Building Tomorrow Today: Financial Services Insights from VMworld 2018

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by Manasee Dash “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” That’s what management consultant Peter Drucker said, and what we found top financial services IT leaders worldwide ruminating on at VMworld 2018. Even as IT execs are managing day-to-day bank operations, they’re architecting the future foundations of their firms. And that’s Read more...

Tech for Good IS Happening in Industry

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I saw it, and I felt it. The “it” I’m referring to was a silent, yet collective “yes” in the audience that later seeped into VMworld 2018 conversations. It was the response to Pat Gelsinger’s words, seemingly an admonition from VMware’s CEO to all of us in attendance: “Tech as a force for good is Read more...

VMworld Industry Workshops Redux

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Back by popular demand, VMworld Industry Workshops featuring healthcare, financial services, government, and education digital transformation leaders will take place Sunday, August 26. Each pre-conference workshop offers a unique opportunity to hear peers describe their visionary perspectives and practical approaches to tough industry challenges. Organizations and agencies looking to improve engagement, empower employees, strengthen cybersecurity, Read more...

Top 3 Takeaways from the American Banker Digital Banking Summit 

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“Yesterday’s wow quickly becomes today’s ordinary.” That’s how Digital Banker Of The Year, Fifth Third’s Tim Spence described the current state of financial services, borrowing the quote from Jeff Bezos. Tim is EVP, head of Payments, Strategy, and Digital Solutions at the bank. As I sat in the Austin audience listening to Spence speak, I Read more...

Baby Boomers: A Boon To Banking

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By Pam Takahama Director – Industry Marketing, VMware Still working and spending, Baby Boomers may not be as tech-savvy as digital natives, but they’re adopting smartphones. Baby Boomers who once represented 40 percent of the U.S. population, today still represent 20 percent. More importantly, they generate $2.4 trillion in annual income and account for half Read more...

Banking for Good

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We keep reading stories about how banking around the globe is going digital and mobile, but what touches (and inspires) me the most is the impact of digital banking in the lives of people in some of the poorest countries in the world. Per a study of 150,000 consumers polled by Gallup for the World Read more...

A Millennial’s Perspective on the Talent War in Banking

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By: Wilson Chou   Before 2008, working for the right investment banking group on the right deals typically led to generous bonuses that could allow an individual to comfortably move to a new opportunity after a three-to-five-year run. But every job was extremely demanding. Bankers frequently clocked 100 to 120 hours a week and racked Read more...