The Asian Banker Technology Implementation Awards 2008

The following are the winners of The Asian Banker IT Implementation Awards. This award aims at recognizing the best practices in the Asia-Pacific banks that emerge from the use of technology and make significant difference to the bank’s functional ability. The winners are banks that had successfully implemented or made fully functional their IT projects by the year 2007. The winning entries will also be developed into case studies and promoted as best practices in the region.

Awards presented by
Philip Strause, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker, former head, Financial Institutions Practice, Asia Pacific, Deloitte & Touche
Venky Krishnakumar, Senior Advisor, Global Retail and Commercial Banking Group, Barclays Bank, Singapore
Alexander C. Escucha, First Vice President, China Banking Corp., Philippines


Best Banking Security Systems 
Winning bank - Kotak Mahindra (India)
Winning vendor - Paladion

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Agnelo D'souza, associate vice president of Information Technology at Kotak Mahindra Bank;Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Vinod Vasudevan director Managed Services at Paladion. 

Best Branch Automation & Networking
Winning bank - Seylan Bank
Winning vendor – NCS

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Chang Chew Lik, general manager, FSI, NCS Group; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Ajantha Madurapperuma, senior deputy general manager, Seylan Bank; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker.

Best Call Centre
Winning bank – GE Money Thailand
Winning vendor – Avaya

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker;Dharittee Kritsernvong, senior vice president, GE Money, Thailand; Fulvio Toniotti, regional account director Asia Pacific, Avaya; Voranuch Dejakaisaya, chief information officer GE Money, Thailand; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore, and Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines.

Best Core Banking
Winning bank – Federal Bank 
Winning vendor – Infosys

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; G Rajagopalan Nair, deputy general manager of IT, Federal Bank; M Venugopalan, chairman and CEO, Federal Bank; K Raghunath, head delivery manager, Finacle South Asia, Infosys; Vishal Bhatia, project manager, Finacle, Infosys; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker.

Best CRM/Applications Project 
Winning bank – Chinatrust Commercial Bank 
Winning vendor – Teradata

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Mark Chen, SVP and country head, Chinatrust Commercial Bank Vietnam; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker. 

Best Data and Analytics Project
Winning bank – HSBC (Malaysia)
Winning vendor – SAS (Malaysia)

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Jimmy Cheah, managing director of SAS Malaysia; Mark Bennett, senior manager, Credit Risk Management, HSBC; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker.

Best E-Banking
Winning bank – Hong Leong Bank (Malaysia)
Winning vendor – IBM (Malaysia)

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Millie Yong, business manager, Financial Services Sector, IBM Malaysia; Ken Yong, head, E-Banking, Hong Leong Bank; Victor Khor, chief operating officer, Transaction & e-Banking, Hong Leong Bank; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker. 

HR Systems (Letter of Commendation)
Bank – Union Bank of India
Vendor – TCS

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; R Suryanarayanan, senior manager HR; VR Iyer, general manager of IT at Union Bank of India; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker. 

Best Multi-channel Capability
Winning bank – AmInvestment Group
Winning vendor – N2N Connect

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Nicholas Chua, executive director, N2N Connect; Danion Ong, head of IT for investment banking, Information Services Department, AmInvestment Bank; Lee Yew Kin, head of retail brokerage, AmInvestment Bank; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor.

Best Retail Payment
Winning bank – Bank Mandiri (Indonesia)
Winning vendor – Silverlake

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Raymond Kwong Yong Sin, managing director, Silverlake Axis; Suresh Gummalam, senior vice president of IT Business Solutions and Applications Services Group, Bank Mandiri; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corp., the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker. 

Best Risk Management
Winning bank – Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)
Winning vendor – Atos Origin

From left to right: Philip Strause, International Resource director, The Asian Banker; Venky Krishnakumar, senior advisor, Global Retail and Commercial Banking group, Barclays Bank, Singapore; Lim Swee Kim, regional client director at Atos Origin; Chieng Shaw Fen, project manager for Basel II Calculation and Reporting Solution at Standard Chartered Bank; Keith Newington, programme director of (BCRS) at Standard Chartered Bank; Alex Escucha, first vice president, China Banking Corporation, the Philippines, and Matthew Kovac, managing editor, The Asian Banker.
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