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8 innovations for financial services from Build 2020 

At our recent Microsoft Build 2020 conference, we celebrated the critical role of developers and their tireless efforts to rally during this time of crisis. We also unveiled a range of new tools and services to meet their needs to provide immediate impact and value, and help them achieve more in the future through AI...Read more

After Envision: business resiliency in financial services 

Over these last few weeks, I have had the pleasure of hosting our first digital Microsoft Envision Forum for Financial Services series. We began the journey from an in-person, New York City event to pivoting to a purely-digital format leveraging Microsoft Teams—our focus intent on providing insight from leaders in the financial services industry. This...Read more

The role of open dialogue in financial services compliance 

As part of ongoing engagement with financial services regulators and customers, I had the opportunity to attend a Cloud Technology Summit sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The conference assembled leaders within the U.S. Federal Reserve System; technology providers; senior risk, compliance and CTOs from major banks; and other key industry participants to...Read more

Business continuity in financial services 

With much uncertainty about the spread of the COVID-19, financial services customers and their regulators are naturally concerned about the continuity of their business operations. This includes the use of Microsoft Cloud Services, such as Azure, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 to support important lines of their business. Regulators such as the United Kingdom Financial...Read more

Agility, continuity, and risk management for financial services 

It would be an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, both personally and professionally. As the situation rapidly changes, all of us in the business world are learning and adapting as quickly as possible to respond to the crisis at hand and keep our communities safe.  The current implications of COVID-19 on the financial services...Read more

Microsoft at Money20/20: Where our payments, fintech and financial services ecosystem unites 

This week, Microsoft joined C-level executives, renowned speakers, innovators, and disrupters from throughout the financial services industry at Money20/20 in Las Vegas to showcase how secure and compliant technology empowers employees, drives innovation in payments, and delights customers with differentiated experiences. The show’s theme, “the journey to the future of money,” feels closer than ever...Read more

Trends in private wealth management 

It’s fascinating to think about Microsoft’s role in driving technological innovation in private wealth management, one of the core areas of focus for the Capital Markets business in FY20. In late August, I attended Market Group’s Annual Private Wealth Florida Forum where I moderated a panel discussion on asset allocation, discussing how wealth managers balance...Read more

The outlook for financial services in a hyper-connected world 

The theme of last week’s Sibos 2019 financial services event in London was, “thriving in a hyper-connected world.” Having been in banking for more than 20 years, it’s a very fitting message for an industry that is in the midst of an incredible amount of change. While financial services organizations are certainly facing challenges driven...Read more

Microsoft at Sibos 2019: Leading with trust and innovation in everything we do 

Every year, the banking industry’s brightest innovators come to Sibos to educate and inspire attendees with fresh ideas and creative solutions to some of the most common and constant challenges in modern banking. We’re excited to see what new advancements and transformations our customers have made since last year! Microsoft’s value as a trusted thought...Read more

Microsoft’s confidential computing improves security for banks 

Air travel is a big part of my role at Microsoft. Being on planes for hours allows me to get a lot of work done without much interruption. One thing I always install before I touch my surface keyboard is the privacy screen. Unless someone is just about sitting in my seat with me, the...Read more