Author Archives: Ian

CIO 2018 Technology Trends: Powering AI

In my last blog I discussed Digital Reality as a key CIO trend for 2018. In this post I will be discussing Powering AI. In 2018, Artificial Intelligence will become established and widely recognised within Banks.  A recent EY report identified that: “40% … Continue reading

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CIO 2018 Technology Trends: Digital Reality

2017 was an eventful year for technology. Who would have guessed that bitcoin would surpass all expectations and increase in value by 1,600% within a year? While I am more than happy to leave others to speculate on the merits … Continue reading

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Improve Operational Efficiency with Robotic Process Automation

Software robotics has received significant attention in the last 12 months with the popular press speculating that we are now entering a 2nd Machine Age. While Robotic Process Automation #RPA can trace its heritage back to data centre automation, the … Continue reading

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Cost Benefits of RPA

RPA offers significant cost benefits ($5,400) when compared to a standard back office resource in the US, UK and Australia (averaging $43,880). A fully loaded RPA software robot is equivalent to 11-14% of a full time equivalent person. This compares to 75% of … Continue reading

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Adding Value Through Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

A successful keynote presentation on Adding Value Through Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at a leading Finance conference in Stockholm. In addition to showcasing my industry insight and expertise to drive operational efficiency improvements, I demonstrated how to create a software robotic process (RPA) live on stage. Pictured … Continue reading

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Getting ready to share my industry knowledge, speaking on Robotic Process Automation #RPA at leading #finance conference in Stockholm.

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Transforming the Wealth Management Industry

The wealth management industry is facing one of its biggest challenges for decades. Rapid developments in technology are changing client behaviour with increased demand for self service and personalisation. At the same time investment requirements are becoming increasingly specialised and … Continue reading

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Three Trends That Will Shake Up The Insurance Sector

The insurance sector can trace is heritage over hundreds of years with the first known insurance contracts being recorded in Italy in 1347. Fast forward to 2017 and with Lloyds underwriters still grappling their trademark slipcases, the flimsy leather sheaths … Continue reading

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Two Important Regtech Trends That Will Shape The Future

A leading Private Equity firm approached me to share my insight on the strategic trends and commercial opportunities that are driving the regtech sector. Regtech is a sub-set of fintech that focuses on the use of new technologies and innovation to … Continue reading

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How to build a Digital Dream Team

Many organisations are pivoting to new digital business models, requiring large parts of the employee base to adopt a digital business value chain. At the same time, digital experiments such as innovation labs and new digital products have delivered notable … Continue reading

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