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Amazon is coming for financial services

#EventprofReads: Week 75

Here’s this week’s #EventprofReads roundup, curated for you by The Guide to Events on Twitter and the Eventprofs London LinkedIn group. Please share with colleagues and add your comments. We hope you enjoy!  Here’s what we learned this week…

That Eventprofs should “move on from the fear and embrace the spirit of” GDPR, from C&MW:

“…Responding to compliance is responding to customer needs. They are asking for reassurance or protection. In the case of GDPR, it’s trust. And without customer trust, our businesses are dead.”

That there’s talk of Amazon ‘bundling financial services’ as it invests in Indian ‘gig economy’ insurer Acko, in TechCrunch:

“…We’re a new age insurance company and [Amazon] believes it can create value. They see that bundling financial service or something in the lending space [may] happen [in the future] given the data and numbers of users they sit on.”

That busking could go cashless with world-first contactless donations, on BBC:

“…Charlotte Campbell, a full-time busker, was part of the trial and says that after two weeks it ‘had a significant impact on contributions’.”

That M&IT Magazine and the EMA are teaming up for new corporate Eventprofs education event, in M&IT:

“…EMA will promote the event to its own membership and advise on educational content, content design, speaker recruitment, speaker management and delegate promotion. Education sessions will be on the subjects of trends, tech, new legislation and creativity.”

And finally…Who the 25 most influential women in the UK are this year, according to Vogue:

“…while there have never been more women in cabinet, 2018 did not feel like a year to shine a light on the ever-shifting sands of power in the old establishment. It is no longer enough simply to hold a great office of state, it seems.”

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Editor • 2nd June 2018


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