I had the pleasure of attending the Next Bank Sydney Semi-Finals of the FF16 Fintech Semi-Finals at Stone & Chalk on 16th December.
Five organisations at varying stages of development pitched their concepts. Each had only 5 minutes.
Here’s my brief summary/assessment of each (apologies for any errors).
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The new Bank of Sydney website was launched on 17th Dec 2015.
It’s a newly redesigned responsive website, with a bold new look that I, for one, really like. The site also includes an enhanced navigation experience with streamlined menus to give people quick access to the products and services that they’re looking for.
And I have to say that the home page forex calculator is particularly nice.
Congratulations to everyone involved 🙂
Came across this very nice post today by Jim Marous summarising results from an Accenture study on corporate innovation.
Some of the key outcomes of the study discuss many of the things we all know to be true:
- management support for innovative ideas is critical;
- the need to focus on day-to-day functions often gets in the way of devoting time to innovation; and
- rewarding a person’s contribution to innovation is complex: if any reward or acknowledgement is linked to the innovation’s ultimate success then this can have the perverse outcome of discouraging some people, due the the fear of failure.
But there are two other lessons in the article I particularly liked.
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