B-Hive, the collaborative innovation fintech platform that brings together banks, insurers and market infrastructure players to work on common innovation challenges and build bridges to the start-up and scale-up community, today announces the launch of B-Lens 2018, in cooperation with Roland Berger, a global strategy consulting firm and associate partner of the B-Hive community.
The dashboard brings together a number of key indicators to illustrate and monitor the evolution of the business environment, the financial services industry and the fintech ecosystem. Some of the fintech-related data has been collected and analysed by Professor Omar Mohout of Antwerp Management School and expert at Sirris, a Belgian collective centre for and by the technological industry.
This dashboard gives the financial services and fintech industries the opportunity to have an aggregated viewpoint of Belgium’s market attractiveness. It is also a yardstick of success against which B-Hive’s programs can further progress, which will in turn have an impact on the dashboard. The dashboard focuses on areas in which the financial services industry is innovating, such as KYC, blockchain, cybersecurity and digitization.
Belgium offers a favourable context to digitization in financial services, yet it can nevertheless further step up its efforts. Furthermore, the world of fintech in Belgium is growing and will continue to need informed policy decisions to move up as an attractive place to invest.
Fabian Vandenreydt, Executive Chairman of B-Hive, said: “B-Hive’s mission is to put the greater Brussels area on the map as a smart gateway into the European market, and this dashboard enables us to have a fuller view of key metrics, which will inform how we can further improve the position of Belgium in the market. We are eager to see how the key metrics progress in the future with Roland Berger.”
Gregoire Tondreau, Managing Partner of Roland Berger, said: “Roland Berger is proud to be a part of this dashboard initiative. We have compiled the data in a way that gives a better overview of the market, and allows B-Hive to further focus on areas of innovation in the financial services and fintech industries. We are happy to officially launch this dashboard, and look forward to continuing our collaboration with B-Hive.”