23 January 2017

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Jeremy LightAccenture - London

The three Cs of PSD2 success - compliance, collaboration and consent

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The measures in the PSD2 (and in the UK, the CMA banking remedies) to open up consumer banking data to third parties will undoubtedly lead to new innovations and consumer benefits, but I see three challenges: 1) a potential gap between expectations on using open banking consumer data, and the reality of what is actually allowed 2) public understand...

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Rhodri JamesProvenir - London

Shaking Off the Tech Debt

7 hours ago  |  1209 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

When it comes to technology, established companies from the pre-digital era understandably think start-ups have got it made; that they can’t possibly relate to the challenges of legacy systems and infrastructure that they face. Surprisingly, they’d be wrong. Many maturing start-ups - industry disruptors that have been around a few years or more – ...

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Mohan Krishnan
Mohan KrishnanWipro Ltd - Bangkok

Is blockchain necessary?

14 hours ago  |  2824 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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 b...

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Bhavesh Vaghela
Bhavesh VaghelaBarclaycard - Northampton

Digital Transformation Awesome Product Owner

22 January 2017  |  2608 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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… Dig...

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Tayloe Draughon
Tayloe DraughonDraughon.us - Chicago

Pre-Trade Risk for Futures in the Future

21 January 2017  |  2497 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  |  3020 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

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  |  4802 views  |  3 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  |  2419 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 ...

TagsInnovationStart ups
Richard Broadbent
Richard BroadbentWincor Nixdorf - Bracknell

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

19 January 2017  |  3448 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  |  6109 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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