SaaS solution applies AI and advanced data analytics to deliver hyper-personalized insights and advice via BPI’s mobile banking app tool, Track and Plan
SINGAPORE, Nov. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI) and Personetics, a global leader in financial data-driven personalization and customer engagement, announced a partnership to execute the bank’s advanced personal financial management (PFM) strategy by providing enhanced hyper- personalized digital experience capabilities for their customers.
BPI recently launched the Track and Plan tool on the new BPI app, which analyzes financial activities of individual users on the app and shares personalized insights on spending habits. This is in line with the bank’s thrust on digitalization, customer obsession, and sustainability.
To achieve BPI’s goal of enhancing customers’ financial well-being and strengthening their financial literacy, the BPI Track and Plan uses Personetics’ AI-powered and advanced data analytics solution to create personalized recommendations for over four million active digital customers, based on each individual’s financial transactional data.
With the introduction of the new BPI app, and the Track and Plan tool, the bank has empowered customers with self-service options for depositing funds, paying bills and other transactions. Partnering with Personetics, the bank is now strengthening its customer relationships with value-added advisory services and 20 out-of-the box hyper-personalized insights to help customers manage cash flows, make informed financial decisions, and save.
Personetics’ Engagement Platform enriches personal savings and debit card data and categorizes it in ways that are meaningful for BPI customers. It applies AI, machine learning, and natural language programming (NLP) models to the enriched data to generate, manage, and deliver hyper-personalized, easy-to-understand insights, and actionable recommendations. Personetics Engagement Builder enabled BPI Track and Plan to tailor insights to the specific sensitivities, behaviors, and concerns of their customer base, and rapidly generate new insights as needed.
“As the first bank in the Philippines, BPI has a long history of industry leadership, and today, it provides the most advanced digital capabilities of any bank in the country. We are proud to be the first to empower our customers with rich, personalized recommendations and insights,” remarked Fitzgerald Chee, Head of Consumer Platforms at BPI. “Personetics is an ideal partner in providing our customers with the tools and direction they need to become more involved and active in shaping their own financial future.
“We are delighted that BPI, the pioneer in providing advanced PFM for banking customers in the Philippine market, has chosen Personetics as its partner in this exciting endeavour. As a bank with a long and illustrious history of providing innovative services for both consumers and businesses, BPI is an ideal partner in ensuring that Personetics is spot on in addressing consumers’ unique banking issues and financial concerns. We are fully committed to supporting the bank in its effort to advance financial literacy and well-being and welcome the opportunity to work closely with BPI to create even more value for the customers it serves,” said David Sosna, CEO and Co-founder of Personetics.
The planned integration of credit card data will enable BPI to offer customers additional tools to enhance personal financial management and wellness. Additional next steps include the addition of ACT auto-savings and sustainability insights to help customers set and reach savings goals, as well as back-office integration with Salesforce.
As a leading provider of financial services with over 6 million retail customers, and an industry pillar in the Philippines, BPI proudly carries on the tradition of reinventing and redefining the country’s economic landscape by financing many private and public sector initiatives and enterprises in support of economic growth and nation building. Personetics is excited and humbled to help support BPI in advancing its digital banking innovations and commitment to sustainability that continue to help build a better, more inclusive Philippines.
About Personetics Personetics is the global leader in financial data-driven personalization, customer engagement, and advanced money management capabilities for financial services. It is creating the future of “Self-Driving Finance,” where banks can proactively act on their customers’ behalf to help improve their financial wellness and achieve financial goals.
Its industry-leading data analytics solutions harness customer financial transaction data to provide day-to-day actionable insights, personalized recommendations, product-based financial advice, and automated financial wellness programs. It offers solutions for mass market consumer banking, SMB banking, wealth management, and credit card issuers.
It drives business impact for financial institutions by improving relevant product targeting for accurate, efficient cross-selling and upselling. It helps financial institutions deepen their customer relationships, increase core deposits and customer retention, expand share of wallet, and boost Customer Lifetime Value.
Personetics currently serves over 130 financial institutions spanning 34 global markets, reaching 135 million customers. We are backed by leading venture capital and private equity investors, with offices in New York, London, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Spain, and Australia.
Learn more at personetics.com
About BPIThe 172-year-old Bank of the Philippine Islands is the first bank in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. We are licensed as a universal bank by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to provide a diverse range of financial services: deposit taking and cash management, payments, lending and leasing, asset management, bancassurance, investment banking, securities brokerage, and foreign exchange and capital markets. BPI has significant financial strength, with robust Tier 1 capital adequacy ratios and profitability, underpinned by stringent compliance and risk management regimes. Learn more at www.bpi.com.ph.
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Zetrix and Beitou Launch Digital ID & Driver’s Licence Services on Blockchain
Service is the first global W3C-compliant Verifiable Credential implementation and will be initially used by China domestic users travelling abroad
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Zetrix, a layer 1 public blockchain platform, today announced the launch of its groundbreaking Digital Credentials platform, ushering in a new era of secure, convenient, and interoperable credentials verification. This innovative solution addresses the challenges of traditional paper-based credentials, offering a range of benefits that will transform the way individuals, organisations, and governments interact in the digital realm.
