banks

Think “Banks Never Do Anything Cool?” – Think Again

When speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Revolut CEO Nikolay Storonsky declared “I’ve never seen a big bank do something cool – if they did we wouldn’t exist.” It’s a commonly-held view that banks and fintechs are at odds and that innovation from new companies like challenger banks pose a threat to incumbents. However, this isn’t…

enterprise change

Enterprise Change Management: 4 Tips for Success

Managing enterprise change can be laden with risk, cost and complications. Organisations are expected to adapt to an increasing degree in order to remain competitive, with over 80% of change leaders anticipating the number of change initiatives in their organisations to increase over the next two years. With 70% of change programmes reportedly failing to…

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…

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…

Brexit

Planning for Brexit Technology Change: What CIOs Need To Know

Until negotiations have been finalised, we can’t know the degree to which Brexit will affect the IT sector within the UK’s financial services industry. However, organisations are already preparing for the potential scenarios that could arise and, in the face of uncertainty, are planning for every eventuality. Many businesses will follow through with their Brexit…

Technical Change

Combating Negative Attitudes to Technical Change

“Change is the only constant.” This well-worn phrase is truer than ever today with the rapid rate at which technology, and therefore the way we work, is changing. Yet many people resist change, particularly if they fear it could negatively impact them or their colleagues. But in today’s climate, your enterprise can’t risk being left…