The COVID-19, officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization yesterday, has everyone talking, and worried. Fintech influencers were no different. Here’s what they had to say.
Chris Gledhill offered his thoughts on employers and corporate culture in relation to the virus.
🤔💭 In a years time when the #COVID19 is under control and things are getting back to normal, I hope folks remember which companies stood by their employees and supported them Vs which immediately started redundancies.
— Chris Gledhill (@cgledhill) March 12, 2020
Duena Blomstrom has a belief that the way society and businesses are rapidly changing will be beneficial in the long term from the standpoint of being agile and decentralized.
I think @DuenaBlomstrom has the right idea here – opportunities will arise as long as we can avoid a devastating global recession that wipes out jobs.
Read: Why #COVID19 is good for the #FutureofWork https://t.co/zJMKjEf9GB#telework #socialnetworking pic.twitter.com/C4TnVRBeh2
— Jay Palter (@jaypalter) March 11, 2020
Brett King and Chris Skinner shed some much needed humour on the matter.
The #Coronavirus most significant accomplishment might be turning #GOP into temporary socialists, but only for this virus
— Brett King (@BrettKing) March 12, 2020
In Poland the toilet roll panic his hit big time. Guessing everyone is shitting themselves about this virus … pic.twitter.com/fBAdnjIjmE
— Chris Skinner (@Chris_Skinner) March 12, 2020
Spiros Margaris reminded us that Artificial Intelligence is still around.
The #WhiteHouse seeks tech #companies’ #AI
to combat #coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/N5ml8QyzJD #fintech @reuters #insurtech #healthcare #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #MachineLearning #DeepLearning #BigData @verge pic.twitter.com/ew4HzatD7C
— Spiros Margaris (@SpirosMargaris) March 12, 2020
And John Collison helpfully chimed in about the remote work application Zoom.
Zoom backgrounds are the new AIM away messages.
— John Collison (@collision) March 9, 2020