Exclusive Interview with CASHOFF’s CEO, Dmitry Gorkov

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We have a great speaker lineup for FinDEVr London which will take place on June 12 & 13. As part of our FinDEVr Feature series, which highlights some of the speakers you will see on stage at the event, we recently interviewed the CEO of one of the presenting companies, CASHOFF. You can save 20% on your FinDEVr ticket when you register with CASHOFF’s promo code CASHOFF20LD17.

Here’s our interview with Dmitry Gorkov, CASHOFF’s CEO:51388110_27953524624_b415afcb11_o


Where did you start your career and how did you gain
the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

Gorkov: I studied at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, at the department of Mechanics and Mathematics. Studying at one of the most famous and oldest universities in Russia, under the guidance of the best professors, helped me form my personality and gave me a push of inspiration.

Of course, I didn’t start my own start up right after graduation. It took me a while to master my tech skills in practice. After graduation, I worked at a major Russian company engaged in e-banking software development, where I implemented about 50 projects, which turned out to be a success. That’s when I decided to create my own product in this sphere, which could combine all the financial data and data from receipts in order to use it in mobile banking applications.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

Gorkov: CASHOFF is a cloud-based service, which collects not only the transaction data from banks but also the lists of items from shop receipts in one mobile banking application. This information describes the consumer the best and opens wide opportunities for analysis of his/her buying behavior and obtaining the most relevant insights. The technology helped us to conquer the Russian market. Currently, we are observing the European market, so that our product could meet new standards of quality and become popular abroad.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

Gorkov: When we launched our PFM service in banks and they saw its value, we started to think about how to make our service more convenient for the clients. So we developed a mobile version of CASHOFF and deployed it inside the VBRR Bank (top-30) mobile application. The mobile version of the service possesses the features of the web one, but it is adapted for mobile devices. We got fivefold increase in activity at distant channel and positive feedback from the bank’s clients. Another remembered implementation was in one of the best mobile banking application in Europe – Tinkoff Bank. Now we are working in collaboration with the global Citi bank. Both projects gave us a very good experience that would help us in future developments.


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Exclusive Interview with ISARA’s CEO, Scott Totzke

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We have a great speaker lineup for FinDEVr London which will take place on June 12 & 13. As part of our FinDEVr Feature series, which highlights some of the speakers you will see on stage at the event, we recently interviewed the CEO of one of the presenting companies, ISARA. You can save 20% on your FinDEVr ticket when you register with ISARA’s promo code ISARA20LD17.

51388110_scott_ceo_headshot_cropHere’s our interview with Scott Totzke, ISARA’s CEO:


Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

Totzke: I started my career 30 years ago in a small agricultural company. The amount of technology and sophisticated data analysis we need to make industries we think of as ‘conventional’ operate is amazing. There is a level of technical sophistication required to ensure that everything gets from the farm to your table properly. We were already dealing with mobility, real-time data updates, and big data analytics before many of these concepts became part of the technical lexicon, and to this day, that grounds my view of how technical change can directly shape the lives of so many people.

When I moved into the mobile communications and cybersecurity fields, that early experience kept me focused on how our technology needs to be impactful but not disruptive. I’ve spent the last 17 years being driven by that mandate, and it’s especially necessary when building security solutions for a wide range of implementations, whether we’re talking about sprawling IT infrastructure or constrained mobile environments. At ISARA, we’ve done our job right when we have delivered transformative cybersecurity technology that is largely transparent to the end user and extremely cost-effective for our customers.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

Totzke: Globally, there is a race to develop the next generation of computing and innovation platform-large-scale, ‘universal’ quantum computers. These computers will solve a variety of complex problems that are beyond the capabilities of transistor-based supercomputers. While most of the industry is focused on how quantum computers will accelerate innovation in areas where we are simply unable to focus today, ISARA is looking at the key problem of how quantum computers will be disruptive to the established standards for information security. As an industry, we have relied on RSA-based public key cryptography for 40 years, and that has become a foundation for almost every online transaction. Signing on to check your bank balance, buying something online, getting a software update for your phone – public key cryptography is ubiquitous and we all use it thousands of times a day without thinking about it. We need to preserve this same ubiquitous use of public key cryptography in a post-quantum world so that our information and our customer’s information is properly protected.

