Financial Services

March 8, 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Digital Disruption in Financial Services: A Surprising 1-2-3 Connection

It’s not news that the financial services industry is being vigorously shaken by digital disruption. While this is true across industries, the wind gusts are particularly strong for financial companies. Financial Services (FSI ) firms are predominantly aiming their digital business initiatives at improving their customer experience. Yet, what about employee experience? Is it a […]

January 20, 2017

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Defining Transformation in Wealth Management

Over the past several years, tech startups have emerged and disrupted all areas of the Financial Services industry. Wealth Management is no exception. A recent study by Roubini ThoughtLab in partnership with Cisco and 16 prestigious firms gave us deep insights into this disruption. The study highlights that Wealth Management firms must adjust to new […]

July 21, 2016

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial Services Gone Digital at Cisco Live 2016

Kevin Spacey delivered an amazing keynote closing out Cisco Live 2016: “Today, the last words of my speech belong to Frank Underwood.”   Cisco Live this year was all about how digital is dramatically redefining business models. Digital is creating disruption for incumbents and opportunity for the disruptors. In today’s world, digital is about survival. […]

There Won’t Be Sticky Notes at Cisco Live 2016

My greatest pet peeve when I managed a branch: sticky notes. I thought they made our office/workstation cluttered and disorganized. It never failed that I’d see them on the corners of a tellers’ monitor or scattered around a bankers’ desk. As much as I disliked them I was always reminded about how they served as […]

#CiscoChat Recap: Data at the Speed of Now

While I was in Tokyo, I was asked if I was interested in joining a #CiscoChat. Thought about it in Singapore and again in London. Each of those countries have something in common. They are becoming Fintech incubators with great ideas that will drive digitization into every business. Having traveled multiple countries, I was thrilled […]

June 23, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Where ‘Digital’ and ‘People’ Meet, a Sweet Spot for Banks

In a world of roboadvisors, mobile payment apps, and automated processes, do people still matter in banking? I believe the answer is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, as agile, online “fintechs” continue to challenge retail banks, I see people as more of an advantage than ever. After all, those online-only disruptors can’t match banks for […]

June 16, 2016

FINANCIAL SERVICES

#CiscoChat on Jun 28: Data at the Speed of Now

Data is massive, messy and everywhere. Data is always on the move, coming from every imaginable source from data centers, branches, mobile devices to sensors. Who’s not struggling with how to make sense of data and use it to their advantage, all in real time? The ability to secure, aggregate, automate, and draw insights from […]

Your Digital Treasure Map

Suppose there is a treasure at the top of a mountain worth $405B. It is more than one person alone can carry back down the mountain, and you have a chance at that treasure. Many people want the treasure and will work hard to get to the top to claim it.   All you have to […]

The Road to Digital Value Just Got Smoother for Banks

Today’s bankers have no shortage of headaches. Agile “fintech” challengers, tech-savvy customers, complex compliance demands, legacy-burdened IT environments — all conspire to keep them up at night. But there is great news for retail banks — as Cisco has outlined in a new research study, “A Roadmap to Digital Value in Retail Banking.” By adopting […]