Category Archives: Innovation

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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Fintech Collaboration – A story of David and Goliath

The partnership between fintechs and banks has often been told as a story of David and Goliath, a relationship that has been contentious at best and adversarial at worst. Many industry observers predicted that the progressive culture and technology superiority of fintechs would … Continue reading

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Banking As A Utility Changes Everything

In today’s highly competitive landscape, banks are facing an ever demanding challenge from an increasing cost base and declining revenues, coupled with rising compliance costs and capital requirements. At the same time, increasing customer demands, internal pressures to identify new … Continue reading

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The Rise of The Digirati – A new form of Digital Maturity

In a world where the pace of change is accelerating, a recent report from Cap Gemini ( http://bit.ly/R7VQBv ), identified the creation of a new class of digital organisation, the “Digirati” that are leading the new digital economy. Digirati organisations were … Continue reading

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The Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle

With all new technology, the challenge is when to adopt and make the right investment decision. Do you jump before main stream adoption to gain competitive advantage over your peers or do you wait until there is broad market acceptance … Continue reading

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Big Data – The Next Frontier

Big Data will be the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity according to a recent report from McKinsey (http://bit.ly/tE7fiZ). According to McKinsey : 30 billion pieces of data are shared on facebook every month 40% growth in global data, year … Continue reading

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Top 3 Technology Trends for January

Looking in to the crystal ball for 2012, a number of new technologies and trends will become evident this year. In my opinion, there are 3 significant and interlinked trends that will become critical for financial institutions. 1. Big Data Big … Continue reading

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Looking Over The Precipice – PART 3

In parts 1 and 2 of “Looking Over The Precipice”, I discussed the current barriers to innovation along with the 3 stages of how an organisation responds to the global downturn. In the final posting for the series, I will … Continue reading

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Looking Over The Precipice – PART 2

In my previous post “Looking Over The Precipice – PART 1”, I discussed that 66% of organisations have no clear strategy for innovation. In this posting, I will explain how to get behind the statistics and how you can embrace … Continue reading

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Looking Over the Precipice – PART 1

In my capacity as an Innovation expert, I was recently asked to present to the CIO Executive council on the role that Innovation plays in a global down turn market. Key to the presentation was a recent survey from the … Continue reading

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