Analytics in Deloitte in Scotland

Business intelligence, Big Data, AI and machine learning will drive business innovation

Edinburgh uni fintech blog use

To support Deloitte’s leadership role in developing the Fintech strategy in Scotland, we recently ran a workshop with the University of Edinburgh’s MSc Accountancy & Finance students to bring to life the complexities of developing and launching a Fintech start-up. With brilliant mentorship from Craig Paterson of the Data Lab, we set 3 teams the challenge of building a business case with projected expenditure and revenues, considering recent market opportunities presented by Open Banking, and capabilities such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

Continue reading

Posted on 06/06/2018 | 0 Comments

Creating a partnership that truly matters…

FTS blog use

There aren’t many points in the development of a business where you get the opportunity to really play a part in something that has the potential to change the face of the industry and make a lasting impression on the future of an industry or a region.  For me, in however many years’ time I want to walk away from my career and be proud that the team and I properly made a difference in our sphere of work, and I’m incredibly proud to be part of a firm that holds that value really close to its heart. 

Continue reading

Posted on 11/05/2018 | 0 Comments

Data is the new…Enabler!

Datathon follow up blog image_use

Now, I’m going to try and get through this blog without the phrase ‘Data is the new oil’. Every conference with any link to data science and financial services will have at least one speaker (if not more) that will utter these words to try and express the true value now being placed on data.

Continue reading

Posted on 28/03/2018 | 0 Comments

From Datathon to Deloitte: Now it's your turn to get involved...

Datathon invite image

With DataFest 18 coming up and Deloitte’s team organising our second Datathon in the Edinburgh office, I’ve been thinking about how I went from being a casual competition-goer to a consultant in the firm. To quote one of our directors, I’ve gone “from Datathon to Deloitte” – a journey I didn’t necessarily expect to go through one year ago. 

Continue reading

Posted on 14/02/2018 | 0 Comments

Why artificial intelligence is more about people than you think

AI blog use

Artificial intelligence (AI): it’s a phrase appearing in the news and in our everyday lives more and more these days. Although there may be some truth behind the eye-catching headlines on AI and robots taking thousands of jobs, it’s unlikely to be as dramatic as it sounds.

Continue reading

Posted on 19/01/2018 | 0 Comments

A day in the life of… Kent Mackenzie

Fintech blog image

In this instalment of “a day in the life of…” we speak to Kent Mackenzie, a Director in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice. There may not be such a thing as a “typical” day in his life with the Firm, but most mornings start with some time with the kids and a good cup of tea...

Continue reading

Posted on 24/08/2016 | 0 Comments

A day in the life of… Sithu Aye

Ditl of Sithu blog

Continuing our series on what it’s really like to work at Deloitte, we speak to Sithu Aye, a technology consulting analyst in our Glasgow office. In a brief interview, he talks about how, despite not ever really having a “typical day”, things are about to change dramatically for him.

Continue reading

Posted on 29/04/2016 | 0 Comments

Spring has sprung for Scottish FinTech…and summer is on its way

 

Hackathon

On a cold winter’s morning in December last year, Bela from The Infinite Kind and I sat down and started to plan the next FinTech Hackathon in Edinburgh. 

I suggested we host in the Deloitte office…now for those of you that have been here you will know that it is a beautiful, gleaming, space that we spend time with our clients in…all very civilised…and in my mind perfect to invite and help 50+ ‘hackers’ to run riot and create new applications for the changing world of Finance!

Continue reading

Posted on 07/04/2016 | 0 Comments

A day in the life of… Elizabeth Hollinger

Day in the life EH

In the first part of an occasional series looking at what it’s really like to work at Deloitte, we speak to Elizabeth Hollinger, head of our Analytics Lab in Scotland and a key figure in setting up our Digital Studio and client Greenhouse space in Edinburgh. In a brief interview, she talks about her love of learning, beginning her career in actuarial services and what it’s like to always be on the move.

Continue reading

Posted on 30/03/2016 | 0 Comments

Five learnings from a FinTech hackathon

  Innovation

Scotland has long been recognised as a country that punches above its weight when it comes to the number of innovators and pioneers that have blessed our shores. The development of new products, solutions and services forms an integral part of our national identity and is actively encouraged and supported. 

Continue reading

Posted on 27/11/2015 | 0 Comments