Cyber Monday results shows mobile driving ecommerce train

Mobile Payments Today

A record holiday shopping performance on Cyber Monday was driven by heavy use of mobile by retailers looking to take advantage of the short holiday season

Walmart Associates Train For Black Friday With Virtual Reality

PYMNTS

To enhance the training of its employee associates, Walmart is investing in virtual reality (VR) to help employees experience retail situations like the Black Friday rush. Retail Black Friday employee training News Oculus virtual reality walmart What's Hot

Alexa Researchers Reveal Pros Of NTTS Training On Multiple Speakers

PYMNTS

The study revealed in tests involving 70 listeners that a model trained on 5,000 utterances from seven different speakers resulted in more natural-sounding speech than one that was trained on 15,000 utterances from a single speaker.

With EVERFI training partnership, Zelle focuses on Gen Z

Bank Innovation

Early Warning Services, the bank-owned company behind peer-to-peer payments service Zelle, is on a path to position the brand as part of a solution to financial health challenges, particularly among Gen Z users. Its latest move is a partnership with education company EVERFI, announced Thursday.

Can Banks Get On The Super App Train?

PYMNTS

Here’s some bad but potentially motivating news about banks: So far, they are missing out on an emerging opportunity to get into the “super app” game, which is shaping up to be one of the biggest focuses of payments and retail innovation in the 2020s.

Walmart To Offer VR Training For All Employees

PYMNTS

Walmart has announced it’s expanding it virtual reality (VR) employee training and development program to its more than 1 million associates in the U.S. Starting next month, four Oculus VR headsets will be sent to every Walmart supercenter and two units to every Neighborhood Market and discount store, giving every associate access to the same training that managers and department managers receive at the Walmart U.S.

Easy Ways BSA Officers Can Get Their Required Training

Abrigo

Ongoing training is at the very heart of a satisfactory Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance program in financial institutions. And beyond those events, it can be tricky to find affordable training that doesn’t require a costly new membership or subscription.

APIs is all about trains, ships and standards

Chris Skinner

It was a fun meeting and covered the in’s and out’s of closed versus open APIs, the implications of allowing Trusted Third Parties (TTPs) access to the bank’s … The post APIs is all about trains, ships and standards appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. We had a meeting of the Financial Services Club in Oslo last night, talking about the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and Open APIs (Application Program Interfaces).

Riding The Blockchain Train, Together

PYMNTS

Blockchain has come a long way over that last few years. Since bursting onto the scene as the rails guiding the fast-growing and mysterious cryptocurrency known as bitcoin, blockchain has become an accepted and important part of the financial infrastructure.

Amazon Launches Job Training Program In Seattle

PYMNTS

Amazon is partnering with nonprofit organization FareStart to launch a job training program in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The initiative will also bring five new eateries to Seattle, which will serve as the training location for those enrolled in the program and help people in entry-level foodservice jobs attain the skills needed to earn a higher income. Amazon’s generous support will help us train more people to fill those vacant positions.”.

3 Steps for Creating a Bank Sales Training Course

Bank Innovation

A simple walkthrough on creating a bank sales training course. See how to train and assess communication skills through dialogue simulations. Sponsored Technology simulation TalkMaster

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Storage App Used Photos To Train Facial Recognition Software

PYMNTS

A popular photo app called Ever, which was ostensibly used for cloud storage of photos, has been using customer pictures to train facial recognition AI software, according to a report by CNBC. Some users were not aware their photos were being used to train an artificial intelligence program.

Comerica Bank Turns to Virtual Reality to Train Employees

Bank Innovation

Comerica Bank’s innovation team thinks so, which is why the bank is using virtual reality to train its employees, or “dabbling in futurism,” as Geoff Novak, Comerica’s senior technology and innovation executive, calls it. “A

Cubic Expands Contactless Payment System To Sydney Trains

PYMNTS

Cubic Corporation announced Monday (November 26) that its Cubic Transportation Systems unit and Transport for New South Wales will expand the contactless payment system to cover Sydney’s train network.

Credit Unions Jump On The FI-FinTech Collaboration Train

PYMNTS

One of the biggest ways FinTech firms have been able to gain a competitive edge on traditional banks, for small business (SMB) customers, is through relationship-building. Banks are shuttering their physical branch locations at the fastest pace in years, according to The Wall Street Journal ( WSJ ).

