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Bsquare partners with Amazon QuickSight and Microsoft Power BI to help drive and share industrial IoT data visualisations

By Zenobia Hegde

Bsquare, a provider of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions, announced new DataV software integrations with Amazon QuickSight and Microsoft‘s Power BI that allow industrial organisations to quickly create and share powerful new cross-system interactive data visualisations and reports.

Customers can now leverage these popular reporting platforms to take connected device information from within DataV and combine it with other enterprise system data to create new data views that can be critical for business success.

“Data generated from connected equipment is allowing industrial companies to make quicker and more accurate decisions about their business,” said Dave McCarthy, senior director, products at Bsquare.

“The ability to quickly create new visualisations of that information by combining it with other data – and easily sharing the results with others in the organisation – is critical to achieving that goal. DataV currently offers native reporting based on the functionality within our apps. By providing an open standard connection to tools from third party vendors like Amazon and Microsoft, we’re helping customers extend the value they can get out of their IIoT data sets.”

With connected endpoints in businesses poised to grow from 3 billion in 2017 to 7.5 billion by 2020, being able to capture device data and turn it into actionable intelligence is fundamentally changing how industrial organisations operate. From predicting equipment failures to better utilisation of assets, DataV already helps organisations drive powerful business outcomes from connected device data.

These new integrations help extend the functionality of DataV so customers can build even more powerful cross-system visualisations and reports. Teams can create custom visualisations or select from a list of pre-built reports that map to the apps available in DataV.

DataV enables industrial organisations, such as those in manufacturing, transportation, and oil and gas industries to use data generated by connected devices to make smarter operational decisions.

DataV IoT applications and platform help businesses translate insights generated by industrial assets into critical operational improvements, such as better managing devices, increasing production volume, or reducing operating costs. Visualisation tools are a critical component to realising these and other benefits from IIoT.

Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business analytics service that makes it easy to build visualisations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from data.

Power BI from Microsoft is a suite of business analytics tools that enable organisations to connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep and drive analysis. Rich, custom visualisations can be viewed from browsers or mobile devices. DataV also integrates with the Tableau visual analytics platform.

To learn more about how DataV is driving powerful business outcomes from IIoT, click here.

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Roboadvisor platform revenues to reach $25 bn by 2022, as automation drives wealth management

By Zenobia Hegde

A new study from Juniper Research has found that roboadvisor platform revenues will reach $25 billion (€20.75 billion) by 2022, up from an estimated $1.7 billion (€1.41 billion) in 2017, as the automation of wealth management revolutionises the way individuals invest.

The new research, Fintech Futures: Market Disruption, Leading Innovators & Emerging Opportunities 2017-2022, found that roboadvisors will make investments more compelling to HNWIs (High Net Worth Individuals) and lower income individuals, with average fees estimated as low as 0.6% of assets under management in 2022, with disruption from new players such as Moneybox and Nutmeg.

Roboadvisors widening appeal of wealth management

Juniper found that roboadvisors are broadening the appeal of the wealth management market, with their delivery method via intuitive smartphone apps making the investment process far more convenient, offering a compelling reason for millennials to invest.

The study found that this will drive total assets under management by roboadvisors upwards twelvefold, to $4.1 trillion (€3.40 trillion) in 2022, from an estimated $330 billion (€273.88 billion) in 2017.

Juniper predicted that roboadvisors will become increasingly more automated over time, as AI & machine learning based approaches mature. Research author Nick Maynard added: “The technologies powering roboadvisors will mature to such an extent that they move from their current human supervised role to being utilised in a fully automated way. This will be aided by track records of performance automated roboadvisor systems are establishing.”

Potential savings from automation tempting existing players into investment

While new entrants are disrupting the market, traditional wealth management players are also adopting new technologies to evolve their business models.