The launch marks the commercialisation of the collaboration announced on 18th September 2023 between Malaysia’s MY E.G. Services Berhad and China’s state-owned Guangxi Beitou IT Innovation Technology Investment Group Co Ltd (“Beitou”), the IT arm of Guangxi Beibu Gulf Investment Group listed as one of China’s Top 500 enterprises.
The launch was held on 9th December 2023 at Ritz-Carlton Hotel Kuala Lumpur and officiated by Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
The service initially will be offered to domestic China nationals who can choose to digitise their National ID or driving licence as a Verifiable Credential (“VC”) on Xinghuo International, the international gateway for China’s national Public Blockchain. Through Zetrix, which is integrated with Xinghuo, the National ID or driving licence VC can then be presented abroad to be authenticated by any verifier wishing to verify the relevant identity or driving licence data according to their needs.
Beitou IT’s integration to China’s nationwide police and transport department databases ensures seamless authentication and digitisation of the documents into VCs.
Furthermore, in view of the immutability of blockchain, verifiers will have the assurance of knowing that the VCs and all data contained in the document are true and genuine.
It is foreseen that besides IDs and driving licences, other important credential documents held by individuals or businesses would also be digitised as VCs in the near future.
Enhancing Security and Combating Breach of Data
The use of digital credentials, with the initial pilot of driving licences based on blockchain technology will significantly enhance security and combat counterfeiting of electronic licences. By leveraging on the Self Sovereign Identity (“SSI”) framework, Zetrix’s Digital Credentials platform enables the real time verification of documents digitised as Verifiable Credentials, providing a robust defence against fraud and forgery.
“In addition to ensuring authenticity, documents digitised as Verifiable Credentials offer the ability for selective disclosure or confirmation of data. For instance, document holders can have their age or their home location verified without actually having to provide their date of birth or full address. This is extremely useful as it protects raw user data from being shared unless absolutely necessary, thus reducing the possibilities of cyber attacks,” explained TS Wong, founder of Zetrix.
Lai Shuiping, Chairman of the Board of Guangxi Beitou IT Innovation Investment Group Co.,Ltd, Lai Shuiping, said: “The China-ASEAN digital driving license cross-border verification platform is jointly developed by Beitou IT and MYEG. The platform will continue to expand into providing more convenient services for communication between citizens of China and ASEAN countries, and promote economic development across the entire region.”
“In future, Beitou IT will further strengthen cooperation with Malaysian enterprises in the field of transportation digitalisation, and promote continuous improvement of intelligent transportation in ASEAN countries,” Lai added.
Multi-Chain e-Wallet for International Travelers
Zetrix’s Digital Credentials platform also leverages a multi-chain e-wallet that is able to store Zetrix’s native tokens as well as VCs from Xinghuo International and Ethereum. This feature facilitates seamless cross chain transactions and simplifies identity and document verification across multiple scenarios, enhancing the experience for travelling individuals.
The digital credentials service exemplifies the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards of Verifiable Credentials and Decentralised Identifiers as Self-Sovereign Identity. This will be a key catalyst to enable a greater interoperability across blockchains and decentralised applications.
Zetrix is a layer-1 public blockchain that facilitates smart contracts and delivers privacy, security and scalability. Zetrix’s cryptographic infrastructure can be introduced to multiple industries to connect governments, businesses and their citizens to a global blockchain-based economy. Developed by MY E.G. Services Bhd, the cross-border and cross-chain integration with China enables Zetrix to serve as a blockchain gateway that facilitates global trade by deploying critical building blocks for Web3 services such as Blockchain-based Identifiers (BID) and Verifiable Credentials (VC).
About Guangxi Beitou IT Innovation Technology Investment Group Co Ltd
Guangxi Beitou IT Innovation Investment Group Co. (Beitou IT) stands as a wholly owned subsidiary of Beibu Gulf Investment Group (Beitou Group), boasting total assets exceeding 300 billion RMB. Established in October 2020 with a registered capital of 1 billion RMB, Beitou IT has emerged as the foremost digital company in Southwest China. Beitou IT strategically concentrates on four primary business domains: ITAI project implementation and operation, IT product R&D, integration and sales, and the development of New Infrastructure. Over the past three years, Beitou IT has successfully undertaken numerous government and enterprise-level projects encompassing digital government, digital transportation, digital port, smart court, and enterprise digitalization.
With a workforce exceeding 400 employees, Beitou IT houses a team of hardware and software engineers, where over 50% hold master’s degrees from esteemed universities. The team includes 2 State Council-subsidized experts, numerous district industrial authorized experts, and a Fin-Tech expert from the ‘Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan Talent Project.’ This robust talent pool positions Beitou IT as one of the rare state-owned digital companies capable of independent R&D.
