19 Jun 4th edition of Asseco Group Product Review – Modern Banking & IT Trends
On June 12-13, Dubrovnik hosted the fourth edition of Asseco Group Product Review. This international conference is addressed to business and technology journalists. This time the main theme included trends and IT solutions in the area of payments and banking. The meeting was hosted by Asseco Poland and Asseco South Eastern Europe.
The conference was opened by Piotr Jeleński, President of the Management Board of Asseco SouthEastern Europe &Payten. He presented strategic directions of ASEE’s development for the nearest future, taking into account the planned activity not only in the existing Balkan region, but also in South America.
We would like the operating profit of Asseco SEE to grow by about half in the next three years. This is to be the result of both organic growth and acquisitions. Latin American countries offer great potential for the development of our business, said President of the Management Board of Asseco SEE & Payten.
Artur Wiza, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland, presented the history of the Asseco Group, which in the last 25 years has transformed from a start-up with a few employees into the largest Polish IT company and the sixth largest software producer in Europe, operating in over 50 countries. The Vice President of Asseco Poland also presented Asseco Case StudyBook (link) – the first publication focusing on the most interesting IT projects implemented worldwide by the Group’s companies.
The next presentations showed practical examples of application of Asseco’s proprietary solutions in financial institutions. Igor Gržalja, the Member of the Management Board of Asseco SEE Croatia, presented the measurable benefits that can be achieved by banks thanks to technological innovations on the example of the project implemented at Privredna Banka Zagreb. He made a presentation together with Draženko Kopljar, the member of the bank’s management board.
The theme of technological changes in financial institutions was also the main subject of the presentation made by Robert Mihaljek, International Sales Manager from Asseco SEE, who discussed the impact of the PSD2 regulation on the European banking sector. He also presented the opportunities offered by Virtual Branch, a solution developed by Asseco that enables the creation of a virtual bank branch.
The second day of the conference was devoted to Asseco Innovation Hub and how it supports young entrepreneurs and innovators in product development. On this occasion, for the first time, Asseco Voice Banking and Scan &Pay – solutions created in the Asseco incubator – were presented to a wider audience. The presentation about the functionality of these tools was led by Tomasz Buczak, Director of Asseco Innovation Hub.
Asseco Innovation Hub helps people with innovative ideas to create a commercial product. We help young entrepreneurs as mentors, but we also provide financing for projects allowing them to focus on the development of their core business, said Tomasz Buczak.
Marcin Zaniewicz, Asseco Poland’s Expert, presented Asseco’s another new product for the financial sector – ePROMAK NEXT – a modern, intuitive application for stock market investors.
ePROMAK NEXT is a technologically advanced system that gives the possibility of further development and adding new services in the area of automatic adjustment of the investment portfolio to the investor’s needs and creation of order offers. A simple way of presenting information and a modern user interface ensure full comfort of work, said Marcin Zaniewicz, expert & Business Consultant, Asseco Poland.
Eduardo Ferreira, Head of Digital & Channels representing Asseco PST, a Portuguese company from the Asseco Group specializing in payment systems, presented current trends and prospects for further development of mobile payments.
The conference ended with a presentation by Martin Chripko, Head of Banking Business Unit at Asseco Central Europe, who spoke about different types of e-banking customers and the need to adapt banks’ offer to each of them.