10 Sizzling Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2018 by PwC

10 Sizzling Artificial Intelligence Trends for 2018 by PwC
The world seems to be going Artificial Intelligence (AI) crazy! So in this post i thought i would cover the 10 Artificial Intelligence AI Trends highlighted by PwC for 2018. Its about 6 months old now, but the themes are relevant and i wanted to capture (for my own notes) the AI trends in layman ...

The Top Payments News Stories in May 2018

Payments news stories in May highlighted cyber threats in Mexico, TSB IT issues lingered, PayPal partnerships, Ripple continued to sign-up new partners and banks pursued their respective digital transformation. And of course, it was the month in which GDPR went live. All in all, another crazy month in the world of payments. Check out the following ...

A Quick Introduction to APIs for Folks Interested in Open Banking

A Quick Introduction to APIs for Folks Interested in Open Banking
APIs are at the heart of the PSD2 and Open Banking revolution, yet many folks don’t really know what APIs actually are. Its worth noting that web based APIs have been around since 2000. In this post, i share what i learnt about APIs, all of which i think is crucial to help you in your ...

Gartner Magic Quadrant Explained in about 5 Minutes

Gartner Magic Quadrant Explained in about 5 Minutes
I’m hearing a lot about the Gartner Magic Quadrant, so thought i would check it out. In this post, i share the absolute minimum that you need to know about the Gartner Magic Quadrant. What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant? In short, the Gartner Magic Quadrant is a graphical way to analyse and represent a particular ...

2 Essential PwC Infographics to Introduce You to Robotics

2 Essential PwC Infographics to Introduce You to Robotics
Robotics seems to be the hot new topic at the moment, everywhere i turn i keep hearing about robotics, machine learning and RPA – Robotic Process Automation. So i was on the look out for something simple and straightforward to introduce me to the topic, and i came across the following 2 PwC infographics on ...

5 Powerful Lessons from Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Annual Shareholder Letter

5 Powerful Lessons from Jeff Bezos' Amazon Annual Shareholder Letter
Over the last year the financial services sector has been bombarded by coverage of the upcoming (and depending on your viewpoint present) GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) disruption. There are no shortage of articles covering the fintech or tech threat to banking, the impact of new technology on the creative economy and specifically how Amazon is ...

The Top Payments News Stories in April 2018

Payments news stories in April continued to be dominated by Fintech and the usual Fintech companies! Fintech companies doing fintech and banks trying to be more like fintech’s. And we are perhaps seeing the real beginnings of fintech companies moving into banking. Alongside the shiny fintech stuff, there has been a good ol’ bank IT ...

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About 2

5 Points From the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 Nobody is Talking About
Yesterday i was one of about 1100 registered delegates that attended the SWIFT London Business Forum 2018 at Tobacco Dock. The theme of the forum was “Seizing the Opportunity”, and there were the usual punchy cross-industry topics (fintech, regulation, machine learning, AI, cybersecurity… you get the idea) being discussed by some pretty high profile and ...

The Trials & Tribulations of 10 Billionaires – Infographic 1

The Trials & Tribulations of 10 Billionaires - Infographic
Over the weekend i came across an interesting infographic about how 10 billionaires faced failure. It caught my attention since a few of the folks are leaders in financial services and in particular the technology that is rocking the sector! Also, the infographic reiterates the trendy innovation mantra  “fail fast, fail often” – whether you ...

The Top Payments News Stories in March 2018

Lot’s of payments news stories flying about this month. Unsurprisingly Open Banking is hitting the headlines, a focus on fintech in the UK, innovation and talk of the Kodak moment in financial services. Check out the following top payments news stories for March 2018: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Equifax to notify another 2.4 million ...