Enough has been written about the importance of big data and analytics in financial services particularly as the industry eyes up open banking and AI. We knew we couldn’t make a financial services podcast series without talking about it. Thing is, data isn’t much of a conversation starter. But we know what is - sport.
So we invited the biggest name in sports data - Adir Shiffman, executive chairman of leading wearable tech brand Catapult Sports, onto the Upfront podcast for an entirely different take on data.
If you watch the NFL or Premier League football, you might have seen the players wearing Catapult vests that track and measure their performance on the field. The technology is also used in Formula 1 and by the world’s greatest athletes. Catapult has redefined how technology and data are used in sport, collecting and providing insights that help athletes and teams reach their true potential. It’s seriously sexy stuff.
Joining Adir on the Upfront podcast was Iress CEO Andrew Walsh - another diehard data evangelist who has helped solve the data woes of financial institutions large and small through Iress’ financial services technology.
Listen to the episode Vital statistics to hear what happened when we put the two of them together and let them imagine a world where financial services are using data in the way that Catapult is.
And read on for some bite-sized and actionable advice from that episode to help you up your data game and take your business into another league.