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Alternative facts are not facts, or are they?

Alternative facts are not facts, or are they?

In a classic TV exchange, less than one day into the new government administration in what seems like an age ago now, White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway asserts “the president was giving his alternative facts”. NBC News anchor Chuck Todd, clearly baffled angrily asserts that such a thing does not exist.
It all makes for entertaining TV. But how often do we come across “alternative facts” in the real world outside cable TV news shows?

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What does it take to innovate?

What does it take to innovate?

It is widely acknowledged that big companies routinely struggle to innovate. Maybe they are forgetting there’s always more than one way to crack a nut.

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We need a little Jerry Springer

We need a little Jerry Springer

Regulators are turning up the heat on data quality management in financial institutions. Some regulations require named senior management ownership of the data governance function. Others come at the same issue indirectly, demanding proof of quality processes used by financial institutions to make their regulatory filings. Either way, the objective is the same – to require a named person to bear responsibility for the correctness of data used to run the business and construct routine regulatory filings. The message from politicians is clear – in the next crisis, if the filings were wrong, somebody is going to jail.

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From data lake to data swamp

From data lake to data swamp

“Our data lake turned into a data swamp!” We are hearing this observation more often. Why is this happening and what can be done to mitigate?

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The Digital Back Office

The Digital Back Office

There is lots of talk about digital in banking from people such as Chris Skinner in his insightful blog The Finanser. Much of this discussion however is focused on the front office relationship with external customers, specifically about how to build a bank that is responsive to customers in the digital world. I believe that this thinking is too narrow, it is my belief that you cannot have a digital bank without a Digital Back Office. This needs to provide the important services to support the internal management of the bank, as well as the operational support for external customers.

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