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Digital Banking Technologies that will arise in 2023

Digital Banking in 2023 – What to Expect

Digital Banking in 2023 – What to Expect 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Technology became unwavering as it conquered many battles in the last two years when the pandemic became a primary problem in different business sectors across the whole world. While sudden changes broke their business plans, this too established adapting technology, especially in the banking and financial services industry.

We all know that 2022 was an exciting year for the banking industry since it opened a lot of opportunities for businesses. But this 2023, banks and financial institutions will continue to evolve with the new market trends that would create next-generation digital banking solutions and meet their customer needs when it comes to seamless operations, online transactions, and 24/7 banking. 

Here are the technologies we need to look at when it comes to Digital Banking this 2023:

1. Cloud-Based Banking

Cloud is one of the biggest trends in the post-pandemic era because of the advantages when it comes to security and online access to data. At first, chief officers and executives were skeptical about having a cloud-based banking platform, particularly on security and information sensitivity but realizing that cloud has a secure framework and could give financial firms endless scalability and access to the internet, this technology would get to expand.

As end-users embrace digitalization, banks must stay relevant and innovate services that give convenience and personalization to their customers. Cloud-based banking is a powerful technology that will truly empower banks and financial institutions this 2023 and beyond.

2. Identity Verification & Fraud Prevention

According to the BSP’s Inclusive Finance article, it is a state wherein there is effective access to a wide range of financial services for all, especially the vulnerable sectors. In line with this, digital customer onboarding should be a primary feature in the Banking applications to enroll their users online easily. However, banks are prone to identity theft and fraudsters that’s why they need to have a reliable eKYC solution and identity proofing.

Jumio is an end-to-end eKYC Platform that helps banks to have automated identity proofing, eKYC, and Transaction Monitoring. From onboarding to monitoring, they build trust based on your terms.

  • Jumio is one of the technology partners of Exist Software Labs, Inc. (Learn More)

3. Always-On Financial Observability & Monitoring

While our human bodies cannot be awake 24/7 and need to take rest, banks’ operational systems, data warehouses, third-party applications, etc., should be observed in real-time without a blink of an eye. Banks are handling tons of data per minute like transactions, financial records, analytics, and reporting tools. Good thing, Real-Time Observability Technology’s primary duty in a bank’s system is to identify critical issues, diagnose and resolve them to prevent outage & fix infrastructure before it creates an impact on the business.

4. Open Banking APIs

The Banking and Financial Services landscape continues to evolve as they work with other companies in creating a convenient and innovative financial ecosystem and part of it is acquiring an Open Banking API (Application Programming Interface) Integration. While some of the banks don’t want this kind of development because of information sharing, this technology benefited the end-users to access new helpful applications to make it an omnichannel digital banking platform inside their mobile apps like investments, cryptocurrency, savings plans, & insurance.

5. Embedded Finance (BNPL)

Banks & Financial Services are more rapid than ever since companies considered cashless and online transactions. Embedded Finance is an integration of different financial services to businesses in one application without the need to transfer them to other branches or other landing pages (when online). To encapsulate this, you can see payments, investments, lending & insurance to a real estate application or to a health care provider’s application. (See the infographic below)

Embedded Finance Illustration

According to Mckinsey’s Global Payment Reports, Embedded Finance reached $20 Million in revenue in the US alone. Could you imagine how impactful it was in the world? That’s why most companies in APAC are now getting this technology to really help them to grow their revenue.

6. Blockchain

Blockchain technology is slowly but surely making its impact on banks and financial services by proving that it is the most prominent technology this decade. Most of us heard this word but we are not yet seemingly seeing its effect. Blockchain is expected to revolutionize the banking industry and other businesses like retail, healthcare, and more. 

Blockchain will be expected to accelerate international transfers and monetary transactions faster, more cost-effective, and more secure. Right now, when we are doing fund transfer from one country to another, our transactions can take multiple hours with a processing fee before it gets to the recipient. Blockchain, on the other hand, can empower these parts to make it faster and simpler for more efficient transactions. Some fintech in the PH is using their digital wallet to cash in, save, and invest in a crypto wallet.

There are a lot of features and advantages we can look forward to with blockchain technology like reducing the cost of the BFS industry, reducing human errors by automating record transactions, more efficient banking, and more!

Conclusion:

As we can see, there are so many technological innovations that can be customized based on the bank’s and financial institutions’ offerings. They can utilize it to provide seamless, omnichannel, and powerful banking. However, this can only be possible by tapping into an IT solutions provider or Software developer that can truly help you in your digital transformation this 2023. Exist Software Labs, Inc. is one of the technology innovators in the Philippines with over 2 decades of experience in bringing the value of technology to humans.

Data Science, Science and Technology

Data Science 101: The concepts you need to know before entering the Data Science world.

Data Science 101: The concepts you need to know before entering the Data Science world. 650 486 Exist Software Labs

I was playing around with data and then I found the Science — Yes, my introduction to the world of Data Science has been a part of my research work.

If you’re like me, starting out with Data Science looking for resources that can give you a jump start or at least a better understanding of it or you have just heard/read the term being coined and want to know what it is, of course, you can find a gazillion materials about it, this is, however, how I started and got familiar with the basic concepts.

What is ‘Data Science’?

Data Science provides meaningful information based on larger amounts of complex data or big data. Data Science, or if you would like to say Data Driven Science, combines different fields of work in statistics and computation to interpret data for decision-making purposes.

Understanding Data Science

How do we collect data? — Data is drawn from different sectors, channels, and various platforms including cell phones, social media, e-commerce sites, various healthcare surveys, internet searches, and many more. The surge in the amount of data available and collected over a period of time has opened the doors to a new field of study based on big data — the huge and massive data sets that contribute towards the creation of better operational tools in all sectors.

The continuous and never-ending access to data has been made possible due to advancements in technology and various collection techniques. Numerous data patterns and behavior can be monitored and it can make predictions based on the information gathered.

In technical terms, the above-stated process is defined as Machine Learning; in layman’s terms, it may be termed Data Astrology — predictions based on data.

Nevertheless, the ever-increasing data is unstructured in nature and is in constant need of parsing in order to make effective decisions. This process is really complex and very time-consuming for organizations — and hence, the emergence of Data Science.

A Brief History / Background of Data Science

The term ‘Data Science’ has been in existence for about three decades now and was originally used as a substitute for ‘Computer Science’ in the 1960s. Approximately 15–20 years later, the term was used to define the survey of data processing methods used in different applications. 2001 was the year when Data Science was introduced to the world as an independent discipline.

Disciplinary Areas of Data Science

Data Science incorporates tools from multiple disciplines in order to gather a data set, process and derive insights from the data set and interpret it appropriately for decision-making purposes. Some of the disciplinary or noteworthy areas that make up the Data Science field include Data Mining, Statistics, Machine Learning, Analytics Programming, and the list goes on. But, we would be doing a brief discussion mainly on the aforesaid topics as the concept of Data Science mainly revolves around these basic concepts, just to keep it simple.

Data Mining applies algorithms to the complex data-sets to reveal patterns that are then used to extract useful and relevant data from the set.

Statistics or Predictive Analysis use this extracted data to gauge events that are likely to happen in future based on what the data shows happened in the past.

Machine Learning can be best described as an Artificial Intelligence tool that processes massive quantities of data that a human is incapable of doing in a lifetime — it perfects the decision model presented under predictive analytics by matching the likelihood of an event happening to what actually happened at a predicted time in the past.

The process of Analytics involves the collection and processing of structured data from the Machine Learning stage using various algorithms. The data analyst interprets, converts, and summarizes the data into a cohesive language that the decision-making team can understand.

Data Scientist

Literally speaking, the job of a Data Scientist is multi-tasking: We collect, analyze and interpret massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, and in a maximum number of cases, to improve an organization’s operations. Data Science professionals develop statistical models that analyze data and detect patterns, trends, and various relationships in data sets.

