Chris Larsen, « Money Without Borders »

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Chris Larsen, « Money Without Borders »

Chris Larsen CEO and Co-founder of Ripple Labs, creators of Ripple, the open-source, distributed payment protocol, will be one of the guest speakers at the 2015 edition of ICT Spring Europe taking place on 19 and 20 May in Luxembourg. Ripple is money without borders, allowing ordinary people and companies to complete transactions anywhere in… Read more »

At the forefront of deep learning

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At the forefront of deep learning

One of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, Andrew Ng, will share his experience at the 2015 edition of ICT Spring Europe taking place on 19 and 20 May in Luxembourg.   Andrew Ng is Chief Scientist of Baidu, the Chinese Internet-search giant, Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera, the largest MOOC… Read more »

Why should CIOs consider AA ?

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Why should CIOs consider AA ?

Ahead of the annual Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summits in London (9-10 March), Alexander Linden, Research Director at Gartner, explains the opportunities that advanced analytics (AA) and data science technologies present to business executives.   Q: Why should CIOs consider advanced analytics and data science technologies?   A.L.: The overall amount of data and… Read more »

Finance et IT tirent le PIB

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Finance et IT tirent le PIB

Au troisième trimestre 2014, l’évolution du PIB en volume, revues à la baisse, a été de +3.8% par rapport au troisième trimestre de 2013 et de +2.3% par rapport au trimestre précédent, annonce le STATEC dans son dernier communiqué.     L’évolution annuelle du PIB en volume pour le quatrième trimestre 2013 a été révisée… Read more »

Fitch confirme le AAA du Luxembourg

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Fitch confirme le AAA du Luxembourg

L’agence de notation financière Fitch a réaffirmé, ce 16 janvier, la note AAA du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg avec perspective « stable ». Le Luxembourg continue ainsi de bénéficier de la meilleure notation de crédit auprès des trois grandes agences de notation que sont S&P, Moody’s et Fitch.   Fitch relève notamment les tendances économiques favorables du pays,… Read more »

Low cloud adoption by European banks

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Low cloud adoption by European banks

Cloud adoption among European financial institutions is held back by security and data privacy concerns, according to IDC. A new study from IDC Financial Insights indicates that only a small percentage of financial institutions in Western Europe have adopted or are planning to adopt cloud-based solutions and technologies.   The study, which discusses how financial… Read more »

BIL moves to Exadata with eProseed

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BIL moves to Exadata with eProseed

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg successfully goes live with Oracle® Exadata, on time and on budget with eProseed professional services.   In December 2012, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) selected eProseed professional services and Oracle hardware and software to accommodate its strategic data warehouse consolidation. Indeed, the increasing number of data and report complexity drove BIL… Read more »

Meet Rupert Keeley, CEO Europe & Senior VP EMEA, Paypal, at ICT Spring 2015 !

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Meet Rupert Keeley, CEO Europe & Senior VP EMEA, Paypal, at ICT Spring 2015 !

Rupert Keeley is the General Manager for PayPal’s businesses in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), a Senior Vice President of eBay Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of the PayPal Europe bank. Based in Luxembourg, Rupert has responsibility for leading the development of PayPal’s business across the region to capitalize on the rapid growth in… Read more »

Gartner Predicts Top 2015 And Beyond Trends For Technology, IT Organizations, And Consumers

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Gartner Predicts Top 2015 And Beyond Trends For Technology, IT Organizations, And Consumers

On the occasion of its sold-out Symposium/ITxpo this week, Gartner revealed its predictions for top technology trends, the impact of technology on businesses and consumers, and the continuing evolution of the IT organization and the role of the CIO. Here is my summary of Gartner’s press releases: Digital disruption will give rise to new businesses,… Read more »

Luxembourg University Research Reveals New Insights in the Effects of Violent Video Games

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Luxembourg University Research Reveals New Insights in the Effects of Violent Video Games

Empathy in violent video-games can reduce or increase anti-social behaviour. The provocation of anti-social reactions in players of violent video games has been observed in experiments by psychologists for many years.; however, research at the University of Luxembourg suggests that it is not only the violence of the game, but also the context that influences… Read more »