Fintech Finance – Interview with aixigo

aixigo participated as a presenter in the Finovate Europe this February. Already during the event days there were some interviews with our colleagues. Included was a video interview with Fintech Finance – a magazine for the financial sector which is available in print and can be viewed on TV. Afterwards, there was a special edition in the Fintech Finance magazine on the Finovate event and aixigo was asked anew to for an interview.

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Finovate Europe – Review from a developer’s and presenter’s point of view

Well a month ago, aixigo took part in the Finovate Europe in London and presented its high performance portfolio management system based on APIs : http://blog.aixigo.de/high-performance-api-services-for-portfolio-management.html?lang=en

Now, a few weeks later, we have written down our impressions of the whole process – from different points of view. All in all we can say, FinovateEurope was an awesome experience and we really enjoyed it! And now, have a look at our developer’s and presenter’s view of aixigo’s project “Finovate Europe 2017”:

Read what David, our participating developer, experienced:

At the beginning of December my manager placed an Amazon echo on my desk. “David, we have the idea to present at the Finovate Europe beginning of February. Can you get Amazon Alexa to talk to the PMS API until then?”.

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Investify API Banking

execfintech – investify was there

Exefintech took place in Frankfurt on 03.08.2016. The German counterpart of Finovate in London offered 40 FinTechs from across Europe a platform for interesting panel discussions and networking. Fintech could not miss the almost obligatory pitch for “Best in Show”. The pitch was held in the form of a maximum of three minute presentation. During this time a jury had to be convinced by the (great) core idea – quite challenging!logo-execfintech API Banking

The substantive focus was broad. From the option to put money without loss (Scalable Capital), real-time streaming of financial data (streamdata.io) to individual credit release on the Internet based on 200 factors (Twisto), everything was represented.
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Digital Banking Solutions at Finovate 2016

Visiting and showing investify – our digital wealth manager on Finovate Europe 2016 was an impressive experience. In my previous blog post you heard a lot about the conference, the concept and the audience. Meanwhile the video of our presentation is online:

Today I want to celebrate the presenters who all earned my respect. I still do find it extremely challenging to present in front of over 1.000 people. Especially that you have to make it informative and entertaining as well in the very short presenting time. So congratulations from me to all of them. Read more

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Server Room Monitoring: the project

Server room monitoring

Breadboard with sensors for temperature monitoring

Since 1st March 2016 I am working on my final paper for certification as qualified IT specialist system integration. The topic is the “Introduction of server room monitoring based on cost-efficient and self maintainable, preferably open software and hardware”.

I decided to implement the process with Raspberry Pis in order to be able to control the correspondent sensors. These should be integrated in the network and transmit the current temperature data of our server rooms and the relevant air conditioners to out IT department. Ideally I will also embed humidity sensors, which will, a big surprise, measure the air humidity in the rooms.

Server room monitoring

from left to right: temperature sensor, temperature/air humidity sensor

The current plan is that there will be two Raspberry Pis in every server room, which will manage an until now not determined number of sensors. These altoghether four Pis will be placed reasonably throughout the server room in order to guarantee the as much as possible all-over monitoring. A fifth Pi should be provided with an 8 inch display and will graphically illustrate the progression of the temperature at our office.

We will use the DS18B20 as temperature sensors and DHT11 as temperature/air humidity sensor. In case of one of the sensors registering a deviation, which was determined beforehand by us, our department will be informed by e-mail right away so as to be able to react quickly to the matter.

I will turn in the paper probably around 15th April 2016, afterwards the project is going into production. Here at aixigo new innovative ideas are welcomed anytime, especially if they improve the monitoring of the already existing infrastructure. It will centralize the information management and shorten the processing time. This was a very exciting and challenging project with a lot of hadicraft work both in the hardware and software unit. I definitely enjoyed it very much and am glad that is of a modular structure so that the colleagues will be able to maintain and expand it.

Christian Werrmann

Event – Fintech kidnapped branch

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Digitalization continuously changes business and society. More than one third of all communication in Germany takes place through digital channels. Citizens obtain 41% of all their purchase-related information from digital sources. The wave of digitalization has long ago transformed banking as well. It continues to challenge the top management—more strongly than ever during the past decades.

Traditional branches seem less and less relevant.

Could customers be carrying the branch of the future in their pockets? Will there only be “financial services to go” left at the end of this road?Digitalization - PresentersWe discuss the present situation in our lecture series “FinTech kidnapped branch?” from several perspectives.

  1. From the perspective of FinTech: How does the entire digital process work?
  2. From the perspective of a seemingly unrelated industry: How does the automotive industry combine digitalization with car dealerships?
  3. From the perspective of the wealth of data generated in each of the channels: Are these used productively at all for any of the channels?
  4. And from the perspective of the good “old” branch: Why is the branch vilified at every turn, but no one is doing anything apart from closing it?!

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Mobile banking … or BANK TO GO

In today’s world, tablets and smartphones are part and parcel of everyday life. And especially so among millennials, who have grown up with computers, the internet, and mobile phones. The number of these users continues to grow in Germany and worldwide.

Tablet Nutzer 2010 - 2014 - Bank to go This group demands their banks to adjust their products. They want mobile banking. Visiting a bank branch or a personal consultation with their advisor is no longer considered the norm. After all, they have other tools to obtain the necessary information. According to the research report “The Future of Finance” published by Goldman Sachs, one in three members of the tech-savvy generation Y expects to no longer have to visit a conventional bank branch in five years.

 

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The guilds at aixigo

Self-initiative and team-autonomy are great- but how does one live in a growing enterprise? After aixigo has adapted its team- and department-structures, in order to increase our focus on them, we asked ourselves, how we could retain and improve our internal exchange of knowledge. By using smaller, interdisciplinary teams and the specialization of subjects, connected to the teams, small and powerful teams were formed, but the exchange of ideas with other teams decreased.

aixigo addressed this dilemma by using the concept of so-called “guilds”, which was successfully introduced by Spotify for the first time. By now, other software companies adopted this concept.

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