Bank Leumi CTO Ilan Buganim Confirmed for Fireside Chat at Israel Event
November 6, 2015
Bank Leumi CTO Ilan Buganim is taking time out of his busy schedule -- more on that below -- to participate in a fireside chat at Bank Innovation Israel in Tel Aviv next week. Bank Leumi has a lot going on for Buganim to oversee, including a core banking overhaul and shifting a number of banking services to the cloud. Before joining Bank Leumi as CTO in 2013, Buganim was a director at Amdocs, a customer experience and billing platform specializing in media and communications companies. Buganim is now in charge of all of the bank's innovation endeavors: Leumi has both internal innovation projects, as well as a fintech accelerator, among other ventures. "We need to be much smaller and more flexible," Buganim said in advance of Bank Innovation Israel. "We decided to change our core to be much more agile to expose the relevant services, to substantially shorten our time to market ... to transfer more money to investments. You need to do more with less money." Buganim will chat with JJ Hornblass, Bank Innovation editor and publisher, at 09:15 on Wednesday, 11 Nov.