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Tools to “keep your finger on the pulse” of the FinTech world

Sep 12, 2014 7:34 PM
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In a recent speaking engagement I said part of my role as CXO was “keeping my finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing FinTech world”…I qualified the statement by saying it was “hard”…like drinking from the fire hydrant. OverContinue reading (translate)

Team formation: another broken process in software development

Sep 5, 2014 9:33 AM
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In my previous post, I talked about why I think the technical interview process is totally broken. In this post, I want to talk about yet another broken process in software industry: how teams are assembled (or more like misassembled!) for a software project. In a typical software company, a person is hired by a team to […] (translate)

Why the technical interview process is so broken in software industry?

Aug 26, 2014 11:32 PM
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I’m convinced that the technical interview process, the process that a software team uses to select good candidates to add to a project, is totally broken in our industry. It’s broken mainly because most technical interviews try to answer one aspect of a good software developer (Is he/she a good coder?), whereas software development requires skills well beyond just coding […] (translate)

Responsive Forms

Jul 22, 2014 5:21 PM
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We live in a multi-channel world, where customers can and will move between devices during the course of a single transaction, whether it’s a retail transaction or a more complex transaction like a loan application or insurance claim. “Mobile First”Continue reading (translate)

Rewarding Digital Bankers

Jul 15, 2014 5:33 PM
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The (Basketball) Assist – Rewarding Digital Bankers For Their Role in Sales Through Other Channels Let me start with a definition and three data points: Definition: Channel for me means Branch, Call Center (Phone), Digital, Mobile Lender/Adviser/Relationship Manager, Social Media, Snail Mail,Continue reading (translate)

Digital Government – UK

Jul 8, 2014 11:36 PM
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                    Avoka delivered on our promises at the Digital Government yesterday in London. We participated in a one-hour presentation demonstrating how governments can move to digital by default in days and weeksContinue reading (translate)

Mid 2014 Tech Review

Jul 8, 2014 11:33 PM
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It’s mid-2014 tech review time and we have had an interesting series product releases and developer conferences by the leading tech industry consumer players including Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. This is a great time to be in technology, itsContinue reading (translate)

Service, Spend, Sell – Digital & Mobile Banking

Jul 8, 2014 9:32 PM
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I recently got to speak with an enlightening analyst from Gartner – Rajesh Kandaswamy – who specializes in the Financial Services vertical. He mentioned an insight from an FSI CEO which I’m going to paraphrase (his comments prefixed with [CEO])Continue reading (translate)

Thoughts on performance

Jun 16, 2014 7:32 PM
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Performance can make or break a piece of software, this is clear; nobody puts up with an unresponsive client UI or a slow back-end server in today’s age of software abundance and choice. Despite this, performance is often overlooked until late in the release cycle and doesn’t get the proper attention it deserves. This might […] (translate)

Hybrid apps, not as straightforward as you think

Jun 10, 2014 9:34 PM
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I recently had the chance to go out of my comfort zone (server side development) at Skype and work on some client side mobile features. One of the topics that came up a number of times is whether a certain feature should be implemented in pure native code or whether it can be written as a […] (translate)

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