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In our recent conversations with UK retail banks, the role of mobile in the future of banking has been raised as a topic of debate amongst bankers themselves. An important subtext for this debate is the particular role played by brick and mortar branches.

Brett Thornton
By Brett Thornton under Insights 15 March 2017

Amazon have shown how far ahead of the curve they are by actually launching a new grocery concept largely enabled via sensors above shelves.

George Proudfoot
By George Proudfoot under Insights 02 March 2017

The potential for voice UI in hospitality settings has been obvious to anyone who has used Amazon’s Alexa to switch on the lights in their own home.

George Proudfoot
By George Proudfoot under Insights 24 February 2017

Over the past seven years, one particular industry has given us tremendous scope and opportunity to achieve that: transport, or, as we will refer to it in this post, mobility.

Marcus Southon
By Marcus Southon under Insights 16 February 2017

Creating products and services that people want takes more than just building software. It takes a deep understanding of unmet customer needs.

Jean-Francois Hector
By Jean-Francois Hector under Insights 10 February 2017

We take a deep dive into mobility - in this context, think travel, transport and how we get from A to B - and consider the opportunities that Alexa, and Voice UI in general, has to offer in this space.

Clara Monnet
By Clara Monnet under Insights 19 January 2017

MBaaS acts as the bridge between the data, logic, and services which reside in the backend of what might be your Enterprise environment or external service, and the interface that your users interact with.

Tim Gibson
By Tim Gibson under Engineering, Insights 17 January 2017

Today, there’s a mobile phone in every pocket, and the mobile development ecosystem is mature. Don’t mistake that, however, for the idea that it’s also standing still - because it’s not.

Stephen Wilson
By Stephen Wilson under Insights, Engineering 15 December 2016

As a result of shifts in the regulatory environment, new competitors unpacking the banking value chain, and elevated customer expectations, the future of banking is under threat.

Rachel Quartly
By Rachel Quartly under Insights 15 December 2016

Below are some of our technical learnings on how to approach development, and some of the technical lessons that will help to ensure a robust, production ready Skill.

Khalil Dimachkie
By Khalil Dimachkie under Insights, Engineering 30 November 2016

Rolling up our sleeves and building Skills has been critical: after all, there are some things Alexa can’t tell us herself - things that our strategists, designers, and engineers needed to discover.

Khalil Dimachkie
By Khalil Dimachkie under Insights 18 November 2016

Here at TAB HQ, we have had the Amazon Echo for nearly half a year. This has given us the time and opportunity to put Alexa, Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, through her paces.

Clara Monnet
By Clara Monnet under Insights 15 November 2016

We have previously written on how the negative economic, regulatory and competitive dynamics in the banking industry means that retail banks will have to rethink their strategies.

Clara Monnet
By Clara Monnet under Insights 03 November 2016

In a world where trends can shift at lightspeed, one of the safer bets to bank on is that more connected sensors will continue to surround us over time.

George Proudfoot
By George Proudfoot under Insights 20 October 2016

Google's second event of the year showcased a combined hardware and software effort - more so than we have ever seen from Google previously, all bound together by the new Google Assistant.

Marcus Southon
By Marcus Southon under News, Insights 13 October 2016
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