Member Quotes

BIAN Members show their support for BIAN through a variety of means, including participation in BIAN working groups, sponsorship of events, chairing groups, and implementing specifications. They also issue statements in support of BIAN through testimonials, which typically accompany BIAN press releases or circulate on the BIAN homepage and other media and social networks.


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Increasing agility and reducing costs are priorities for ABN AMRO and we expect to achieve significant reductions in integration costs through our BIAN membership. BIAN’s proposition not only defines the banking services landscape, but provides practical implementation guidance shaped by leading industry technology vendors.

Henk Houtzager
Head of Strategy, Innovation & Architecture
ABN AMRO

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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
Achmea

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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
Asseco

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Banco Galicia was the first Argentine bank to offer mobile payments and an internet portal to its customers – we adopt revolutionary technology, to enhance our customers’ banking experiences. We recognise this pioneering trait in BIAN through its pursuit of global SOA banking standards. Using BIAN’s SOA standards will speed up the time-to-market for new products from Banco Galicia, keeping us at the top of our game with regards to customer service and retention.

Eduardo Agra
Chief Information Officer
Banco Galicia

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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
Bangkok Bank

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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

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We are extremely pleased to be joining BIAN. Capgemini has always been committed to adopting standards. We believe BIAN is the future of the foundation for a unified and consistent integration approach for the integration ecosystem across Banking.
We are also eager to contribute and influence the BIAN assets, where possible. We are firm believers that standardization will allow banks and financial institutions the tools to simplify, rationalize, and improve the systems to enhance both the technology platform and business capabilities. In addition, as we see more and more aging platforms BIAN is critical to building realistic roadmaps that are based on progressive simplification and incremental improvement verses a big bang replacement.
That said, BIAN will be the nucleus to contribute to help deliver these open technology and business standards in collaboration across service and software providers that the benefit of all financial institutions.

Michael Leyva
VP Global Practice Head Banking and Diversified Financials
Capgemini

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Modern banking is all about service, and services today depend on highly flexible IT structures that are able to shift to meet industry needs as they occur. Achieving this would be exceedingly difficult and impractical without SOA, and BIAN is doing essential work in this area. Therefore, we made the decision to join BIAN.

Michel Tueni
General Manager
Capital Banking Solutions

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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

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The success of core IT transformations in the context of mergers, major renewals or outsourcing projects crucially depends on overcoming barriers to effective communication, both on a technical and even more important on a semantic level. BIAN with its meta-model, banking IT reference landscape and service definitions is about to shape a common banking IT language, which will facilitate communication across companies. Based on collective experience, expertise and a common understanding of leading financial industry companies, BIAN clearly has the potential to provide a lingua franca for banking IT, which has been sorely missed.

Alexander Umek
Transformation Director
COREtransform

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Being an active member of the BIAN, Credit Suisse sees the creation of this association as significant milestone for not only ourselves, but for the industry as a whole. The association will create an open environment of members that begins with an idea and takes it all the way through to execution.

Claus Hagen
Head of Integration Architecture
Credit Suisse

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Joining the BIAN community is an important commitment to delivering more efficient, standardised and open solutions to clients. Taking a collaborative approach across the industry will undoubtedly achieve quicker and better results for everyone involved.

Venkataraman Bala
CTO, Banking & Capital Markets
CSC

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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

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I am absolutely convinced that cost pressures and banking regulation will lead to stronger convergence in business, operations and IT. To stay competitive in the long run, banks need to leverage investment in core banking infrastructure with peers and embrace open standards – ‘coopetition’. BIAN is building these standards for easier software selection and far less costly integration. Treating core banking infrastructure as a commodity will allow us to put more emphasis on innovation and areas where IT can bring competitive advantage.

Christian Gosch
Group CIO
Erste Group

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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
EVRY

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“We’re proud to be part of this impressive consortium that is helping to drive the future of a standards-based IT architecture. In order to more easily provide the capabilities and services that consumers and business users demand, financial institutions must address the complexity of their IT environments and true cross-industry standardization will be a tremendous foot forward in realizing this goal.”

Troy Bradley
Chief Technology Officer
FIS Global

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise has always been committed to contributing to and supporting open standards through collaboration. At BIAN, we expect to join a rich ecosystem comprised of our customers, universities, other industry leaders and even our competitors. This collaboration will be a journey to maximise the simplification of banking systems environments, reduce innovation time to market and assist our customers to modernise their core processes using a standardised approach.

We have a strong team of senior banking experts that will influence and contribute to BIAN efforts and assets, where possible. Moreover, our Client Transformation Practice will use BIAN standards to enable us to drive and guide roadmaps towards simplification and exponential improvements for our customers’ core business capabilities, complemented by our solutions portfolio.

Finally, BIAN will be our cornerstone to deliver world class solutions for the new style of business in financial services.

