Tags: technology

Capturing the ‘Wired’ Consumer: Leading-Edge Banking Technology

April 18th, 2013 by Collin Canright

As every business becomes a digital business, to borrow from Accenture’s technology vision for 2013, the leading edge of bank technology seeks to serve customers whose velocity of need increases with the speed and power of their personal digital technology. The digital revolution is shaping banking and providing opportunities for competitive differentiation.

API = Freedom

April 5th, 2013 by Collin Canright

The Obama for America Campaign took the technology used to run an election campaign a step or two forward—at least for now—by building an API-based platform to manage the campaign. Harper Reed, CTO of the Obama campaign, boiled the reason down to a two-word formula: API = Freedom.

Should the Government Do More to Promote New Technology in the US?

November 1st, 2011 by Canright Communications

The greatest takeaway from Chicago Ideas Week was something Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of AllThingsD and a leading voice in technology since the early nineties, said: “The federal government has lain down on the job,” when it comes to supporting new technologies within the US.

DATA: Open Data, Transparency, and Efficient Markets

July 23rd, 2011 by Collin Canright

Control of information and data equates to control of people and markets. Warnings from Milton to Orwell and the ideological struggle between capitalistic and socialistic market approaches increasingly result in greater wealth and freedom. At Chicago’s Techweek 2011  conference, the evolution toward freedom and away from control  manifested in Friday talks through the benefits of greater access …

Chicago Payments Information Exchange (CPIX) Group Forms on Built in Chicago Community

February 8th, 2011 by Collin Canright

The Chicago Payments Information Exchange (CPIX) is live on the Built in Chicago. The group’s purpose is to build on Chicago’s history of innovation in payments and create greater visibility for this financial technology market. Built in Chicago is a fast-growing community that serves as a “resource for digital professionals working to build great web …

Noteworthy Links for 09-07-2010

September 7th, 2010 by Collin Canright

Over-the-top success of Groupon signals new Chicago tech formation “Our investment has created a home for thousands of new jobs and has helped shine a national spotlight on Chicago as a technology leader,” Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said. “The fast-growing technology field is an essential part of our plan to make Chicago the most …

In Our Own Words: Review of 2009+

December 18th, 2009 by Christina Canright

I keep a cartoon from The New Yorker near my desk, which seems to sum up this past year and perhaps the year to come. In the cartoon, Charles Dickens is sitting with his editor, and the editor asks: “I wish you would make up your mind, Mr. Dickens. Was it the best of times …