Finovate, FinDEVr Alums Earn AWS Financial Services Competency Status

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Amazon Web Services has introduced a pair of new competencies as part of its AWS Competencies Program. The program is used by AWS to designate specific industry expertise or “competency” among its network partners. And this week we learned that one of these new competencies, AWS Financial Services, features more than a handful of Finovate/FinDEVr alums.

Earning spots in the Risk Management category of AWS Financial Services Competency Partners were FICO (FD16), FIS-Prophet (F16), and NICE Systems (F15). Four alums—Avoka (F16), Corezoid (F16), Mambu (F13), and Moven (F16)—made up more than half of the companies in the Core Systems category. IHS Markit (FD16) earned a place in the Data Management category along with two other alums, Infosys (F09) and Wipro (F15).

Avoka CMO Don Bergal credited the AWS Cloud for enabling the company to deliver solutions with the speed, security, and regulatory compliance needed to serve “the largest financial institutions worldwide.” Mambu CEO Eugene Danilkis called AWS “the future of agile, cost-effective infrastructure” for both fintech companies and FIs. Speaking for FICO, which made its FinDEVr debut in New York this spring, CTO Stuart Wells said his company will increase the amount of its risk management and compliance technology available via the cloud “powered by AWS.”

The AWS Competency Program is designed to help customers use Amazon Web Services by connecting with the company’s network partners in a variety of fields. For the Financial Services competency, these fields include banking and payments, capital markets, and insurance. Amazon Web Services made the new competency announcements at its re:Invent conference this week.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Wipro extends partnership with ASG Technologies to enhance compliance for financial services companies around the world.
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  • NCR to deploy its Pulse Banking app for operation management at Germany’s Sparkasse Jena.
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  • Ping Identity becomes a Workday Certified Solution Partner.
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  • Interactions launches voice biometrics for seamless caller authentication within its Intelligent Virtual Assistant.

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Finovate Alumni News

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  • IBM to help Thailand’s KBank develop blockchain network to fast-track complex corporate credit processes.
  • Aerospike launches new version of platform designed for enterprise customer-engagement apps.
  • Wipro wins 2016 Customer’s Choice award in the IT Provider of the Year category of the Payload Asia Awards.
  • Bill.com introduces new digital payments solution, Bill.com Connect.
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  • MX to power financial data for Tyfone digital banking solutions.

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  • Bambu Wins Spot in Hong Kong SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator.

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  • Lending Stream leverages Decision Management Suite from FICO to build new credit platform.
  • EVRY wins six-year contract extension with Sparebank 1, an alliance of 16-strong Norwegian savings banks.
  • SEB partners with Ripple to build blockchain-based real-time payments system.
  • Wipro launches Open Banking API platform.
  • Riyaz Ladiwala joins Heckyl as CEO for India operations.
  • Guardian Analytics introduces Guardian Analytics Sentinel Treasury Management for fraud protection.
  • Linkable Networks launches platform enhancements to enable retailers to verify purchases.
  • Staples to leverage Tuition.io for student loan repayment benefit option.
  • ProActive launches its 2.0 back end.
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  • Open source subscription billing and payments platform, Kill Bill, integrates with Dwolla.
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Finovate Alumni News

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  • North Carolina Data Management Innovator Cognitect is Alum 1,000. Join Cognitect at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 next week.

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  • Strands hires former CaixaBank veteran Oscar Sala as head of product strategy.
  • Misys earns top spot in Asia Risk Technology Rankings 2016 for overall trading systems.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils new AML solution, TRAC, specifically targeting trade-based money laundering.
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Finovate Alumni News

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  • Ripple Raises $55 Million Series B; Announces New Bank Partners
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  • CBIC to join SecureKey’s Concierge, an authentication service.
  • Braintree SDK to help merchants in Europe accept UnionPay to better reach Chinese consumers.
  • Fidor Bank teams up with GFT Technologies to build mobile banking app.

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Finovate Alumni News

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  • Behalf Raises $27 Million in New Funding
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  • EyeVerify Teams Up with BioConnect to Boost Payment Security.

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  • PittsburghPost-Gazette feature on local fintech incubator SteelBridge Laboratories quotes Om Kundu, CEO of InSpirAVE. See InSpirAVE at FinovateFall in New York next week.
  • Massachusetts-based Randolph Savings Bank re-ups with Fiserv for front- and back-office technology.
  • Wipro announces partnership with Stibo Systems to offer Master Data Management (MDM) solutions.
  • PYMNTS.com looks at TransferWise and its growing independence from bank partners.
  • Jack Henry & Associates Awarded by Aite Group for Core Processing.

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

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  • “San Francisco Times Recognizes Credit Karma as Best Fintech Company”

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  • Markit partners with BitSight Technologies to enhance its Know Your Third Party (KY3P) platform.
  • Coinbase launches Buy widget to create a better Bitcoin buying experience.
  • Wipro open sources its big data solution, Big Data Ready Enterprise (BDRE).
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  • Q2 subscribes to FI Navigator’s cloud-based mobile banking module.
  • Top Image Systems delivers $100,000 eFLOW project to subsidiary of a national postal service group in Asia-Pacific.
  • Barron’s features Student Loan Genius and PayActiv as employee benefits aimed at millennials.
  • Xero featured as one of first New & Notable Apps on Google Apps Marketplace.
  • SF Business Times features CEO Talbott Roche of Blackhawk.

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Finovate Alumni News

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  • “Zooz Raises $24 Million in its Largest Funding”
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  • “What’s in a Name? Plaid Earns “Cool Vendor” Status from Gartner”

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  • U.K.’s oldest bank, C. Hoare & Co, goes digital with Backbase.
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  • Huffington Post names Tactile Finance on its list of 15 women-led startups to watch in 2016.
  • Qumram opens offices in London and San Francisco. See Qumram at FinovateSpring in San Jose next week.
  • Core banking solutions from Wipro to power Paytm’s new payments bank.

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  • Wipro names PayPal executive Patrick Dupuis at its latest board member.
  • Tradeshift announces partnership with Chinese taxation services provider, Baiwang.
  • Bank of Ceylon upgrades core accounting processing platform and front-end teller system with technology from Fiserv.
  • Lending Club joins Millennium Alternative Investment Network.
  • Rage Frameworks deploys traceable “deep learning” tech, Rage AI.

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Emailage Receives Strategic Investment from Wipro

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Arizona-based Emailage announced this week it has received an investment from Wipro Ventures, Wipro’s investment arm. The $4.8 million round is an extension of its Series A round originally made in November 2014. Wipro, the India-based information technology giant, becomes the eighth investor in Emailage.

In addition to the funding, the two companies have formed a partnership through which Wipro will offer Emailage’s email-address risk-evaluation solution to its customer network. Emailage debuted the browser extension for its risk-evaluation tool at FinovateSpring 2015. In October of 2015 the company partnered with Feedzai to bolster its fraud-prevention solution.

Founded in 1945, Wipro last demoed at FinovateEurope 2015, where it debuted Wipro ngGenie™ myAdvisor.