digital

Perfecto appoints investor Jim Moran, to executive chairman role

Perfecto said Moran’s focus will be to accelerate the company’s growth in quality assurance services. Moran was previously the managing director at North Bridge Venture, a venture capital firm, and Growth Equity Partners, an independent private equity company which invests in growing UK SMEs. Moran supervised investments in early-stage companies, including Paydiant, the cloud-based financial »

Equifax’s Historic Hack May Have Exposed Almost Half of U.S.

Equifax’s Historic Hack May Have Exposed Almost Half of U.S.

Hackers exploited a website application to access names, addresses, Social Security numbers and some driver’s license numbers of potentially 143 million consumers, Equifax said Thursday in a statement. The incident — which drove down shares in after-hours trading — is a stark reminder of the risk of consumers’ personal data being exposed online, security experts »

Luxoft acquires derivIT,  Singapore-based IT consultancy and Murex partner

DerivIT has been a partner of Murex, the leading trading and risk systems provider, since 2008, and provides installation and testing services to Murex customers in the APAC region. Group managing director and global head of Excelian, Luxoft’s financial services division, Roman Trakhtenberg, said: “We are excited to join forces with derivIT and continue to »

HCL expands its European presence with new headquarters in Sweden

HCL Technologies, the multinational IT services company, opened a delivery centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, employing more than 150 people. The centre will become HCL’s global headquarters for global delivery network and act as a base for its mainframe and automotive services. Senior Vice President and Head of Nordics at HCL, Pankaj Tagra, said:  “The Nordics »

HCL Technologies buys Datawave, UK-based data management platform

HCL Technologies, the multinational IT services company based in India, has acquired UK-based data management platform, Datawave, for around £7 million, it said. Datawave, formerly known as ETL Factory, enables users to execute large-scale and complex data-integration and data-migration projects by creating a data automation platform. Anand Birje, vice president and head of digital and »

Cigniti hires former Infosys veteran

Srinath Batni, formerly the head of delivery excellence at Infosys, the leading software integrator, has joined test services vendor Cigniti Technologies as an independent director. Cigniti chairman and managing director, C V Subramanyam said that Batni’s expertise will be a boost to Cigniti’s plans to become: “The world’s largest and most respected independent software testing »

Testing transformation project of the year — UST Global

Schroders, the £400 billion investment manager, chose UST to drive its Agile programme forward. It’s a project that illustrates how improved quality assurance and faster app delivery can help major financial firms compete with market disrupters on their own terms. For Melinda Chapple, the Singapore-based head of Schroders’ global quality assurance practice, Agile software development »

ANZ creates role of Chief Data Officer

ANZ, Australia’s fourth largest bank, has announced it is appointing Emma Gray as the firm’s first chief data officer. She will be responsible for the bank’s data strategy, which includes how data is defined, gathered, managed, and made secure. Gray’s employment history lies outside of the financial sector. Previously, she was Chief Loyalty and Data »

ICAP’s Spencer Reboots Market Stalwart With a Big Bet on Digital

For decades his brokerage, ICAP Plc, has helped turn the wheels of the capital markets by trading trillions of dollars in derivatives, currencies and other securities on behalf of global banks. Its legion of voice brokers, wielding telephones, embodied the hurly-burly of a marketplace where relationships and instincts mattered. Now the interdealer broker is transforming »

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, »