Focus Area: Digital Finance

What is Digital Finance

The emergence and prominence of bitcoin and its underlying technology Blockchain with open source, real-time payments capabilities and without centralized regulatory authority has sparked the Financial Services industry into exploring how Blockchain technology might be applied to mainstream banking and insurance sectors. Blockchain technology goes further than just a distributed ledger. Another initiative gaining acceptance is Smart Contracts that use computer protocols to facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract or that obviate the need for a contractual clause.

Proponents of Smart Contracts claim that many kinds of contractual clauses may thus be made partially or fully selfexecuting, self-enforcing, or both. Smart Contracts aim to provide security superior to traditional contract law and reduce other transaction costs associated with contracting.

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Blockchain - How to Separate the Hype from Reality

Blockchain has taken the world by storm since the inception of Bitcoin. While the primary interest has been in the financial and insurance industry sector Blockchain technology has wider application. This webinar will describe the technology and separate the hype from reality, looking at some innovative Blockchain applications from identity management to the Internet of Things. More

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Whitepaper: Airlock: Meeting PSD2 Challenges with Ergon Airlock Suite - 70328

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) will drive many changes in technical infrastructure at financial institutions across Europe.  Banks and other financial service providers must quickly prepare for PSD2. Ergon’s Airlock Suite provides foundational technical capabilities that can help businesses meet the challenges posed by PSD2.  More

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Blockchain - How to Separate the Hype from Reality

Blockchain has taken the world by storm since the inception of Bitcoin. While the primary interest has been in the financial and insurance industry sector Blockchain technology has wider application. This webinar will describe the technology and separate the hype from reality, looking at some innovative Blockchain applications from identity management to the Internet of Things. More

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Digital Finance World 2018

Welcome to the new world of Digital Finance: DFW - Digital Finance World, Frankfurt, February 28 – March 01, 2018 - is the place for finance innovators from traditional players to meet with Fintechs and Start-ups to shape the Future. Here you can interact with a targeted and engaged financial audience, enjoy an unparalleled content depth, and get guidance for critical decisions on the digital transformation of your enterprise. More

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Digital Finance World 2018

Welcome to the new world of Digital Finance: DFW - Digital Finance World, Frankfurt, February 28 – March 01, 2018 - is the place for finance innovators from traditional players to meet with Fintechs and Start-ups to shape the Future. Here you can interact with a targeted and engaged…

Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Airlock: Meeting PSD2 Challenges with Ergon Airlock Suite - 70328

The Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) will drive many changes in technical infrastructure at financial institutions across Europe.  Banks and other financial service providers must quickly prepare for PSD2. Ergon’s Airlock Suite provides foundational technical capabilities…

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CIAM Vendor Gigya to be Acquired by SAP Hybris

This past weekend we learned that Gigya will be acquired by SAP Hybris.  California-based Gigya has been a top vendor in our CIAM Platforms Leadership Compass reports. Gigya offers a pure SaaS CIAM solution, and has one of the largest customer bases in the market.  SAP’s…

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Keep Calm and Carry on Implementing

The trouble with hypes is that they have an expiration date. From that date on they either need to be made real for some very good purposes within a reasonable timeframe, or they go bad. There have been quite a few hype topics around recently. But there have not been many single topics that…

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The Sweet Spot for Blockchains: Registries

A couple of days ago, DIACC (Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada) together with IBM Canada and the Province of British Columbia released information about a PoC (Proof of Concept) for moving corporate registrations to a blockchain-based register. The PoC, which used the…

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A Short History of EIC - Europe's Leading Event on Digital ID & Transformation

More than 12 years ago, the first EIC attracted an already surprisingly large number of practitioners dealing with directory services, user provisioning and single sign-on, as well as vendors, domain experts, thought leaders and analysts. I remember Dick Hardt giving an incredibly visionary…

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PSD2 – the EBA’s Wise Decision to Reject Commission Amendments on Screen Scraping

In a response to the EC Commission, the EBA (European Banking Authority) rejected amendments on screen scraping in the PSD2 regulation (Revised Payment Services Directive) that had been pushed by several FInTechs. While it is still the Commission’s place to make the final decision, the…

Webcast

Blockchain - How to Separate the Hype from Reality

Blockchain has taken the world by storm since the inception of Bitcoin. While the primary interest has been in the financial and insurance industry sector Blockchain technology has wider application. This webinar will describe the technology and separate the hype from reality, looking at…

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Christian Goy - The Future of Digital Finance

The financial world is pressured with ever-increasing change in customers’ demographics undermining banks loyalty-base, well-funded fintech startups looking to disrupt incumbents and a new generation of customers.In his session, Christian Goy will explore what value means to customers…

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Dr. Khanh Dang Ngo - Regulation of Blockchain-based Platforms

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Not Just Another Buzzword: Cyber Risk Governance

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