12th International e-Banking conference and exhibition held

Karachi, April 24, 2014 (PPI-OT): The 12th International e-Banking Conference and Exhibition, held at the Pearl Continental Hotel, attracted the top decision-makers and key influencers of the industry as well as major players. The event allowed technology vendors to interact with the delegates and display their products and services to their primary target audience.

Avanza Solutions participated in the event again this year as a Gold Sponsor. Avanza Solutions specializes in products ranging from Payment Processing, Self-service Banking, Customer Relationship Management, Monitoring and Control, and specialized services like IT Consulting, Infrastructure Management, and Quality Services.

The 12th International e-Banking Conference and Exhibition, a prestigious event, provided technology firms the opportunity to share knowledge, gather insights and set a vision for the industry’s future. The e-Banking conference is a significant event in the industry as it brings the vendors and banks together from all over the region; being held in Karachi, home to the head offices of the majority of banks, the event attracted the major players of the industry.

Mr. Amir Malik, Managing Director, PSEB was the Chief Guest at the event.

The inaugural session was set underway by a welcome address made by Ms. Jehan Ara (President, Pakistan Software Houses Association) followed by speeches from notables of the industry such as Mr. Ricardo Marques (Senior Management Executive, Wincor Nixdorf), Mr. Naseem Akhtar (Chairman, Infotech), and Mr. Nauman K. Dar (President, HBL) among others.

The event consisted of a conference with sessions and speeches on the best practices, insights, and their vision for the future of e-Banking accompanied by an exhibition where vendors displayed their offerings and solutions to their target audience. The conference will also include panel discussions on “Branch Process Automation” and “Banking in the Clouds”. The panels consisted of seasoned veterans from the IT and Financial sectors.

Mr. Mahmood Kapurwala, CEO, Avanza Solutions, was a part of the panel discussion “Banking in the Clouds”. Cloud computing is taking the IT world by storm; big players of the industry have started to jump into this domain. Cloud provides great cost advantages to companies achieved by avoiding capital and infrastructure expenses. Avanza Solutions has recently added Cloud Services to its range of advanced products and has started to offer its solutions on Cloud, like Ambit.

Mr. Mahmood Kapurwala (CEO, Avanza Solutions) said at the panel discussion, “Banking in the Clouds”, “Banking is becoming more and more convenient with technology; today consumers can take care of their banking requirements from their homes, offices or on-the-go. Things like viewing account statements, summaries, transferring funds, paying bills, and topping up mobile connections can easily be done by a few key strokes on your computer or swipes on your smartphone.”

Mr. Kapurwala went on to say, “E-Banking has become something easily available to any institution; so acquiring this resource isn’t the challenge. The challenge is integrating it into the customers’ lives in such a way that it becomes a vital component; the trick is to engage technology in such a way that it simply transforms into an extension of their selves.”

Avanza offers hybrid solutions to its clients based on their respective requirements on a CAPEX as well as OPEX model. Avanza provides advanced products tailored for individual client needs with continuous support and maximum consumer engagement. Avanza is a top e-banking solutions provider spanning an entire range of best-in-class products and services across multiple channels.

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