RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Celent's Eiichiro Yanagawa to talk about a holistic framework for digital in banking

He will discuss the lack of consensus on digital at the 2017 Banking Forum in Hong Kong.

Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent's Asian Financial Services group and is based in the firm’s Tokyo office. His research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, anti-money laundering technology, electronic trading, document management, IT spending trends, and business process outsourcing. Yanagawa's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualisation to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.

Prior to joining Celent, Yanagawa was the chief manager of the financial global solutions division and the regional bank financial solutions division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.

Prior to that, he was the general manager of the financial services division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.

Yanagawa will be one of the speakers at the 2017 Banking Forum in Hong Kong. He will be talking about A Holistic Framework for Digital in Banking.

“The views on what digital means for banking are diverse, and there is little consensus in the industry. Celent argues that digital is fundamentally reshaping financial institutions and requires a structural change in banking. Few, if any, in the financial services industry would dispute that digital matters. However, when Celent asks banking executives what digital means for them, we get a diverse, and sometimes inconsistent, set of answers,” notes Yanagawa.

The 2017 Banking Forum will be held on July 26 at the Conrad Hong Kong.

If you are interested to attend, you may contact Nikki Quiniquini at nikkiq@charltonmediamail.com or at +65 3158 1386 ext 238.

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