Analytics skills essential for business survival in ‘data decade’

Professionals will need to learn data science skills to do their jobs and help their companies thrive in the next decade, say business leaders. Most managers believe data analytics, automation and AI will be essential for business survival in the coming years yet lack the necessary knowledge that underpins it, according to MHR Analytics research. […]

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UK takes significant step towards legal certainty for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies

The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce of the Lawtech Delivery Panel, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court, has today published its legal statement on the status of cryptoassets and smart contracts under English and Welsh law. The landmark statement seeks to address legal uncertainty by recognising cryptoassets as tradable property and smart contracts […]

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Ivalua Launches Enhanced Third-Party Risk Management Capabilities

Ivalua, a global leader in spend management, today announced the release of an enhanced third-party risk module, called Risk Center, available as part of its latest product release. The latest innovations extend the existing strength of Ivalua’s Supplier Management solution, which had already been recognised as a Leader by Forrester Research Inc. in the most […]

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New US$2 billion Investments Programme to Support Growth of Green Finance in Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Monday that it has set up a US$2 billion green investments programme (GIP) to invest in public market investment strategies that have a strong green focus. This will help to support the Singapore financial centre in promoting environmentally sustainable projects and mitigating climate change risks in Singapore […]

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Blockchain-based Prototype for Multi-Currency Payments developed by MAS, J.P. Morgan and Temasek

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has led the successful development of a blockchain-based prototype that enables payments to be carried out in different currencies on the same network. This prototype network, developed by MAS in collaboration with J.P. Morgan and Temasek, has the potential to improve cost efficiencies for businesses. It is currently undergoing […]

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Inaugural SFF x SWITCH kicks off with a focus on sustainability and climate change

The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together for the first time as SFF x SWITCH. Running from 11 to 15 November, this event will gather the global innovation and business community in Singapore. There will be over 400 speakers, more than 900 exhibitors, 41 international […]

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WORLD’S FASTEST EXCHANGE TRADING TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHED BY MOONX

MoonX today announced the launch of its new trading technology in the UK, offering a full suite of financial software and hardware systems for exchanges, brokerages, hedge funds, financial institutions and traders. MoonX’s offering includes the world’s fastest exchange software, matching 25 million Transactions Per Second (TPS). This makes MoonX 150 times faster than its […]

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BlockShow Asia 2019: SecuX will make its debut

SecuX will demonstrate the Cryptocurrency POS Payment EcoSystem as the revolutionary mutual beneficial solutions at the startups stand of BlockShow Asia, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore during Nov. 14-15, 2019. Hsinchu, Taiwan, October 29— SecuX Technology Inc., a blockchain security company, is going to participate in BlockShow Asia 2019 and exhibit at the startups stand of […]

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Cultural shift vital for business survival in age of analytics

A cultural shift in attitudes to analytics will be essential for businesses to compete in the age of digital transformation, *research has revealed.  A quarter of the 500 professionals surveyed by MHR Analytics said resistance from senior management was preventing their company from adopting analytics, suggesting that many could be left behind as their forward-thinking […]

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Exclusive fintech podcast featuring Jim Marous and Sonia Wedrychowicz

Listen here! The latest episode of the Digital Insight welcomes Jim Marous, internationally recognised financial industry strategist, and the publisher of the Digital Banking Report and Sonia Wedrychowicz, an experienced technology transformation professional, having worked in the business management and corporate consumer banking across Europe, North America, and Asia for over 25 years. Jim and […]

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DIA: the Four Waves of Insurtech

Over these last three years we have seen how the essence of ‘insurtech’ has evolved. The 300 insurtechs that we had on stage so far, and the 2,500 that we have in our insurtech database, give us a pretty good picture of what has changed. But also of how things will develop in the coming […]

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The Digital Insight is the technology, supply chain & procurement podcast that delivers valuable C-Level perspective into the core issues surrounding business transformation and digital disruption. Each episode brings the most inspiring executive insights from those driving transformation strategies within the world’s most exciting companies. Recent episodes have featured insights from Natterbox’s Ian Moyse, Women […]

