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Chief Data Officers: Organization Strategy & Cultural Change
Andrew Waxman, Thought LeaderCommentary
Chief data officers are new to the financial services C-suite, but they are facing a number of challenges, including the need for new data governance and execution strategies, staffing, and new organizational structures to enable cultural change.
By Andrew Waxman Thought Leader,
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Micro Data Challenges in an Era of Macroprudential Regulation
Ken Rossiter, Senior Product Manager, SunGard's MarketMapCommentary
Research and statistical analysis experts at central banks are tasked with developing sophisticated forecasts and models to identify systemic risk. Yet they are spending most of their time acting as data entry clerks, rather than developing these models.
By Ken Rossiter Senior Product Manager, SunGard's MarketMap,
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Teradata Highlights 'Data Driven' Strategy at PARTNERS 2014
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorNews
In-memory efficiency and tools to identify contextual relationships across systems take center stage at Teradata annual PARTNERS conference.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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The Perks of 'SmartSourcing' Shared Services in Financial Industry
Michele Trogni, Head of Enterprise Services at MarkitCommentary
A breadth of vital but undifferentiated business processes are still being replicated across the industry. They are all candidates for centralization.
By Michele Trogni Head of Enterprise Services at Markit,
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SIFMA Criticizes SIP Selection Process for Lack of Transparency
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
Citing conflicts of interest in the voting process for a key market data feed, SIFMA letter presses for answers and for brokers and asset managers to get a seat at the table.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Cross-Asset Universal Product Identifier: The Solution the Industry Is Looking For?
Jim Bennett, Managing Director, Sapient Global MarketsCommentary
A UPI will enable a holistic approach to identifying all trades and positions. While such an idea sounds great in theory, historical attempts at achieving global agreement have fallen short.
By Jim Bennett Managing Director, Sapient Global Markets,
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No More Muddling Through Data Governance
Rob Daly, JournalistCommentary
Regulations are forcing financial firms to formalize their enterprise-wide data management processes, often through the CDO's office.
By Rob Daly Journalist,
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State Street Operates an Internal Social Network to Spark Innovation
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
At the InformationWeek Leadership Summit at Interop New York, David Saul, chief scientist of State Street, said companies must tap their employees for innovation, or they are wasting resources.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Raising the Data Management Stakes
Greg MacSweeney, Editorial DirectorCommentary
Data management can get firms only so far. Advanced data analytics is needed for all business lines and for calculating risk, especially with BCBS 239 on the horizon.
By Greg MacSweeney Editorial Director,
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New Tool Prioritizes Critical Data & News for Traders & Investors
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
S&P Capital IQ and Kuberre Systems are launching Event Fusion, a new product that monitors multiple real-time feeds and alerts investors to critical data impacting their securities holdings.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Big Data Takes Center Stage at Sibos
Greg MacSweeney, Editorial DirectorNews
Banks are rolling out data analytics projects across the business, but leaders still struggle with data privacy, regulations, and finding business value.
By Greg MacSweeney Editorial Director,
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It’s Not About the Algorithm Anymore
Thomas Redman, President, Navesink Consulting GroupCommentary
Today the business priority is less on the algorithm and more on building the organization to create leverage from the algorithm.
By Thomas Redman President, Navesink Consulting Group,
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SmartStream Hires Industry Veteran to Head Transfomation Services
Ivy Schmerken, Editor at LargeNews
SmartStream tapped Tom Dalglish, an industry expert on reference data initiatives, to spearhead its back-office transformation services for global clients.
By Ivy Schmerken Editor at Large,
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Getting Onboarding Right in the Age of the Customer
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
Disparate “Frankenstein” systems slow down the onboarding process and impede customer service, says Pegasystems.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Accuracy in the Financial Data Supply Chain
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
Some of the best-practices from the retail world’s physical supply chain, including data standards and visibility, can be leveraged for efficiency in financial services.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Big Data's Challenge: Matching Business Needs With Technology
Debra Walton, Chief Content OfficerCommentary
All those bits and bytes only add up to something when they’re organized, arranged, and made coherent.
By Debra Walton Chief Content Officer,
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Single Source, Many Truths
Jonas Olsson, CEO, GrazCommentary
If the data quality is not at fault, why then might departments reject the data? The answer is that there are two aspects to data quality: factual correctness and contextual correctness.
By Jonas Olsson CEO, Graz,
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IBOR Before It Was "IBOR"
Bob Leaper, Head of Business DevelopmentCommentary
While its catchy new nomenclature and explosion in popularity has given the outside world an impression that it is novel, the same conversations about it were happening twenty years ago. So why then is IBOR the latest buzz word for firms today?
By Bob Leaper Head of Business Development,
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IT Budgets Struggle With Data Growth, Survey Finds
Becca Lipman, Senior EditorCommentary
Data is growing exponentially and IT managers are worried about budgeting for future storage. More sustainable solutions must come from the business lines.
By Becca Lipman Senior Editor,
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Growing Pains: Firms Strive for Business Intelligence Maturity
Michael Wolk, Partner, SunGard Consulting ServicesCommentary
One significant obstacle to BI maturity is the prevalent tendency to report on activities reactively with after-the-fact analysis.
By Michael Wolk Partner, SunGard Consulting Services,
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