The future of humans and applications
Nationwide’s aim is to provide great service by using technology with a human touch. With this in mind we invited Joe Baguley, VP and CTO of VMware in Europe, to give a Tech Talk on ‘AI, Machine Learning and Chromatography – a view of the future of humans and applications’.
Joe is a recognised leader within the European technical community and is considered one of the most influential leaders in UK IT, appearing in Computer Weekly’s UKTech50, and playing a key role in CloudCamp, communicating how cloud technology fits into the broader IT landscape, as well as advising the European Commission.Read more
Taking a view of the technological landscape today and the key technologies that will shape our future, Joe focussed on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, speaking of how the applications of today are nothing like the past and just a hint of what is to come. These messages came through loud and clear, and reflect Nationwide’s tech agenda:
“Automation is no longer an option but is a design requirement”
“DevOp teams accelerate innovation while driving greater operational efficiencies”
“Transformation is constant”
With all the developments in technology, the rise of AI and machine learning, what will the effects be within the financial industry? Joe said
“We tend to think about impact in a negative light, developments in AI could potentially help reduce risk within the financial sector, it could unlock new doors on how we look at and understand data and metrics. But most of all, these developments are constantly evolving and changing and that appetite of change within the financial sector needs to increase”.
The focus on AI is ramping up in Nationwide. Data and Analytics have published our first AI strategy and we are already implementing AI tools to carry out some of the mundane, time consuming tasks, freeing up people to act on the information that is presented back. Using AI is a necessity in allowing us to compete in the future and continue to meet our members’ expectations.
Tech Talks run monthly at Nationwide and are open to all tech colleagues. An external speaker is invited to share their knowledge on critical technological advances, making sure everyone can keep bang up-to-date in fast-moving fields. If you’d like to work with us, using technology to meet our members’ needs now and in the future, take a look at our vacancies or complete the ‘start a conversation’ form and we’ll be in touch.Read less