Technology


CEE Fintech Atlas – Check it out!

When you think of Fintech and cutting edge technology, which countries come to mind? Russia, The United States, China? Does it surprise you when you hear that a correct answer is in fact, Bulgaria? Bulgaria is one of the fastest growing Fintech destinations in Central- and Eastern Europe (CEE), due […]


Tech–xpat, or should that be Tech-xile?

Expat– ‘a person who lives outside their native country’ Exile – ‘the state of being barred from one’s native country’ – Roughly what most dictionaries would say Like many good stories (and quite a few bad ones), this thought process all began in an Irish Pub. As many of you […]


What does AI have to do with creativity and compassion?

The TED2018 conference “The Age of Amazement” in Vancouver left me amazed indeed. I was sitting with my jaw dropped in Gartenbaukino on the broadcast event organized by TEDxVienna. But there was one particular talk that kept my brain busy for months after the live stream in April. It was […]


To control complex systems with a simple brain – The interview with Ramin Hasani

Have you ever felt that Blade Runner’s scenes from 1982 are transforming into reality nowadays? Do you recognize the concepts of Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 in the solutions or products of today? Or maybe even you yourself are developing one of them? Then – for sure – […]


Lonely together

You know you live in a crazy world when people prefer to have big conversations via texts, and small conversations when meeting face to face. But before we get all judgy, let’s take a minute and think: when was the last time we had a heart-to-heart conversation with someone without […]


New generations, new jobs, new… world?

  There was a time when kids and young adults wanted to become doctors, astronauts and police officers. However, in the 21st century it seems like a new set of dream jobs has replaced the old one. Today’s most admired “professions” are those of: freelancers, social media stars, and entrepreneurs. Being […]


What do Wien Energie and Blockchain have in Common?

The buzz around the blockchain technology has been going on in the media already for a while. But over the past few months, foreign and local newspapers alike have flooded us with some more blockchain-specific headlines, including…   “Wien Energie gets on the blockchain” (Engerati, February 2017)  “BP, Eni Trading […]


Fighting Loneliness:
An Interview with Karen Dolva

  “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” Honoré de Balzac Karen Dolva, co-founder of the No Isolation company, tackles different kinds of loneliness. So far she has taken it upon herself to help children with longterm illnesses and seniors. But she also challenges […]


About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]