Greg MacSweeney

Profile of Greg MacSweeney

Editorial Director
Member Since: 5/8/2014
Blog Posts: 734
Posts: 205

Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology.

Articles by Greg MacSweeney

Fidelity Labs Launches Oculus Rift Investment Visualization App

Fidelity Labs, the R&D think tank inside of Fidelity Investments, has launched StockCity for Oculus, a tool that combines virtual reality with data visualization to transform an investorís stock portfolio into a city that conveys information about stocks without a single number or percentage.

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The Bankerless Bank

Regulatory upheaval has distracted banks from developing innovative technology. When will banks return their focus to building technology for competitive advantage?

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The Future of the CIO

Todayís chief information officers are no longer hardcore technologists. And they arenít pure business leaders either. They need to have excellent business and technology acumen to succeed.

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What Is The Cloud, Anyway?

Since financial services firms have a high exposure to cloud-based services and applications, it's helpful to know what the cloud is and how it operates. This infographic helps with the basics of the cloud.

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Community Chatter: Most Commented Articles of 2013

When community members start commenting on an article, the comments usually come in bunches. This year articles about cybersecurity, high-frequency trading, Elizabeth Warren and big data generated a lot of interest and comments. Here are the articles you were talking about in 2013.

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What's In Store For 2014?

Although markets continued to surge in 2013, this year was mostly a forgettable one for financial services technologists. CIOs are hoping for brighter IT fortunes in 2014.

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Bloomberg Tradebook Like You've Never Seen It Before

Bloomberg Tradebook held its second annual Charity Day on its trading floor in New York. Sean "Diddy" Combs, CC Sabathia, Mark Messier and other celebrities attended the charity fundraiser/costume party to help raise over $1 million in commissions for six different charities.

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The IT Brand Is Broken

In order to repair IT's reputation, technology leaders need to understand the business and become the first choice of users, not the last.

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IT Is The Business

Much like its peers do with complex financial products, Bank of America's technology infrastructure team "marks to market" its technology offerings.

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Is The NSA Hacking SWIFT?

SWIFT says it has no evidence its systems were breached, but documents show SWIFT and Visa are targets of the NSA, according to media reports.

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Bloomberg Spygate Lights Up Twitter

News that Bloomberg allowed its reporters to access certain Bloomberg Terminal client data sent the Twitter world on fire. Then, news broke that Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan had contacted Bloomberg asking for an explanation, which fanned the flames. Here are some of the most interesting Tweets about the Bloomberg snooping scandal.

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Industry Inertia Hampers E-Trading

Institutional traders see some value in fixed income electronic trading, but a lack of a regulatory push and the desire to maintain existing business models is causing inertia in the move to electronic trading methods.

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