Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News

Weekly Roundup of Industry News

This is a roundup of industry news and links for the week of September 18th that have informed, entertained, and inspired us.

Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:

Google Doodle celebrates first day of autumn – The first day of autumn has arrived — a glorious time of year filled with woolly jumpers, knitted scarves and the occasional game of conkers (no stamps, please).

The Invisible Bank of the Future – Digital technologies and advanced analytics have the potential to create the invisible bank of the future. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and activated by voice, virtual banking assistants can become an integral part of consumers’ daily lives.

Regulatory Compliance Update September 2017 – Regulatory activity was slow in August. Congress was in its summer recess and August is a traditional month for vacations. The major regulatory activity in August were some technical adjustments by the CFPB and final rules for IRS reporting.

Gamification in Fintech: How Startup Greenlight Financial Intends to Use It – One thing is clear: more and more fintechs are looking to create better interaction to engage users. Besides the obvious social media channels, another social phenomenon which seems to be advancing is gamification.

The Different Phases of Project Management – Shaw follows the Project Management Institute standards of practice as a guideline. Shaw operates as a matrixed organization which means that we have a cross-functional work team that brings together individuals from different functional departments and product departments to accomplish a specific goal.

Shaw Systems Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan – Our number one priority is the safety of our people. After that we prioritize production systems, specifically client facing systems such as Email, JIRA, and Confluence. Next on the list after those would be business critical systems such as code repositories and file shares. Finally we try to mitigate any unforeseen circumstances which would hinder our people working such as the inability to reach the office.