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Miriam Ballesteros

Head of Communications with focus on the FinTech and Personal Finance industries. Named on the "Women in FinTech Powerlist", Miriam Ballesteros is committed to promoting financial technologies that make managing money a lot easier so people can get more out of life.

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Getting to Know the Women in Data Science: An Interview With Sandra Real

Sandra Real is a Data Engineer Team Lead at STRANDS. Her career has revolved around the analytics industry and the development and use of data technologies for more than fourteen years, and she is a firm believer that there’s nothing more dynamite than data.

With a focus on Oracle Databases, Sandra’s expertise in data architecture, administration, and implementation has grown significantly as DBA at Hewlett Packard, NexTReT and TIPSA. She’s a programmer and all-round dataholic.

But that’s not all. Sandra is refreshingly honest, mother to a three-year-old son, and a total tour de force. Here’s her story:

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Topics: fintech women, women and banking, women in tech, Financial services for women, Company Culture

Author: Miriam Ballesteros on Mar 5, 2018

Erik Brieva’s Bookshelf: 10 Top Business Books to Get Ahead In 2018

Erik Brieva, CEO of STRANDS and entrepreneur, reveals the top business books that helped shape his business savvy. 

As founder of Polymita, and co-founder of multiple companies within enterprise software, mobile and Internet spaces, it’s safe to say Erik Brieva knows more than a thing or two about business and entrepreneurship.

He’s been recognized as a Visionary by Gartner (Magic Quadrant 2009 & 2010), Major Player by IDC (MarketScape 2011), and named among the 100 Leaders of the Future (Capital Magazine, Spain, 2009) and Entrepreneur of the Year (Entrepreneurs Magazine, 2006, Spain).

 

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Topics: FinTech, fintech news, fintech resources, fintech pulse, digital banking, financial technology, Business Books, Entrepreneurs

Author: Miriam Ballesteros on Feb 1, 2018

The Future of Financial Services: 5 Mega Trends from Money20/20

Several of the STRANDS team recently traveled to Las Vegas to attend Money20/20 – the world’s largest payment and financial services event.

We had a great time connecting with market leaders, smart people, and other innovative companies like ourselves, making an impact on the FinTech ecosystem.

 

Although it was physically impossible to attend all sessions, we managed to pick out five nuggets of information that we found particularly interesting in the game-changing world of money. 

Ready? Let’s get started.

 

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Topics: women and banking, Financial services for women

Author: Miriam Ballesteros on Nov 7, 2017

Conectar con la mujer, la asignatura pendiente de la banca

  • Las mujeres toman el 89% de las decisiones bancarias en la familia. (Forbes, 2016)
  • Sólo el 20% de las mujeres que sustentan la familia dijeron estar "muy bien preparadas" para tomar decisiones financieras, frente al 45% de los hombres que aseguran que lo están. (New York Times, 2013)
  • Las mujeres controlarán dos tercios de la riqueza de consumo en los Estados Unidos durante la próxima década y serán las beneficiarias de la mayor transferencia de riqueza en la historia de Estados Unidos. (Mediapost, 2013)

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Topics: FemTech, women and banking, Financial services for women

Author: Miriam Ballesteros on Dec 23, 2016

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