News Article | April 17, 2017
From the dawn of ATMs, banks have relied heavily on automation to increase efficiency in operations. But as AI becomes more sophisticated—think chatbots like MyKai that can offer personalized service, from answering general questions like "What is a CD?" to helping you find out if you have a gambling problem—the technology is poised to revolutionize the banking industry. In the Accenture Banking Technology Vision 2017 report, Accenture interviewed nearly 600 top bankers, as well as tech industry experts and academics, to offer an outlook on where the banking industry is currently positioned in its use of AI—and what it can do to improve. Despite the consensus that AI will dramatically shift banking in terms of gathering data and customer interactions, and despite an understanding of the importance of innovation, more than half (52.2%) of bankers reported that they do not see their organizations investing heavily enough in digital technology as part of their overarching strategy. Here are five AI trends in banking, and suggestions for how to integrate them. While banks rely heavily on automation for processing financial information, the rapid growth of messaging bots and other tools turns AI into a customer service representative as well. According to the report, by using automated customer service assistants, "a New York-based investment bank achieved a 93% reduction in average resolution and fix time (from 47 minutes to 4 minutes)." Yet only 30% of bankers currently use these types of assistants on a large scale. By integrating machine learning tools that can help manage customer interactions, banks can "streamline back-end processes and support networks," according to the report. To achieve this goal, these institutions must "create a scalable, flexible test-and-learn environment dedicated to explore AI and cognitive processes, and speed up innovation." Banks cannot rely solely on a robust platform. They must form partnerships with tech companies to create an ecosystem, in which banks and partners work together to deliver the best service for their customers. According to the report, banks must "create most viable scenarios of participants' roles where the bank and partner brands would take center stage, and get comfortable with the idea of losing control as some bank services will end up on others' platforms." With technological innovation comes a shift away from rigid hierarchies towards more flexible workplace structures. To reap maximum benefits, banks must include a "liquid workforce" that includes on-demand talent and the shifting of roles as the business integrates new technology, the report stated. Accenture recommends investments in "training, AI, collaboration technology or compensation" to meet this goal. SEE: New MyKAI smart bot uses AI to enable 'lifestyle banking' While many banks' new processes may become automated, it is still important to understand which processes should remain powered by humans, and when. "Develop a good way to guide customers in and out of the stream of human interaction, recognizing what the customer is doing and having the right intervention at the right time," the report recommends. The report encourages bankers to think about forming "new rules" for banking. To do this, leaders should think about the importance of "maintain[ing] customer trust and data security as more transactions move to other platforms and as regulatory directives grant third-party providers access to customer accounts, payments, product data and other data through APIs." A new team could be assembled to ensure that proper security requirements are met, the report suggests. AI experts see fintech as a particularly ripe spot for transformation. ATMs, for instance, have long been pointed to as examples of automation that actually resulted in lowering costs, thus, banks opened more branches. However, the dawn of AI brings a new paradigm. "People are moving to mobile banking," said Moshe Vardi, a computer science professor at Rice University. "Those branches are going to go away now. When is the last time you went to a bank? Never. Technology will ultimately kill many of the branches." Startups see banks as "a big, fat, lazy target," said Vardi. "Obsolete business models, very high services. Very high rate of commission. The one thing that banks do have is the trust element." Still, lots of fintech companies are "going after the banks," said Vardi. "The banks are going to have the fight of their life."
