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David Donovan

The Digital Paradigm Shift for mid-market Private Equity Firms

In today’s hyper-competitive world, Private Equity (PE) firms need to focus on executing a sustained digital transformation strategy for building a data driven due diligence capability, enhancing oper...

03 Dec 2019
Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology
David Donovan

Why a Platform Business Model is key to accelerating Top Line Growth at Financial Services

The titans of the banking industry need to set aggressive aspirational goals and execute upon strategic platform building capabilities to grow top line revenues, take their business beyond their core ...

26 Jun 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
David Donovan

Digital Asset Journey - From crypto currency to corporate digital asset ecosystems

2019 marks a special year for digital assets. On January 3, 2019, the world celebrated the 10th anniversary of a novel concept: ‘mining’ currency. In the realms of geeks and technology crypto enthusia...

29 Mar 2019
Digital Banking Trends
David Donovan

The Product Engineering Paradigm:Moving from idea to production at the speed of customer expectation

With all the acronyms in the digital world, let’s talk about one more: VUCA. The term itself is not new, but it describes the challenges businesses are facing today. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complex

29 Oct 2018
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
David Donovan

Insight to Impact: Leveraging Digital Intelligence Platforms For Personalised Financial Services

“I want the world, I want the whole world I want to lock it all up in my pocket, It's my bar of chocolate Give it to me now! Don’t care how, I want it now.” - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ...

19 Jun 2018
Digital Banking Trends
David Donovan

Modernizing Legacy Platforms: The Weakest Link in Your Digital Strategy

Seventy percent of all legacy applications in large corporations still leverage COBOL, according to recent study by Information Week. What’s more, many core applications within financial services cont...

06 Apr 2018
David Donovan

Banking as a Platform of Trust

Why it’s key to customer centricity and staying relevant in the digital age We are in an age of currencies going digital, fintechs receiving major funding rounds, large non-bank platforms such as Amaz...

19 Dec 2017
Digital Banking Trends
David Donovan

The Rise of AI First World in Financial Services

Looks like a number of movies these days are predicting the doom of the human race and the rise of the machines. Will machines take over the planet? Probably not. Will machines become your new colleag...

08 Aug 2017
Innovation in Financial Services
David Donovan

Open APIs - Leveraging Banking As a Service to Compete and Collaborate

“Rolling in my Uber, that's just how I use my time” – Travis Scott, Uber Everywhere Remix. Welcome to the world where hip hop artists talk about companies created in the digital economy powered by ap...

17 May 2017
Digital Banking Trends
David Donovan

Data Analytics as a Service in Asset Management: Moving from Assumption to Fact-based Modelling

The year is shaping up to be one where my dialog with leadership within large financial institutions shifts from “I want to do digital” to “Show me how digital helps me become more competitive.” Digit...

14 Feb 2017
Capital Markets Technology
David Donovan

2017 and Beyond How Asset Managers are Preparing for the Digital Future

The Asset Management Industry is grappling with a number of issues. A combination of the current low interest environment, alongside the digital tsunami, shifting demographics, new well-funded fintech...

28 Nov 2016
David Donovan

What Kendrick Lamar can teach Financial Services about Cloud Adoption

“A freeway, a gas pedal, and a peace of mind. To the cloud I go, cloud I go” Kendrick Lamar Cloud10 When Kendrick Lamar wrote his lyrics “To the cloud I go, cloud I go,” he might as well have been r

27 Sep 2016

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