Finovate Alumni News– March 6, 2014

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  • iQuantifi launches financial advice platform to general public.
  • Billeo and Danal partner to create a mobile ID solution for Billeo’s XpressBuy checkout service to make it easier by autofilling forms with your relevant information.
  • GMC Software Technology and Kony partner to develop next-gen document tech solutions for businesses.
  • SecureKey Concierge Service tops one million-credential mark.
  • American Banker takes a look at Jack Henry & Associates and its acquisition of Banno.
  • FinovateEurope: Behind the Scenes with Arxan Technologies, Kensho, and Plutus Software.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

GMC Software Technology Launches its Inspire Mobile Onboarding Solution

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateEurope 2014.

Demoing GMC Inspire Mobile Onboarding, here is GMC Software Technology:

GMC Inspire Mobile Onboarding is a game-changing innovation that allows banks to attract, retain, and grow customers through real-time, interactive communication.
This solution is specifically tailored for mobile customer engagement. With GMC Inspire Mobile Onboarding, banks empower their front line staff to easily create contracts based on customers’ needs and preferences that can be sent in real-time and browsed on any mobile device. This innovation enables customers to review contracts, make changes and use digital signature, hence simplifying the on boarding process, reducing drop-out, and increasing revenue.”
Presenting Antoine Hemon-Laurens (Mobile Products Marketing Manager) and Gary Jenkins (Product Manager)

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Product Launch: February 2014
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, licensed
HQ: Appenzell, Switzerland
Founded: 1994
Website: gmc.net
Twitter: @gmc_net

Finovate Alumni News– January 21, 2014

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFenergo taps Stan De Schepper for SVP, Americas.
  • National Bank of Andrews, AimBank to adopt Temenos T24 core processing platform. See Tememos at FinovateEurope in London.
  • Business Review Europe takes a look at Azimo’s expansion into Austria.
  • GMC Software Technology recognized as industry leader in latest Forrester Research Wave report.
  • Technics and Time feature PayPal and TransferWise in list of ways to pay without your wallet.
  • Swipely unveils its “Winter ’14” release to extend its service to help restaurant and hospitality customers make smarter decisions.
  • SafetyPay signs agreement with Brazilian firm Privalia.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

FinovateEurope 2014 Sneak Peek: Part 2

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We are counting down the days and weeks to FinovateEurope 2014, our fourth Finovate event in London. On February 11 and 12, Old Billingsgate Market Hall will once again host two days of demo-only fintech presentations and high-quality networking with professionals from across the industry.

To help you get to know the companies presenting next month, here’s an introduction to another six innovators that are building tomorrow’s fintech today. See Part 1 for the first six. 


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Advanced Merchant Payments enables banks, merchant acquirers, and other institutional lenders to profitably offer short-term, unsecured loans to underserved small businesses in both developed and emerging markets.
Features:
  • Proven, profitable, and scalable managed solution
  • Requires minimal investment or technical development
  • Complementary, value-add, product set supports customer acquisition and retention
Why it’s great:
AMP enables banks to profitably lend to those small business customers who might otherwise be underserved for reasons of cost and efficiency.

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Thomas De Luca
Chief Executive and co-founder of AMP. Previously co-founded multi-currency payment processor Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLPM). Before that: Legal Affairs at American Express.

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James Phillip Lloyd
Director of Product Management at AMP. Previously Operations Delivery Manager for European payment service provider, Realex Payments. Before that: Strategy & Operations at Deloitte Consulting

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Fiserv, the world’s leading provider of digital banking and payment solutions will demonstrate the next generation version of Mobiliti.
Features:
Mobiliti, Fiserv’s mobile and tablet banking platform, focuses on completeness, intuitive design and disruptive functionality.
Why it’s great:
Fiserv’s Mobiliti is the broadest and most disruptive set of features on a mobile device, without compromising the user experience.

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Denis Zelensky
Is passionate about mobile and stays mobile himself: born in Russia, educated in the U.S., lives in London, and works with financial institutions across EMEA.

