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Reshaping IT to drive the digital transformation of financial services

7th April 2016, Frankfurt

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Venue: The Jumeirah


The rapid digital transformation of society throughout commerce, manufacturing, transportation, the cities in which we live in and indeed, our personal life has become the defining phenomenon of the twenty first century.  This holds especially true for the banking, financial services and insurance industries where the challenges to understanding the end-to-end customer experience and delivering a unique and competitive offering is dependent upon a myriad of established and evolving technologies.  The digitalization of our economies is forcing businesses to rethink their business models, workflow processes, and the evolving role that their organizations and staff now need to perform.

The ability to harness the dynamic enabling technologies of Big Data analytics, unified communications and collaboration, coupled with cloud computing, blockchain and the unlimited possibilities of the Internet of Things are just several of the leading determinants that are having tremendous impact throughout the financial sector.  The onslaughts by FinTech companies to traditional financial enterprises, which are quicker to create and deploy affordable solutions, bring new challenges that were unheard of just five years ago.

Reshaping IT to Fuel Digital Banking Transformation”  will be addressing these business and technology challenges through a combination of unique perspectives from financial institutions sharing their experiences, leading industry analysts’ observations, as well as how Huawei has successfully partnered with our clients to define, create, and deployed new architectures, services and technology across the banking, financial services, and insurance sectors.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up & closing remarks from Huawei

Discussion Topics:

  • Digital Banking Outlook – What defines a Digital Bank
  • Reshaping IT to fuel digital banking transformation
  • Cloud architecture helps banks develop agile business platforms

Keynote Speaker:

Ronald Alan Fons

Ronald Alan Fons – Global Head, Financial Services Sector – Huawei Enterprise Business Group HQ

Ronald is the Global Head of Financial Services Sector at Huawei Technologies, Limited. His responsibilities encompass developing Huawei’s business and technology strategies addressing retail banking, payments, financial markets, and insurance sectors, including new product features, industry certification requirements, Go to Market and business relevance strategies, as well as leading workshops in Omnichannel and Enterprise Architecture methodologies.

Ronald has 30 years’ experience in the fields of network infrastructure operations in banking, enterprise architecture planning, branch transformation, and high performance trading architectures for regulated exchanges and sell-side firms.

He has worked on Wall Street for Morgan Stanley, The New York Stock Exchange, and Loeb, Rhoades & Partners managing network infrastructures and technology innovation planning.

Besides working on Wall Street, Ronald has worked for ICT companies such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Wang Computers in the financial services sector as well as founding NetworkAsia Systems Integration Limited in Hong Kong and Beijing specialising in network infrastructures for retail banking and regulated exchanges in China.

Based in Hong Kong, Ronald has extensive experience throughout Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe,  and the CIS States.

About Huawei Technologies:

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. With its three business units Carrier, Enterprise and Consumer, Huawei offers network infrastructure, cloud computing solution and devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs. Huawei is active in more than 170 countries and has over 170,000 employees of which more than 70,000 are engaged in research and development (R&D). Over the past ten years, Huawei has invested more than US$ 30 billion in research and development. Among Huawei’s customers are 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators and one third of the world’s population uses Huawei technologies.

Huawei is active in the German market since 2001. The company has a broad customer base including Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Telefónica and E-Plus. Since July 2012, SAP and Huawei and collaborate in form of a strategic partnership. Together they offer, amongst other services, Enterprise solutions for SAP HANA and will develop joint innovations in the field of Industry 4.0 – both in China and Germany.

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