Synechron Opens New Financial Innovation Labs In NYC, Charlotte

Jul 21 2017 | 7:52pm ET

Financial services technology specialist Synechron has announced the opening of two new state-of-the-art financial innovation labs to act as showcases where businesses can experience first-hand the latest developments in fintech. 

One of the new financial innovation labs (FinLabs) is in New York City, located in Synechron’s new global headquarters at 11 Times Square, and the other is in Charlotte, NC to serve the vibrant local financial community there, the company said in a statement. The labs enable clients to embrace innovation, giving them access to award-winning accelerators, the full benefits of Synechron’s digital R&D investments, and access to digital transformation specialists.

Key technologies FinLab visitors will be able to access include artificial intelligence, blockchain, chatbots, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), mobile apps and biometrics, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), natural language processing, gamification models and digital-first experiences.

With the new openings, Synechron now has nine FinLabs globally across four countries, with other locations in Fort Lauderdale, Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Pune. While the labs allow visitors to experience and fully interact with new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, the real value is how these prototypes and experiences will assist them in deploying and scaling these technologies more rapidly, the company added. 

“There is a hunger for innovation across the financial services industry, and our Financial Innovation Labs are all about giving banks a tool to harness and focus that energy, and truly find their unique differentiator” said David Horton, Managing Director and Head of Innovation at Synechron. “The new location allows us to show clients what can be achieved when they combine digital strategy, innovation, user experience, and emerging technologies.” 

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in New York, Synechron is an information technology and consulting company focused on the financial services industry including capital markets, insurance, and banking.

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