INFINITECH-RA: Structuring End-to-End Machine Learning Pipelines for Digital Finance

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Recently, H2020 INFINITECH, Europe’s flagship project for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and BigData in Digital Finance, released the first version of its Reference Architecture (RA), which is conveniently called INFINITECH-RA. INNOV-ACTS is a member of the INFINITECH consortium and one of the lead contributors in the INFINITECH-RA. The INFINITECH-RA specifies structuring principles for AI and BigData

Revolutionizing Wealth Management with Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently disrupting several sectors of the economy and finance is no exception. There are many interesting uses of AI in the finance sector, including use cases with disruptive potential and opportunities for both consumers and financial institutions. These use cases span the front office (e.g., chatbots), the middle office (e.g., Know

Securing Critical Infrastructures in the Finance Sector: The Top Five Challenges

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In the era of globalization, the finance sector comprises some of the most critical infrastructures that underpin our societies and the global economy. In recent years, the critical infrastructures of the financial sector have become more digitalized and interconnected than ever before. Indeed, recent advances in leading edge ICT technologies like BigData, Internet of Things

Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM): A Simple Example

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It’s quite easy to experiment with simple trading & risk assessment models using Python. One could start with the simple Capital asset pricing model (CAPM), which despite its limitations remains popular in various diversified portfolio construction use cases. Using the stats module of SciPy one can easily regress a company’s stock returns (Ri) against the

Blockchain Technology in Finance: Five Use Cases Beyond Cryptocurrencies that You Need to Know

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Blockchain technology become famous following the introduction of blockbuster cryptocurrencies like BitCoin and Ethereum, which are still the sole applications of blockchains at scale. BitCoin and Ethereum have attracted the interest of the financial services industry, while at the same time giving rise to the introduction of additional cryptocurrencies (AltCoins) such as LightCoin, PrimeCoin, NameCoin and

Information Modelling for Integrated (Cyber/Physical) Security Systems

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The H2020 FINSEC project is developing a unified approach to implementing security in the financial services industry, which is based on the integrated management of both cyber and physical security threats. This unified approach is motivated by the need to reduce the fragmentation of the security teams in financial organizations, while at the same time

Ethereum blockchain: A short introduction

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When it comes to blockchain technology, the bitcoin blockchain is the first infrastructure that comes to our minds. The technology that underpins BitCoins has ensured extremely secure and stable support for the popular digital currency. It has also introduced and demonstrated the concepts of transactions and smart contracts over the blockchain infrastructure. Nevertheless, Bitcoin smart

Disrupting Financial Services with IoT Technologies

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The Internet-of-Things (IoT) computing paradigm is revolutionizing industrial organizations, through providing the means for bridging physical processes with the digital world. This digitization of physical processes is transforming entire industrial sectors including manufacturing, logistics, energy, oil & gas and more. The financial services industry is no exception: the blending of IoT devices and technologies into

Thriving in an Era of Accelerated Change

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We are living in an era of continuous and rapid change, which is evident in every aspect of our social, economic and political lives. No matter where you are and what you do for a living you can sense changes happening in a pace that is more rapid than ever before. Take the labor market

IoT Tutorial: Wearables IoT Systems and Applications

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Introducing Wearables  Wearables are small electronic devices, which comprise one or more sensors and are associated with clothing or worn accessories such as watches, wristbands, glasses and jewelry.  Wearables come also with some sort of computational capability, which enables them to capture and process data about the physical world. In several cases they provide the