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Axis announces Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security whitepaper

Latest whitepaper provides detailed study of benefits and challenges for smart buildings and city management and highlights methodology to effectively address associated security risks Axis Communications, the market leader in network video technology, has today announced the release of its latest whitepaper, Smart Buildings & Smart Cities Security. Authored in association with Virtually Informed and Unified Security, the […]

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Aximetria Announces New Voice Authorisation Technology for Mobile Banking

The fintech startup Aximetria developed a new private keyless voice authorisation technology for mobile banking. Voice authorisation completely obviates the need for private key generation and is sufficiently ingenious and pragmatic an approach, to secure monetary transactions. Currently, there are many different mobile wallets on the market and each of them is built on a particular method of […]

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DCT Abu Dhabi awarded CIPS Corporate Platinum Accolade

DCT Abu Dhabi, has achieved the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, CIPS, – Corporate Platinum Award, according to state news agency WAM. The award is the highest certification in the procurement profession globally that can be reached by an organisation. DCT Abu Dhabi is the only organisation to have jumped from CIPS’ Standard Level, […]

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Frank Vorrath explores the hidden potential of a strategy-driven supply chain

By Kevin Davies Listen to the podcast here! In your career you’ve identified some serious unlocked strategic potential in the supply chain, what first alerted you to this? I have been working for some time with Dr Bram Desmet and he wrote for me, one of the most profound and excellent business and supply chain […]

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TalkTalk: a mature start-up

We travelled to Salford, Greater Manchester, to catch up with TalkTalk’s Managing Director of Technology, Change, and Security, Gary Steen regarding the telco’s commitment to thinking, and acting, differently in a highly competitive marketplace… TalkTalk is an established telecommunications company that fosters a youthful, pioneering spirit. “I like to think of TalkTalk as a mature […]

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The June issue of Interface Magazine is live!

Welcome to the June issue of Interface Magazine! Read the latest issue now! This month’s cover features Gary Steen, TalkTalk’s Managing Director of Technology, Change, and Security, Gary Steen regarding the telco’s commitment to thinking, and acting, differently in a highly competitive marketplace… TalkTalk is an established telecommunications company that fosters a youthful, pioneering spirit. […]

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Vinnell Arabia: Procurement excellence – a business enabler

We speak to Dr. Preston Butler, Jr., Director of Procurement and Subcontracts at Vinnell Arabia, a unique US/Saudi company of former military expat personnel who provide training and logistics to the Saudi National Guard… Vinnell Arabia is under contract with the United States Army and has been around in various different formats since 1975. Its […]

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Veeam: a procurement transformation

CPOstrategy interviews Natalia Graves VP, Head of Procurement at Veeam Software to discuss the company’s procurement transformation Natalia Graves is the first Vice President of Procurement at Veeam Software and when she joined in January 2018, she was asked to further evaluate already existing best practices at the software company, broadening those practices across the organisation, as well as […]

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June’s CPOstrategy is live!

Click here to read it! The latest issue of CPOstrategy is live and this month’s cover story features Natalia Graves, VP Head of Procurement at cloud management giant Veeam Software who discusses its recent procurement transformation. “We looked at simplifying our processes and putting systems into place that allow Veeam teams across the globe to […]

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The Hackett Group: digital transformation helping procurement to “Do More with Less”

Digital transformation is making it easier for procurement organisations to “do more with less,” according to newly-released Procurement Key Issues research from  The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT). But there is still significant need for procurement to address its critical development priorities for 2019, including: improving analytical capabilities, aligning skills and talent with business needs, leveraging supplier relationships, enhancing agility, and […]

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CIPS releases its Procurement Power List

The Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) has released its Procurement Power List, which recognises those leaders in the profession pushing the field of procurement forwards.  CIPS and Supply Management asked for nominations from a panel of experts and created a long list of candidates, including the CPOs of FTSE 100 organisations and significant public sector […]

