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FierceBigData: Big data banking battle brewing

Banks are facing some of the biggest challenges they’ve ever seen–and this is an industry that has faced a lot over the years. Regulators and other enforcement agencies are arguably more relentless than in previous years to rid the industry of corruption and criminal behavior. But they’ve also added considerable pressure on banks to improve their technical forensic and security capabilities. Big data is the best answer to these problems but that’s not to say that it’s a quick and easy fix–nor is it to say that these are the only problems that need fixing.

FBDlogo“The criminals are also rapidly innovating their technology and their tactics, both within institutions as well as outside them,” explains Jason Bloomberg in his post in Forbes. “Money laundering, for example, has become increasingly sophisticated since the economic downturn of the last decade. Furthermore, the money launderers always seem to have an edge, as they obscure their activities by using the complexity of the global financial infrastructure to their advantage.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

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