The big data race reaches the City

The big data race reaches the City

Copyright: The Telegraph / Worldcrunch – Marion Dakers

IBM’s Watson supercomputer, once known for winning the television quiz show Jeopardy! in 2011, is now sold to wealth management companies as an affordable way to dispense investment advice. Twitter has introduced “cashtags” to its stream of social chatter so that investors can track what is said about stocks. Hedge funds are sending up satellites to monitor crop yields before even the farmers know how they’re doing. Continue reading

Blockchain: financial transactions’ new DNA?

Blockchain: financial transactions’ new DNA

Blockchain is a disruptive technology which creates a new secured exchange model for financial transactions. It eliminates third parties and it combines cryptography, a shared register and a distributed consensus, on the internet. Blockchain’s disruptive impact is a real mid-term reality. Its peer-to-peer exchange, irreversibility and authentication features could shake up the trusted thirdparty banking model. Continue reading

“New generation” Business Intelligence – access for all users

Business Intelligence – access for all users

The arrival of Big Data is reinforcing the importance of Business Intelligence (BI) for decision-makers seeking more efficient and, above all, more accessible tools. Thanks to solutions such as Power BI, this domain is becoming more democratic, supporting decentralised decision-making and no longer requiring previous technical knowledge. Continue reading

Truly, Madly, Deeply Learned: How Deep Learning is Advancing AI in Leaps and Bounds

Truly, Madly, Deeply Learned: How Deep Learning is Advancing AI in Leaps and Bounds

Nature has given human beings an amazing ability to learn. We learn complex tasks, like language and image recognition from birth and continue throughout our lives to modify and build upon these first learning experiences. It seems natural then, to use the concept of learning, building up knowledge and being able to model and predict outcomes and apply that to computer related processes and tasks. The terminology used to describe the technologies involved in this paradigm in computing are Artificial Intelligence (AI). Continue reading

Platforms in the Digital Age: Payments building payment services

Payments Platforms

Payment platforms: The concept is nothing new. But in a world where payments go hand in hand with offer diversity and customer experience, this concept is taking on a new dimension. In the past, platforms have been indispensable to reduce costs thanks to their capacity to process large volumes using shared infrastructure, but, in the digital age, how will these industrial tools help banks, now more than ever, to be competitive? Let’s take a trip to the very heart of the platforms of the future. Continue reading