Internet access is now the dominant factor in financial inclusion, overtaking other variables such as race or education levels in determining whether someone participates in the traditional banking system, BBVA Compass economists write in an op-ed posted Thursday on American Banker’s BankThink blog.
Just when we thought we were getting used to the millennials, a new generation has arrived that is better prepared and technologically-savvy. They were born after 1995 and are known for having a more realistic view of the world. Are we ready for the new Generation Z?
Big Data is one of the most important concepts of the 21st Century. The difficulty is not obtaining the data – that’s relatively simple. The real challenge lies in interpreting and analyzing data. Luckily, we have visualization tools that help us understand and process the information.
When three kids try to change the world, passion and effort are guaranteed. But that’s not enough. You have to throw in some leadership to get the right balance. Jackson Carr [BBVA Compass] was the missing element for success.
February 2015. Four people get together to have a few beers in Madrid, and they decide to set up Mujeres Tech. One month later, three women decide to create Girls in Tech in Granada while having breakfast together. Two independent organizations in pursuit of the same goal: to encourage the presence of women in the world of technology.
Although we are gradually beginning to see progress today in Latin America, the difference between the number of men and women who work in the field of technology and innovation is still evident. For this reason new initiatives and collectives that are seeking to increase the presence of women in areas such as software development, programming and entrepreneurship are gaining strength each day.
On Tuesday 5 April, at the BBVA Innovation Center, experts in digital transformation in the corporate world met at the event, “Digital Economy: Transformation and Innovation”, where they shared their experiences and opinions, and explained the keys to businesses adapting to the digital age.
With the inaugural Money 20/20 Europe -where some of the people trying to change financial services using technology get together- at an end, we thought we’d share some of our stand-out moments from four days of delegates, speakers, panels, press releases and meetings. From an embarrassment of fintech riches in Copenhagen, we’ve taken six learnings home with us.