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Nick Weisfeld

Nick Weisfeld

Head of Data Strategy at GFT
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Cloud database technology can no longer be ignored in financial services

23 Jun 2017

Recent developments in cloud based data technology points to the beginning of a wider step change in the delivery of data technology within financial services, including two recent announcements made at the 2017 Google Next event in London. The first was from David Knott, Chief Architect at HSBC who announced HSBC’s ‘cloud first’ strategy for the b...


Blockchain Technology

22 Feb 2017

Accelerating adoption of distributed ledger in financial services: centralised versus de-centralised business models Leaving aside the Bitcoin use case, is the story of Blockchain simply one of ‘hype’ and a lot of talk, with few genuine real-life use case examples currently in operation? This is the question that is most likely to be put forward by...



Why valuing data will improve your BSBS239 compliance strategy

04 Sep 2015

Introduction It is clear that banks and other financial institutions need to implement an enterprise-wide data driven culture if they are to succeed in meeting the regulatory demands of BCBS239. With the directive demanding that banks strengthen their risk data aggregation capabilities and improve their data quality, the need for robust data gover...