Allevo (Business Information Systems rebranded) along with FinMedia, the Romanian Banking Association and TransFonD – organized on 9 June the 1st edition of a conference dedicated to payment systems – “Payments Business Conference 2011”.
The event took place at the JW Marriott Hotel Bucharest and gave the nearly 100 participants an up-to-date image of the projects in Romania and the European Union – primarily those related to SEPA.
The ARB President, Radu Gratian Ghetea, the Deputy Director of the Payment Directorate of National Bank of Romania, Razvan Vartolomei, as well as the Chief Strategy & Marketing of TransFonD, Razvan Faer, were in the opening panel.
Our special guests from SWIFT, Stephan Kraft, country manager for Romania, Marc Pommes Bordedebat, Senior Market Manager Payments, Banking Initiatives, and Judit Baracs, Senior Account Manager Payments Markets AT & EEC had important presentations. In addition, we’ve been provided the latest information by Rodica Tuchila, director of the ARB, about the stage of implementation of SEPA standards in Europe and Romania.
A much appreciated presentation was that of the manager of the SEPA project in TransFonD, Ionel Dumitru, who referred to the changes (without borders!) brought by the SEPA regulations to SENT (multilateral electronic clearing low-value interbank payments transferred between participants).
Specialists from Allevo, very thoroughly prepared, informed the participants about notable innovations in the field.Corina Mihalache, Business Analyst Allevo, presented workers’ remittances solutions, Dan Anghelescu, Operations Manager Allevo made an extremely useful reference for the payment solutions offered to customers as a service (SaaS) and payments as a service (PAYaaS) and Sorin Guiman, General Director Allevo, held a presentation on a possible future to transaction processing applications based on open source.
Sorin Dragomir, Omnilogic COO, a powerful infrastructure partner of Allevo, but also to the entire financial industry, highlighted the Omnilogic data center capabilities and, then, Cristina Cremer, director within TransFonD, stressed the benefits and functionalities of the e-Invoice service, offered through banks to large volume invoices issuers.