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Capgemini report: Industry wants to leverage the 5G revolution but barriers remain

Industrial companies are embracing 5G connectivity as a primary enabler of digital transformation, and plan to implement the technology within two years. This is spurring interest in private licenses, which nearly half of large industrial companies (47%) intend to apply for, according to the latest findings from the Capgemini Research Institute. The 5G in Industrial […]

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World FinTech Report 2019: The industry is transitioning from Open Banking to “Open X”

The World FinTech Report (WFTR) 2019, published today by Capgemini and Efma, indicates that even though Open Banking has yet to reach maturity, the financial services industry is entering a new phase of innovation – referred to as “Open X” – that will require deeper collaboration and specialization. The report advocates that banks and other […]

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Exclusive supply chain podcast with Frank Vorrath, Gartner

“Great companies need to do three things: out-think, out-compete and outperform their competitors…” Frank Vorrath, Executive Partner of Supply Chain at Gartner. This week, in the third episode of an exclusive six-part supply-chain masterclass, Frank Vorrath, Executive Partner of Supply Chain at Gartner, reveals how supply chain excellence operating systems can really help build the […]

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Exclusive interview & podcast with Sam Achampong, Head of CIPS MENA

A global leader in procurement and supply chain, Sam Achampong is Head of CIPS MENA, and responsible for influencing supply chain and procurement transformations across the region… Listen to the podcast here! So, could you give us a brief outline of your role at CIPS MENA? CIPS works in a number of ways. I guess […]

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Online purchasing errors directly impacting business growth

More than three quarters (81%) of B2B organisations are witnessing a decrease in profits due to online order errors, causing significant repercussions on wider business growth, according to new research out today. 84% of businesses have witnessed a decrease in efficiency due to order errors, while 81% saw a drop in productivity and a further […]

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Exclusive podcast with SAP Ariba’s Marcell Vollmer!

This week’s exclusive podcast features SAP Ariba’s Chief Digital Officer Dr. Marcell Vollmer who examines the integral elements to a successful procurement transformation and how it aligns with, and helps steer, a company’s strategic aims Procurement is undergoing a revolution. No longer a reactive back-office function, designed to keep costs down, procurement is evolving into […]

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Welcome to the May issue of CPOstrategy!

Read the latest issue here! Our cover star this month is SAP’s Dr. Marcell Vollmer, the global thought leader, who reveals how the ongoing transformation of procurement into a strategic value-adding role will see the function perform a pivotal role in the fourth industrial revolution… So, where does a procurement transformation begin? “I think the […]

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FWD Philippines: accelerating towards digital excellence

FWD Philippines’ CTO Rogelio “Nooky” Umali explains how a digital transformation has accelerated its time to market with a new range of innovative life insurance products… As markets ripe for disruption go, the financial sector in the Philippines is open season with only around 30% of the population possessing bank accounts. With just 2.5% of the […]

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University of St. Thomas: a customer-centric digital transformation

We speak to Edmund Clark, Vice President for Information Technology Services, Chief Information Officer, University of St. Thomas regarding a holistic, collaborative approach to transforming the student experience… These are challenging times for higher education with increased tuition raising expectations and new establishments popping up to challenge the old guard. Universities and colleges are having […]

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The May issue of Interface is live!

Welcome to the May issue of Interface magazine! Our cover story this month features FWD Philippines’ CTO Rogelio ‘Nooky’ Umali, who gives us the lowdown on disrupting the life insurance sector. Umali and his team put the customer experience at the very centre of its innovations: “We ensured that every single leg of a customer’s […]

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Digital skills shortages blight UK jobs market for 20 years

Digital skills shortages blight UK jobs market for 20 years A lack of technical expertise has fuelled skills shortages across the UK for the last two decades. That is according to comparative analysis of the professional jobs market by The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. According […]

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Exclusive podcast with Cranford Group’s Rachel McElroy

“One answer to the skills gap in UK tech? Women.” This week, the Digital Insight is joined by Rachel McElroy, Sales and Marketing Director at cloud specialists Cranford Group, who discusses how women could provide the answer to the skills shortage in the UK’s technology sector. Listen now!

