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...
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...
As the autumn chill bites, you should be thinking of wrapping up the current financial year and preparing the budget for next year. Even though the financial year is drawing to a close, you still have time to give your working capital and balance sheet an overhaul before the Christmas party season gets into full swing.
Most companies which supply goods and services to customers also send 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...
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...
When it comes to start-ups, we in the Nordic region punch above our weight. Think Spotify, Skype and Rovio, to name just a few. Great ideas that led to great start-ups, which have changed the way we look at the world. Could you imagine a world without Spotify or Skype? I can’t.
And of course – it is impossible not to mention Klarna, whose success with their payment solutions is beneficial...
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...
In our experience, there’s no such thing as one size fits all – at least when it comes to payment and financial solutions. At arvato, we work with companies of all sizes and industries, and I’ve long been convinced that one of our greatest strengths is that we are constantly adapting our services to their specific needs. And believe me that can be quite a challenge when they grow as quickly...