GuideWell and One Spark team up for innovation in health care

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) Darnell Smith, Florida Blue   One Spark 2018 will host 150 innovators at Daily's Place Amphitheater Apr. 6 and 7. The creators will compete within four categories: education, technology, social and health care. A crowd favorite and "Spark Tank" winner will be chosen from each group. GuideWell Innovation, a subsidiary … Continue reading GuideWell and One Spark team up for innovation in health care

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Shift in Jacksonville’s financial industry also a shift away from…

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business News) The economic recovery has not brought back all the banking jobs of old, but it has produced 4,800 new high-paid positions since 2011 as more and more financial companies set up shop or expand their operations in Jacksonville. The city aims to attract financial sector jobs with incentives, taking advantage … Continue reading Shift in Jacksonville’s financial industry also a shift away from…

How banks can vary a branch’s appeal to nearby customers

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business News) Over the past few weeks I have been exposed to countless articles about how technology is transforming the financial services sector. From blockchain to machine learning and artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get swept away in the excitement of these innovations. Businesses can get distracted by buzzwords and overlook disruptions they … Continue reading How banks can vary a branch’s appeal to nearby customers

Why smart financial professionals are embracing blockchain and cryptocurrencies

(Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal) Blockchain is a game-changer for professionals in financial services. Ignoring it would be like clinging tenaciously to your abacus in the face of computers armed with electronic spreadsheets in the early ’80s. This smart, decentralized, trusted and highly-encrypted network is already changing the face of business for financial professionals. Now … Continue reading Why smart financial professionals are embracing blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Meet Jacksonville’s 2017 Ultimate CFOs

(Compliments of  Jacksonville's Business Journal) The Jacksonville Business Journal introduces the 2017 Ultimate CFO honorees. The role of the CFO has evolved. Not only do they encourage and adapt to changing business models, but ensure core accounting and reporting duties are maintained to the highest level. Additionally, CFOs are managing people, systems, and technology infrastructure … Continue reading Meet Jacksonville’s 2017 Ultimate CFOs