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Andrew Fear

Andrew Fear

Advisor / Consultant at Independent
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Bio I am an international financial sector consultant and combine business knowledge with technology and people skills to devise answers for complex requirements. Career History I have worked in: Belgium, China, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Russia and the UK both for the TSB, KPMG, OSI Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Siemens, HCL, Temenos and Vodafone and managed many core-banking projects and several start-ups.


Operational Risk Management

Banking and Risk - Artificial Intelligence is nothing new

29 Sep 2016

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a discipline that has been revived. In the 1980s Artificial Intelligence and Expert systems were very fashionable and the British Computer Society had an Expert Systems Specialist Group run by the famous Alexander D'Agapeyeff. Other Scientists with great names doing pioneering work at this time included Robert Kowal...

Innovation in Financial Services


27 May 2016

Do you ever have to read brochures that are nearly unreadable? Brochures that push the superlative functionality, the embroidered success story, the many advantages and sparse disadvantages, the reasoned argument with no marks of originality, distinguishing features and no story. Nobody wants to read them. So many are writing this kind of stuff th...

Banking Architecture

Some simple truths about project success

29 Nov 2013

Several recent surveys show that the number of larger projects which are truly successful is well under fifty per cent. Some are outright failures; others fail to fulfil business objectives in some way or other. The larger a project is, the more likely it is to fail – and this is across all sectors. Almost half of all projects end up over budget a...

Unified Communications in Financial Services

Business Objectives, Communications and Collaboration

30 Oct 2012

The enormous and continuing success of i-devices, tablets and smartphones raises the question of how they can best be used to fulfil business strategy. Having the technology is one thing, but using it effectively in business is quite another. You know you want it, but how can you justify it in terms of return on investment and benefits to your bus...