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

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

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

It’s rare for all parties in a given industry to agree on something, but if the Ovum report, The Critical Role for Cloud in the Transformation…
Is Cloud The Key To Cost Control And Agility?

Is Cloud The Key To Cost Control And Agility?

Cloud and cost control. It fits like a glove, doesn’t it? I read with interest in the Ovum report, The Critical Role…
Is Cloud The New ‘Business As Usual’ In Retail Banks?

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

It seems you can’t get away from the cloud and all the hype that surrounds it. I was browsing through the Ovum report The Critical Role…
two colleagues search for value in Big Data

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 and explanations…
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 an industrial revolution in banking. Deep cost cuts should be…
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 been…