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Banks are considering excluding risk factors deemed immaterial from their risk models as a way to avoid a capital charge add-on for hard-to-model risks under the new trading book capital rules, but the strategy could be derailed by the will of regulators or by failing the internal models test.
Consumers and businesses want to be connected everywhere and anywhere - at home, in the street, in their cars, on transportation and underground. We expect these connections to be fast and as networks deliver this speed, we want it faster still. Once again, technology is struggling to meet demand. Jason Hill, Executive Partner at Reply, examines the future of network technologies.
What role does the bricks-and-mortar shop still play, in a retail sector seemingly enslaved to expectant, impatient consumers who can buy any product online and have it delivered to their doorstep within a couple of days? Jason Stanard, Partner at
Retail Reply, explains that the overwhelming majority of shopping experiences include at least one digital element – the phone. Even if a retailer doesn’t have a digital screen in-store, it’s still part of an
omnichannel shopping experience.
Internet of Things technology holds the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry. By embedding IoT-enabled devices in medical equipment, healthcare professionals will be able to monitor patients more effectively and use the data gleaned from the devices to figure out who needs the most hands-on attention.
In the face of an ever rising digital agenda in Europe, banks are jumping on the fintech bandwagon, hoping to jumpstart innovation. Technology stands today as a catalyst for change in established banking institutions, write Astrid Froidure,
Open Reply, and Fausto Jori,
e*finance consulting Reply.
Organizations today are evolving and rapidly adopting new technologies. But what this brings is an increase in their threat footprint. Alexander Seyf, Partner at Sytel Reply, explains how organizations now need to look towards leveraging emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking in order to efficiently and dynamically address security threats and attacks.
The rise of programmable networks is transforming the way telcos operate. Alexander Seyf, Partner at Sytel Reply, looks at some successful SDN implementations and stresses the importance of open source.
Automotive IT International covers the Reply Xchange in Munich, highlighting Reply's competence in the area of Industry 4.0 and the cooperation with The Data Incubator to offer data scientist training programs.
Preparation and planning on the non-IT side must be integrated into a strong incident response plan. Crisis comms is essential in protecting your corporate brand, protecting your customer base, and protecting the future of your company following a data breach. Alexander Seyf, Partner at Sytel Reply, speaks about how notification and management of the situation is crucial.
"The title of one of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s (BCBS) consultative documents pretty much sums up its attitude towards internal models as the cost of capital for using derivatives and certain asset classes continues to ratchet-up". Sergio Gianni and Dean Mitchell, Partners with Avantage Reply, answer the questions from the Global Risk Regulator.
While smart textiles for wearables remains in its infancy, its potential is huge. Emanuele Angelidis, Executive Partner at Breed Reply, speaks about the trends in the industry of smart fabrics and the role played by Breed Reply.
Unified communications has long promised to connect the business world. Alxeander Seyf, Partner at Sytel Reply, speaks about the state of the unified communications market, the challenges for network managers and the operational issues about development and implementation of UC technology solutions.
How will retail evolve over 2016? Jason Stanard, Partner at
Retail Reply, speaks about the
future of Retail. To engage customers, it’s critical for retailers to think first about the
conversation, not the channels. Customers expect to recognise them and their history regardless of the touchpoint used.
Every so often a technology concept appears, seemingly out of nowhere, that might be said to challenge the existing paradigm. The latest new idea to start filtering into the IoT community’s collective mind involves the application of Blockchain technologies to the IoT/M2M world. Matthew Coward, Manager at Sytel Reply, explains how Reply is defining and leading the relationship between the blockchain and IoT.
Retail is in the top five most frequently targeted industries when it comes to cyber-attacks. Daren Ward, Partner at Retail Reply, examines top information security threats faced by the retail sector and the trends resulting from them.
Retailers should use business data to provide customers with relevant, contextualised digital experiences which truly deliver the potential and ethos of the brand. In this context,
MeCommerce has a clear aspiration: to ensure that customers are pampered individually through bespoke and personal one-to-one relationships and experiences, making them both engage in a brand’s values, while feeling a unique part of the brand’s world.
Customer experience seems to be the hot topic for business wishing to compete on more than just brand, product and price. Dominic Stinton, Partner at Open Reply, describes his top five trend predictions for how customer experience delivery will evolve in the near future.
The Blockchain has begun to disrupt not only the financial sector, but also the telecommunications sector. Using Reply’s expertise in the
Blockchain technology and
Software Defined Networking,
Sytel Reply has created a brand new and powerful system, Securechain, to provide security, scalability and auditability to future networks.
Although the Basel Committee has sought to pare back the capital impact of the fundamental review of the trading book,specific asset classes could suffer.
Avantage Reply was interviewed by the Global Risk Regulator.
Blockchain technology’s potential in changing the banking processes has created a dilemma for financial institutions uncertain of how best to use the exciting new technology. The article is focusing on the aspects that will be positively affected by the adoption of the
Blockchain technology. The feature displays the voice of the most prominent experts of the field, including Fausto Jori, Partner at
e*finance consulting Reply.
With the recent growth of Big Data, it is vital for retailers to consider their ‘total data’ and understand the touchpoints, not only the collection of data but also how and where intelligence needs to be delivered in order to solve critical business problems. Daren Ward, Partner at Retail Reply, discusses how recognising the feedback loops and creating a capability-based plan are the keys to maximising the benefits of Big Data.
Risk information technology has become a key cog in 21st century banking, regardless of geographic location or institutional size. The pressures on banks' risk it teams are tremendous as they deal with fastchanging regulatory and business demands. It is critical that financial instituitions have the necessary risk infrastucture in place to accommodate their business strategy.
"Omni" – "all" in Latin – is one of those words that is boringly doing the tech rounds at the moment. I get pitched stories about it all the time. And recently attended an event where it was specifically called out as the next tech disrupter. But beyond the fluff and guff what does this mean now and what is it likely to mean in future?
Recent statistics suggest that the UK is still reluctant to invest in R&D but when it comes to investing in start-ups it remains a European hotspot, attracting almost a third of the $3billion in funding the European market receives each quarter.