At TS Imagine, we’re proud to be at the cutting edge of front office technology, constantly improving and refining our execution and risk management systems to serve some of the biggest names on the sell and buy-side.

As part of this, automation has become increasingly important – improving performance and delivering better results for clients. By automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks, our teams can focus on higher-value activities, such as data analysis and strategy development. This not only improves productivity but also reduces errors and risks.

However, while it’s easy to talk about its benefits, successfully automating processes and increasing efficiencies across any business is no small feat. Coming from a data background, I believe there are several key elements are consistent to such success.

Invest in your people and product

Firstly, investment in technology is essential. At TS Imagine, we’re always looking to push the envelope in terms of new technology and how we streamline our data, and innovation has always been at the heart of what we do. Other companies may struggle to adapt and automate their business due to resource-heavy, legacy systems.

However, while investment in new technologies and efficiencies is vitally important, it wouldn’t be possible without the buy-in and engagement from our employees. In turn, it is vitally important to develop an inquisitive and expert culture at every level of the business.

Even the best businesses can fail if they don’t have the right team backing them. Since joining the firm, I have been committed to nurturing an inquisitive culture at TS Imagine, where everyone is encouraged to think outside the box and continuously learn new skills. This fosters innovation and enables teams to experiment with new technologies, including automation.

Training and collaboration are also crucial to success here. I believe it is extremely important to champion a culture of curiosity and innovation, and one of the initiatives I am particularly passionate about is mentoring members of the team and collaborating with others in the business to share knowledge. As part of this work, I lead training sessions for the global data management teams in areas such as SQL and python.

Empowering employees, delivering results

Another point of pride at TS Imagine is the value we place on fostering an open and diverse culture, and championing women in financial services. I am incredibly proud of my colleagues, and the unique skills, perspectives, and experiences they bring to the technology industry – all of which help to create a more inclusive, diverse and innovative industry. The women at TS Imagine are playing an active role in shaping the future of automation by serving as mentors and role models to the next generation of female technology leaders.

Automation is a critical enabler of success in the financial services industry, particularly for front office technology vendors. I am excited to be part of a team leading the charge in implementing automation at TS Imagine and advocating its benefits for the wider industry. But to achieve a culture of automation, companies shouldn’t undervalue the importance of investing, of course in their technology, but also their employees. By empowering our staff to take an active role in shaping the future of automation, TS Imagine is well positioned to continue delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that meet the evolving needs of our clients.