23 October 2014

Tales of a Standards Geek

Steve Goswellstandardsgeek.com - San Francisco

SWIFT Standards Release. Your vote matters.

14 October 2014  |  729 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 Standards Releases can one person take in a single career? [Editors note. This website takes no responsibility for the actions of those who attempt t...

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20022 joke of the day

01 October 2014  |  1486 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 possible to extend the standard through the use of Supplementary Data Components (aka "extensions"). Additional data elements can be added to a ...

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Sibos 2014 Standards Forum Preview

29 September 2014  |  1188 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  |  865 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  |  982 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  |  1424 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 dr...

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The Standards Forum Part II - The Tipping Point Index.

27 March 2014  |  2848 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  |  949 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 o...

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Standards Forum 2014 - time to get your geek on

04 March 2014  |  932 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

After the successful 10th Anniversary of the Standards Forum at Sibos in Dubai SWIFT is kicking off the 2014 program in New York this week. This will be first of six meetings planned for this year; t...

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MyStandards Marches On

25 February 2014  |  935 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

At an ISITC meeting many many years ago I sat down to breakfast with the Head of SWIFT Standards at the time and I outlined my frustrations. What is the point of doing all this work to define a marke...

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