Navigating Fintech Disruption Day 4: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Today, 17.5 million units of bitcoin are in circulation, up from seventy thousand when the cryptocurrency first launched in 2009. This sizeable increase is testament to the speed at which blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin, is becoming more widely used. Yet cryptocurrency is just the tip of the iceberg; today blockchain use cases are found…

Navigating Fintech Disruption Day 3: Digital Transformation, Biometrics and Cybersecurity

The third day of SVIC’s Navigating Fintech Disruption program is dedicated to two themes which are today at the top of every financial institution’s agenda: cybersecurity and digital transformation. In this article we provide an overview of the day three schedule, which is designed to give financial services executives an insider’s perspective on areas such…

Navigating Fintech Disruption Day 2: Banking and Personal Finance

This is the second in a series of articles which take an in-depth look at the content of SVIC’s Navigating Fintech Disruption Executive Immersion Program. A five-day experience in the heart of Silicon Valley bringing together financial service executives from across the world, the program consists of meetings, presentations and hands-on workshops hosted by a…

CHEP Canada Joins Rank with Silicon Valley Tech Companies

Traditional companies across all industries must adapt to technological disruption, or face intense competition from others in their market that do so. The array of new technologies emerging from Silicon Valley is driving a fourth industrial revolution from which no traditional business is safe. For legacy companies looking to survive, the way forward is to…

TNT Reaps ArgiTech Innovations from Silicon Valley Companies

No industry better exemplifies the scale of technological disruption than agriculture. Despite being the foundation of human civilization and a field practiced much the same way for millenia, agriculture is rapidly being redefined by new technologies collectively known as AgriTech: aerial imaging, autonomous vehicles, remote sensing of data, machine learning to optimize growth patterns, and…