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Hiring Your Next IT Management Superstar
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J. Freeman, Senior Technology Manager & Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Let’s face it: IT professionals are often perceived to be a managerial pain in the butt. They are, on the whole, black-and-white types that are color blind to shades of grey. Their world consists mostly of the Boolean data type, and they...

Retail Focus: Using Promotional Financing to help Close the Sale
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Sue Yasav, VP, Market & Consumer Insights, Synchrony Financial [NYSE:SYF]

It’s hard to imagine American retail without financing. Since the 1930s, consumer financing has fueled consumer spending and made major purchases possible for generations of shoppers. Imagine the shopper in the 1930s. When the need arose for...

Compete or Partner-Banks See Rise of FinTech Solutions
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Christopher Kennedy, VP, Quantitative Finance Manager, BankUnited

FinTech, or simply financial technology, is moving at the speed of innovation. FinTech originally represented the shift of traditional brick-and-mortar banking to online and mobile platforms. Now, FinTech embodies a deluge of Silicon Valley...

Is Death of the Financial Services Industry Impending?
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Nigel Fenwick, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

A couple of years ago I wrote a post predicting a new business paradigm for financial services. You may have read this post and been skeptical. Maybe you thought it wasn't realistic. If so, you may be wishing you were paying more attention...

Automation Helps IT be a Valuable Business Partner
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Sandy Figurski, CIO, Horace Mann [NYSE:HMN]

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. It is not sufficient to be a technologist. The key is to understand how...

Pitfalls to Avoid to Ensure a Successful Technology Implementation
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Michael Rist, CFO, VIP Petcare

There are many different ways to approach a technology implementation, all with its own set of benefits and challenges. Most implementations follow the phases depicted below (although the naming convention may vary), to a smaller or larger...

Unlocking Value through Automation
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Kim Ondreck Carim, CFO, San Francisco Ballet

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.  To achieve these understandings quickly and...

Rewiring IT Architecture to Support Future Needs
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Anthony Scaglione, EVP & CFO, ABM Industries

1. How has your IT operating model changed during the last five years? In September of 2015, we introduced our 2020 Vision, an end-to-end transformation for how we do business moving from a services-led business to a solutions driven...

Technology Renovation: How Agile Development helps LPL Financial make Tangible Technology Improvements
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Chris Paul, SVP, Advisor Experience & Design, LPL Financial

There is one universal truth about technology in the financial services industry: it is always changing. At LPL, we know that the way we approach handling these changes is critical for the success of the financial advisors and institutions we...

WageBank-Patented Solution of FlexWage Now Available on ADP Marketplace
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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ- FlexWage joins the ever-growing platform of Human Capital Management (HCM) by announcing the availability of its patented WageBank on ADP Marketplace. Employer’s decision making powers get optimized with this move as the...

Consider Business Strategy First, Finance Second
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Alan Haughie, SVP-Finance & CFO, ServiceMaster Company

Vision and Path to the Future CFOs cannot take a passive role in defining company strategy. We’re uniquely positioned to have a panoramic view of the company and its performance–what works, what doesn’t–and help shape...

Navigating an Ever-Expanding Universe of Available IT Applications
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Alex Gredysa, CFO & Managing Partner, Dinsmore/Steele

The advent of the personal computer in 1981 fundamentally changed the way we live and work today. No more so than within the corporate financial world where the pace of information technology innovation has been nothing short of astonishing....

Identifying Industry Transitions to Accelerate the Business
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Bob Swan, SVP, Finance & CFO, eBay

One of the things I love about my job is how the role of the CFO has continued to evolve to be more and more strategic over time. Historically, the CFO was seen as the mere “bean counter” and has since evolved to a strategic partner to...

Advicent Unveils the Figlo; Redefines the Client Experience
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MILWAUKEE, WI:  Advicent Solutions, the SaaS technology solution provider for financial services industry recently released in the U.S.  the interactive financial planning tool Figlo within its entire product offering. Figlo intends to...

Verint Systems Introduces Advanced Surveillance Analytics and Potential Forensic Tools
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MELVILLE, NY: Verint Systems, an Actionable Intelligence provider for security, surveillance and business intelligence, has recently released updated version of its Network Video Recorders management and situation awareness platform ‘Verint...

Tax Technology Group: Transaction Tax Technology Experts
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Kai Ranabargar, Principal

A pioneer in designing and implementing transaction tax technology solutions, specially crafted to meet the unique requirements of each client

DATABASICS: Business Expense Management Simplified
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Marcel Syriani, CTO

DATABASICS is a global solution provider in time and expense reporting. In recognition of its innovation, revenue growth, and leadership, the enterprise has earned a Deloitte Fast 50 award. DATABASICS takes the stress out of employee reporting,...

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Atiq Raza, Executive Chairman and CEO

Virsec revolutionizes cybersecurity by detecting and remediating previously indefensible advanced memory-based attacks on critical applications and server endpoints. By using patented, non-signature based technology; Virsec can protect...

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