|Event Date/Time: Jun 02, 2008||End Date/Time: Jun 03, 2008|
Jerry Norton, Director of Strategy for Financial Services, Logica CMG
Investing in technology in the finance industry is now a business imperative. The Gulf IT market is the fastest growing globally with banks representing the largest single vertical in terms of overall IT investment. New and emerging technologies are all beginning to see commercial applications in the finance industry. With the growth of business in the Gulf and the Middle Eastern region, there is an increased involvement and participation of banks. Until and unless the banks do not serve all the purposes of its clients and customers, there is a chance of loosing them over to their competitors and hence reducing their market share.
Jumana Mashraqui, Senior Conference Producer with Fleming Gulf and responsible for this event says, “There has been an exponential increase in the advancement of technology in the past 30 years and it will only continue to do so. And therefore, there is a need to implement and maintain technology. With implementation of new methods and processes in technology, there is a need to keep pace with the rapidly changing business environment. As the market is growing extremely saturated, optimizing technology is crucial. This exclusive conference targeted at CIO's/ CTO's and management teams of the Middle East Banking & Financial Services Industry to address the issues that are challenging the banking industry, now and in the future - new technologies, new processes, new client expectations, new and unexpected alliances and ever-growing pressures for greater efficiency and security.
Our inaugural “Information Technology in Banking and Finance Forum” held in June 2007 in Dubai had an overwhelming response with due contribution from some enriched leading industry representation from Al Rajhi Bank, UBL, Gulf Investment Corporation, Banque Saudi Fransi, Doha Bank and more along with support of our premium sponsors Identita Technologies, Sybase, Aruba Networks, Oxygen Middle East, SAB and Secure Computing. The event was well attended by over 80 regional and international delegates. Key highlights of the conference were presentations on IT Governance, Core Banking Systems, IT Asset Management and IT Security.
The "Banking Technology Forum 2008" promises to be even bigger and spectacular with a highly focused program that will be crafted with the help of our distinguished advisory panel comprising of the technology experts from the leading banks and consultants in the region and outside. This event will provide a platform for discussions with the leading players and get their insights and feedback on the latest technologies available in their respective fields. Therefore, making this event something that cannot be missed.