The implementation of an enterprise architecture, enriched by internal and external communities, is one of the projects Société Générale is currently investing in. Following our strategy of normalisation and simplification, we are very proud to be the first French Bank joining BIAN and delighted to be part of the membership. We are convinced that the nature of the common work and shared information about the architecture vision will speed up our current tasks on the same topics, and continue to support our customer-oriented spirit.

Alain Benoist | global head of transformation, processes and information systems
Société Générale

In large organizations, integration costs make or break the business case in building and implementing new applications. The cost level is determined by the degree of standardization of interfaces, from a technical and a definition point of view. While it is becoming more and more clear that SOA is the best technology for internal (today) and external (soon) interfaces, standards will have to be agreed upon at industry level. That is why BIAN, and the facilitation it provides for banks and software vendors is so important to us.

Steve Van Wyk | Executive Vice President and Head of Technology & Operations
The PNC Financial Services Group

Open standards create interoperability and accelerate the adoption of new technologies that help industries work more intelligently. BIAN’s collaboration with industry groups such as Object Management Group (OMG) and SWIFT demonstrates its commitment to making its banking models more valuable to its members. Through the BIAN community, IBM will continue working to address the requirements of financial institutions through solutions based on open standards.

Chae An | Vice President & CTO Financial Services Solutions
IBM Software Group

Based on our ‘IT-strategy 2020’ plan, KfW has decided to significantly redesign part of our current IT landscape. As part of this transition process the clear focus is on standardisation. Using the BIAN community and materials we strongly believe that BIAN will help us meet our IT objectives. What’s more, as one of the largest development banks worldwide we hope our membership will attract other development banks to join BIAN and help promote standardisation across our market.

Michael Strauss | Head of IT Strategy and Architecture
KfW Bankengruppe

Lowering integration costs, minimizing IT risk, thus allowing banks to focus on their strategic priorities through IT industry standards is important to us. Our company is based on cooperative principles, we believe in collaboration. With BIAN we aim to stimulate international standards from which all can benefit.

René Steenvoorden | Chief Information Officer

For decades EVRY has worked on models and standards for the banking industry. For many years now SOA has been the preferred development methodology for the broad range of small to large sized Nordic banks EVRY serves. Our aim is to be an active participant in the drive for standardisation within the industry. We consider the BIAN community and its deliverables to be of strategic importance in our continued market-driven development and in our ambitions for lower time to market and reduced development cost.

Wiljar Nesse | head of the financial services business area

The bank adopted a service-oriented architecture over 15 years ago with the objectives of improved agility, reduced cost and improved consistency. In the past five years, we have implemented newer technologies based on web services to expand and update the infrastructure supporting our SOA. We view standardisation across the industry – amongst both financial institutions and vendors – as the key to realising the promise of SOA and simplifying the integration effort of major projects. We are impressed with BIAN’s existing membership and are delighted to be part of this visionary organisation. We hope this forum will provide real business value in the years ahead.

Ian Guy Gillard | Executive Vice President, Office of the President at Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

At Asseco, we believe that optimal architecture and proven functional design determine the quality and value of our products. BIAN opens the platform to provide the complete foundation for functional service oriented architecture and establish an industry-wide standard. Ultimately this will be beneficial to both banks and their IT solution providers.

Slawomir Ziajka | Director of Product Planning and Development at the Commercial Banks Division

We also believe in partnerships and co-development of enterprise architecture. We aim to achieve advantages in integration, flexibility, efficiency and reduction of risk. This will increase the productivity of IT, which is necessary for the financial industry to deliver customer value in the digital era.

Ton van der Linden | CIO

We want BIAN to have success in the short-term. The principle of the community is based on the contribution of several members. Hence, we drive those topics actively that we are experts in. For a consulting company such as ifb group the opportunity to contribute to the synthesis of banks’ different approaches is very valuable and enables us to deliver what our customers need.

Dr. Rainer Merkt | Partner
ifb group

Joining BIAN, is a significant leverage for BML Istisharat meeting its commitment to international standards and continuous improvement offering agile, efficient and evolving solutions in accordance with best practices; BML Istisharat is looking to benefit and actively contribute, promote industry standardization and software componentization.

Raji Challita | Software Manager
BML Istisharat

By joining BIAN we are actively participating in the creation of new IT standards that we will be able to leverage as we plan for the future.

Tim Whiteley | Executive General Manager Enterprise Service Development
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

With a strong heritage in financial services, we are committed to helping the industry shape the emerging BIAN standards which will support banks in reducing their IT costs and delivering greater flexibility to the business. Becoming a member of BIAN provides us with the unique opportunity to work alongside our peers, customers and other industry players to jointly define, build and implement next-generation banking platforms based on a common architectural framework.

Mohit Joshi | President, World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader

We at Sicredi share with BIAN the vision that standardization and interoperability are major aspects shaping the future of the financial services industry. By working closely together with BIAN we expect to improve our agility, costs and consistency hence delivering world-class solutions in the digital economy era. Given the financial services industry complex IT environments, SOA is the technology able to allow the transition to a devised, interoperable and flexible future architecture.

Paulino Rodrigues | Chief Information Officer & Chief Operating Officer

We see BIAN membership as a great opportunity to further align our technical and business driven offerings to industry standards and to help shape, and gain insights into global banking trends. We look forward to collaboration with peers around the world through working groups around core banking, lending and API / integration as some of the key benefits from BIAN membership. Strategically, this will enable us to keep abreast with both the industrialising nature of banking and disruption trends that are becoming commonplace in the consumer driven digital age we work in.

Alexei Fey | General Manager
Data Action

With a rapidly changing digital landscape that includes aggressive and agile FinTech companies sweeping the market, it is imperative that traditional banking and finance organisations are able to optimise their legacy systems while providing seamless end-user experience across multiple digital platforms. There is a real competitive advantage there for a modern merging of old and new systems, if enabled properly via integration. We pride ourselves on bringing integration expertise through strategy, architectural, development, testing and deployment that ultimately delivers that competitive and commercial advantage to banking organisations globally.

Ian Vanstone | Chief Technology Officer

SWIFT’s mission is to drive efficiencies in the financial industry by enabling automation. To achieve this, SWIFT’s standardization efforts focus on the content and usage of messages exchanged between institutions. Because BIAN’s interest is in standardizing the IT landscape within institutions, BIAN is fully aligned with SWIFT’s goal of increasing efficiency, but complementary in its approach. SWIFT supports and contributes to BIAN to ensure that BIAN and SWIFT/ISO standards work well together and deliver maximum efficiency benefits for the industry.

Patrik Neutjens | Head of Partner Management SWIFT