Providers such as BlackRock and Aberdeen Asset Management have invested in roboadvisor start-ups, such as Scalable Capital, FutureAdvisor and Parmenion. The study found that the appeal of these technologies is clear to established players, as automated systems, even in a limited role, will enable significant cost reductions and therefore increase their overall quality of service and profitability.

The whitepaper, The Future of Fintech – Disrupt, Collaborate or Die, is available to download from the Juniper Research website together with details of the new research and interactive dataset.

Juniper Research is acknowledged as the leading analyst house in the digital commerce and fintech sector, delivering pioneering research into payments, banking and financial services for more than a decade.

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Zain Group and Cisco Blaze innovation trail to drive network transformation for the digital era

By Zenobia Hegde

Zain Group and Cisco announced that they have successfully achieved a key milestone in expanding the telecommunications operator’s IP/MPLS network with cutting edge technologies, setting the groundwork for new opportunities and business models to be developed.

As a telecommunications operator serving over 45 million customers across eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Zain Group’s network infrastructure faces an increase of expectations and workloads driven by the growth of devices and connections. The annual Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (Cisco VNI™) forecast projects a 12-fold increase in Middle East and Africa mobile data traffic from 2016 to 2021, a compound annual growth rate of 65%.

This unprecedented growth requires service providers to transform their networks. Zain Group is leveraging Cisco® advanced segment routing platforms and WAN automation to bring the benefits of distributed intelligence and centralised control to its network. Cisco’s industry leading innovation around cloud-scale and automation will deliver next-generation network capabilities to Zain Group to enable simplification, scalability and open innovation that drive business results.

“The demands of the digital era means that we must prioritise improving speed and efficiency, defining a growth strategy based on new services, and ensuring security,” said Henri Kassab, managing director, International, Wholesale and Roaming, Zain Group. “These are the building blocks of our innovation that support our transformation in becoming an integrated digital lifestyle operator. With the support of Cisco’s leading technology, our future-ready network architecture positions us well to drive tangible business outcomes and meet the evolving demands of our customers.”

The deployment is a bold move toward network automation and represents a significant step towards a more resilient network that delivers high bandwidth, enhanced application intelligence for 5G, and a significantly improved end user experience that defines the network of the future. Cisco’s technology will also help Zain Group optimise network operations and offer a richer suite of differentiated services.

“The capabilities of Cisco’s segment routing, automation and our best of breed routing engines enable Zain Group to implement a programmable network that allows them to rapidly adapt to future customer needs,” said Ali Amer, managing director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. “By fast tracking their network automation, Zain Group are future-proofing their network with an agile, scalable and secure architecture that supports their growth strategy and enhances their competitiveness.”

Ali Amer

Other benefits Zain Group will gain by modernising their global IP/MPLS architecture include simplified operations, programmability, scalability and increased network availability.

The Cisco Visual Networking Index (Cisco VNI) forecasts that by 2021, the Middle East and Africa will have 2.4 billion networked devices (up from 1.7 billion in 2016) and 1.4 networked devices per capita, while 75% of all networked devices will be mobile-connected in 2021.

Cisco is leading the disruption in the industry with our technology innovations in systems, silicon, optics, services and security, and our unrivalled expertise in mass-scale networking, automation, optical, cable access, video, and mobility. This enables service providers, media and web companies to reduce cost and complexity, help secure their networks, and grow revenue.

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30% of organisations do not know how much of their IT budget is being spent on IT resilience, says Databarracks

By Zenobia Hegde

Research from Databarracks, has revealed that 30% of organisations do not know how much of their IT budget is being spent on disaster recovery and backup services. This follows wider industry research finding that firms in Europe and North America spend 7% of their IT budget on backup and disaster recovery.

Data from Databarracks’ annual Data Health Check survey revealed a number of insights into organisational attitudes and approaches towards IT resiliency:

25% do not know what percentage of their IT budget should be allocated for disaster recovery and business continuity
Only 43% of organisations have tested their disaster recovery processes over the past 12 months
29% of respondents answered “less than £1,000” when asked ‘how much annually does your organisation spend on backup/DR solutions’

Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks comments: “It’s often difficult for IT to secure investment for resiliency because it’s not seen as a particularly dynamic or sexy investment that will add value like a new customer-facing system. But we all know we need to invest in resilience to ensure our continued operation.”

Groucutt continued: “Disaster recovery and backup spending is protection against the risks of user downtime, data loss, and business interruption, but often knowing how much investment needed is difficult to gauge. Every organisation knows it needs some level of protection, but determining the extent, and the appropriate financial investment is an ongoing challenge, as evidence from our research highlights.

“The analogy we often use is the police recommendation for protecting a bike. They suggest spending at least 10% of the value of the bike on the lock to secure it, which makes sense – if you put a cheap lock on an expensive bike it will be quickly stolen. The one caveat we would add to that analogy is that the amount you spend should also relate to your risk profile.

If you frequently lock your bike up at a train station with known bike thieves you would be wise to invest more in your lock. Similarly, if your premises are in a location susceptible to flooding or terrorist events it is sensible to invest more in your resilience.

Groucutt concludes that to help secure the funds needed to improve IT resilience, senior management must understand what the true cost of IT downtime would mean for an organisation: “There isn’t a simple answer to say ‘invest X% and you’ll remain safe,’ that works for all businesses, but that doesn’t mean that it is very difficult to budget for continuity.

“As with other aspects of continuity planning, if you have identified the risks to your business and analysed the impact incidents will have on your operations, it then becomes clear what mitigation strategies you need to put in place. It will always be difficult to secure investment for IT resilience if you don’t have a clear picture of what impact downtime will have.

Presenting a downtime cost – considering both the tangible, as well as the intangible or hidden costs – immediately puts the cost of investment into context, and helps strengthen the case for improving IT resilience.”

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Dogtown Media Recognized As Top IoT Developer Of The Year In Clutch…

Dogtown Media has earned a spot on Clutch’s 2017 Global Leaders List. Over 7,000 companies across the world were considered for the prestigious honor, and the Los Angeles-based mobile app developer…

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IDC forecasts worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies to reach $1.3tn in 2018

By Zenobia Hegde

Worldwide spending on digital transformation (DX) technologies (hardware, software, and services) is expected to be nearly $1.3 trillion (€1.09 trillion) in 2018, an increase of 16.8% over the $1.1 trillion (€0.93 trillion) spent in 2017. A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC)forecasts DX spending to maintain a strong pace of growth over the 2016-2021 forecast period with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.9%. In 2021, DX spending will nearly double to more than $2.1 trillion (€1.77 trillion).

The majority of DX spending in 2018 ($662 (€557.47) billion) will go toward technologies that support new or expanded operating models as organisations seek to make their operations more effective and responsive by leveraging digitally-connected products/services, assets, people, and trading partners.

The second largest DX investment area in 2018 ($326 (€274.52) billion) will be technologies supporting omni-experience innovations that transform how customers, partners, employees, and things communicate with each other and the products and services created to meet unique and individualised demand. Information will also be an important DX investment area ($240 (€202.10) billion in 2018) as organisations strive to obtain and leverage information for competitive advantage through better decisions, optimised operations, and new products and services.

“At this point in the digital transformation era, all industries are investing heavily in 3rd Platform technologies,” said Eileen Smith, program director in IDC’s Customer Insights & Analysis Group. “While some industries are more focused on the core technologies underlying the 3rd Platform, particularly cloud, big data and analytics, and mobility, many have shifted their investment focus toward the Innovation Accelerators, such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, and robotics.

While the investment strategies may differ from company to company, the objective remains the same: to reimagine and reconstruct the business to compete in the increasingly digital economy that’s platform-powered and ecosystem-enabled.”

The industries that will invest the most in digital transformation in 2018 are discrete manufacturing ($214 (€180.21) billion), professional services ($133 (€112.00) billion), process manufacturing ($132 (€111.16) billion), and transportation ($127 (€106.95) billion).

All four industries are expected to spend the most on operating model transformation, with information transformation as the second largest area of investment for both the discrete and process manufacturing industries and omni-experience transformation coming in second for the professional services and transformation industries. The industries that will see the fastest DX spending growth over the five-year forecast are construction (32.1% CAGR), retail (21.9% CAGR), and healthcare provider (21.7% CAGR).

The technology categories that will see the greatest amount of DX spending in 2018 are connectivity services, IT services, enterprise hardware, and applications. Investment in connectivity services will be central to those industries focusing on operating model transformation and omni-experience transformation. Industries focusing on information transformation are expected to invest more heavily in IT services and enterprise hardware. Investments in new applications will be important to virtually all industries as they pursue their DX strategies.

On a geographic basis, the United States will see DX spending of $437 billion (€368.00 billion) in 2018 followed closely by the Asia/Pacific […]

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Preparing for the new EU data laws in the IoT space

By Zenobia Hegde

Another day, another story of a cyber breach hits the news. Recent reports suggest that Uber was one of the latest victims, with 2.7 million people in the UK being affected by a cyber attack that took place in 2016, says Steven Farmer of Pillsbury Law.

With the most significant overhaul of EU data protection laws scheduled to come into effect in May 2018, data protection stories look set to remain in the headlines. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have direct effect throughout the EU, and the UK Government has committed to retaining the law post-Brexit. The new law not only requires private organisations and public entities to report data breaches to regulators in most circumstances, but also empowers those regulators to issue significant fines where breaches occur.

What does the new law say?

The new law changes the existing legal framework and empowers regulators to issue fines of up to four percent of global corporate turnover or €20 million for each breach, whichever is greater. Organisations in the IoT space are particularly vulnerable given the amount of information collected, and the potential weakness in wireless technologies, which can be exploited by hackers.

Businesses in the IoT space should be aware of the following key points:

Accountability – crucially, those caught will be required to show compliance e.g. (i) maintain certain documents; (ii) carry out Privacy Impact Assessments; (iii) implement Privacy by Design and Default (in all activities), requiring a fair amount of upfront work. For example, when developing an IoT product, a risk assessment will be required to review the sensitivity of the data collected and detect potential risks.
Consent – new rules will also be introduced relating to the collection of data, e.g., consent must be “explicit” for certain categories. Existing consents may no longer therefore be valid and consents obtained should be purged going forward. In addition, IoT products, which incorporate privacy settings, should, by default, be set on the most privacy-friendly setting, although users can be given the option to change these settings as part of an initial set-up process.
Enhanced rights for individuals – new rights will be introduced around (i) subject access; (ii) objecting to processing; (iii) data portability; and (iv) objecting to profiling, among others. The right to data portability empowers individuals to request that their data be transferred to a third party, likely a competitor, in a machine-readable form.
Privacy policies – fair processing notices will now need to be more detailed and providers of IoT products will need to ensure that policies are updated.

International transfers – Binding Corporate Rules for controllers and processors as a means of legitimising transfers will be expressly recognised for the first time and so should be considered as a transfer mechanism. Also, if the UK leaves the European Union without a “data-deal”, transfers of personal data between the UK and Europe may not be permitted unless safeguards are in place. Businesses should examine affected data flows now and develop contingency plans for data transfers post-Brexit.
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The IoT phenomenon will equate to nothing if the industry fails to connect the dots

By Zenobia Hegde

The Internet of Things is no longer the future. It’s very much the present and the market is growing at an exponential rate, says Robin Kent, director of European operations, Adax. It’s set to quadruple in size, growing from US$900 billion (€758.25 billion) in 2014 to $4.3 trillion (€3.62 trillion) by 2024, with more than 30 billion connected devices in use.