ISARA’s focus is on building that next generation of encryption and authentication technology to protect our customers from the quantum threat. So, while billions of dollars are invested in quantum information science to build the next computing platform, we are completely focused on building secure, optimized, high performance solutions that allow the world to benefit from these advancements without being exploited by them. Without quantum-safe security solutions, advancements in quantum technology may present too great a security risk for anyone to benefit from them.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

Totzke: One of the benefits of working in such a new field is that much of the work you do on a daily basis is ground-breaking. Early on, we learned that, in order to provide a smooth transition to quantum resistant cryptography for the ICT industry, we needed to solve some very complex migration problems around how we think about and manage digital identities. The first time that we were able to demonstrate a quantum safe browser prototype, a web server that was simultaneously classically safe using current state-of-the-art technology and quantum-safe using our implementation, was eye-opening.

Breakthroughs like that prototype get us closer to providing practical implementations for our customers who need large-scale migration of critical infrastructure without having to move all of their users at once. The ability to create hybrid environments, where they can upgrade servers to quantum-safe technology while supporting quantum-safe clients and legacy clients, is one of those essential building blocks that makes deployment of our solutions as efficient and cost effective as possible for our customers. We solve complex problems in such a way that our customers may not even realize how transformative the solution actually is.


FinDEVr London 2017 is sponsored by TestDevLab.

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FinDEVr Feature — Kontomatik

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See Kontomatik and the rest of the FinDEVr London speaker lineup on June 12 & 13. Register and save 20% with their promo code Kontomatik20LD17.

Interview with Piotr Włodarek, Kontomatik’s CTO:

Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

I started programming in 1995 and professional career around 1998, while in high school. I am a computer science graduate from Warsaw University of Technology. Before co-founding Kontomatik, I worked at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN, Switzerland).

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

Multiple companies provide programmatic access to banking data (topic known as banking APIs or banking data aggregation). Kontomatik banking API is uniquely praised for reliability and speed. Reliability is achieved, among other things, by extreme analytics-driven approach to maintenance. Speed is achieved by uniquely working in a lower layer of the technology stack – pure Java – instead of relying on heavy “cows” like headless browsers.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

One of our major clients uses Kontomatik in 5 countries across 3 continents – ranging from Mexico to Russia – and is consistently over-performing competition thanks to massive volumes of clean data provided by Kontomatik.


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FinDEVr Feature — IdentityMind Global

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See IdentityMind Global and the rest of the FinDEVr London speaker lineup on June 12 & 13. Register and save 20% with their promo code IdentityMindGlobal20LD17.

Interviews with IdentityMind Global’s Chief Marketing Officer & CTO.

Interview with Jose Caldera, Chief Marketing Officer:

Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

I started in a small services startup integrating network security products into financial institutions. Then went to Carnegie Mellon University for a master’s program on information networking, which is a mix between computer science and business. From there, I started to work as a consultant for assessing application and network security. Then as a security development engineer, and then moved to product management and have been doing product management and marketing since.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

Since the very beginning we started building digital identities to solve risk problems in the digital financial ecosystem. The notion of understanding digital identities was a game changer; the market is now understanding it. As we understand more about the use of digital identities, we are bringing innovative aspects into the analysis and exposing it through APIs to make it accessible to every one.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

We have a client that has been able to grow their customer base to millions of consumers and has been able to keep their compliance and risk team of the same size. They started with us when they were on-boarding only hundreds of customers a month. Now they are growing by tens of thousands per month, and their on-boarding is highly automatized. They have passed all regulatory compliance audit with flying colors, almost zero fraud, and still the same three people that were in their team when we started working together almost two years ago.IdentityMind Global

Interview with Kieran Sherlock, CTO:

Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

A 30 year series of startups, always staying long enough to learn from the hard times.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

The ability to embed examination of a user’s history and relationships (across our client base) into your transaction and account creation decisioning process.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

A large online retailer embedding our technology into their workflows to firstly reduce the number of transactions that require manual review, and secondly to expedite the decisioning of transactions that do require review.


FinDEVr London 2017 is sponsored by TestDevLab.

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FinDEVr Feature — MapD

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See MapD and the rest of the FinDEVr New York speaker lineup on March 21 & 22. Register and save 10% with the promo code FinDEVrBlog.

