Innovation, Fintech and Data as an investable asset
A lot has been discussed about the future role of innovation and Fintech, but how will they actually impact countries, business models and ultimately global investors?
At the same time, data has developed into one of the hottest but also the most controversial asset in developed markets. But emerging markets (EM) are falling behind the trend. What role can blockchain technologies, which do not rely on trust or institutions in making transactions, play in monetizing data in emerging economies? How will the world look like if personal information, including social relations or health data, can be monetized on a global scale? What is the role of global digital platforms?
Notwithstanding the holy grail of data monetization, the flip side of the coin is catastrophic data breaches and systematic misuse of personal data and social networks, influencing elections for instance. How will regulators react to this challenge and will we see dramatic actions like company break-ups in the future? Are tech companies acting too defensively and uncooperatively when it comes to these matters?