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Technology and Operations in the Age of Remote Working

Key findings from a survey conducted by Digiterre of senior technology and operations leaders in the banking, investment management, and energy and commodities sectors.

By Ian Murrin and Rajesh Jethwa

18/06/2020

Key findings from a survey conducted by Digiterre of senior technology and operations leaders in the banking, investment management, and energy and commodities sectors.

As some businesses begin to plan for green shoots, we conducted detailed interviews with senior technology and operations executives across the banking, investment management, and energy and commodities trading sectors, to understand their experiences and priorities in the “new normal” of distributed teams, remote working and the staged re-opening of some offices.  The majority of our respondents are technologists working in trading environments located in London, New York and continental Europe – mainly Germany and Switzerland.

As a group, these executives control or influence combined annual technology budgets of over half a billion dollars.  We asked how their organisations had responded to remote working due to lockdown, what the short-term effects had been on their businesses, and what aspects of the changes are likely to remain in place after the lockdown is lifted.  So, what did we find?

Download the full survey report here