20 December 2014

Tales of a Standards Geek

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A Holiday for Corporate Actions

13 December 2014  |  1989 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A friend of mine once quipped "Welcome to the Hotel Corporate Actions. You can check out any time you like, but you can’t never leave". It was right on the money. The word "dedicated" doesn’t even come close to describing the endless pursuit of automation by a relatively small group of Asset Servicing professionals. We’ve m...

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What next for ISO 20022?

27 October 2014  |  1549 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With the blink of an eye another Sibos came and went. The containers have been shipped out and it’s back to the old grind. Real projects. Deadlines. Pesky users. Endless meetings. Production problems. Planning for 2015. Budgets. Year-end reviews. Bonuses. Holiday parties. Yay! Participants of the Standards Forum left Boston with a real...

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SWIFT Standards Release. Your vote matters.

14 October 2014  |  1018 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Back from Sibos? Time to dive into the green books and get busy with the remediation work for the annual SWIFT Standards Release. It comes around every year as sure as death and taxes. How many Sta...

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20022 joke of the day

01 October 2014  |  1779 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

20022 is a very powerful, rich, and flexible standard. We’ll hear about it a thousand times at Sibos this week. Here’s a little light relief from all that serious stuff. On the one hand it is possi...

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Sibos 2014 Standards Forum Preview

29 September 2014  |  1412 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Yes folks, it’s that time of year when 7000 bankers from around the world congregate to catch a glimpse of the real brains and architects of our industry at the Standards Forum. There should be no d...

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Industry Standards for 200

04 June 2014  |  940 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As I write, I’m on my way home from a punishing 3-day trip to Denver for the quarterly ISITC meeting. I didn’t set foot outside from the moment I checked in on Sunday morning until it was time to hea...

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ISO Week

09 May 2014  |  1036 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Since 1947 ISO has published close to 20,000 standards - standards for just about everything - plastics, glass, screw threads, surgical implants, for example. Shipping containers are another good exa...

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Standards Forum 2014 - A reflection.

05 April 2014  |  1481 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Part III in a series of blogs around the 2014 Standards Forum events. Standards are often criticized. Painstaking to develop, some might say painful, and adoption can be frustratingly tedious and dra...

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The Standards Forum Part II - The Tipping Point Index.

27 March 2014  |  3221 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In the context of ISO 20022 adoption I have talked about the so-called tipping point a number of times in my talks, decks, and blogs in the past year or so. It’s that apex at the top of the curve whe...

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ISITC 20th Annual Industry Forum and Vendor Show

23 March 2014  |  1038 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

It’s that time of year again. ISITC. Boston. March. By far my favorite event on the standards calendar. I like it so much I built an app for it. Just as recruitment consultants advise clients of...

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