About this blogThe Asia Pacific region provides a unique set of challenges (ความท้าทาย, cabaran) and opportunities (peluang, 机会). Our diverse culture, rapid technology adoption and positive market has our region poised for great things. One thing we have in common with the rest of the world is the need to be globally competitive while staying locally relevant. On this blog, our key regional thought leaders provide an Asia Pacific perspective on doing business, using analytics to be more effective, and life left of the date line.
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Mark is the Risk Intelligence Solutions Manager at SAS Institute Australia. Since 1998 I have been dedicated to the provision of IT solutions and consulting to the financial services industry across the Asia Pacific region, inlcuding Australia. During this period I have worked with every major bank in Australia, Singapore, HK, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan and China, focused on data warehousing, customer relationship management, customer profitability analysis and risk management solutions. This experience follows the evolution of financial institution requirements for those disciplines from the time of the Asian financial crisis through China’s entry into WTO, the Basel II era, GFC & Basel III, which is currently driving keen interest in the integration of customer, finance & risk analytics.
I found Thomas Hoenig’s (president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City) comments particularly interesting. In a speech before the Pew Financial Reform Project ...