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Innovation

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BBVA today announced a global strategic collaboration with global provider of enterprise open source solutions Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) aimed at helping accelerate BBVA's global transformation and technology-driven innovation processes. The agreement, which turns Red Hat into a priority partner for BBVA, is part of a series of alliances that BBVA is aiming to forge with strategic partners. Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst and BBVA Head of Engineering Ricardo Moreno signed the strategic collaboration during a ceremony in Madrid today.

The Spring IIF event always brings together a collection of the highest-profile figures in financial services and cutting edge topics, and this year in Madrid has been no exception. With panels on ‘regtech’ and alternative lending, as well as the views of BBVA’s Chairman Francisco González and Executive Chairman of Santander Ana Botín, the event is very much the contemporary face of finance. For fans of distributed ledger technology, there was  one highly anticipated panel - ‘Banking and Blockchain’ . Boasting a panel featuring some of Blockchain’s biggest names - Digital Asset Holdings’ Blythe Masters, UBS’s Axel Lehmann and BBVA’s Teppo Paavola, it was a packed conference room for a session on the potential of Blockchain in the banking industry . BBVA was lucky enough to sneak in at the back, and as the panel progressed, picked out the following points:

It’s a triple play for BBVA Compass’ mobile app, which was honored with the 2016 Javelin Mobile Banking Leader award for Functionality for the third consecutive year in Javelin Strategy & Research’s Mobile Banking Financial Institution Scorecard. BBVA Compass was also named a Leader in Most Comprehensive Alerts category for the first time.

On June 23, WIRED Money, the day-long event which brings together some of the most significant figures involved in the global change in digital financial services, returns to London’s British Museum. Partnering with BBVA for the second year running, WIRED Money has become a key fixture in the events calendar because of the quality of the speakers and delegates, its grasp of the themes that are going to shape the future of the industry and its platform for the brightest businesses of tomorrow. So what’s going to be special about this year’s event? Here are the 4 things to look out for at WIRED Money 2016.

“In the next five years we are going to see a big revolution, with many people coming to the internet for the first time; and the bigger the number of people who get connected, the stronger the change, not only in commerce but also in life”. Matt Brittin, president of Google in Europe, The Middle East and Africa, took part in Retina, the El País newspaper's Latin American forum on digital transformation.