23 January 2017

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Mohan KrishnanWipro Ltd - Bangkok

Is blockchain necessary?

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There is no dearth of material to tell us what is blockchain, how it is going to transform our lives in the years to come, where it could be applied, etc and the list is endless. That it is the next big thing after all, since the invention of steam engine, the electricity and the internet itself! World Economic Forum predicts that by 2025, 10% of...

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Bhavesh VaghelaBarclaycard - Northampton

Digital Transformation Awesome Product Owner

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Originaly posted on Swiftlyagile.com One of the expected outputs of digital transformation should be epic digital products. Products that engage, add value and seamlessly intertwine into the lives of users. Nostalgic reference alert… Digital transformation is tough and requires the A Team which should include a “Hannibal Smith” Product Owner (PO)....

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Pre-Trade Risk for Futures in the Future

21 January 2017  |  2144 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Liquidation Only. Did your heart skip a beat? In futures and options trading when we hear “Liquidation Only” it means that something went wrong. Someone is losing money. The broker wants all new inves...

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John Safa
John SafaPushfor Ltd - London

Email isn’t fit for purpose for sending confidential information

20 January 2017  |  2709 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Banks are struggling with email. It’s no longer an immediate form of communication, for most of us it’s a massive headache, and most importantly it’s risky. It’s too easy to send something from the wr...

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Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

Five Reasons Why PayTM Is Miles Ahead Of Its Rivals

20 January 2017  |  4233 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

With over 100 million users a year ago, PayTM was already ahead of its digital payment competitors before the Nov. 2016 demonetization of high value currency notes in India. On the back of the push fo...

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Rupert Bull
Rupert BullFinceler8 - London

Why professionalising entrepreneurship and sales focus are key for startup success

20 January 2017  |  2232 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I read a fascinating blog this morning by Slava Akhmechet, a founder of RethinkDB on why they failed (see here: http://www.defstartup.org/2017/01/18/why-rethinkdb-failed.html). There are two critical ...

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Richard Broadbent
Richard BroadbentWincor Nixdorf - Bracknell

From contactless to compliance: preparation is crucial for the next stage of the payments revolution

19 January 2017  |  3125 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It’s incredible how quickly new technologies change consumer habits. Looking back, the arrival of the ATM clearly meant consumers could get access to cash 24/7 but what it really changed was their exp...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: Securities market infrastructure players in the contra-attack

19 January 2017  |  5994 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain technology has long been viewed as a threat to CSDs and their role as intermediaries for securities transactions. Blockchain and distributed ledger technology may make the role of many inte...

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Robin Smith
Robin SmithActiance - Theale

How Contextual Archiving Makes GDPR Compliance Easier

19 January 2017  |  3824 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

GDPR might give people the right to be forgotten, but finding them, understanding the context of their conversations, and figuring out if they really can be deleted while still complying with other re...

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Michael Wilkins
Michael WilkinsFidessa - London

A Trump card for regulation?

19 January 2017  |  2046 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It's difficult to argue against any sensible form of regulation that ultimately makes the financial markets fairer and safer for all participants, but implementing and complying with all the new rules...

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