Yearly Archives: 2013

Big Data – Big Problems?

I was asked an interesting question this week about whether the recent controversy around governments gathering data to map and inform security services would impact the current themes of social media, big data and analytics in the world of business. … Continue reading

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CSRSA meeting

Lucky enough to be up at the Credit Scoring and Risk Strategy Association meeting this year.  A great event, location, and group of people. A couple of key thoughts and take-aways from the sessions. For all the recent talk of … Continue reading

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Social media/extended data & Credit and Collections

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the annual CAGT conference in Toronto and speak on social media – data, with respect to the credit granting industry. There was some great discussion around the economy, outsourced managed services and … Continue reading

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Why aren’t we all using NFC/mobile payments yet?

I had an interesting discussion at a conference this week regarding mobile payments and in particular NFC payments (including contactless payments in this definition). This technology has been touted as the next big thing in payments for the last few … Continue reading

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1,000 LinkedIn Connections – does it really matter?

This week I went over 1,000 LinkedIn connections. No I am not a [LION] and I am sure there are many people with more connections than this.  However it felt like a milestone and one I should celebrate (a bit … Continue reading

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You’ve got mail…. (hacked)

There has been a lot of talk this year regarding cyber security, Fraud and password hacking.  In particular there was an interesting Deloitte report that predicted that in 2013, 90% of user-generated passwords will be vulnerable for hacking; a combination … Continue reading

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A perfect storm

Lots of discussion today regarding the weather.  Certainly the snow has been accumulating here in Toronto. The shops are quiet, there are hardly any cars on the road, and reports were half the class in school class called in ‘sick’ … Continue reading

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Economic Forecast for 2013

This week was the annual CAGT kick off for the year.  As usual it was a panel of leading economists from the large Canadian banks providing their view on the economy for the year. There was varied opinion across the … Continue reading

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The computer in your pocket – really

At CES this year Ubuntu have announced a cell phone operating system that allows you to use you phone as a PC and a phone.  This is an idea that has been long in coming. For all of us lugging … Continue reading

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