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Getronics to partner with HeleCloud to launch Amazon Web Services ‘Centre of Excellence’

IT service provider Getronics has formed a technology partnership with HeleCloud, a leading AWS Consulting and Managed Services partner for UK and EMEA , to enable the design, delivery and management of leading-edge AWS-based solutions for Getronics customers through a ‘centre of excellence’. While adoption of cloud services is growing rapidly among businesses across Europe, […]

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Exclusive podcast with Gartner’s Frank Vorrath

This week is part two of a six-part supply chain master class with Frank Vorrath, Executive Partner Supply Chain at Gartner. Frank has years of experience working on the frontline of supply chain management, and this week he’s detailing the hidden potential of a strategy-driven supply chain… Listen now!

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Exclusive podcast with CIO of the Year 2018

In this week’s episode, we chat with Vennard Wright, CIO of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). Vennard Wright, twice voted ‘CIO of the Year’, is the man entrusted with driving massive changes across the WSSC. Vennard speaks exclusively to The Digital Insight regarding digital transformation, diversity in the workplace and Hillary Clinton… Listen to the podcast […]

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Welcome to the launch issue of Interface!

We are proud to announce the launch of Interface, a brand-new magazine looking to disrupt the digital landscape. Interface joins our other new magazine launch this week, CPOstrategy. A unique blend of exclusive executive-level interviews and thorough investigative reporting, Interface is a one-stop destination covering the digital age. Read the launch issue here! This month’s […]

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The launch issue of CPOstrategy is live!

With procurement undergoing nothing short of a revolution right now, the brand-new CPOstrategy will keep you up to speed with all the latest insights and stories from the biggest names in this space. Each month, we will cover all aspects of procurement strategy and transformation as well as supply chain digitisation and management. CPOstrategy is […]

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NobaTech aims to be ‘UK’s biggest event Wi-Fi company within three years’

Two providers of temporary internet and Wi-Fi to the UK events industry Simpli-Fi and Noba have merged to create NobaTech. Effective immediately, NobaTech will act as the umbrella company with both Noba and Simpli-Fi retaining their existing brands and customer base. The joint venture will see Noba maintain its position as the event Wi-Fi and […]

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Ivalua warns businesses are in no-deal denial

CBI data suggests only 4% of companies are prepared for no deal, putting those that aren’t at risk of tumbling over the cliff edge on the 12th April Smart procurement firm Ivalua has today warned that businesses trading with Europe need to urgently review supply chain operations ahead of Brexit, or risk being unprepared for […]

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SpendEdge releases e-commerce category of its Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Global procurement market intelligence firm SpendEdge has released its Global E-Commerce Logistics Category of its Procurement Market Intelligence Report. According to SpendEdge, “the growing popularity of the e-commerce industry has spurred the rise in intra-regional and cross-border trade which is supported by the prevalence of favourable e-commerce trade policies across the globe”. The improving purchasing […]

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Microsoft develops data-as-DNA system to combat storage explosion

Microsoft has developed a fully automated system that stores digital data as DNA in an attempt to reduce the magnitude of stored data. A proof-of-concept, conducted by the software giant and the University of Washington, successfully encoded the word “hello” into snippets of fabricated DNA and converted it back to digital data using a fully […]

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Coeus Consulting: Large organisations risk declining revenues due to fear of disruptive technologies

Coeus Consulting, an award-winning independent IT consultancy, has announced new research revealing that although the fate of many organisations depends on their ability to implement strategic change and to adopt disruptive technologies, a reported lack of business and IT alignment, coupled with a corporate fear of risk, means they risk losing out on crucial revenues […]

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