UnionBank Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Chief Transformation Officer Henry Aguda was the lone Philippine banking executive who was a keynote speaker at the IBM InterConnect 2017, a recently held premier Cloud Conference in Las Vegas.
Aguda, who joined global technical experts and innovators in the summit, spoke about UnionBank’s successful use of IBM Bluemix for system enhancements. IBM Bluemix is the most advanced cloud platform that weaves together services, infrastructure and data to rapidly bring ideas to production.
“We will put the Philippines on the map with IBM Bluemix, API Connect and the cognitive computing power of IBM Watson. With the potential of this collaboration, we will change the way people consume financial services in the country.”
-Henry Aguda, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, UnionBank
UnionBank and IBM are one in saying that instead of flooding the market with more branches, it would be more convenient to make services available on the smart mobile phones and devices, or on the web.
UnionBank has a rich history of leadership in financial service innovation. Among its notable “firsts” in the Philippine banking industry are the opening of the first bank website in the country, being first with online banking, as well as the country’s first electronic savings account (the EON Cyber Account).