In the general session, executives from ABN AMRO, Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (CSOB), Lear Corporation and Nextra Investment Management recounted how their organizations have achieved operational efficiencies utilizing SunGardâs leading solutions including BancWare, Credient, Decalog and Quantum.
In his opening remarks, Till Guldimann, SunGardâs vice chairman, commented, "Three forces are redefining the current business environment: relentless advances in information technology, tighter integration of business processes and increased dependence on real-time electronic information. These changes create significant opportunities for leaders and for customers efficiency has often replaced growth as the primary management objective."
In his welcoming address, Ludek Niedermayer, vice governor of the Czech National Bank, stated, "Just a little bit longer than 10 years from the collapse of the communist regime in Central Europe, countries like the Czech Republic are at the threshold of entry into the European Union. The integration of Central European economies into the wider EU should provide fresh stimulus to European growth."
One of the highlights of the conference was an evening gala held in the Zofin Palace on the banks of the river Vltava. Platinum sponsors of the SunGard Europa conference were Intel and Sun Microsystems, while other sponsors included FT Interactive Data, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase.