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14 October, 2015

Synechron Digital Innovation Centre to open in the UAE

Synechron technology consulting and outsourcing provider for the financial services industry announced that it will open world's first digital innovation center in Dubai Media City.

Synechron Digital Innovation Centre to open in the UAE

State-of-the-art Innovation Center in Dubai Media City to enable businesses to step into the digital world through the combined innovation of Augmented Reality, Biometrics, Proximity, Mobile, Touch & Smart technologies.
October 14th, 2015- Dubai, UAE - Synechron, the largest independent pure-play technology consulting and outsourcing provider for the financial services industry, announced that it will open the world's first digital innovation center dedicated towards banking, insurance and smart government.

The Synechron Digital Innovation Centre (SDIC) will act as an innovation hub for clients committed to investing in technology, and more specifically digital transformation - translating those assets into greater potential business success for the future.

The SDIC will bring together a complete retail branch experience combined with several digital channels including mobile, tablet, touch walls, queue management, automation/ATM and mobile payments, to fully illustrate the customer journey and an Omni channel approach.  Participants will also be able to spend a full day at the SDIC to brainstorm digital strategies and consult with experts on current trends and technologies that can impact their business. Synechron customers that don't have a dedicated innovation lab of their own can avail of the free opportunity to prototype and work in a simulated digital environment. The SDIC will also provide a film studio facility in which innovation programs will be filmed offering customers with the option to record and publish regular video content.

Faisal Husain, CEO of Synechron said, "Whilst we are a global organization operating across sixteen countries, we chose Dubai to launch our first Digital Innovation Centre due to it's central geographical location. The SDIC represents Synechron's long term commitment to supporting its clients in delivering true digital transformation and innovation solutions. We will continue to invest heavily in this area, by hiring thought leaders in digital and talented staff who have worked with the latest technologies impacting society today."

"We expect that the SDIC will be regularly visited by our banking and insurance clients, smart mGovernment entities, and any organization that recognizes the impact of digital transformation. With the launch of the SDIC, our customers can escape from their normal office space and be fully immersed in a creative environment with digital technologies and experts at their disposal," stated Vimal Sethi, Managing Director, Synechron Middle East.

"Synechron is a strategic Microsoft partner in digital transformation, and we would like to congratulate, and applaud them on building a showcase innovation center in Dubai.  It is a clear indication of their commitment to leading the region in this space and is a great way for organizations to experience and envision how Microsoft technologies are spearheading the digitization of the financial and government sectors," commented Samer Abu Ltaif, Regional General Manager - Microsoft Gulf.

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"Digital disruption in the mobile and payments space is clearly accelerating globally, and gaining momentum in the region. The Synechron Digital Innovation Centre is a unique place to witness and experience the change first hand, and will enable financial institutions to get valuable insights from the Synechron team on 'what's next'," said Mohammed Qadadeh, Vice President, Government Services & Solutions Middle East / North Africa MasterCard.

The SDIC is fully operational from 1st October 2015 and will offer Synechron's customers three options: a half-day brainstorm session for executive management, a full day brainstorm and prototyping session or a one-hour dedicated technology workshop.

In additional to the various digital zones, the SDIC will also play host to a brainstorm room in which visitors will be able to relax, strategize and envision their digitization journey with Synechron's innovation team.

"The broad range of technologies at the SDIC will inspire customers to be more creative.  We expect our clients to leave fully energized and inspired, and with transformational concepts that Synechron has a track record of delivering," added David Horton, Head of Innovation, Synechron Middle East. 

For anyone interested in visiting the Centre can do so by emailing the Synechron Digital team on SDICDXB@synechron.com, or by visiting www.synechron.com/

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About Synechron:
Synechron, the largest independent pure-play technology consulting and outsourcing provider for the financial services industry is a $300-million firm based in New York. Since inception in 2001, Synechron has been on a steep growth trajectory. Synechron has operated out of Dubai since 2008, and is already engaged with digitization efforts in all of the leading banks, insurance and smart government entities. With 5,000+ professionals operating in 16 countries across the world, it has presence across US, Australia, Canada, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, France, and Development Centers in India.

Synechron is a business aligned technology services provider with proven capabilities in software application development, application management and systems & technology integration services and an expert in building business value for global financial services and Fortune 500 companies. Its services are strategically aligned with clients' business needs for growth, profitability optimization, efficiency and compliance transparency. Synechron meets the challenges of its clients in industries such as Capital Markets, Insurance, Banking and Digital.

© Press Release 2015