Category Archives: Transformation

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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Time to Reboot Corporate Banking – Is Everyone Ready ?

Corporate banking is often seen to be removed from the digital disruption that has shook many traditional industries such as retail, music and travel. In an industry that has operated as a relationship business, many corporate banking customers have shifted … 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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How to transform your business to a digital platform

When taking your business from a traditional IT model to a modern digital platform there are 3 key areas to review: Customer First, a Platform for Talent and New Ways of working. Let’s review each one in turn to understand … Continue reading

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CIO Dialogue

November 2015 Ian is excited to be confirmed as a keynote speaker at the leading CIO Dialogue conference on 2-3 November 2015. Ian will be presenting a thought provoking session on “Cost optimisation in 2016: Creating long term sustainable value … Continue reading

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5 Key Initiatives for 2012

Building on my previous post – Top 3 Technology Trends for January, IDC Financial Insights recently reported on the 5 Key Initiatives for EMEA in 2012. 1. New Business Growth.In order to offset declining non interest income, revenue enhancement will … Continue reading

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Reinforce Control & Command (Part 3)

As the third post in the series on Targeting a New Operating Model, in this article I will discuss Principle 3 – To Reinforce Control and Command. Many corporations are inhibited in their ability to fully grasp their risk exposure … Continue reading

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Industrialise & Strengthen Processing (Part 2)

In my previous post “Target a New Operating Model (Part 1) “, I discussed the first principle of Aligning Operations with the Business. In this post, I will explain Principle 2, to Industrialise and Strengthen Processing across the enterprise. Principle … Continue reading

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Targeting A New Operating Model (Part 1)

In the current financial landscape, banks are no longer focusing on survival. The financial crisis has been a powerful catalyst for change with banks now focusing on how to thrive in a new environment of tighter oversight, lower leverage and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Challenges For Investment Banks

Following on from my interview in Banking Technology on rebuilding the investment bank, Accenture have recently published an interesting white paper on the key challenges facing the sector. Here are the key highlights : Sustainable Risk and Cost Management • … Continue reading

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