Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Urban FT Bids to Acquire Digiliti Money.

Around the web

  • First Tennessee Bank goes live with mobile banking app from D3 Banking.
  • Alpha Payments Cloud partners with Australia Post to launch Alpha Commerce Hub.
  • IBM Singapore inks memorandum of understanding with Pacific International Lines to trial blockchain-based, supply chain solutions for businesses.
  • Trulioo’s Global Gateway earns first place in the Verification/Identity Checks category of Market Fintech Limited’s 2017 RegTech Performance Report.
  • FICO Customer Communications Services helps China Guangfa Bank Credit Card Center lower collection costs.
  • Liferay launches initiative to provide new resources for its open source developer community.
  • Featurespace selected by IATA to provide leading fraud protection solution.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems and ACEware Systems Partner for PCI-Validated P2PE.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

IBM Launches Security Testing Services for IoT Developers

IoT technologies are on the rise– in fact, Gartner predicts that connected things will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. This flood of new capabilities comes with the need for enhanced security in a field where developers have hacked everything from self-driving cars to wifi-connected Crock Pots.

That’s why IBM announced yesterday that its security arm is launching testing services for the internet of things (IoT). The company’s Watson IoT offers configuration and management capabilities for IoT environments. The company also launched testing services for automotive security.

One of IBM’s designated research teams, the X-Force Red researchers, will deliver the testing service alongside the Watson IoT platform. IBM reports that 58% of companies only test their IoT apps during the production phase, which could possibly introduce vulnerabilities into existing systems. To combat this, the researchers are incorporating an added layer of security and penetration testing.

IBM describes the new cloud-based service as “programmatic, on-demand” testing that will occur “through the entire lifecycle” of IoT products. Clients of the Watson IoT platform can leverage the expertise of X-Force Red researchers throughout the process of development and deployment of IoT products.

Charles Henderson, Global Head of IBM X-Force Red said, “Over the past year, we’ve seen security testing further emerge as a key component in clients’ security programs.” Henderson added, “Finding issues in your products and services upfront is a far better investment than the expense of letting cybercriminals find and exploit vulnerabilities.”

Ayelet Avni, Senior Offering Manager of IBM Trusteer and Shaked Vax, Product Strategist of IBM Trusteer demo IBM Trusteer Rapport at FinovateSpring 2017

New York-based IBM was founded in 1911 and debuted its Customer Insight for Banking product at FinovateFall 2016. The solution uses predictive analytics and pre-built data models to help banks perfect customer segmentation models by analyzing transactions, spending behavior, and life events. The company’s security arm most recently demonstrated its Trusteer solutions. Ayelet Avni, Senior Offering Manager, and Shaked Vax, Product Strategist of IBM Trusteer, took the stage at FinovateSpring 2017 to debut how IBM Trusteer Rapport protects against phishing attacks.

Categories: IBM

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • IBM Launches Security Testing Services for IoT Developers.
  • TickSmith Lands $2 Million Investment from Illuminate Financial.
  • Layer’s New Messaging Design System Helps Create Perfect Conversational Experiences.

Around the web

  • Vantiv partners with Columbia Bank to provide new payment services to business customers.
  • Commerce Bank to offer AP and AR automated service, CashFlow Complete, powered by Bill.com.
  • Xero and Recurly team up in new integration that combines subscription management with cloud accounting.
  • Fintech Supercharger features an interview with Roman Stanek, Founder and CEO, GoodData.
  • BARC Score Data Discovery identifies MicroStrategy as a ‘Market Leader’ ranking #1 in “Platform Capabilities”
  • Chicago Tribune column on savvy saving highlights MaxMyInterest.
  • Village of Palos Park Introduces Passport’s Parking App.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • EquityZen Secures $3 Million in Round Led by Draper Associates.
  • Karmic Labs Lands $17.2 Million to Grow Enterprise Payment Solutions.
  • Innovation Acceleration: Incubators and Incubation Labs Drive Development in Fintech.

Around the web

  • MoneYou integrates Mitek’s identity solutions for real-time digital onboarding.
  • Xignite launches the Xignite Channel Partner Program to offer partners integrated cloud-based market data solutions.
  • Betterment launches new Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Portfolio.
  • Forbes profiles Unison in look at the challenges facing homebuying millennials.
  • CrowdFlower adds former Amazon AI product specialist Robert Munro as VP of Machine Learning.
  • NuCypher introduces its decentralized key management system, NuCypher KMS.
  • AltFi talks about the role of “platformification” in supporting innovation in fintech with Avoka CEO Phil Copeland.
  • IDG Connect interviews Xpenditure CEO Boris Bogaert on current trends in banking including blockchain R&D.
  • IBM opens new data centers in London, U.K.; Sydney, Australia; and San Jose, California.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Turnkey Lender Raises $2 Million in Series A.
  • Enhancing the Customer Experience in Financial Services.
  • New Partnership Turns PayPal into Apple App Store Payment Option

Around the web

  • Signifyd brings its Guaranteed Fraud Protection solution to Authorize.Net’s U.S.-based e-commerce merchants.
  • Passport launches parking payment app, Passport Canada, for students at Simon Fraser University.
  • Strategic partnership will integrate Key Lifestyle Indicator technology from Segmint with financial services solutions from IBM.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

IBM to Build Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Solution for Seven European Banks

Big Blue’s blockchain party just got a lot bigger.

Seven of Europe’s biggest banks have hired IBM to build a blockchain-based, trade finance solution for SMEs. Powered by Hyperledger Fabric and based on the IBM blockchain, the platform – the Digital Trade Chain Network – will make domestic and cross-border transactions easier and more transparent. The banks involved – HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, Natixis, Rabobank, KBC, and Unicredit – represent the Digital Trade Chain Consortium, which was founded in January 2017.

