Directions in Tech

The pandemic transformed technology from important to indispensable. We saw years of behavioural change in just months. Join our experts to explore what's next for technology and how this will impact the way we live, work and invest.

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How Cloudflare Plans to Build the Internet of the Future

Cloudflare has a mission – it wants to help build a better internet. At RBC’s Global Technology, Internet, Media and Telecommunications (TIMT) virtual conference, our software analyst Matt Hedberg sat down with Cloudflare co-founders Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn to discuss why they believe the future of cloud computing is bright and how their software can improve the internet experience for everyone.

HubSpot’s Strategy to Help More Companies ‘Grow Better’

RBC Capital Markets CEO Derek Neldner speaks to Yamini Rangan, CEO of HubSpot, about the pillars and processes that will steer the software company’s growth into the future at RBC’s Global Technology, Internet, Media and Telecommunications (TIMT) virtual conference.

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How ServiceNow Hopes to Multiply its ESG Impact

RBC Capital Markets CEO Derek Neldner spoke to ServiceNow CFO Gina Mastantuono about digital workflows in a hybrid world and how embracing ESG at the top could increase impact.

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Creating Value for Tech through the Digital Marketplace

RBC Capital Markets’ Internet Research Analyst Brad Erickson sat down with Fortune Magazine to discuss the ever-expanding reach of digital marketplaces, and how tech firms must innovate their business models to pursue avenues for growth.

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"We think there'll be more Fintech SPACs than Fintech IPOs in the next 12 months."

Jason Gurandiano, Global Head of Financial Technology Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, answers questions such as: Where have we seen winners and losers in the payment space during the pandemic? What's driving growth? Will this change post pandemic?

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Security, Data and Digital Transformation Post-Pandemic

At RBC Capital Markets’ Private Tech Conference, experts discussed how tech is now table stakes for any company, putting top security and strategic data analytics at the top of every agenda. Tech firms need to help companies address the skills gap and appeal to developers with new software solutions, while e-commerce, adtech, and FMCG are further disrupted.

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Software Takes Center Stage for Autos

Much of investors’ focus in Auto Tech has thus far been on electrification and autonomous, and rightfully so. However, increasingly investors may shift their focus to software-enabled platforms and the opportunities they present. Equity Analyst Joseph Spak, CFA, explores potential investment opportunities in his report “RBC Capital Markets 2021 Auto Tech Bus Tour” published on June 4, 2021.

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COVID recovery and consumer change boosts the POS evolution

RBC’s sixth annual, and second virtual, Fintech Conference hosted 32 public and private companies with a very positive outlook as the economic recovery post-COVID takes hold.

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FinTech Firms Analyze Their Post-Pandemic Future

Ahead of RBC Capital Markets’ Fintech Conference 2021, Dan Perlin, Managing Director of Payments, Processors and IT Services Research, takes a look back at the last 18 months and outlines the burning questions for the FinTech industry as the economy reopens. Which companies are seeing their growth accelerate? And who will be the winners in the fast-growing Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) sector?

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Ransomware Attacks May Accelerate Security Software Transformation

The ransomware attack against the Colonial Pipeline and other high-profile breaches may force organizations to swiftly re-evaluate their network security infrastructures. Our Software Research Analyst Matthew Hedberg explores how this transformation may impact the security software sector in his research report “Security Software Implications from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Incident,” published on May 10, 2021.

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2021 Outlook: Payments, Processing and IT Services

Dan Perlin, Payments, Processing and IT Services analyst, examines how the disruption in mobile payments and processing may accelerate growth for the sector.

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