News Article | May 18, 2017
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business has hired Rajat Somany as Global Head of Strategy, Product and Platform Management – a newly created role. Somany will have global responsibility for all aspects of strategy, product management and platform profitability, based in London. He has more than 25 years of strategy, technology and operational management experience in the global financial services sector. For the past 12 years he held a variety of senior management roles as a Managing Director at Citigroup, with international assignments spanning Europe, Asia-Pacific and the U.S. In his new role Somany reports directly to Clive Pedder, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Wolters Kluwer’s Finance, Risk & Reporting business. “With this senior hire we are further strengthening our overall product strategy and go-to-market capabilities,” Pedder notes. “Rajat has significant senior experience in the banking world that will allow us to further cement our position as the leading provider of integrated regulatory compliance and reporting solutions. I’m delighted to welcome him to the firm.” “Regulators are demanding greater integration across business processes at banks and faster reactions to changing regulation,” Somany says. “Siloed approaches are, as a result, a thing of the past, and this is where Wolters Kluwer can help banks adapt. The firm has long proven itself to be a trusted provider of best-in-class regulatory reporting, risk and finance solutions for financial institutions globally, adopting agile and innovative approaches as content-led technology experts. It’s an exciting time to join the firm and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to provide new and existing clients with access to market leading solutions.” At the end of last year Chartis Research named the company #1 for Regulatory Reporting in its RiskTech100® report. Notably, this is the sixth year running that Wolters Kluwer has achieved this honor, with 2016 also seeing the firm win a plethora of other accolades for its dominant position in regulatory reporting (from the likes of FinTech Finance and Data Management Review). Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX was also named Best Risk Management System by Banking Technology magazine at the end of 2016. In the past few months leading banks from every corner of the world have implemented the company’s OneSumX solution for Regulatory Reporting, Risk and Finance (including IFRS 9 solutions). Major financial services providers to have recently announced their use of Wolters Kluwer include Nordea, BBVA, CIBC, Australia’s Queensland Treasury Corporation and The Swedish Export Credit Corporation. Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer which provides legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners with a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise needed to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance needs in dynamic markets and regulatory environments. Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
News Article | August 15, 2017
Now in their 18th year, the Banking Technology Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services worldwide, and the people who make it happen. For banks and financial institutions, winning a Banking Technology Award proves the value of their technology investments and showcases their skills, commitment, creativity and execution. For software providers, it is a valuable recognition of the company’s products and services, and an endorsement by the fintech community. For individuals and teams, the Award is a prized acknowledgment of the demonstrated skills, leadership, vision, inspiration and dedication to the industry’s betterment. The complete list of categories is: The Awards ceremony and gala dinner will be held at the stunning Millennium Hotel London Mayfair on 13 December 2017. For further details about the Awards, including the entry guidelines and submission forms, opportunities on how to attend and be a part of the event and last year's winners, please visit: https://awards.bankingtech.com Banking Technology is the definitive source of news and analysis of the global fintech sector. Founded in London in 1984, Banking Technology has been at the forefront of the print and online publishing for the international community of bankers, financial services professionals, vendors, consultants, analysts and other industry participants, big and small. Banking Technology Magazine is an iconic monthly publication dedicated to all things fintech across the globe.
Banking Technology | Date: 2016-04-07
The various embodiments herein disclose a system and method for detecting zero-day privilege escalation malware at host level. The method identifies whether a privileged escalation state is initiated and executed by a user or by a malware program. The method uses keystrokes, Mouse events along with OCR output extracted from recorded background screen image for checking if user has initiated the privilege escalation. If a new process starts automatically without any pattern in Key Strokes, Mouse Strokes and background screen, then the process is identified as zero-day privilege escalation malware.
News Article | May 11, 2017
Trade Technologies, the global leader for international trade document solutions, announced today that, since its founding, the Company has completed over $80 billion of international trade transactions. In total, Trade Technologies has completed 300,000 transactions on behalf of its customers worldwide. More than 35% of these transactions were digitally presented to the bank or buyer. “We are excited about reaching these new milestones. Trade Technologies provides a unique combination of trade professionals to manage transactions in real time along with a patented cloud-based technology for digitizing and automating trade documents,” said Kirk Lundburg, CEO of Trade Technologies. “Our recent extensions of the TradeSharp Platform to automate, digitize and connect our customers’ document supply chains has added additional momentum to our growth.” Since its founding in 1999, Trade Technologies’ technology and business processes have lead the way in enabling exporters to create accurate trade documents and deliver original digital documents online to major international trade banks and buyers. The Company’s patented web-based TradeSharp Platform and professional outsourced services have dramatically changed antiquated, paper-based international payment practices. Trade Technologies enables exporters to streamline their operations, eliminate discrepancies, save money and accelerate payments. Founded in 1999, Trade Technologies (http://www.tradetechnologies.com) is the largest global provider of trade document services and software. From its offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Trade Technologies provides leading exporters, freight forwarders and international trade banks with trade document solutions, training and consulting. The Company’s web-based TradeSharp platform and outsourced services enable customers to streamline their operations, save money, accelerate payments, and eliminate discrepancies traditionally involved in international letter of credit, documentary collections and open account transactions. More than 1,500 exporters, global trade banks and freight forwarders depend on Trade Technologies’ services to process almost $10 billion in international trade transactions each year. Globally, Trade Technologies is presenting original letter of credit and other trade documents online to 66 examination offices of 24 banks in 13 countries. Trade Technologies was named by Silicon Review as one of the “50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016.” In 2015, Trade Technologies was awarded the Presidential “E” Star Award for Export Services by the U.S. Department of Commerce and was selected by CIO Review Magazine for its annual list of the 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers. Trade Technologies was voted the “Best Trade Tech Solutions Company” in 2012 by readers of Trade Finance Magazine. In 2011, Trade Technologies won the Presidential “E” Award for Exports through the U.S. Department of Commerce, the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export growth. In 2010, the Company was awarded a patent on the Trade Technologies software platform and process.
