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Injecting agility and flexibility in your financial services infrastructure strategy

Watch recording from 20 février 2020

The world of banking is changing fast, as open banking and digital transformation evolve quickly. This forces banks to deliver new, personalized, digital customer experiences and to become much faster in developing and modifying new and existing products, services, and value propositions by themselves as well as in collaboration with the ecosystem. Legacy IT and the lack of a digital, innovative culture remain the main obstacles to address these new customer expectations. While there are no shortcuts for the cultural change, there are various new methodologies, technologies, and an expanding partner ecosystem to support and guide banks along their transformation journey.

Join this webinar to learn more about how IDC and Red Hat envision the future of infrastructure and the key building blocks to make this vision a reality.


Thomas Zink

Thomas Zink

Research Director, IDC Financial Insights, IDC

Thomas Zink leads IDC’s European financial services research. Thomas’ core research coverage includes digital transformation in banking, retail payments, global transaction banking, and wealth management. His key focus for the next year is open banking and the emergence of an interconnected, collaborative, and accelerated ecosystem. This spans dealing with new regulations such as PSD2, readying legacy infrastructure and systems for the open API challenge, identifying and managing third party risks, and new operating models such as banking as a platform, the super backoffice, etc. Another key focus will be around the rise of machine intelligence and its impact on workflow automation, contact center and web chat automation, robo advisory, and business intelligence.

Nikolai Stankau

Nikolai Stankau

Director Business Development - EMEA Financial Services , Red Hat

Nikolai Stankau is responsible for Financial Services Business Development in EMEA at Red Hat, supporting the adoption of open source technology within the financial services market, particularly in regards to Open Banking, Operational Efficiency and Hybrid Cloud solutions. One of his focus areas is supporting global systems integrators in leveraging Red Hat technology to build financial services offerings and solutions.

Nikolai has been with Red Hat for more than 14 years in various sales and management roles, the latest of which was leading the Business Development in EMEA for Telecommunications. Prior to Red Hat he was working for ALIS (IT company of Air-Liquide), KPNQwest and Accenture.

Nikolai holds two master degrees: One in European Management Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury as well as a Master of Business Administration from Kent Business School.