While the fault line has been forming for some time, it is about to turn into the Grand Canyon with banks on one side, and tech companies on the other. As of January 2018, the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) regulations come into effect across the European Union enabling businesses and customers to use third-party providers to manage their finances.
DARPA has a USD 3.1 billion budget for R&D, which is on par with big pharma and tech giants, so it is interesting to note how under the radar DARPA is. Perhaps it’s not surprising considering they invented the technology for Stealth fighters (pun intended) and O! they also invented the internet plus a truckload of other cool things we all take for granted. We take you through a timeline of their most accomplished achievements to-date. Down Periscope!
With GE’s history of lightbulb moments and executing ahead of the curve, its heavy investment into Industrial Cloud, by bringing together the latest game changing technologies of our time, namely Big Data and Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud, should have investors sitting up and paying attention.
With the tech industry priding itself as an evidence-driven discipline it is odd that company policies and practises are sometimes led by preconceptions than actual data. This is particularly pertinent for women who work in tech, where the evidence on female ambition and motivation urges us to leave our assumptions at the door.