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Rewiring IT Architecture to Support Future Needs

By Anthony Scaglione, EVP & CFO, ABM Industries [NYSE:ABM]

Financial Leadership through Technology

By Mike Bailey, CPA, Finance and Information Services Director, City of Redmond, WA

Is Death of the Financial Services Industry Impending?

By Nigel Fenwick, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

The Golden Opportunity

By Duncan Ash, Senior Director, Global Financial Services, Qlik [NASDAQ:QLIK]

Looking Forward: 2017 IT Trends

By Ann Neidenbach, CIO, Convergex

Looking Forward: 2017 IT Trends

As Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Convergex, I have the privilege of having the unique vantage point to both witness the latest IT enhancements/opportunities.

Effective Finance Participation with IT in The Tactical Side of Technology Improvement

By Tom Schawang, CFO, Major Brands

Effective Finance Participation with IT in The Tactical Side of Technology Improvement

​I have seen several problems arise from the best of intentions.

The Changing Role of Software Testing in an Agile Environment

By Brad Boemmel, Director of Quality Assurance, Morningstar, Inc.

The agile software development life cycle was designed primarily by and for developers; it was not created to optimize Quality Assurance (QA).

Pitfalls to Avoid to Ensure a Successful Technology Implementation

By Michael Rist, CFO, VIP Petcare

Pitfalls to Avoid to Ensure a Successful Technology Implementation

There are many different ways to approach a technology implementation, all with its own set of benefits and challenges.

GRID EX III - Physical and Cyber Security on the Electric Utility Grid

By Dawn Roth Lindell, SVP & CIO, Western Area Power Administration

GRID EX III - Physical and Cyber Security on the Electric Utility Grid

Grid Ex III was the third nationwide security exercise for the utilities who manage the electric grid.

Voyage towards Greater Experience in Banking

By Gregory Schwartz, CIO, Scottrade Financial Services

Voyage towards Greater Experience in Banking

The traditional role of the CIO to ensure that customer data remains safe and that systems are available and efficient is still expected, but not sufficient.

Analyze This: How Fresh Takes on Data Analytics are Driving Business Growth

By Doug Hague, EVP & Chief Analytics Officer, Bank of America Merchant Services

Analyze This: How Fresh Takes on Data Analytics are Driving Business Growth

Big data is likely the most potent weapon that’s being brought to bear on the treatment and prevention of prevalent diseases—enhancing the quality of care.

Managing Digital Transformation by IT and Security Teams

By Elena Kvochko, CIO-Group Security Function, Barclays

Managing Digital Transformation by IT and Security Teams

Over the last couple of decades, companies have expanded their digital presence by fostering technology innovation.

Security and Integrity of the Data is Imperative for Growing Threat to Cyber Security

By Frances Hudson, Investment Director, Global Thematic Strategist, Standard Life Investments[LSE:SL]

The capital markets have evolved and adapted over centuries, so it is unlikely that disruptive technology will defeat them, even if adoption and progress is patchy.

A Transparent Market Place for the Exchange of Trade Finance

By Aarti Rao, Managing Director, LiquidX

A Transparent Market Place for the Exchange of Trade Finance

LiquidX Inc. is the largest electronic marketplace for the exchange of Trade Finance and Working Capital assets.

The Evolving Technology Landscape

By Enrique Ramos O'Reilly, Regional Director, Temenos

The Evolving Technology Landscape

As a supplier of banking technology, one of the trends that has affected our business model is the market shift toward a “pay as you go” type of service.

Balancing Risk and Revenue

By Tracy Metzger, COO, Vesta Corporation

Balancing Risk and Revenue

For today’s merchants, the costs of payment fraud are astonishing.

Unlocking Value through Automation

By Kim Ondreck Carim, CFO, San Francisco Ballet

Unlocking Value through Automation

Understanding technology needs is a critical step in a new technology implementation and can be defined in many ways: needs of the users, needs of the customers, needs from the technology solution.

Building a Best-in-Class Financial Organization with Limited Resource

By Andreas Rothe, CFO, Fragomen

Building a Best-in-Class Financial Organization with Limited Resource

So you want to build a best-in-class organization? Great, there are many books and articles that should help you on this path.

The 21st Century CFO

By Ian Swanson, CFO, Delicato Family Vineyards

The 21st Century CFO

“In the post-capitalist society, it is safe to assume that anyone with any knowledge will have to acquire new knowledge every four or five years or else become obsolete”.

Automation Helps IT be a Valuable Business Partner

By Sandy Figurski, CIO, Horace Mann [NYSE:HMN]

Automation Helps IT be a Valuable Business Partner

Over the past several years of being a CIO, I’ve learned not just the value of knowing the business, but the need to know the processes and tactics that make it work.

Harnessing the Opportunities in Alternative Finance

By Matt Clark, COO, Corcentric

Harnessing the Opportunities in Alternative Finance

The financial service industry has experienced major changes in recent years and that pattern doesn’t show signs of stopping.

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