Topic "Financial Services – General"

The Role of Data in Mergers and Acquisitions

Merger or Acquisitions (M&A) are still hot topics in 2016, and probably also 2017, so I thought I’d look at the role Data now plays in helping drive value as part of a Merger or Acquisition process. The importance of managing post Merger and Acquisition data It can be argued that the Merger and Acquisitions... more

Big Data in Financial Services: From Buzz Word to Business Benefits

The global financial services industry processes hundreds of billions of transactions daily. From managing ATM withdrawals and insurance policies to administering payments and buying and issuing securities—financial services institutions generate massive volumes of structured and unstructured data. But what good is all this data if it sits in silos, or if it can’t be used... more

What the Financial Services Industry Can Learn from Their Youngest Clients

Kids these days! They love their interwebs and their snappy-chatty apps. They love instant access to data. They love having control over virtually every aspect of their lives, whether that’s hailing an Uber or pre-ordering that latte from Starbucks, so it’s ready when they walk in the door. And guess what? They also love to... more

GDPR: Does Brexit change anything?

The recent UK referendum vote to leave the EU (Brexit) doesn’t change the need for Financial Services institutions to become GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant by May 2018. Doesn’t ‘Brexit’ change all this for UK Financial Services institutions? In the short term the answer is NO! UK Financial Services institutions are still going to... more

Mapping the Customer Journey with an Iterative Approach to Building a Marketing Data Lake

Transamerica Presents at Informatica World 2016. Informatica World 2016 was in San Francisco this year, and the company whose iconic pyramid marks the skyline led this key session describing the strategy and hard work behind their successful EMAP (Enterprise Marketing and Analytics Program) customer relationship platform. Vishal Bamba, VP Innovation & Architecture and Rocky Tiwari,... more