently become a new buzzword in the financial services industry, i.e. open data, open APIs, Open Banking, Open Insurance…​, but what does this new buzzword reall...

16 Dec 2019
Rowland Park

Financial research innovation: the next information advantage

An information advantage has become one of the most important competitive edges in the financial markets today. Receiving the right data, faster than competitors, is a significant driver of performanc...

16 Dec 2019
Hakan Eroglu

The Brazilian way of Open Banking regulation

Open Banking is unstoppable and is being discussed in almost every corner of the world – be it to increase competition, reduce cost, foster innovation or financial inclusion. In Open Banking, banks ar...

14 Dec 2019
Open Banking
Ron Cogburn

How To Coordinate A Global Tech Team

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell This is a reprint from my recent article for Forbes Tech Council Every software platform, piece of hardware ...

13 Dec 2019