How financial services disruption continues to create opportunities for CIOs and CTOs

The term 'fintech’ has been applied to describe the transformation taking place in the financial services sector across the globe. Traditional forms of payment such as cheques have been displaced by debit and credit cards. In turn, contactless payment and digital wallets will likely replace the cards.

Moreover, new and evolving banking business models have resulted in both the legacy financial services industry and fintech startups investing in digital technologies. Initially, the focus was an...

By David H. Deans, 13 June 2019, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Innovation, Research, Startups.

2014: Year of the contextual AI

When we first seen Siri hit mobile devices, before developer ‘SRI International’ was even acquired by Apple, it was an impressive technology which gave a glimpse into what we can expect from the future of Artificial Intelligence.

Whilst improvements have been made, and the selection of similar competitors are in abundance from the likes of; Evi, Robin, Vlingo, Dragon, and Maluuba - for most of us, they’re redundant and more frustration than...

By Ryan Daws, 28 January 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Mobile, Smartphones, Startups.

How network solutions provider IMSWorkX is a “startup with a head start”

For the vast majority of startups trying to get off the ground, it’s always a dogfight to balance the books, to get a solid number of customers, as well as reassure the industry that their solution is important, adds value, and is going to stick around.

IMSWorkX, a telecoms network solutions provider based in Rochester, New York, managed to adroitly sidestep these problems.

Branching off the more established networking firm Performance Technologies (PT), the company has been working on its product for...

By James Bourne, 09 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Infrastructure, Networks, Operators, Startups.

Warwick Warp’s CEO on biometric ID for personalised experiences #TTW

TelecomsTech (TT) spoke to Stewart Hefferman (SH) at Telecoms Tech World in London this week about the company for which he is the CEO, Warwick Warp, about the increasing capabilities of biometric identity personalisation.

Stewart was previously CEO of OmniPerception; a facial recognition and matching system under the Digital Barriers brand. Here he was also involved in biometrics, and certainly has the experience to answer anything we could chuck at him credibly!

TT: What makes the solutions...

By Ryan Daws, 29 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Mobile, Security, Smartphones, Startups.

Voice startup ‘hello’ wants you to say goodbye to Skype

A new Indiegogo campaign by the name of ‘hello’ launches today, with its founder claiming he wants to create “the Mozilla of telephony”.

Paul Grimshaw, the company’s founder, claims that the peer-to-peer voice startup is unique in that it offers complete customisation and branding, with users being able to connect between different providers and move freely between them.

For instance, Canonical could set up an...

By Ryan Daws, 07 October 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Consumers, Entertainment, Security, Smartphones, Startups.