SEAM #19: Humans vs Machines Recap

Last night we hosted the 19th monthly SEAM event “Humans vs Machines” at Rise London. It was a great evening filled with interesting talks and debate about the future of humans in an increasingly automated workplace. There was a great turnout and lots of interesting conversations over pizza and a few drinks! After an introduction…

humans and technology

Orchestrating Humans and Technology is the Future of Work

Humans and Technology are Both Increasingly Important IT executives in Financial Services face an impossible challenge. They know the money isn’t there to replace legacy technology, but they still need to innovate and remain competitive. They also know they have a regulatory responsibility to test recovery and resilience – even for legacy technology. This makes…

resilience & disaster recovery

Resilience & Disaster Recovery in Digital Transformation

Resilience & disaster recovery are generally seen as a business cost rather than a driver of value. Although businesses put a lot of investment into “keeping the lights on”, especially in banking, new digital technologies are seen as the drivers of value while resilience & disaster recovery are viewed as an expense rather than an…

FCA

Holding People Accountable: Thoughts on the FCA Discussion Paper

In July the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) jointly released a discussion paper on operational resilience. The paper highlighted the risks posed by cyber attacks and other disruptive operational incidents, and the financial system’s increasing reliance on technology and data. The paper urges firms to focus on how their response to…

Disaster recovery

5 Common Disaster Recovery Mistakes

Disaster recovery is becoming increasingly complex in the face of new challenges and threats, including terror threats, data breaches, supply chain risk, extreme weather events and political factors such as Brexit. There are internal factors influencing this, too. Organisations are becoming increasingly vulnerable to change and uncertainty as they become more complex, virtual and interdependent,…

enterprise agility

Achieving Enterprise Agility Through Human & Machine Orchestration

“Enterprise agility is a company’s ability to outperform the competition and drive growth in new, ambiguous situations by learning and adapting when confronted with foreseen and unforeseen circumstances, dilemmas, crises, and complex problems.”   For many enterprises, this means adopting DevOps practices and moving towards increased automation. However, there is far more to Enterprise Agility…

Digital Transformation Journey

5 Tips for Digital Transformation Journey Success

What do we mean by digital transformation? It can be described as “the profound transformation of business and organisational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage… a mix of digital technologies and their accelerating impact… in a strategic and prioritised way, with present and future shifts in mind.” This suggests two important things about…