Fintech

June 2016

Gaining the UX edge in the Australian banking economy

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: User Design, User Experience|Tags: , , , |

In today’s Australian banking economy numerous small internet banks have appeared and they are threatening the big four bank’s market share. The main advantages for internet banks is that they don’t have the same overheads as the traditional banks who have to maintain a branch experience as well as a digital experience, nor do they have [...]

May 2016

Finovate Spring 2016 – Day 2 Highlights

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Blockchain, Fintech, Security, Software development|Tags: , , , , |

The second day of Finovate Spring 2016 provided over 30 presentations on a range of perspectives across digital on-boarding, roboadvice, data analysis and security.  As with day 1, a common theme seemed evident:  a combination of digital self service + human interaction + artificial intelligence. I’ve previously written about a selection of Day 1 presenters; here are a few highlights from Day 2. […]

Finovate Spring 2016 – Day 1 Highlights

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Apple Pay, Blockchain, Fintech, Innovation culture, Mobile payments, Payments|Tags: , , |

I've just returned from Finovate's May 2016 Conference in San Jose, where a clear theme emerged:  a combination of digital self service + human interaction + artificial intelligence. From an enormous range of 71 presenters (I think one dropped out) here are a few personal highlights from  Day 1. Payment Data Systems | Akimbo Payment Data [...]

March 2016

Blockchain: a new medium for money

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Blockchain, Fintech|Tags: , , , , |

The other night I  attended a presentation from Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain.  Chain is a blockchain infrastructure company from San Francisco that completed a USD$30M fundraising from finance industry companies last September. Adam spoke about how blockchain will transform not just finance but a range of industries where assets can be easily digitised.  Here’s my [...]