Fintech Friday

Produced by Next In Tech, the organisers behind MoneyNext 2020, Fintech Friday was set up to boost learning, conversation and connections at a time of global lockdown and uncertainty.

An industry driven by the latest in technology innovation needs discussion and debate to continue to move forward.

Delivered online, Fintech Friday showcases industry leading voices through short, topical presentations and panel debate.

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Collision From Home

Times may be uncertain, but one thing remains true: there’s a simple power in people coming together. That’s why we’re launching Collision from Home.

Collision from Home attendees will participate from wherever they are in the world, streaming talks from tech CEOs, international policymakers and global cultural figures. They’ll chat and connect with each other through the bespoke Collision from Home app, and they’ll engage with some of the world’s most influential companies and fastest-growing startups.

Sometimes incredible things happen when we get together – whether it’s online or off.

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Fintech Friday

Produced by Next In Tech, the organisers behind MoneyNext 2020, Fintech Friday was set up to boost learning, conversation and connections at a time of global lockdown and uncertainty.

An industry driven by the latest in technology innovation needs discussion and debate to continue to move forward.

Delivered online, Fintech Friday showcases industry leading voices through short, topical presentations and panel debate.

Learn more and register.

WIT Connect Virtual Conference

At a time when community is more important than ever, Women Impact Tech has created a virtual conference & interactive platform where over 10,000 women in tech will engage with each other and connect with hundreds of the most innovative and inclusive companies across the country.

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WSJ Tech Health

WSJ Tech Health is proceeding as a virtual conference on the scheduled date, June 2.

At an extraordinary time in the history of the global health industry, our second annual gathering about health technology will convene top tech and health-care executives and other experts for interactive conversations about the technologies fueling the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Join us as we explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as companies large and small push for solutions.

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A Message From Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg

“The events unfolding across the country that are rooted in hate are contradictory with our beliefs as a company and leave me with a feeling of regret and sadness.  Verizon is fiercely committed to diversity and inclusion across all spectrums because it makes us and the world better. I am hopeful that the rest of the country will come to understand that valuing everyone equally is the best way forward. We cannot commit to a brand purpose of moving the world forward unless we are committed to helping ensure we move it forward for everyone. We stand united as one Verizon,” Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

View full statement from Verizon.

Fintech Friday

Produced by Next In Tech, the organisers behind MoneyNext 2020, Fintech Friday was set up to boost learning, conversation and connections at a time of global lockdown and uncertainty.

An industry driven by the latest in technology innovation needs discussion and debate to continue to move forward.

Delivered online, Fintech Friday showcases industry leading voices through short, topical presentations and panel debate.

Learn more and register.

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – May 26, 2020

Here’s this week’s rundown of the top 5 stories of 5G news about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.

  1. New Virtual 5G Innovation Lab— 5G labs are popping up globally, but Verizon is taking their latest 5G lab to the next level with their newly acquired BlueJeans technology. The virtual lab was created to help accelerate the development of new 5G solutions and applications for consumers, businesses, and government agencies. “We’re building our 5G Ultra Wideband network to develop and enable the 5G innovations that will support changing the behavior of consumers, businesses and entire industries,” says Kyle Malady, Chief Technology Officer at Verizon. Read more here.
  2. U.S. Agency Advising Developing Countries about 5G— TheU.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is expanding its Digital Development Advisors Program to serve more of its missions around the world. “Most developing countries are not at a point where they’re able to make 5G decisions yet. But by having people placed in those [partner] countries, they will act as formal or informal advisors to that [telecommunications] ministry to ensure that when they make decisions on 5G, they are looking at systems that are safe and secure,” says USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick. Read more here.
  3. Game Developers Excited for 5G— 5G technology is set to boost technology companies, and game developers in California are no exception. Bandwidth-heavy technologies such as AR will soon rely on 5G connectivity to power their applications. “5G capabilities allow for emerging gaming technologies that struggle on existing networks to flourish,” according to Santa Clarita Valley’s The Signal. Read more here.
  4. 5G Opens Doors for New Apps— The coronavirus pandemic rapidly increased our reliance on networks for telehealth, telework, and online learning, and 5G will bring even more connected capabilities. Jason Lee, program manager of the advanced technology platform at MaRS Discovery District discusses the “circle of collaboration” and how “innovators are a very important piece of this puzzle.” Read more here.
  5. 5G Business Use Cases for IoT— Frank Gillett, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research says “we’re about to get a new generation, the once-every-decade version of the telco connection and there’s a bunch of magical, wonderful, stupendous improvements in 5G that mean you shouldn’t have to compromise.” Read more here.

5G in 5: Top Tech This Week – May 19, 2020

Here’s this week’s rundown of the top 5 stories of 5G news about emerging and innovative technologies. To follow the series, check back here every week and look out for #5Gin5 posts from @Facesof5G.

  1. 5G Supercharging AI— Forbes Contributor Tom Taulli says, “When it comes to the 5G roll-out, AI will definitely be supercharged.” To expand on that thought, he shared insight from tech leaders, including Steve Canepa, Global Managing Director of Telecom, Media, and Entertainment at IBM, who shared: “[they’ve] built a platform, leveraging IBM cloud and AI innovations, for mobile devices operating on a 5G network that will quickly generate and communicate alerts to firefighters or law enforcement officers–addressing potential life-threatening situations before they escalate.” Read more here.
  2. Telehealth Advancements will Rely on 5G— The novel coronavirus gave telemedicine a big boost, and 5G will take it to the next level. “Telehealth is not something that we expect to see five, 10 years from now. We’re seeing it today, and people want to figure out how to make it better today. … Basically, all of the use cases that we’ve been talking about [for] the promise of 5G, I think this pandemic brought this whole sense of urgency, and those are accelerating,” says Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon. Read more here.
  3. Blockchain and 5G Come Together for Smart City Application— Blockchain solutions aim to verify the digital identities of self-driving cars securely while 5G integrates data from smart city solutions. “We expect this technology platform to greatly increase the credibility of data by strengthening the security of information shared by cars and their control tower,” a Sejong City official explained. Sejong is a planned city in South Korea that’s a testbed for smart city solutions. Read more here.
  4. 5G Enhancing Manufacturing Productivity— Manufacturers are overwhelmingly looking into 4G and 5G investments to improve their operations. By 2030, 5G is expected to become the dominant wireless connectivity solution, with 344 million digital factory connections. According to ABI Research Principal Analyst Ryan Martin, beyond figuring out the new normal amid the pandemic, “I think digital transformation is a top priority – it really has to be.” He added that, “IoT capabilities for monitoring equipment are already ‘coming through as a “need to have” rather than a “nice to have.”’ Read more here.
  5. 5G Cars Will Report Road Hazards— “With the help of 5G, a vehicle-generated early warning system that alerts drivers is feasible within the next few years. Cars that are close enough to the danger area will transmit warning messages to other cars around them using short-range communication technologies, but also to cars further away using 5G, fast and reliably. Then those cars will send the same information to cars near them and so on, forming a joined-up, multi-vehicle communication chain that stretches far and wide,” explains Dr. Dimitrios Liarokapis of a research group at Glasgow Caledonian University. Read more here.

Augmented World Expo USA 2020 Online

With over 1 billion users and most of the Fortune 1000’s on board, Spatial Computing is finally entering the mainstream. Get awe-inspired where industry leaders get together to shepherd the AR and VR industry into the next decade. Hear from those solving major technical challenges, bringing AR/VR into new sectors, considering ethical and legal issues, promoting diversity, and working on the cutting edge of AR/VR development. There has never been a more exciting time to be in AR/VR—see you at AWE USA 2020 Online!

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