Data Solutions Insights

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Contino’s Fregosi: No “winning solution” for cloud migration

7th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Without a unique solution migrating old legacy code workflows to the cloud remains a challenge, according to Frederico Fregosi, principal technical consultant for Contino, and former lead site reliability engineer for development operations at Curve. “Most of the code is legacy code. Most of the code has already been written, this means... read more
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Nationwide head of transformation: “We’re taking our time with Open Banking”

6th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
“Most people who are working on the Open Banking initiative would agree that the collective uptake rate has been less than expected,” said Matt Perks, head of transformation at Nationwide, during a presentation at Fintech Connect outlining the building society’s approach to Open Banking. Open Banking continues to dominate the... read more
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Consent dilemma a major hurdle to Open Banking ecosystem

5th December 2018

Company: bobsguide
Nearly a year on from PSD2 implementation, UK consumers remain none the wiser over the benefits of sharing their data across the financial ecosystem, according to Roland Fejfar, vice president of fintech at Morgan Stanley, who was speaking at FinTech Connect. “72% of UK consumers haven’t heard of Open Banking, with 77% unwilling to... read more
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Platformification – the end of banks but the future of banking?

3rd December 2018

Niels Bohr, the Danish, Nobel-prize winning physicist once said “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”. However, there is something about human nature that compels us to make predictions, and there is something else about our nature that seems to delight when those predictions turn out to be... read more
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Beyond STP: setting the scene for smarter trading

3rd December 2018

Becoming smarter with the management of data is key to driving efficiency, accuracy, and innovation in most industries, via rules-based automation. However too often data complexity, caused by integration issues, incompatibility and poor visibility, makes it difficult for Capital Markets organisations to move forward.... read more
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Muted interest in quantum computing threatens early adoption

30th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A recent poll in a bobsguide webinar found that 47.7% of industry professionals do not consider quantum computing a priority with concerns around implementation and premature adoption. But for panellist, Dr Nikitas Stamatopoulos, vice president of quantitative research analytics at JPMorgan, the results weren’t... read more
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In the FCA’s back end: processing 31 million Mifid II transactions daily

27th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The run up to the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II), which came into force on January 3 this year, posed challenges for all involved. Market participants gawped at the new compliance requirements. The European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) – the body assigned the task of penning the directive –... read more
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The AI workhorse: demystifying RPA | podcast

26th November 2018

Company: bobsguide
The story of automation in financial services is one told with heavy hype. Reportedly driver technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, the buzzwords artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA) have seen an explosion in growth and investment, according to Guy Kirkwood of automation specialists,... read more
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Interview: Barclaycard CIO on Open Banking APIs and blockchain non-adoption

23rd November 2018

Company: bobsguide
A new Barclaycard survey of 100 UK chief information officers (CIOs) goes some way to clarifying how the role is changing in the face of fast technological progress. Among the findings, 42% of companies are scaling up their R&D spending to leverage emerging technologies, and 77% are executing new approaches to implementing technologies. ... read more