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GFT ITALIA Srl

Profile:

GFT Italy serves as a strategic information technology partner, which helps companies to optimize their business processes with intelligent and innovative IT solutions and highly skilled specialists, and to transform cutting-edge technological developments into future-proof business models.

GFT Italy belongs to a multinational Group whose operating division GFT Solution is among the world’s leading IT service providers in the finance sector.

Striving to always improve technological expertise, innovative strength and premium quality for more than 25 years, the GFT group operates from 34 offices in twelve countries with about 5.000 employees. The strategic locations for participation in European research projects are Germany, Italy and Spain: these countries host GFT innovation houses as well as software development teams.

GFT Italy can contribute to European research projects with interesting case studies and highly representative partners among its customers and the customers of the group. GFT’s customer base is world-class: over 250 enterprises rely on our solutions, including 15 global market leaders, including: BBVA, Banco Bradesco, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banco Original, Banco Sabadell, Bankia, Barclays, Bank of America Merril Lynch, BHF-Bank, Catalana Occidente Seguros, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Coutts & Co., Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, IberCaja, Intesa Sanpaolo, J.P. Morgan, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Mapfre, Morgan Stanley, Pelayo, Santander, SulAmérica, UBI Banca, UnipolSai Assicurazioni, UBS, Vontobel, Zurich.

Information technology has established itself as a key driver of innovations in all areas of life. As a strategic technology partner, GFT aims to add value by creating pioneering solutions, developing new business models and strengthening the competitive position of our customers by ensuring their technological edge. Innovation management is therefore an important element of the corporate strategy.

Innovative basic development work is conducted at the Spanish Applied Technologies Centre (part of GFT group) where GFT tests new technological developments, builds prototypes of new application solutions and provides the sales teams with new solution approaches. GFT Italy’s mission is combining the innovation development expertise with clients’ business requirements developing a bespoke software solution that is tailor-made to suit business needs.

In 2011, GFT launched its CODE_n innovation initiative aimed at promoting young companies with exceptional business ideas and helping them establish contacts both with each other and with potential investors. The 50 finalists of the annual context will have the opportunity to present their innovative business models over the course of the New Festival, an event organised by Code_N and GFT in cooperation with TRUMPF, Accenture, and the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research and held at the ZKM in Karlsruhe.

In order to develop and utilise the creative potential of the staff, GFT initiated a company-wide innovation contest in the past financial year. The aim was to find new ideas, business models and applications in the fields of Mobility, Social Media, Cloud Computing and Interactive Internet Applications, which would move forward both the company and the clients.

A major focus area is the maintenance and further development of business-critical core processes. The division has many years of experience as a strategic IT partner for major financial institutes in this field. A further key area is the development of innovative solutions for the finance sector based on cutting-edge technological advances in the fields of Big Data, Mobility, Social Media Cloud Computing, Blockchain and Cybersecurity. With the aid of its Global Delivery Model, the GFT Solutions division can reliably supply its range of solutions to the core markets of Europe and the America.

Role in the project:

GFT will co-ordinate the project and lead the work on the development of the FINSEC Reference architecture specification, integration of big data infrastructure, pilots planning and preparations, and best practice for integrated security and guidelines for policy making.

Country: Italy

Link: http://www.gft.it

Acronym: GFT