• Fintech: Embracing the Digital Age in the Time of Social Distancing

    The stress of COVID-19 on the global economy will expand the market for fintech and accelerate the pace at which it is adopted. The COVID-19 global pandemic has become a make-it-or-break-it moment for many businesses, particularly startups and industry disruptors. With market forces and rules being reshaped daily at lightning speed, large swaths of the world have been forced to adopt technology and embrace the digital age in order to keep the lights on. The new socioeconomic order and redefine…

  • Regional Clouds Could Be the Answer

    The problems created by the convergence of cloud, telco, data domiciling, technology sovereignty and local cultural concerns may be solved by creating regionally organized clouds. Regionally organized clouds (ROCs) can be the answer to a series of problems public policy is currently struggling with. Global cloud companies, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft, provide valuable services. But societal concerns are being raised about the control of data and the concentration of power. Ultimatel…

  • Unconditional basic income made the economy in Kenya’s villages boom

    A charity implemented a massive economic stimulus package for rural Kenya: 10,500 households received $1,000 each. A study examined the effects. The result: the entire population benefited from the package and every dollar invested boosted the economy by 2.6 dollars. We can learn a lot from this. Economists founded the organisation "GiveDirectly“ eleven years ago. They wanted to help the population in particularly poor regions of Africa and at the same time examine the economic effects of their …

  • How Coronavirus widens global divide

    Corona has affected the lives of billions of people across the world. This change has come at a time when science and technology is more advanced than at any point in human history. Simultaneously, technological advancement is responsible for the highest level of inequality between low and high developed countries we have ever seen. The impact of the Corona pandemic is going to further widen existing inequalities. Here is how the virus is contributing to a new generation of inequality. Inequalit…

  • How to survive working from home: 4 winning conditions for companies and employees

    After 2 years of the pandemic, people are leaving their home offices and are allowed to return to their usual workspace. But many of the new remote workers don’t feel like going back to business as usual. Working from home represents an unprecedented “turning point” in the way we currently work and will work in the future. How can companies as well as employees find suitable solutions for remote work? With these four conditions: 1. Teleworking must be voluntary Every crisis passes at some poin…