In July I attended the Microsoft Inspire 2018 conference in Las Vegas.
The event was pretty impressive, not so much because of its size (and, yes, it was huge), but more so because of the clear and consistent strategy that was evident in everything.
And that strategy has direct relevance to the trajectory of banking software: to the way in which product strategists should be envisioning and architecting banking customer experiences (CXs).
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The second day of Finovate Spring 2016 provided over 30 presentations on a range of perspectives across digital on-boarding, roboadvice, data analysis and security. As with day 1, a common theme seemed evident: a combination of digital self service + human interaction + artificial intelligence.
I’ve previously written about a selection of Day 1 presenters; here are a few highlights from Day 2.
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These days it seems the news is full of stories about autonomous driving.
The other day I came across the video below. It shows what can happen when an unprepared person is placed behind the wheel of a self-driving car. In this case, the car was a Tesla in autopilot mode and the driver was the owner’s mother.
The video highlights what can happen when standard expectations confront new modes of behaviour associated with technological innovation. In this case the disjuncture is hugely discomforting for the lady sitting in a Tesla Model S.
But Tesla is not alone in developing self-driving cars.
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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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