This vital information can be used to predict consumer behavior or to identify business and operational risks. Hence, the job of a Data Scientist can be described as a story-teller that uses data insights in telling a story to the decision-makers in a way that is understandable. The role of a Data Scientist is becoming increasingly important as businesses rely more heavily on data analytics to drive decision-making and lean on automation and machine learning as core components of their IT strategies.

Present & Future of Data Science

Data Science has become the real thing now and there are potentially hundreds and thousands of people running around with that job title. And, we too have started seeing these Data Scientists making large contributions to their organizations. There are certainly challenges to overcome, but the value of data science from a business point of view is pretty clear at this point.

Now, thinking about the future, certain questions definitely arise — “How will the practice of data science be changing over the next five years? What will be the new research areas of data science?”

“Will the fundamental skills remain the same?”

These are certainly debatable questions, but one thing is for sure — inventions have happened and will continue to happen when there arises any demand for the betterment of the future. And, the world would keep benefiting from data science through its upcoming innovations.

The possibilities of how to utilize Data Science in real-world scenarios are endless! Our Data Solutions team would be happy to help you capitalize on this technology for your enterprise.

Feel free to contact us through this link: https://exist.com/data-solutions/

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Exist Software Labs Inc and Informatica Pocket Session: Realizing Data Governance Benefits in a Cloud-Hybrid World

Exist Software Labs Inc and Informatica Pocket Session: Realizing Data Governance Benefits in a Cloud-Hybrid World 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Exist Software Labs Inc and Informatica Pocket Session: Realizing Data Governance Benefits in a Cloud-Hybrid World

On September 15, Exist Software Labs, in a joint effort with Informatica, gathered various market leaders from various verticals to conduct another pocket session on Data Governance and its benefits in a Cloud-Hybrid World.

Jon Teo, Data Governance and Privacy Expert at APJ spoke at the event about the benefits of Data Governance. He demonstrates how Data Governance helped various industries such as healthcare, automotive, insurance, manufacturing, power, and others around the world by leveraging its risk and compliance to protect the enterprise, as well as data intelligence that unlocks more value and data opportunity for businesses.

According to him, rapid cloud adaptation and a hybrid ecosystem generate more volume from more sources, making it difficult to discover, manage, and control data, requiring the urgent need for an agile data governance approach.

Kingsley Dsouza, a Technical Data Governance Privacy Domain Expert, was one of the speakers who also demonstrated Informatica’s Data Governance services. According to him, “Data Governance platform helps users in finding information that will assist them in solving their day-to-day business problems, which most organizations struggle with and take a long time to process.”

It’s no secret that the Asia-Pacific region lags behind the rest of the world in data management, with less than 50% of organizations having standardized data management capabilities. As the amount of data generated in the region continues to grow at an exponential rate, organizations are scrambling to find effective ways to manage and store all of this information, which is where the agile data governance approach comes into play.

Mitigate security risks and ensure compliance with data privacy laws by standardizing your data management! Get in touch with our team to know more.

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Exist Software Labs Inc. and Informatica held a joint Pocket Session on Intelligent Data Management Cloud at the Shangri-La Fort Hotel in BGC!

Exist Software Labs Inc. and Informatica held a joint Pocket Session on Intelligent Data Management Cloud at the Shangri-La Fort Hotel in BGC! 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Exist Software Labs Inc. and Informatica held a joint Pocket Session on Intelligent Data Management Cloud at the Shangri-La Fort Hotel in BGC!

‘Data is the new oil. Like oil, data is valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. It has to be managed/processed (integrated, mapped, transformed) to create a valuable entity which provides insights that drives profitable activities.’ – Informatica

Exist Software Labs inc collaborated with Informatica for an exclusive face-to-face event last July 28, 2022, at the Shangri-La Fort Hotel in BGC. The guests were able to meet with data management expert and Informatica’s Head of Cloud Product Specialist, Daniel Hein, who shared how companies can bridge the gap between technology and business through automation, integration, and data governance, unlocking true business value from data.