Interview with Todd Mostak, MapD’s CEO & Founder:

MapDWhere did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

I think most people would consider my path to becoming a CEO of a startup to be unorthodox – even for startups.

I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics and Anthropology. After graduation I moved to Syria to teach English for Berlitz while learning Arabic myself. I found the language and culture fascinating and would go on to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo where I also worked as a translator and occasional writer for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm.

With my eye on academia I went to Harvard, where I started to work on my master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on how social media impacted the Arab Spring. My thesis involved performing analytics on hundreds of millions of tweets – and I didn’t have access to the computational horsepower or visual analytics tools to do it effectively. I had cross-registered for a database systems class at MIT where I built a prototype database that ran on graphics cards rather than on conventional processors. This allowed me to do and see things in the tweets that I would have never found using traditional methods.

With the encouragement of MIT Professors Sam Madden and Michael Stonebraker I ended up joining their Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and working full time on this concept of a fast system (database + datavis). In 2013, we won Nvidia’s Early Stage Challenge and decided to make MapD our sole focus.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

MapD has leveraged the parallel processing power of GPU to create the world’s fastest data exploration engine. By pairing a lightning fast, SQL-compliant, GPU database with a cutting edge visual analytics engine, MapD allows multi-billion record datasets to be queried and visualized in milliseconds. For organizations, this means that they can tackle problems that are far larger, far more complex, far more difficult than previously imagined – without losing any grain level detail.Feature - MapD 1

Speed of thought data exploration used to stop at tens of millions of rows – constrained by both the performance of CPU-bound databases, but also by the performance of in-browser visualization solutions. To go beyond those limitations meant waiting minutes, if not hours to see your results. MapD’s GPU-powered software reframes that conversation.

Now hundreds of billions of rows can be scanned and visualized in less than a second. The ability to truly explore massive datasets, the way humans crave, rapidly testing and validating hypotheses with millisecond response times is now possible. Further, the ability to visualize that data – at any level desired, comes into frame; from a model of every wind pattern in the Pacific to a single gust of wind, from 1.2 billion taxi rides in NYC to a single trip to JFK, from hundreds of millions of political donations to those on your street.

The biggest challenges facing the financial services industry invariably involve data. Creating a framework to evaluate every datapoint, without downsampling or indexing means we can engage broadly, rapidly and successfully on issues like alpha generation, fraud, AML and operational risk.


Tell us about your favorite implementation of your Feature - MapD 2solution/technology.

I would be lying if I didn’t say that my favorite implementation was our Tweetmap. It was the first thing I built and was the primary tool to explain the power of speed at scale for several years. We have since expanded, not just in terms of other public demos but in terms of what our clients are doing.

This is what excites me the most – the types of problems our clients are applying our technology to solve. In financial services, it is clearly our hedge fund clients, who are looking at billions of rows of data (production data, clickstream data, product data, weather data) to find nuggets of alpha. These are challenges that were simply too big for their existing infrastructure and their ability to look across all of it means that they can “see” more than their competitors. They like that.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with American Banker, BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Celent, CIOReview, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Economic Journal, Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Level39, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

FinDEVr Feature — Symphony Software Foundation

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See Symphony Software Foundation and the rest of the FinDEVr New York speaker lineup on March 21 & 22. Register and save 10% with the promo code FinDEVrBlog.

Interview with Gabriele Columbro, Symphony Software Foundation’s Executive Director:

Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

Feature - Symphony 2I have been in the open source software business for about 15 years now, across Italy, Netherlands, UK and the United States. Given my early engagement with mainstream open source communities, I am an Apache Software Foundation committer, and having covered virtually every technical role (Sales Engineer, Principal Consultant, Head of Support, Product Manager) in an enterprise open source company like Alfresco, I have built a deep understanding of every persona’s perspective on technology.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

Our Foundation’s key differentiation is definitely the open source + open standards combination we can bring to the financial services industry on a pervasive technology like the Symphony platform. With the impressive roster of Members and our Foundation features, we feel we have an unprecedented opportunity to enable traditionally siloed firms to collaborate in the open, providing a leveled playing field for larger FinServ and smaller FinTech firms to bring true innovation to the industry.Feature - Symphony 1

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

Our Foundation hosts around 50 open source projects, so it’s a hard choice. I believe the most powerful usage of the Symphony platform in the trading world is through its bots, which can perform natural language processing and bring so much needed automation in the trading front-office and most importantly back-office workflow.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with American Banker, BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Celent, CIOReview, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Economic Journal, Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Level39, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

FinDEVr Feature — Finicity

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See Finicity and the rest of the FinDEVr New York speaker lineup on March 21 & 22. Register and save 10% with the promo code FinDEVrBlog.

