Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of February 5th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Mattress Mack, 2 veterans awarded Legion of Honor – Jim McIngvale, who is better known to Houstonians as Mattress Mack, was among three people who were awarded the Legion of Honor on Saturday.

10 Big Financial Technology Trends for 2018 – 2018 promises to be the year we see the culmination of some key technologies — from blockchain and intelligent AI, to design thinking and the cloud. Here are the six biggest trends identified by Synechron in their annual forecast.

How big data and AI has revolutionized financial trading – Many banking and finance companies have already taken advantage of big data analytics to simplify the process of personalized offers, targeted cross sales and to improve their customer service. The term big data keeps expanding and today incorporates numerous new meanings, such as Deep Learning, Cluster Analysis, Neuron Networks and Artificial Intelligence.

As Competition Heats Up, Blockchain Players Recognize The Value Of Collaboration – Blockchain technology has sparked a race to see which companies will be first to implement a working distributed ledger solution. The competition is heating up: According to a recent report on the technology by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), organizations would be wise to stay informed.

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