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Jonathan Atkinson
Pre Sales, Mobile Solutions

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GMC Software Technology is a leader in the field of Customer Communications Management. GMC develops innovative software applications that enable businesses to transform the customer experience.
Features:
GMC Inspire Mobile Onboarding is a game-changing innovation that allows banks to attract, retain, and grow customers through real-time, interactive communication.

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Antoine Hemon-Laurens
Is an expert in Customer Communications Management. He is Director of Mobile Product Marketing at GMC.

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Gary Jenkins
Product Manager for GMC Software Technology and has extensive experience in delivering Enterprise solutions into the financial sector.

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Luxoft‘s iStockTrack is an innovative mobile application for premium & private banking services that offers state of the art user experience.
Features:
  • Provides comprehensive customer experience for private & premium banking clients
  • Offers unlimited sales capabilities to banks
  • Reduces cost of service per client
Why it’s great:
iStockTrack is a toolkit that can be customized to fit business needs and corporate style in just four weeks.

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Przemek Berendt
Global Marketing Vice President at Luxoft (NYSE: LXFT). Previously Luxoft Poland, Managing Director. Prior to Luxoft, Przemek was Business Development Manager at Betware.

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Money On Toast is a revolutionary new service that allows clients to get fully-regulated, automated financial advice directly online.
Features:
  • Clients can access FCA-regulated advice online via an algorithm-powered virtual adviser
  • Automatically generates a suitability report
  • Provides a fully compliant audit trial
Why it’s great:
Money on Toast is the first UK-based company to drive the way financial advice is delivered into the modern digital age.

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Charlie Nicholls
Founder and managing partner of Money on Toast. Studied law at Cardiff University. Lives and works in London.

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Catharine Dodd
Manages the online advice service at Money on Toast. Based at the Chichester office on the south coast.

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Smart Engine is a pioneer in the field of customer loyalty. We are drivers of innovation and leaders in personalized target marketing.
Features:
  • Merging online and offline shopping world for retail customers
  • Closer to the customer with real-time in-store targeting
  • Increases customer lifetime value
Why it’s great:
Shopping Assistance adds an entirely new level of “big data” consumer profiling and multichannel targeting to our card-linked offer, bank loyalty platform.

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Christian Bacher
Spent more than 20 years working at different top management levels in IT solutions for the banking and payment industry in Europe and Russia.

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Anna Bacher
Has more than 15 years of international experience in designing and implementing complex IT solutions for the banking and payment industry in Europe and Russia.

Finovate Alumni News– December 9, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAzimo CEO Michael Kent talks about his company’s partnership with The Currency Cloud.
  • Realty Mogul named one of the 18 best startups of 2013 by Business Insider.
  • Bob’s Guide looks at Comarch survey to determine SMB satisfaction with business banking.
  • American Banker reports: Fiserv Releases Financial Crime Risk Platform.
  • 1to1 media features insights on customer service innovation from NICE Systems and GMC Software Technology.
  • Business Standard reviews Hello Wallet’s smartphone app.
  • NFC chip from DeviceFidelity earns commendation in this Forbes column on mobile banking.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News– November 25, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAtos to become preferred partner for one of the largest Islamic banks in the world for their solution based Backbase.
  • Yseop Artificial Intelligence Software honored as French National Champion for European Business Awards.
  • Moven, Meniga, GoBank, mBank, MoneyDesktop, BBVA Compass, and CaixaBank make Marous’ “Digital Banking Nirvana”.
  • American Banker review of new research on e-statement adoption notes role of Check and GMC Software Technology.
  • Charitable givers now able to use Square Cash to donate via Bright Funds.
  • ACI Worldwide extends ATM-powering relationship with VocaLink to 2021.
  • MasterCard now accepted for ATM cash withdrawals at Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Bank Ltd.
This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

GMC Software Technology Debuts Inspire Research Portal for Investors to Streamline the Wealth Management Process

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateAsia 2013.

Coming to the stage for the first of two separate presentations here at FinovateAsia is GMC Software Technology.

