European Business Reads: Transformation, Blockchain Startups, and Lessons from China

Europe is leading the way when it comes to digital transformation and EU startups are gaining ground with blockchain technology, however, it looks like there is still room for improvement and Europe can learn a few things from China.

Europe Leads the Way When It Comes To Digital Transformation

“EMEA CIOs are setting the example when it comes to harvesting the results of digital initiatives,” said Andy Rowsell-Jones, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. A significant number of EMEA CIOs have a cloud architect, a digital workspace leader, and an algorithm designer. Their focus is on improving the customer experience by making engagement easier and cheaper. Read the full article here.

Blockchain Technology: 7 Top European Startups Working On It

As a new era of the internet is knocking on the door and there’s a unique opportunity for Europe to gain tech ground in Blockchain.

Check out the full list of the most promising European startups from Switzerland, Spain, UK, Italy, and France who are pushing the boundaries with this technology in Bitcoin Cryptocurrency: A Beginners Guide [2018]. Read it in full.

Here Are 3 Lessons Europe Can Learn From China’s Flourishing Startups

Proper financing, more dominant players and a more explicit industrial policy would give Europe’s entrepreneurs a better footing. In 2014, only two of the world’s top 20 internet companies were from China. Today, that number has jumped to nine.

The remaining 11 are American, and none are from Europe. Fabian von Heimburg, co-founder and Managing Director at Hotnest, takes a look at Europe from a holistic point of view and provides three lessons that Europe can learn from the fast growth of China’s startup ecosystem. What will Europe need to stay relevant in a multilateral world? Read the full article on World Economic Forum.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s picks. Drop me a line in the comments below, bop on over to Twitter or connect on Linkedin. Let’s chat!

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