BBVA Compass hosted clients at the Millennium Biltmore hotel in Los Angeles last week for an invitation-only forum featuring Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker.
It is tempting to see the US presidential election as a watershed moment for the big US internet companies. Facebook, Twitter and Google have each, in their way, been cast in an unflattering light. They stand accused of helping to circulate fake news and conspiracy theories, most of it favouring the Trump camp, that may have worsened what was already a deeply partisan battle. And the raucous debate on Twitter often tipped into outright harassment and hate speech.
The newspaper Expansión has given prominence to BBVA's open innovation strategy in the second edition of the awards for the "50 best digital ideas". The intention of these awards is to recognize the efforts of Spanish companies and institutions to adapt their processes and services to the new digital economy.
"Your data is brilliant," pronounced Martina King, CEO of Featurespace, to the audience at 2016 FT Banking Summit, held this year at London’s Intercontinental Park Lane. Marco Bressan, Chief Data Scientist at BBVA and responsible for helping the bank become a data-driven business, talked about the volume of data at the bank’s disposal.
The fourth Industrial Revolution is just beginning and the Internet of Things is playing a role similar to that of the steam engine in the first Industrial Revolution at the end of the 18th Century.
Smart contracts have been an impossible dream since the 1990s, but now blockchain technology has breathed new life into this concept aimed at automating contractual relations between people or machines without the involvement of a trusted intermediary.
If the economy surrounding creativity were a product, it would have the fifth greatest volume of business in the world. We will explore the potential of the goods and services related to creativity – the so-called Orange Economy.
The scientist, Boston’s MIT professor and IoT expert, uses the term “enchanted objects” to illustrate his vision of the Internet of Things, and holds that our relationship with these objects will be more natural than with our smartphones.
BBVA Global Head of Talent and Culture Ricardo Forcano visited the IESE Barcelona campus to share with the MBA candidates his impressions regarding the very special moment that the banking industry is currently undergoing.