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IT Leadership Insights by Future Processing is an online programme is for CIOs and senior IT executives who struggle with meeting their business’ needs with current IT and are considering outsourcing as a solution. We talk with the industry’s leaders to gain their perspective on IT, outsourcing, business and nearshoring and get them to share their insights and advice.

IT Leadership Insights by Future Processing is an online programme is for CIOs and senior IT executives who struggle with meeting their business’ needs with current IT and are considering outsourcing as a solution. We talk with the industry’s leaders to gain their perspective on IT, outsourcing, business and nearshoring and get them to share their insights and advice.

Location:

United States

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IT Leadership Insights by Future Processing is an online programme is for CIOs and senior IT executives who struggle with meeting their business’ needs with current IT and are considering outsourcing as a solution. We talk with the industry’s leaders to gain their perspective on IT, outsourcing, business and nearshoring and get them to share their insights and advice.

Language:

English


Episodes

Scaling AI - how to make it successful

2/17/2021
AI offers plenty of benefits, but before bringing those end-goals to life, AI has to be scaled and here the statistics are truly bothering. In fact, even though more than 90% of organisations are investing in AI today, only 17% have been able to scale it. It seems that finding a balance between the strategy and AI is not easy. Today we are going to discuss if there is anything we can change in order to increase our success rate in that matter.

Duration:00:20:12

The Future of Work

2/4/2021
More and more companies are moving towards digital transformation of their businesses. This time though, it looks like the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated changes in organisations that specifically touch upon the human aspect of the business directly. As the “The Future of Jobs Survey” reveals, “50% of employers will accelerate the automation of their work, while over 80% are set to expand the digitization of their work processes. That means that some jobs that have been lost will never come...

Duration:00:34:34

The future of Smart Mobility

1/27/2021
Technology is already broadly used to help cities and businesses develop sustainable mobility solutions. But smart mobility is about more than just bringing people to their destinations in a quicker, safer and a more sustainable manner. It's a trend that can (and should!) potentially disrupt the way we 'use' cities and force us to rethink crucial aspects of our daily lifes.

Duration:00:20:38

The possibilities of Data

1/15/2021
While the world is becoming more and more interconnected, organizations, people and last, but not least – devices produce enormous amounts of data. The question arises – do we take advantage of the data we collect at our organization? Do we know what potential it provides? Can any strategic decisions be optimized by taking look at the data we already have? These are fundamental questions we would like to try answering during our conversation.

Duration:00:23:06

Tech driving the world change

12/17/2020
Today, technology is more than just an integral part of business success. It's a driving factor of world change in a broad sense. As a consequence of a digital era, we harness mobile, cloud, AI, ML, data and soon quantum computing not only to improve operations, but also daily life of whole societies, facilitating globalization and translating into GDP. The pace of change is rapid already, and technology only increases these processes. Luckily, it's not a bad news. People are leveraging...

Duration:00:18:30

AI and NLP - use cases in the Financial Services sector

12/8/2020
Hours are currently spent sifting through large amounts of textual and numerical data, either to make risk decisions or discover whether information on a particular client is held somewhere internally. No one's really keen on doing the mundane, repeatable work and luckily, AI comes to the rescue. New machine learning models allow for, among others, organisations within the Financial Sector to use NLP to quickly condense relevant information, from any source – from extensive due diligence...

Duration:00:17:41

What it takes to be a digital optimist?

11/26/2020
Many people are reluctant or hesitant when it comes to embracing technology. No wonder, as in a constantly changing world, it is easy to dismiss or shrug off the never ending stream of new things that are thrown our way. On the other hand, there are people like, Geronimo, who calls himself a Digital Optimist. For Geronimo, it's important to make the most of the positive aspect the technology brings to the table, and he spreads this word across the local community. In this episode I ask him...

Duration:00:24:04

Building and managing high-performing teams

9/16/2020
Mike Sturrock, an experienced CIO working with global, renowned brands, with a strong track record delivering top line growth and bottom line returns. Mike achieved these outstanding results through well proven skills in leadership, and the ability to create cohesive teams which deliver well in excess of both their own and corporate expectations. In this conversation, we focus on this timeless leadership challenge - how to build and sustain a team that will exceed expectations.

