As anyone who has learnt to drive in a manual car knows it is not that easy getting behind the wheel of an automatic for the first time. It can feel odd at first (not having control over the gears) but it can also be liberating, leaving you free to concentrate on the road.
I imagine that the new parking laws and regulations in Norway have had a similar effect on car park operators. Now that car...
Growth is the name of the game in the Nordics. Just ask our CEO.
You know the saying “all work, no play”? Well, it wasn’t quite all work when top management visited us the other week. Even though our Global CEO Fernando Carro is the boss of nearly 70,000 people, I think he would agree that it is hard to imagine a warmer welcome. Greeted by our cheering staff, a shower of confetti and the...
Imagine if all your routine tasks were taken care of, leaving you to focus only on the most important stuff, whether that’s looking after your customers or coming up with new solutions. I’d jump at the chance to use my time more productively, and looking around me I’m sure I’m not the only one.
The fintech industry has never seen so many threats (and opportunities) with digital wallets...
This is our second blog post on the Norwegian parking industry. Are things really moving that fast, you might ask? Well, yes, they are actually. And for once no one is complaining.
On New Year’s Day new parking regulations kick into gear aimed at protecting motorists from cowboy operators. Public and private operators will now be subject to the same rules in a move that should also iron out...
Wow! Yet another inspirational, personal and insightful Arvato seminar shared with our customers and partners. And as always with these events, our primary aim was to unite, be inspired and be entertained.
At our seminar held on September 29th, the recurring theme throughout the day was Success. This time round, speakers at this annual event were more encouraging than ever. They were brutally...
It is exciting times here at Arvato with something big on the way. I can’t say too much about it yet but it’s about to make life a whole lot more fun. And that got me thinking about what brought me to Arvato Financial Solutions in the first place.
As I had already been working with electronic payments and financial solutions for a couple of years, I knew it was an industry in transformation...
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...
Netthandel.no did a great job arranging their first all-day conference NXT, scoring a full house with 500 participants! Having a great line-up of presenters, they attracted many merchants from a range of web stores, and also some service providers, such as us with AfterPay.
One of the focus areas was the willingness to change as a key component in achieving success in retail and e-commerce....
Each day, about 2.500 parking tickets are placed on drivers’ car window in Norway – and 700.000-900.000 drivers are fined every year. The figures may seem high, but the total number of parkings every year probably exceeds 100 million, which means drivers follow rules and regulations most of the time. And with new technology and apps to help us pay for parking, we can expect the number of those...
Have you heard about FANG? FANG is an acronym for Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google and, according to Professor Kjell A. Nordström (author of Funky Business), FANG rules the world. If you’re not connected, you’re out.
FANG was just one key takeaway from this year’s Future of Business conference. At the conference, Nordström also shared his belief that in order to be successful in...