The emergence of exponential technologies, with Generative Artificial Intelligence being a major reference, has brought with it endless opportunities for business competitiveness, but it has also opened the door to new threats. Cyber-attacks are registering an increase in cases globally, with a total of 1,248 attacks per week, an increase of 7% compared to the first quarter of 2022. In this regard, and according to Google's 'Current Cybersecurity Landscape in Spain' report, the consequences of these cyberattacks can be very negative. For example, European SMEs, 60% of which disappear within six months of receiving the attack because they cannot afford the losses.
More than 50 global technology leaders to unveil at DES2023 how Artificial Intelligence is transforming their businesses
The impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence in the business ecosystem, the disruptions that will affect the future of organisations, such as the use of data, or the opportunities that sustainability brings to the business are some of the challenges that are marking the agenda of international leaders. In fact, market reports reveal that half of the companies in Europe are already incorporating AI, and that more than 40% of managers understand that there is a real commitment to move towards compliance with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria as an added value.
Startups across the UK are facing an uphill struggle in the current economic climate. Global VC inflows were down 44%-54% in Q1 2023 year on year. On top of this, the pressure (and inclination) for SMEs is no longer simply to survive, but also to operate within the realms of environmental responsibility, with research suggesting that 50% of SMEs intend to invest in sustainability in 2023.
In today's fast-paced digital landscape, the power of artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way businesses approach marketing. Loop Digital, a UK-based digital marketing agency, explores the profound impacts of AI on the industry and how businesses can leverage this technology to drive unprecedented success.
British fintech payments company PayFuture is announcing it has been granted an agent Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence by UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). With this licence, PayFuture is poised to deliver a comprehensive suite of localised payment products and methods, designed to offer convenience and efficiency in an increasingly digital world. The company's advanced technology platform, combined with its deep understanding of online merchant’s needs, will enable businesses to access untapped markets effortlessly.
MMITA (Meet Me In The Astral) launches its mobile app as a new augmented reality (AR) platform that allows users to experience and share AR content wherever they are. MMITA offers a creative and immersive opportunity for users to discover the virtual world around them, interact with it, and add their own elements to it.
The majority (59%) of senior marketers think Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) are overlooked by the industry. That’s according to research by SALESmanago, the Customer Engagement Platform, which surveyed 250 marketers across the UK, Poland, Germany and Spain to determine the disconnect between marketers and CDP adoption.
Vizibl has launched its first edition of Vizibl Quick Insights, culminating in a new report: Procurement’s Decarbonisation Readiness Report. This report polls the procurement industry, asking vital questions about how prepared enterprises are to work with suppliers in reducing scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
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Fintech Week London, the must-attend event for the fintech industry, has announced an impressive line-up of speakers for its flagship conference on 19 to 20 June, with Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business, and Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrew Griffith MP, among the influential voices taking to the stage.
The Santander X Global Award, IS Santander’s International university entrepreneurship competition, where 36 winners from their respective Local Awards will have the chance to represent their countries (Spain, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and the UK) and compete to win cash prizes and additional benefits to take their solutions to the next level.
Constant digitalisation and changing business models are revolutionising the culture of talent. The emergence of Artificial Intelligence on a global scale, the consolidation of teleworking, or the widespread development of EdTech, or educational technologies, are just some examples of the evolution of human resources. Without going any further, the World Economic Forum has recently pointed out that almost 80% of the most in-demand jobs in 2030 have not yet been created, so the market needs constant training to respond to this development. Added to this is the challenge of a shortage of teams with digital skills and competences.
Top global tech gurus will meet at DES2023 to analyse the impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence over the next decade
The application of Artificial Intelligence has become a lever for transforming business models, as well as driving new business opportunities. According to industry research figures, 98% of company leaders believe that Artificial Intelligence will play a transformative role in their organisation's strategies in the next three years. This vision becomes even more relevant after the irruption of Generative Artificial Intelligence, where the popular ChatGPT is framed. This technology has led to the democratisation of AI and is having an unprecedented impact on all segments of the industry, from the generation of content, such as videos, images, texts, presentations or audios, to the hyper-personalisation and automation of services, or the agility of processes.
VistaPrint, the design and marketing partner for small businesses, has revealed that despite the long hours, small business owners (SBOs) have a better work-life harmony working for themselves. The research found over half of small business owners (52%) started their own business to improve their work-life balance, this jumping to 58% for those aged 45-54.
Data released today by insurance claims automation provider Sprout.ai has found that 59% of insurers with over 100 employees are already using generative AI in their organisation. The findings refute the widespread assumption that insurers are slow to adopt new technologies. AI within the insurance industry alone is forecast to be worth $35.77 billion by 2030.
Canva has a simple yet ambitious two-step plan: Step One is to build one of the world’s most valuable companies, and Step Two is to do the most good we can. As part of “doing the most good we can do,” it feels horrible to be living on a planet where hundreds of millions of people live in extreme poverty and are deprived of their fundamental human rights, like food, shelter, safety, clean water, education, and health care.
With lifestyle having a huge impact on the prevention of cancer, and early detection being key to better outcomes, medical assessments can be a crucial piece of the puzzle. However, research revealed today by Towergate Health & Protection shows that only a quarter (26%) of employers offer their employees a medical assessment of their risk of serious illness.
ESG has for too long been a buzzword and a communication gap around the subject has emerged, a climate and sustainability expert has said. Chris Bennett, who founded Evora Global in 2011 to help make real estate more sustainable, said ESG is about helping companies to understand their future risks and taking steps to lower them.
