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Financial Services Industry Digital Forum

October 5, 2020 10:00 -10:30 AM CET

Microsoft Industry Digital Forum
Payment Platform Modernization to Achieve Sustainable Advantage

Now, more than ever, financial services institutions must architect enterprise payments infrastructure for efficiency and a competitive advantage. Please join us for a discussion with industry leaders on best practices as they consider the way forward in modernization to serve evolving customer needs.

During this webinar we will:

  • Learn how to take advantage of new data availability for sustainability and efficiency
  • Examine best practices for future-proofing your payments strategy
  • See best practices and examples to drive innovation


Ed Fandrey, Vice President of Financial Services, Microsoft Corporation

Ed Fandrey is Vice President of Financial Services at Microsoft. He leads an organization of 500+ talented sales and technical professionals driving transformation across the largest Global Banks, Insurance Firms, FinTechs, Hedge Funds and Capital Markets customers. Under Ed’s leadership, the Financial Services business has grown significantly by leveraging the Microsoft cloud and modernizing with Microsoft technology.

Peter Hazou, Director of Business Development, Microsoft Corporation

Peter Hazou is Director of Business Development in Microsoft’s in Financial Services Industry Group. Prior to joining Microsoft, Peter was a career banker in Transaction Banking for nearly 30 years and spent much of his career holding various roles supporting the EMEA region at BNY Mellon, UniCredit, HSBC, Citigroup and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Somya Patnaik, RealTime and Digital Payments Expert, ACI Worldwide

Somya is an experienced Product Manager whose expertise in the digital payments domain includes Unified Payments Interface (UPI), cards, point of sale (POS), mobile wallets, mobile banking and QR code-based payment solutions. As Senior Product Manager at ACI Worldwide, Somya is responsible for the real-time payments and SWIFT gpi products for ACI in India and other emerging ASEAN markets.