News Article | February 8, 2017
LONDON, Feb. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of technology solutions to help businesses pay and get paid, has been named as a Front Runner Provider by EBA Clearing for the pan-European EBA SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme. The new Instant Credit Transfer Scheme will enable businesses and consumers to make real-time credit transfers between accounts in European countries. As a Front Runner Provider, Bottomline’s European banking clients will be amongst the first in line to benefit from the scheme when it goes live in November 2017. The payment gateway to the scheme will be incorporated into Bottomline Technology’s Universal Aggregator service, the only one of its kind to support the most common types of payments for multiple payment service providers, including the Faster Payment Service. It offers banks, corporates, governments, and non-financial banking institutions an easy way to access a range of payment clearing and settlement systems around the world, without the need for individual systems and relationships. The Bottomline Universal Aggregator™ was recently awarded “Best Instant Payment Service Initiative” by Banking Technology. As Bottomline’s aggregator service is scalable, full access to the Instant Credit scheme will be available to organizations of all sizes, from small and challenger banks, to large global banking institutions. Ed Adshead-Grant, General Manager, Payments at Bottomline said, “Our customers will benefit enormously from the Aggregator’s Front Runner status. They will soon be able to add real-time credit transfers to our highly cost effective, ‘plug-and-play’ way of accessing global clearing and settlement systems that can be managed as a single service.” About Bottomline Technologies Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) helps businesses pay and get paid. We help our customers to make complex business payments simple, secure and seamless. Businesses and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, effective cash management tools, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review and state of the art fraud detection, behavioural analytics and regulatory compliance. While consumer payments are ubiquitous and frictionless, business payments can still be obscure and counter-intuitive. The inherent complexities of larger transaction volumes, proliferated ledgers and regulatory oversight have held back B2B payments. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Bottomline exists to delight our customers, by overcoming friction and making the complex, simple. Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we delight our customers through offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Businesses around the world depend on Bottomline solutions to help them pay and get paid, including some of the world’s largest systemic banks, private and publicly traded companies and Insurers. Every day, we help our customers by making complex business payments simple, secure and seamless. Bottomline Technologies and the Bottomline Technologies logo are trademarks of Bottomline Technologies, Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements reflecting our expectations about our ability to execute on our growth plans. Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including but not limited to statements containing the words “believes”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “look forward”, “confident”, “estimates” and similar expressions) should be considered to be forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, among others, competition, market demand, technological change, strategic relationships, recent acquisitions, international operations and general economic conditions. For additional discussion of factors that could impact Bottomline Technologies' operational and financial results, refer to our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 and any subsequently filed Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks or amendments thereto. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
News Article | December 2, 2016
READING, United Kingdom, Dec. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology which helps businesses pay and get paid, today announced an important win at this year’s Banking Technology Awards ceremony. The Bottomline Universal Aggregator® was recognised with the award for the Best Instant Payment Service Initiative. A highly secure, fully outsourced, multi-payment channel platform, it supports the recently accredited Faster Payment Service. Designed to give banks, corporates, governments and non-financial banking institutions an easy plug-in to an array of payment clearing and settlement systems around the world, this unique service helps decrease operational risk, improve compliance and cut costs and inefficiencies. Ed Adshead-Grant, General Manager, Payments & Cash Management, Bottomline Technologies said “We’re honoured to have been acknowledged with this prestigious recognition. But the real winners are our customers. They’ve made an informed choice in adopting the Universal Aggregator and we’re proud to provide them with a quick, easy and affordable way to directly access the various UK payment schemes.” Now in its 17th year, the Banking Technology Awards mark the highest level of professional and commercial achievement in deploying and exploiting all forms of IT in financial services. Considered the premier event for recognising technology innovation in banking and financial services, the awards are selected by an expert judging panel that has a justifiable reputation for their independence and rigour. About Bottomline Technologies Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) helps businesses pay and get paid. We make complex business payments simple, secure