KARACHI Apr 23 (INP): The 13th International e-Banking Conference & Exhibition kicked off on Thursday, the 23rd of April 2015 attracting notable players from the IT, Banking, and Financial sectors. This annual event took place with the support of Pakistan Software Export Board, Pakistan Software Houses Association and the Government of Sindh.
Avanza Solutions, a leading eBusiness and eBanking solutions provider, was the main sponsor of the event yet again this year showcasing their new image after the 15 year celebration earlier this year. Specializing in products ranging from Self-service & Transaction Processing, Customer Service & Experience, Business Automation & Collaboration, and professional services like IT Consulting, Infrastructure Management, and Quality Services, Avanza Solutions has been providing innovative applications that add genuine value to a business for 15 years.
Riaz Riazuddin, Deputy Governor – State Bank of Pakistan, was the Chief Guest. The event was set underway by the welcome remarks from Naveed Baig (CEO, Innovative) followed by addresses and speeches from industry experts.
The conference also consisted of panel discussions on latest and upcoming trends and issues in the industry. One of the highlights of the event was the “Omni-channel strategies” panel discussion which sparked a constructive debate on the future of banking. Waqas Mirza (CMO, Avanza Solutions) also participated in the discussion; who has been a strong advocate of the Omni-channel experience.
The event demonstrated the increasingly dominant role of technology in business and what smart firms can accomplish with the right set of tools at their disposal. Mahmood Kapurwala (CEO, Avanza Solutions) said at the event, “Technology has broken all sorts of barriers; today we see technology integrated with each and every aspect of our daily lives, be it the way we communicate, the way we commute, to the way we save and the way we spend. Technology is everywhere making every day that much easier. We strive to help our customers create such a connection with their consumers.”
The Pakistani banking sector has been aggressively implementing technology to be known as a modern banking industry in the world, but it has some way to go. This event provides a platform for industry players to share knowledge, gather insights, and set a vision for the future. The e-Banking Conference & Exhibition provides exhibitors and technology vendors the opportunity to interact with key decision makers and influencers from the industry.