25 October 2016

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Alex LettsU - Sheffield

Joey Barton: footie plonker or agent of change?

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The Unbanker went to see football-philosopher-reprobate Joey Barton being interviewed by the Guardian's Owen Jones in front of an audience of 500. It was part of the launch activity around Joey's new autobiography, "No Nonsense". (Cynics might suggest that the promotional activity actually began with the suspiciously timely row at his clu...

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Richard CarterNostrum Group - Harrogate

Why are we more interested in how many steps we take rather than our credit score?

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We live in a world where an ever growing amount of us have Fitbits, Jawbones and other tracking devices that are increasingly measuring and comparing our physical performance. We know how many steps we take, how many calories we’ve consumed (and expended), what our sleep patterns have been and, of course, how much we weigh. This rise of the quan

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Parth Desai
Parth DesaiPelican - London

Edging ever closer to the abyss: why AI will reverse this trend

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Parth Desai, CEO and Founder of Pelican, discusses why AI is already a fact and not fantasy. He highlights why financial institutions and corporates need to get on board now – or risk getting left beh...

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Estelle Roiena
Estelle RoienaFintricity - London

Blockchain.. What type of innovation is it?

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Understanding what type of innovation the blockchain falls into is the first step for an efficient leveraging of the technology. So let’s do a little bit of theory… The blockchain innovation is a ra...

Jay Patani
Jay PataniITRS Group - Hong Kong

Retail Banking Simmers with Technological Promise

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Since the financial crisis, the major UK retail banks have primarily been keeping their head down, averting or avoiding scandals and dealing with changing government regulations or mandates. What they...

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

Blockchain: can it be of help for the agricultural industry?

23 October 2016  |  5052 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

During my economics study in the seventieth of last century (indeed a long time ago!) one of the courses I followed was agricultural economics. Recently I met a Canadian (with Dutch roots) from the ag...

Diederick Van Thiel
Diederick Van ThielAdviceGames Group of Companies - London

New strategic credit weapons in the 2017 banking battle on cost income

21 October 2016  |  5734 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

New technologies drive cost/income breakthroughs New technologies like machine learning, biometry and block chain have entered the financial industry and will impact the banking battle on cost/income ...

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Christian Voigt
Christian VoigtFidessa - London

Weighing up best-ex and best innovation

21 October 2016  |  4477 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Competition amongst exchanges was a defining theme in MiFID I, but when it comes to best execution and trading venue fee structures, MiFID II might reverse some of that. MiFID II acknowledges that exc...

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Michael Davison
Michael DavisonAtos - London

Hybrid Cloud and Data Analytics: Maturing the Model

20 October 2016  |  6772 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Financial services organisations still often face both ways at once on cloud and analytics. They want analytics everywhere but, when it falls short of its promise, retreat. They don’t particularly w...

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Richard Broadbent
Richard BroadbentWincor Nixdorf - Bracknell

Ensuring the security of self-service

20 October 2016  |  7212 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Last year more than 18,700 attacks were reported on Europe’s ATMs - that’s nearly 1 in 20 ATMs impacted by security breaches and that doesn’t include those that go unreported. As the demand for cash r...

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