Wavelength Podcast Ep. 208: The Battle Between Innovation & Practicality

Wei-Shen and Tony discuss the constant push-pull between trying to create innovative new products for the future, while having to answer for today’s challenges.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.

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This week, Wei-Shen and Tony talk about a recent story published on WatersTechnology (link below) where tech execs from UBS, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, and Nomura discuss where they're directing their IT budgets (2:00). The gist is that so-called innovative moonshot projects are being put on the backburner...Tony and Shen take a contrarian view. Also, what happens if banks cut back on their metropolitan office footprints (15:30)? To wrap things up, Tony and Shen discuss what their own personal moonshoots are (20:00).

https://www.waterstechnology.com/management-strategy/7666226/moonshots-shelved-banks-spend-on-home-working-tech

https://www.waterstechnology.com/management-strategy/7552636/space-exploration-how-will-banks-handle-unwanted-costly-real-estate-post-covid


Contact Info: 

As is the case with everything we do, we'd love to get some feedback from our listeners.

Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  [email protected]

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; [email protected]


Past 10 episodes:

Episode 198: DTCC's Peve on DLT

Episode 199: Working Through Covid-19

Episode 200: The Reunion Special

Episode 201: Refinitiv Labs on Unstructured Data

Episode 202: Northern Trust’s Pete Cherecwich, Part 2

Episode 203: Finos’ Columbro on Open Source 

Episode 204: Nasdaq on Cloud Strategy

Episode 205: Just Talkin'

Episode 206: Liquidnet's Simon Maughan

Episode 207: Vaccine Tracking and Other Alt Datasets

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