China has quickly become a powerhouse in FinTech, thanks to its strong technological and digital…Read More
The financial and professional services vertical at PreScouter encompasses our clients in the financial services, banking, insurance, and media industries. With increased digitization and the advent of powerful new technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain, these sectors are undergoing vast changes that require continuous innovation and ideation in order to remain competitive. Additionally, millennials are increasingly becoming the major customer segment in these sectors, and addressing their needs will require organizations to keep up and incorporate emerging technologies into their core competencies.
Topics We’ve Worked On
Your Personal Research Assistant
Small tasks with a fast turnaround
Fact checking / validation
I recently read an article about laser-based data transfer for internet via satellites. What scientific articles can support this claim?
Identify the top 5-7 professor and startups working on machine learning to identify risk-taking behavior from driver data.
Identify and summarize 2-3 peer-reviewed studies on use of artificial intelligence used for stock trading.
Data review / analysis
Based on the marketing dollars we spent, is there a correlation between the top 40’s music charts over the past 6 months and our marketing campaign?
How much is online internet piracy costing the television and movie industry each year?
In-depth project work
Develop a technology landscape all cryptocurrencies currently active and which underlying algorithms they employ.
Provide a list of all blockchain technologies and their highest value market applications.
Interview / private information acquisition
Attain an interview with Vimeo to i) understand their 3-5 year vision and ii) see if they would be interested in a joint partnership.
Which streaming video content sites have the ability to compete with major original content producing sites like Netflix, Hulu & Amazon Prime?
Which technologies are the most likely to change US regulatory statutes on media distribution in the next 5 years.
19 Jul 2017
10 Jul 2017
Last week, the FinTech firm Worldpay was acquired by US firm Vantiv for $10 billion.…Read More
26 Jun 2017
Banks are changing the way that consumers bank by investing in Fintech. One bank that’s…Read More
Sofiane Boukhalfa, PhD
Sofiane specializes in the high-tech and financial industries. His responsibilities include managing the overall project and scholar team to ensure successful project outcomes for our clients. Sofiane earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focus was in nanotechnology and energy storage. Since graduating from Georgia Tech, he has worked as an emerging technology and business strategy consultant at several firms and for his own clients.
Identify late-stage technologies that will minimize financial risk for my organization
Need: Products that would provide risk mitigation, increasing profit
The Client’s lead, Director of Innovation Strategy, approached PreScouter to identify algorithms and technologies to 1) address individuals’ risk assessment, 2) predict risk based on individuals’ behavior, 3) notify people about potential hazards, and 4) find behavior modification platforms.
Tell PreScouter what you need to be researched.
We’ll present you customized research
and analysis. Which areas would you
like PreScouter to research further?
Speed up your technology and business planning and make better use of your internal resources.