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Recorded Webinar: Building the data foundations for your digital transformation journey

Digital transformation is a requirement to succeed in today’s information economy. As business leaders begin to acknowledge this necessity, they seek to navigate a successful path to digitisation, but they must start with a foundation of data understanding, maturity and trust – a crucial prerequisite for the digital transformation adventure. This webinar will consider the…

Financial Machineries Makes Three Strategic Appointments

Financial Machineries, a provider of data lineage, sourcing, digital rights management and commercialisation of contributed market data, has appointed Keiren Harris, Frank Verstraeten and Daniel Muri to its team. They bring industry experience, regional insight, and networks of professional contacts from across APAC and continental Europe to the company, which is accelerating its ambition to…

Don’t Believe the Hype

Wading through the hysteria to find an intelligent approach to AI By: Andrew Kouloumbrides, CEO of Xceptor. Having started its humble beginnings as a device to denote either a utopian dream or a dystopian nightmare in Sci-Fi novels, artificial intelligence (AI) is now well and truly finding practical applications and showing no signs of abating….

Data Science 101 – a CDO’s Viewpoint

By: Michael Conlin, Chief Data Officer at the US Department of Defense. The DoD selected me as its first Chief Data Officer to introduce new ways of doing new things. To that end, I’ve introduced new ways of thinking as well. Here is a snapshot. Ready, willing & able The number one criteria for launching…

Addressing the Challenges and Realising the Benefits of a ‘Cloud First’ Policy

By Andy Mather, European Financial Services Industry Specialist, Telstra. The move to a ‘cloud first’ policy by financial firms is a tantalising idea. After all, which chief technology officer wouldn’t want to seriously reduce their company’s on-premise compute and storage costs, while at the same time boosting agility and ability to profit from new, innovative,…

JHC Helps Wealth Managers Move into the Digital World with Digital Wealth Platform

Wealth management firm JHC Systems (JHC) has released Digital Wealth Platform, a product and service allowing firms to digitise key processes with a view to improving efficiency and end user experience, while giving wealth managers more to time to focus on client relationships and retention. Digital Wealth Platform combines a centralised database approach with a…

A Guide to Getting Data Management Right on the Buy-Side

Buy-side firms have developed data management capabilities exponentially over recent years, driven by regulatory requirements, but continually challenged by pressure on budgets, selecting suitable solutions, and sourcing and maintaining good quality data. Naomi Clarke, chief data officer at MSAmlin, and a speaker on a recent A-Team Group webinar sponsored by the SmartStream Reference Data Utility…

Excel in Data Management – Why it Still Has a Role to Play

By: Martijn Groot, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Asset Control. In the world of technology infrastructure, Microsoft Excel is often seen as both a blessing and a curse. That its usage remains so widespread today is testament to the power of the tool, as well as the quality of the marketing and distribution that…

Limited In-House Skills Drive Financial Services Firms to Focus on Outsourcing

Financial services firms continue to play into the move to outsource technology services, citing their reasons as a preference to use qualified experts with industry knowledge, limited skills in the market, and cost efficiency. According to research commissioned by Asset Control, 49% of senior decision makers in financial services organisations listed ‘we prefer to use…

Refinitiv Reviews Potential of Machine Learning and Problems of Data Quality

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have moved beyond the experimental stage to become core components of business strategy and investment. Key use cases include risk management, performance analysis and trading idea generation, ahead of automation and cutting costs. The whole is driven by growing numbers of data scientists employed by financial organisations. The barriers…