Funderful deploys AI driven virtual assistants trained to have authentic conversations with students and donors, engaging them at key stages in their journey to enrolling or giving. In 2016 Funderful won 500 Startups Pitch Competition at the Digital Freedom Festival and went to Silicon Valley for 6 month mentoring programme. In January 2019 the Latvian-made conversational AI platform for campus-wide communications was acquired by US higher education market leader Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL).
Accenture – Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
This year the Digital Freedom Festival was held for 2 days on 5 stages, and gathered over 1,600 attendees from 30 countries around the world to discuss how we can all benefit from the digital revolution. 40% of this year's speakers were women, which is an improvement from last year. Diversity is an especially important topic in the tech sector, and our partner Accenture Latvia joined the DFF to talk about the issue of diversity in tech.
Future of Open Banking: Evolution, Not Revolution
During the Digital Freedom Festival, the discussion about the future of Open Banking took place gathering experts from the banking, fintech, payments and policy sectors. Eleven months have passed after PSD2 (Payment Service Directive) introduction that promised a revolution in the financial sector – what has really changed and what to expect in the future?
Thank You for an Amazing DFF 2018!
Dear DFF Community, I would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone who helped make this year's Digital Freedom Festival a massive success! This was our 4th time organising the festival, and it just keeps getting bigger and better every year. We had 2 full days and 5 stages, with 100+ speakers and over 1,600 attendees representing 30 countries from around the world. There were so many spectacular moments, but just to name a few:
Why Are Global Tech Companies Choosing Latvia – Digital Freedom Festival and Magnetic Latvia find out
On day 1 of the Digital Freedom Festival, the Corporate Innovation Lounge featured a panel discussion organized by Magnetic Latvia to discover why global tech companies choose Latvia as the location to establish a business presence.