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Data Legislation Is Coming. Can You Get Compliant?

In late September, representatives from the biggest tech companies testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. At almost the same time, Facebook announced that a massive data breach had affected almost 50 million users. This odd fluke of timing illustrates the perilous nature of data protection right now. Because of data breaches […]

How Connected Devices Could Revolutionize Nutrition

How Connected Devices Could Revolutionize Nutrition

Nutrition has long been a problem in both the developed and developing world. In the developing world, the central problem is malnutrition, and accessibility of the right foods in the right quantities. In the developed world, countries are dealing with the fallout of a deep-seated obesity epidemic, and the dubious world of unregulated and poorly […]

The US Is at Risk of Becoming a Second-Tier Financial Hub If Regulators Don’t Embrace Crypto

Among fintech enthusiasts, cryptocurrency is often the life of the party — and regulation is the elephant in the room. For a while now, we’ve heard whispers about the need for crypto-specific regulations in the community, and after appointing the first-ever senior advisor for digital assets and innovation back in June, it’s clear the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]

A Look at the Future of Chatbots in Customer Service

There has been a lot of progress within the customer interaction space. This includes both in the skill sets for customer service personnel, and in the development of chatbots that mimic human conversations. The chatbots are built upon artificial intelligence technologies. Massive paradigm shifts have already occurred in how customers interact with businesses, and now chatbots […]

Like It or Not, Technology and Media Companies Now Influence Healthcare

Thanks to an influx of exciting new technologies and partnerships, patient experience and the healthcare industry as a whole are rapidly changing. The impact of additional research, new data developments, and cutting-edge treatments on the healthcare industry is truly impressive. Major medical providers around the world must now embrace the future of medicine so they don’t fall behind […]

Leadership Lessons From Warriors Coach Steve Kerr

Humble. Genuine. Kind. Gracious. Unassuming. Not the typical traits you’d associate with one of the NBA’s all-time greats, which is exactly what endears Warriors coach Steve Kerr to his community. It is also why I’ve chosen to share leadership lessons from Steve.  No matter how you know him, you know Steve Kerr is a leader. […]

How Blockchain Can Solve Major Problems for Gig Economy Freelancers

Finance is a core aspect of any business. It’s also a frequent target when it comes to digital disruptors. There’s a reason blockchain has been a key component of so many fintech use cases that involve providing liquidity for businesses. Earlier this year, Spera conducted more than 400 interviews across four continents with independent workers and the businesses that […]

Shaping Healthcare Ecosystem with Blockchain

Shaping Healthcare Ecosystem with Blockchain

Blockchain has become a hot topic of discussion these days as it has made its way into a number of industries. From finance to infrastructure, blockchain or distributed ledger has found interoperability in every sphere of work. Healthcare is another realm that has found a widespread implementation of the technology. This collaboration has changed the […]

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4 Ways AI Will Revolutionize the Marketing Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is here — and it’s long overdue. The technology is rapidly gaining traction and becoming a prominent force within several industries. The technology has come a long way since IBM’s Watson creation trumped Jeopardy! in 2011. Originally, Watson made its home in small and encasement approximately the size of an average […]

Increase Ecommerce Sales With Adaptive Ecommerce

Increase Ecommerce Sales With Adaptive Ecommerce

Traditional commerce and trade practices have always kept the customer in dark about the products being sold and it’s business information. Sellers always had the upper hand while interacting with buyers. This means the true product value was never really made clear to the customer before the purchase. Even when purchasing a discounted product, customers […]