The world is changing, and so are your business’s needs. You must be able to adapt quickly to keep up with the changes. “In the last two years, a lot has changed. We are faced with new ways of doing business; the world is moving to a data-driven digital economy… However, there are CONSTRAINTS that you must overcome.” says Daniel Hein, Head of Cloud Product Specialists, APAC and Japan.

That is why businesses must change their approach. The new Intelligent Data Management Cloud intends to help clients with that! The first and most comprehensive AI-powered data management solution in the industry. A single cloud platform. Every cloud-native service you’ll ever need for next-generation data management.

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Meet the new Intelligent Data Management Cloud of Informatica!

IDMC platform cuts through red tape and provides accurate AI models across your organization so you can make timely decisions based on the most up-to-date information. It also gives you 360-degree views of your data across all areas of your business—so you can see who has access and what they’re doing with it—and allows easy workflow management. And because it is built on top of an enterprise cloud platform, it is equipped with a powerful security model that helps keep sensitive information secure from hackers.

If you’re looking for a way to help your company prepare for this transition and stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace, look no further! We specialize in helping companies not only to keep pace but also to improve their bottom line through digital transformation.

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Exist at Future Energy Show 2022

Exist Software Labs Inc. Participates in the Future Energy Show 2022, the largest energy show in the Philippines!

Exist Software Labs Inc. Participates in the Future Energy Show 2022, the largest energy show in the Philippines! 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Exist Software Labs Inc. Participates in the Future Energy Show 2022, the largest energy show in the Philippines!

Last week, September 7-8, 2022, the largest energy conference, Future Energy Show, was held at SMX, Manila. Over 4,700+ future energy leaders, experts, professionals, partners, & other attendees, more than 80 world-class solution providers & exhibitors, and more than 90+ speakers brought new insights about the industry.

The two-day event covers a wide range of industry topics, with panel discussions focusing on the most recent innovations in renewable energy. Smart grid and T&D, rural electrification, large-scale solar, alternative renewables, and storage are all possibilities.

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, one of the Philippine Energy Specialists, was also a resource speaker at the conference. In one of his speeches, he encouraged the use of renewable energy throughout the country to lower electricity prices, saying, “Dapat lumipat na tayo sa Solar, lumipat na tayo sa ganitong teknolohiya, para bumaba ang pagbabayad natin ng kuryente, dahil pag solar, sarili natin pino-produce yung’ kuryente, hindi na tayo bibili.”.

Sen. Win Gatchalian at Future Energy Show 2022

Sen. Win Gatchalian at Future Energy Show Philippines 2022

The Philippines’ energy future is in the digital transformation of its electricity system. It is here, at the Future Energy Show, where we shared our expertise in digitalizing Philippine Power Systems. We understand the challenges power system development can bring, and we at Exist are ready to provide solutions that take into account every aspect of the process. Our top-tier expertise in power system development has helped us gain an excellent reputation among clients.

As the power industry strives for the future of energy through technological advancement, Dell technologies can assist in delivering the products you require in reimagining your system. Dell will empower you to manage increasingly complex grids by performing analytics at the point of data collection through the use of edge technology.

With our technology and innovation, together with our partner, Dell technologies, a complete system is our promise to you – it’s what gives you peace of mind as you ensure that your devices and systems are constantly being optimized.

Don’t wait to innovate, take your power to the next level Today!

Let us help you build Power System Solutions that drive efficiency, growth, and innovation and help your company produce smarter and faster decisions.

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China Trust Banking Corporation (CTBC) Signs a Contract with Exist for their Digital Banking Modernization

China Trust Banking Corporation (CTBC) Signs a Contract with Exist for their Digital Banking Modernization 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Exciting changes awaits to China Trust Banking Corporation (CTBC)  clients as they partner with Exist Software Labs, Inc., a renowned IT Solutions Provider in the Philippines. Through this partnership, they can expect a number of innovative digital solutions that will be available for CTBC’s clientele. For a sneak peek, they can expect a more seamless, convenient, and secure Onboarding and Loan Application System this year.

