IT and Finance to join forces in growth initiatives

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The Baltic Sea Region is a top performer in IT and the digital economy. That includes development and implementation of advanced digital solutions in the financial sector. There are joint growth potentials to explore in cooperation projects across sectors and borders, where this region can inspire the rest of Europe. The financial institutions can be drivers in the development of cross border digital solutions. 

These were some of the messages from the Finance-IT Day 2013, organized by CFIR on 12 September. Copenhagen Finance IT Region (CFIR) is a financial technology cluster with the goal to promote Copenhagen as a Finance-IT centre and to support growth and innovation in the intersection between Finance and IT.

CFIR organizes an annual conference, Finance-IT Day, addressing leading decision makers in IT and business development, highlighting handling requirements of IT operations as a prerequisite for gaining valuable business from the financial services of the future. Visit their website here.

This year’s conference included an outreach to other European perspectives and experiences. Torben Aaberg, Head of Public Affairs, Baltic Development Forum was invited as speaker in a panel debate, together with Marc Hemmerling, Member of the Managing Board of ABBL, Luxembourg, Lars Mathiesen, CIO, Nykredit Denmark, Priit Põldoja, Chairman of Board, FinanceEstonia and Jørgen Bardenfleth, Chairman of Board, Symbion A/S Denmark.

The debate gave examples of how the financial sector contributes to the innovation of digital solutions. There are, however, unexploited potentials in sharing these solutions and experiences in joint cross-border initiatives. Finance and ICT can jointly contribute to the implementation of the EU Digital Agenda. BDF will invite the financial institutions to discuss these potentials as part of our work with ICT and growth in the Baltic Sea Region.