Hon Franklin D Kramer, Distinguished Fellow & Board Member, Atlantic Council
Isabel Hilton, Senior Advisor, The China Dialogue Trust
Debora MacKenzie, Journalist, New Scientist
Air Marshall Edward Stringer, Former Director General, Joint Force Development & Defence Academy
Friday, 29 October 2021
Crown Agents Bank, the UK regulated financial service partner of choice for governments, international development organisations, banks and pension administrators, has today announced the launch of its new pension solution, EMpower Pensions. EMpower Pensions offers effective, end-to-end pensions management from one easy-to-use interactive platform, including Biometric Facial Authentication Proof of Life technology, reporting and convenient administration functions for pension administrators & their pensioners alike.
It takes smart technology to outsmart a changing world – especially in Financial Services. Register here to see how Dayforce, the modern HCM technology is transforming the way people work and see it in action! Dates available in July, August and September 2021
GPS customers and partners have generated $12.53 billion of investment this year through venture capital (VC), private equity (PE) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. This accounts for more than a tenth (13%) of the reported $98 billion worth of investment the global fintech industry has generated in the first half of the year.
"Everything is down, my whole business is down". Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are all back online after a 6 hour global outage, starting at around 4pm GMT yesterday (4th October). A single minute of downtime can cost Facebook over $200,000, and this outage looks to have cost them over $70 million in 6 hours (and that’s before we account for the reputational damage this kind of massive outage can have). This shows that downtime is a significant cost to businesses, especially when it’s unplanned; the IDC estimates that Tier 1 banks waste around $2.5billion a year on critical application failure.
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