In the first commercial implementation of blockchain technology for the private equity market, Northern Trust has collaborated with IBM to solve the problem of increasing transparency, efficiency and security in private equity administration.
From healthcare to education, IBM Watson is helping to shape the future of many data-rich industries. Now, in partnership with H&R Block, the cloud-based cognitive computing system will bring its capabilities to a process that affects almost everyone—the tax preparation process.
Dinaro Ly, Director of the MaRS FinTech cluster in Toronto, connects rising fintech companies with financial industry stalwarts. TechPORTFOLIO recently spoke to Dinaro about the potential that smart startups tap into by incorporating cross-border planning and setting their sights on the world market.
The international vision of Toronto-based company Payment Rails has placed company founders Tim Nixon and Ferhan Patel at the cusp of a new movement: fintech startups who see the opportunity in a worldwide customer base. TechPORTFOLIO spoke to co-founder and CEO Tim Nixon about matching vision with execution on the world fintech stage.
2016 was a banner year in tech and dev, and 2017 promises to be even more exciting.
IBM has made significant investments in OpenWhisk, an open-source, event-driven FaaS platform. OpenWhisk is now generally available via Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform.
Major companies like Uber and Under Armour are putting data to work, and the emerging partnerships and new app developments are having a bottom-line impact.
IBM’s recently launched Blockchain Ecosystem is an open source, openly governed, cross-industry effort to advance the Linux Foundation blockchain technology known as The Hyperledger Project.
Savvy startups targeting millenials have recently achieved highly successful funding rounds, thanks to their early success.