Approximately 7.5 billion of those devices will access a cellular IoT core network, which is three times greater than the number of LTE-connected smartphones today. Service providers have faced waves of game changing technologies influenced by end user demand over the past 20 years, including the rise of SMS and the explosion of Over-The-Top (OTT) applications on smartphones, and IoT is in the same bracket, if not out on its own as the future of the technology world.

If media and analyst predictions on its rate of growth are proved true, the telecoms industry faces huge pressure. It will play the pivotal role in anchoring connections from device to device and the core. But if connections are lost, what are the consequences? And how do service providers play their part in ensuring they’re not faced with dealing with the impact of potential downtime?

Driving the business model development

With predictions that total M2M revenue opportunity is forecast to reach $1.6 trillion (€1.35 trillion) in 2024, up from $500 billion (€421.25 billion) in 2014 (an annual growth of 12%), it’s clear why so many industries are vying for their piece of the pie. Telecoms has been identified as the glue which will hold the connected world together so it’s vital that any teething problems in these early years are identified and resolved.

Just last month, we saw Vodafone delve into the consumer side of IoT with the launch of its new “V by Vodafone” bundle, whereby consumers are charged for the number of connected devices they add to their monthly plan. Consumers are one of many drivers behind the rise of IoT and it won’t be long before other operators follow in Vodafone’s footsteps.

Latency is not an option

For the true benefits of IoT to be recognised, highly reliable connectivity is key. Much in the same way networks deal with voice calls, device connection must be immediate and on hand whenever called upon, as well as being reliable and strong to avoid latency. Devices vary depending on their use case, throughput requirements, power consumption and the service requirements across different IoT applications. These applications can be categorised by two factors: data throughput and connectivity.

Connectivity is key for the wide range of applications that have a low tolerance of latency. These include; location-based marketing and advertising; industrial robotics and environmental control; smart home control; augmented and virtual reality; vehicle control and telematics; and remote personal healthcare, remote surgery and some wearables. It’s vitally important that operators have the correct tools in place that address latency control, reliability improvement and authentication for such applications.

Keeping a close connection

It’s paramount for operators to have an understanding of how to build a […]

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Shipments of cellular M2M terminals to reach 13.7 million by 2022, says Berg Insight

By Zenobia Hegde

Berg Insight, the M2M/IoT market research provider, released new findings about the market for cellular M2M terminals. About 4.9 million cellular M2M terminals were shipped globally during 2016, an increase of 28.0% from the previous year.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.8%, this number is expected to reach 13.7 million in 2022. Berg Insight defines cellular terminals as standalone devices intended for connecting M2M applications to a cellular network. These include primarily general-purpose cellular routers, gateways and modems that are enclosed in a chassis and have at least one input/output port. Trackers, telematics devices and other specialised devices are excluded from this report.

North American and Asian vendors dominate the global cellular M2M terminal market. Cradlepoint, Sierra Wireless and Digi International are the largest vendors in North America, whilst SIMCom is the main manufacturer on the Asian market. Combined, these four vendors generated close to US$ 415 million (€349.15 million) in revenues from M2M terminal sales during 2016. This is equivalent to nearly 50% of the global market.

Other noteworthy vendors include CalAmp, Multitech Systems and Encore Networks in the US, Xiamen Four-Faith, Maestro Wireless and InHand Networks in Asia, Teltonika, HMS Networks, Advantech B+B SmartWorx, NetModule, Matrix Electrónica, Eurotech, Gemalto, Dr. Neuhaus and Option in Europe and NetComm Wireless in Australia.

A large number of small and medium sized vendors are active on the European market, whilst the North American market is dominated by a handful of major vendors, largely due to barriers in the form of carrier certifications required for cellular devices in the region.

“Adoption of 4G LTE in cellular routers, gateways and modems have increased rapidly in recent time due to increased focus on product life cycle costs and decommissioning of 2G networks”, said Fredrik Stålbrand, IoT analyst, Berg Insight. He adds that two thirds of the cellular M2M terminals sold globally during 2017 used 4G LTE as the main standard.

