On 28th November 2019, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions received the “Digital Innovation” Award for the second year in a row during the 15th edition of the Leasing Life Conference & Awards that took place in Barcelona, Spain.Organised by Leasing Life, Europe’s premier magazine of the leasing industry, the Leasing Life Awards recognise the most remarkable achievements of the European asset finance industry. Every year, the key players of the financial services sector get together for this event.
By giving us this award for the second time, the jury confirmed our long-lasting commitment in pushing the boundaries for a seamless user experience for our partners, customers and employees. This year the jury highlighted that international innovation programme, “Stretch Your business”, delivered concrete results right away and was not only meant as plans for the future. Indeed, this programme led to 5 concrete projects. Three of them aimed at improving our partners experience using the benefits of Voice Recognition and Machine Learning. The other two focused on improving operational efficiency using Big Data processing and Artificial Intelligence.
The Digital Innovation award was received by Pascal Layan, our Deputy CEO and Pascale Favre, Head of the International Business Line dedicated to Technology Solutions.
On top of this Award, Pascal Layan was also recognised Industry Ambassador of the Year for what he has done, more than any other to promote, develop and enhance the reputation, economic role and social status of the leasing industry in 2019.
This Awards ceremony was preceded by a full day of conferences during which Pascal Layan and Pascale Favre addressed some key industry topics.
First of all, Pascal Layan and Carmen Ene, CEO of 3stepIT, presented our new joint venture, BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, and its solutions for a sustainable management of technology lifecycle.
Then Pascal and Pascale took part to two expert panels dealing mainly with digitalisation and sustainability.