How Open Data Initiatives Fuel Mobility-as-a-Service

How Open Data Initiatives Fuel Mobility-as-a-Service

With rising levels of automobile traffic congestion and its environmental impact, there are now more efforts focused on finding ways to make urban travel more efficient. A catalyst for this change has been the principle of Open Data, which is where cities release as much data as possible about local transport, allowing companies to tailor services that fill gaps in coverage.

via Digital Lifescapes

Why Blockchain Demand is Slowly Emerging

Why Blockchain Demand is Slowly Emerging

“Only 5% of CIOs rated blockchain as a game changer for their organizations — far below artificial intelligence, cloud, or data and analytics. Across all categories of CIO respondents, 11% have deployed or will deploy blockchain in the next twelve months.”

via Gartner

How Marketers Use Artificial Intelligence Apps

How Marketers Use Artificial Intelligence Apps

According to research, marketers’ uptake of artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to grow as more companies invest in the emerging technology. Two of the most popular ways that marketers are applying AI are for advertising targeting and audience segmentation.

via eMarketer

Augmented and Virtual Reality Start-up Investment Trends

Augmented and Virtual Reality Start-up Investment Trends

Although Chinese computer vision or augmented reality (AR) investment grew 3x to $3.9 billion over the last 12 months, in stark contrast North American venture capital (VC) investment in AR/VR startups dropped below $120 million in Q3 2018.

via Digi Capital

Digital Trust: Why Enterprise IT Compliance Matters

Digital Trust: Why Enterprise IT Compliance Matters

Twenty-nine percent of employees observed at least one compliance violation at work in 2016 or 2017, according to the latest worldwide market study by Gartner. The survey, which sampled more than 5,000 employees at all levels, found that these workers are twice as likely to leave their organization.

via Digital Lifescapes

How Fintech Disrupts Retail And Commercial Banks

How Fintech Disrupts Retail And Commercial Banks

“Variations on the digital challenger bank model championed in Europe are spreading globally with new entrants targeting niche customer pain points. Collectively this year, startups in our market map have raised over $1.7B in venture capital.”

via CB Insights

Finance Organizations Improve Productivity via Digital Apps

Finance Organizations Improve Productivity via Digital Apps

Digital leaders, or finance functions that ranked “high” on a scorecard of technology metrics, operate at 44 percent lower cost than their peers and employ 45 percent less staff. They experience error rates that are 37 percent lower and spend 19 percent less time collecting and compiling data.

via The Hackett Group