The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The key drivers in the future roadmap of the banking and financial services sector will be the desire for great customer centricity and the push to consolidate financial technology and operations
Major advancements in this sector include, but are not limited to the consolidation and use-as-you-please systems and the integration of social media and cloud computing. Computer savvy customers continue with their insatiable appetite for technology consumption and their need for immediate responses to their requests. Though fostering trust and recapturing loyalty among the discerning customer base will remain a challenge for financial services organizations, this seismic shift cannot be ignored any longer.
The Australian Banking & Financial Technology Innovation Summit 2012 will be held on 17-18 September 2012 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney NSW Australia. Over 150 delegates have already confirmed attendance including senior decision makers from ANZ, CBA, NAB, Westpac, ME Bank, Rabobank, Bankwest, Arab Bank, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, Suncorp, Mortgage Choice, CGU, KPMG, Homeloans, National Mortgage Company, RAMS and many others. This banking conference will address issues that are driving the aforementioned changes and forecast emerging trends in the financial sector as well as view the latest systems in technology. It presents an excellent opportunity to learn from the experts about the future landscape in financial technology, the challenges of maintaining customer centricity, measure the seismic shift in banking technology, and capitalize on what is driving the change in today’s banking world.
The Australian Banking & Financial Technology Innovation Summit will provide its delegates with a platform to learn of the latest trends in place and the opportunities that exist to drive change through innovation now and into the future. An impressive line-up of speakers from this exciting industry of banking and finance will deliver an informative and exciting program and help attendees discover the next frontier in smart banking. User-friendly online services and 24/7 access is now the norm so customer- centricity focus for banking and financial organisations is the key factor in maintaining a competitive edge. They will need to allow more centralisation of IT and operations, enabling them to reap the benefits of technology innovations like cloud computing. The sponsors and partners of this banking conference are Planit, Sophos, IBM, Infosys, SAS, Broadridge, Epsilon, Sterling Products, FileOptics International, Target Harlosh, Informatica, Axcess, KAL, Equitable Financial Solutions (EFSOL), MicroStrategy, and datalicious.
Financial organisations can no longer maintain the traditional parameter-style defences around their corporate networks. There is a need for transformation in banking technology and financial technology. Business optimisation is gaining momentum amid market pressures and growth in super regions like Asia. Asian multinationals are also driving economic growth with aggressive global expansion strategies and are innovative users of technology.