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SIBOS 2011 and Other Thoughts

By David Potterton – 4 Comments

I am just back from Toronto where SWIFT held their 24th SIBOS conference.  While I missed last year's show, this latest version seemed somewhat subdued (the banking industry is not the happiest place right now), but interest and attendance was high with over 7,300 delegates (versus a target of 7,000) held within the 2 buildings of the Toronto Convention Center. Key themes for this event centered on social media, cloud, and connecting banks to their corporate customers.  Also on the agenda was FI's

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Eight Principles for Social Media in Banking

By Michael Araneta

In the past two months, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific ran several round tables and hosted one executive panel on the use of social media in banking. These forums have given us insight into how banks utilize the power of social media in the current realities of their respective markets and organizations. Perhaps more significantly, our audience was not just ordinary banks — these institutions have had more experience in social media over their peers and rivals. From these forums, we have come up

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IDC Financial Insights holds an annual Asian Insurance Congress (AIC) every August on the premise of providing insurance executives from across Asia/Pacific a platform to discuss the core business, operational, risk and technology issues that they were championing. This year's event, our 4th Congress, took place on 25th August in Singapore and saw overwhelming success as usual.

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Thoughts from Dreamforce 2011

By David Potterton

While Salesforce's Dreamforce conference usually has something for everyone, I was pleased to see more of a financial industry perspective this year.  This included presentations from very senior representatives from UBS, ING Direct, and AXA.  In addition, there was a full day dedicated to financial services with a number of different tracks and topics that were very well attended.  Mobility and social media were major topics of discussion, as evidenced by the insurance panel I participated i

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