Over recent years blockchain technology has been highly disruptive in the world of finance, with internet searches rising year on year. And it doesn't stop there, the development of blockchain isn’t slowing down, with many industry leaders declaring it has the potential to change how organisations do business.Continue reading
Since Britain voted to leave the EU there has been an overcast of uncertainty throughout the technology sector. Particularly since many working in this space were greatly in favour of remaining within the EU, as it provides the opportunities to sell, hire and invest within Europe.
Following the referendum, the team at Executives Online set to survey over 1,000 industry leaders and gain an insight into what impact the result has had on businesses, whilst identifying where the impact has been most prevalent.Continue reading
PSD2, Blockchain, Fintech… just some of the current raft of hot phrases and topics that I speak to senior leaders about every day as the Director of our Technology Practice at International headhunting firm Executives Online.
Having worked both for and with a number of banks over the last decade, I believe that the world of Financial Services has never been more exciting.
The recent arrival of fresh competition and challengers to the traditional Retail Banks is well documented, but without doubt the sector that is bracing itself for an influx of innovation is the credit card and payments market.Continue reading
It can be hard to stay abreast of the newest, most disruptive pieces of technology (although my kids don’t seem to have the same problem!) but a recent statistic suggested that a third of market growth and up to two thirds of new hires over the next five years will come from the emerging disruptive technologies. Most suppliers possess these new innovations, so after years of squeezing suppliers and reducing cost how do you then position a proposition that will encourage your suppliers to bring value and innovation to the table?Continue reading
Big Data is everywhere and is affecting all areas and functions of business – from sales and marketing and their sophisticated CRM and marketing automation systems to procurement and finance and their advanced vendor inventory management systems. HR are now readily assuming a strategic and business critical role, so it’s only natural then that HR would also start to see the same kind of technological progression as other business areas.Continue reading
To some leaders cloud computing is fraught with pitfalls. Companies baulk at the cloud because of data security concerns, which whilst in some cases is legitimate (particularly within Defence and Public Sector organisations) in other industries these fears are often unfounded. To others, job security becomes an issue as they see the further automation of IT services as a threat. Then of course there is the question over who really controls the data, and who is responsible should something happen to it...Continue reading
It’s a real privilege to be networked with some of the most talented senior executives, and when I heard that one of the biggest advocates of disruptive technology in the Consumer Electronics space was taking a look at the market I took the opportunity to catch up with Andy.Continue reading