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 Kathy Burger

Profile of Kathy Burger

Editorial Director
Member Since: 7/1/2014
Blog Posts: 396
Posts: 568

Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to directing the editorial strategy of both brands, Kathy is charged with the creation and development of new products, editorial supplements, special publications and live and online events including BS&T's Executive Summit, I&T's Executive Summit, Webcasts, live custom events and executive roundtables. Kathy is a frequent speaker/moderator at financial services industry conferences, and also has presented at a number of technology company user group and sales force events, as well as numerous Webcasts sponsored by industry leaders. She is a graduate of Carleton College.

Articles by Kathy Burger

State Street CIO: Banks Need Fast Learners

At Sibos, State Street’s EVP and CIO Chris Perretta outlined challenges facing financial institutions trying to transform into digital, data-driven enterprises.

Is There an IT Advantage?

Today great IT is more about agility and innovation and less about processing and maintenance. Can your organization make the switch?

The Execution Challenge

It's one thing for banks to encourage innovation and transformation, and it's quite another to execute successfully on these strategies.

Detours on the Road to Digital Banking

Digital capabilities are being embraced as the key to future growth. But skills and accountabiliy gaps impede many firms, McKinsey research reveals.

Fighting the $3.5 Trillion Fraud Problem

IBM launches new software and consulting services to help organizations use big data and analytics to reduce the costs of fraud and financial crime.

The Changing Look of Banking IT Leadership

As the Anita Borg Institute awards Bank of America its 2014 Top Company for Women in Computing award, it's worth noting that Bank Systems & Technology's Elite 8 Awards also reflect the changing dynamics in banking IT leadership. Nominations for 2014 honorees are underway.

Embracing Digital: JPMorgan Chase Rethinks Delivery

A new approach to branches, a dynamic competitive environment and the implications of $2 billion in compliance-related investment were among the topics covered by CEO Jamie Dimon and his management team at the bank’s recent Investor Day.

Can Security Be More Than the Topic du Jour?

Thanks to recent high-profile card and password breaches, security is a hot topic. Will this help banks protect critical information -- or make them an even more attractive target?

Corporate Mobile Banking? Not So Fast

Capital One research suggests security concerns are delaying many business customers' adoption of mobile for corporate banking, while there is growing interest in commercial cards and self-service capabilities.

Banks Don't Have Much Time To Embrace Digital Model

To compete with the new breed of financial services competitors, banks will have to adopt a digitally driven business model, specialize and simplify their operations, according the findings of new consumer research from Accenture.

JPMorgan Chase Names Former BP Exec Its New CIO

Dana Deasy, who oversaw a massive IT overhaul at the troubled energy company, brings crisis management experience to the bank, where he will have global responsibility for technology systems and infrastructure at the bank.

Banking Transformation: How Do We Get There?

By helping financial institutions to develop digital banking strategies that optimize mobile, analytics and cloud solutions, SAP aims to double its revenues in financial services by 2015.

BBVA Compass Names New CIO

Gabriel Sanchez Iniesta will replace Sergio Fidalgo, who has been promoted to a new role with parent company BBVA Group.

The Promise Of Payments

Technology has made banks more proficient at handling payments, but it also has enabled competitors and criminals. Can banks keep up in the emerging payments environment?

Mobile Payments In Space? Get It Right On Earth, First

PayPal wants to support space tourists' mobile transactions, but speakers at the recent Mobile Commerce World suggested that businesses have much to learn about building a great mobile commerce experience.

Banks Grapple With The Challenge Of IT Resource Management

The ability to economically manage IT resources and also secure the best of those resources -- whether employees or software or business partners -- is an increasingly critical capability of bank CIOs and line-of-business executives.

First Data Names JPMorgan Co-COO As Its New CEO

Frank Bisignano, who also led JPMorgan's mortgage banking business in the wake of the mortgage crisis, will lead payments management company First Data at a time of great change in the payments industry.

Requiem For The Bank Branch?

