This week a Facebook memory popped up at me. Five years ago, I was at Mobile World Congress – that annual mobile bun fight extravaganza in sunny Barcelona. I was due to interview a client of the company I was working with. He was older, a bit paunchy and American (hey, so am I). Before
“Don’t worry, I won’t hold your age against you.” This was said to me almost two years ago in the London office of a global bank for an internal comms role. I was 45 years old. <== Huh? It is quite some time before I qualify for a bus pass in the UK and I
“I think organizations need to rethink how they source the pipeline,” says Claudia Coppenolle, Director in GTB’s Chief Digital Office at Deutsche Bank. Speaking to Hot Topics at FinTECHTalents 2018, Coppenolle advises that organisations of all sizes need to rethink, not only how they fill technology roles, but how they source those roles with a
Thursday 14 February 2019 by Liz Lumley
Olympic parks have had a chequered history throughout the modern games. Many have been left to rot, some have almost bankrupted their host nations, while others are built on, enhanced and expanded. I am working from a co-working space, housed within the former Press Centre of the 2012 London Summer Games as I type. The
Wednesday 13 February 2019 by The Press
“There’s no magic formula in terms of how to prepare for the future or what the future landscape of jobs will look like,” says Diana Biggs, Head of Digital Innovation HSBC. Speaking to HotTopics at FinTECHTalents 2018, Biggs advises the FinTech industry to focus on some core skills that will be transferable and have the
Sometime in the spring of 1995, I attended my first ever industry event at the New York Hilton. FinTech, as a word, was barely used (outside of our little office in Soho). The trade show was filled with trading turrets and real-time market data vendors. There were panel sessions, keynotes address and several floors of exhibitors.
When organisations look to attract and retain talent, you need to think outside the box, says Joerg Guenther, Chief Information Officer C&IS and Chief Technology Officer EMEA at Northern Trust Corporation. Speaking at FinTECHTalents 2018, Guenther say the festival was a real eye opener for him. The 129 year old bank, “with an anchor in
James Haq-Myles, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing at Travelex speaks at FinTECHTalents 2018 about the changing priorities and needs of today’s workforce and how companies can ensure they recruit diverse empowered staff that deliver the skills needed for innovation and transformative change. “I think some of the factors that people are looking for
Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Our Community
Companies are not only looking for high demand tech skills, says Elspeth Coates, Enterprise Client Director, Makers Academy, but cultural skills as well. “Companies are looking for developers that are commercially aware, that can work collaboratively and work well with teams and across sectors, she says. Makers Academy is a 12-week computer programming bootcamp in London.
Anyone who has seen me on a panel about technology talent or innovation (or even seen me sitting in the audience when there’s a mic nearby) will know I have strong views on how and where the capital markets (and other areas of the financial services industry, I’m sure) are going wrong in trying to