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Alasdair Anderson

HSBC makes IT power play

January 2, 2014

Working with the maxim that there is big profit potential in big data, the global head of IT architecture at HSBC securities services and his team have spent the past 18 months experimenting with new technologies and now, he tells Dan Barnes, the bank is ready to launch a new suite of client-driven technology solutions.

Commoditising complex products the SG CIB way

November 1, 2013

Anthony Woolley, the UK chief information officer at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, sees technology making the markets safer but is keen to foster an environment in which innovation in IT solutions thrives.

Ali Engin Eroglu

Vakifbank steps up to compete in Turkey's high-tech market

May 1, 2013

Vakibank's five-year plan to upgrade its IT infrastructure and completely remake its core banking application is ambitious but, according to CIO Ali Engin Eroglu, it is vital if the bank is to keep pace with Turkey's technology-focused banking sector.

Central and Eastern European Stock Exchange Group united by upgrade

Central and Eastern European Stock Exchange Group united by upgrade

December 3, 2012

By the end of 2013, all of the Central and Eastern European Stock Exchange Group's exchanges will have upgraded their trading systems to Xetra. Michael Buhl, joint-CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange and CEESEG, explains the importance of centralising systems while retaining a local identity.

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.

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