When Subscription Boxes Help Coaches Step Up To The Training Plate

PYMNTS

During his college career, he used various tools to challenge him during individual training outside of practice. Coaches start by selecting what level they train: youth, high school or collegiate. As analytics and technology have gotten more involved, Wodzis noted, so has training.

International Train Service Eurostar Adds Google Pay Support

PYMNTS

The train connects the U.K. High-speed rail service Eurostar is adding Google Pay support to its service in an effort to reduce the usage of paper tickets, according to reports. With the Google Pay tickets feature, customers using Google Pay on an Android 5.1

Target Trains Its Bullseye On Millennials With ‘Smartly’ Brand

PYMNTS

Target is rolling out a new discount brand, dubbed Smartly, intended to appeal to millennials. The line will include the kinds of household essentials that they might need in their apartments or starter homes, like dish soap and toilet paper.

Capital One Trains Virtual Assistant Eno To Be Proactive with New Tax Feature

Bank Innovation

Most virtual assistants are reactive, but Capital One is training its virtual assistant, Eno, to be proactive, according to Ken Dodelin, VP of conversational AI products at the bank.

Goldman Sachs’ Cybersecurity Training Utilizes War Games

PYMNTS

Goldman Sachs is using cyber security war games so that its technology staff will better learn how to fight and prevent threats that could harm the bank and its clients. According to the Financial Times , Goldman is the first financial institution to sign up with U.K.-based based Immersive Labs , which offers learning tests and war games on cyber threats.

Today In Data: Jumping On A Fast-Moving Digital Payments Train

PYMNTS

The trouble with a fast-moving train, however, is that jumping on and holding on can be tricky – and consumers and businesses can sometime struggle to be fully aware and caught up on those advances.

Ethics and Compliance Training: It’s Getting Better All the Time

ForwardBanker

For those of us who work in Corporate America, whether it be at a financial institution or any other company, ethics and compliance training is a familiar, and often mundane, part of our job responsibilities. Training historically has been designed to ‘check the boxes’ and provide the required information but rarely does it engage the. The post Ethics and Compliance Training: It’s Getting Better All the Time appeared first on Deluxe FS.

Using Algorithmic Models To Train Your Bank Staff

Banker to Banker

One problem with training bank staff is the proverbial “Man with a hammer syndrome.” The problem is that bank staff needs to be trained with new mental (or physical) models so that they have more tools than just a hammer.

Why 96% of Enterprises Face AI Training Data Issues

Dataconomy

The post Why 96% of Enterprises Face AI Training Data Issues appeared first on Dataconomy. Artificial Intelligence Big Data Data Science Featured AI algorithms BI & Analytics Data Science Training Machine Learning

Retail Pulse: Nike Opens Digital-Powered Flagship; Walmart Taps VR Tech For Training

PYMNTS

Big brands are opening big stores in big cities, but Nike is taking a decidedly digital approach with its New York City flagship: that is, the customer payment and shopping experience in the new space is powered by mobile technology.

Idea Exchange: Bloomberg and Reuters financial journalism training

Bankelele

Bloomberg: The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Financial Journalism Training program has resumed. After four years of training financial journalists in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria, the BMIA now moves on to Ghana, Zambia, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.

Can The Insurance Industry Get Aboard The Faster Payments Train?

PYMNTS

When Hurricane Matthew’s Category 5 bluster wreaked havoc on U.S. homeowners this fall, thousands were forced to seek shelter far from home, only to later return and find their homes destroyed or severely damaged by the storm.

Marketplace Sellers Drive Amazon’s Q2 Profit Train

PYMNTS

Another quarterly earnings reports, another rush of pleased Amazon investors hurrying to boost the stock in after-hours trading — Amazon stock jumped 4.1 percent in after-hours trading, despite notching the rare miss on revenue expectations. Profit expectation doubled analysts’ forecasts, which helped instill confidence, as did continued strength in the Amazon Web Services business and emerging strength of its advertising business. Moreover, R.J.

