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DG Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) has commissioned a consortium led by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and including also the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and University College Cork (UCC) to carry out a study on the role of digitalisation and innovation in creating a true single market for retail financial services and insurance.
JB McCarthy from the FSIC presented at the PayExpo Europe Conference 2016 held in the Excel, London on June 7th and 8th.
Payexpo is Europe’s largest full-ecosystem gathering of payments stakeholders committed to creating cash-light societies.
The attendance numbered nearly 2,300 senior players from leading organisations across the continent, making this a truly European event.
The title of JB’s presentation was “Using social platforms to make payments exciting” which was part of the the using social networks for personalised and immediate payments stream.
The Financial Services Innovation Centre (FSIC) has engaged with more companies on the role of wearables in commerce over the past year.
The recent increased deployment of apps on smart phones, smart watches, virtual reality (VR) headsets and contactless technology has spurred their use in commerce and other facets of society,
The intersection of technology with how we operate on a daily basis has spawned the wearables sector which is now a key driver for consumer commerce, entertainment and sport.
UCC and the Irish Management Institute (IMI) have partnered to develop a new Masters in Digital Business, which was officially launched by Dara Murphy TD, Minister for European Affairs and Data Protection on September 7th in UCC.