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AI and the rise of digital humans in financial services

“AI is not going to replace managers, but managers who use AI will replace the managers who do not,” Rob Thomas, IBM General Manager of Data and AI predicted at IBM Think 2019.[1]  Every type of work is undergoing a transformation. A 16 trillion dollar opportunity, artificial intelligence will fundamentally change every business process, every […]

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Digital first in banking: Going beyond the interface

Think of the changes in the past ten years in terms of how we deal with our banking needs. We moved from telephone banking to online or internet banking. The iPhone became more popular and apps got better and more secure. It is hard to remember how we managed with the rudimentary tools of ten […]

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The cyber security threat landscape in financial services

Gary Meshell, WW Leader Financial Services, IBM Security, opened his IBM Think 2019 talk, How Financial Services Companies Should Respond to Cyber Security Attacks with a bold assertion and truism.  “It’s not a matter of if you will be breached, but just a matter of when,” he said. Financial services firms must do more than just […]

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A new digital bank needs a new customer service experience

Banks continue their digital transformation journey to create new business models to satisfy today’s demanding customers. The big questions is what’s next? How do banks prepare for this new reality? For Bradesco, a large Brazilian bank, NEXT is the answer. Next is a digital bank, completely disassociated from the Bradesco brand. Next has access to […]

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How do you solve a $48 billion payment fraud problem?

According to recent information from Juniper Research, online payment fraud losses from e-commerce, airline ticketing, and money transfer and banking services are expected to reach $48 billion by 2023, more than double the $22 billion in losses estimated for 2018. There’s been a wave of data breaches, now what? The wave of data breaches in […]

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Financial services live at IBM Think 2019

This blog has been updated to include video replays of live sessions at IBM Think 2019 and presentation pdfs when available. Read below to find session materials related to financial services. Welcome to Think 2019 in San Francisco, CA! This week the conference begins, and I hope you’re booking plans to engage with the great […]

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Digitizing the flow of goods, information and money with blockchain

This blog has been updated to include video replays of live sessions at IBM Think 2019 and presentation pdfs when available. Blockchain is one of the hottest movements in the financial services industry, but people continue to question where it exists on the hype cycle at every major conference I attend. While other companies are […]

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How financial services firms are using chatbot technology to transform their businesses

The IBM Watson Assistant team has been busy in the past year helping clients implement state-of-the-art chatbots. The financial services industry is one of the fastest adopters of this technology. As a result, at IBM Think 2019 you’ll be able to find a number of client-led sessions. IBM scores at the top in analyst ratings […]

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Automating is the way of the future in banking

The future is here with the convergence of technologies and capabilities including AI, robotic process automation, blockchain, advanced analytics and cloud. Together, the convergence is causing major change in all aspects of our lives. Business processes are being recreated and automated; and to keep up, we need to change the way that we work and […]

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Making financial services more secure at IBM Think 2019

Security. What does it mean to you? Feeling safe. Protected from threats. Guarded from attacks. Privacy. To those working in the financial services industry, security is at the core of their business. The rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning might help protect business assets, but it is also making it easier for the bad […]

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Serving payments customers in the age of instant gratification

Like millions of others, I enjoy having a cup of coffee at various retail coffee establishments. Over the years, these coffee shops, especially the large chain variety, have evolved with upgraded choices to increase customer satisfaction and happiness. Enhancements start with mobile app-based personalization such as social currency, rewards programs, and probably most importantly, streamlined […]

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