23 June 2017

Trends in Financial Services

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Deepthi RajanRBS - Mumbai

Primer on DLT’s most famous prodigy - The Bitcoin Blockchain

03 June 2017  |  8398 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Blockchain has captured the imagination of intellectuals and polity alike with economists, technologists, governments raving about its potential and how its poised to fundamentally change the world. Though the very genesis of blockchain was about disintermediating banking and introducing a transparency that didn’t require numerous layers of interme...

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Raul HarmanGem Capital - Adelaide

Top 4 Startup Goals in 2017

10 May 2017  |  4961 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Running a startup is a difficult job, especially if you are not 100 percent sure whether you are going in the right direction. This is why long-term goals can help you shape your business plan and keep you on the right track. Still, if you set too ambitious goals, they will most likely result in a failure, while, if you set the bar too low, achiev...

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Anthony  Walton
Anthony WaltonIliad Solutions - Leeds

The biggest threat to the future of your payments business

09 May 2017  |  5114 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I read a couple of articles this week which reinforced my belief that the biggest threat to most payments businesses is their inability to adapt quickly enough to the changing landscape. The first one...

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Simon James
Simon JamesBravura Solutions - London

Not all workflow is equal

02 May 2017  |  4014 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Having worked in the Business Process Management (BPM) industry for nearly 20 years, primarily for software vendors, you inherit a number of preconceptions. One of those preconceptions is that all i...

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Chaney Ojinnaka
Chaney OjinnakaVendorMach - London/New York

Unlocking the power of the supply chain

25 April 2017  |  5052 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Most organisations aspire to be on good terms with their suppliers; indeed, collaboration has become something of a buzzword amongst supply chain professionals. Still, there is a problem: the nature o...

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Henri Wajsblat
Henri WajsblatAnaplan - Paris

2017 - The Year of Cost-Cutting

25 April 2017  |  3324 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

2016 was punctuated by a large number of banks announcing their intentions to cut costs. In the UK we saw efficiency drives from the like of HSBC and Lloyds Banking Group, with the latter publicly tar...

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Andy Bottrill
Andy BottrillBlackLine - London

Rise of the machines - understanding automation

25 April 2017  |  3747 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Whilst there’s little denying that AI, machine learning and automation are some of the most important developing technologies, headlines that announce: “The robots are taking our jobs!” may be a littl...

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Andrew Ford
Andrew FordRed Box Recorders - Nottingham

Tell Me Once: The next decade of consumer communications

19 April 2017  |  4063 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Every business quickly learns the value of the conversations they have with their customers. They aren’t only the lifeblood of any organisation fuelling transactions and growth but also offer invaluab...

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Bryan Peddie
Bryan PeddieNCR - London

The case for a future with cash

19 April 2017  |  4742 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It can be a fool’s errand trying to accurately predict the future. In 1955 Alex Lewyt, president of the Lewyt Vacuum cleaner company, predicted “Nuclear powered vacuums will probably be a reality with...

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Jens Woloszczak
Jens WoloszczakSpotcap - Berlin

Open banking, what’s needed to move forward?

31 March 2017  |  4118 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Around the world, regulators are considering ways to encourage traditional players to ‘open up’ customer data to stimulate competition and standardise security protocols. While regulation is already o...

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