and seamless. Businesses and banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, effective cash management tools, automated workflows for payment processing and bill review and state of the art fraud detection, behavioural analytics and regulatory compliance. Headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we delight our customers through offices across the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Businesses around the world depend on Bottomline solutions to help them pay and get paid, including some of the world’s largest systemic banks, private and publicly traded companies and Insurers. Every day, we help our customers by making complex business payments simple, secure and seamless. For more information, visit www.bottomline.com. Bottomline Technologies and the Bottomline Technologies logo are trademarks of Bottomline Technologies, Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Baillie Lumber, one of North America’s largest lumber exporters, and Trade Technologies, the global leader for international trade document solutions, today announced that Baillie Lumber had implemented a tailored version of the TradeSharp platform. The TradeSharp platform provides Baillie with workflow automation and document digitization eliminating inefficient paper and manual processes for completing complex trade documentation. TradeSharp for Baillie Lumber is a fully integrated and configured private cloud solution enabling collaboration, adapted workflow and trade document compliance across the Baillie Lumber export document supply chain. TradeSharp connects all members of the Baillie Lumber team and drives efficiency and automation for thousands of export transactions every year. “Trade Technologies unique combination of cutting-edge technology and a deep understanding of export trade documents and processes enabled us to automate and streamline numerous manual and time consuming tasks,” said Paul Santoro, Director of Information Services of Baillie. “These new efficiencies will scale to enable significant growth in Baillie Lumber’s export business over the next few years.” Since 2003, Trade Technologies has provided business automation software and trade document services to exporters and importers in almost every industry and market. To date, Trade Technologies has successfully completed over 250,000 international transactions with a value of over $75 billion for thousands of customers globally. Over 40% of these transactions have been delivered digitally. “We are delighted to have partnered with Baillie Lumber to extend our industry-leading TradeSharp platform to automate the complex trade document process for forest products exports” said Kirk Lundburg, President and CEO of Trade Technologies, Inc. “Baillie Lumber’s commitment to continuous process improvement fits perfectly with our solutions and vision for automated and paperless trade document compliance.” The patented TradeSharp cloud platform securely connects importers and exporters with their suppliers, buyers, banks and other trade participants on a common platform to automate and digitize document creation, delivery and approval. TradeSharp resides on a secure, cloud-based architecture providing global 24/7 visibility and fostering collaboration across distributed businesses. About Baillie Lumber Baillie Lumber is one of North America's largest hardwood lumber manufacturers, distributors and exporters. We are a provider of hardwood logs, hardwood lumber and proprietary grade hardwood lumber products. Founded in 1923 by James A. Baillie, we have grown from a regional supplier of domestic hardwoods to an international hardwood manufacturer that can ship hardwood lumber to any region of the world. Baillie's hardwood manufacturing facilities are spread north to south in the eastern United States. Our partner mills and suppliers in the U.S. and internationally supplement our own hardwood manufacturing capabilities and give us a breadth of specie availability unmatched by other hardwood manufacturers. With a Sales staff strategically located throughout the U.S. and internationally, Baillie is well positioned as a leading hardwood lumber supplier. We can be your single source for the world's hardwoods! About Trade Technologies Founded in 1999, Trade Technologies is the largest global provider of outsourced trade document services and software. From its offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Trade Technologies provides leading exporters, freight forwarders and international trade banks with trade document solutions, training and consulting. The Company’s web-based Global Trade Management platform and outsourced services enable customers to streamline their operations, save money, accelerate payments, and eliminate discrepancies traditionally involved in international letter of credit, documentary collections and open account transactions. More than 1,500 exporters, global trade banks and freight forwarders depend on Trade Technologies’ services to process almost $10 billion in international trade transactions each year. Globally, Trade Technologies is presenting original letter of credit and other trade documents online to 50 examination offices of 17 banks in 12 countries. In 2015, Trade Technologies, was awarded the Presidential “E” Star Award for Export Services by the U.S. Department of Commerce and was selected by CIO Review Magazine for its annual list of the 20 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers. Trade Technologies was voted the “Best Trade Tech Solutions Company” in 2012 by readers of Trade Finance Magazine. In 2011, Trade Technologies won the Presidential “E” Award for Exports through the agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for supporting export growth. In 2010, the Company was awarded a patent on the Trade Technologies’ software platform and process.
