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Artificial intelligence is a game-changer, but are you AI-ready?

At the October Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, Yousef Hashimi, Vice President and Partner of IBM Cognitive Big Data and Analytics, and Rob Palacios, Executive Vice President and Director of Texas Capital Bank (TCB) Labs, sat down for a fireside chat about driving value in organizations with artificial intelligence (AI) and what it takes to […]

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Innovating in the open: How the changing GRC landscape inspired IBM GRC’s latest releases in 2018

This past year brought governance, risk and compliance (GRC) to the center stage. Organizations in financial services and other sectors witnessed an increase in “airtime” given to risk and compliance issues at the board level. Stories of improper conduct, and new regulations on data protection and privacy such as GDPR, continued to dominate the business […]

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How emerging tech can drive world-class banking customer experiences

At Money 20/20 in Las Vegas last month, IBM’s first Chief Digital Officer Bob Lord sat down with McKinsey’s Dan Stephens for a fireside chat on emerging technologies that can enable differentiated, magical experiences in the financial services industry. When Stephens asked Lord where he felt financial institutions should start to make momentum with change, […]

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Removing friction and fraud from P2P payments

By Paul Govoni – WW Sales Leader, IBM Safer Payments, Watson Financial Services With new payment rails often come unpredictable threats, and likewise the need to help customers adopt these products easily. A balance is required between adequate reliability and security without impacting the customer experience. In the emerging world of person-to-person (P2P) payments, establishing […]

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IFRS 17 adoption: Its impact and best practices

International Financial Reporting Standard 17 (IFRS 17) is expected to come into effect in January 2021 (though the IASB, the governing body, has tentatively agreed in Nov 2018 to postpone adoption to January 2022). Applicable to the insurance sector, it is regarded by most companies and consultants as one of the most significant changes to […]

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Boost efficiency through operational innovation in financial services

Now, more than ever, banks must be smarter and faster. Operational innovation is vital in a highly competitive financial services sector, with a new community of digital banks and other firms vying for market share. CFOs in financial organizations are not taking this challenge lightly. In 2016, the IBM Institute for Business Value teamed up […]

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Driving innovation in risk management: Financial risk APIs designed and engineered for the cloud

Today, most banks and other financial institutions use the internet as one of the primary ways of interacting with customers. For example, online banking and customer portals allow clients to access services without visiting a physical location or even talking to a person. While other industries are moving beyond the use of the internet as […]

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IBM Open Banking Platform launch: Key takeaways

In today’s financial services industry, issues ranging from new regulations to unforeseen competitive pressures are placing ever-growing pressure on traditional banking institutions to move toward open banking models. To address this need, IBM introduced the IBM Open Banking Platform. The IBM Open Banking Platform is a software suite that helps accelerate a financial institution’s digital […]

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Taking a proactive stance on conduct risk with real-time, AI-powered risk analytics

In many cases, one of the most significant operational risks organizations face today doesn’t come from fraudsters or cybercriminals—it comes from their own employees. Collusion, insider trading, mis-selling, intellectual theft and sales malpractice are just some of the ways bad actors can take advantage of their employer’s good reputation and subvert it to their own […]

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Thinking forward: Financial Services and the AI Revolution

Artificial intelligence is changing the game. According to Stanford professor Andrew Ng, AI is the “new electricity,” already generating billions in value as it transforms industries such as IT, health care — and now financial services. Both fintech firms and traditional enterprises are on the brink of significant disruption as companies leverage the rapid insights […]

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How next-generation technologies are transforming governance, risk and compliance

Today, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is being transformed by not only rapidly-evolving regulatory standards and growing costs of non-compliance, but also by the clear and present need for greater GRC adoption/engagement – by the first line of defense – while delivering added value by empowering business users. A new IBM white paper – Transforming […]

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