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Financial innovation firm R3 announced the team tasked with managing the design and delivery of advanced distributed ledger technologies to global financial markets in partnership with its consortium of member banks.
- The R3 collaborative model is the best way to quickly, efficiently and cost effectively deliver these new technologies to global financial markets.
- The team brings together a unique set of expertise in electronic financial markets, distributed ledgers and blockchain technologies.
- In his fifteen-year career at IBM he specialized in the application of new technology in banking and financial markets.
- Ian Grigg, Architecture Consultant: Ian is a financial cryptographer with 20 years experience building secure ledger systems for the internet.
Lift-off! My 90-second ride into the future of virtual reality
- For all the hype around 3D virtual and augmented realities, however, the technology still necessitates strapping a device to your head.
- For anyone who has experienced virtual reality (VR) before, or been in any kind of simulator, the experience is all rather underwhelming, particularly after the warnings of motion sickness and expectations of an immersive bucking bronco ride.
- Signing a health and safety waiver and confirming that I’m not overly sensitive to noise, I am strapped into a padded vest and virtual reality goggles and invited to straddle the turbine – and ominously told to hold on tightly.
- Before you know it, you’re floating somewhere above an imaginary landscape and landing back in the room 90 seconds later.
- Which is something that the spectacular downfall of Google Glass revealed the general public – if not hardcore gamers – are still very reluctant to do.
A De Facto Standard Reference Architecture for Managing Currency Risk
- And to do that, they rely on a de facto standard reference architecture for managing currency risk.
- It is the single most important element in a well-run currency risk management program.
- More specifically, there are three key components of the de facto standard reference architecture for managing currency risk, including 1) exposure analytics and decision support; 2) a trading platform for trade execution; and 3) a TMS for trade accounting.
- In this article, I’ll explain what that reference architecture looks like, and the results it has enabled award-winning treasury teams to achieve.
- The treasury team collaborates with stakeholders inside and outside the business to facilitate decision making that takes currency risk into account.
Project Sunroof calculates rooftop solar potential using Google Maps
- Figures are offered up for different scenarios, such as leasing solar panels, taking out a loan to pay for them or buying them outright.
- Powered by Google Maps, Project Sunroof can tell users how much sun is hitting their roof and how much they might be able to shave off their power bills.
The video below provides a quick overview of Project Sunroof.
- According to Google, it already has access to all the information needed to create detailed maps of your rooftop’s candidacy for solar harvesting.
- Well, a new venture from Google is aimed at taking the guesswork out of weaning your household off the grid.