Merchants Hop Aboard The (OmniReadi) Train

PYMNTS

Merchants of all shapes and sizes are going after omnireadiness at full throttle these days. According to the Q4 2016 PYMNTS OmniReadi Index™ , being OmniReadi is no longer a priority for just the top-performing merchants.

Why Training Matters When It Comes To Selling In Financial Services

Perficient Financial Servies

Properly trained employees can help keep companies regulatory-compliant, increase sales, and gain the trust of customers and prospects. Financial services companies should have established standard operating procedures and training materials for all levels of employees, with oversight by managers. These training materials should stress the importance of ethical practices and provide employees with clear details regarding what is considered good or bad conduct.

Studies Link Training to Innovation in the Workplace

ABA Community Banking

Recent data on training and how it relates to innovation draws a few interesting conclusions Bank Performance Financial Research Human Resources Feature Management Financial Trends Performance Tech Management Feature3. 1Management

Fintech Media Training 101: Three Tips to Nail Your Next Interview

William Mills

As an agency, we have had the opportunity to train hundreds of executives and there are a few tips that go a long way toward ensuring that an upcoming media interview converts into great media coverage: Public Relations

Merchants Hop Aboard The Mobile (Optimized) Train For Conversion Success

PYMNTS

Amazon has really trained us,” Barker said. And now, with the rollout of Amazon Prime Now, which delivers products in a day’s time at no extra cost to Prime members, the retail giant is training consumers to believe that they should get products as quickly as possible without having to pay for them, he said. “It’s Keeping hands off a mobile phone, it appears, is no easy feat.

Confidence Trumps Sales Training EVERY Time

The Emmerich Group

Thousands of bank executives are waking up saying, “SALES training! It’s SALES training we need.” Sales training is fine, but it’s NOT what you need to solve your problem and create a sustainable solution. You don’t have a sales training issue…you have a confidence issue.

Amazonian warriors’ bows trained on banks

Matt Wilcox Pro

A recent Fiserv survey confirms—among other insights—that trust remains a primary driver behind the public’s preference for bona fide banks over non-bank alternatives.

Train Tickets Can Now Be Bought With Satispay

Let's Talk Payments

From now on, Trenord season passes and train tickets can be bought directly from a smartphone without using credit cards. Trenord is the first public transport operator to integrate Satispay, Fintech News Payments Asia Europe news Satispay US

Smart Card Alliance opens Washington, DC-area training center

Mobile Payments Today

The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security in Crystal City, Virginia, will be a permanent facility for live educational activities hosted by SCA

How FIs Can Train Human And AI Employees To Work Together

PYMNTS

Along the way, training employees to work with new systems is not always easy — especially if they have to learn multiple new systems in a short span of time as their employer overhauls the organization’s functions and roles. Training People and AI to Work Together. It is much better to conduct training on the go, right in the work environment where the employee can apply the new skill immediately, hands-on.

3 AWFUL Excuses For Not Training Your Employees

Your Full Potential

But I must admit that I hear some pretty lame excuses from people that don’t think training or professional development are important. Here are 3: Why should we hire consultants or trainers from the outside when we can do all of the training in-house? Training costs too much. If we provide all of this training, our best employees will just leave for better opportunities. “You don’t build a business.

Amazon’s Uncharted Territory And Travels On Indian Trains

PYMNTS

Ang Hin Kee, NTUC assistant secretary-general, said that technology might come to the rescue of food delivery suppliers in the form of autonomous vehicles, and delivery drivers might be able to run autonomous fleets if they have access to employer or independent training. Domino’s Pizza On Indian Trains … Are Those Olives Or Cockroaches? Next, base kitchens will be established in major stations where the food companies can prepare freshly cooked food for delivery on trains.

Amazon Go and the unstoppable automation train

Daily Fintech

My mother likes to tell me a story about how when she finished school, the sum total of her mother’s aspirations was for my mother to get a job in the local can factory.

Amazon Go and the unstoppable automation train

Daily Fintech

My mother likes to tell me a story about how when she finished school, the sum total of her mother’s aspirations was for my mother to get a job in the local can factory.

Training matters. High-impact training matters more.

CU Insight

The right training unifies a credit union: employee-to-employee and branch-to-branch, enhancing member experiences at every level. But, not all training is equal in quality and effectiveness. Only proper training can do all that. Lastly, all training should stress compliance.