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Phil Lee

Co-operative Financial Services upgrades and integrates

August 1, 2011

Co-operative Financial Services's integration and change director, Phil Lee, tells The Banker how it is upgrading its core systems in the midst of a merger with Britannia Building Society.

Michael Fahy, global head of IT infrastructure, Nomura

Rapid datacentre turnaround proves fruitful for Nomura

June 30, 2011

Nomura's global head of IT infrastructure tells The Banker how a mammoth and swiftly completed datacentre migration project has saved the bank about £9m a year.

Benjamin Mourrat, BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Personal Investors reaps the benefits of collaboration

June 1, 2011

BNP Paribas Personal Investors has overhauled the way it manages, monitors and evaluates technology projects. IT manager Benjamin Mourrat explains how it was done.

Nelly Tzakou

National Bank of Greece takes an unconventional approach

May 4, 2011

Nelly Tzakou, group head of operations at the National Bank of Greece, explains how its hi-tech flagship branch will improve uptake for the bank’s electronic banking services.

Robert Rekkers

Banca Transilvania upgrades its core

February 17, 2011

Years of double-digit growth stretched Banca Transilvania’s core banking system to breaking point. CEO Robert Rekkers explains how the bank embarked on a long-overdue upgrade.

Anil Jaggia, chief information officer, HDFC Bank

CIO of India's HDFC Bank on the benefits of its new ATM network

January 31, 2011

India's HDFC Bank recently upgraded its ATM network. The bank's chief information officer, Anil Jaggia explains how it has increased transaction speeds, boosted sales and implemented SMS-based anti-fraud measures.

Steve Chambers, CIO, Visa Europe

Visa's new platform adds value to clients and company

December 8, 2010

Visa Europe's chief information officer recently oversaw the final migration of clients to a new inter-bank processing platform that has been almost a decade in the making. He describes how the new datacentre will offer great value to both the company and its customers. Writer John Beck

Rob Hornby, CIO, Skandia

How Skandia revamped its outsourcing model

November 24, 2010

When Swedish financial services giant Skandia implemented a new online business model, the group's CIO was left juggling an outsourcing contract designed with very different requirements in mind, while the IT department took on an increasingly important role in the firm's future. Writer John Beck

Wells Fargo takes business banking to 2.0

September 29, 2010

Wells Fargo's head of wholesale services has presided over the bank's commercial banking portal since it was launched in 2000 and has been instrumental in launching a number of Web 2.0 and social networking-inspired features and tools. Writer John Beck

HSBC creates single IT services hub

July 28, 2010

HSBC's group chief technology officer, Ken Harvey, has led a bank-wide project to create a single, centralised IT services hub that is expected to achieve major cost savings. The project underpins the bank's broader One HSBC business re-engineering programme.

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