Data Solutions Insights

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SAP Ariba Live: How to put sustainability at the heart of your supply chain

23rd April 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Amsterdam is known for two things, bikes and canals”, said SAP Ariba President, Barry Padgett as he opened the SAP Ariba Live event in Amsterdam on April 23, arriving on stage by doing a few circles on a bicycle.  Previous Greater connection, greater technology - the future of procurement. With the homage to bikes... read more
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Why banks are lagging on Open Banking

23rd April 2018

Company: Crealogix
The world of consumer banking is becoming more democratic, as the old banking powers begin to lose their grip and their monopolies.   The latest Open Banking regulations have signalled a subtle shift in the world of consumer banking. New competitors are being allowed to compete in a marketplace long dominated by a select few financial... read more
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Getting ready for the Shareholder Rights Directive

11th April 2018

The clock has started ticking on individual member countries’ translation of the revised Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD). The first tranche of measures, as adopted by the European Council (EC), are set to be implemented into national law by member states by June 2019. That may seem like plenty of time to prepare, but be forewarned: The... read more
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Who is Deutsche Bank's new CEO?

10th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
On Sunday April 8, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank appointed Christian Sewing as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Sewing will replace John Cryan who will leave the bank at the end of April along with Marcus Schenck who was also in the running for the position. In a statement following the announcement, Chairman of... read more
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Financial controls - how transparent is your control landscape?

10th April 2018

Company: AutoRek
In the last few months there have a been a number of well-known companies that have unfortunately hit the headlines for the wrong reasons - Carillion, Toys-R-Us, New Look, and more recently House of Fraser. As outsiders looking in, it’s easy to pass comment on how these companies managed to get to the position of being on the brink of... read more
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Zhang: Extraordinary global conditions are driving fintech developments

9th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
“We are living in extraordinary times: when trade wars, unwindling of globalisation and volatility across markets has become the norm,” says Yvonne Zhang, now CEO and co-founder of tech outfit Aquifer Institute. Zhang says shifting global conditions, as well as the ever-increasing search for arbitrage within financial markets, have... read more
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Islamic finance embraces fintech

5th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
While banking and financial institutions in many corners of the globe have embraced the benefits technology has brought to the sector in recent years, Sharia-compliant fintech solutions are quickly catching up. That’s according to a report published last year by research firm Wamda Research Lab, which states that in the Middle East and... read more
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How DLT can be used to achieve GDPR compliance

5th April 2018

Company: FIS
Distributed Ledger Technology and the General Data Protection Regulation can be like in-laws. The former, complex, the latter for many, downright scary. But together they can become the perfect parents, the foundation for next-generation data management and financial services. The need to demonstrate secure data storage and consented data... read more
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The truth behind voice biometrics and banking

5th April 2018

Company: bobsguide
Advocates of biometrics would have us believe in some dystopian future where customers have microchips embedded in their palm for seamless payments. But what are the real use cases for biometrics beyond what is a far-off sci-fi fantasy? Well, at least 6+ months far off. The customer-centric trend continues to grip retail banking, as any... read more