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...
Over 2000 Europeans - but also people from the rest of the world – came to Shoptalk Europe 8-11 October in Copenhagen to learn the latest and greatest about retail and ecommerce innovations and interact with other ecommerce people. The line-up of speakers was impressive; from tech giants like Google, Amazon and Alibaba, via established brands like Levi's and H&M, to relatively newcomers like...
There’s a lot going on in payments just now, with a lot of talk around Apple Pay and Samsung Pay sewing up the market for mobile wallets. We even have AliPay, the mobile-payment heavyweight run by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, moving into Europe and the US to corner the market for Chinese tourists (and possibly the rest of us).
As our Payments Review shows, you need to know the lay of the...
The beauty of shopping online is that you can buy whatever you want, whenever you want, from wherever you want. When you sell online, you have the opportunity to reach customers far beyond the confines of your own city or national borders. There are millions, maybe billions, of people out there who want what you are selling.
But how do you know what they are looking for? How quickly do they...
The finalists for the 2016 edition of the Startupbootcamp FinTech acceleration program in London have now been chosen. The selection of these nine innovative companies marks not only the end of intensive months of scouting and searching, but also the beginning of what I hope to be exciting talks over the coming three months.
Third time around
This is the third year that we are partnering...
In 2015 arvato Financial Solutions became one of the founding partners of the Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator. It has been great to see how this London-based program works with fintech start-ups, giving them access to world-class industry expertise during an intensive mentoring and investment period.
We also recently took part in two exciting “hackathons,” working with fresh new talent...
The financial services market today is one where you adapt or die, where evolution has never been more relevant.
Staying ahead of the pack is a matter of corporate life and death: it’s survival of the fastest, not just the fittest. The continuing emergence of e-commerce, ever-increasing competitive pressure, and the proliferation of fintech developments mean a company in our industry that...
Here at arvato Financial Solutions, we always aim to deliver reliable services throughout the entire customer journey, as well as across a broad range of industries. We’re also consistently striving to provide the best offerings for our customers.
We often find these offerings as a result of collaboration and learning, so this year we’re sponsoring London’s Startupbootcamp Fintech, a...
Change really is a constant for much of the world today. This year has been characterised by change, both positive and negative, in people’s lives, in international relations and in the financial markets, across the Nordic region and around the world.
By its nature, change is often unpredictable. You make plans, but you can never really predict the future. One of the only things you can be...
It was fourth-century bishop Saint Ambrose who gave us the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. His idea – that you need to adapt to local circumstances and traditions – remains relevant to this day, particularly in the area of financial services.
In an arvato insights report earlier this year, we looked at the different circumstances facing online merchants across the Nordic...