Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The biggest decision was made 2015 when I released to a few friends that I will write the book. I've been open about the writing project to increase the social pressure (upon myself) to make it happen.
"Kajaani 2020" might evolve into an Alice in Wonderland innovation and globalization report. I'm not digging for the final truth but more about a model for future entrepreneurs.
The good, bad and ugly will be included. Yet, I vision that the end-result is positive and I'll also be gentle with the people involved.
I also have to get a consent from the people with names while this is not history and they will be given roles in future.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Francisco González: "We are building the best digital bank of the 21st century"
- Digital transformation: “Our goal is to turn BBVA into a totally digital company, including all our products and services, and with our over 100,000 employees working digitally.”
Nevertheless, he said job quality needed to improve and warned about the high unemployment rate (close to 24%).
Likewise, he highlighted the need to promote innovation, improve education and the Public Administrations, streamline the judicial system and effectively fight against corruption.
“To build on our achievements, we need strong governments. With political stability, 2016 and the following years will be very good for Spain,” he said.
Key developments in 2014
Francisco González recapped the key developments of last year: “Despite the complex environment, 2014 was a good year for BBVA.” The Chairman & CEO of BBVA referred to income growth and the Group’s good cost performance.
Furthermore, he pointed out the improved risk indicators and high solvency levels.
He also underscored that BBVA was one of the strongest institutions among large European banks in the adverse scenario of the stress tests.
As for the shareholder remuneration policy, he asserted that the bank has set a “recurring profit payout target of 35-40%, all in cash. We will carry this out progressively, according to regulatory and market conditions.”
In 2015, BBVA will make four payments, two in cash and two with the Dividend Option scheme, which allows the shareholder to choose between cash or shares.
The Chairman & CEO then focused on the transformation of BBVA to anticipate the impact that the technological revolution will have on the banking industry. “The financial industry has lagged behind, but we see new competitors popping up in many segments of the banking value chain,” he explained.
Eight years ago, BBVA started to build its new technological platform, giving us “a big edge over the vast majority of banks.” The platform now processes 350 million transactions a day, a figure that will reach 1 billion in 2017.
In 2014, BBVA set up the Digital Banking area to accelerate its transformation and make “BBVA a totally digital company, including all its products and services [such as BBVA Wallet or the one-click loans,] and with our over 100,000 employees working digitally.”
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Thursday, July 09, 2015
Need some tips for your summer reading list? Kerstin Bergman, a researcher in comparative literature at Lund University, discusses why Scandinavian crime fiction has become such a global success, and recommends a few Swedish authors for this summer.
Kerstin Bergman is a crime fiction scholar, a literary critic, and a member of the Swedish Academy of Crime Fiction.
She is the author of Swedish Crime Fiction: The Making of Nordic Noir (2014), and has also written numerous popular and scholarly articles on Swedish and international crime fiction (in English and Swedish).
As an expert on crime fiction, a writer and lecturer, she runs CrimeGarden and blogs (in Swedish) about crime fiction at crimegarden.se.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Networked production in the furniture industry and the fourth industrial revolution was increasingly setting the pace at Ligna 2015 in Hannover, Germany.
Deutsche Messe did full justice to this trend at LIGNA 2015 from 11 to 15 May 2015, and was staging two events designed to bring the visitors up-to-date on Industry 4.0 technology in general, and the networked production in furniture industry in particular.
KK-Net attended the lectures in the Robotation Academy at the Hanover Exhibition Center. The guest speakers presented various solutions and reports on their own experiences with examples of best practice.
For the first time ever, Ligna featured Guided Tours on highlights in networked production and automation technology.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Brookhuis focuses on long-term profitable growth and the expansion of her international business. Why not get in touch with this company and discuss their needs for digital distribution of information? We know the mechanical wood working industry and the company has specialized products with a global potential.
BROOKHUIS APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES is manufacturer of professional measurement instruments and systems fort he wood and construction industry. Handheld and in-line moisture meters, machine strength grading systems, dry kiln wood measurement systems.
- FMI: contact free wood moisture measurement longitudinal and transversal sorting and production lines for wood sorting or selection, with easy calibration
- MTG: machine wood strength grading
- Handheld and in-line wood moisture measurement: according to EN14081, EN14080, EN15497, DIN 4074, DIN 1052 (MPA approval)
- Approval handheld and in-line strength grading systems up to 180 boards / minute in EU (EN14081 – CE marking), USA (ALSC) and Canada (CLSAB)
- Integration: wood moisture measurement, dimensions and weight measurement for industrial strength grading systems.
- Low-budget wood moisture measurement: for semi-automated lines (manual feed machines).
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Digitalization of Forestry Operations has been taking long steps from conceptual design to real-time value chain management from the stub to pulp, paper, and sawn goods mill. The picture (Irja Kallio) is from Ferdinand-Braun, Alsace, France. UPM was the owner of the biggest sawmill in France at that time (1997).
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Hollywood Has Realized That Movies Starring Women Can Make Money
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A Letter from the CEO – August 25, 2014
Aug 25 2014 · 118 comments · News, Press
It’s almost unbelievable that slightly more than 3 years ago, Twitch didn’t exist. The moment we launched, we knew we had stumbled across something special.
But what followed surprised us as much as anyone else, and the impact it’s had on both the community and us has been truly profound.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Sunday, August 03, 2014
With jungles, mountains, beaches, reefs and caves to explore – and museums, cafés, bars and markets to visit – any time spent in Mexico will never be long enough.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Los Angeles Times was the first newspaper to publish a story about an earthquake on Monday - thanks to a robot writer.
that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs.
"Robo-journalism" is increasingly being used in newsrooms worldwide.
The LA Times is a pioneer in the technology which draws on
trusted sources - such as the US Geological Survey - and places data
into a pre-written template.
Monday, March 10, 2014
If you’re an average reader, I’ve got your attention for 15 seconds, so
here goes: We are getting a lot wrong about the web these days.
We confuse what people have clicked on for what they’ve read. We mistake
sharing for reading.
We race towards new trends like native advertising without fixing what was wrong with the old ones and make the same mistakes all over again.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014