Category: Business

Business Leader interview Omri Kohl, CEO, Pyramid Analytics

Omri Kohl is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pyramid Analytics. Pyramid Analytics provides a BI Office suite. It is an enterprise business analytics platform that enables organizations to meet the needs of all departments while achieving incredibly fast time-to-value by deploying in days, not weeks. Steve Brooks:    Can you tell me about Pyramid Analytics, where you…

FCA’s regulatory sandbox expands

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is expanding its regulatory sandbox. This enables businesses to test innovative products, services, business models and delivery mechanisms in a live environment which also protects consumers. It is part of Innovate, an initiative kicked off in 2014 to promote competition in the interest of consumers. It is relevant to…

AIG+Standard Chartered deliver blockchain insurance

  AIG, and Standard Chartered, with IBM, have delivered the first multinational blockchain insurance policy. This solution creates trust and transparency in the underwriting process. In turn, this enables AIG and Standard Chartered to deliver multinational insurance more efficiently. Rob Schimek, CEO of Commercial, AIG said: “Our pilot proves blockchain has a powerful role to…

Blockchain diamond trading – a girl’s best friend?

Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) has announced the completion of the first part of a proof-of-concept of a blockchain diamond trading authentication and secure record-keeping service. They partnered with Kynetix and Everledger for this phase. Linus Koh, CEO of the Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange, said: “This exciting collaboration builds on SDiX’s record of delivering advanced technologies to enable…

Trillion-Dollar AI impact on CRM?

  By 2021, the AI impact on CRM could increase global business revenues by US$1.1T claims a new Salesforce-commissioned study. The study estimates the global market for AI in CRM will jump, from US$7.9B in 2016 to US$46.3B by 2021. AI-powered CRM activities will, allegedly, drive new efficiencies in how companies sell, service, and market.…

IBM extends iOS Apps to MobileFirst Garages

IBM has announced an expansion of its mobile app portfolio for enterprises. When, several years ago, IBM decided to focus on mobile app by partnering with Apple to deliver enterprise iOS apps, many were incredulous. Little and Big Brothers in partnership seemed incredible. By 2017 the partnership has achieved several billion dollars in signings (presumably…

Indian banks go with BankChain on Azure Blockchain

  BankChain is an Indian bank platform for exploring, building and implementing blockchain solutions. BankChain has selected Microsoft Azure as its exclusive cloud partner. Twenty BankChain members – including State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, DCB Bank, Kotak Bank, Bank of Baroda, Deutsche Bank and others – will use the Azure Blockchain as the…

Blockchain Research Institute snags governments

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) has extended its public sector support. The syndicated research program, of over 40 projects on the strategic implications of blockchain, has snagged the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto to be members Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Government of Canada…

Engage and Benchmark extend Cornerstone HCM

Cornerstone OnDemand has announced the addition of two new people analytics applications, Cornerstone Engage and Cornerstone Benchmark. The products are designed to give organisations deeper, real-time insight into their workforce. They both enable HR and business leaders to make decisions about ‘human talent’. According to Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand: “With more than…

IFS expands reach in Middle East

IFS has announced the signing of a new partnership agreement with ISYX Technologies. The new partner will extend the reach of IFS into the Middle East and Africa where ISYX mainly operates. It has additional offices in India, London and Singapore. Conflict of interest Founded in 2011 ISYX has grown rapidly to over 200 staff and…