Tag: Financial Services

Opening F/S Systems will be a Catalyst for Digital Transformation

In our recent IE article, we discuss the role that Open Banking will have in transforming financial services to a digital model.  At InvestorCOM, we have made investments in a technology architecture called microservices – which enable IT integration with our clients – to deliver content (disclosure documents) and innovation.  This concept will be a key […]

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Dealing with Adversity

Like many Canadians, I’ve enjoyed watching the drama of the Winter Olympics unfold over the past few weeks. In addition to the stunning skills and accomplishments on display, what captivated me is the story of the journey that athletes take to get there.  The competition is just a reflection or celebration of years of training, […]

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Frictionless Brands

Creating a frictionless brand experience by tightly stitching together human and technology interactions is quickly becoming table stakes.  Two of my recent experiences in buying a digital TV box, demonstrate how high our expectations have become in today’s time-starved world, and how high the bar has been raised by companies that truly understand this. I […]

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Giving Digital Strategy a Little Push

              We all know that constantly pushing your employees or your organization is not the best way to get to success, but sometimes this is exactly what is necessary.  With that being said, in a recent article, Patrick Lencioni, author of the bestselling book The Five Dysfunctions of a […]

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2018 Technology Trends for Financial Service

This report offers some exciting predictions for 2018, led by AI, Blockchain, IoT and Cloud.  In our quest to help our clients capture the benefit of these technologies, we are making significant investments in evaluating and implementing technology in these areas. Unfortunately the AI applications that our teams are rolling out are not quite as […]

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Digital Resistance

This is emerging as a common theme…digital resistance.  See the article and report from cgi below which mirrors other recent research and writing from McKinsey and others.  It is somewhat hypocritical that FI leadership is so clearly behind digital transformation and yet the FI itself is the primary resistor to change.  I had breakfast with […]

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How to Maximize Project Team Effectiveness?

As part of any project initiation phase, a good Project Manager will assess and understand the team formation stage.  I am sure most of you have heard the Bruce Tuckerman’s forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning model.  If you haven’t, here is a link to a very informative article with a video; and to add […]

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Are we in Digital Denial?

  A recent whitepaper published by Progress shares some conflicting statistics about the urgency for digital transformation vs the progress of digital transformation.  Several highlights from the whitepaper include the following;  2/3 of corporate execs have digital transformation at the centre of their corporate strategy 86% of same say that they have 2 years to make significant […]

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Are we in Digital Denial?

A recent whitepaper published by Progress shares some conflicting statistics about the urgency for digital transformation vs the progress of digital transformation.  Several highlights from the whitepaper include the following;  2/3 of corporate execs have digital transformation at the centre of their corporate strategy 86% of same say that they have 2 years to make significant inroads […]

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Thinking Like a “Cannibal” When it Comes to Innovation and Business

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting Shawn Kanungo at our InvestorCOM client conference, where he was the keynote speaker.  Shawn is one of the most engaging speakers I have seen in a long time.  He had the entire audience fully focused on his amazing presentation “Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Experimental”, and […]

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