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Scotland Hosts Ethical Finance Summit

Earlier this month, Scotland hosted the Ethical Finance Summit organised by the Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI) which organises and coordinates a series of programmes promoting finance for positive change and bringing together leaders in Islamic and conventional finance from around the world. The summit aimed to “help define and shape the transition to a […]

Courage, Compassion and Confidence

So proud of the Know You More team and founders Tim Mart and Chirag Mehta for winning The Scottish Herald Digital Business Awards in the Social Enterprise category. Having won the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) International Award for Coaching last year, it was great to see Know You More being recognised on home turf. With […]

Why is Blockchain Important?

We should care about blockchain because the removal of a central authority and use of smart contracts (codable contracts/business actions) empowers different types of business models, processes and industries by potentially removing a whole layer of administration from the system. It is not just about commercial transactions; information exchange could also happen in the same […]

‘You Inspire Us’ Suhail Ahmad – EBS

When I moved to Scotland (in 2010) to start at Edinburgh Business School (EBS), we were expecting our third born (child). I had my first business school exam (Organisational Behaviour), and my wife actually went into labour! As soon as I got out of the exam, I turned my phone on, it was my wife […]

Facebook Disappoints with Libra Coin

In December (2018), I did my last Dinsider podcast about the digital market, blockchain and digital currency, and in cryptocurrencies. I have decided to continue the podcast, after the massive hype over Facebook coin and Libra coin and I had to respond I had to show my insights. Clear what this is and is there […]

What I’m Reading: AI for Businesses, Blockchain, Crypto Scammers

UK companies that adopt AI late or not at all could lose 20pc cash flow British companies that fail to invest in artificial intelligence soon are at risk of losing 20pc of their cash flow, McKinsey has warned. New figures claim that AI could boost the UK economy by 22pc in the next decade by making companies more productive, […]

Relaunch of UK Islamic Fintech Panel; Al Rayan partners with the broker

Ahead of the UK Fintech Week, the independent group of Islamic finance and fintech practitioners has reconvened under the UK Islamic FinTech Panel (the Panel) chaired by Harris Irfan. The Panel, formed last year, aims to promote the UK Islamic fintech sector and bring together thought leaders to support the development of the sector. In […]

What I’m Reading: AI for Manufacturers, Fintech Startups, Digital Economy

The power of combining AI and analytics for manufacturers Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today. The range of business and operational applications that it can be put to is almost limitless. Yet, it’s fair to say that we’re still very early in the AI adoption curve. Success with […]

What I’m Reading: AI for Small Biz, Fintechs Unite

AI-Driven Business Advisor Attracts International Interest CEO and Founder of Runagood, Duncan Collins says the London based start-up firm has received enquiries from North America, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. “The business aims to use the funds to launch its innovative artificial intelligence-based technology and start marketing to Britain’s 5.5 million small businesses, including […]