Call it the age of the mega merger. Across industries, some of the biggest companies are joining hands and creating even bigger companies.
Kison Patel, the CEO of software company DealRoom, remembers working for a private equity firm trying to do a deal not long ago. His firm bombarded the target company with requests for information — including repetitive requests for the same information, often in Excel spreadsheets. Eventually, the seller got fed up and walked away.
Is the United States ready for “private techquity”? That’s the name a consulting company gave to the adoption of technology in private equity, including machine learning and data-heavy databases.
December 17, 2019 Cyber
Artificial intelligence and big data offer some of the most exciting prospects for medicine. But making good use of the data is another story.
It might seem odd that California passed the nation’s most sweeping data privacy legislation—the state is home to many companies in the tech industry, including heavyweights Facebook and Alphabet’s Google. But it turns out, Facebook and Google aren’t complaining.
In this new episode of Looking Ahead, Jonathan Kanter, partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss in Washington, D.C., explores the notion that data is the new oil.
The potential uses of data are exploding. But so are the regulations to keep that in check.
As diverse businesses from Overstock.com to Google’s parent company Alphabet increasingly use and express growing interest in using virtual currencies, the legal and regulatory landscape for those currencies has become increasingly complex. We provide this overview of the regulatory landscape to alert companies to the legal implications of venturing into this uncertain terrain.
European Union regulators have shown they are serious when it comes to fining global technology companies. They have enacted massive fines against the chipmaker Qualcomm, Google and others in recent years. But is the EU’s reputation of cracking down on tech companies justified?
In this episode of Looking Ahead, CEO & Co-Founder of Spiral Bank, Shawn Melamed, and Executive Vice President of Capgemini, Shankar Krishnan, explore how executives and their boards can devise business strategies that incorporate new technologies.