“GMC Software Technology is proposing Inspire Research Portal for Investors. Wealth management groups, investment companies and banks have their own team of market researchers who would study the markets and provide their findings to investors on what they could do to secure or enhance their investments. But the current process is too manual and prone to errors. GMC Software Technology has researched and identified that there is a need to streamline this process, as there is no centralized platform or a total solution which could fulfill all these requirements.”
Presenting Matthias Kraaz (Technical Director, APAC) and Kelvin Huang (Assistant Manager, Professional Services)

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Product Launch: November 14, 2013
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: Appenzell, Switzerland
Founded: 1994
Website: gmc.net
Twitter: @gmc_net

Paperless Client On-Boarding for Retail Banks Courtesy of GMC Software Technology

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This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateAsia 2013.

Making their way to the stage for the first of two presentations here at Finovate is GMC Software Technology, with their Paperless On-Boarding App.

“An innovative tablet application, enabling a totally paperless client on-boarding process for retail banks. The solution allows banking agents to on-board a client with a proof of identity, photo, signature and more without using any paper processes removing significant cost and time. On completing the process, clients are sent a digital dynamic welcome kit where they can click on different sections, drill down to areas of interest and view all their signed documents electronically. The welcome kit and all documents can be accessed on any PC or mobile device supporting a completely paperless end-to-end client on-boarding process.”
Presenting Antoine Hemon-Laurens (Director, Product Mobile Marketing) and Nick Dempsey (Regional Manager, ANZ)

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Product Launch: November 14, 2013
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B)
HQ: Appenzell, Switzerland
Founded: 1994
Twitter: @gmc_net

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 4

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FinovateAsia 2013 is coming to Singapore in just over one week. And, just in time, here are the final seven companies who will bring their live demos to the stage.

If you missed the previous three installments of our Sneak Peek preview series, check out the links below.

Our final event of 2013 is only a few weeks away. Get your ticket here to be a part of the audience.


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BehavioSec focuses on innovation in behavioral biometrics.
Features
    • Transparent biometrics for mobile and web 
    • Large deployments 
    • Cost effective, low impact security
Why its great:
BehavioSec provides biometric security with no user experience cost  

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Neil Costigan
Dr Costigan is a cryptography and security expert with over 20 years experience developing security solutions deployed with retail banking in the U.S. and Europe.

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GMC Software Technology’s Inspire Research Portal (IRP) for investors provides a single platform for users to access and replaces all manual processes to automation.
Features
    • Streamlining the process
    • Reducing human errors while increasing productivity
    • Ability to view research reports from multiple platforms
Why it’s great:
IRP will provide a centralized platform for both researchers and approvers to access and perform their job in an interactive and engaging way.  

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Matthias Kraaz
Matthias has been in the customer communication space for many years and is currently looking after all the technical operations of GMC in Asia Pacific.  
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Kelvin Huang
Working as a Presales Manager in GMC for 2 years, Kelvin specializes in web and mobile communication and is equipped with years of experiences in financial industry.
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Intuition Intelligence’s end-to-end card linked offers solution delivers super relevant offers to users from a huge volume of offers.

Features:
    • Brings a huge volume of offers from Open-coupon Networks
    • Solve Pains: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Vicinity, Visibility & Value
    • Win-win ecosystem for the Bank, Merchants and Customers
Why it’s great: By learning user intent in click time, we deliver the right offers at right moment via digital channels without spam and friction in pre-and post-login.  

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Arif Ansari
Keynote Speaker for Big Data and predictive analytics, expert in multiple areas of advanced intelligent systems and multiple patent holder.





