EBN Member B-Hive (Brussels, Belgium) with the aim of connecting startup and scaleup community with important fintech hubs, has started a collaboration with Oracle to set up Fintech Innovation Programme and accelerate enterprise readiness for the participating fintechs and banks.
Johan Van Overtveldt, Belgium's Minister of Finance, and Fabian Vandenreydt, B-Hive’s Executive Chairman, welcomed this collaboration as it will bring acceleration of financial innovation in Belgium and Europe, while helping startups and scaleups reach higher levels of enterprise readiness, security and scalability. B-Hive’s startup community also welcomed this collaboration. One of its members, NGDATA, has benefited from B-Hive Europe's programmes from the beginning while running on Oracle technologies: 'Oracle and B-Hive share a focus on enterprise-ready, scalable results. We believe in data-based innovation. Oracle and B-Hive Europe combining forces couldn't have come at a better time,' said NGDATA’s CEO Luc Burgelman.
On the other hand, Oracle, the world-leading cloud-based database provider, has chosen B-Hive, European collaborative innovation fintech platform based in Brussels, as a strategic partner in rolling out Fintech Innovation Programme to Europe. The company will dedicate additional European staff and resources to set up mutually monetizable relationships with fintechs and digital banking.
The fintech programme is globally lead by Mark Smedley, Oracle’s VP of Financial Services Solutions while Rik De Deyn, Oracle’ Senior Innovation Director, will be leading the European rollout. De Deyn believes the programme will be a great success, both due to Brussels’ central location and B-Hive’s expertise and strong connection to banks, insurers and the startup community: 'Brussels is easy to reach from most European financial hubs, close to the European Commission, and an ideal location to bring together fintech innovators and financial institutions. Our work with B-Hive Europe will inevitably result in a faster time to innovation value for banks and insurers, and accelerated monetization for fintechs,' he said.
Rik De Deyn, Oracle’ Senior Innovation Director at EBN Member B-Hive’s premises
EBN Member B-Hive is a European collaborative innovation fintech platform that brings together major banks, insurers and market infrastructure players, connecting them to the startup and scaleup community. B-Hive believes that building bridges between important fintech hubs and the Eurozone enables both European and non-European companies to grow and expand.
Oracle specialises in developing and marketing database software and technology, cloud engineered systems, and enterprise software products throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
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