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Last year, alternative reality and virtual reality raked in $1.8B, with 6.3M headsets shipped. And those numbers are expected to just keep climbing. AR and VR technology is getting sweeter every day, and the number of use cases is piling up. VR and AR isn’t just transforming how we experience games, it’s led to breakthroughs in health care, dropped operating costs for businesses, and changed how marketers can connect with customers.
In this VB Live event, Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, will be unveiling the results of our latest in-depth VB Insight consumer study. Register now for insights into VR and AR usage, consumer attitudes, and whether the massive potential audience that exists is ready to go virtual.
By attending this VB Live event, you'll:
* Understand VR and AR attitudes across the globe
* Learn what's holding consumers back from these technologies
* Introduce innovation with AR and VR into your own organization
* Learn how payment technology will help facilitate new VR/AR experiences
* Hear what experts think the future holds
* Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
* Laura Gemmell, Innovation Analyst, Technology Innovation, Worldpay
* Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
In an increasingly digitalised world, the value of information grows ever higher. Winning organisations – whether in financial services or any other vertical sector – will be those who can harness the power of data analytics to develop microscopic levels of insight and foresight into customer behaviours and operational activities in order to make progressive improvements on a continuous basis. Product development informed by factual evidence rather than educated guesswork, or real-time risk management based on a hyper-accurate picture of exposures, bring significant internal and external benefits.
However, while banks want to get closer to their customers, is the feeling mutual? Data privacy is a very sensitive issue, and the perception of what constitutes intrusion will likely vary between individuals. Institutions, therefore, need to walk a fine line between what’s genuinely useful and what’s genuinely creepy.
During this webinar, a panel of respected subject matter experts will discuss and dissect the key issues related to the widespread use of data analytics in financial services, identifying the obstacles which need to be overcome and the enablers that will drive FS forward successfully.
Financial Services companies rely on personal data for both their retail and business customers. Legislation and regulation, such as AMLD4, PSD2 and GDPR; both control and mandate its use.
How can FS companies manage and use the data effectively? Join this panel where we'll discuss the many new regulations coming up and what you should be doing as early as now to prepare your organisation and optimise your processes.
Big data, to date, has been focused on external drivers such as customer economics and market intelligence. To compete, market leaders must leverage machine learning and artificial intelligence to aggressively ingest and respond to both external and internal data-centric insights. There is no exception. FSI must both innovate and transform to stay relevant.
Today, Angelique Mohring discusses why FSIs must leverage AI to master the future by driving greater ROI on multi-million/billion dollar innovation and transformation spend.
Over 459 million business trips and 1.7 billion US leisure trips will be booked in 2017. Mobile threats can increase significantly when employees travel with their mobile phones and devices and their guard is down.
Domingo Guerra provides tips for keeping data safe while employees travel and reducing risks when they return.
Join BrightTALK and Startup Bootcamp NYC for a live broadcast of two sessions:
The Twitter White House: How Tweets are Changing the Political Information Paradigm
Learn how social data has become the tripwire for staying ahead of global market volatility in the era of President Trump. It’s clear that we’ve seen a major shift in the way news is flowing across the political landscape over the past few months. The question is, how are financial professionals positioned to ensure they are able to stay ahead of this new phenomenon? This shift in how news is breaking is making detecting and ultimately leveraging the valuable signals coming from Twitter more important than ever for the financial information industry.
Robert Mata, Director of Marketing, Finance, Dataminr
The Trump Effect - How will the Trump administration's policies impact the markets?
Join FISD for a blockbuster Learning & Libations event. John Duncan, policy expert, will discuss the public policy agenda under the new President and Congress, particularly as it impacts the issues investors should consider in various sectors including financial services/mortgages, health care, energy, industrials, as well as broader fiscal policy.
It’s been a busy year in the Money Transfer industry, and even though some light has been shed over the regulatory landscape; banks and money service businesses are still facing challenges in terms of regulations, examiner’s expectations, compliance and risk management obligations, and bridging the gap between brick-and-mortar and the digital environment.
But the board is set, so it’s time for action.
With a setting such as this, we are looking to industry experts for guidance to navigate these unchartered waters, to understand how to go about some of these challenges, and to prepare our organizations to make the best of the opportunities that will arise from them.
Join Kathy Tomasofsky, Director at Money Service Businesses Association, David Landsman, Executive Director at National Money Transmitters Association, and David Schwartz, CEO at Florida International Bankers Association, in discussing:
1. Compliance with FinCEN’s CDD Rule
2. KYC Challenges in online environments
In the recent years, financial services have made a significant investment in the big data infrastructures but have yet to see adequate returns on applying analytics to them. Artificial intelligence and machine learning bring new capacities regarding data discovery and advanced anomaly detection while helping finance professionals create new efficient workflows around data discovery. The real value of AI is in uncovering new patterns and fully leveraging big-data. By applying fast, AI empowered analytics against data structures, the return on the value of IT investment is quickly realized.
Technological breakthroughs like Artificial Intelligence is having a disproportionate effect on financial services. It has the potential to introduce new sources of growth and is already changing how work is done. With its advanced self-learning algorithms, it is enhancing the professional judgment of finance professionals in finding “needle in a haystack” fraud attempts and material misstatements that otherwise would go unnoticed with antiquated approaches.
This webinar is intended to help you understand that Ai and autonomous systems are affecting major aspects of financial services. These technologies are well poised to give a never-before advantage to financial institutions.
Bio of the speaker:
Solon Angel is an enterprise innovator, visionary founder and Chief Strategy Officer of MindBridge Ai. His time in Silicon Valley shaped his business philosophy of watching trends and building product-centric companies that solve massive market problems. Solon’s 16 years of experience in high-tech firms ranging from ERP, CRM, venture capital to business analytics and deep knowledge of CAATs as the former product manager at audit analytics company, make him the perfect technology strategist to reshape how companies around the world detect misstatement, fraud and reduce organizational risk
Despite the growing popularity of data visualization tools across all industries, the finance sector still relies heavily on seeing data presented in tabular form. Analysts in financial institutions often spend a large part of their day pouring over spreadsheets, extracting numbers, pivoting tables, running macros and making adjustments before creating static reports to print for management meetings.
But what happens if you have another question?
We argue that there is a better way to approach financial data and to unlock more of the collective brain power of your analysts. We will show you a number of options for visualizing financial results, highlighting trends and developing KPI dashboards that provide real insights quickly. Because there are more valuable things your staff could be doing than wrangling with spreadsheets
As Financial Institutions adapt to the digital world, and the digital consumer, data and analytics are becoming increasingly important in their fight to provide customer support, offerings, accuracy and services and optimize their processes.
But the challenges of a bank or large financial institution can be very different to the average companies. From restrictive compliance, ever-changing regulations, huge branch networks, massive amounts of employees and mind-boggling amount of customers and financial data - any data and analytics task can be truly intimidating.
So how are modern financial institutions coping and adapting to the data oriented world, and what are the tools that are helping them?
Find out in this panel discussion featuring:
David Daniel, VP, Banc Intranets
Jim Callan, CEO, Econiq
James McHale, GM of Analytics, Baker Hill
And more as they discuss the realities of large financial institutions data difficulties, and how they're overcoming these challenges.
Green data is clean data. Just like clean energy can power an industrial revolution, clean data can power a financial revolution but we have to start thinking green. This means standardizing how we report and access ALL business data. If we do, the result will be a transformed financial industry where every citizen can take part and capital can be allocated more efficiently.
So join Rachel Carpenter, Co-founder & CEO of Intrinio as she discusses the future of data in the financial world. Attend live and discover:
- What is Green Data?
- What goes on behind the scenes?
- Who is making data more efficient, and how?
- How can we use data differently?
- Why and how is data being democratized?
- How does the future of data look?
- How can you take advantage of Green Data?
- What can you do to stay ahead?
The history of behavioral biometrics, the measurement of patterns relating to human activity, goes back to the 1860s, with the invention of the telegraph and the recognizable ways people would send dash and dot signals. Today’s behavioral biometrics, though, go way beyond, looking at multiple data and end point interactions to prevent new account fraud and provide continuous authentication after login. As more and more applications move online and consumers demand that the availability of functions in their digital worlds match their physical worlds, the popularity of behavioral biometrics has continued to grow. Join guest speaker Andras Cser from Forrester Research and Uri Rivner, Head of Cyber Strategy at BioCatch for an engaging discussion on what makes this modality so popular and effective in meeting today’s cybersecurity challenges.
In addition, financial industry executives will gain key insights on:
- How behavioral biometrics drive the 3 F’s – less fraud, less friction, more functionality - online
- The ways that behavioral biometrics satisfy risk-based authentication requirements
- How behavioral biometrics work with other technologies to provide strong authentication and protect against today’s cyberthreats like malware, social engineering and Remote Access Trojans.
- Current trends in fraud and new areas for the use of behavioral biometrics
A smart portfolio can mean the difference between a comfortable life and a constant struggle. Most people make poor, emotionally based investment decisions with many biases. Even investing professionals who studied Modern Portfolio Theory did not help their clients in the Global Financial Crisis.
In fact, when I ask professional investment advisors if they would hire themselves if they had $100 million in the bank, they all say of course not. Most pundits, from celebrity investment gurus to leading academics, have simply been wrong about markets and their predictability.
We are entering a new era of machine trading, where the average person has no chance to systematically outperform the markets. Learn about post-modern portfolio theory with David Siegel and start building a smart portfolio today.
Learn How to Manage Risk for Protection - Allocate Risk to Improve Performance for capital market investors.
Join our guest, William Goodwyn Ferrell, a Wall Street veteran and the founder of Ferrell Capital Management as he introduces his new course.
During the webinar we will cover:
1. Why traditional notions of portfolio diversification are no longer effective tools. By replacing Asset Allocation with Risk Allocation you will achieve much more effective means for managing your investment portfolio.
2. We're going to lay out a system that will teach you how to manage risk for protection and allocate risk to improve performance.
3. We will introduce a new online course with a special offer for attendees only.
Radiant is a robust tool for business analytics and running sophisticated models without any need for code development. It leverages the functions and tools in R and at the same time provides a user-friendly interface. With Radiant, you can manipulate and visualize your data, run different models from simple OLS to decision trees (CART) and neural networks, and evaluate your results.
The application is based on the Shiny package and can be run locally or on a server. Radiant was developed by Vicent Nijs. In this webinar, we review the tools available in Radiant and explain how easily you can use this tool without any setup or installation on your system.
Radiant key features:
• Explore: Quickly and easily summarize, visualize, and analyze your data
• Run different models: OLS, GLM, Neural Networks, Naïve Bayes and CART.
• Cross-platform: It runs in a browser on Windows, Mac, and Linux
• Reproducible: Recreate results and share work with others as a state-file or an Rmarkdown report
• Programming: Integrate Radiant's analysis functions with your own R-code
• Context: Data and examples focus on business applications
After this webinar you will learn:
• Data manipulation and running different models
• How to run advanced analytics in a browser on any device even in your tablet or iPad.
Ali has a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He has extensive experience in financial modeling, quantitative modeling, and financial risk management in several US banks.
The Fastest Consumer Lenders to $ 1 Billion in Originations
Ron Suber, Prosper President and Industry Legend, Stepping Down
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The mandate for digital transformation in financial services is clear. The question that IT leaders must answer is not "if", but "how?"
In particular, how should financial services organizations respond to the competitive threat, and opportunity, that Open Banking and PSD2 presents? How should IT leaders think about internal vs external API strategies? How should they think about security, regulation, and even compliance? And how should they think about re-use to drive greater agility and increase time to market?
Drawing on its work with 5 of the top 10 global banks, MuleSoft has developed Catalyst Accelerator for Banking, a set of API designs and supporting reference implementations, that codify integration best practices with a focus on account information, payments initiation and legacy modernization use cases.
Join this webinar to:
- See a demo of the Catalyst Accelerator solution in action, powering web and mobile channels
- Understand how an API-led connectivity approach can increase speed and agility by driving re-use of API assets
- Learn how Anypoint Platform supports the design, development and management of APIs through a single, unified platform
In this short video, William G. Ferrell will show in a very illustrious way what his upcoming course will be all about.
If you are a risk manager or a professional investor, your main goal is to increase returns in good times and protect your assets during the bad times.
Listen to the introductory video and check out the upcoming course
Use the attachment tab inside the webinar viewer.
This course will teach you that traditional notions of portfolio diversification are no longer effective tools. By replacing Asset Allocation with Risk Allocation you will achieve much more effective means for managing your investment portfolio.
This workshop is designed for busy risk professionals who are interested in studying both theoretical and practical application of ORM but don’t have time to attend in-person classes.
During the workshop we cover:
1. 3 things most organizations are focusing on right now.
2. What are the major steps to take control of operational risks.
3. How to use Collaborative Risk Management tools to conduct your ORM operations and why traditional risk management practices involving risk registers and Excel are not effective anymore.
The goal is three-fold:
1. Existing students will be able to understand more on how to work with the RISKID tool and get an opportunity to ask questions about the subject matter.
2. People who are planning to join the course will get some explanation in what is the course about, how the e-learning system works.
3. People who are just interested to know more about ORM
Presentation for Commonwealth Embassy's Billionaire Round Table Conference highlighting how modern financial technology ("FinTech") as well as a coinciding modern regulatory regime ("RegTech") can ensure the global democratization of capital.
Almost 70% of companies have a digital transformation initiative underway, yet most of these will fail.
Robin Gareiss, President and Founder of Nemertes Research will present their recent findings on how successful organizations are delivering digital transformation initiatives Join this session to learn:
- What defines digital transformation and why it's important.
- How successful organizations are delivering digital transformation.
- The true cost of downtime on your business (even with 99.99% up-time)
Logistic regressions are the basic of machine learning. In this webinar, we discuss binomial and multinomial logistic regressions, how we implement them in R and test their performance. We will also review few examples of their usage in industry. In addition, you will learn how to use R-Brain advanced IDE when implementing the model.
- Logistic regressions fundamentals and how to interpret estimates
- Binomial and Multinomial logistic regressions
- Implement logistic regressions in R
- Performance measurement in logistic regressions
- Generating and understanding ROC curve
- Building confusion metrics and understanding its elements
- Examples of model application in industry
- Learn about new advanced IDE
Ali has a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He has extensive experience in financial modeling, quantitative modeling, and financial risk management in several US banks.
Digital transformation is something that everybody wants to achieve, but not everyone can define. In this webinar, Accenture managing director Davinder Gautam and MuleSoft founder Ross Mason will discuss the problems CIOs are facing in planning and executing their digital transformation strategies as well as solutions to closing the IT delivery gap and achieving their goals.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the obstacles getting in the way of achieving digital transformation?
- Strategies to end the misalignment of business and IT on digital initiatives
- A roadmap to closing the IT delivery gap
What is this Blockchain thing? What can you do with it? Where do you go from here? How do you get into the cryptocurrency investing boom?
David Siegel, Blockchain and Decentralization expert, is a web pioneer, author, and serial entrepreneur. He is the world’s first web designer, started one of the world’s first web-design agencies, has written five books about technology and business, and is now leading Twenty Thirty, an open community of blockchain innovators.
Tune in to this session where David will answer all of your Blockchain-related questions from the most basic to complex. This session includes what's happening in the cryptocurrency and token revolution, what to watch out for, and how to get in on it.
Learn how the latest cutting edge ATMs can help your financial institution transform and modernize self-service banking whilst enhancing the customer experience at the ATM. NCR Solution experts will outline how the new 80 Series line of ATMs enable a new generation of omni-channel interactions, keeping this self-service channel as relevant as ever in an evolving digital/mobile first world.
U.S. consumers rate national security in relation to war or terrorism as their top security concern, though fears over viruses/malware and hacking are rising dramatically, according to the new Unisys Security Index™ that surveyed more than 13,000 consumers in April 2017 in 13 countries. This study, the only recurring snapshot of security concerns conducted globally, gauges the attitudes of consumers on a wide range of security-related issues.
About the speaker:
Bill Searcy is the Vice President for Global Justice, Law Enforcement, and Border Security Solutions. As a recognized law enforcement solutions expert, he is responsible for developing market strategies, overseeing delivery, ensuring customer satisfaction, and driving business performance to meet goals.
During his 21-year career as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bill was recognized as an innovator who regularly sought new ways to use technology to solve complex problems. He is credited with leading numerous award winning IT initiatives, among them the FBI’s Grid Computing Initiative (Attorney General’s Award for Innovation) and the Next Generation Workstation (FBI Director’s Award).
Prior to joining Unisys, Bill served as the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s IT Infrastructure Division, where he was responsible for the engineering, development, deployment, and support of the FBI’s worldwide IT enterprise.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Bill was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army where he commanded a Field Artillery battery. He went on to earn a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University and he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Unisys advises banks, non-bank lenders, insurers, and payments providers developing data management and artificial intelligence capabilities. This webinar will showcase client examples applying machine learning and predictive analytics to optimize consumer engagement, identify fraud and cyber security risks, and bring new capabilities to credit modeling.
About the Speaker: Rodrigo Fontecilla is vice president and global lead for analytics for Unisys Federal Systems, where he leads all aspects of software development, system integration, mobile development, and data management focused on the federal government. Rod is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, and oversight on all IT solutions, emerging technologies, and IT services delivery to the federal government. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the capture, design, development, implementation, and management of information management systems delivering mission-critical IT solutions and has an extensive background and expertise in cloud computing, mobile development, social media, enterprise architecture, data analytics, SOA-based solutions, and IT governance.
