I.T. Solutions for Banking Industry: NDC & Temenos Host 5th Annual User Group in Karachi

National Data Consultant (NDC) and Temenos Group AG jointly hosted the 5th annual NDC & Temenos User Group at the Movenpick hotel in Karachi, for the banking community in Pakistan. The event was an open forum for customers, users, partners and industry peers to share and discuss best practices in the use of Temenos’ products and services.

Participants had the opportunity to hear Temenos’ vision for the future, exchange product ideas and experiences, debate industry trends and developments and hear the latest on NDC’s services offering.

The full day annual event was to create an engaging dialogue between banking customers and industry professionals. It also served as a platform for initiating, developing and strengthening business relationships among resourceful enterprises and banking institutions. Speakers and expert panel members engaged the participants throughout the presentations and brought forward the important topics that are top of mind for banking IT.

In the first session, Mr. Behram Ahmed, Chairman NDC presented the way forward towards operational breakthroughs and innovative solutions, customized by NDC, to meet the challenges in Pakistan’s financial environment. Mr. Behram stated that; “The NDC-Temenos User Group being held in Pakistan for the 5th year and being so well attended, clearly shows the value that this event brings to the users of banking technology. Both users and non-users of the Temenos products would gain significantly from attending some of the key sessions which relate to the future of banking and technology and are therefore universal in their value proposition. “

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jean Paul Mergeai – Regional Director, Temenos said, “I am honored to host our annual Temenos User Group with NDC in Karachi. It is a great opportunity for me to meet our many existing clients and prospects in Pakistan again. We are also excited to introduce many new products which will be demonstrated by a team of experts who came to Karachi specifically for this occasion. I am also very grateful to NDC who helped us introduce our technology to Pakistan in 2000 and have consistently and successfully delivered value to the growing community of our clients here and across the Middle East.”

Other speakers and experts from Temenos included, Mr. Renato Lumalang Samaniego Principal Presales Consultant/ Bid Manager, Ms. Solange Obeid Presales consultant – Business Solution Group, Ms. Marina Polymenakou, Presales Consultant – Business Solution Group, Mr. Hassan Chatila Head of Business Development – Payments, Mr. Mounir Baccouche Finance & Risk Management expert/Certified treasurer and Mr. Christos Panagopoulos Presales consultant – Business Solution Group. The event also featured an Introduction of Temenos Connect Mobile with a Smart HybridTM, besides a discussion on the role of T24 in Microfinance operations and a Panel Discussion on “Creating Value through T24 User Group”.

The President & CEO of NDC, Ms. Ammara Masood presented an overview of the accomplishments of NDC and stated that; “We are delighted to welcome our customers and prospective clients in Pakistan, at the annual user group. This is the 14th year of NDC’s successful partnership with leading banking software provider, Temenos, in the region. Together we have built the largest user community for banking products and services in Pakistan, which are innovative and have benefited the local banking industry.”