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David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

2017 and Beyond How Asset Managers are Preparing for the Digital Future

The Asset Management Industry is grappling with a number of issues. A combination of the current low interest environment, alongside the digital tsunami, shifting demographics, new well-funded fintech players and the rise of robo-advisors, and it is clear the asset management industry is witnessing unprecedented levels of change. While robo-adviso...

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

What Kendrick Lamar can teach Financial Services about Cloud Adoption

“A freeway, a gas pedal, and a peace of mind. To the cloud I go, cloud I go” Kendrick Lamar Cloud10 When Kendrick Lamar wrote his lyrics “To the cloud I go, cloud I go,” he might as well have been referring to the financial services industry’s shift to the cloud. The cloud is not one size fit all, but the drivers of cloud adoption are similar: co

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Procurement in Financial Services: From Fight to Delight

How Procurement can play a strategic role in outcome based models for financial services. The speed and complexity of businesses and their dependency on agile external partners continues to accelerate in a digital world. Procurement organizations within financial services firms, which have been largely tasked with transaction-level roles, have a...

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David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

DevOps: Stepping out of the IT Shadows

Amazon is the 800-pound gorilla in the ecommerce marketplace and a leader in making the digital-physical experience for customers frictionless. When Warren Buffett talks about Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, this is what he has to say. "We haven't seen many businessmen like him. Overwhelmingly, he's taken things you and I've been buying and he'...

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David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Why the Chief Digital Officer Should be the Optimus Prime of Your Organization

"This is Not War, This is Extinction” Optimus Prime – Transformers Age of Extinction There is a very high probability that you are viewing this article on your phone, tablet or other mobile device. Digital is now part of our daily life and some will say it has even made its way onto Maslow’s pyramid as a basic need! For financial services fir...

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David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Blockchain in Financial Services: The Hype and the Reality of the Adoption Cycle

One thing I love as part of my job is an opportunity to interact with startups; especially those in the financial technology (fintech) space that are challenging the status quo and making the large banks rethink their operating models. At a recent Boston fintech event, more than 60 percent of the firms showcased how they are leveraging blockchains...

David Donovan

David Donovan Executive Vice President at Publicis.Sapient

Robo-Advisors: Smart Colleagues or Financial Advisor Kryptonite?

Investment management has always been a traditionally relationship-oriented business. It requires a certain level of trust, faith and sense of community for people to hand over their life earnings, their college funds, their retirement money to a third party. Technology is disrupting that connection. People are forming social bonds and networks onl...

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