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Robert Vokes

Managing Director, Financial Services

Bob Vokes is Managing Director, Financial Services at Accenture in Canada. Bob draws on nearly 30 years of experience to lead Accenture’s Financial Services team, helping Canadian banks, insurance companies, wealth managers and investment banks transform their business to meet changing customer needs, address technology challenges, and meet investor expectations.

Prior to moving to Toronto, Bob lived in New York. He has worked in Australia, across Europe, South America, and the Middle East, primarily addressing revenue enhancement and expense management issues. Bob is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Latest Posts | By Robert Vokes
Posted on May 25th, 2017

How can we tap into the global potential of Toronto’s fintech industry?

I was very pleased to speak at the recent Redefining Global Financial Centres in a Fintech...
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How can we tap into the global potential of Toronto’s fintech industry?
Posted on May 4th, 2017

Unintended Consequences: Digital Increases Compliance Costs

According to Accenture’s 2017 Compliance Risk Study, 89 percent of surveyed financial...
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Unintended Consequences: Digital Increases Compliance Costs
Posted on April 26th, 2017

Preparing Canada’s financial services workforce for AI

In my last post, I took a look at how robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence...
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Preparing Canada’s financial services workforce for AI
Posted on April 20th, 2017

TechVision 2017: Game-changing trends you need to know

The race to become digital for banks and insurers isn’t just about using the latest technologies...
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TechVision 2017: Game-changing trends you need to know
Posted on April 20th, 2017

The AI Challenge for Canada’s Financial Industry

It’s no secret that next-generation digital technologies are ushering in a new era in...
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The AI Challenge for Canada’s Financial Industry
Posted on April 12th, 2017

Payments Canada partners with Accenture to modernize Canada’s payments ecosystems

Recently we announced a multi-year partnership between Accenture and Payments Canada that will...
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Payments Canada partners with Accenture to modernize Canada’s payments ecosystems
Posted on April 5th, 2017

Challenges: What’s next for blockchain in Canada?

In my previous posts in this series, I discussed some of the ways in which blockchain technology...
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Challenges: What’s next for blockchain in Canada?
Posted on March 29th, 2017

Blockchain opens doors for Canadian financial services companies

In my previous post, I described Blockchain technology and how financial services organizations...
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Blockchain opens doors for Canadian financial services companies
Posted on February 9th, 2017

Re-Thinking the Canadian Risk and Regulatory Landscape for Digital Payments...

This is a time of significant transformation for the payment industry, which is the foundation...
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Re-Thinking the Canadian Risk and Regulatory Landscape for Digital Payments...