“LPWA technologies such as LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT are expected to ease the transition from 2G to LTE networks further”, continued Mr. Stålbrand. In 2017, introductions of cellular M2M terminals featuring LTE Cat M1 and NB-IoT technologies were made by Encore Networks, Maestro Wireless and MultiTech Systems and several vendors plan to launch new products with LPWA connectivity during 2018.

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Crypto, Blockchain and The Future of Trading and Investment

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Crypto, Blockchain and The Future of Trading and Investment

Crypto, Blockchain and The Future of Trading and Investment

In a masterclass conference, blockchain experts Dinis Guarda, Dr. Philipp Kallerhoff and Derin Cag will discuss the crypto world and the future of the democratization of trading and investment. The event, that will take place in London on December, 20, will also feature an impressive panel with special guests Genevieve Leveille and Martin Bartlam amongst others.

Covesting in partnership with tradersdna.com, richtopia.com and Law company DLA Piper, are promoting an event in London addressing Crypto, Blockchain and the future of trading and investment.

The event, that will happen the following December 20th between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm at DLA Piper headquarters, located at 3 Noble Street, London EC2V 7EE, London, will be hosted by blockchain experts Dinis Guarda, Martin Bartlam, Jonny Fry, Derin Cag, Genevieve Leveille and Athanassios Kollyris. Together, they will discuss the fascinating world of Cryptocurrencies and its back-end technology, Blockchain.

This is an important event to know more about the disruptive world of crypto-economics.

About this Dinis Guarda said:

“Crypto investing is becoming widely used by investors worldwide and is an area which is successfully replacing conventional investment instruments and somehow implemented and time-tested on equity, FX and CFD markets. With increasing transactions value and growing popularity of cryptocurrencies – it’s a perfect time to see what and where cryptocurrencies will go and how peer-to-peer investing and asset management solutions can be created into the blockchain world.”

This event comes at an important moment, as this year as seen the total market cap of cryptocurrencies raise from just $30B to well over $500B. Many reports suggest that only 1-2% of investors have moved into crypto markets so far, for reasons such as lack of knowledge, lack of awareness, security and volatility. So there is still space for wider growth!

All speakers are authors, traders, crypto influencers and founders of platforms, crypto funds, algo trading. The masterclass will address the present challenges with crypto, bitcoin, legal and compliance, how to do better investments and how new crypto platforms are emerging, and creating a new ecosystem at an astonishing velocity.

That is the case of Covesting.io, the project sponsoring this event. Covesting is a platform that can help investors and traders to learn, improve and manage their portfolio of investment and trading.

Image source: Covesting website

The Covesting platform, helps investors and cryptocurrency traders to find each other and allows its users to automatically copy the trades made by the successful cryptocurrency traders and profit together. Basically, the plan at Covesting.io seems to be to take the popular technique of copy / social trading and “p2p asset management” from the FX trading world, and adapt it to digital currencies. Their plan is to allow ordinary investors, who have yet to enter the cryptocurrency markets, to copy the trades of some of the best cryptocurrency traders from across the globe. The project is guided by former investment bankers from Saxo Bank, JPMorgan, Citibank, Zurich Insurance and several other large investment firms.

All the speakers of the event have outstanding curriculums:

Genevieve Leveille

Genevieve Leveille is founder of AgriLedger, a FinTech venture aiming to empower agricultural producers by democratizing their access to financial services and improving the transparency of the supply chain. Their first product, is a distributed Cryptoledger Mobile App that acts as an incorruptible source of truth. AgriLedger won the special prize from Singularity University at the 2016 FinTechJam in London.

Genevieve serves as the vice-chair for the techUK Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) Working Group. The DLT Working Group will provide strategic direction for all techUK activities related to blockchain and DLT. It will consider what action can be taken to industrialise, support blockchain technology readiness, help organisations with adoption and consider use cases not limited to financial services but a wide range of other sectors, including, the Internet of Things, smart energy & utilities, smart contracts and government.

