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Facebook Data Hack: Here we go again?

Less than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook is making headlines again. This time, it’s for a data breach in September that compromised the accounts of around 30 million users. It’s believed that hackers gained access to private information through a fault in access tokens, a tool that allows accounts to remain logged in on devices. Facebook has …

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Finding Leaders in 5G: Hiring Top Telco Talent for Interim Roles

The biggest challenge and opportunity in Digital Transformation is having the right people to execute on your strategy. With changing business attitudes and the kick-off of new transformation projects, there’s a real need for strategic Interim Management. Hiring the best Interim talent is a challenge that every telco has faced and needs to be prepared for. Finding the right manager …

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2018 has seen changes to wholesale regulation. But how far will it go?

This year, regulators are forcing the hand of incumbent operators who have for many years reaped the rewards from their dominant market positions. It’s difficult to argue with regulators; they lit the touch paper that sparked the telecom industry into life in the 1990’s. Now those same regulators are striking their matches again in an effort to shake up the …

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How IoT is shaking up the automotive industry

The internet of things is irrevocably changing established industries, and the automotive sector is no different. From connecting services in the vehicle, digital manufacturing techniques, to paving the way towards self-driving cars, the IoT is enabling innovation. Here are some of the ways in which this is playing out. Auto Manufacturing. Implementing smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 is critical for …

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Why Esports could represent big money for investors

Barely ten years ago, you might not have thought that watching video gamers battle it out in live arenas for huge sums of prize money could be called a ‘sport’, let alone a burgeoning digital industry. But esports is growing fast; and bringing with it opportunities for investors. The often-cited figures from Newzoo predict that the global esports industry will …

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The OTT Challenge: How telcos are responding

The relationship between telco operators and OTT players is complex. While OTT players are driving demand for mobile services, they are also cannibalizing telco revenue by offering messaging, voice and video over IP far cheaper than traditional services. According to Ovum, spending on traditional communication services is set to drop 36% over the next decade putting a strain on telco …

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The RegTech Revolution: Why tech is an essential part of the new compliance landscape

The financial crisis of 2008 brought into sharp focus the need for better regulation of our financial system; as a result, we’re seeing new initiatives, directives and legislation coming into play. Some of the more significant to be introduced recently include the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II), Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), Open Banking (PSD2) …

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expand Shortlisted for Prestigious Investors in People Awards 2018

expand executive search Ltd has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Platinum Employer of the year category in The Investors in People Awards 2018. The Awards celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. This year, Winners will be celebrated at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner …