2016 Shortlists


Best Consumer Payments Scheme/Service Initiative

  • Bangkok Bank – Bualuang mBanking P2P payments
  • Bank of America – ClearXchange Real-Time Payments
  • ICICI Bank – Pockets ‘Touch & Pay’ powered by Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity® Wallet
  • Türk Ekonomi Bankasi – CEPTETEB Mobile Wallet

Best Corporate Payments System/Service Initiative

  • Bank of Montreal – Enterprise Wire Payments
  • Barclays – Value Added Services (VAS) Program

Best Data Related Initiative

  • Barclays Africa Group – Customer Centric Product
  • Deutsche Bank – Project Vizion
  • First National Bank – Collaborative Fraud Analytics for Life Insurance
  • JP Morgan – Asset Information System (AIS)
  • Macquarie Bank – digital banking
  • Royal Bank of Scotland – RBS Data and Analytics

Best Digital System/Service Initiative

  • Barclays – Onboarding Online
  • DBS Bank – Digibank mobile-only bank
  • JP Morgan – Session Assurance, Session DNA
  • Macquarie Bank – digital banking app
  • SEB Kort – Digital On-boarding
  • Türk Ekonomi Bankasi – CEPTETEB
  • Yorkshire Building Society – BookingBug

Best Industry Infrastructure Initiative

  • EBRD’s Trade Finance Programme – Trade Finance e-Learning Programme
  • Itaú Unibanco – Cubo Coworking
  • MF Utilities India Private Limited – MF Utility

 Best Instant Payments System/Service Initiative

  • Bank of Cyprus UK – e2gen
  • Bottomline Technologies – Bottomline Universal Aggregator™ – Bottomline FastPay
  • VocaLink – Immediate Payments Solution 

Best Institutional Infrastructure Initiative

  • Albaraka Turk Participation Bank – AlBatros Project
  • Bank of Ireland – Mortgage application system
  • BBVA – In Memory Operating System
  • Deutsche Bank – Summit Consolidation
  • Deutsche Bank – Markets Clearing, Static Data Hub
  • Morgan Stanley – Data Center Program

Best Mobile System/Service Initiative

  • Barclays – Mobile Banking for Wealth
  • Barclays – Launchpad
  • First National Bank – API
  • Hellenic Bank – Mobile Banking App
  • Santander UK/ Isban UK – Voice Driven Banking

Best Trading Platform/Venue

  • Banco BPI – BPI Net Bolsa
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch – Instinct Loans
  • JP Morgan – Cortex
  • Saxo Bank – SaxoTraderGO

Best Use of Cloud Software/Services

  • Cognia – Cloud Platform
  • IFDS – Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Best Use of Emerging or Innovative Technology

  • Alior Bank – Dronn, virtual advisor
  • Barclays Africa Group – Absa Bankbot
  • Credit Suisse – FinCalc
  • JP Morgan – Connect
  • Morgan Stanley – Treadmill

Best Use of IT for Lending

  • Alior Bank – Quick Loan Package
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch – CreditCenter
  • bob finance – FinnOne
  • Funding Options – Finance Finder journey
  • Santander UK/ Isban UK – SPRING Powered by Kabbage
  • Norddeutsche Landesbank – Misys FusionBanking Lending

Best Use of IT for Risk Management or Regulation

  • Barclaycard – Express Kredit
  • Barclays Africa Group – Financial Spreading and Credit Ratings solution
  • Credit Suisse – PACE (Projections Aggregation Collection Engine)
  • Deutsche Bank – dbCCA
  • JP Morgan – Dynamic Risk
  • Karnataka Bank – Clari5 Enterprise Fraud Management Solution

Best Use of IT in Private Banking/Wealth Management

  • Bank Audi Private Banking Switzerland – PMS Portfolio Management System
  • BT Financial Group – BT Panorama
  • First National Bank – Apex
  • JP Morgan – Connect
  • JP Morgan – Hibiscus
  • Saxo Bank – Saxo Portfolio Manager / SaxoSelect

Best Use of IT in Retail Banking 

  • Banco BPI – Next generation omnichannel IT Architecture
  • Bank Zachodni WBK – Technology transformation programme
  • Barclays – Blue Rewards
  • DBS Bank – digibank
  • Fidor Bank – O2 Banking
  • Santander UK/ Isban UK – Project MoOn (Mortgage Online)

Best Use of IT in Transaction Banking

  • Bank of Montreal – Enterprise Wire Payments
  • Deutsche Bank – dbLAVA
  • JP Morgan – Cortex

Top Digital Innovation

  • Absa subsidiary of Barclays Africa – ChatBanking for Facebook Messenger and Twitter
  • Bank of Ireland – mortgage application system
  • Barclays – Launchpad
  • Circle – revolutionising social payments
  • DBS Bank – digibank