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Sustainability Empowerment, Brand Upgrade VIVOTEK among Taiwan’s Best Global Brands
TAIPEI, Dec. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — VIVOTEK (3454TW), the global leading IP surveillance solution provider, has been selected to the Best Taiwan Global Brands, and consistently earned market recognition. The three development engines of operational excellence, comprehensive brand management, and active promotion of sustainable actions, have elevated the brand above competition to display outstanding brand value.
Best Taiwan Global Brands is organized by the Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA, and valuation is carried out by Interbrand, a global authority on brand valuation; this year, ESG was also included as key standards of valuation. In 2022, VIVOTEK set a record high in revenue with annual consolidated revenue reaching USD $332 million, achieving a growth rate of 82% compared to the same period in 2021. In addition to displaying operational strengths, VIVOTEK also advocated several sustainable actions, while also encouraging its employees to practice environmental protection both at work and in daily life, further earning the approval of the organizer.
“Being selected to Taiwan’s Best Global Brands is a recognition of the company’s strengths,” pointed out Allen Hsieh, VIVOTEK Spokesperson and Director of Global Marketing Division. “Brand power is not just manifested through the technical aspect of products, but also through the CSR aspect. By embedding ESG into our brand’s DNA, we not only adopt sustainable thinking, but also create a differentiated brand image. In the future, VIVOTEK will continue to empower our brand through ESG, while also constantly promoting smart and green innovations of security and protection technology, steering the brand towards greater value of sustainable development.”
Evolution of the brand is the firm starting point of VIVOTEK’s brand management. Through redefining identity and slogan, “We Get The Picture,” VIVOTEK breaks the limitations of the industry to redefine its brand value, establishing its unique status within the security and protection industry. By grasping the opportunity of technical innovation, VIVOTEK combines its hardware advantage and software capability to expand its deployment of security and protection solutions, becoming a leading solution provider, while also actively exploring the market of AI security and protection, such as: successfully launching innovative VORTEX smart cloud surveillance service that focuses on customer needs and accumulating many successful cases around the world. Recently, VIVOTEK was ranked number 12 among a&s Security 50, reaching the highest spot ever, and this is the very manifestation of the brand’s continued improvement of brand competitiveness.
VIVOTEK is a leading surveillance brand that strives for sustainability and began deploying ESG strategy many years ago. Key measures include voluntary publication of sustainability report for six consecutive years, participation in the RE100 global corporate renewable energy initiative, and promotion of renewable energy applications. More recently, VIVOTEK has incorporated the principle of sustainability into its product box design, reutilizing packaging of its products to create eco-friendly smartphone holders. This marks the first time the brand’s innovative sustainability principle has been extended through its products. VIVOTEK also plans to launch a product carbon footprint project in 2024 to facilitate formulation of comprehensive carbon reduction strategy, further strengthening brand development and upgrading sustainable operations.
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Belgian Commitment to Partnership Supports a New Frontier of Europe-US Space Research
BRUSSELS, Dec. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo has travelled to Houston, United States, to meet Raphaël Liégeois, the Belgian career astronaut selected as part of the European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut class of 2022. De Croo’s visit coincides with the ESA cohort’s familiarisation trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Centre, which is the precursor to a further two years of training, delivered in Houston, to prepare the astronauts for their respective missions on the International Space Station. The visit signals a new phase of the long-standing collaboration between Europe and the United States on space research and exemplifies Belgium’s commitment to partnerships in facing global challenges.
Belgium’s expertise in aerospace, and in science more generally, is internationally recognised – in terms of both training and industry. Belgium is a founding member of the ESA and its fifth-largest funder. The country’s support of the ESA shows its commitment to shaping the development of Europe’s space capability and ensuring that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
“For Belgians, the sky isn’t the limit, the universe is,” said De Croo. “Today, we are very proud to see Raphaël take this important step in his career as an astronaut. He will be an important role model for many generations of STEM students to come. Space research and innovation hold particular importance for Belgium; they are powerful economic drivers which foster the growth of high-tech industries and create jobs – as evidenced by the number of Belgian companies on the cutting edge of aeronautics.”
The 17 members of the ESA astronaut class of 2022 were selected from a pool of over 23,000 applicants. The process, designed to bring together the finest scientific minds that Europe has to offer, took place over a period lasting 18 months.
The selection of Raphaël Liégeois is testament to Belgium’s focus on embracing openness, driven by innovation, partnerships, and diversity, to create solutions that drive progress for all.
Located in the heart of Europe, Belgium is one of the most open economies in the world, counting 11.5 million people with a reputation for innovation, hard work, partnership, and multilingualism. Strategically located between Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Luxembourg, and only a stone’s throw from the UK, it lies at the centre of the richest and most densely populated area in Europe. A member of the European Union, Belgium enjoys full access to the world’s most advanced single market and customs zone which ensures extensive frictionless trade.
Belgium boasts a highly developed transport infrastructure, including the second largest seaport in Europe (Antwerp). Belgium is home to world-leading research and innovation facilities, multinational corporations, and artisanal businesses supported by the investor-centric approach of public services.
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