Interview with Nick Thomas, Finicity’s Co-Founder & EVP:

Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?
Feature - Finicity 1Before joining Finicity, I worked for organizations of all different sizes, including Komodo, Unicity, 3Com, US Robotics and Megahertz. Overall, I have more than 20 years of experience in technology design, development and marketing. More than 15 of those years have been focused on personal financial wellness and data aggregation. I’ve spoken internationally on topics such as fintech, finance, regulatory standards, crowdfunding and mobile payments, and my views on mobile technology, pervasive computing, APIs and credit/lending decisioning have been featured in major media outlets like American Banker.

As the co-founder of Finicity and executive vice president of our data services business, I oversee a passionate and energetic team dedicated to innovating in the financial services sector.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?

At FinDEVr New York, we’ll be demonstrating our new Finicity Connect drop-in UI widget, which will enable developers of financial management, payment and lending apps to more rapidly stand up Finicity’s data insights and aggregation services. This is an exciting fintech solution because it further simplifies the experience of utilizing our rich aggregation platform. Our technology is a game-changer because it’s a great example of utilizing big data to transform industries and day-to-day living for individuals.

For example, utilizing our modern RESTful API, we can now incorporate transaction data into an existing business system, like loan origination. We’re Feature - Finicity 2digitizing the credit decisioning process, making it faster, simpler, more secure and more accurate — while also making it a better experience for lenders and consumers. It really will be transformational.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

One of our favorite implementations of our data insights and aggregation technology will be in the credit and lending space. By utilizing the real-time data we can access through aggregation, we’re able to generate asset and income verification reports. This is a key component of the loan origination process which, to date, has basically been a “pen and paper” process.

Now, we are enabling lenders to see validated information rapidly. For consumers, they won’t have to chase down all the information, and that’s just the beginning. With real-time data, we’ll actually be able to generate a financial health picture for those that may be well suited for a loan but don’t have the credit history a lender is looking for. This is just one example of an industry that we’re transforming with our solutions. There are others we’re already helping, and I’m sure we’ll see new ones pop up in the future.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with American Banker, BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Celent, CIOReview, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Economic Journal, Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Level39, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

FinDEVr Feature — Prevoty

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See Prevoty and the rest of the FinDEVr New York speaker lineup on March 21 & 22. Register and save 10% with the promo code FinDEVrBlog.

Interview with Kunal Anand, Prevoty’s CTO & Co-Founder:

Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

PrevotyI started my career as a Software Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a NASA Space Center located in Southern California. In my role, I got to work on a combination of business applications and space/mission software. It was great to experiment with novel programming languages and homegrown frameworks – and there were plenty! The most important lesson I learned was how to work with a multi-disciplinary team at the rapid pace of business. I’m grateful to the many managers and mentors I had to help me learn the characteristics to become a leader.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changingFeature - Prevoty 1
about your technology?

At Prevoty, we’ve developed a technology that automates security controls and intelligence from within applications. We’ve taken it a step further by marrying an application’s context with a language theoretic methodology (LANGSEC) that doesn’t rely on past definitions and signatures. This approach is the reason that Prevoty’s runtime security solution can work in production and at scale (processing millions of requests per second). The technology works across polyglot environments (.NET, Java, Ruby, Python, Node, PHP, etc.) and different kinds of apps (web apps, web services, micro-services, third party apps, etc.).

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

Feature - Prevoty 2Of the dozens of implementations, a few of my favorite include: A) a global payments provider that processes millions of RPS, B) the world’s largest e-commerce and retail stores – you can imagine the threat landscape and scale during Cyber Monday, and C) an innovative health care provider (Oscar). All of our customers are doing very novel things with our intelligence: some are using it to automate an overall defense network (coordinating with other technologies/products/services) while others are using it to prioritize secure coding work or build a risk heat map across the organization.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with American Banker, BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Celent, CIOReview, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Economic Journal, Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Level39, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

FinDEVr Feature — FixNix

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See FixNix and the rest of the FinDEVr New York speaker lineup on March 21 & 22. Register and save 10% with the promo code FinDEVrBlog.

Interview with Shanmugavel Sankaran, FixNix’s Chief Nixer:

Feature - FixNix 2Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

I have 11 years’ experience in the IT security field at Microsoft and IBM. This career path gave me a wide exposure to IT security challenges and mitigating them. The complexity of the security issues provided me intricate details of the technology revolving around IT security.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?Feature - FixNix 1

FixNix’s unique positioning is the cloud offering of products the likes of RSA and metric stream. Its intuitive UI and seamless workflows enable users to reduce man-hours involved in the process. GRC for anyone will be the advantage of the FixNix products.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

Implementing RBI security framework through their cloud for co-operative society banks in India to use compliance products. This enabled them to follow compliance as a culture where the product is affordable and requires less training. This has brought down risks considerably in their process management.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with American Banker, BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Celent, CIOReview, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Economic Journal, Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Level39, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.

FinDEVr Feature — FairCom

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See FairCom and the rest of the FinDEVr New York speaker lineup on March 21 & 22. Register and save 10% with the promo code FinDEVrBlog.

Interview with Evaldo Horn de Oliveira, FairCom‘s Director of Business Development:

Where did you start your career and how did you gain the experience needed to run the tech side of your company?

Evaldo - FairComI started my career as a researcher working on automation and artificial intelligence systems, controlled by neural networks. That quickly evolved into a system architect role in software development, leading teams to develop tailor-made solutions for a multitude of enterprise-level customers.

Over my career I have worked with major clients such as Coca-Cola, GM, Citibank, Bank of New York, among many others, in a variety of operating systems, programming languages and databases. The design, implementation, and delivery of these projects gave me a deep understanding of the complexity of the co-existence of DevOps. This experience led to a clear insight of how critical it is to keep thinking out-of-the-box to create unique solutions that cover so many requirements. Knowing the limitations of the infrastructure helps me today to support the decision process of customers when selecting new technologies. It also helps me define the roadmap our solutions need to follow to attend to the future needs of these customers.

From a technologist’s perspective, what’s unique and game-changing about your technology?
FairCom

Our technology has evolved over the last 30 years to become the leader in the non-relational database market. We focus not only on performance and reliability, but also on our unique capabilities of flexible data schema management. Our customers have leveraged our technology as a competitive advantage to became leaders in their fields: payment systems, fund management, meta-data processing, and ERPs, to name a few. They all have a common need to manipulate non-relational data in an ultra-high throughput scenario, without sacrificing reliability. The additional capability of SQL that comes with our technology completes the offer, allowing these customers to integrate both non-relational and relational worlds on top of a single data set. High availability and recoverability are crucial in an embedded environment, making us the leaders in embedded transactional ACID databases.

Tell us about your favorite implementation of your solution/technology.

Feature - FairComIt’s hard to pick a single favorite implementation when there are so many cases that are unique in terms of innovation. If I have to pick one, my choice would be Visa Europe. A typical non-relational database environment, Visa Europe processed more than 18.9 billion transactions in 2015, peaking in excess of 2,000 transactions per second, with service levels and standards for authorized and cleared transactions at 99.999%. The Visa Europe network has maintained 100% availability for more than 100 months in a row, relying on our database technology to achieve such levels of reliability and performance. This would not be achievable with a relational-only database, mainly because a typical payment transaction requires zero relationship checks. We are very proud of this implementation, which is running and constantly expanding for several years already.


FinDEVr New York 2017 is partnered with American Banker, BayPay Forum, BiometricUpdate.com, Breaking Banks, Byte Academy, Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, Celent, CIOReview, Cointelegraph, Colloquy, Distributed, Economic Journal, Empire Startups, Femtech Leaders, Finmaps, Fintech Finance, Harrington Starr, Level39, Mercator Advisory Group, The Paypers, SecuritySolutionsWatch.com, Swiss Finance + Technology Association, and Women Who Code.