Before the start of the semester, I knew next to nothing about FinTech. It wasn't until our trip to New York, and the panel we attended, that I really began to gain an understanding of the role FinTech plays in our everyday lives. After hearing from Socure, Bread, Bessemer Venture Partners, and PetalCard, I realised … Continue reading Mobile Payments: Who wins, who loses, what’s next?
Beginnings Towards the end of my freshman year, my Portico TAs hosted a panel for our class. Someone asked the question “What advice would you give to your freshman year self?”, to which Akash Desaii replied, “Go on TechTrek”. Admittedly, I didn’t think too much of this comment, and it wasn’t until second semester Sophomore … Continue reading Finance to Analytics, Boston to New York
I recently listened to a podcast with Elon Musk where he described one of the obstacles to the advancement of technology and communication. “Your phone is already an extension of you. You're already a cyborg. But the data rate at which communication between you and your phone happens is very slow. It’s like a tiny … Continue reading Elon Musk, QWERTY Keyboards, and Snapchat
When most people think about the location of tech companies, Silicon Valley comes to mind immediately. Despite the fact that thousands of companies do have their US headquarters in California, it’s no secret that most of these companies sell their products and services in the global market too. What many people don’t realise, is that … Continue reading Dublin’s Silicon Docks –– Why tech companies have been flocking to the Irish capital
Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy, written by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, explains some of the positives, negatives, and ethical issues that have arisen in our new ‘Age of Context’, and then examines what we can do to adapt. The Age of Context refers to the new age, in … Continue reading Book Summary – Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data and the Future of Privacy
Hey TechTrek East! My name is Aidan Fitzpatrick and I'm a rising Junior studying Finance and Business Analytics in CSOM. I'm from Dublin, Ireland, and have been loving my time in the US and at BC so far. I love playing music and going to concerts, and I'm also big into sports. Even though rugby … Continue reading Introduction: Aidan Fitzpatrick