This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of January 15th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.
Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:
3 Fintech Predictions for 2018 – Rarely a day goes by that the financial industry isn’t being infused with the latest and greatest technologies. Fintech, or the marriage between finance and technology, is several decades in the making. For market participants, this means a world of possibilities.
Banking Must Move From Mobile-First to AI-First – While there are many important technological trends impacting the banking industry, none may be more important than artificial intelligence (AI) and the ability to use data, advanced analytics and digital technology to deliver a better customer experience.
Employee Spotlight: Sharon Maleski, Senior Business Systems Analyst – Sharon has a Bachelors of Science in Finance from Rutgers University, School of Management. She previously worked as an Analyst at Bank of Tokyo and Swiss Bank Corporation in New York City.
5 Technologies Transforming Retail in 2018 – 2017 was the worst year on record for brick-and-mortar retail. By December, more than 6,985 stores closed across the US, according to retail think-tank Fung Global Retail & Technology. That’s up more than 200 percent from a year ago, according to the firm’s findings. It also beats the previous all-time high of 6,163 store closings that took place during the 2008 financial crisis, according to estimates by Credit Suisse.