Ideas that move Fidelity forward.

The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology®, or FCATSM, is a catalyst for breakthrough achievements in research and tech. We assess, test and scale concepts and ideas that advance Fidelity’s market leadership and enhance every customer’s experience. FCAT teams are curious, inquisitive, and intently focused on the future.

Projects and Obser­vations

FCAT teams are always looking beyond the horizon. We analyze social trends and experiment with an array of technologies that may impact Fidelity and its customers over the next five years. 

Sociocultural
By Deanna Laufer | February 6, 2024
Working multiple jobs is nothing new. To make ends meet, or boost their savings cushion, more than 8 million Americans work extra hours, second jobs, and side hustles. But around 2021, as job availability soared and remote work ruled, the internet became inundated with stories of something new: full-time employees, mostly remote and in engineering roles, secretly working two, three, or sometimes numerous career positions at different companies.
Sociocultural
By Deanna Laufer with Caroline Federal | January 25, 2024
Income has been synonymous with employer income for the majority of working-age Americans over the last 100 years. Most adults work for a living, and the vast majority of those who do work for an employer. But that’s changing. Employer income is playing a less dominant role for Americans as they’ve diversified their income sources into a mosaic of ways to earn money.
Blockchain
By: Matt Ehlers | January 17, 2024
Jack might have the perfect job for a guy who loves to talk crypto. Sure, he’s one of the hosts of the FCAT Crypto Brief podcast, but that’s only for 30 minutes a week. The rest of the time? He’s still neck deep into crypto as a researcher with Avon Ventures, which invests in startups that are innovating in the crypto space.

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