Appearing in the June issue, 2009’s Ten Tech Companies to Watch are Bank Technology News’ picks of the technology companies that are delivering on a vision of the future of the financial services industry. That’s particularly vital in a year when anyone who’s got a pulse can see that the way banks do business is being radically transformed—including how risk is assessed, how technology investments will be made, which products will be sold and how, and who ranks as the most serious competition.

The Ten Tech Companies to Watch are often young, fast-moving ventures with an exciting but narrow product or service that has the potential to change the landscape; also recognized are long-standing firms  who maintained their innovative vision and are leading the market with their heft.

Companies may nominate their own products, additional nominations will be drafted by the BTN editorial team.

To be considered for Bank Technology News’ 2009 Top 10 Tech Companies to Watch, please submit a Word document with the following information:

Name of firm
Mailing address
Press contact
Line of business (CRM/data mgt/credit risk, payments, core processing, "Web 2.0," GRC, sustainability/energy policy, mobile banking/new delivery channels, social media, etc).
Target market (national, regional or community bank)?
Year founded
Is your firm privately held or publicly traded?

In 500 words or less, please answer the following questions:

How will your company’s product, service or vision help shape the new era of financial services? And what business issue/challenge/opportunity for financial services institutions is being addressed by your innovation? Please describe the product, service or vision and its advances over previous technologies or approaches, along with its advantages over nearest competitors. Please list any relevant financial services implementations or client wins in the past 12 months and measurable results when applicable.

Please submit entries via email to BTN Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Sausner, rebecca.sausner@sourcemedia.com.

Deadline April 24, 2009

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