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  • Davos Digest 2018: Day Three

    January 26, 2018

    Day three of Davos, and the finishing line is on the horizon. Thursday’s WEF agenda covered some of the most pressing and influential topics to date, from international trade to interest rates, from bitcoin to that recurring theme of data governance. However it was obvious that everyone at Davos had one eye on the front door, anticipating the arrival one man – President Donald Trump. With his aides speaking at the Forum in the days...

  • Davos Digest 2018: Day Two

    January 25, 2018

    Gender equality, tech transformation and warnings against anti-globalisation – the themes set on day one continued to feature heavily on Wednesday’s agenda. It was, however digital and tech that stole the show with Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touching on artificial intelligence, healthcare transformation, women in tech, borderless trade. But it wasn’t just the big tech players dealing with the subject as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of...

  • Davos Digest 2018: Day One

    January 24, 2018

    Good morning! Day one of Davos 2018 is a wrap. Now onto the news that made headlines… The event kicked off with a strong international call-to-action from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who set the tone for the Forum, warning of the threat of anti-globalisation and highlighting the massive impact that technology is having on the world. The power statements continued, with Peter Maurer of the Red Cross exposing the true reality of the humanitarian...

  • Davos Digest 2018: WEF Begins

    January 23, 2018

    The World Economic Forum in Davos begins again today. That time of the year when the world’s most influential, powerful and wealthy individuals descend on a small ski resort in Switzerland to chat, deliberate about the future of the planet, and do all they can to avoid actually skiing. Speaking of which, the first order of business this year? Clearing the heaviest snowfall in 18 years, which has disrupted train and helicopter access to the...

  • Gender pay gap reporting. Are you ready?

    January 11, 2018

    Gender pay gap reporting is the Government’s headline initiative to tackle the gender pay gap in the UK.  The Government hopes that increased transparency will be a stimulus to businesses to close the remaining gap over time. While there is no legal requirement to publish an individual narrative report, when considering the context behind the legislation, producing a separate report helps manage a company’s corporate reputation. The gender pay gap is part of a bigger...

  • FinTech in 2018: The Fads, the Fears and the Future

    January 9, 2018

    Last year proved to be another exciting ride on the FinTech rollercoaster. We reached out to over 30 experts from leading brands including Ant Financial, Citi, Ripple, Santander, Starling Bank, Visa and Western Union to share their insights on the biggest fads of 2017, lift the lid on their biggest fears, and unveil the most exciting opportunities for 2018. Our contributors identified Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) as the most over-hyped trend of 2017, closely followed...

  • TechMunch: Taking the temperature of Health Tech PR

    December 14, 2017

    When I started in tech PR seven years ago it was still regarded as a niche industry. My peers all ended up in consumer, fashion, sports or entertainment. Yet today, it seems every company wants to be considered a technology company - from accommodation providers (AirBnB) to transport companies (Uber) to food takeaway services (Deliveroo). For some products and industries, the link to tech can seem a little tenuous (connected hairdryers?) but there is one...

  • TechMunch: TBH, everyone needs a hug

    December 11, 2017

    2015 saw the word ‘Smombie’ win Youth Word of the Year. A ‘Smombie’ - a smartphone zombie - or someone mindlessly walking and looking at their mobile - is now the norm for today’s hyper-connected millennials. But I have a confession. I left my phone at home the other day and it’s the first time I have actually looked at anyone on my daily commute – in four years. So I was genuinely shocked to...

  • Money Talks: authenticity, disruption and the future of financial services

    December 7, 2017

    FleishmanHillard Fishburn recently hosted the first in our new “Money Talks” series, gathering business leaders from across the financial services industry to discuss and debate the findings from our global Authenticity Gap research, and what it might tell us about the future for the sector. Chaired by Claudia Bate, Head of Financial Services and Fintech, our esteemed panel included Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank, Toby Triebel, CEO Europe at Wealthsimple, Paul Lockstone...

  • Six months and counting: what does GDPR spell for British businesses?

    December 5, 2017

    On Monday 27th November, FleishmanHillard Fishburn hosted a panel discussion on GDPR, the biggest and most significant reform to data privacy regulation in 20 years. Whether European, British or global in outlook, all businesses will be affected. And with six months to go before it comes into effect, we all need to be aware of what is on the horizon. Listen to our expert speakers discuss and explain what GDPR is, why and how it came...