RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Software AG's Jigar Bhansali to discuss how APIs push the frontiers of banking in this year's Retail Banking Forum

He will share how the API has the massive potential to introduce new ways of delivering banking services.

Jigar Bhansali, VP, Solution Architecture at Software AG APJ, will be this year’s thought leader for the Asian Banking and Finance Retail Banking Forum..

He will be joining us for the last leg of the roadshow to be held in Thailand on May 31 at Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel to talk about how application programming interface (APIs) stand to impact retail banking offerings in Asia.

The brief interview below reveals his background and his point of discussion for this year’s forum.

ABF: What are your previous experiences and positions held that contributed to who you are as a banking expert today?
I am a highly experienced Pre sales Leader with substantial experience in helping customers with solutions to drive better operational efficiencies using middleware, process analysis and automation, in-memory and streaming analytics solutions. I have had over 18 years of IT experience , predominantly providing business solutions in the Banking and Financial Services Industry, a key focus for Software AG.

In recent years, I have played a strategic role in pre-sales capacity for securing new business in application middleware and process automation space, securing some of the largest license deals for Software AG in Asia, winning numerous awards from the company for outstanding performance. Prior to Software AG, I worked at Logica (now CGI) in solutions consulting capacity providing business solutions in Banking Space based on Enterprise Applications. Solution areas covered: Payments, Anti Money Laundering, Branch Automation and CRM, Multi-channel Automation.

ABF: Can you give us a glimpse of what we can expect from your talk at the Asian Banking and Finance Retail Banking Forum in Bangkok?
At the Retail Banking Event in Bangkok, I will talk about one of the hot topics in the industry today, which is “API to Revolutionise your Retail Banking” . APIs are fueling a mind-blowing revolution across all industries, including financial services, as they set the stage for new, digital disruptors. By driving change in business models, new initiatives, new apps, products and services – API’s have built a new economy.

APIs are set to drive the future of banking . They have become crucial for the future of banking because they help to create stronger and more dynamic customer ties and realize tremendous opportunities. In the face of increasing competition, APIs are now critical to the future of banking as a way to quickly innovate and meet rapidly changing customer demands. In his session Jigar will share an overview including some compelling use cases on how APIs help banks globally and in the region develop new revenue streams and reduce time to market for new products and services.

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