News Article | December 9, 2016
Globanet™, an information management firm specializing in messaging compliance, announced today that Globanet Merge1™, the company’s flagship message capture and archive-agnostic software tool, has been recognized as the winner of the 2016 Banking Technology Best Regulations and Compliance System / Service Award as voted on by Banking Technology’s broad international audience of bankers and financial services professionals. Globanet is honored to receive this award for Merge1 and proud to be included in such great company with those shortlisted for this prestigious award. Winning Banking Technology’s Best Regulations and Compliance System/Services Award is a testament and speaks to Merge1’s preeminence in helping clients meet their regulatory compliance obligations with ease. Whether for financial services, healthcare, energy, or clients in any other regulated vertical, Merge1 captures text messages, IM, social media, enterprise collaboration and financial messaging communications into any archive. Sevag Ajemian, CEO at Globanet said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Banking Technology for this regulatory compliance award from amongst a very competitive field. The award recognizes Merge1 for giving the financial services industry greater control over their workforce’s non-email communications by helping capture, archive and search the conversations that are taking place. This helps financial services organizations better monitor ‘what’s being said’ by their staff, improving search quality when conducting eDiscovery for litigation or regulatory investigations while ensuring compliance with financial industry-mandated regulations to capture and monitor employee communications.” Sam Elbeck, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Globanet said: “This award means a lot as it is a reader’s choice award and we were nominated by our customers. Our dedication to ensuring we have a continually evolving solution that will help organizations meet compliance and regulations is evident when we accept awards like this. In the end, it is not what we say that counts but what our customers say and this award is our customers speaking. We will continue to provide organizations with the ability to comply with both local and global regulations like SEC 17-a4, MiFID (2), FINRA and many more.” Merge1 connects to and retrieves a wide variety of message types for financial services and other clients, including Facebook, Bloomberg, Symphony, FactSet, Thomson Reuters Eikon, BlackBerry, Microsoft Skype for Business, Microsoft Yammer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Exchange/Office 365 EWS 3rd Party Targets, Salesforce Chatter, Jive, CipherCloud, Merrill Chat, UBS, Slack, Reuters 3000, BlackBerry, MobileGuard, Cisco Jabber, Twitter, Market Look, Liquidnet, FX Connect, EML Files, Database Content and more. Many financial services clients of Merge1 archive messages into industry-leading archiving platforms including Microsoft Office 365 and Veritas Enterprise Vault, on-premise and cloud archives. Merge1 is also archive-agnostic and is customizable to archive messages from any messaging platform an organization deploys. The product's instant download and simple installation process allows organizations to quickly implement and maintain it as their easy-to-use message capture software. Now in its seventeenth year, the Banking Technology Awards are a prestigious competition celebrating innovation and excellence in the use of IT within financial services. This year’s competition saw over 120 entries from around the globe and was judged by a panel of industry experts. The winners were announced at a gala dinner held at the Tower Hotel in London on December 1 2016. Merge1 is priced per active seat for each source connector. For more information or to request a quote please contact a Globanet Sales Representative at Sales(at)Globanet(dot)Com or (888) 427-5505. Merge1 is currently available. Globanet™ is a global information management firm with expertise in data migration, archiving and compliance. Founded in 1996, the company is a pioneer in archive migration and intelligent information governance. Globanet’s portfolio of proprietary enterprise software include Globanet Merge1™, a software tool for archiving various message types beyond just email, and Globanet Migrate™, a leading data migration tool. Globanet also provides a broad range of IT services including system configuration and installation, data and archive migrations and eDiscovery consulting. Globanet is a multi-level certified partner of leading archive providers including Veritas and Microsoft. For more information about Globanet, please visit the Globanet Website, Globanet Blog or, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. ©2016 Globanet Consulting Services. All Rights Reserved. Globanet Merge1 and other Globanet product names denoted herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Globanet Consulting Services. All other company and product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. All third-party information was taken as-is from public sources. This press release may include forward-looking statements and is based on Globanet’s current beliefs and expectations and is subject to market uncertainties. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or market uncertainties arise facts cited in this press release may not be relied upon.
