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How emerging tech can drive world-class banking customer experiences

At Money20/20 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, Lord […]

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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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Your everything IBM at Sibos guide

Welcome to Sibos 2018 in Sydney! Day one of the conference has begun, and I hope you’re booking plans to meet with IBM at the conference. Each day, I will update and revise this blog several times with news, announcements, videos, and blogs live from the floor at Sibos. Return often and let it serve […]

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Money — and cloud transformation — never sleeps

A leading financial services institution knew its cloud transformation execution wasn’t hitting on all cylinders. The CIO had made modest gains in cloud adoption, using virtual machines in the data center and some off-premise cloud platform services for customer engagement. Defining agile teams and taking advantage of new capabilities in such areas as microservices architectures […]

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How banks use bank-as-a-platform to modernize apps with cloud

In today’s banking landscape, there’s a growing trend by clients to move their applications to the cloud, including their core banking applications. This movement — core to cloud — is essential for banks seeking to modernize their legacy systems and become agile and flexible. This is especially true if they’re going to compete with new […]

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The next step in fintech: Collaboration

When describing the financial services industry, you often hear words like “transformation” or “evolution.” These words were commonly said during the rise in popularity of secure internet browsing, voice recognition, or mobile devices and apps. While these now ubiquitous technologies are used by practically everyone across the industry and beyond, the financial industry is still […]

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A defining moment of exponential impact: Building trust with banking, cloud and AI

Data, data, everywhere, but how in fact to THINK. If you’re the ancient mariner of Samuel Coleridge’s epic poem, then you know this rhyme another way, but if you’re in the banking and finance industry, then the words make total sense. As IBM CEO Ginni Rometty mentioned in her 2018 CEBIT keynote address, it is […]

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The new wave of fintech: Enterprises into ecosystems

FinTech is undeniably transforming banking and financial industries. Everyday there is a new hot topic or a new application of an existing technology that is reshaping the industry. But while the industry was first focused on disparate projects to quickly implement new technologies, recently there has been a shift to construct new business architectures and […]

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Building, operating and monetizing financial services apps on the IBM Cloud

As the financial services industry continues to be disrupted by smaller, agile fintech startups, long-established financial institutions are looking for ways to keep pace. One approach to accomplish this is to build, deploy and even monetize next-generation apps on the IBM Cloud. An example of how this is happening is to look to research company […]

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Why agile banks are relying on hybrid cloud

Today, disruption, change, and competition are the new paradigm for banks. Not only are financial institutions being squeezed by growing costs and continued margin pressure, agile FinTechs are driving an imperative for banks to become more open and agile in order to offer more compelling services to clients. To address this, banks are moving at […]

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