The contract signing happened in One Bonifacio, BGC, Taguig City participated by Exist Software Lab’s President & CEO, Michael Lim, VP for Engineering, Jonas Lim, and China Trust Banking Corporation (CTBC’s) Senior Vice President and Group Head for Retail Banking Group Remo Romulo M. Garrovillo Jr., Senior Vice President & Group Head for IT, Jereven Adriano and other members of their management.

After almost a year of discussion and brainstorming for the selection process, this partnership came to fruition.  There will be several digitization initiatives in CTBC that will help thousands of Filipinos make their CTBC day-to-day online banking transactions seamless while using their smartphones and computer devices anywhere, anytime. But the good news doesn’t end here for this innovation is not exclusive to retail clients but includes enterprise clients as well.

Exist Software Labs will effectively enable CTBC to better serve their clients and more Filipinos with their financial needs.  Digital Banking technologies, as a better way,  to assist in the drive for Financial inclusion in the Philippines.

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Exist fosters a future-ready digital banking technology that equips its banking and fintech partners with the agility to adapt to ever-changing market demands.

Exist joined 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Exist Joined 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Exist Joined 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza 650 486 Exist Software Labs

In this year’s event, Exist Software Labs, Inc. joined one of the biggest conferences for the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance industry – the 10th World Financial Innovation Series at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay. Hundreds of decision-makers, chief executives and managers attended the event to learn, acquire, and engage with speakers and solutions providers that will help them in their digital transformation journey.

As digital banking became one of the major topics, Banking Executives and Decision makers dropped by at Exist Booth to check our main Banking Solutions: Onboarding Solution, Mobile Internet Banking and Loans Management Solution and other services that are relevant for their digitalization needs. 

For mobile banking, all the participants who dropped by our booth got to experience Exist’s mobile internet banking and accounts onboarding/enrollment as they tried our digital banking prototype.

Through this event initiative, our hope as one of the fastest growing digital banking solutions provider in the country is to empower Financial Institutions in the Philippines in serving and reaching more clients through various digital platforms.

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Exist fosters a future-ready digital banking technology that equips its banking and fintech partners with the agility to adapt to ever-changing market demands.

Microservices

Microservices in Digital Banking – What are the Impacts?

Microservices in Digital Banking – What are the Impacts? 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Technology innovations shaped the world that we live in. It is now a necessity. This is also applicable in the Banking and Financial industry. With the new game-changers in this vertical, the competition became stiffer. Now that the competition rises, dynamic innovations and adapting digitization are now becoming the standard in the banking and financial industry.

Time to Market is very crucial as well as ensuring the stability and security of the application. To keep up with the demands of the market at the same time balancing the importance of these three factors, applications should now be built using Microservices.


MICROSERVICES

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Microservices are a modern approach to software whereby application code is delivered in small, manageable pieces, independent of others (Spring). Having said that, using microservices architecture, could help developers implement each component individually. They can execute innovations into one certain application without the involvement of other applications. It is not a large-based code that when something wrong happens, will affect the whole project.


WHY
MICROSERVICES?

WHY MICROSERVICES?

Since Microservices operate as a variety of applications that have a specific functionality under one system, microservices are easier to maintain, scale, a faster turnaround time in deployment and have a better resilience to technical faults.

WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF MICROSERVICES?

  • SCALABILITY 

Microservices Architecture develops single software systems which are running independently enabling the banking businesses to evolve as they scale without difficulty. When there are new offerings and features in their mobile banking application, they can still operate even if some parts are under development. By doing so, users can still use the mobile app and do other transactions.

  • AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Projects are developed incrementally. New features can be broken down as small projects which can be done in parallel by different teams. Using DevOps, microservices are being optimized and can be deployed smoothly. This approach allows banks to introduce new innovations to the public faster. Moreover, banks can now update their mobile banking applications while operating transactions simultaneously. 

  • FLEXIBILITY OF USING DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY STACKS

When it comes to integrating different technologies to use for multiple features in a digital bank, software developers can easily push frameworks, databases & etc,. In addition, new technologies can be employed in the application when there are major changes. Banks with specific requirements can be tailor-fit based on their needs.

