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    Bill Gates joins the speaker list for next week’s Singapore Fintech Festival

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    Another week, another distinguished speaker is announced by the organizers of the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020. And speakers don’t get much more influential than Bill Gates. Except, that he might not be travelling to the event on Business Class this year.

    Just last week Business Insider shared a story about Bill Gates’ thoughts about the future:

    • Bill Gates is predicting that business travel and office work won’t return to pre-pandemic levels in the future.
    • The Microsoft founder and philanthropist believes that at around half of business travel will go, along with a third of working in the office.
    • Many major companies are reconsidering the future of work.
    • Twitter and Slack have said employees may work remotely forever, whilst others, including Microsoft, are planning to implement hybrid models of work.

    Gates described how he envisions the future of work during an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin at The New York Times DealBook conference on Tuesday. According to Gates, one of the biggest challenges to how business is conducted will have to do with work-related travel.

    And Bill Gates is not the only speaker lauded by the Organizers of the Singapore Fintech Festival either.

    Called “The Facebook prime minister” by some, Jacinda Ardern has well over a million followers watching her short videos on Instagram regularly. Indeed, when COVID-19 had a resurgence recently, 34% of her 1.3 million followers tuned in to hear her 13-minute Facebook livestream.

    Now the time of Trump’s Tweeting is likely coming to an end, perhaps we can learn more about Instagram and Facebook from a much less divisive leader in the form of the New Zealand PM. To hear more about her views, we found a Tweet for you all. Maybe one day we will be posting her Instagram stories here too:

    We are a week away from the world’s largest FinTech event – we hope you are just as excited as we are, a short summary in case you missed it:

    Five Summits

    Economic / Infrastructure / Impact / Investor / Talent

    Five Topics

    Digital Payments & Finance / SME Digitalisation / DLT & Digital Currency / AI in Finance / Sustainability & Inclusion

    1 Nobel Laureate

    20 Technology Leaders

    20 Eminent Acadmicians

    50 Global Influencers

    50+ Policy Makers

    60 Financial Industry Leaders

    60 Global Investors

    100+ Founders

    110+ FinTech Influencers

    There is still time to register and the passes are more reasonably priced than you may have thought.

    Author: Andy Samu

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