Business News from Sri Lanka: Global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, Fiserv will be joining with LankaClear as a Gold Sponsor of Sri Lanka’s first and only payment technology innovation awards, LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2019.
Initiated in 2017, LankaPay Technnovation Awards is the only financial sector-specific awards ceremony in the country that recognizes and pays tribute to the leaders of the country’s payment technology innovations.
Living in a fast-paced world, consumers today are increasingly seeking convenience and expect products and services to be available at a simple touch of a button, anytime, anywhere and at their choice. With the emergence of GenZ, a generation of customers who grew up with technology, we see a revolution in consumerism, which has transformed the way we live, work and network.
Under the apt theme ‘The Clear Touch’, LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2019 focuses on how technology can provide customer convenience, taking into consideration the numerous elements that need to operate seamlessly and in a fraction of a second to bring convenience to customers’ fingertips.
The grand finale and awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on 7th October at Shangri-La Colombo under the distinguished patronage of Hon. Ajith P. Perera, Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology; Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance and Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Speaking of this sponsorship, Mr. Michael Sathasivam, Country Lead for Sri Lanka, Fiserv, said, “During our 26 years of operations in the country, we have seen Sri Lankan consumers become increasingly digitally connected. Fiserv has been a part of the rapid development and digitization of banking systems to meet changing consumer expectations, and we are proud to support the LankaPay Technnovation Awards to recognize the contributions of industry players. We look forward to more collaboration to deliver better, faster and more secure solutions in the financial services sector.”
For over 35 years, Fiserv has been empowering clients all over the world to run more efficiently and serve customers more effectively by introducing innovative financial services and experiences that are in step with the way people live and work today.
Today, Fiserv serves thousands of financial institutions and millions of businesses of all sizes in over 100 countries across the world. The company helps clients achieve best-in-class results through a commitment to innovation and excellence in areas such as digital banking solutions and card issuer processing; payments; e-commerce; merchant acquiring and processing solutions across Asia Pacific.
Welcoming Fiserv on board, Mr. Channa de Silva, GM/CEO of LankaClear said, “We are indeed delighted to welcome Fiserv as a Gold Sponsor of LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2019. This event gathers all the banks, financial institutions and FinTechs into a single forum to celebrate their success.
As a leading financial services technology provider, Fiserv aspires to move money and information in a way that moves the world, and we believe that this sponsorship of LankaPay Technnovation Awards is of great relevance to the company. As the National Payment Network of Sri Lanka, our efforts are aimed accelerating the digital revolution in the country, thereby empowering the nation to elevate itself to the next level in this digital era”.