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Fujitsu CEO highlights need for new “digi-physical” approach to challenges in financial sector

Dublin, May 27, 2014

This morning over 100 industry leaders attended a Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Fujitsu SMART Series Breakfast with John Bruton, Chairman of the IFSC, Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu Ireland, Tom Glynn, CEO, Depfa Bank plc and Jason Lalor, Country Head, MasterCard, for a discussion on The Future of Financial Services in Ireland.

Opening the event, Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu Ireland highlighted the changing financial services landscape where CIOs are preoccupied by security, as the customer is increasingly demanding new user friendly mobile and app services.

Ms Moran said: “Financial services is in the midst of change and as a technology provider we are increasingly aware of the disparate demands arising from the exponential advance of social media; mobile banking and cloud. Customer loyalty is low and the risks are high, so it is increasingly important for the sector to adapt a digi-physical approach to meet these challenges – we must understand and meet customer needs and nurture innovation to ensure secure, robust IT solutions that put customers at the heart of these new services.”

John Bruton, Chairman of the IFSC, highlighted the important role that the technology centre in the digital hub, Government R&D tax reliefs and Enterprise Ireland start-up support is playing in this regard. He said: “Innovation in software is key to maintain Ireland’s position as a leading global innovator in financial services.”

Mr Bruton also emphasised the social value of the Irish international financial services sector as a key contributor to the economy – sustaining over 35,000 jobs and contributing €2.1 Billion to the exchequer each year and its role in ensuring that financial services offerings meets the real needs of real people.

Outside the SMART event May 2014. [from left to right]: Tom Glynn, CEO, Depfa Bank plc; Jason Lalor, Country Head, MasterCard; Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland; John Bruton, Chairman, IFSC; and Greg Clarke, Vice President, Dublin Chamber of Commerce Council – outside the SMART Series Breakfast this morning. Photo Caption [from left to right]: Tom Glynn, CEO, Depfa Bank plc; Jason Lalor, Country Head, MasterCard; Regina Moran, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland; John Bruton, Chairman, IFSC; and Greg Clarke, Vice President, Dublin Chamber of Commerce Council – outside the SMART Series Breakfast this morning.



About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Ireland Ltd

Fujitsu is a top five IT solutions provider employing 350 staff in Ireland. Fujitsu defines, designs, builds and operates innovative IT solutions, products and services, helping our customers to realise the benefits of the connected economy. In Ireland we offer a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services. We concentrate on our core strengths, delivering customer focused IT applications, infrastructure development and management and outsourcing across end user, networking and data centre environments. These are supported by a full range of related services, from management and technology consulting, through to integration and deployment.

We work with our customers to identify potential opportunities for technological change in their industry. We then develop and deliver on an action plan to capitalise on these to their commercial advantage. Led by CEO, Regina Moran, the company attributes its success to its Japanese heritage of Lean computing and a methodology based on the concept of continuous service improvement combined with a focus on good technology. 

Fujitsu’s existing customer base includes the leading organisations in the public and private sector in Ireland, including Aviareto, Airtricity, Bord Gais Eireann, Dalkia, Dept of Defence, Dept of Transport, Dublin City Council, ESB, Irish Courts Service, Revenue Commissioners, Road Safety Authority, Telefonica Digital, Topaz, and University College Dublin.

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Oisin O’Callaghan, Hume Brophy

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Date: 27 May, 2014
City: Dublin