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NOTHING IS FREE: Data-driven optimisation unlocks freemium business models’ real potential

September 18, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Finance & Economics, Business ModelComments (0)

By Stefan Wagner and Julian Runge In today’s digital era when the marginal cost of (re)production and distribution of products and services tend to be close to zero, freemium strategy is becoming more appealing among companies as going freemium can be an effective strategy for customer acquisition and the monetisation of their digital products. Stefan

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AI and Digital Resources in Fintech: Creating an evolutionary analytic platform for “risk” estimation

September 12, 2018 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Finance & Economics, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By Stephan Kudyba This article describes the potential for AI to augment risk estimation for both individual investors and financial market assets. AI processes vast amounts of a variety of data to identify patterns underpinning processes and metrics.

Take Back Control: Sherilyn Williams Casiano on providing the affluent true control of their wealth

May 29, 2018 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Women in Leadership, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, TransformationComments (0)

What is the secret to sustain and grow your wealth in the most effective and efficient way? In this interview with Sherilyn Williams Casiano, Founder and CEO at S.I Williams Wealth Management LLC, she revealed the keys to successful wealth management based on

When Technology Meets Finance: An Interview with CFO, Rabobank Asia Niels Boudeling

March 31, 2018 • Finance & Economics, Digital TransformationComments (1)

Finance leaders are aware of the tremendous impact of technological advancements and of the need to improve their business strategies to keep their competitive advantage. In our conversation with Niels Boudeling, CFO at Rabobank Asia, we explored the changing

The Fintech Opportunity for Banks in Europe

March 21, 2018 • Finance & Economics, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Elena Mazzotti and Francesca Caminiti Propelled by data-driven innovation, fintech companies continue to gain traction – taking some financial firms by surprise. For banks that are looking into investing and partnering with fintechs to ensure relevance

Machine Intelligence Will Shake Up Banking, But the Disruptors Won’t Be Fintech Startups

February 10, 2018 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Finance & Economics, Digital Transformation, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Urs Rohner and Howard Yu Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being woven into the fabric of every aspect of our lives. The financial sector, historically faced with inefficiencies, is already undergoing transformative change. But unlike

Limitless Vision Infinite Possibilities: The Story of Allied Wallet CEO Andy Khawaja and his Multi-Billion Dollar Company

January 24, 2018 • LEADERSHIP, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

“Keep on climbing, the sky is the limit and believe me you will never reach the top because it’s endless.” In this interview, CEO Andy Khawaja of Allied Wallet shares to us the story behind the most successful payment processing company across the

Sustainability: A $12 Trillion a Year Market by 2030

October 20, 2017 • SUSTAINABILITY & ETHICS, Finance & Economics, Climate Change, Future of Business, Social ImpactComments (0)

By John Elkington and Richard Roberts Leading companies today are starting to think of sustainability as a tool for growing profitability, using frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to future market opportunities. In this

Why Reward for Performance Fails to Deliver

September 13, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, People Management, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Jonathan Trevor Blind conformity can be very dangerous especially when it comes to managing your company’s talent. In this article, the author elaborates on why and how reward for performance fails to deliver its objectives, how there is no one size fits

From Products to Solutions – Mastering Sales Force Incentives

August 30, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, MBA & Executive Education, Finance & Economics, Editors' Pick, Strategic Spotlight, Team ManagmentComments (0)

By Johannes Habel and Olaf Ploetner As B2B companies strive to become providers of solutions rather than products, sales managers face significant challenges. Among them: new requirements for incentivising sales teams.   In 2016, the world’s second