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David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

The Digital Paradigm Shift for mid-market Private Equity Firms

In today’s hyper-competitive world, Private Equity (PE) firms need to focus on executing a sustained digital transformation strategy for building a data driven due diligence capability, enhancing operational efficiencies and accelerating top line growth in portfolio companies. PE Firms also need to have a focused approach to attract and retain ski...

Private Equity Investing in Financial Technology

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Why a Platform Business Model is key to accelerating Top Line Growth at Financial Services

The titans of the banking industry need to set aggressive aspirational goals and execute upon strategic platform building capabilities to grow top line revenues, take their business beyond their core capabilities and compete with digital native platform companies that are moving into the banking domain. Platform business models pioneered by techno...

/retail Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Digital Asset Journey - From crypto currency to corporate digital asset ecosystems

2019 marks a special year for digital assets. On January 3, 2019, the world celebrated the 10th anniversary of a novel concept: ‘mining’ currency. In the realms of geeks and technology crypto enthusiasts. people explored large computing farms to mine a set of digital currency. In a complex mathematical cryptography research paper, the concept of b...

/payments Digital Banking Trends

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

The Product Engineering Paradigm:Moving from idea to production at the speed of customer expectation

With all the acronyms in the digital world, let’s talk about one more: VUCA. The term itself is not new, but it describes the challenges businesses are facing today. Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. The digital world has heightened customer expectations, which in turn has shortened the life span of software development activiti

/wholesale Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Insight to Impact: Leveraging Digital Intelligence Platforms For Personalised Financial Services

“I want the world, I want the whole world I want to lock it all up in my pocket, It's my bar of chocolate Give it to me now! Don’t care how, I want it now.” - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Seems like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory had an idea of what the digital customers of today would expect from companies. That is, the desire f...

Digital Banking Trends

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Modernizing Legacy Platforms: The Weakest Link in Your Digital Strategy

Seventy percent of all legacy applications in large corporations still leverage COBOL, according to recent study by Information Week. What’s more, many core applications within financial services continue to run on mainframes (e.g., AS/400s). Applications that were “modernized” in the 1990s used proprietary systems like Powerbuilder, where the pr...

/retail Fintech

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Banking as a Platform of Trust

Why it’s key to customer centricity and staying relevant in the digital age We are in an age of currencies going digital, fintechs receiving major funding rounds, large non-bank platforms such as Amazon building financial services such as payments, lending services at a record pace, and capital market businesses continuing their slow down. While t...

/retail Digital Banking Trends

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

The Rise of AI First World in Financial Services

Looks like a number of movies these days are predicting the doom of the human race and the rise of the machines. Will machines take over the planet? Probably not. Will machines become your new colleagues at work? Maybe. Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) become a core part of your IT systems and digital fabric? Absolutely. During I/O 2017, the rece...

/ai Innovation in Financial Services

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Open APIs - Leveraging Banking As a Service to Compete and Collaborate

“Rolling in my Uber, that's just how I use my time” – Travis Scott, Uber Everywhere Remix. Welcome to the world where hip hop artists talk about companies created in the digital economy powered by application program interface (API), a term once buried deep in the lexicon of software programmers and tech geeks. APIs have enabled an ecosystem for c...

/retail Digital Banking Trends

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Data Analytics as a Service in Asset Management: Moving from Assumption to Fact-based Modelling

The year is shaping up to be one where my dialog with leadership within large financial institutions shifts from “I want to do digital” to “Show me how digital helps me become more competitive.” Digital has become table stakes and the asset management industry is now focused on how components within digital, such as data analytics, cloud or mobile,...

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