Author: Ulrike Haferstroh

Last week I spoke at the Bethmann Forum about "Everything digital. Where's humanity?". When Oliver Becker, who organizes this event series for Bethmann Bank, came to me, my first reflex was: "Yes, how then? Where is the contrast, the “but”. For me, digital has always been an extension, an improvement of people. Earlier in my career, I used to build satellites. These small devices can take such sharp picture of me on the ground without having a no pilot up there. By using sensors, it is possible to know at any...

Events, events, events! Last week Andreas Pusch spoke at Bethmann Forum in Frankfurt. We were in Zurich for the Kickstart Accelerator for more concrete discussions with the Corporate Partners. We joined the Power Dinner of Digital Switzerland, the Startup Invest Days and the HSG, the University of St. Gallen, for a guest lecture. In the next few weeks, we will be joining the SIPUG-Days in Zurich, the FinTechTalents Conference in London and the Investor Summit in Liechtenstein. Big news on our recent technology advances: We now process meta-data in full context and with all relevant relations. And the new cooperation with AAACCell, a spin-off start-up...

Forgetting makes us smarter? It helps in avoiding information overload. In our information-based culture, we all suffer from it. But what if you need to remember to make smarter decisions? Global Banking & Finance Review looked at the Tesla case to prove how helpful a tool can be that helps you remember the things you already forgot. Read it online: Forgetting and Investing: Unlikely Allies ...

An analysis and forecast based on current sentiments in the YUKKA Lab News Lab. CEO Jack Ma has resigned, trade war fears between China and America are regaining attention and competitor Amazon has reached a $1 Trillion valuation. Being called a more promising company than Amazon, Alibaba has to regain its foothold with many changes going on within the company itself and its market environment. In this analysis and forecast, we are going to take a closer look at how the general market sentiment of Alibaba is doing and what the overall...

We have a new team photo on our website! The photo shootings took place already in July and the result can now be discovered online on our website. That much is already revealed here: Over the next weeks, more faces will be added little by little! Our CBD & Co-Founder Oliver Berchtold was the AI in Banking Handelsblatt Conference in Frankfurt am Main and spoke at the panel about the topic "What significance does AI have in banking 2018?". More about this and our personal Must read of the month is...

Do you know what AI has to do with leadership? And why leaders need to do more than talk about it? Our CBD & Co-Founder Oliver Berchtold spoke about it. Read the full article "Harnessing the Power of AI to Predict Market Sentiment" in Global Banking & Finance Review Magazine Issue 12, page 18/19. ...

A forecast based on current sentiments in the YUKKA Lab News Lab. It has been a difficult last week for tech and software sectors with both Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWR) loosing over 20% of their market cap even though EPS (earnings per share) have met (Twitter) or even excelled (Facebook) analyst estimates. The main reason for this loss in share value is similar in both cases but of different origin: user growth has heavily declined in Q2 of 2018. Twitter is finally going after all those fake accounts and accounts...

Have you ever heard of knowledge engineering? Automotive engineers test and optimize prototypes of automobiles, civil engineers develop technical solutions for construction projects and knowledge engineers construct knowledge bases, which enable machines algorithm to think. Let's have a closer look on knowledge engineer's key task. So instead of starting your day in a factory, slipping into a blue overall, knowledge engineers put themselves into their personal construction site, called the office. As in many engineering fields, a great solution is derived from a challenging problem. More specific in our case: customers data...

Another exciting week for YUKKA Lab and our team! A photoshoot in Berlin with many funny situations, the Yukka palm, newspapers, magnifying glasses and a brain. And many more kilometers south of Berlin, in the beautiful location of Kraftwerk Zurich, Andreas and Oliver were called on that stage as one of 30 startups that is selected to join the #Kickstarters18. However, watch it yourselves: Guess who is announced first in the FinTech/Crypto category?! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBjSRCtARyo[/embed] It´s a 360° video so you might have to turn the camera a bit to see the stage....

What happens when a madman decides to build walls and starts a trade war. Well, you better are on the safe side then. But is there any? And which side is it? Looking in the YUKKA News & Trend Lab We cannot deny the effects of trade wars on all economies. Also, or maybe especially the US shows heavy loss in sentiment. All calculations are made in regards to sentiment changes within the last 4 weeks (Friday, June 8th - Thursday, July 5th) - China: Delta change: 1.59% Maximum Drawdown: 5.14% - USA: Delta...