Best Asset/Investment Management System/Service 

  • Misys FusionInvest
  • Temenos/Mutifonds Global Investor
  • Fidessa IMS

 Best Business Intelligence & Analytics System/Service

  •  Fidessa Prospector
  • OneMarketData OneTick 

Best Core Banking System/Service

  • ERI Olympic
  • Misys FusionBanking Equation
  • Temenos’ T24
  • Oracle FSS Flexcube
  • Sword Apak Aurius
  • TCS Bancs

Best Digital Banking System/Service

  •  Backbase
  • Sandstone Technology BankFast
  • Infosys Finacle
  • Intellect iGTB Intellect CBX
  • SAP Omnichannel
  • Intelligent Environments Interact

Best Emerging/Innovative Technology Product/Service

  • Temenos MarketPlace
  • Fidor Smart Current Account 

Best Outsourcing Product/Service 

  • Abide Financial Multi-Regime Regulatory Reporting Managed Service
  • Financial UX Design Services
  • Vela Trading Technologies SuperFeed 

Best Private Banking System/Service

  • ERI Olympic
  • Avaloq Banking Suite
  • Profile Software IMSplus
  • Deus Technology Robo Advice 

Best Regulations & Compliance System/Service

  • VoxSmart VSmart
  • Globanet Merge 1
  • AxiomSL
  • Wolters Kluwer OneSumX 

Best Risk Management System/Service

  • Misys FusionRisk
  • FIS Ambit Credit Assessment/Optimist
  • Wolters Kluwer OneSumX

Best Trading System/Service for Sell-Side

  • Misys FusionCapital
  • Fidessa Equity Trading Platform
  • Calypso
  • Smartstream TLM Reconciliations Premium

Best Treasury Management System

  • Intellect Design Arena Treasury
  • Misys FusionCapital Kondor
  • Murex MX.3
  • Calypso

Best Retail Payments System/Service

  • Vocalink Immediate Payments
  • SIA Jiffy


Woman In Technology (W.I.T) Award 

New for 2016, the W.I.T. Award – in partnership with FemTechLeaders – recognises an outstanding woman for her distinguished leadership and inspiring work in making a positive impact in the financial services industry. 

  • Aleksandra Gren, country manager, international group, Fiserv
  • Alexandra Foster, head of finance, insurance and strategy, Global Banking and Financial Markets, BT
  • Brenda Tsai, global head of strategic marketing, FactSet Research Services
  • Jennifer Stott, CIO for investor and treasury services, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Julia Warrack, managing director, JPMorgan
  • Liz Maguire, head of digital and transformation, ANZ New Zealand 
  • Lynn Bishop, chief development officer, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
  • Natasha Kyprianides, group head of digital banking and innovation, Hellenic Bank Plc
  • Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, president and CEO, Bank Leumi
  • Samina Rizwan, enterprise architect, Habib Bank Ltd 

An honourable mention goes to Ingrid de Jong, Recruiter “Woman In Tech”, ING, for her hands-on role in sourcing women for IT projects at ING. 

Tech Leadership Award

The award lauds an outstanding person for his/her distinguished leadership and professional contribution to the industry’s betterment. 

  • Dave Sissens, head of operational strategy and change management, CLS Services Ltd
  • Eddie Astanin, chairman of the executive board, National Settlement Depository
  • Fabian Vandenreydt, global head of securities markets, Swift and Innotribe
  • Gopi Krishnan, CIO, Al Hilal Bank
  • Jouk Pleiter, co-founder and CEO, Backbase
  • Michael Cooper, CTO, BT Radianz Services, Global Banking and Financial Markets
  • Mohammed Hassem, CIO, First National Bank (FNB)
  • Robert Palatnick, MD and chief technology architect, DTCC
  • Stephen Ufford, founder and CEO, Trulioo
  • Tomasz Motyl, chief innovation officer, Alior Bank 

Our honourable mention goes to: 

  • Luvleen Sidhu, co-founder and chief strategy and marketing officer, BankMobile – for her outstanding drive and commitment to innovation in the banking space; the success of BankMobile; and the spirit of entrepreneurship and willingness to share her knowledge with the industry newcomers. 
  • Paul Lanois, senior legal counsel, Credit Suisse – for his passion for technology and immense knowledge of information security, data protection and privacy matters; for his significant contribution towards technology strategy at Credit Suisse; and the willingness to share his knowledge and expertise with the industry via numerous publications and conference presentations. 

IT Team of the Year 

Awarded to the IT team that has made the best contribution to the business through the successful delivery of an IT project and has demonstrated excellent teamwork. 

  • Absa Express Engineering Team, Barclays Africa
  • Core Banking and Infrastructure Project IT Team, Dedebit Microfinance
  • IT Department, Alior Bank
  • The Cortex Team, JPMorgan
  • The GRT Team, JPMorgan 

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