For Western Union refugees and immigrants are the ultimate market

Jackie Clark
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FinTech

This article from Bloomberg depicts how globally- deployed financial technology (FinTech) impacts this social phenomenon and how it became a lucrative market for Western Union.

Early in the summer of 2014, executives at Western Union offices around the globe began to notice something strange. The world’s largest money transfer company, Western Union Co. processes 31 transactions a second, and the money moves in distinct regional and seasonal patterns, like ocean currents or highway traffic. When disruptions occur or new patterns emerge, a knowledgeable observer can spot history unfolding in real time: The volume of transfers reflects the ebb and flow of nations’ economic growth and the vacillations of commodity markets. Natural disasters show up as sudden influxes of cash.

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NZTech Update – Coworking, startups and social platforms

Jackie Clark
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NZTech Update

ALERT – Please make sure your company responds to the New Zealand Tech Skills Demand Survey. We need to know your needs if we are to help solve your skills and talent shortages!

Kia Ora Readers

After joining the NZTech board last year, a big focus of mine has been working closer within the New Zealand tech startup space to identify and support the gaps however I can.

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NZTech Update – Coworking, startups and social platforms

Chantal Thomas
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NZTech Update

ALERT – Please make sure your company responds to the New Zealand Tech Skills Demand Survey. We need to know your needs if we are to help solve your skills and talent shortages!

Kia Ora Readers

After joining the NZTech board last year, a big focus of mine has been working closer within the New Zealand tech startup space to identify and support the gaps however I can.

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Only 14 percent of large NZ businesses have deployed IoT

Jackie Clark
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Media Release, NZ IoT Alliance

New Zealand is well positioned for the Internet of Things (IoT), such as fast fibre, however a national tech leader urged for the country to do better.

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NZ agriculture needs to latch onto tech faster

Jackie Clark
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NZTech News

New Zealand’s primary industries need to latch on to technology faster to support the economic growth of its agri sector and become a world leader in a fast growing agritech market, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.

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NZTech Update – Community connections, research and events

Jackie Clark
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NZTech Update

Hi Readers

A few years ago, after having three knee surgeries, I discovered the gym. What I love about my gym is how it fosters a strong community, inclusive of everyone’s strengths and abilities. It nurtures its community and doesn’t leave anyone behind. It reminds us that we are the same, that we are all on the same journey and regardless of our individual ability we all deserve the same respect.

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Tech is the real winner!

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, NZTech News

Last week, I was fortunate to be named a finalist in the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards. In my category, I feel honoured to stand alongside two well known leaders who have made amazing contributions to New Zealand businesses, and am excited to be joining other finalists across the eleven categories at the awards event later in the year.

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NZ needs to move faster in embracing technology

Jackie Clark
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NZTech News

A leading Kiwi tech expert has slammed New Zealand’s slow progress to embrace technology.

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Tech high flyer finalist in business award

Jackie Clark
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FinTech, Media Release, NZTech News

A high-flying Kiwi tech businessman, who has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander, has been named a finalist in the Auckland University of Technology Business School Excellence awards.

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Advisers told: Make sure tech is worth it

Jackie Clark
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FinTech

Many new digital offerings are becoming available, designed to help financial advisers with everything from risk profiling to customer relationship management and asset allocation.

Binu Paul, managing director of Savvy Kiwi, said advisers should take care before they spent large amounts of money on new systems for their businesses.

“Ultimately any technology adoption decision should be based on what you are trying to achieve. The truth is you may or may not need technology to achieve those goals,” he said.

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