Sat.Oct 27, 2018 - Fri.Nov 02, 2018

Gartner: you’re better than this

Chris Skinner

Microsoft CEO: Data Privacy Is A ‘Human Right’

PYMNTS

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently called data privacy a “human right,” urging tech companies to do all they could to protect users from cyber threats.

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Sales Territory Management: The importance of automation & how to choose the right solution

Insights on Business

This blog is reposted with permission – originally posted on the OpenSymmetry blog. Territory management (TM) is one of the hardest – and most important – sales activities to get right.

Addressing Key Challenges at the Frontier of Financial Services Marketing

Bank Innovation

There have never been more opportunities – or more challenges – in digital marketing, especially for financial services. With a plethora of channels and corresponding metrics, how do marketers decide which ones to prioritize?

Clash of clans … or new bank versus old bank (Fidor, BPCE) 

Chris Skinner

I was talking with some friends at the most innovative bank in Europe that has stopped getting on my radar for the past few years. I first blogged about them back in 2012, when I met the founder at an event. That bank is called Fidor.

Brexit A Boon For Blockchain?

PYMNTS

Questions loom large over Brexit. As the U.K. gears up to leave the European Union (EU), for commerce, there remains the unknowns of how trade will be affected, as well as how capital, goods and services can be tracked.

Mobile payment plays big role in restaurant omnichannel digital experience

Mobile Payments Today

Sean Kennedy, president of Cowboy Chicken, and Modern Market Technology Director Brian Anderson shared insight and tips on crafting a digital experience strategy at the Fast Casual Executive Summit

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AI is only as good as the people who program it

Chris Skinner

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving at a pace, creating a really interesting online debate the other day about its applications. Specifically, the question was raised about self-driving cars and how they make decisions. For example, when a self-driving car crashes, who should die?

Mapping Fraud’s DNA

PYMNTS

Payments and commerce fraud has its own ecosystem, one that includes criminals, servers and other computing devices, IP addresses, compromised payment cards and stolen personal data, and even houses and other physical locations.

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Can QR Codes Make It in America? SwiftPass Thinks So

Bank Innovation

The scale of mobile payments in China staggers the Western imagination. In 2017, $15.4 trillion in mobile payments were processed, 54% by Alipay, and 39% by Tencent’s WeChat Pay. By the most generous estimation, the U.S. market, though growing steadily, processes a tiny fraction of that amount.

Passwords. An Update.

Credit Union Geek

Originally published on CUInsight.com It’s a topic you’ve seen here before. Time and again. Of course, it’s still pertinent since we keep using them. Passwords are a bane of the tech world.

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Apps, DApps and Super-Apps

Chris Skinner

You’re probably familiar with an app. Maybe you even have some on this thing called a smartphone. I apologise for the few financial guys I know who are still using blackberries, as what follows may blow your mind.

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Seven Big Threats Facing Seven Big Tech And Payments Players This Halloween

PYMNTS

Halloween , the annual celebration of the spooky and supernatural, is just a couple of days away. For many in payments and the vast ecosystem that it powers, the scariest thing about Oct.

Red Hat Explains Why APIs Are Not Enough

Bank Innovation

Red Hat, a multinational software company, will be conducting a webinar called “Why APIs Are Not Enough,” on Bank Innovation’s website next month.

Discover’s new CEO sees partnerships driving digital financial networks

Mobile Payments Today

Roger Hochschild, the new president and CEO, sees the company playing a partnership role to many of the smaller, emerging financial networks

Keep on grafting

Chris Skinner

Every now and again people like me are drawn back into reality. Sure, I fly business class, sometimes first, and drink champagne at 40,000 feet. I land and stay in luxurious hotels whilst partying with a network of people who are friends, rather than business associates.

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How Supplier Churn Can Stifle B2B Payments Automation: Symbeo

PYMNTS

Accounts payable (AP) automation certainly has the potential to transform the invoice-to-pay process by allowing employees to turn their attention from monotonous, manual tasks to more value-added ones.

Red Hat Explains Why APIs Are Not Enough

Bank Innovation

Red Hat, a multinational software company, will be conducting a webinar called “Why APIs Are Not Enough,” on Bank Innovation’s website next month.

