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GCC Financial Forum 2018: Blockchain, AI and big data discussed

Bahrain Business
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
By Avinash Saxena
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MANAMA: Fintech and innovation are driving a fundamental re-structuring of the financial services industry – creating opportunities for new players and threats to incumbents, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El Erian has said. Delivering the opening keynote at the GCC Financial Forum 2018 that got underway this morning at the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Mr El Erian said phenomena such as blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and big data are making financial professionals in the Gulf reassess their businesses and their roles.