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Reinventing oneself in a fast-paced creative environment

During two days of the ICT Spring 2017 speakers wondered how the digital technologies could change and improve our way of life through four conferences: Entertainment superpowers, Blockchain cross industry, Digital transformation and The Future of mobility. Entertainment superpowers: “There are no more traditional media” The first conference called “Entertainment superpowers” …

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Late to bed, early to RISE

Like any (hung) over enthusiastic journalist I managed to arrive at the opening of RISE three hours early. Wait. Let me make sure I have this absolutely correct because there’s been some evolution of the RISE brand. It started off as something like Barclays Escalator, AKA Barclays Accelerator Powered by …

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Feel the fear and do it anyway

Feeling unsure about setting up your own business in a post Brexit Britain? You’re not alone says NatWest’s entrepreneur development manager, Chris Kettle We know that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the UK economy and that many people want to run their own company. With more businesses in Britain than …

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APEXX wins fintech start-up award and sets sights on disrupting global payments

A new fintech start-up with its sights set on disrupting the global payments market has won the ‘Cross-border payments’ category of the Innovate Finance Pitch360 competition. APEXX beat a field of other start-ups to win the award in front of an audience of more than 800 investors and industry experts at …

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What makes a successful technologist at a City of London FinTech?

The answer may surprise you. Meet Alessandra, a Physics masters and Computational Biology PhD graduate and an expert in tomato genomics. She is now a software developer at Pirum Systems, a world leading financial services technology provider. With 10 years Perl coding experience, and her wealth of academic achievement, Alessandra …

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Cyber Security startup wins Innovate Finance Pitch 360 FinTech prize

Innovate Finance, the membership association for UK’s global FinTech sector, has announced the winner of Pitch360, its first ever FinTech startup competition. The top prize was awarded to GuardSquare, a cyber security software firm that optimises and protects mobile apps against reverse engineering and tampering. Heidi Rakels, CEO and Co-Founder …

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The Regtech Automation Compliance Forum 2017 to discuss the rise of regulatory technology

The burden of the post-financial crisis rules together with exponential increases in data and multiple reporting requirements have catalysed the development of technology, widely known as RegTech, to address the increasing complexity of compliance. Financial services companies in the UK and beyond are embracing new technologies, such as cloud computing, …

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Yielders becomes the UK’s First Islamic FinTech Firm to Receive Full Authorisation by the FCA

The London-based FinTech firm, Yielders, announced it is now directly regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), becoming the UK’s first ever Islamic FinTech firm to be directly authorised and making their ethical crowdfunding platform even more assured for investors. This latest landmark shows significant validation by the supervisory body …

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