10 Revealing Tweets from IBM World of Watson 2016

This time last week the IBM World of Watson conference was happening in Las Vegas! It came to my attention because it was trending on Twitter and at Sibos 2016 Ginni Rometty (IBM CEO) gave an interesting keynote which i coincidentally recapped last week. Anyway, it got me thinking Las Vegas – what a cool ...

The Top Payments News Stories in October, 2016

Payments news for October 2016 contained quite a few stories relating to chat-bots, humongous data breaches, lots of blockchain collaboration and “firsts”, AliPay pursues its global expansion and banks continuE their digital transformations. Of course there were the usual payments news stories featuring fintech, some interesting payments reports and SWIFT. Check out the following top ...

10 Things Ginni Rometty (IBM) Taught Me about Future Tech 2

At Sibos one of the most prominent keynote speeches was that by the IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty. Ginni covered a lot of ground during her speech and i must admit it was pretty interesting! Following is a recap of the key themes that i took away from the discussion. 1. Financial Services ...

10 Insightful Technology Predictions for 2017 by Gartner 2

The other week Gartner published a paper – Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond: Surviving the Storm-Winds of Digital Disruption - highlighting their top 10 technology predictions for 2017. Its interesting stuff because now every industry is impacted by unprecedented levels of innovation which has been brought about by a technology revolution. The Gartner paper ...

31 Really Simple Kick-Ass Things I Learnt About Cybersecurity 6

Okay, so you may have noticed that I’m writing up my notes from Sibos 2016. Given the SWIFT related hacks, cybersecurity was obviously hot, and there were plenty of sessions covering the topic. I know that this is a couple of weeks late, but I think the following cybersecurity list is really useful and simple ...

10 Interesting Disruptive Innovation Insights from JP Morgan 1

At Sibos the other week there was an interesting Big Issue Debate: “Disruptive innovations transforming the financial services”. The disruptive innovation debate featured Eileen Burbidge (UK Treasury Fintech envoy), Eric Pradier (Hewlett Packard VP) and Sanoke Viswanathan (Chief Administrative Officer and interim CIO for the corporate and investment bank at JP Morgan). The panel gave some insightful ...

15 Unmissable Financial Services Graphics by Innotribe

Probably THE most fascinating stream at Sibos last week was everything happening at Innotribe! The folks from Innotribe covered all things innovation related, and the sessions were both informative and thought provoking. From the usual themes such as blockchain, disruption, fintech through to a musical jacket. It was simply brilliant. The Innotribe team around their ...

The Top Payments News Stories in September, 2016

Summer already feels like it was an age ago! Its a bumper payments news edition with plenty of interesting cybersecurity, bank, fintech and SWIFT related stories. Check out the following top payments news stories for September 2016: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security MoneySavingExpert.com issues contactless card fraud warning New York governor Cuomo announces proposal ...

10 Brilliant Tweets That Sum Up Sibos 2016 1

Last week over 8300 delegates attended Sibos 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. There were loads of forums, debates and payments related sessions covering a variety of topics across the finance industry. As i scanned twitter for Sibos 2016 some interesting themes emerged and i thought i would share these in this post. If you were at Sibos ...

4 Epic Global Payments Trends Highlighted by BCG & Google 1

I was reading through some old Payments News stories recently and stumbled across the Google-BCG study into the growth of digital payments in India by 2020. Its a fascinating report focusing on India, but what i also found interesting were details of what both Google and BCG revealed as four global payments trends, or rather ...