Speaking on behalf the Consortium, CIO of KBC Rudi Peeters said the Digital Trade Chain Network could “serve potentially thousands of the consortium’s banking clients.” Peeters credited IBM with being a fintech company in every sense of the word, highlighting the company’s combined experience in technology and finance. “(IBM’s) blockchain and banking industry expertise,” he said, “will help us create a new platform for small and medium businesses in Europe that can enable … faster, easier, and cheaper trade transactions.” Peeters added that the new platform will “help open new revenue streams and initiate new trading relationships and foster trade growth.”

Trade finance has emerged as “one of the strongest use cases for the technology,” according to IBM Blockchain general manager Marie Wieck (pictured). Focusing on small and medium businesses also brings this innovative technology to a market traditionally underserved by both technology and credit. Wieck said, “by addressing the SME market, which faces challenges in data sharing and access to capital, the Digital Trade Chain Consortium is pioneering a unique blockchain solution with the potential for widespread impact.” Production on the platform is scheduled to begin by the end of 2017.

It has been a busy June for IBM’s blockchain business. IBM Japan recently announced a partnership with AEON Financial Service to build a blockchain-based financial services platform for both consumers and enterprises. Also this month, IBM launched a collaboration with Colombia’s AOS to build a supply chain transaction solution leveraging the IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT. And working with AIG and Standard Bank, IBM piloted what they called the “first multinational, “smart contract-based” insurance policy based on blockchain technology. “Our pilot proves blockchain has a powerful role to play in the future of insurance,” Rob Schimek, CEO of Commercial, AIG, said, planting an insurtech flag on the landscape of distributed ledger innovation. “Any technology, including blockchain, that can increase trust and transparency for an industry whose pillars are built on that, should be fully explored,” he said.

Founded in 1911 and headquartered in Armonk, New York, IBM provided a look at its innovations with blockchain technology at our developer’s conference in 2016. At FinovateFall 2016, the company demonstrated its predictive analytics-based Customer Insight for Banking solution. With a market capitalization of $145 billion, IBM trades on the NYSE under the ticker “IBM.” Ginni Rometty is Chairwoman, President, and CEO.

 

Categories: IBM

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Building A Better Onboarding Experience: Avoka Introduces CX Design for Banking.
  • IBM to Build Blockchain-Based Trade Finance Solution for Seven European Banks.

Around the web

  • CaxtonFX introduces multi-currency account for SMEs.
  • ACI Worldwide teams up with regional payment service provider Peach Payments to launch Alipay in South Africa.
  • TransferTo partners with MallforAfrica to provide African shoppers with access to retailers in Europe and the U.S.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews FixNix founder and CEO Shanmugavel Sankaran.
  • Equifax and OpenGI combine forces to bring better fraud prevention technology to brokers.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

Our first developers conference in the U.K. is next month. Join us for two days of developer-focused presentations, demonstrations, and conversations at FinDEVr 2017 London, June 12 and 13. Stop by our registration page today and save your spot.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Trulioo and the Regtech Revolution: How Smaller Teams Tackle the Compliance Challenge.
  • Inside BBVA’s Open API Marketplace

Alumni updates

  • NuCypher earns finalist spot in BBVA Open Talent 2017. Join NuCypher at FinDEVr London, Jun 12 & 13.
  • Expensify exceeds 35,000 global customers, adding Xero, HappyFresh, GoCardless, and Adroll as clients
  • Cisco and IBM team up on security.
  • Glenmede taps IHS Markit for data management.
  • Bank of Sydney replaces its digital banking platform with DigitalAccess from Fiserv.
  • eWise integrates its Aegis data aggregation platform into Backbase’s Open Banking Marketplace.
  • Xero Partners with Expensify for In-House Expense Management.
  • PYMNTS.com features The CardLinx Association’s success.
  • Xero expands online-invoice payment options in Xero for Australia.
  • Worldpay tests payments in virtual reality

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Signicat Launches Mobile Authentication.
  • 3 Steps to Take During the Countdown to GDPR and PSD2.

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • NuCypher earns finalist spot in BBVA Open Talent 2017. Join NuCypher at FinDEVr London, Jun 12 & 13.
  • TSYS enables tokenization across its North American commercial card platforms.
  • Catholic Vantage Financial ($98M) hires Insuritas to deploy and manage their insurance agency solution.
  • AuthenticID enhances CatfishAIR Identity Platform to support real-time identity authorization for CNP transactions.
  • Vera announces support for multi-factor authentication solutions from Duo Security, RSA SecureID, and fellow Finovate alum, Twilio.
  • Amsterdam Trade Bank (ATB) to streamline banking, treasury, and finance operations in partnership with Misys.
  • Cisco and IBM team up on security.
  • Glenmede taps IHS Markit for data management.
  • GMC Software launches Business Partner Track for Partner Advantage Program
  • Expensify exceeds 35,000 global customers, adding Xero, HappyFresh, GoCardless, and Adroll as clients
  • Jumio announces expansion into new Shoreditch U.K. headquarters.
  • Steve Lewczyk joins Trizic as new Chief Revenue Officer.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • NuCypher and Sureify Earn Finalist Spots at Startup Battlefield, MetLife’s Collab.

Around the web

  • Mobile identity scoring innovator Juvo appoints Prosper president Ron Suber as strategic advisor.
  • BBVA unveils new chatbot providing basic financial information over Facebook and Telegram.
  • IBM opens the doors on its Blockchain Founder Accelerator program for blockchain startups.
  • Spanish tax agency, AEAT, certifies Comarch’s Accounts Payable solution.
  • Puget Sound Business Journal Features Lighter Capital.
  • NuCypher wins finalist spot at Disrupt NY 2017’s Startup Battlefield.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.