Banking Technology September 2020 issue out now
The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.
A note from our editor, Sharon Kimathi:
It’s hard to believe that it’s already September. The sun is setting earlier, leaves are beginning to turn and fall, and the air is chilling. The changing landscape also ushers in the industry’s conference season, and due to prevailing uncertainties, will taking place digitally.
This edition of Banking Technology magazine turns its spotlight on large technology companies and their latest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. We also unpack the potential effects of an upcoming precedent-making Supreme Court case judgement between Oracle and Google.
Jay Wilson, investment manager at AlbionVC, assesses the impact of the coronavirus economic crisis on fintech M&A. He believes that strategic acquirers will likely have balance sheet issues of their own, ruling out cash funded acquisitions. He points to the volatility of capital markets leading to a decline in debt funding options, “so debt funded acquisitions [are] highly unlikely which incidentally also takes out your private equity buyers”.
However, Wilson remains optimistic regarding the positive trajectory “relative to five months ago when the investment activity trajectory was very much down”.
Elsewhere, Hannu Valtonen, chief product officer at Aiven, dissects the potential ramifications of the Oracle vs. Google copyright US Supreme Court case.
The Supreme Court must determine if Google’s use of Oracle’s Java’s application programming interface (API) to build the Google Android smartphone constitutes “fair use”, or if Oracle can successfully argue that Google’s move prevented its entrance into the smartphone market. Valtonen offers his insight on potential changes and challenges developers might face if Oracle wins.
We hope you find this September edition insightful. Stay tuned for our digital supplements on FinovateFall and Sibos. From all of us at Banking Technology magazine, we hope you enjoy the coming of autumn and continue to stay safe.
The September edition of Banking Technology features:
Google vs. Oracle Showdown: time for tech to pay attention.
Sharon Kimathi’s take on some big issues in fintech
How the coronavirus crisis has impacted M&A activity
Corporate & commercial bank back office transformation
Through a Gen Z lens
The social-savvy wave of entrepreneurs
I’m just saying…
After divorce comes the engagement
Food for thought
One more time, you’ve got this
Women need to be empowered, not preferred
Fintalk of the town
Our “Gossip Girl” has been a fly on the wall.
And not to forget the Regulars of course:
Fintech feed – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Appointments – the movers and the shakers.
Click here to read the Banking Technology September 2020 edition