The Innovators of 2008 awards reception featured keynote speaker Martin Lippert, Chief Operating and Technology Officer of Citigroup, who was presented with The Peter J. Kight Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career achievements and commitment to excellence in technology innovation. The award is named in honor of Pete Kight, the founder of CheckFree who is now Vice Chairman of Fiserv.
âFiserv is playing a leading role in shaping the future of financial services,â said Holly Sraeel, Editorial Director of Bank Technology News. âThis is the second consecutive year in which Fiserv has taken one of the top spots on The Innovators list, with President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Yabuki receiving the first place ranking in 2007. The company has a vision for this industry, and has executed against that vision this year by delivering a portfolio of products that are moving financial services forward.â
In 2008, Fiserv launched multiple products that enable financial institutions to capitalize on changing social and demographic trends. Fiserv MyMoney allows users to manage their financial accounts from within the Facebook Platform, while Fiserv Consumer Source Capture enables individuals and small businesses to deposit checks from home or the office using a standard desktop scanner. These solutions ensure that financial institutions will be able to connect with and meet the needs of the next generation of customers.
Fiserv has also delivered solutions that help financial institutions enhance efficiencies, such as Fiserv Automotive LOS eContracting, an electronic contract processing tool that facilitates the use of paper-free automotive finance contracts.
âFiserv is revolutionizing the way consumers and businesses interact with their financial service providers, and is partnering with those providers to improve efficiencies,â says Jeffery Yabuki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiserv. âOur top ranking on The Innovators affirms that we are making progress toward our goal of bringing financial institutions solutions that allow them to thrive in an evolving market.â