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Said Tabet

How the rise of artificial intelligence will affect the FS industry

Earlier this year, it was reported that an artificial intelligence (AI) robot called Libratus won $1.5m worth of chips from four of the world’s top poker players in a three-week challenge. Whilst this...

21 Jul 2017
Said Tabet

Data and Reporting - a Financial Services Help or Hindrance?

The past few years have seen the financial services undergo a period of unprecedented change. While trying to keep up with the ever-changing demands of consumers, FS organisations are also facing a ba...

20 Sep 2016
Said Tabet

Cyber and finance: Why bank CTOs need to get going

The past few years have seen banks playing catch up to the technological disruption which has unfolded across all industries. While the fintech sector is booming, many larger banks are still lacking t...

22 Apr 2016
Said Tabet

The Challenge of Implementing New Technologies

The majority of financial sector organisations have started to recognise the need to implement new technologies. In recent months big retail banks around the globe have publically adopted the next big...

01 Feb 2016
Said Tabet

Tackling Regulation and Ensuring Financial Services Organisations are Compliant

2016 is set to be another milestone year in financial services. New challengers in and beyond the sector are launching disruptive innovations that are threating the traditional players in the market i...

17 Dec 2015
Said Tabet

Black Friday: Should we be worried about our transactions?

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend marks one of the busiest shopping periods in the UK. The tradition, which originated in the US, where it follows Thanksgiving Thursday, arrived in the UK a fe...

26 Nov 2015
Said Tabet

Why a 'Clandestine cloud culture' is threatening FS data

The past few years have seen a wide shift across all kinds of organisations towards harnessing digital technologies. Gartner calls this ‘The Digital Industrial Economy’, where every business wants to ...

14 Sep 2015
Said Tabet

The three key considerations for tackling cyber-attacks in the financial sector

Cybersecurity has become one of the top agenda points for every boardroom in the financial services industry and we're starting to see the appointment of more chief risk officers, along with those app...

31 Jul 2015
Said Tabet

Seven key guiding principles for delivering PaaS to drive innovation in Financial Services

At a recent meeting of technical leaders in the financial services community, we picked up on a previous discussion around Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and how, under continuous pressure to evolve and...

13 Jul 2015
Said Tabet

Six things financial services technical leaders need to consider around open source software

At a recent meeting of technical leaders in the financial services community, we hosted a rich and vibrant discussion around the role of open source in their community. There was a wide ranging consen...

05 Jun 2015
Said Tabet

Why Financial Services Shouldn't Shy Away from a Platform Shift

Financial Services (FS) organisations are hugely complex in terms of their business operations; they have retail arms, investment and fund management operations, insurance businesses and more. Many of...

13 Apr 2015
Said Tabet

A Year of Financial Uncertainly

Despite news that employment figures are increasing, UK retail spend has bounced back and broader trends such as house sales continue to maintain a steady rhythm, it may appear externally that the m...

23 Dec 2014