These are uncertain times, especially for those in the finance industry. The regulatory picture is changing rapidly; the fact the world’s top investment banks have been fined a remarkable $43 billion over the past few years suggests they’re having a hard time maintaining compliance. Regulations such as Dodd-Frank in the US, EMIR in the EU,
I still remember my sheer delight in my first job when I was given a shiny new twin floppy drive IBM PC. I was the most junior employee with the most up to date kit, purely because I was the only person who could build and run spreadsheets. In the 90’s and early noughties there
All of us have all suffered bad shopping experiences where we ended up trawling through endless items to find the one you want, navigating a badly-structured website or dealing with ill-equipped customer service teams. Despite spending vast sums on digital tools and solutions, it can still be a struggle for retailers to provide a clean,
Rapid technology changes are influencing every aspect of the business; IT infrastructure of a firm is no different. Technologies like Big data, IoT, Mobile, while enabling firms with various business capabilities and creating tremendous value also are over straining the firm’s IT Infrastructure. Today’s IT infrastructure appears to have reached an inflection point and the
Software development involves a number of interrelated factors which affect development effort and productivity. Since many of these relationships are not well understood, accurate estimation of software development time and effort is a difficult problem. The most significant activity in software development is to develop projects within confined time and budget. As accuracy plays a
Getting Ready for a World “With” Watson What a difference a year makes. A year ago, the IBM World of Watson event had about 1,000 people in Brooklyn, NY. This year’s event was quite a different story as they moved to Las Vegas and saw 17,000 attendees and another 3,000 watching the live stream from
After decades of speculation and justifiable anxiety about the social implications for humankind, the AI (artificial intelligence) era is finally here. In the past two decades, we have seen chess grandmasters and the best jeopardy players in the world alike fall in competition to computers. The potential of Artificial Intelligence is enormous and in fact
The very nature of innovation is rapid change. Combined with market demands and supported by an environment fertile for change, the path is paved for disruptive technologies. The past 75 years have seen six waves of technology innovation, beginning with the era of mainframes back in the 60’s, followed by the advent of personal computers.
Investment banks are evaluating possible avenues for efficiency improvement either through artificial intelligence (AI) or through automation. In fact Robo Advisors are disrupting the traditional wealth management model by attracting large number of millennial customers by providing a differentiated Investment management experience. At the same time new regulations are being introduced to ensure safety of
Growing concern that robots will take over the world and render humans useless exaggerate the threat at hand. Has cognitive computing and robots rapidly evolved? Yes. Computers can now challenge humans intellectually and automate tasks previously thought impossible. While this sounds an alarm for many people, to me it’s exciting. Why fear robots that just
Smartphones have been a trending topic of discussion, specifically around whether they will exist within five years, or if mobile technology will be replaced with Artificial Intelligence. With smartphones as a necessity today, it is interesting to think that they will be a thing of the past by 2021. So how will this all transpire?
In most industries, there has been a lot of talk about Virtual Agents and their role in enhancing customer service. Virtual agents are software programs that enable automated, contextual conversations with customers. At a basic level, Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven Virtual Agents can be suitable alternatives to staff taking up customer calls. No doubt these