My new chapter in financial services

Fellow industry colleagues, partners, friends and readers. Just as the seasons change (an early start to winter here in Chicago), there are also career seasons. In a new season for me I have decided to pursue a new opportunity at a leading financial services firm. Consequently, because this is a Microsoft-owned blog site I will no…

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Where's My Cash?

Much has been written about the changes in macro-economic conditions around the world and the health of the banking industry. Less has been written about the risk and impact of financial system instability on the daily operations of a multinational treasury. For a treasury like Microsoft that supports banking needs of global business operations in…

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Putting the Lid on Cybercrime

One of our key themes at Sibos 2014 in Boston was the work that Microsoft does to fight cybercrime. Cybercrime costs businesses billions of dollars every year, and financial service institutions are at an especially high risk. Malware and Trojans deployed to consumer devices and corporate workstations alike puts the identity of individuals at risk,…

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BIAN at Sibos: Real Standards For Banking Transformation!

Today I’d like to introduce you to another of our stand partners. As many of you will have seen from my previous posts, Microsoft is a founding member of BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network) – a not-for-profit organization focused on collaborating to improve banking system integration.  To provide some more insight to latest BIAN developments,…

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Payments. Where Banks and Merchants Connect

As part of my commitment to share more new about Microsoft’s presence at Sibos, I’d like to introduce you to a key partner that delivers highly innovative payments and commerce solutions.  FreedomPay is a strategic partner that leverages the Azure cloud, devices and analytics to bring a unique digital wallet and mobile payments experience on the…

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Can Big Data and Payments Drive Loyalty in Consumer Banking?

With less than 3 weeks left to Sibos I am eagerly awaiting the start of the conference. One of my favorite events within the event is Innotribe – a forum for forward thinking debate, discussion on innovative technologies, learning about new solutions, and collaboration through exchange of ideas. This year I am intrigued by the…

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Sibos 2013 - Countdown to Dubai

Geographically and culturally it is difficult to imagine two more different locations between the last Sibos in Osaka Japan, to this year in Dubai. One constant however is that regardless of location, Sibos remains the top global banking conference. With just four weeks to go, I am excited that the Microsoft team is finalizing preparations for our Sibos…

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Above the Surface - Windows 8 at Sibos 2012

    Looking back on Sibos this year, one of the most exciting aspects of the show for Microsoft was the phenomenal interest around the recent launch of Windows 8 and its value to banks in the enterprise. The formal launch of Windows 8 on October 26th gave Microsoft the opportunity to show off some…

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SEPA Compliance - The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?

Another key solution provider that Microsoft is proud to partner with at Sibos is Experian Payments, a leading provider of payments solutions for the European market.  To provide some more insight to Experian, their solutions and what to expect at Sibos I invited  Jonathan Williams of Experian Payments to share some thoughts. Jon, thank you for…

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Banking Sustainability on the Eve of Sibos 2012

Kon nichi wa Osaka. After a missed connection on the way from Chicago, I finally checked into the hotel at midnight, thankful my luggage also survived the trip. As a wet drizzle blankets Osaka on Sunday morning the Microsoft team is making our final preparations, and it gives me a chance for a blog post…

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