About Laurence Leyden

Laurence is Director, transaction Banking for EMEA and is primarily involved in helping banks in their transformation agenda. Prior to SAP he worked for numerous banks in Europe and Asia including Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC. He regularly presents on industry trends and SAP’s banking strategy.

Recent Stories

The Four Essentials Of 21st Century Banking

The Four Essentials Of 21st Century Banking

Banking in the 21st century brings a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. Here are 4 key customer requirements.
Strange Bedfellows: Banking In The Age Of The Customer

Strange Bedfellows: Banking In The Age Of The Customer

Banks must move beyond core products and services and participate – or create – larger ecosystems if they are to harness revenues and attract customers.
Is SaaS The New Major Agent Of Change In Retail Banking?

Is SaaS The New Major Agent Of Change In Retail Banking?

There’s an industry-wide shake-up on the retail banking horizon as agile technology empowers smaller players with access to new capabilities. Are you ready?
Is Cloud The Key To Cost Control And Agility?

Is Cloud The Key To Cost Control And Agility?

IT cost control is still king. But, as banks want to react more quickly to internal pressures and external change, agility is another strong contender.
Is Cloud The New ‘Business As Usual’ In Retail Banks?

Is Cloud The New ‘Business As Usual’ In Retail Banks?

A new report reveals just how widespread cloud technology is in retail banking today. You may even find some of these stats particularly interesting.
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Big Data – Can You Afford To Ignore It?

How many times have we heard the term big data and wondered what this actually means to us in Financial Services? I am sure the world is awash with definitions
The Perfect Storm And Why Financial Service Firms Need A Revolution

The Perfect Storm And Why Financial Service Firms Need A Revolution

Banks bombarded by what I’ve called a perfect storm of negative forces have to do more than tweak the status quo and wait for the recovery. What is needed is

The Perfect Storm: Part 2 – The Industrial Revolution In Banking

Banks bombarded by what I’ve called a perfect storm of negative forces have to do more than tweak the status quo and wait for the recovery. What is needed is
The Perfect Storm: Part 1 – Doing Nothing is Not an Option

The Perfect Storm: Part 1 – Doing Nothing is Not an Option

Banks are faced with a perfect storm in the wake of the financial crisis. Never in living memory have regulators and politicians been so antagonistic, customers been so unhappy, profitability