Tuesday, July 10, 10:45 am – 11:45 am
Over 2 billion people in the world remain un-banked, and the world of finance and payments is being flipped on its head. Cash-based businesses are still prevalent, but for how long? New payment platforms, blockchain payments, application-based banking, and cryptocurrencies are identifying new ways of transacting. How will cash businesses need to adapt? Are we really seeing a world where cash in the pocket will be seen as a disadvantage, or is cash here to stay?
Nikolas will look at trends affecting how society transacts, interacts, and expects businesses to operate in the future, and his predictions will surprise many people.
Nikolas is a world-respected futurist speaker, author, and researcher. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on the impact of exponential technologies including: Finance and Payments; Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality; Work Productivity; Hospitality and Travel; The Sharing Economy; Autonomous Transportation; Smart Cities; Education; The Future of AI integrated with Life and Business; and Predictions for humanity from 2018 to 2030, and beyond.
Nikolas regularly appears on the BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, Fast Company, VICE, The Atlantic, and writes for the Techcrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, and other media.
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