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Exploring Possibility, Connecting Creativity

Creative Fuse North East is a unique partnership between the region’s five universities. Specialist academics and staff will work with industry, cultural organisations, charities and the public sector, to explore how creative, digital and tech (CDIT) firms complement and add value to each other, sharing best practice and encouraging the adoption of new innovative working practices.… Continue Reading Exploring Possibility, Connecting Creativity

As influencer marketing industry grows, agencies seek a more cohesive strategy for advertisers

With over 600m global users on Instagram (80% of whom come from outside of the US and over 400m of whom check Instagram every day), Instagram is fast becoming a key player in the nascent influencer marketing industry with a quickly developing segment of that market. According to a recent study, micro influencers range from… Continue Reading As influencer marketing industry grows, agencies seek a more cohesive strategy for advertisers

China’s Ping An preps $1bn overseas fintech and healthcare fund

China’s Ping An Insurance Group has hired Citi veteran Jonathan Larsen to lead a new $1 billion overseas fund than will focus on investing in financial and healthcare technology. Larson, who spent 18 years at Citi, most recently as global head of retail banking and mortgages, will become Ping An’s chief innovation officer as well… Continue Reading China’s Ping An preps $1bn overseas fintech and healthcare fund

Why the Hiring Process Should be Gamified

For years, the traditional hiring process has relied on the same basic model: collect resumes, request interviews, administer assessments, request work samples, check references. Out of all these staples of the hiring process, research continuously reaffirms that pre-employment assessments, and particularly cognitive aptitude tests, are the most predictive of job success. This is because pre-employment… Continue Reading Why the Hiring Process Should be Gamified

Tech Nation: UK tech tops European investment tables raising £6.8bn in 2016

In 2016, UK tech companies received more investment than technology firms in France, Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark combined. That’s according to the Tech Nation 2017 report from Tech City UK. The report found £6.8bn was invested by VC and private equity (PE) firms in UK tech companies last year, with their French counterparts receiving… Continue Reading Tech Nation: UK tech tops European investment tables raising £6.8bn in 2016

Barclays opens Europe’s largest fintech site in London

Barclays has opened its new open innovation site, Rise London, in Shoreditch – hailed as Europe’s “largest co-working space dedicated to fintech”. Rise will be a place for start-ups, corporate clients and others to co-create new products, services and platforms. The bank also has six other innovation sites in New York, Manchester (UK), Mumbai, Cape… Continue Reading Barclays opens Europe’s largest fintech site in London

Hyundai to launch ‘Contactless Car’ that can receive donations and thank you as well

Hyundai Motor UK is set to launch a fundraising initiative in support of the campaign ‘Stand up to Cancer’. The brand has converted a IONIQ electric car into a ‘Contactless Car’ providing people a seamless way to donate to the charity. The car will have five embedded contactless payment points where people can ‘TAP TO GIVE’… Continue Reading Hyundai to launch ‘Contactless Car’ that can receive donations and thank you as well
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