Not a wedding
The Future of Fintech Conference is sold out.
Looking forward to seeing 1003 amazing folks tonight at The Central Park Zoo and tomorrow at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Watch the livestream here. It's gratis. (fancy word, eh?)
Be sure to follow the #FutureFintech hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
In addition to amazing speakers & moderators and an insanely senior audience, we also have a fantastic group of media outlets (US and international) attending.
State of Automation
We used US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to compile a list of occupations key to job growth in the United States. We then diagrammed the key tasks and assessed the relative level of immediate risk from automation.
10.5 million jobs are at high risk of automation, including restaurant workers, who are up against increasing investor interest in cooking robots.
Things that make you go hmmmm
Wasn't expecting this but got a couple of emails over the weekend from Future of Fintech Conference attendees asking if they can bring a +1 to The Central Park Zoo.
To be clear, the answer is no.
Security at the Zoo is very tight so only registered attendees will be admitted.
From media to military & defense purposes, we dive into 13 industries poised for AR/VR transformation.
Media buzz around AI, robotics, and automation increased significantly towards the end of 2016. Some of the recent news in automation includes the debate on the dangers of artificial intelligence and the impact of automation on global labor markets.
Wall Street is so smart (#uglydataviz)
Ahhh. The good old value, time, long-tail graph.
And just oodles of value to be unlocked. Makes total sense.
Ride-hailing war chests
We compared the war chest of Uber against other players within the ride-hailing space. Didi Chuxing has secured a massive pool of capital — worth $16.8B — that now rivals that of its US counterpart.
CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.
Fortune. Barb Darrow writes about the impact of automation on jobs (according to the CB Insights State of Automation report) and quotes CB Insights analyst Deepashri Varadharajan (@deepashriv) on the subject.
CNBC. Eustance Huang writes about the changing education landscape and quotes CB Insights analyst William Altman (@altmanw) on the subject.
Elite Business Magazine. A look at the costliest startup failures of all time with a reference to CB Insights research on the subject.
Deal Street Asia. A report on startup Blockchain's latest round of financing with a mention of CB Insights investment data.
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P.S. We'll be digging into our Goldman Sachs strategy teardown tomorrow. We've been releasing some of the analysis & dataviz on Instagram already. Check us out.