I don't know about you, but whenever I am travelling in Scandinavian countries, I think that we in Germany are a little behind the times. We can always argue about taste in fashion and interiors, but this not the only area where I think the Swedish, for example, are more innovative than us. Stockholm gives me a W-LAN hotspot in the train from the airport to the city centre, and for payments other...
AI(Artificial Intelligence) concept.
Technology is upending infrastructure, workflows, and processes in the financial services industry. Nowadays, an agile workforce which embraces everything the latest tech offers – analytics, AI, and robotics – can perform complex financial tasks quicker and more accurately than ever before. The impact of this trend is comprehensive and far reaching.
Rise of the machines
Once put to work,...
Nowadays advanced analytics is transforming business processes in every conceivable industry. As a result, the hype surrounding big data and advanced analytics is reaching fever pitch. Here, Jörg Brendemühl, Vice President Analytics & Consulting Services at Arvato Financial Solutions, sifts through the complexity of today’s financial world and outlines how advanced analytics is enabling...
Like many of my fellow countrymen and women, I’ve switched from commuting by car to by bus and train in recent years. I sold my car after moving to the big city and haven’t been stuck in traffic once since then. I can even prepare for appointments during my journey to the office. It’s no surprise to me that an average of 30 million Germans take public transport each day. I actually now...
Customer retention is essential for every business in every industry. And yet, many businesses are quick to terminate relationships with customers who default on their loans. Could this delicate situation actually be an opportunity in disguise? When customers fall on hard times, implementing a suitable debt collection process might be all it takes to help them get back on track. Here, Volker...
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It’s almost hard to believe but this year was the ninth time I’ve attended Mobile World Congress (MWC). I first attended the conference back in 2005. Back then it was hosted in Cannes. And, wow, has it changed since the early days!
With more than 100,000 visitors and hundreds of exhibiting companies, MWC has grown to become easily the largest mobile trade event of the year. Now held...
Norwegian media and entertainment companies are some of our most digitalised and innovative enterprises. Their income models were amongst the first to be put under pressure due to digitalisation, and they are often highlighted as some of the best examples of digital transformation within the industry. In other words: they deploy innovation for both defence and offence.
Given this ultra-short...
Over the years, Arvato Financial Solutions has been part of driving the transformation of outsourced services; from largely manual, back office operations to fully-integrated digital solutions.
Of course, it’s not only the finance industry that has been transformed. The way we are informed and entertained has also changed profoundly. In the Nordic region, the time people spend watching...
2017 marks the tenth year of Slush and the fourth time that I’ve attended the event, which I guess makes me a veteran, right?
When I attended the very first conference it was a much smaller affair – we were only about 300 people back then. But over the years, Slush has grown to host annual conferences and events in Singapore, Shanghai, and Tokyo, that attract more than 40,000...
How did data protection become the words on everyone’s lips?
The concept must have received more attention in the past year than the whole previous decade. Frankly, before the GDPR, the issue of data protection was not given much thought at all in most businesses. So, why the change? Well, the regulation’s draconic maximum fines have surely contributed – up to 20 MEUR or 4% of last...