Drive profitable growth through improved data insights and segmentation practices, by attending the Banking Big Data & Analytics Conference. Get updated on the future technologically astute customer and digital bank; save the date for this 3 day knowledge-fest – 23-25 June 2015. Attendees will gain hands on experience on how to pilot and experiment with big data adoption and to later catapult the industry into a full-scale application of real-time customer analytics. The programme will also cover how banks; through the use of analytics can transform its operating model into the best-fit segmentation and relationship based structure. Some of the delegates you can expect to mingle with stem from organisations such as ABSA, Barclays Africa, First National Bank and Capitec to name a few. Sebastian Gazi, project manager said, “I’m very excited to be hosting Southern Africa’s first Big Data & Analytics Conference. I see great potential within the current market and I trust this conference will be well received by all attendees.” The 3 day conference, set to take place at Indaba Hotel from 23-25 June 2015 is causing a stir within the banking and data sector. With just under 2 months left, its best to secure your seat now and be at ease knowing your brain juices will be fuelled to capacity with discussions on latest trends and issues in the analytics market. Email Sebastian@tci-sa.co.za for more details or call 011 803 1553. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: http://www.twitter.co/tcisa Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of None image/s please contact: Trade Conferences International. Photo: Photo: Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The 2nd Annual Money Transfers & Cross Border Payments Conference to be hosted by TCI on 27 & 28 May 2015 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa will showcase a wide range of new perspectives, infused with new ideas and insights on how to stay relevant and competitive on the volatile international trade arena. This exclusive and cutting-edge conference will be a perfect true game-changer for those who are keen on expanding and making inroads into cross-border trade, particularly in money transfers and international payments systems. People working in the following areas will benefit from attending this event: *cross border payments & settlements * national payments systems * foreign exchange * international banking transaction * remittances & clearings * global payments processing * banking technology operations * global cash management * electronic banking * payments risk & compliance * mobile payments * transfer pricing compliance * treasury * transactional products & services * trade support operations * money markets * trade finance * wealth management * investment banking Take any of the following options in order to be part of this crucial event: To register, complete the registration on the brochure which can be found on www.financialconferences.co.za and fax it to us on 086 528 2981, or email it to email@example.com. Visit our website at www.tci-sa.co.za and go to upcoming events and complete an interactive registration form online, complete the interactive form and press submit. For more information please contact Naison Chilenge, Project Manager at TCI on +27 11 803 1553 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za Twitter: www.twitter.co.za/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Developing a world class operational excellence framework that supports the business must remain a top priority for the banking and financial services industry. A financial service operator’s optimal goal is to leverage with technology and resources to captivate efficiency and win customer trust. Developing a world class operational excellence framework that supports the business must remain a top priority for the banking and financial services industry. In words of Aristotle - “ Banks and financial institutions are on a continuous drive to change and improve their operating models and cultivate competitive advantage, efficiency and desirable customer experience.African financial sector is striving hard to improve their business turnaround. Industry experts are in a continuous search for strategies and tool sets to analyse customers, transform and improve processes, managing change, enhance people performance and productivity, expanding footprints and above all being able deliver a lot more for less through technology and minimized costs.We are what we repeatedly do, therefore Excellence is not an act but a habit”, thus the vision is not only restricted to a change in work process, organizational structure and workforce but to imbibe a change in organizational culture and behavior. Operational excellence is not a process or program but a holistic continuous cycle, which can be best defined by the three aspects on organizational operations, such as: * Process - The formal structures, processes and systems through which human and organizational resources are managed and optimized to achieve shared goals. * People - The way people think, feel and conduct themselves in the workplace, both individually and collectively * Technology - The way physical assets and resources are configured and optimized to create value and minimize losses Relatively small improvements in business processes can put companies significantly ahead of competitors but the first . . .
Big data and predictive analytics and how it is optimised in the insurance industry will be the area of focus in Trade Conferences International upcoming event, the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference which will be hosted on the 3 & 4 of June 2015 in Cape Town. Discussions will be centered around to strategies being implemented in information security as well leveraging data to enhance predictive modelling in insurance and its relevant operational sectors. Previously attended by companies such as; Liberty life, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hollard Insurance, Standard Bank Insurance limited, Metropolitan, ABSA, Old Mutual, South African Insurance Crime Bureau, Deloitte, Discovery Health, to name just a few, this years’ Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference is once again set to attract major industry role players. With an all-encompassing programme by leading industry professionals and great networking opportunities, the event promises to leave attending delegates well informed in the optimum value of big data and the mechanisms on when and where to start to take advantage of it to enhance the capacity of their business. Trade Conferences International is known for bringing financial leading industry events, with the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference being no different. Register now for this event to enrich your field of work and to keep up to date with times and trends of the industry. Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/information-security-is-the-new-currency-in-todays-insurance-landscape/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.co/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
We are living in a digital world, where customers use applications to do almost everything from online shopping, communicating with friends and family via social media, shopping and use the banking applications for transactions and everyday banking. Mobile is one of the most used channels in banking. It is being used on a daily bases and mobile phones are still of extreme importance for financial services and banks. Banks need to be able to adapt to the rapid pace of innovation and new technology growth in order for them to ensure customer satisfaction. Phones are becoming the perfect wallet as customers will never be without their cellphones, hence why banks and financial services providers need to stay updated with the latest innovations, technology updates, biometrical security systems, mobile payments channels and e-Commerce while complying with regulations set out by financial boards. The 5th Annual Mobile Financial Services of the Future Conference will take place on 10 & 11 June 2015 in Johannesburg. The conference will be addressing several important issues and challenges. A premium speaker panel of 22 experts from all over Southern Africa will be addressing attendees at the event. There is currently an early bird registration rate for delegates to take heed of and save! Contact senior project manager, Michandre Malan email@example.com or call 011 803 1553 for more information. For sponsorship opportunities and exhibition enquiries, contact marketing manager Sian Wirth: firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/financial-services-banks-to-keep-abreast-with-mobile-apps-updates/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.co/tcisa CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Increasing growth and reducing costs of international transactions in African money markets will be the focus of the to be hosted by Trade Conferences International (TCI) on 27 & 28 May 2015 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa. To get updates and current trends against the backdrop of a fast-changing and highly volatile money market space, you will have to register and be part of crucial forum. A great panel of influential speakers from a broad spectrum of the financial industry will share in-depth knowledge and insights will delegates, and ensure that they are abreast with current developments in money transfers and cross border payments arena. SOME OF THE CRUCIAL TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED INCLUDE -SADC payment systems integration -foreign direct investments -international money transfer services -current global trends on money transfer markets -role of mobile telecoms in payments in Africa -social impact of remittances -evolving trends in the remittance trade -relevancy of technology in cross border remittances- a SADC region perspective -the future of social payments -FX trading, payments and risk management -regulatory frameworks- do they facilitate or frustrate mobile money payments and transfers? -core principals for financial market infrastructures -withholding tax on cross border services To register, complete the registration on the brochure which can be found on www.financialconferences.co.za and fax it to us on 086 528 2981, or email it to email@example.com. Or visit our website at www.tci-sa.co.za and go to upcoming events and complete an interactive registration form online. For more information please contact Naison Chilenge, Project Manager at TCI on +27 11 803 1553 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org Author: Sian Wirth from Trade Conferences International. More Info link: http://www.tci-sa.co.za/reducing-costs-of-international-transactions-in-african-money-markets/ Twitter: . . .
There is no better way to test your knowledge and get updated with the latest trends and developments driving successful and effective big data and analytics optimisation in banking, than by attending the Inaugural Banking: Big Data & Analytics Conference 2015. This is the definitive banking event focusing on analytics for segmentation in the industry which will be attended by major role players in the banking, insurance and service provider industry. The event is separated into three days; with the first day focusing on big data, whilst the second day theme is data and predictive analytics; the third day theme is banking segmentation. It will be held on 23, 24 & 25 June 2015 at the Indaba Hotel in Sandton, South Africa. The banking industry in South Africa has been delayed in their adoption of big data; and has yet to fully embrace the power of analytics to drive profits and offer unparalleled customer insights. It is imperative that the financial services industry be prepared for these developments in the era of the digital bank; in order to apply analytics to pricing decisions; to make fees transparent and synchronise with the overall value or risk assessment of the customer. Attending the Banking: Big Data & Analytics Conference 2015 will answer questions on how the latest innovations, technologies and strategies are going to rapidly transform the local banking environment. Key industry leaders like Yudhivir Seetharam; Head: Analytics at FNB Business, Mandeep Chaudhary; Retail Director at Barclays Zambia, Mogen Naidoo; Managing Director at Qina Group, Charles de Jager; Manager: Real-time data platform and middleware at SAP Africa, Simon Carpenter; Chief Customer Officer at SAP Africa, Gary Allemann; Managing Director at Master Data Management, Wayne Dick; Business Development Manager at Hitachi Data Systems; Stuart Cheverton; Business Development Manager: EMEA at Hitachi Data Systems and Ryan Naude; Manager: Data Solutions at Entelect are . . .
