Simon Paris, President, Misys
We are at a critical moment in history. After many years of globalisation and global free trade, we’re now witnessing a significant slowdown, as compared to GDP growth. In fact, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year of trade growth below 3%. On the edge of a major reversal and a possible dismantling of the trade... read more
Daragh OByrne, VP, Global Head of Marketing & Alliances, Nucleus Software
As one of the earliest adopters of information technology, financial institutions used to be at the forefront of technology waves, from mainframes to client server, from branches to ATMs, from passbooks to cards. However, the rate of change in consumer technology... read more
Earlier this week it was announced that Vista Equity Partners had struck an agreement to purchase Canadian lending, payments, and financial solutions software supplier D+H for C$4.8bn including debt.
The acquisition would have made headlines in its own right, after all billion dollar deals aren’t exactly ten a penny. In a market which has... read more
It’s clear that artificial intelligence (AI) is already one of the defining trends in fintech in 2017 and an increasingly popular buzz word in the industry.
Businesses are gradually understanding the importance and benefits of machine-learning technology. Self-made billionaire Mark Cuban has boldly claimed that the “the world’s... read more
Reetu Khosla – Senior Director of Risk, Compliance, and Onboarding for Financial Services, Pegasystems
It is no new revelation that Client Lifecycle Management (CLM), onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes are some of the most time-consuming and costly steps that banks have to manage.
High-volumes of low-complexity manual... read more
Chris de Bruin – President, Digital Platforms, Zafin
Over the last decade, banks have become increasingly aware that the only path forward is digital. We’ve seen banks launch digital strategies, enhance their digital channels, or even launch “digital arms” to their businesses.
But this isn’t enough; banks cannot... read more
Christopher Burke, CEO, Brickendon
The absence of women in technology – and other senior and executive management roles for that matter – remains a source of controversy and debate. Famous figures such as Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer and Virginia Rometty are widely celebrated as role models – demonstrating that women can make... read more
It’s one thing to amass enormous amounts of data and visualize it through today’s Business Intelligence standby, the analytics dashboard. But it can be quite another thing to glean real-time, actionable insights from it, given the volume, velocity, and complexity of the data flowing to the dashboard.
If our ability to collect and... read more
Vince Warrington, Director, Protective Intelligence
On February 16 2017, the New York Department of Financial Services released final cybersecurity regulations that will be codified under 23 N.Y.C.R.R. Part 500 (the ‘Final Rule’). This Final Rule is believed to be the first effort of its kind to formally regulate cybersecurity within... read more
The fintech sector has been growing at an exponential rate in the past few years. Global investment in the fintech industry currently stands at a staggering $49.7bn per year, with the majority being invested in companies located in the U.S, UK, Europe, China and India. Investment in fintech companies has tripled in the past few years, with... read more