Duration:00:29:28

Reshaping financial services

8/20/2020
The financial landscape and ecosystem as a whole is under pressure. Regulation and security, challenges of collaborations between financial institutions, increasing role of consumers and technology are fueling the Fintech transformation. Together with Daria Dubinina, we discuss how businesses could use facilitation in creating financial products, and how leverage current market opportunities.

Duration:00:24:33

Sourcing during Covid crisis

8/20/2020
When corona-crisis started, business went from panic to acceptation, and organisations are now almost used to the new normal. No one knows how long current situation will continue. In this conversation we cover how can the sourcing business adapt and what can companies do to come out of it stronger than before.

Duration:00:21:40

Business at the speed of light

7/31/2020
Steve Watson, Peru's Consulting Principal Consultant, once wrote a great piece on how adopting high speed fibre broadband allows businesses to focus on the benefits realisation opportunities this technology transformation presents. In this episode, I ask Steve a few questions and dig deeper into the topic of how technology can be leveraged to reduce businesses operating costs, increase revenues, and/or improve our businesses ability to innovate.

Duration:00:13:46

Data as an open banking enabler

6/2/2020
Embracing open banking is already key to remaining competitive and accessible, especially when it comes to data connectivity and aggregation. Today every company is a data company, but possessing data is one thing, and making a reasonable use of it - another. In this episode Julien Cousineau, CTO at Flinks, shares his thoughts on what open banking is all about, how to make use of data and how to innovate in the sphere of financial services.

Duration:00:24:40

Challenges of building software in Insurtech

5/4/2020
Since technology is everywhere, people expect digitisation also in terms of insurance. Michał Grela and Jay Antonio, an Insuretech expert, discuss trends as well as problems with large systems and figure out why insurers are still reluctant to introduce innovative approaches. They also deliberate if software can be considered a tool to convince customers of the importance of insurance.

Duration:00:25:50

Project Management of AI projects

4/14/2020
Our experts, Essy Dahlin and Krzysztof Kotowski, explain the differences between an IT and AI project, and talk about the differences between AI, ML and Deep Learning. Then they discuss the importance of maintaining clean and ordered data in projects as well as the process of moving on from the MVP into a fully-fledged ML product. Essy shares some successful cases studies where AI was successfully implemented.

Duration:00:27:57

Approaching AI projects

4/2/2020
A lot of companies are considering implementing AI in their projects, but why would someone bother to do AI in the first place? In order to prevent disappointment, it's crucial to understand what really works when it comes to AI. In this talk, Michal Grela asks Robin Zondag how managing an AI project looks like, what skills should your team have to tackle it and how to align business, IT and data.

Duration:00:28:45

Engagement and pricing models in the new digital era of IT partnerships

3/31/2020
Our guest, Craig Kritzinger, talks about the advantages and disadvantages of various engagement and pricing models, and how to fit them into what the customer expects. The episode ends with Craig’s tips for companies that consider moving towards partnering with an IT provider.

Duration:00:18:58

IT project transition

3/17/2020
Preparing an IT project transition plan is a tough nut to crack. Outlining this process is crucial from the delivery perspective and it has to be done properly, right first time. In this episode, Michal Grela talks with Karolina Trzcionka and Paweł Pukocz, experienced delivery and project managers on overview, tips and approach to IT project transition.

Duration:00:27:12

Legacy technologies in Insuretech and Fintech

3/16/2020
A lot of software is becoming outdated and heritage systems are posing greater problems for businesses, especially in the finance and insurance sectors. Michał Grela and Jay Antonio discuss the biggest issues associated with old systems and explain why migration to new ones can often cause difficulties.

Duration:00:23:32

Accelerating IT team performance

2/27/2020
Running an IT project is never a stress-free activity when done internally, let alone with an external partner. The good team is the key to the success of any IT project. Michał Grela and Essy Dahlin discuss various aspects related to working with IT teams including teamwork, accelerating performance and maximising team output. They exchange experience on various approaches towards team performance used by companies, talk about the role of a team leader, the importance of team happiness, and...

Duration:00:24:47

Women in technology

2/24/2020
Technology has a profound impact on our daily lives. Often you can hear voices that it would be beneficial if more women could contribute in this area. In this episode of IT Leadership Insights, Michał Grela talks with Gemma Rubio Rodrigo, selected 2019 Role Model of Women in Tech. They cover topics such as: what are the reasons of the gender gap, why closing it matters and what are the benefits of having women in your IT project team.

Duration:00:15:08