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EEA citizens have been given the most complete data protection rights in the world by the European Union through the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Compliance is mandatory and hefty fines and penalties are levied on defaulting organizations. GDPR opens up a host of business opportunities for organizations willing to change. The need for GDPR stems from the fact that technology is rapidly changing the Data and information security landscape across the world and more so, due to the uneven data protection regulations among countries. With the democratic ethos in perspective, GDPR aims to give the control of individual data and information to the EEA citizens. EEA citizens will retain the right to access the individual personal data shared with any company, and also the right to delete it, and/or transfer it to new companies. The fluidity with which Data moves in the platform business model of the post Big-data world opens up avenues for businesses to harness the immense potential of Information. However, trust, citizen consent and individual rights assume paramount importance in such a situation. Personal data is considered as the most important asset by individuals, corporations and nations. Most of the highly ranked companies in the world today deal with handling huge amounts of data. This brings to focus the extreme caution in the way citizens’ data is created, stored, shared, manipulated, archived and protected. GDPR and similar such regulations help nations and corporations to ensure the basic human rights of privacy. Corporate interests always have the concern of the restrictive influence of such privacy regulations. Yet, more than most companies understand that strict security and well defined regulations are nevertheless necessary for realizing the full potential of personal data asset. The penal clauses in GDPR are not just a punitive measures for the defaulting companies. They are intelligently devised at improving data governance, heighten trust, make citizens more aware in sharing their personal data, make consent understandable and enable entirely new classes of services. The immediate effects of implementing GDPR is already there to witness. The latest boost in the security and e-identity sector is but an example of the vast changes yet to come. Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) is an entirely new class of services made possible by the GDPR. Technologies that provide citizens a singular and holistic view of their agreements and acceptance given to share their data with multiple service providers and corporations enable PIMS. Through PIMS, individuals can give consent, delete data and transfer data. PIMS also helps individuals to subscribe to new services in a secure way protected by GDPR, while corporates can utilize the same platform to reach out to new customers and acquire their data in a mutually beneficial way. The future will be bright for technologies that help in data aggregation, cognitivive technologies and information driven services, such as analytics, pervasive computing etc GDPR helps corporations in not only avoiding data privacy pit falls and help individuals to free themselves of becoming unwitting co-conspirators of the breach of their own personal data, but also in providing business opportunities for corporations to become highly intelligent in investing data driven services. The by-product of this would superior and secure services for individuals who are not just deemed as consumers any more by the service providers, but also are seen as protected citizens. At the crux of GDPR is the one truly remarkable fact that has been wilfully or otherwise neglected by governments corporations until now – that the individual must be the one who controls what actually happens with his or her data.Read More...
Banking, financial services and insurance industries are sophisticated and complex. These industries are subject to significant regulation and they generate mountains of data. For the enterprise that participates in one or more of these markets, it can be difficult to stay abreast of changes in the market, changes in competition, and customer and regulatory changes. Banking, Financial services & Insurance (BFSI) - Data democratized. Decisions empowered. Each instrument delivers ElegantJ BI – BI Tool for Banking, Financial services & Insurance (BFSI) Evolution of Core Features of BI. Decision Support System – first envisioned as a technique for management and organization leadership Journey of Raw Data -> Information -> Knowledge critical for enhanced Organizational efficiency, reduced Cost and improved Profits that are the objectives at the core of BI Philosophy Analysis of existing data to generate post-facto Data and Information literacy – Cubes, Slice & Dice, Drilling, Induction, Statistics, OLAP and real-time BI, Data Visualization. Predictive Analytics to develop strategic insights into the future based on Historical data. Standardization - Self-Serve Reports, performance Dashboards, KPIs, Scorecards, Benchmarks. Targeted Benefits to BFSI – Improved Operational Efficiency, Products & Services, Customer and Portfolio Retention, Fraud detection and Risk Reduction, Corrective Strategies, Innovative Marketing, better planned profitability. Challenges in Status Quo – Increased Security concerns and Regulatory norms hindering accelerated technology and BI adoption, weight of legacy data and processes, cost of change. Levers of Progress and looking forward – Proliferation of Unstructured Data, Fintech revolution, Mobility, Agility, Digitalization, Automation, Big Data finally living its hype, Augmented Reality, Collaborative and Conversational Analytics. [caption id="attachment_244" align="alignnone" width="426"] BI in BFSI – An Overview[/caption] From Data Driven to Value Driven Big Data in BI – realized through Smart and Fast Data. Use of NoSQL DB, Unstructured data repository, Analytical tools using rapid parallel processing. Deep Prescriptive BI through Digitally ubiquitous Unstructured Data – Reinvent, Digitalize OR Eliminate. Decision Automation – The utopia of interplay among Robotics, AI, ML and NLP may well be here! Vastly improved Self-Service through Data Catalogs Traditional Analytics driven by new and renewed Data Systems interoperability – Utility of Data Lakes and increase in their ROI. IoT and pervasive computing driven Data Collection and Analysis for business strategy of expansion, consolidation, mergers and acquisitions. Hybrid Clouds - Private clouds, On-premise Data and Public Clouds to cooperate and collaborate for a seamless Analytics experience for better enterprise wide decision making. NextGen BI through Data Architecture Modernization. Blockchain emergence beyond Cryptocurrency – Smart Contracts, Insurance Fraud Prevention, Anti Money Laundering. Fintech Collaboration – Non Brick and Mortar Banks with extreme Consumer focus.Read More...
Blockchain technology is poised for explosive growth in non-cryptocurrency areas of Financial industry in the months and years to come. The Distributed Ledger technology enables banks to operate without a central authority in processing transaction through mutual trust and foolproof transaction validation and verification. Core to Blockchain technology are Decentralization Digital Signature Mining Data Integrity Some of the most useful applications of Blockchain in the Banking domain will be Tamperproof monetary transactions. Settlement time reduction due to its inherent trustworthiness through digital stamping that makes intermediaries irrelevant. Significant improvement in Security in Payments and Credit Cards through decentralized public transaction record that stores every single action on a record. Error handling cost is eliminated due to real time transaction tracking capability. Transactional processes can now be fully automated from creation to settlementRead More...