At Exist, we want you to go where the possibilities are boundless. Since being superior in digital experiences are essential in staying relevant, we are empowering banks and financial institutions in digitalization to rapidly grow and make their business future-ready.

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to extending our assistance to several banks with their Digital Onboarding requirements. We have been in the business for 20 years, and the mission is to enable corporations to go on digital and have a competitive advantage in this fast-changing world.

Be where your customers are!

Transform your bank into an omni-channel platform.

Exist Software Labs, Inc.’s Panel Discussion about Digital Banking enlightened PH’s Banking & Finance Companies the Importance of Digitalization

Exist Software Labs, Inc.’s Panel Discussion about Digital Banking enlightened PH’s Banking & Finance Companies the Importance of Digitalization

Exist Software Labs, Inc.’s Panel Discussion about Digital Banking enlightened PH’s Banking & Finance Companies the Importance of Digitalization 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Last June 16, 2022, Exist Software Labs, Inc. in partnership with YugabyteDB and DAON, held an online panel discussion entitled, “Fast Track: Digital Banking Trends in the Post-Pandemic Era”. The discussion talked mainly about the bank’s digitalization, digital security, & the preparedness of Philippine banking and financial industry technical infrastructure in scaling and technology flexibility to match the digital innovations.

Michael Lim, President & CEO of Exist welcomed the attendees of the discussion and provided them an overview of the objectives, the topics to be covered, and industry updates.

  • Post-Pandemic Digital Banking Innovations
    • What are the new innovations that the public can expect from Digital Banking?
    • A lot of consumers shifted from traditional to digital Banking but here in the Philippines, a big part of the population is still unbanked. How do you plan to reach the unbanked & underbanked?
  • Readiness of Philippine Financial Infrastructure
    • Are Philippine Banks’ infrastructures scalable and flexible enough to match their digital innovations?
  • Security in Digital Financial Platforms
    • During the pandemic era a rise in Digital Fraudsters, Hackers, and Phishing was observed, how does the BFSI sector address this concern?

Given that we have panelists that are industry leaders, participants of the event engaged to a great extent that made the discussion more interesting. 

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Fast Track: Digital Banking Trends in the Post-Pandemic Era

Fast Track: Digital Banking Trends in the Post-Pandemic Era 650 486 Exist Software Labs

Staying updated in innovations and technology makes the financial institutions stay on top. Exist Software Labs, Inc. will be hosting an event about digital banking trends in the post-pandemic era that will surely help the banking & other financial institutions across our country in shaping a future-ready digitalization.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Help the BFSI sector identify a clear roadmap for digital transformation.
  2. Give insights on the newest digital banking trends.
  3. Address infrastructure and security concerns in Online Financial Applications.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This webinar is specifically designed for digital banking executives, decision makers, IT leaders, information security experts and business end users in the Banking and Financial Services sector in the Philippines.

This event will be held on June 16, 2022 at 2:00PM (PHT) via Airmeet Platform. We only have limited slots available so sign up as soon as possible. We also advise you to block your schedule on your calendar to make sure your attendance on the event.

PROGRAM:


2:00-2:05 – Welcome Remarks

2:05-2:25 – Post-Pandemic Digital Banking Innovations

  • What are the new innovations that the public can expect from Digital Banking?
  • A lot of consumers shifted from traditional to digital Banking but here in the Philippines, a big part of the population is still unbanked. How do you plan to reach the unbanked & underbanked?

2:25-2:35 – Q&A
2:35-2:55 – Readiness of Philippine Financial Infrastructure

  • Are Philippine Banks’ infrastructures scalable and flexible enough to match their digital innovations?

2:55-3:05 – Q&A
3:05-3:25 – Security in Digital Financial Platforms

  • During the pandemic era a rise in Digital Fraudsters, Hackers, and Phishing was observed, how does the BFSI sector address this concern?

3:25-3:35 – Q&A
3:35-3:40-  Closing Remarks
3:40-3:45 – End of Discussion