News Article | February 17, 2017
Discovering her Secret Sauce became increasingly important to Dawn Nicole, because she spent over a decade observing advancement opportunities that couldn't be explained. As a Corporate Leader in Banking Technology by day, she was a corporate board room bandit who managed compliance issues for highly-visible projects. By night, Dawn Nicole was a creative-arts connoisseur, who produced and directed stage plays, short story films and romance novels. She spent nearly 20 years living a double-life while never quite understanding how her two worlds aligned and if so, what it all meant for her. Dawn’s creative-art skills weren't exactly welcomed in her work profession and in the creative-community, people weren’t beating down her door to be tamed by her corporate structure. Her total opposite skill-sets, weren't exactly a complimentary pairing. Or were they? What if the real fallacy was, that no one had ever taken time to see how the two could co-exist to create something greater? Something that could bring value to the other. Something remarkably powerful, on a unified front, that could only be derived from striking the right balance between the two; for a potent mix. Something like… a Secret Sauce! A rebel without a cause, Dawn Nicole was obsessed with this concept, yet at the time, had no real motive for digging deeper. She often found herself trying to make sense of her own radical talent combination, thinking... "God doesn't make mistakes and people are far more than the 60% they present themselves to be when they show up to work." To peak her curiosity further, she remembered paying strict attention to fellow corporate consultants who quickly moved-up the ranks, advancing to Executive Leadership in no time. She noticed they too, had "ambidextrous talents", much like herself. Dawn Nicole paid attention to this phenomenon, and often observed its essence repeated in different facets throughout her career. Many people were unknowingly leaning on their dual strengths, pulling them in scope to create more value project by project. Dawn’s theory was eventually proven and propelled in 2015, when she left the corporate arena to create GrowGetter (http://www.thegrowgetters.com), a Strategic Growth Consulting Business. As CEO and President, she vowed to enact the best of both of her skills, only to quickly discover, it indeed, created a POTENT RECIPE FOR HER SUCCESS! Showing up confidently as a creative visionary who applied corporate structure, allowed her to quickly kill the chaos, while keeping visions alive and business owners could not get enough. She grew the practice into a national customer base with a thriving community of social media followers, who exuded brand loyalty, all in one year. There was definitely something to be said for discovering and coining their Secret Sauce. GrowGetter later went on to create and grow successful in-demand brands for other businesses thru their Secret Sauce Strategies. They desired for everyone, of any industry, or sector, to discover their Secret Sauce and personal brand value, too. Dawn Nicole quickly realized that for everyone to Discovery Their Secret Sauce, she’d have to invent a tool which gave guidance and quick access. Therefore, she created an easy to use formula and online assessment called... “What's your secret sauce? ™” (http://www.whatsyoursecretsauce.com), a new-age tool, designed for new-age thinking, in a new-era of relationship building and marketing. Most people who discover their Secret Sauce will need additional guidance on what it all means for them, how to articulate its value quickly and how to master it. Therefore, GrowGetter broke the, “What's your secret sauce? ™" program into 5 easy modules that will take anyone from beginning to winning! Dawn Nicole believes, as a nation, we are more than just the percentage of talent we get credit for today. We are a holistic body of innovators, critical thinkers, collaborators and more. She feels, it's time we get credit for being our highest and best selves and more importantly, understand its value to ourselves and to the world around us. Dawn Nicole wants to welcome you to a world, where your future starts now! Don't wait another moment, discover your SECRET SAUCE now and start taking advantage of all that you have to offer yourself and the world. Follow them by using their Hashtags. #secretsaucechallenge #saucenation #secretsaucediscovery #whatsyoursecretsauce