The results of a multi-site clinical study analysing the performance of PDMonitor, a pioneering Parkinson’s Disease monitoring device from PD Neurotechnology that uses wearables and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to track and assess symptoms, have been published in Frontiers in Neurology, a leading peer-reviewed clinical neurology journal.
OVHcloud, the European leader in Cloud computing, is committed to supporting worldwide startups since 2015 through the OVHcloud Startup Program. This programme has identified, supported and assisted the development of more than 3,300 startups and scaleups with up to €100,000 in free cloud credits and technical consultation to build their solution on OVHcloud, which offers full reversibility, data sovereignty and great price performance.
51% of UK recruiters claim that finding candidates with the necessary skills is the most significant challenge they will face in the next three years, according to a new survey by Monster, one of the world's largest recruitment firms. The research report, titled "Recruitment Survival Guide 2023," highlights that the UK's battle for talent is intensifying, while the skills gap widens.
The potential of Artificial Intelligence and the prevention of cyber-attacks will set the agenda for DES2023
The seventh edition of DES – Digital Enterprise Showis preparing to turn Malaga into the capital of technological innovation and boost its leadership as a digital hub of reference in southern Europe. From 13 to 15 June, the city will be the meeting point for all professionals from SMEs, companies, large corporations, startups and administrations that are looking for a technological partner with the aim of transforming themselves and becoming more competitive.
South Summit Madrid 2023 bets on the latest innovations in aerospace technology with new Spacetech track
South Summit, the leading event for the entrepreneurial and innovative ecosystem, co-organised by IE University, will celebrate its 11th edition between 7-9th June at La Nave in Madrid with its main new feature being content and conversations dedicated to analysing the latest trends in Spacetech, i.e., everything related to aerospace technology research
In the world where digitalisation is becoming the new norm, the realm of mental health support isn't far behind. 'Head On' app, founded by Dr. Bammens, Counselling Psychologist, and Samuel Ade, marketing expert, is designed with the vision of democratizing access to mental health tools used by Psychologists. By offering a comprehensive array of tools and techniques for managing anxiety, stress, and panic, the Head On app stands as a virtual psychologist in your pocket.
On 19th May 2023, I was lucky enough to be invited to Antler’s UK HQ for their ‘Women of Antler brunch and fireside chat: Unlocking Success’ event. Antler is a Singapore-based business incubator and startup accelerator founded in 2017 with Pitchbook ranking it as the most active seed stage venture capital firm in 2022 globally, with 262 deals.
His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum inaugurates 2023 edition of the PrecisionMed Exhibition & Summit
His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated, inaugurated the 2023 edition of the PrecisionMed Exhibition & Summit (PMES) 2023 being held today and tomorrow at the Dubai World Trade Centre. HH Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum toured the exhibition and summit accompanied by dignitaries.
Consumers’ desire to travel has caused travel bookings to spike with 80% of UK airlines and hotels saying direct bookings have increased over the last 12 months. That’s according to a new travel benchmark report series of airlines and hotels from Quantum Metric, the continuous product design platform for customer-driven digital experiences, that combined anonymised platform data and executive survey responses to uncover this year’s travel booking trends.
Research from STX Next, a software development company specialising in the Python programming language, has found that 29% of developers have completed courses in AI and machine learning (ML), making it the third-most popular area for training behind web development (67%) and software development (65%).
While ambition and determination are key characteristics for becoming a business owner, tailoring your education to build skills, knowledge and potential networking opportunities is vital for prospective entrepreneurs. Each university has a unique reputation, whether that's based on prestige or academic success, but is there a university that produces more business owners than others?
Cloudways, the multi-cloud managed hosting platform and subsidiary of DigitalOcean, today launches its new Digital Agency Landscape Report exposing the obstacles preventing digital agencies from growing during times of uncertainty. Research conducted by Cloudways found that 40% of digital agencies prioritise growth above personal wellbeing, suggesting that digital agencies are neglecting the welfare of their employees in their pursuit of expansion.
Elkstone, the Irish investment house, has announced that the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) has committed to anchor the final close of its €100 million Early-Stage Irish Venture Fund. With Enterprise Ireland also on board, the fund has already deployed over €10m to date and aims to complete its initial investments by 2026.
The latest Spotlight on Spinouts Report by the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub has revealed rapidly growing spinout clusters outside the ‘golden triangle’ of Oxford, Cambridge and London – with the local authorities of Manchester and City of Bristol demonstrating the highest growth by proportion of spinout population.
Chris Todhunter, Technical Director at Studio Republic explains the importance of online accessibility: “Web accessibility should be seen in the same way as a high street shop without wheelchair access, or a cinema without a hearing loop - excluding a website user because of their disability has long been classed as discrimination in the USA and we're quite a way behind in the UK in terms of legislation. In fact, 97.4% of 1 million website home pages tested in a WebAIM 2023 study were found to have accessibility errors. The most common failures are actually pretty easy to fix.”
A new research report, Education for a World of Opportunity, reveals that over a third (36%) of British Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) decision makers believe that technology and innovation have created fewer opportunities for unskilled workers to “learn on the job” and progress to higher paid roles.
EarSwitch has been awarded the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge Grant. The grant will enable EarSwitch to develop its EarMetrics product, initially for the UK’s diverse and ageing population. EarMetrics aims to provide an in-ear sensor for standard hearing aids to measure temperature, heart rate, pulse, and blood oxygen levels and a medical first: continuous blood pressure monitoring.