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3 months

Bank Products Are Dead: Long Live Experiences

Since 2005 I’ve been predicting the fundamental decline of branch banking. For almost 10 years I fought bankers who decried my assessment that branches would cease to be the most important channel in banking, to be replaced by far more efficient mechanisms for revenue generation and relationship. Today the discussion is increasingly resorting to a sort of desperate plea — “but branches aren’t going to die completely, are they?” No one who is watching these trends today is still saying branches will grow.

3 months

Propelling Your Business Forward With Integrate Financial Plans

Today’s business world is significantly different from that of just a few years ago, and the velocity and magnitude of change and uncertainty will only accelerate. We are operating in an environment of high “VUCA” – volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

3 months

Why We Really Don’t want Artificial Intelligence to Learn from Us

Deep learning is a term we’re increasingly using to describe how we teach Artificial Intelligence (AI) to absorb new information and apply it in their interactions with the real world. In an interview with the Guardian newspaper in May 2015, Professor Geoff Hinton, an expert in artificial neural networks, said Google is “on the brink of developing algorithms with the capacity for logic, natural conversation and even flirtation.” Google is currently working to encode thoughts as vectors described by a sequence of numbers. These “thought vectors” could endow AI systems with a human-like “common sense” within a decade.

3 months

Women In Fintech: Good For Business

“The Importance of Gender Parity on Fintech Teams" was a vibrant discussion by Breaking Bank’s Brett King, Jason Henrichs with guests Anouska Streets, Head of Engineering at FINkit and Colleen Wilson, Founder and CEO of Collaborate Chicago. 

4 months

Bitcoin: More Electricity Consumption than the Entire Planet?

Bitcoin won’t result in the complete collapse of society, but might result in an energy revolution. If you believe the hype, not only are bitcoin miners using more electricity than a number of small countries, but within just two years, Bitcoin is expected to take the world’s entire energy supply to continue its mining activities.

4 months

Steps Fintech Startups Can Take To Facilitate Financial Inclusion

An accenture report states that the global investment in fintech ventures tripled to $12.21bn in 2014. That’s a great news because this particular ecosystem is rapidly evolving in India. Currently, the country offers the highest expected ROI at 29% on fintech projects as compared to the global average of 20%.

5 months

Why Communication Standards Matter in FP&A

When I discuss my “Three Pillars of FP&A,” I am referring to financial acumen, communications, and business comprehension/partnering. I want to use today’s article to address how we, as a profession, can and should improve our communication skills. One of the greatest complaints about FP&A professionals is our inability to explain ourselves and our work (insights and foresight) clearly and expediently to our business counterparts. This is what I call our inability to be good storytellers.