Infrastructure Insights

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The benefits of complete digital adoption and increased data flow

16th March 2017

Company: Zafin
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
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Confronting the lack of women in technology

15th March 2017

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
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The increasing importance of CISOs in financial services and the qualities required to succeed in the role

14th March 2017

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
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How banks and fintechs need to adapt to a shrinking global banking landscape

13th March 2017

Company: Saxo Payments
Anders la Cour, Chief Executive, Saxo Payments The global transaction banking industry is experiencing one of the biggest shake-ups it has seen in decades. Non-bank tech disruptors such as Bitcoin and the blockchain, the eastward shift in global economic power, low-interest earnings in developed markets, the emergence of challenger banks, and... read more
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The power of graph technology for insurance price comparison

9th March 2017

Company: Neo Technology
Emil Eifrem of Neo Technology explains how Wobi, Israel’s best known price comparison website for pensions and insurance, is using graph technology to enhance its service and stay ahead of the competition Graph databases are helping the financial sector innovate new and exciting services because, unlike traditional relational databases,... read more
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“Before too long we won’t be using the term ‘in-memory computing’, in-memory computing will just be called computing”: Abe Kleinfeld interview

9th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
In an exclusive interview to bobsguide, the president and CEO of GridGain Systems explains why the speed and scale capabilities of in-memory computing will compel financial services to switch their data solutions. Tell us about your career in fintech. I’ve been in the industry for 38 years, I started out as a software engineer and then... read more
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'All-in-one' biometric authentication: The next step in banking security

8th March 2017

Company: Encap Security
Thomas Bostrom Jorgensen - CEO, Encap Security After fingerprints, faces, heartbeats, voices and even ears, what is next for biometrics? What new part of the body could be pressed into service as a unique signifier of who we are – without breaking indecency laws? Biometrics do offer a high level of security, but it’s not an... read more
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Analysis of the deal: Axway’s acquisition of Syncplicity

8th March 2017

Company: bobsguide
Last month data management specialist Axway publicised its deal to acquire enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution specialist Syncplicity. Both sides of the deal sat down with bobsguide to explain why the deal was made now, and how the acquisition makes both companies stronger. Scott Hausman Executive Vice President, Corporate... read more
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Trading places: How automation technology is changing the trading floor

6th March 2017

Company: FIS
Bob Santella, Head of Global Trading’, Institutional & Wholesale, FIS The cash equities trading desks at large banking firms were once manned by hoards of staff. But increasingly this is becoming less so. Within this, there is a telling story that highlights the extent to which technology is fundamentally altering the face of trading... read more
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How machine learning technology is making rules-based systems obsolete in anomaly detection: Jim Heinzman interview

3rd March 2017

Company: bobsguide
In an exclusive interview with bobsguide, Jim Heinzman, Executive Vice President-Financial Services Solutions at ThetaRay, explains why the emergence of omnichannel banking and regulatory burdens are neccesitating an evolution of anomaly detection technology, and why he expects to see more banks partnering with fintech companies in order replace... read more