Dr. Marc Brogle
Chief Technologist, HPE Banking Service Center
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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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, Financial Services Solutions
IBM

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Associating with BIAN will help us to participate in the evolution of banking standards and support the conversion to industry-wide best practices for Indian Banks.

Shri B. Sambamurthy
Director of IDRBT
IDRBT

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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

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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
VP and Head, Financial Services and Insurance, Europe
Infosys

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We believe that sharing the BIAN idea of standardized borders between the IT business domains of a bank will help our customers to integrate standardized software components more easily and less costly into their existing system landscapes. We therefore are actively engaged in developing this landscape within the Service Landscape working group.

Arne Schultz
Head of competence center service orientated architecture
innobis AG

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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
IntegrationWorks

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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

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Microsoft is committed to lowering the cost of ownership and providing a more flexible and innovative platform for banking. In addition, we consider an open standards based environment critical to our success. As a founding and active member of BIAN, Microsoft is enabling global collaboration with key thought-leaders in the banking and IT communities around the establishment of technology standards and SOA best practices. In doing so, BIAN will be instrumental in laying the groundwork for the banking industry services in the new economy.

David Vander
General Manager of Services APAC
Microsoft

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21st century banking is in need of innovation and our membership of BIAN allows us to collaborate with other industry players to lower IT integration costs, while increasing flexibility and efficiency – benefits that will ultimately be passed on to the consumer.

Boris Lipiainen
Global Head of Product Management
Misys

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The BIAN framework is a recognized developing standard that will help financial institutions better prepare and integrate enhanced capabilities without putting current service delivery at risk. The BIAN architectural framework provides the foundation for building organization specific blueprints and interoperability methodologies that can make integration challenges more manageable and increase agility. We at NCG are very much looking forward to contributing our core banking, data management, and information security expertise to the ongoing BIAN development efforts.

Chris Bender
NCG President
Northcross Group

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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
PNC

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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
Rabobank

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We are committed to BIAN, because this work is of high value and importance in the transition of the industry. Our engagement is shown by the involvement in many working groups as well by the support of the organisation.

Martin Schroter
Senior Vice President, Banking, Application Strategic Innovation
SAP AG

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We at SCI are pleased to associate with BIAN.SCI, having over 50 years of accomplishing history in servicing banking and financial sector in Africa and first African software and R&D Company to associate with BIAN.

By actively associating with BIAN we wish to share, learn, contribute and grow together in the fast paced innovative financial market having open standards, interoperable and risk mitigating answers for the financial institution’s challenges across world.SCI hopes to leverage synergies and adopt banking industry best practices to provide innovative productized solutions for its customers with greater accuracy and faster time to market.

Mohan Ramaswamy
CEO
SCI Tanzania

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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
Sicredi

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Becoming a BIAN member will provide a unique opportunity for Silverlake Axis to work closely with a larger ecosystem of banks, technology vendors and consultants. As a leading fintech provider, Silverlake Axis is using technology to transform and create value for our customers and business partners. This is a good platform for us to collaborate and innovate with other financial industry experts.

Dr Raymond Kwong
CEO and Group Managing Director
Silverlake Axis

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SMU is the first university in the world to join the BIAN network and we look forward to the collaboration to build a ‘teaching bank’ from the ground up, using current and emerging architectural best practices. Our teaching bank’s service-oriented architecture is guided by the BIAN Service Landscape, which we recognise as the emerging banking industry standard model for SOA. SMU Teaching Bank is a platform for collaboration with banks and vendors to create and test new ideas for banking systems and processes. We will work with the industry and BIAN community to trial and test change scenarios, such as a core banking system replacement, or a bank merger whereby multiple banking systems need to be integrated to coexist.

Steven Miller
Vice Provost (Research) and Dean of the School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University

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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

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Sopra Banking Software fully supports BIAN as both organizations continue to grow from strength to strength. Together Sopra Banking Software and BIAN are fully focused on the need to promote industry standards and SOA. Sopra Banking Software strives to share our best-practices and in-depth financial services expertise with our peers within BIAN to ensure a more transparent and cost effective banking environment.

Renaud Winand
Head of Product Department
Sopra Banking Software

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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

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We are pleased to be joining BIAN. TCS has always been committed to adopting standards and influencing them where possible. We believe BIAN offers the potential for further standardisation and gives banks the tools to rationalise and simplify their businesses. We see BIAN as a vehicle to contribute to help deliver these open business standards in a collaborative manner, for the benefit of all financial institutions.

R. Vivekanand
Vice President & Global Head – Product Delivery
TCS Financial Solutions

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Our clients want software that adheres to integration standards so they can reduce cost and risk while at the same time increasing the agility of their IT infrastructure.


Group Strategy and Marketing Director
Temenos

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