Genevieve was an Inaugural Member of the Advisory Group for the Estonian Government’s eResidency initiative. The Advisory Group was made up of thought leaders in several industries relating to security, technology and economic empowerment and it was formed to support the Estonian Government’s e-Residency team.

FinTech is about problem solving, rethinking old problems and building the technology to make things easier, faster and less costly. Genevieve’s attitude towards change and new technologies are reflected in her successful journey and her selection as a finalist in the Women in IT Awards 2016 in the category ‘Security Champion’. Genevieve continues to gather additional recognitions for her work, she was recently recognized as of the Women in Fintech PowerList 2016/7 published by Innovate Finance.

Having deep understanding of the moving parts and pain points in the financial sector, Genevieve’s ambition is to collaborate on and build innovative solutions to address inefficiencies and obstacles towards the simplification of the customer journeys.

Dinis Guarda

Dinis is a fintech serial entrepreneur influencer, Strategist, and Blockchain leader. He is a social trading, Crypto and ICO Evangelist. Dinis is the founder/CEO of LifeSci – a P2P, blockchain, PAAS. He is a co-founder of Covesting.

Dinis Guarda

Dinis Guarda

Dinis created Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain company that publishes intelligenthq.com hedgethink.com and tradersdna.com. He is a lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Cambridge University, Group INSEEC/Monaco University.

He is an advisor and initial shareholders for the fintech social money transfer app Moneymailme moneymail.me. Between 2014 and 2015 he was involved in creating fabbanking.com a digital bank between Asia and Africa. He was involved in the business development, technology set up and legal international foundations working as founder COO and CMO.

He has been working in various projects with Saxo Bank, Mastercard, Barclays, Oanda. He was the founder of tradingfloor.com for Saxo Bank, and socialmediacouncil.org with Jamie Burke.

Martin Bartlam

Martin Bartlam

Martin Bartlam is experienced in complex capital markets transactions, securitisation and derivatives. He has over 20 years of experience as a finance lawyer and has lectured on and acted as external examiner on international bond finance, project finance, syndicated lending and financial instruments at Kings College, London University.

Martin has acted for all significant participants including acting for arrangers, issuers, investors, sponsors, originators, monolines, credit rating agencies, trustees, servicers and other interested parties.

Martin is the International Group Head of the Finance and Projects practice of DLA Piper.

Jonny Fry

Jonny Fry is a blockchain, crypto economics, ICO and funds specialist, with over 25 years experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management .

Jonny Fry

His focus has been on the dynamics of financial innovation, advising on ICOs, Tokenomics, Crypto funds and he is a regular speaker on these topics. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the financial services sector. looking after private clients and institutions assets managing funds in the UK and overseas.

He has been CEO and on the board of a variety of regulated and unregulated companies in the U.K. and overseas, in a number of different industries.

He has first-hand experience of working with the press and managing corporate and reputational risk for a number of organisations.

Derin Cag

Derin is a digital and social media specialist with global expertise in digital transformation. Derin is a global top influencer in blockchain and crypto economics. He is the founder of Richtopia, an online business magazine and blog covering a mix of valuable content written by thought-leaders, top lists of influencers, and inspirational videos with successful authorities in their respective areas of expertise.

Derin Cag

Derin Cag

In addition to Richtopia, Derin is also the co-founder (with Tim Campbell MBE) of professional services firm Marketing Runners Ltd. Marketing Runners Ltd provides advisory and consultancy services on web development, social media marketing, digital asset mergers & acquisitions, video production, public relations, and crisis management.

In 2015, Derin created with Dinis Guarda, Blockchain Age, the global leader in blockchain research and consultancy. Derin is a lecturer of Digital Marketing Studies at Sup de Pub (Groupe INSEEC), which is a postgraduate course for Master’s degree students in London.

About the organisations behind the project:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.

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