Fintech makes the world go around:

October, 2017


October 31, 2017  10:30 AM

Complexities of banking saved traditional players from potentially fatal disruption

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Gartner’s latest research revealed that digital business transformation is now the top priority for CIOs in the financial services sector. The big banks now accept that they need to change their business models and adopt the latest technologies if they are to prosper. This is significant...

October 27, 2017  11:14 AM

Tech shouldn’t reduce excitement of the ocean race even if drinking urine less likely

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How do you balance the use of technology to make an exciting sport more accessible to spectators and make participants safer without undermining the excitement? That is the challenge facing organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race. I visited the IT team supporting the race last week and was...


October 24, 2017  8:31 AM

Goldman Sachs CEO reveals London’s precarious position but Bangalore a bigger threat than Frankfurt

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A seemingly innocuous tweet by the CEO of Goldman Sachs revealed the risk of London losing out to cities in other European countries as a result of Brexit. At the same time it is leaving the door ajar for cities elsewhere to take some of the UK capital’s business. Lloyd Blankfein, CEO at...


October 17, 2017  8:19 AM

Airbnb latest disruptor facing possible disruption

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Software is being developed at such a rate that it is impossible to create rules to prevent the positive disruptions they offer becoming damaging. Government and businesses need to be prepared to let the technology develop, find its place in the economy, and then fine tune through legislation or...


October 13, 2017  11:33 AM

From Mars to ERP: The 250 million mile subscription service

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Disruptive technology is all very exciting. Every industry is looking at the technologies they can use to turn their business models into their advantage. A taxi service is pretty much the same product regardless where you buy it, but I doubt half a million people would sign a petition to save...


October 10, 2017  10:29 AM

Is the death of IT department too dull for Blade Runner 2049?

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You won't see marketing executives programming and lawyers playing with artificial intelligence in the latest Blade Runner film, but it is the future. It might not be as exciting as driverless cars,


October 6, 2017  10:37 AM

When that “Uber moment” becomes a “Ryan Air” moment

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

Is it any surprise that businesses that are disrupting established markets are running into a few hurdles? There is after all an industrial revolution happening around us. It was only a matter of time that hurdles such as industrial relations challenges and competition laws catch up with...


October 5, 2017  11:45 AM

Brexit could mean more robots doing jobs in UK businesses

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While Brexit will certainly result in a smaller labour force in the UK it might not mean a jobs splurge for Brits. In fact robots could take a chunk off white collar roles. While the news constantly refers to how farmers in the UK will have nobody to pick their produce at certain times of the...


October 3, 2017  10:50 AM

Fintech makes world go around, but who disrupted my blog?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I have a confession to make. Before this fintech blog I wrote a regular blog for Computer Weekly focused on the IT outsourcing, because I didn't find the technology that interesting. Well that is what I told people when in fact the reason was felt safer writing about the business of outsourcing...


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