Payments Card Fraud: Death by a Thousand Cuts

Mobile Payments Today

Not only do card fraud losses take a dollar-for-dollar toll on bottom line profitability, card fraud blights the customer experience—undermining consumers' trust and collectively costing issuers millions annually in lost business

The Finanser’s Week: 22nd October – 28th October 2018

Chris Skinner

The main blog headlines are … Technosocialism? As if … Someone told me I should start a travel blog, as I fly more than most pigeons do. But I’m not sure my travel blog would be read so much. However, it does make me reflect on travel and money.

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How FinTech Startups Tackle Cyber Threats With Agile Development

PYMNTS

Privacy is not an afterthought with the “privacy by design” mindset, and FinTech startups may take a similar approach with data security. In that sense, they may incorporate data security every time they make an enhancement or a release. “It’s

Western Union Touts Strong Digital Growth, Amazon Partnership in 3Q Earnings

Bank Innovation

“Advancing digital expansion” was at the top of Western Union’s overview of strategic initiatives in the company’s 3Q18 earnings report, released Thursday.

Unbundling The Autonomous Vehicle

CB Insights

Autonomous vehicles rely on a set of complementary technologies to understand and respond to their surroundings.

Things worth reading: 31st October 2018

Chris Skinner

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Bank Top Lines At Risk Amid FinTech Boon?

PYMNTS

Cooperation, competition, new banking entrants … and for banks, top-line risk. For banks, the landscape is getting crowded.

Western Union Touts Strong Digital Growth, Amazon Partnership in 3Q Earnings

Bank Innovation

“Advancing digital expansion” was at the top of Western Union’s overview of strategic initiatives in the company’s 3Q18 earnings report, released Thursday.

From Instagram To Slack: 9 Successful Startup Pivots

CB Insights

Instagram, Netflix, Slack – these platforms have become so integral to people’s lives, it’s hard to believe they began as very different products. Sure, apps and platforms evolve, adding new features over time.

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Things worth reading: 30th October 2018

Chris Skinner

Microsoft And Nasdaq Partner For Blockchain Initiative

PYMNTS

Microsoft is reportedly partnering with Nasdaq on blockchain, in which its Azure blockchain services will integrate with Nasdaq’s Financial Framework.

Most Americans Struggle Financially, But Will It Guide Innovation?

Bank Innovation

A benchmark survey from the Center for Financial Services Innovation released today looked past the headlines and into the lives and habits of Americans across the financial spectrum. The results were troubling, reassuring, and everything in between. The organization’s inaugural U.S.

Fools Rush In: 37 Of The Worst Corporate M&A Flops

CB Insights

Mergers and acquisitions are one of the most important ways a big corporation can stay competitive — when they work out. Unfortunately many of these marriages don’t always make it.

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A letter from MPT's new editor: Learning how to drive again in a world that keeps changing

Mobile Payments Today

David Jones, editor of MPT, introduces himself

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How PSD2 And Open Banking Impact Security

PYMNTS

As a result of the passage and adoption of open banking regulations, like PSD2 in Europe, banks and other financial firms are sharing data more freely than ever before.

Zelle Considers a Better Way for Digital Gifting

Bank Innovation

Digital gifting can be drab and cold, arriving without commentary, not even a "Here's 50 bucks, enjoy it."

Rebeca Romero Rainey: ICBA’s fintech partnership

Independent Banker

“Innovation will be the key to sustaining and growing our businesses.”. Here at ICBA, we’re in full innovation mode, so it’s only appropriate that this issue be dedicated to technology. This year, you’ve probably heard me say that ICBA is focused on three pillars: community bank advocacy, education and innovation. In particular, innovation will be the key to sustaining and growing our businesses.

The Meatless Ecosystem: How Startups Are Attacking Traditional Meat Producers

CB Insights

The $90B global meat market is feeling the pressure. The industry has evolved into a complex global business that involves farms and feed lots, as well as meat middle-men, like processing and storage centers, transportation and logistics, slaughterhouses, and more.

Auto-Tracking Road Warrior Employees As The Wheels Go ‘Round

PYMNTS

Getting paid for miles logged: It’s something that has been around for decades, as long as wheels have met pavement in pursuit of profit — namely, when corporate road warriors are out in the field on official business.