On February 19-20, 2019, Moscow hosted the 19th International forum for “Electronic Financial Services and Technologies” (iFin-2019), organized by the Association of Russian Banks jointly with the iFin information portal. iFin forum, this largest Russian event dedicated to advanced technologies and state-of-the-art financial services, was visited representatives of Colvir Software Solutions Business Development Department: Karina Buyanova, marketing and PR manager, Igor Lebedev, sales manager for Russia, and Sergey Romanov, sales manager for CIS countries.
The forum business agenda was made up topical sessions and discussions that were attended by executives and leading experts from financial institutions, IT companies and public authorities. The following key topics were addressed by iFin-2019:
- Electronic financial services designed for SMEs and corporations
- Electronic finance technologies and IT infrastructure
- State-of-the-art electronic retail bank
- Security of electronic financial services
- From non-banking services via remote service delivery channels to banking eco systems
- Blockchain and crypto currencies in electronic finance
- How AI, Big Data и Data Science promote electronic finance development
The objective of the visit paid to iFin-2019 by representatives of Colvir Software Solutions business development department was to examine innovations promising trends and prevailing latest market dynamics. They noted high relevance of the addressed topics, high level of speakers’ competence and exhibition space packed with IT solution developers.
Karina Buyanova, Marketing and PR Manager:
“The developers’ exhibition that held as part of the forum, demonstrated diverse off-the-shelf solutions for banks and finance companies. Generally speaking, the exhibitors used their best efforts to present at the forum all types of remote financial services: remote banking services solutions, mobile, financial self-service networks, and much more. Visiting such events is very useful, as it helps to understand what makes the market tick, what its needs are, and of course also provides an opportunity for exchanging experiences with colleagues. A key priority for Colvir Software Solutions is to be on top of the wave in terms of market and product development trends so as to provide for our customers solutions that are adapted to the maximum degree possible not only to the current, but also to the future environment”.
Igor Lebedev, Sales Manager for Russia:
“Banks that have placed their bets on digitization have demonstrated a significant growth in their customer base, and forged forward way ahead of their less progressive competitors. There is a noticeable trend for replacing supplementary offices and branches with delivery channels to develop remote banking services. Another noticeable trend is for availability of the full range of services from the solution supplier not just implementation of delivery channel solution software, but also supplying associated hardware complete with installation services”.
The iFin-2019 international forum was visited by over 800 IT and business department heads from banks, investment, brokerage and other finance companies from 40 Russian regions and CIS countries.