Focus Area: Digital Finance

What is Digital Finance

The emergence and prominence of bitcoin and its underlying technology Blockchain with open source, real-time payments capabilities and without centralized regulatory authority has sparked the Financial Services industry into exploring how Blockchain technology might be applied to mainstream banking and insurance sectors. Blockchain technology goes further than just a distributed ledger. Another initiative gaining acceptance is Smart Contracts that use computer protocols to facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract or that obviate the need for a contractual clause.

Proponents of Smart Contracts claim that many kinds of contractual clauses may thus be made partially or fully selfexecuting, self-enforcing, or both. Smart Contracts aim to provide security superior to traditional contract law and reduce other transaction costs associated with contracting.

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Blockchain - How to Separate the Hype from Reality

Blockchain has taken the world by storm since the inception of Bitcoin. While the primary interest has been in the financial and insurance industry sector Blockchain technology has wider application. This webinar will describe the technology and separate the hype from reality, looking at some innovative Blockchain applications from identity management to the Internet of Things.

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Executive View: SAP HANA Platform Security - 70272

SAP HANA Platform securely supports the IT applications and services needed by organizations to achieve digital transformation as well as the traditional IT systems of record. It offers a high - performance database through in - memory processing and provides enterprise grade security features that cover  the  confi dentiality, integrity and availability of the data being held and processed. 

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - 2018 - The Year of Disruption: Why the Finance Business Will Never Be the Same Again

The year 2018 brings major changes to the financial industry. Two disruptive regulations (PSD2 and GDPR) come into effect early in the year and will have a far-reaching impact. Their implementation can be a challenge, but through these directives new opportunities will be created. Furthermore, the blockchain technology is becoming increasingly relevant and influential in the financial sector through its practical use. This Keynote will discuss the three game-changers, PSD2, GDPR and Blockchain impacting the industry and will give recommendations for the necessary actions. 

Conference

Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2019 USA

Cybersecurity is about humans, skills and knowledge. So is the Cybersecurity Leadership Summit in Washington (#CSLSUS19). Discussing face-to-face with your peers about trends, hypes and evolving threats, getting trained in thinking the unthinkable to be better prepared for disaster, or even avoid the worst of it. #CSLSUS19 represents the new thinking that really matters for a secure digital transformation of your enterprise. At #CSLSUS19 you will find an impressive line-up of world-class keynote speakers, panel moderators, panelists, best practice presenters and professionals facing the...

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Blog

Blockchain for Identity – Myth or Potential?

During yesterday’s opening keynote at the EIC (European Identity & Cloud Conference), I brought up (and explained) a slide about the areas where Blockchain technology has the potential of helping solving existing identity problems, either by doing it just better than today or…

Blog

Blockchain Identity – Success Factors and Challenges

When new things arrive, which are still in the pioneering stage and far from reaching maturity, there is always a lot of discussion. This is even more true for Blockchain Identity, where the massive hype around Blockchains, a long history of clever ideas failing, and a few interesting…

Blog

Without Prosecution, There Is No Protection

The Equifax data breach saga continues to unfold. In late 2017, the company admitted it had suffered significant data loss starting in March of last year. There were likely multiple data theft events over a number of months. At some point in May, they notified a small group of customers but…

Blog

BAIT: Clearer Guidelines as a Basis for More Effective Implementation

If legal laypersons (as I am) read legal texts and regulations, they often miss clear and obligatory guidelines on how to implement them in practice. This is not least due to the fact that laws are generally designed to last and are not directly geared to concrete measures. This type of…

Webcast

Martin Kuppinger - 2018 - The Year of Disruption: Why the Finance Business Will Never Be the Same Again

The year 2018 brings major changes to the financial industry. Two disruptive regulations (PSD2 and GDPR) come into effect early in the year and will have a far-reaching impact. Their implementation can be a challenge, but through these directives new opportunities will be created.…

Webcast

Daniel Kjellén - Say Goodbye to the Service Formerly Known as Banking – A Case Study on the Changes We Expect to See Across Europe

  Everyone has been talking about how PSD2 will unlock retail banking, opening up the market to new entrants and decrease banks’ power on the market. But if you are looking at the future of finance, look no further than Sweden. Daniel Kjellén, CEO and…

Webcast

Yana Afanasieva - Licensing, AML and other Regulatory Requirements Applicable to Cryptocurrency Operators

Yana will address several of the most common misperceptions about cryptocurrency operations, and argue that they are, in fact, already regulated under existing rules,  such as PSD2, AMLD4, investor protection and consumer rights regulation. Yana will also make a case that transactions…

Webcast

Balázs Némethi - How Blockchain Will Connect the Material Space to the Foundation of the Digital Space: Identity

Presentation at the Digital Finance World 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany

Webcast

John Erik Setsaas - A Blockchain Reality Check - Why Blockchain May Not Be the Answer to the Identity Challenges

Blockchain is everywhere, and blockchain promises to solve any kind of problem, including that of the digital identity. This presentation will take a critical look at the promises, and look at possible scenarios for identities on the blockchain, as well as why this may not be a…

Webcast

Dr. Khanh Dang Ngo - Improving Smart Contracts with Civil Code

Presentation at the Digital Finance World 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany

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Future-Proofing Your Cybersecurity Strategy

It’s May 25 today, and the world hasn’t ended. Looking back at the last several weeks before the GDPR deadline, I have an oddly familiar feeling. It seems that many companies have treated it as another “Year 2000 disaster” - a largely imaginary but highly publicized issue [...]

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