By Yudhvir Seetharam, Head of Analytics at FNB Business- IT News Africa In the era of information, the bank with the most actionable insights is the winner. The age of “Big Data” has begun to slowly filter through into the banking environment, with banks being able to design customer-centric solutions using statistical models and information gathering techniques. So, just, what is Big Data? The term refers to large amounts of complex information, which often contain a variety of facts, generated at high speeds, and can sometimes be inconsistent. For example, your bank has data on the products that it currently holds for you, along with your transaction behaviour. The amount of data out there continues to grow exponentially, with the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasting that the global volume of data will increase from 130 to 40 000 exabytes (40 billion terabytes) by 2020. Big Data is important for financial institutions as our customers have ever increasing demands from us. To acquire and retain customers, teams of individuals, called data scientists, have to develop means of optimising revenue for the bank as well as the customer. These data scientists sift through large amounts of information to offer meaningful insights that can guide, and sometimes drive, business strategy. To ensure accurate insights, one must be aware of best practices for managing big data in the financial environment. For example, analytics departments should focus on key business problems faced by their employer to maximise the effort and resources given to solving a problem. Perhaps the worst hurdle to overcome relates to data integrity – often banks do not have accurate data on their customers as much of this is user inputted, leading to basic errors which cause complex problems. Additionally, the speed at which data is analysed and interpreted is essential as there are a number of competitors going through the same exercise. Here, it is often the case as the . . .
Africa Mobile Money Industry Outlook to 2019 - Growth Led By Governmental Support and Mobile Network Operators” provides an in-depth analysis of the Mobile Money Industry. The report covers specific insights on the market size in terms of global and Africa mobile money market value, region and product wise segmentation, value chain analysis, business models, recent trends and developments and future outlook of the mobile money Industry at the global and regional level. The report also entails a detailed description of the prominent and emerging geographic markets of the region including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and others. Mobile money has been responsible for bringing about a significant transformation in the conduct of financial activities by banked and previously unbanked people in the emerging markets. These services play a pivotal role in broadening the reach of formal financial services to the unbanked and financially underserved population in emerging economies. The mobile money industry across the world has been continuously growing and expanding across various regions. The traction of the market is more aptly visible in the developing third world countries as compared to developed countries such as the US. For example, Africa accounted for nearly ~% of the world’s active mobile money customers in 2013. Africa has been one of the early adopters of the mobile money in the world with the value of transactions growing at a CAGR of ~% over the period of 2009-2014. With nearly ~% of the m-payment transactions originating in East-Africa, this region leads the African market of m-payments. The success story of the Africa mobile payments industry is best exemplified by M-PESA. At the end of 2013, M-PESA was evaluated to have over ~ million subscribers with ~ million active customers. M-PESA is primarily used for sending, withdrawing and depositing cash, which noted more than USD ~billion worth of person-to-person transactions in 2013, with average monthly . . .
Join us in Cape Town for the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference 2015!! Trade Conferences International hosted its inaugural Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference, held in Johannesburg on the 11 & 12 of February 2015. The event attracted delegates across the data and analytics spectrum; including banks, service providers, insurance organisations and consultancies from different parts of the country. Following the successes of the Insurance Claims Management, Medical Aid & Insurance, Document Management and Workflow conferences, TCI’s entry into the insurance industry has thus far been met with avid interest from professionals within this multi-faceted sector. In line with TCI’s standards, the overall content from the high-calibre speaker panel was met with great enthusiasm from the attending delegates, adding the Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference to TCI’s arsenal of industry affirming events. It is with these contributing factors that TCI is proud to announce that the event will be moving to Cape Town, in joining some of the leading insurance companies in the industry. Dealing with how analytics, data and actuarial sciences are optimised in insurance operations on the whole. The event will be looking at the developments and innovations in data and predictive analytics, and how the insurance landscape is changing due to analytics and the future of the industry. Topics that will be covered at the event will include; dealing with implementation and management of developments and innovation in data and predictive analytics. Attendees will be clued up on the latest concerns regarding fraud, segmentation and regulation, as well as the prospective future for the industry. Trade Conferences International’s Project Manager, Yolisa Nyoka said “TCI is known for bringing industry-leading events to the market. The Insurance Data and Predictive Analytics Conference is no different. Join us at this informative . . .