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Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 15 November 2017

It's blockchain story time!

Following on from yesterday’s (14 November) news, here’s our latest blockchain and Bitcoin round-up. Featuring Trustology, Accenture, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Association of Banks in Singapore, Square and London Block Exchange. Another day, another new firm. Trustology has emerged from stealth and revealed it is building a peer-to-peer network of smart contract compute services. Trusted […]

Case study: Towergate Insurance – achieving “good enough” IT in the cloud

Gone to the cloud

If you’ve worked in information technology long enough, you’ve fallen prey to the urge to pursue technology on the cutting edge or even the bleeding edge.

Sibos 2017: embrace the change or get out of the way!

Sibos 2017 - UX panel

At today’s (18 October) panel discussion at Sibos, user experience (UX) and organisational culture were put to the fore. What does it take to create a simple yet meaningful UX? And what role does an organisational culture play in it?

Sibos 2017: reaping the rewards of instant payments takes work

Swift Auditorium

The key benefits of the instant payment systems being rolled out in Australia and in Europe were discussed during yesterday’s Instant Payments Over Swift session in the Swift Auditorium.

Venture into Accenture’s fintech innovation adventure centre

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Fintech start-ups are being invited to apply to Accenture’s sixth FinTech Innovation Lab London, a three-month programme offering mentoring and the chance to accelerate business development. Accenture says this year’s lab has introduced a new stream to help regtech start-ups, because banks are “being compelled to open up their customer data and ensure this data […]

Apple and Accenture announce alluring alliance

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Apple and Accenture have jumped into bed with each other to create a new digital agency which will help customers design business solutions for iOS, reports Telecoms.com (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). It’s a relatively simple idea; the digital economy is growing and people want to make money off it, but they don’t know how. In […]

Accenture acquires fintech consulting firm Verax

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Accenture has acquired Verax Solutions, a Toronto-based technology and systems-integration consulting firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. Verax is a privately-owned company founded in 2003 that employs around 180 people at offices in Toronto and Halifax. Its service areas include IT strategy, enterprise architecture consulting, project and programme management, financial risk and compliance solutions, as […]

mBank moves into fintech vendor space with new digital banking system

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Poland-based mBank has started to license its mobile and online banking system to other financial institutions outside Poland. The first taker is La Banque Postale (LBP) in France. The implementation will be carried out with the help of Accenture, mBank’s “strategic partner”. Alice Holzman, director of digital at LBP and lead of the bank’s New […]

Tokyo turns up volume in foreign fintech talent hunt

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With its shrinking population and its growing interest in fintech, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has turned to Accenture to support recruiting companies find the right stuff from abroad. According to Japan’s health ministry, the nation’s population is expected to fall from 127 million to 88 million in 2065, dropping further to 51 million by […]

Accenture adopts German accent for AI research

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Accenture and the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) have formed an alliance to make the most out of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, will work with DFKI (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz). Accenture will get access to DFKI research results, AI tools, and its “Living Labs”. Prof. Dr. […]

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