02 August 2014

Tales of a Standards Geek

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Industry Standards for 200

04 June 2014  |  739 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 head back to the airport. Denver is a curious location inasmuch as it’s not really local to any ISITC members, but there is a long-standing ISITC poli...

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ISO Week

09 May 2014  |  873 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 example, possibly the poster child of all standards in terms of the benefits realised - the impact on global economic growth since the international ad...

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Standards Forum 2014 - A reflection.

05 April 2014  |  1322 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  |  1532 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  |  866 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  |  855 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  |  857 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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SR2014. Part 4. Have you started yet?

14 January 2014  |  1027 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

In this, the 4th blog in a series around SR2014 I thought I’d share a few things that I’ve discovered as part of my own analysis now that the SR2014 User Handbook is out there. As is normal, a few th...

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SR2014. Part 3. Five reasons not to be too depressed.

20 December 2013  |  1177 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Let the fun and games begin. On December 20th SWIFT published the SR2014 User Handbook containing the gory details of all the changes that will take effect next November. http://www.swift.com/produ...

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SR2014 continued...

07 December 2013  |  1042 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

This is not the part-2 that I promised; rather, it is a quick one to address a question I was asked about the blog I posted last week. The question was, can you define “whopper”? It’s a fair questio...

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