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Will Blockchain Disrupt the Healthcare Industry?

Blockchain disrupt the healthcare industry

Medical technology is advancing quickly, and yet, where blockchain fits is an open question. One of the biggest concerns in health care is records. Patient records, their portability, their access, and who has them is on the minds of doctors, patients, and government regulators. Patient records are stored everywhere from the health monitor on a … Continued

How Does Technology Influence Innovation?

In a recent round of research, I was reviewing adoption rates for new technologies. It took over 55 years for automobiles to reach 80 million people, whereas the internet was able to achieve the same feat in less than 18 years. It reminded me of the staggering comparison: “It took about 75 years for the … Continued

The State of Innovation in the Financial Sector

Innovation in the Financial Sector

Fintech funding is increasing. Just over a decade ago, we were spending a little over $5 Billion on financial technology – today we’re spending nearly $78 Billion. Why are we seeing that investment accelerate? Because the financial sector is ripe for disruption and investors want to make sure that they’re part of the financial future … Continued

Will Blockchain Change How Financial Businesses Innovate?

Financial Businesses Innovate

Blockchain will change finance, even if you never buy a bitcoin. The world’s financial system was never built to do the things that it does. If twenty years ago, you’d told your average investor that stock markets would see billions of trades made by amateur investors over their lunch hour, that little bits of computer … Continued

The Data Economy & GDPR – Innovating around Regulation!

Data Economy and GDPR

When you hear the word “regulation” – the first thing that comes to mind is bureaucracy. Especially, when it comes to the European Union! The EU directive of data-protection, privacy and general regulation of its data-economy is largely tied to the upcoming launch of the GDPR regime in May 2018. As with every regulation, there … Continued