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Yusuf Ansari
Entrepreneur with track record of achieving #1 market share, visionary in building iconic products and hands-on execution and product management.
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KlickEx is the world’s most advanced multi-currency payments network – active in 8 countries, SWIFT and UNDP funded – and Asia’s top-ranked Mobile Money platform deployment.
Features:
    • Completed solution to distributed/”crypto”-currency value destruction
    • No need to dis-intermediate Central Banks or regulators
    • Implemented, asset-based store of value – full USD alternative

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Rob Bell
Rob and his award winning team turned the SWIFT and UNCDP funded, World Bank ranked, Pacific inter-bank payment network, into Asia’s top rated mobile money platform in 3 years. Ex HSBC, Stanford, NZX.
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Brett Waterson
Brett is the multi-award winning architect behind many global trading and banking systems, including the NZ Police Database, and all four NZ bank credit card loyalty programs – and of course, KlickEx.
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Mambu helps banks, microfinance institutions and financial innovators deliver banking services to individuals and emerging enterprises around the world.
Features:
    • Makes state-of-the-art banking technology accessible to all
    • Eliminates the costs and complexities of traditional core banking
    • Helps financial organisations get new products to market, fast
Why it’s great:
Mambu’s cloud-first Software-as-a-Service solution enables financial organizations of all sizes to rapidly deliver state-of-the-art banking services  

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David Hamilton, president of Mambu

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Eugene Danilkis, CEO and co-founder of Mambu
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Payoneer simplifies global commerce by providing companies and businesses of all sizes with an innovative, convenient and cost effective solution to send and receive funds worldwide.
Features:
    • Global corporates can transfer funds to over 200 countries and more than 50 currencies 
    • Funds can be received on prepaid cards, local bank accounts, or even local e-wallets 
Why it’s great:
In a borderless world, Payoneer helps SMBs and professionals get paid with minimal friction and the convenience of choosing their preferred financial instrument.

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Oded Zehavi
As CRO, Zehavi is responsible for Payoneer’s sales, marketing and product activities. Prior to joining Payoneer, he served as business development director for PayPal.

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Features:
    • Spatiotemporal locks allow user to geo-fence their location
    • Authorization Rules allow you to define spend limits for defined cycles
    • Authorization actions the user to Alert, Decline or Pre-authorize
Why it’s great:
TSYS Authorization Controls reduce risk to the card issuer, merchant and consumer by monitoring transactions in real-time and enforcing responsible spending at the POS.  

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Paul Bridgewater
As Group Executive of Global Product, Paul is responsible for product strategy, product delivery, product marketing and TSYS Innovation across the company. 
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Chris Colson
As the director of innovation for TSYS, Chris is an 18-year veteran of the payments and financial services industry, having previously served as vice president, product management, of Equifax.  

For more information about how to join us in Singapore, visit our FinovateAsia 2013 page here.

FinovateAsia 2013 Demo Companies Bring Global Innovation to Singapore

FinovateAsia is typically our most globally diverse show, and this year is no different. Two weeks from now, we will showcase 37 demos from companies spanning the globe that are innovating in everything from remittance to small business tools to back office solutions and much more. 

Given that diversity, we thought it would be fun put together a map showing the geographic spread of the demoing companies that will take the stage (click the map to enlarge).

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Here’s the breakdown of the number of companies from each region:

  • Asia: 12
  • Europe: 11
  • North America: 9
  • Africa: 1
  • Oceania: 2
  • Middle East: 2

To refresh your memory, the list of the companies that we’ve hand-picked to show off their new technology at the Max Atria @ Singapore Expo on November 14, include:

  • Advanced Merchant Payments
  • App Annie
  • Arkalogic
  • ArthaYantra
  • Backbase
  • BehavioSec
  • BlueKite
  • BRIDGEi2i
  • CustomerXPs Software
  • DragonWealth
  • GMC Software Technologies
  • i-exceed
  • IND Group
  • Intuition Intelligence
  • KlickEx
  • Kofax
  • LifePAD
  • Luminous
  • Mambu
  • Matchi
  • Mistral Mobile
  • Mobexo
  • Mobino
  • Pangea
  • Payoneer
  • Pixeliris
  • Red Zebra
  • SaaS Markets
  • Serverside
  • Smart Engine
  • TIBCO
  • Tootpay
  • TradeNet
  • TSYS
  • White Label Personal Clouds
  • Yodlee

To see live demos of the new technology, meet the entrepreneurs responsible, and network with others in the industry, get your ticket to FinovateAsia here. If you have questions about the show, check out who is attending or email asia@finovate.com.