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December 22, 2016

[re]CodeCommerce & #InclusionSV: time to team up

As we near the end of this god-forsaken year entitled 2016, there is certainly a lot to reflect on (or retract from depending on your disposition). This month has felt pretty surreal if not 100% in-conflict coming off last. I mean how is one supposed to feel merry with cheer given the defacement that is now set to be in control of America, not to mention all the other horrible developments around the globe? Santa is 100% happy he lives in the non-nationalized North Pole, except of course all his polar bear friends are dying from starvation due to climate change. There is that. Nonetheless (or perhaps despite the lessening), the two events in about as many weeks that caught my [...]

 
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November 4, 2016

Tech Inclusion: the Diversity of an Open Mind

Palace of Fine Arts

The Palace of Fine Arts was born out of an Exhibition intent on demonstrating that San Francisco had rebuilt itself. So the fact this year’s Tech Inclusion conference was held in the neighboring Innovation Hangar (previously the Exploratorium) is quite appropriate. In a sense, the goal here is to rebuild SF’s crown jewel: Tech. Young and not so young white guys hold a majority stake at present, but in the years to come, it seems to me that the tech sector is going to incur some well-deserved growing pains of a different variety. We’re not talking 4-5x the national GDP growth rate, no, this is something more like [...]

 
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July 11, 2016

How can b2B companies properly understand their clients?

b2B (small business to big business) companies, including fintechs, often find it a challenge to get to grips with the realities faced by their differently scaled clients.

As ever in these matches, communication is key, but how can a team, or even an entire company, engage with a major client in such a way as to really get to understand not just what they do, but how and why they do it?

This was the question faced by Freddie Talberg, CEO of Pie Mapping, developers of sophisticated logistics software to enterprise level clients. His response to the question?

Hire a bus, book a hotel, [...]

 
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June 13, 2016

Fintech for Financial Inclusion

With the right digital partner, banks can boost financial inclusion using financial literacy tools, innovative credit scoring and biometrics

Even today, millions of UK citizens cannot access mainstream financial services. Meanwhile, financial institutions are missing out on a corresponding number of opportunities to rebuild trust and confidence in the market, refresh and grow their customer base, create prolific new markets, and develop sustainable demand for a new generation of products and services. Digital technologies are playing a fundamental role in addressing financial inclusion. They improve the accessibility, affordability and attractiveness [...]

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