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Simon Richards

How investment banks can respond to the fintech challenge

With the world’s largest institutions facing an existential threat from new fintech challengers, all eyes are on the DevOps team and their in-house lab to drive their own innovation in response. Howev...

15 Jul 2019
Unified Communications in Financial Services
Alexander Arabey

The transformation of digital banking trends and nice-to-haves into essentials

There are a lot of articles out there about Digital Banking trends, but few of these trends become must-haves for digital banking and fintech projects. So, in this text, we are going to provide insigh...

20 Jun 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Denis Novikov

Digital Banking: thriving banks tend to choose co-development instead of ready-made software

Like other businesses, banks tend to go digital, moving from mostly brick-and-mortar presence at the financial market and vigorously competing for leadership in e-channels. At this point, banks ha...

18 Jun 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Simon Richards

How Ops teams can reclaim their weekends

It’s the weekend. The markets are closed and the trading floor has fallen silent. The usual cacophony of voices negotiating complex FICC transactions has moved on, making its way to a nearby bar where...

18 Jun 2019
Unified Communications in Financial Services
Mark Cresswell

Insurance tech: should legacy applications stand in the way of innovation?

The insurance industry is ripe with innovation. Tempted by the fruits of technological change, insurers seek greater opportunities for data collection, smart, adaptive policies and fraud detection tha...

17 Jun 2019
Innovation in Financial Services
Alexander Arabey

Digital banking: 5 things you need to know before starting a project

Pitfalls and issues will inevitably arise while working on any project: from building a house to creating a digital banking system. In this article I provide a brief overview of digital banking proje...

04 Jun 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Shailendra Malik

Time-To-Market for a Data Platform

Introduction In the last 3 years, I have come across a lot of companies trying to build their data platforms. Unique approaches, aggressive architectures, and varied use cases underline the different ...

10 May 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Mitesh Soni

Collaboration rules: The benefits of a platform approach for developers

More and more financial institutions are driving value by collaborating with Fintechs, usually by leveraging open APIs. This strategy is in direct contrast to the way in which banks have traditionally...

29 Mar 2019
Fintech
Konstantin Rabin

The love hate relationship of Wall Street and the Crypto Industry

One of the most interesting relationships over the past year and a half to watch develop globally has been that of Wall Street and the crypto industry. At the peak of the crypto boom, Wall Street was ...

25 Mar 2019
Shailendra Malik

Tribification of Agile

Imitation is the best form of flattery, but what Spotify did to Agile and what industry doing to it by trying to replicate is atrocious. If something works for a company and it is different from the

16 Mar 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation
Craig Hughes

Chain of Trust

In the traditional two or three-tier world of web development, there is an inherent trust between the client and the server. Each is contextually aware of the other and withholds or shares informatio

24 Feb 2019
API
Shailendra Malik

Are we doing justice with Agile?

DISCLAIMER: I AM WRITING THIS AS A PROVOCATEUR AND INTENTION IS TO STIR UP THE POT, AS IT IS ONLY THE CHAOS THAT WILL GIVE BIRTH TO INNOVATION. I WELCOME YOU TO THE DEBATE BUT, BEFORE YOU JOIN READ WH...

17 Feb 2019
Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation