Banks must embrace ‘open banking’ evolution or risk disintermediation
A report from Capgemini has said financial institutions risk disintermediation if APIs are not opened and customer-interaction models are not tweaked in the wake of emerging fintech players.
Artificial Intelligence and the Enterprise
The exceptional opportunity of AI makes it imperative for enterprises to plan for change. Artificial intelligence technology promises to solve problems organisations could not before because it delivers benefits that no humans could legitimately perform.
A small step for PwC, a double-jump for consulting?
Consultants often talk about pain points, but it’s hard to find one that’s either more painful or more pointed than Diabetesville, the name given by the media to Cameron County, Texas, where almost a third of the population has Type II diabetes, writes Fiona Czerniawska of Source Global Research.
Wipro Achieves AWS Service Delivery Status for AWS Service Catalog
Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery status for AWS Service Catalog. With this status, Wipro’s capabilities help clients build the AWS Service Catalog to enable self-service discovery, maintain controls and centrally manage their enterprise cloud services.
Financial Services and the challenge of Brexit
Having just emerged—slowly—from the depths of the financial crisis, Brexit was arguably the last thing that the UK financial services industry needed, writes Zoë Stumpf of Source.
Work longer and study more to fight the robot revolution, says PwC
The Government must do more to keep older workers in jobs if Britain is to combat the twin challenges of an ageing population and increased automation, according to a new report. PwC analysis showed the UK lagged behind countries such as Mexico and Chile in terms of keeping older workers in employment, closing the gender pay gap and helping workers to seize new opportunities through training.
Lingmo language translator earpiece powered by IBM Watson
Australian start-up, Lingmo International, has brought us one step closer to the science-fiction dream of a universal translator earpiece. The Translate One2One, powered by IBM Watson artificial intelligence technology, is set to be the first commercially available translation earpiece that doesn't rely on Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity.
Siemens Corporate Shared Services
Siemens Creates Global 3D Print Marketplace
Siemens PLM is in the process of developing a worldwide marketplace for 3D printing software providers, manufacturers, and buyers.
Intel and Microsoft’s latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying
Intel and Microsoft have been on something of an artificial intelligence (AI) investment binge of late, with the chip and software giants announcing a slew of deals this week via their respective VC arms — Intel Capital and Microsoft Ventures.
From fantasy to reality - Quantum computing is coming to the marketplace
People usually use the word quantum either theoretically (e.g., quantum physics) or metaphorically (e.g., quantum leap). But quantum computing is not speculative fiction—it's already happening and looking ahead to new data-intensive solutions for cybersecurity, logistics, risk management, and more.
WeAreTheCity Reveal Top 100 Female Rising Stars Across 20 Industries
Today WeAreTheCity released the names of its top 100 female Rising Stars as part of its Annual Awards Programme, to celebrate the female talent pipeline across the UK. The prestigious Rising Star awards, now in its third year, aim to showcase the sheer volume of female talent that exists across our industries and to create role models for the future.
Ethics And Artificial Intelligence With IBM Watson's Rob High
Artificial intelligence seems to be popping up everywhere, and it has the potential to change nearly everything we know about data and the customer experience. However, it also brings up new issues regarding ethics and privacy.
New KPMG chairman shakes up top team
The incoming chairman of KPMG in the UK has shaken up the senior management team after the accountancy firm suffered a fall in profits last year. Bill Michael, who will replace Simon Collins on October 1, is changing the head of audit and overhauling KPMG UK’s executive committee.
PA Consulting Group
Exploiting the import and
export opportunities of Brexit
The UK’s industrial strategy reflects the government’s current approach of encouraging overseas companies to look at the sectors and clusters the UK is traditionally strong in, and enticing them to set up facilities in the country. In the meantime, the general strategy for growing exports has been to encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to consider exporting, and then host overseas trade events and missions to help them find new markets. To date, both strategies have been successful
Pressure to rotate auditors will lead to more dissatisfied clients says report
• U.S. corporations become dissatisfied with their auditor after two years
• Providing a value for money and innovative audit will rise in importance...
PA Consulting Group
Making cell and gene therapy a medical reality
Cell and gene therapy has the potential to redefine medicine, with hype around the sector at an all-time high. It’s important for organisations who have a stake in this sector to act now if we are to make cell and gene therapy a reality.
PwC launches technology degree in attempt to future-proof the UK workforce
PwC today launched a technology degree apprenticeship to give young people from a broader range of backgrounds the chance to secure a career in technology. Some 80 students will start the 2018/19 academic year by combining university life with practical work-based technology projects at PwC. The four-year course will be taught out of the University of Birmingham and the University of Leeds.
CPI news and comment from Simon-Kucher & Partners
James Brown, Partner and head of the UK Consumer & Retail practice at Simon-Kucher & Partners (the world’s leading pricing strategy consultancy), comments on today’s Consumer Price Inflation figures for May...
Equiteq advises CMF Associates on its sale to CBIZ, Inc.
Equiteq is pleased to announce that it has advised CMF Associates (“CMF”), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services to the private equity sector, on the sale of its business to CBIZ, a national, publicly-traded professional business services firm. The transaction closed on June 8th, 2017.
Could political uncertainty disrupt Making Tax Digital roll out?
The uncertainty caused by the inconclusive general election result creates an opportunity for a rethink about the timetable for the roll out of Making Tax Digital – the government’s flagship programme for modernising the administration of the tax system.