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PSD2: Demystifying the beast

The revised EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) has been a focal point for the financial services industry over the last couple of years and its adoption is set to revolutionise the payment ecosystem in Europe. New entrants, innovative technologies and increased regulation are already posing major challenges to traditional banks as they need to do… Continue reading PSD2: Demystifying the beast

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Addressing consent management in GDPR

When we talk about consent management for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), one of the key considerations is “consent for a purpose.” It might have been sufficient in the past to provide a form with a single generic consent check box and store the fact that consent was given or not. But under… Continue reading Addressing consent management in GDPR

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Digital government: How to make it a vibrant reality

Citizens served by the government are increasingly the same digital savvy consumers that market disruptors in banking, retail and utilities are attracting with sophisticated, data-driven online experiences. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement; consumers get to buy services in ways that suit them while businesses get the efficiencies they want, wrestling profits and market share from… Continue reading Digital government: How to make it a vibrant reality

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Promise and uncertainty in the ISO marketplace: Four things you should know

Operators of transmission networks and wholesale electric markets – ISOs (Independent System Operator) and RTOs (Regional Transmission Organizations) – have undergone sweeping changes in recent years, and the pace won’t be letting up anytime soon. With opportunities ranging from the growth of renewables to newly data-rich operating environments, and challenges ranging from cybersecurity to a… Continue reading Promise and uncertainty in the ISO marketplace: Four things you should know

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How to apply design thinking to your analytics architecture

There aren’t many things that keep me awake at night but let me share a recent example with you. I’ve been grappling with how to help a local SAS team respond to a customer’s request for a “generic enterprise analytics architecture.” As background, this customer organization had recently embarked on an initiative to re-engineer their… Continue reading How to apply design thinking to your analytics architecture

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5 Tech initiatives for the Trump administration

The Obama administration made great strides in improving the government’s use of information technology over the past eight years, and now it’s up to the Trump administration to expand upon it. Let’s look at five possible Trump administration initiatives that can take government’s use of information technology to the next level. 1. Increase transparency At… Continue reading 5 Tech initiatives for the Trump administration

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Should data scientists buy into the DevOps philosophy?

DevOps is enjoying a lot of attention at the moment, mostly because of its promise to increase software quality at lower cost. DevOps is a hybrid term linking development and operations. It’s a philosophy that focuses on improving efficiencies in how we build and deliver software, solutions and the supporting environments. The term describes an… Continue reading Should data scientists buy into the DevOps philosophy?