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Intelligent technology will shape the future of retail

Amido research shows 88% of retail tech decision makers (TDMs) see the potential of the likes of AI, AR and VR as ways to increase their competitive advantage, but many are struggling trying to meet the convenience demands of consumers.

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Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan and Ripple partner

The central bank will adopt Ripple’s CBDC Private Ledger to enhance financial inclusion and bolster digital payments.

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Bitpanda opens Blockchain Research & Development Hub

The Vienna-based fintech will invest €10 million over the next two years in this hub.

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Pilot programme promises blockchain-enabled global financial services

IOHK’s prototype allows anyone, regardless of blockchain experience, to develop and test blockchain-based financial agreements.

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Haidrun enters blockchain market with next-gen enterprise solution

New private blockchain platform with AI delivers scale, privacy and cost savings to drive intelligent business automation and new revenue streams for business.

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Nokia launches blockchain-powered Data Marketplace

Nokia has launched Nokia Data Marketplace as-a-service to facilitate secure sharing of data and AI models, enabling digital transformation and data monetization for enterprises.

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Global blockchain spend to reach $19 billion in 2024

Organizations are forecast to spend nearly $6.6 billion on blockchain solutions this year, an increase of more than 50% compared to 2020. According to a new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Blockchain Spending Guide, blockchain spending will continue to see strong growth throughout the 2020-2024 forecast period with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 48.0%.

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Blockchain technology provides a potential game changer for clothing supply chain

As governments around the world crack down on companies whose supply chains are linked to forced labour and other unethical and unsustainable practices, clothing retailers that have not considered introducing blockchain technologies to help provide them with supply chain transparency stand to lose out, says GlobalData.

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Majority of organisations plan automation investment

New survey reveals that 48% accelerated automation projects as a result of the pandemic, with cost savings, customer satisfaction, and employee productivity as primary drivers.

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New service from bluedog will improve blockchain security

With use of blockchain now moving beyond Bitcoin into banking and the wider business arena, a new service will help users ensure the security and integrity of their systems.

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What happens next?

International Data Corporation (IDC)has publishd its worldwide information technology (IT) industry predictions for 2021 and beyond.

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Wipro and Uniper collaborate to implement a blockchain-based small-scale liquefied natural gas trading/fulfilment platform

Platform to simplify the commodity supply chain and enable growth of the logistics-heavy decentralized LNG-for-trucks business.

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COVID-19 data challenge opened to accelerate research and innovation

American Heart Association, Hitachi Vantara and BurstIQ bring global COVID-19 datasets to researchers and clinicians to examine relationship with other health conditions and health disparities.

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Blockchain is an enterprise-wide strategic priority in 2020 and beyond

Wipro Limited has released a study on blockchain technology developed in collaboration with HFS Research. The report reveals the extent of blockchain adoption in the industry today, how it will fare in the year 2020 and beyond.

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Blockchain alliance takes off

Use of blockchain to track aircraft parts could save the industry an estimated US$3.5B.

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Videos

Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
James Brodhurst, Principal Consultant at Resistant.ai, discusses the significant, increasing threat posed to consumers and businesses by ever more sophisticated and agile cyber-criminals. The good news is that there’s a range of technology solutions available to mitigate the risks posed by cybercrime, Resistant.ai’s identity forensics being one of them.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
Ragnar Agnell, Partner at Centigo and Sanjiv Sachdev, Director, Strategic Business Value Consulting at Serviceware, discuss how – through the right technology – CTOs and CIOs can lead the charge against climate change in their companies whilst also balancing the urgent need to optimise business costs amid a turbulent financial climate.

Expert Opinions

The success of environmental policymaking is inextricably linked to the deployment of high-frequency data and artificial intelligence (AI). Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of CKDelta, discusses the role of holistic, data-driven decision making in responding to the climate crisis and driving down carbon emissions.
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