Banks are reconsidering the role of branches, as big data insights continue to reshape bankers' understanding of their customers and the best way to serve and engage them.

Pride And Prejudice And Core Systems

The course to a successful core systems modernization effort does not always run smooth. But this may have more to do with culture and communications than with technology.

7 Big Data Players To Watch

New York City, IBM, State Street and four other organizations are developing innovative ways to leverage the ever-increasing volumes of data they're amassing.

Big Data At J.P. Morgan: Delivering The Firm

J.P. Morgan's Vipul Shah spoke with BS&T editorial director Katherine Burger about big data applications in the treasury services business and steps the bank is taking to deliver those services.

The Morality of Big Data

The writings of Alan F. Westin, a legal scholar and expert on privacy who died recently, raise important questions for banks and other businesses seeking to capitalize on big data.

Oracle Launches New Compliance and Risk Management Solutions

New Oracle Financial Services Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Management targets pending FATCA requirements; expanded Oracle Financial Services Enterprise Risk Management suite addresses challenges around stress testing and model risk management.

What's Next For Mobile Banking?

Mobile isn't just a delivery channel anymore, and banks must determine how to best position themselves to leverage the benefits of this channel.

Webster Bank Names New CIO

Colin Eccles, former CIO at Umpqua, will focus on development of e-banking solutions at Connecticut-based Webster Bank.

Bank Systems & Technology’s Top 10 Stories of 2012

2012 was an eventful year in banking technology, with the rise of mobile, increased regulatory pressure and multi-channel integration among the hot topics. Here are Bank Systems & Technology's most popular stories of the year.

Cloud Growth: Strategy, Not Cost-Cutting

Adoption of cloud and as-a-service computing models is accelerating in banking. While costs-savings may be the primary driver, increasingly the cloud is seen as a means of innovation and competitive advantage.

Sheila Bair's 4 Types of Dysfunctional Regulators

Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair and current industry critic, thinks that regulators are partly to blame not only for the financial crisis and the banking industry's continuing lousy reputation, but she also has plenty of criticism for bankers and politicians.

Seen & Heard at BS&T’s 2012 Executive Summit

Hot topics at Bank Systems & Technology’s recent Executive Summit in Phoenix included how to overcome barriers to customer engagement, moving from big data to the concept of “intelligent data,” identifying the next generation of online banking and how to dominate in a “post-channel” world. Along with the discussion was high-level networking and BS&T’s annual Elite 8 Awards Ceremony. Participants in this year’s event included CIOs and other senior execut

What's Behind Pandit's Resignation from Citigroup?

Conflicts with Citigroup's board may have spurred the unexpected resignations of CEO Vikram Pandit and president/COO John P. Havens; Michael Corbat promoted from Citigroup's CEO of EMEA to CEO and director of Board.

How Can Banks Capitalize on Data, Channels and Customer-Centricity?

Bank Systems & Technology's 2012 Executive Summit, which kicks off this weekend, will focus on how banks of all sizes are pursuing new business models that are multi-channel but highly customer-centric, digital but personal, innovative but risk management-committed.

ELITE 8 2012: Bringing Innovation To Transformational Bank IT Projects

Bank Systems & Technology's 2012 Elite 8 highlights some of the most innovative and effective technology executives in banking who aren't afraid to transform their customers' experiences through innovative, new approaches to business while also juggling increasing regulatory pressures.

Remembering When People Didn't Hate Banks

The financial services industry's response to the terrorist attacks that tried to destroy it inspired and healed the public. Much has changed in 11 years.

Branches: Can't Live With Them or Without Them

Reports of the death of the branch have been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase Mark Twain. But are predictions about the branch of the future finally going to be more than rhetoric?

Kicking the Bank Fee Habit

The future of banking will be based on profitable customer relationships, not transaction-based fees. But can banks really adopt a new -- and healthier -- business model?

SunTrust Names New CIO

SunTrust names Anil Cheriyan, former IBM executive, CIO to succeed Tim Sullivan, who is retiring.

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