Many experts including bankers from top-tier investment banks are mocking companies like Kodak for creating public excitement and especially steeply rising share prices by adding “crypto” to their names or by starting their own crypto-currency. And at least for some companies, they get it totally wrong.
A few weeks ago, I had the honor to participate in a live Twitter panel with role models such as David Brear and Chris Skinner - it was fantastic to participate with them - as well as Ricardo Vidal of Kreditech, Julie Lake of FinTechCity and Devie Mohan. This Twitter panel was formatted as a Q&A session, moderated by industry thought leader and LTP and MEDICI Founder Amit Goel. He was the one who started the conversation.
Antonio Grasso, Digital Transformation Addict, Influencer and Founder shares his views on the state of digital transformation in his home market Italy. He explains why telematics is so successful there - far more than in most Western markets. He also shares his view on artificial intelligence, blockchain and bitcoin.
Within a few days my article "Amazon is Coming. Game Over for the Insurance Industry?" published on InsurtechNews in English and in the Versicherungsjournal in German was viewed over 62.000 times. We also saw a controversial debate starting on Linkedin and counter articles in the Versicherungsjournal. I believe this Amazon-Insurtech-Debate underlines the energy and strength of the insurance and insurtech ecosystem. So thank all for their participation.
If you don't know what to buy your co-founder, senior VP or nerd friend, you will find here inspiration. Thought leader, influencers and entrepreneurs, I interviewed this year for Digitalscouting, reveal what books they love and read.
A group of four, Daniel Konwisorz, Daniel Piętocha, Ali Ariff and me, participated in a really fun, energizing event in Berlin: the Figo Bankathon. This was essentially a team-oriented FinTech hackathon that was all about creating and sharing new ideas and kick-starting innovation in producing FinTech services and technology.
During the Insurection Conference in Lyon I was interviewed by the French TV Channel TLM. I talked about my personell impression of the biggest insurtech event in France (initialized by Bruno Rousset of April) and the state of the industry in Europe. I showed my concern about the lack of funding and the slow speed of change in a lot of incumbents.
Karsten builds companies at BCG Digital Ventures after a life as successful founder - including exciting exits. In his interview with Digitalscouting Karsten shares his Do's and Don'ts of corporate venture building.