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Keeping you informed about startups, innovative SMEs and digital trends to support your decisions.

Tech solutions for greater financial inclusion

While significant progress has been made across the globe to improve financial inclusion, it is estimated that about 1 in 3 adults still does not have access to financial services, representing 1.7 billion unbanked people.  Various commitments to this cause have been made by governments via initiatives such as the G20 High-Level Principles for Digital … Read more

A new AI-led approach to credit risk and retailer financing

It can be a real struggle to find the funds to grow in visibility and size for a retail business, especially in the age of giant online marketplaces of the likes of Amazon and Alibaba.  Small merchants are more vulnerable to volatile demand and to disruptions in the supply chain, making their lack of liquidity … Read more

Capgemini & Early Metrics: The Future of Work is here

As Christian Tooley, Senior Management Consultant at Capgemini Invent, pointed out, we are currently experiencing the largest ever experiment on new and remote ways of working. While “the future of work” was already a buzz-worthy topic before this, the coronavirus pandemic has now thrusted it to the top of the list. Now, all companies have … Read more

The abolition of unproductive meetings, a quiet revolution

The coronavirus pandemic has made the demand for digital productivity tools even greater than before and to some extent, it has also made workers more aware of the burden of unproductive meetings. As teams were forced into remote work overnight, many realised the need to create digital spaces for informal project planning and idea exchanges … Read more

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