Providing many innovative products and services with combining technology and banking services, Akbank held the first meeting of “Akbank nexTalk” at the Akbank Banking Center with the participation of leading fintechs (Financial Technology Firms) and startups.
According to statement from the bank, combining technology and banking services with many innovative products and services offering, Akbank held the first meeting of “Akbank nexTalk” at the Akbank Banking Center with the participation of leading fintechs (Financial Technology Firms) and startups. Inspiring speeches and presentations were given at the event with a large insterested audience from Akbank employees and university students.
Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa Software Engineering Manager Cavit Yantaç and Google Turkey Agency Transformation Leader Eren Kantarlı participated as main tech speakers; also Tarentum, Paym.es, Sor’un, Masraff, Vngrs, Techsign, TransferGo and Etiya made presentations focusing on artificial intelligence, big data, chatbots, payments and money transfers.
Şebnem Dağ Güven, Head of Strategy and Innovation Department of Akbank, said: "In order to maintain our pioneering role in the fields of innovation and banking, we closely follow the developments in the world, innovative companies and the fintechs. We do not see fintechs as a competitor in the sector, but as important business partners for our vision. Together, we aim to facilitate the financial lives of our customers by developing products that are suitable for new business models and trends. In the future, we will continue to make new projects with important players from both our country and the world. NexTalk is a very important event to share our vision with our employees and to develop innovation culture in our bank. We will continue to organize this event to bring together the industry leading names for inspiring speeches."
Gökhan Gökçay, Head of Akbank Information Technologies of Digital Banking and Payment Systems Department, stated that they are constantly following the new technologies and trends, and that they are working for bringing the appropriate ones to Akbank. “In short, financial technology startups known as Fintechs are an important part of the digital future for financial institutions. With Fintech collaborations, we focus not only on the potential of new technologies, but also on new business and operational models that have potential to build the future banking. With Akbank nexTalk meetings, we aimed to share Fintechs' journeys, approaches and technologies with our employees to strengthen our relationship with Fintechs and enhance innovation culture throughout the bank. ”