IBFD Africa Tax Symposium Comes to Kenya

The 4th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium draws together tax professionals from industry, practice, government, civil society and the judiciary to explore important developments in international taxation affecting Africa. This year's symposium will be held from 9-11 May at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort in Mombasa, Kenya. Read more »

PrePay Solutions partners with Countingup to provide straightforward business banking

PrePay Solutions (PPS), Europe’s leading prepaid and digital banking services provider, has partnered with challenger bank Countingup to provide business accounting and banking together in one place. Read more » calls all European tech scale-ups to submit their profile to pitch at SuperNova, a spinoff of the European collaboration innovation platform B-Hive, is organizing SuperNova together with Flanders DC on September 27-30. This four-day event aims to bring the most promising scale-ups, outstanding tech companies, and thought leaders from all around the globe in Antwerp to talk, pitch, and showcase. Read more »

The 9th Annual IT Leaders Africa Summit

Bringing the evolution of the CIO role into perspective at #ITLA18   IT Leaders Africa Summit (#ITLA18), Africa’s largest CIO gathering, will be hosted on the 9th and 10th of May at the new CTICC 2 in South Africa’s Tech Innovation hub – Cape Town. The summit has evolved over the nine years of its existence, just as the role of the CIO has transformed, and offers an invaluable platform to engage with industry leaders and practitioners on the... more Read more »

Artificial intelligence, global connectivity, and scarcity of resources – Titans or Networked? Leading procurement and supply management in contrasting business futures

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)  has partnered with Aston University and the University of Liverpool to look at the future business landscape and procurement and supply management’s prospects in the decades to come. The thought leadership paper has been developed with academics, CIPS members and the wider procurement community to look at the challenges the profession will face and the shifting influences on procurement... more Read more »

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurates Seamless Middle East 2018

The 19th edition Seamless Middle East 2018, the Middle East's most dynamic summit and large-scale exhibition bringing together the converging worlds of commerce, fintech, retail and payments, officially opened today at Dubai International Convention Centre. H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior today inaugurated the show, where over 350 regional and international exhibitors from across... more Read more »

SD-WAN Market Leader Aryaka Recognized with 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2018 Partner Program Guide

Aryaka, the leading global SD-WAN provider, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given Aryaka a 5-Star rating in its 2018 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from technology vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. Read more »

Chatbots: An introduction

Ever since artificial intelligence has been around, companies seek for new ways to “exploit” it. The introduction of computer programs which use auditory and textual methods to conduct conversations began in the 1950s. That’s when the original idea about chatbots was born. Designed to follow patterns and take action when a precise keyword or phrase is written, chatbots are probably the most used marketing tool of modern times. Read more »

Novasentis Wins 2018 IDTechEx Award

Novasentis, a leading developer of film based haptic actuators, announced that it won the IDTechEx 2018 Award for Best New Material for Wearables. The award was presented at IDTechEx's Emerging Technologies show in Berlin on April 11th, recognizing Novasentis' unique and patented polymer based haptic actuators which are being designed into AR/VR controllers, smart watches and other Wearables. Read more »

Barings Supports Bertram Capital's Combination of Anord, Mardix

Barings, a leading global financial services firm, announced today that it served as mandated lead arranger of a multi-currency financing package to support Bertram Capital's investment in a merger between U.K.-based Mardix (Holdings) Limited and Anord Control Systems, Ltd. of Dundalk, Ireland, an existing Bertram Capital portfolio company. Read more »

marcus evans to Host the 4th Edition CECL Methodologies, Implementation & Reporting Conference

marcus evans will host the 4th Edition CECL Methodologies, Implementation & Reporting Conference on June 11-13, 2018 in New York. This conference will give financial institutions a critical insight into the best strategies to hone their CECL implementations methodologies. You will deepen your knowledge of the modeling challenges, improve your strategies for CECL scenario development and tailoring models for different asset classes. Read more »

Fund Oversight Rises to the Top of the Agenda for the Fund Management Community

Milestone Group, the pioneers of oversight technology for the fund management community, has released research into how the industry is addressing outsourcing and oversight, in the context of Brexit preparations.  There was a resounding message of uncertainty about the impact of Brexit. 96% of respondents indicated it was a key issue for them and less than 30% were confident that there would be no negative impact on UK financial services. Read more »

Nasdaq Goes Live with Business Spend Management Leader Coupa

Coupa Software, a leader in business spend management (BSM), today announced the successful implementation of its Procure-to-Pay (P2P) solution at Nasdaq, a leading exchange and financial technology company that serves the global capital markets and a broad range of industries.  Read more »

Niagara Networks Unveils Packetron

Niagara Networks announces the upcoming release of the Packetron, an open system packet processor module for the N2 modular multi-purpose visibility node. With the Packetron, any organization can integrate its custom software directly into the system hardware, allowing them to take advantage of advanced packet broker flexibility. Read more »


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