Der Erste Hub, George-Elternstube, Think Tank, Innovations-Laboratorium und Fintech-Manufaktur der Erste Group, ist 3 Jahre alt. Grund zu feiern. Und Grund zurückzublicken: Ein (englischer) Gastbeitrag von Boris Marte, Head of Erste Hub.
Celebrating 3 Years of questioning everything.
Three years ago we moved in. Erste Hub was starting-up. The bee hive was still empty. But there was a kitchen. And in it, there was a table.
Assembling around that table, I saw many fresh faces, unconventional ideas and a confident anticipation of the future to be ours. Three years later, the future of banking is ours, indeed – as the kitchen table has been turning into the innovation hub of Erste Group.
Now, there are so many tables that the office is almost bursting. Some brilliant ideas and minds have flown away, some conventions taken their place. The heat and the noise in the kitchen can get almost unbearable from time to time. But the kitchen rules, they still apply: We question everything! And we still share the same belief: Anytime, anywhere, anyhow. Banks were built to interact with customers once a month – in the good old times. Banking tomorrow will turn into a constant flow of interactions.
That is, after all, why there is, among many other solutions, George – this young, fierce ‘n forceful digital native of banking, born and raised in The Hub and BeeOne. The brainchild became a personality, the name and the (inter)face of digital banking for the Now. Why? How? Because we care!
The Hub and BeeOne, together with our indispensable partners sIT, EGIT and the many as various as glorious departments within Erste Bank, Sparkassen and Erste Group, are assembling the best people from inside and outside the banking universe as well as the best technology. Thus, we are are creating and expanding a world-class digital platform and the unique personal user experience that people have been expecting from us for nearly 200 years now.
The energy and the high idea-to-solution speed, which we established, drives us on our digitalisation path. We are making Erste Group more relevant through offering the right products and services at the right time for real customers and their modern reality. We, the Erste Group, exist because people strive for financial independence. We are there to do good. With The Hub’s solutions we are doing even better.
Therefore, I take pride in raising my glas: To the future!
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