Struggling with the cost of managing cash in your branch, vaults and self-service network? See how a thorough evaluation of your existing cash replenishment data can pinpoint potential cost savings. NCR’s Marketing and Pre-Sales Global Managers, Cleo Mavredis and Oscar Pinto, will unveil NCR’s secret weapon for Cash Management success - The Data Trial.
This session will cover :
•What is a data trial
•How can I drive out cash costs
•What resources / data may be needed
•What can I expect to get out of a data trial
•What other customers have done one
•How much do I need to invest
The session will be recorded for those unable to attend.
Join our guest, Dr. Ted Marra as he introduces his new leadership course in Global Risk Academy.
During the webinar we will cover:
How does a truly strategic organization think? What is strategic thinking versus strategic planning? What are the vital few factors that will determine your organisation’s long-term success or failure and are they on your radar screen?
Who should attend.
People with 10 years management experience minimum up to and including C-Level in all disciplines responsible for strategic decisions or large scale operational issues - so they have large budget and many people reporting to them.
Managers and senior management from all areas of the organisation having responsibility for planning and achievement of key business objectives.
Why you should attend.
- Reflect on how you got where you are as an organisation;
- What factors were critical to your success? What factors were the basis for your success?
- What held you back – prevented you from being even more successful?
- What could you have done differently
Understand what are the most critical factors that will better ensure your organisation is a “winner” in the future (e.g., next 3-5 years).
Find out which ones you may be missing and what to do about it before it’s too late and you become just an “average or good” organisation when, with a little effort and the right strategic thinking and creativity, you could take the organisation to the next level of performance and move toward “greatness”.
How to build exceptional stakeholder relationships and why doing this is critical in especially in turbulent times.
Today the payments industry faces a rebirth by necessity. Financial institutions process massive volumes of customer and payments transaction data, much of it unstructured and untapped.
Cognitive Systems have the ability to understand, reason and learn. In Financial Services applying cognitive capabilities to real world payments issues like safer and faster payments is yielding significant results. Furthermore Risk and Compliance and segment of one engagement are areas where ROI is tremendous when leveraging advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in cohesion.
Learn from real world use cases of how financial institutions globally have gained significant competitive advantage by becoming a truly Cognitive Bank.
Still confused about this whole Blockchain thing? Interested in investing in digital currencies, but not sure where to start? Want to get a better idea of the threats and opportunities?
David Siegel is a Blockchain, decentralization and business agility expert who has been a high-level management & strategy consultant to companies like Sony, Hewlett Packard, Amazon, NASA, Intel, and many start-ups. David has been praised for being able to explain Blockchain in the most simple and interesting way.
What you will learn:
-What is Bitcoin?
-What is the blockchain?
-What is Ethereum? What is Ether?
-What is a distributed application?
-What is a smart contract?
-What is a triple ledger?
-What about identity and security?
-What business models are at risk?
-What are the opportunities?
-What should we do?
Much has been written about the power and scope of Smart Ledgers and Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDLs, aka blockchains). Amidst the rush to find new applications for this versatile, ‘trustless’ technology, people overlook the challenge of governing Smart Ledger networks. Governance provides the mechanisms required to balance accountability of the governing body and its duty of meeting the specific objectives of the organisation.
Effective governance of Smart Ledgers should answer four critical questions - How are rules created for the ledger and who oversees their application? What happens in the case of dispute? Who is allowed to change the software application and the data? How are security, risk and performance managed and reported?
One approach is to embed these questions in existing legal structures, another to try to remain outside, but a third is to explore the appropriate role of arbitration, mediation, and expert determination, as far as possible avoiding enmeshing novel identity, document, and agreement exchanges within traditional legal structures.
In this webinar, Professor Michael Mainelli will share research from the Mattereum initiative as well as Long Finance research sponsored by the Cardano Foundation. He will conclude that, while there is nothing new under the sun, Smart Ledgers may need to shift the balance of power from law, to code, to human wisdom.
Register now for this series of webinars to help educate firms on the different aspects of MiFIR reporting before the January 2018 go-live.
London Stock Exchange Group and guest speakers will be providing clarity on how MiFIR will affect different industry segments across the most important parts of the regulation. Firms can turn MiFIR into an opportunity to improve their business, register to find out more.
All sessions will include a live Q&A with the speakers and a chance to get all your questions answered.