DevOps advisory provider of the year — Tata Consultancy Services

ING is recognised as a leader in Agile and DevOps delivery among European banks. The partnership of ING’s Belgian subsidiary with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been an important part of its success in its move toward continuous app delivery. Netherlands-based ING started its transition to full automation of software development two years ago, driven »

MoneyFarm puts Scala programming language at the heart of its IT infrastructure

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Scala, an open-source programming language released in 2004, is still only ranked number 31 in the ranking index of the top 50 software languages maintained by Tiobe Software, a Dutch firm that specialises in software quality metrics. But the Tiobe index is a general one  – it covers coding languages used across all industries. Developers »

DevOps and continuous delivery: How much is hype versus reality?


The topics of DevOps and continuous app delivery have made it onto the agenda at SIBOS, organised by Swift, the bank payments consortium and by some measures the leading financial technology conference in the world. Reflecting the wariness banks hold for new technologies, the panel QA Financial was asked to chair at SIBOS was titled: »

Wall Street Coders Wanted, Elite College Degrees Not Necessary

So last year, Furlong, 30, enrolled in a three-month coding boot camp that uses HackerRank, a web platform that trains and grades people on writing computer code. After earning a top ranking for Java developers globally, Furlong was hired by JPMorgan Chase & Co. in December for its two-year technology training program. This is Wall »

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins Targets Banks With Cloud-Computing Firm

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins Targets Banks With Cloud-Computing Firm

Jenkins, 55, ousted from the London-based lender last year, has opened a company named 10X Future Technologies, according to a statement on Monday. He’s working with Mark Allcock, a former technology specialist at Barclays, and Brad Goodall, who previously ran a fintech consultancy that advised Australian wealth-management firms. Global lenders, facing competition from startups, are pushing »

Special Preview: The QA Financial Forum New York, November 29th

Capital One's Adam Auerbach

When Capital One’s co-founder and CEO Richard Fairbank launched his digital banking strategy in earnest with a $9.9 billion acquisitions of ING’s online banking business in the US back in 2009, he noted that the US had more bank branches that gas stations. While he could see the need for gas stations, he couldn’t see »

This Bank-Beating Trading Powerhouse Doesn’t Use Human Traders

But in a world where the difference between profit and loss can be tiny fractions of a second, XTX says it relies more on smarts than speed. Instead of building microwave networks to ferret out prices a microsecond before anyone else, XTX uses mathematical models that are tuned with massive data sets. It says its technology »

Wells Fargo Forms Tech-Payments Group, Promotes Two Managers

Wells Fargo Forms Tech-Payments Group, Promotes Two Managers

As head of the Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation unit, Modjtabai will report to Chief Operating Officer Tim Sloan, according to a statement Monday from the San Francisco-based bank that also disclosed two promotions and other management changes. The new business brings together seven leaders responsible for operations including technology innovation, consumer cards, deposit products »

Swedbank appoints head of digital banking unit

Swedbank has put Lotta Loven in charge of digital banking. Loven previously co-headed the  unit, which was created in May, and has been now promoted to full head. The other co-head, Girts Bērziņš, who runs channel development and customer service in Baltic Banking, has now been appointed head of strategy within digital banking. Birgitte Bonnesen, »

Cognizant Tumbles as President Leaves Amid Investigation

Gordon Coburn, who had been at Cognizant for two decades and most recently served as its president, resigned earlier this week, the Teaneck, New Jersey-based company said in a filing Friday.The probe is focused on a small number of company-owned facilities, the company said without elaborating. The stock fell 15 percent to $46.73 at 11:04 a.m. »

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