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I am deputy editor at The Banker, a Financial Times publication. I joined the magazine in August 2015 as transaction banking and technology editor, which remain the beats I cover. Previously I was features editor at Profit & Loss, an FX and derivatives publication and events company. Before that I was editorial director of Treasury Today following a period as editor of gtnews.com. I also worked on Banking Technology, Computer Weekly, and IBM Computer Today. I have a BSc from the University of Victoria, Canada.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The changing face of trade in a digital world

The way goods and services are traded internationally is changing, fuelled by the globalisation and digitalisation of supply and distribution chains. Are free-trade deals still fit for purpose in a hyperconnected world? Joy Macknight investigates.

To read more: http://www.thebanker.com/Transactions-Technology/The-changing-face-of-trade-in-a-digital-world/(language)/eng-GB

Lloyds Banking Group gears up for the digital talent war

Lloyds Banking Group director of innovation Claire Calmejane understands only too well how hard it is to attract talent in the digital space. She outlines to Joy Macknight how the group is bringing in, upskilling and retaining the right staff.

To read more: http://www.thebanker.com/Transactions-Technology/Lloyds-Banking-Group-gears-up-for-the-digital-talent-war/(language)/eng-GB

Top 500 Banking Brands 2017

China’s aggregate banking brand power has continued to surge, overtaking the US for the first time and giving further credence to the belief that this will be 'China's century'. Joy Macknight reports.

To read more: http://www.thebanker.com/Banker-Data/Top-500-Banking-Brands-2017/(language)/eng-GB

Credit Suisse develops a digital culture in private banking

Marco Abele, a digital transformation expert at Credit Suisse, argues that culture – not technology – is the main success factor when re-engineering a bank for the future. He describes to Joy Macknight how the bank architected a culture shift in its private banking business.

To read more: http://www.thebanker.com/Transactions-Technology/Credit-Suisse-develops-a-digital-culture-in-private-banking/(language)/eng-GB

Box founder sees bright future for the cloud

Cloud computing and the explosion of mobile devices is leading to a democratisation in the way people work. Aaron Levie, Box’s founder and CEO, talks to Joy Macknight about what employment will look like in the future.

To read more: http://www.thebanker.com/Transactions-Technology/Box-founder-sees-bright-future-for-the-cloud/(language)/eng-GB

Getting the most out of digital transformation

Banks are investing vast sums into digital programmes but are not yet reaping the benefits. Joy Macknight examines where banks are focusing on in order to create – and capture – value in digital.

To read more: http://www.thebanker.com/Transactions-Technology/Technology/Getting-the-most-out-of-digital-transformation/(language)/eng-GB

Time for banks to redefine their purpose and priorities

After a tsunami of scandals comes the reckoning. But are financial institutions ready to do some soul-searching and rethink how they add value to society? Joy Macknight investigates.

To read more: http://www.thebanker.com/Transactions-Technology/Technology/Time-for-banks-to-redefine-their-purpose-and-priorities/(language)/eng-GB