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A SWIFT week in Dubai (#Sibos 1)

Chris Skinner here. I can’t tell you much about what I’m up to, except that I’m here in the beautiful city of Dubai, jewel of the United Arab Emirates and international hub between the world and the Middle East. Built from a scrap of sand over the last two decade, Dubai has dramatically changed the…

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Does the networked consumer imply incremental or fundamental change for banks?

A really interesting discussion with a group of banking people this week about the impact of mobile and tablet computing on the banking world.  I call this change the networked consumer, and it's a phrase that is meant to wrap up the whole discussion of the mobile internet and how it is affecting consumers attitudes…

#SIBOS #innotribe free book: how to become a Digital Bank

We were discussing the forthcoming SIBOS future of money session yesterday and someone said: the more that time goes by, the more complex systems have become, the harder they are to change; at the same time, the more that time goes by, the faster and more powerful technology becomes, the more demands there are for change….

#SIBOS 2013: Get on the train before it leaves the station (Part Three)

In the spirit of supporting Innotribe at SIBOS, Dubai 2013, you may want to look at the rest of the program as it’s the fifth year of the  flagship ‘Innotribe at Sibos’ event, and the team have decided to do things a little differently. The theme this year is: ‘There is light at the end of…

Innotribe 2013

#SIBOS 2013: Get on the train before it leaves the station (Part Three)

In the spirit of supporting Innotribe at SIBOS, Dubai 2013, you may want to look at the rest of the program as it’s the fifth year of the  flagship ‘Innotribe at Sibos’ event, and the team have decided to do things a little differently. The theme this year is: ‘There is light at the end of…

Innotribe 2013

#SIBOS 2013: The ‘Long Tail’ Model Is Coming to Banking (Part Two)

As mentioned yesterday, I’m joining Uday Goyal for the opening session of innotribe at SIBOS 2013.  The session focuses upon how the business model of banking is changing, and includes discussions around all aspects of innovation and change in banking.  A good insight into this session has been summarised by co-founder and co-organiser of innotribe…

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Wake me up before September ends

It’s August and September is imminent. What happens in September? The Financial Services Club begins its new season of meetings? Yes. The world starts preparing for the end of summer / start of summer, dependent upon which hemisphere you live in? Yes. Green Day wake up? Probably not. Anything else? Urmmm … oh yes, SIBOS…

Are we on or off the rails

At SIBOS 2012, I led a session on the future of money along with Udayan Goyal … … and asked the basic question: will the future still be built on the banking foundation? I'm writing up the session again, as my original description left out a core conclusion about the need to adapt to the future…

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The man behind the mask

I’ve gotten into this habit of using the SIBOS closing party to do something a little bit on the edge.  Controversial, but meant to be funny. Last year I was the world’s hottest banker … … and this year I was anonymous … The problem is that I wasn’t. I was spotted and it didn’t…

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The Finanser’s Week at #SIBOS

This week was dedicated to SIBOS, the annual SWIFT tradeshow, conference, exhibition and all around banker's jamboree.  Here's a summary of the whole week: Welcome to SIBOS 2012 So here we are, a few of us anyway, at SIBOS 2012 in Osaka, Japan. Morning impressions in the land of the rising sun The theme of…

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