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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Big Data in Japan….(and other countries)

Well – with a title like that I am dating myself. But perhaps if you are humming ‘Big In Japan’ by Alphaville in your head, I am in good company! But I digress… I recently returned from a business trip to China and Japan where I had the privilege of meeting several major banks to discuss…

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Big (Data) in Japan….(and other countries)

Well – with a title like that I am dating myself. But perhaps if you are humming ‘Big In Japan’ by Alphaville in your head, I am in good company! But I digress… I recently returned from a business trip to China and Japan where I had the privilege of meeting several major banks to discuss…

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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 Business Banking? (aka, Can Big Data and Payments Drive Loyalty in Consumer Banking – Part 2)…

So – not the most original title, but I did promise a follow-up to my recent blog post: “Can Big Data and Payments Drive Loyalty in Consumer Banking?“ In the ‘consumer edition’ of the blog – also on Finextra, I suggested that banks can reinvigorate their payments brand and influence customer loyalty by integrating incentives…

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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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Payments is an Information Business

In my teens, I remember TV commercials for Yellow Pages in the UK.  The publication would list local retailers by category, and then you could call to see if the retailer had the item in stock. Maybe if they were a ‘nice retailer’ they would but the item aside for you (a boy wanting a…

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Mobile Payments & Digital Wallets – An Offer You Can’t Refuse..

Over the past few years much of the innovation in payments has centered on the consumer experience with the mobile handset for purchases at point of sale (POS). NFC payments is the topic du jour in many countries. Mobile network operators through consortia like ISIS are driving an amount of buzz in the industry, as is Google Wallet – and then…

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