Jules Verne authored the novel Around the World in Eighty Days, Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours in its native French, which was published serially in 1872. It would presumptuous of me to rescript the story of the unflappable Phileas Fogg’s trip around the world, but allow me to take you on a ten-legged journey to explore how the Cloud can enable productivity, innovation, and scalability in financial services.
Market conditions are forcing financial institutions to find new models for growth. One of the largest identified gaps for growth is the underserved and overlooked mass affluent segment.
If, like me, you have to interact with IT —and technology is vital for you or your clients — this excellent novel will enlighten your day-to-day work. The Phoenix Project was first published in 2013 and, in the fast-moving world of technology, one could view this book as ‘outdated.’ But no. The way it articulates the value of DevOps for organisations remains insightful. It remains useful. And it remains worth your attention. Of particular value is the presentation of the Three Ways — the principles from which all observed DevOps behaviours are derived.
I had just finished reading Chad Orzel’s bestselling book ‘How to teach quantum physics to your dog’ last week when my colleagues presented what is perhaps one of the first concrete applications of ‘quantum-inspired’ computing in European banking. Before I turn to that, allow me to share a few words on Orzel’s book and how it got me to think about quantum computing in financial services…
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Avantage Reply is partnering for the second year with PRMIA for its annual Risk Leader Summit. This is an invitation-only gathering for risk practitioners of CRO/MD level seniority in a Financial Institution, with over 150 eligible risk practitioners attending.
California-based company Crow Canyon Software has been selected to join an elite group of organisations chosen by Microsoft to be showcased in its Office 365 Business Application Program.
Microsoft has progressed its Chromium-powered Edge browser with an official release of the beta version designed to run with Windows operating systems and macOS.
Avantage Reply jointly with CERRIX will be hosting a GRC Breakfast in Brussels on 8 October 2019.
Singapore private equity firm Elite Partners Capital (“EPC”) announced today its investment of S$3.0 million (€1.95 million) in TAG Sensors.
“In less than a year, METRON, a key player in energy intelligence, has raised more than €20 Million to support international growth and the development of its AI-driven digital solutions for industries”
On 26th of February, Avantage Reply and Suade Labs will be hosting the Driving the RegTech Revolution event to offer Regulation-as-a-Service solution to a growing number of financial institutions.
Recent technological advancements have accelerated the integration of AI and machine learning models into more and more banking processes. In today’s banking industry, institutions not using AI and machine learning risk losing their competitive edge, as competitors are increasingly enhancing their strategic decisions with the powerful analytical capabilities of AI and machine learning.
On Tuesday 4th December 2018, Avantage Reply and DataRobot will host an event on Machine Learning Models in Financial Services. The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about the evolving space of machine learning models, from industry practitioners and regulators.
This year’s Tech Nation Report is hot off the press and gives a wealth of insight into the strength, breadth and depth of digital activity in the UK.
CNBC's panel discussion "Powering the Digital Economy: Harnessing Progress" from Paris Innovation Summit.
Financial services are by far the most advanced industry in terms of Blockchain exploration with both independent and consortium initiatives. Financial players are mainly focused on evaluating possible impact of Blockchain paradigm on payments circuits, capital markets processes, risk management activities and credit services.
Throughout the history of the technology giant Microsoft, laptops and PCs released by the company have mostly been Intel-and AMD-based. Therefore, it was a surprise to many when Microsoft recently introduced a new laptop that does not contain Intel chips; instead it uses chips by Qualcomm, another major chip producer and also a key player in the smartphone market.
On 22 September, Avantage Reply hosts a Data Quality & Automation in Insurance event. The audience will have the opportunity to discover the importance of data quality (NBB), a feedback on the Risk Data Quality Automation (Euler Hermes), a feedback on the Solvency II Closing Process Automation (P&V) and case studies (Avantage Reply).
On 21st June, Avantage Reply gives a presentation on Blockchain between Regulator and Central Banks at the 'Data Driven Banking' event organised by ABIFormazione in Milan.
The White City area of London is set to emerge as a genuine rival to the capital's current technology hotbed, Silicon Roundabout, with a number of new media and tech companies setting up for business there.
Data Robotics Solutions are emerging as a highly effective, yet practical approach for banks to reduce operational risk, improve efficiency, reduce costs and derive additional value. From Robotic Process Automation to machine learning enabled Intelligent Process Automation, banks that have started implementing these solutions are reaping the rewards, both from a financial and compliance perspective.