“Do you think Innovation will be part of everyone’s job?” I was asked this question recently when discussing how to enable business SMEs to drive innovation. And it made me stop and consider the role of innovation teams in incumbents and its evolution. If we look at the FinTech and startup world, there is not
The question formed the basis of a fast-paced and insightful panel at FinTECHTalents Building Societies on October 21st. Panellists discussed how the foundations of a digital culture, where innovation is embraced and the right talent brought on board, can accelerate transformation. The strength of the discussion came from the wide variety of perspectives represented by
Mental well-being may not be the first thing you think of when discussing cyber threats or innovation in financial services. However, I had the privilege of sitting in on a fascinating and very important panel discussion earlier this week at a cyber security conference which highlighted the importance of mental health. As noted by the session’s chair, Geoff McDonald,
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.
Wednesday 29 August 2018 by Liz Lumley
I was sitting having coffee with a well-known FinTech entrepreneur the other day who was looking at recruitment for her startup. She was talking pipeline. She wanted to hire a junior developer that would have room to grow into the role. What she didn’t want was to end up with a shortlist, where the team