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Most traditional financial firms to be irrelevant by 2030

Digitalization will make 80 percent of traditional banks and financial services firms irrelevant by 2030, according to a new Gartner report  Digital transformation is well underway and is being heralded as an opportunity and necessity for firms in all industries to maintain a competitive edge. But Gartner says heritage firms in the financial sector are… Read More


Where should the Government of Hong Kong invest to support manufacturing 4.0?

There is a lot of talk in the media about technology transforming traditional manufacturing processes. The World Economic Forum described this as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, building on the Third (the digital revolution). It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres and the… Read More


Kiva CTO: Why we have a responsibility to care for the underserved

The Stack speaks with Kevin O’Brien, CTO of Kiva, a non-profit that aims to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. There seems to be increasing interest from business leaders around tech for social impact. Are you recognising this as a key trend? Absolutely. I expect the tech community to step up efforts to address social… Read More


Meet the startup that could put an end to human traders

Cover photo: left to right: Juan Pablo Braña (CDO), Alejandra M.J.Litterio (CRO), Adrián Raguza (CEO), Nicolás Paladini (CBO). Credit: Alejandra Litterio/Eye Capital Financial traders operate in a fast-paced, high-risk and complex environment. They deal with huge sums of money in a difficult environment and as such, are liable to make mistakes. Many risk reduction techniques and… Read More


Lessons learned from Monzos Kubernetes outage

Monzo engineers suffered a very unenjoyable day in October last year when the online bank experienced a total outage for an hour and 21 minutes. At KubeCon in Copenhagen, Oliver Beattie, Monzo’s head of engineering, talked through the outage and discussed some of the lessons he learned after experiencing every engineer’s worst-case scenario. A full… Read More



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