Thursday, 17 December 2015

Industry thought leader joins Ovum’s Financial Services Technology practice

Ovum is delighted to announce that David Bannister, one of the most respected commentators in the financial technology industry, will be joining its Financial Services practice in January to develop and grow its research across the wholesale payments and corporate banking areas.

“David has a well-deserved reputation as an industry thought leader, having spent over two decades commenting and driving debate around the rapidly changing role of technology within financial institutions,” said Kieran Hines, Practice Leader of Ovum’s Financial Services Technology group. “The team and I are looking forward to working with him, and I have no doubt that our clients will be as excited as I am about his decision to join us”.

Before moving to Ovum, David was the editor of Banking Technology, one of the leading fintech publications in the industry. He has been covering technology issues for 36 years and specialising in financial technology for the past 24.

“2016 is going to be a very important year across the payments industry as a combination of regulatory requirements and technological innovations accelerate the rate of fundamental change, and I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity presented by joining Ovum to focus on these issues and examine them in depth.”

David is a well-known panellist and speaker on the conference circuit and has taken part in many international events, including Sibos, the International Payments Summit, EBAday and the ISITC Vendor Forum. He has also provided consultancy and training for a number of leading IT and financial technology providers including IBM, HP, Misys, and Oracle.