INTRODUCING

HASSEM PRAG

Practical and implementable Advisory Services in the context of your current investments.

From the creation of a delightful customer experience in a mobile first world through to process automation and performance management.

Innovative solutions that exploit data through advanced analytics is the new business foundation for success.

A wealth of knowledge and experience to take you from concept to deployment helping you shape the future of your business.

WE ADVISE

Our advisory services starts with the understanding of your business, your strategy, your current investment, program and project portfolios provide the context.  Our advisory services are within the context of your business and is personalized for your business.  We believe every business deserves a personal touch.

WE DESIGN

Designs for solutions must always meet the business requirements and contribute to the overall strategy of the business.  Design does not live in isolation and must include the team to foster a common understanding of the solution.

WE BUILD

Build is all about building components through iterative development cycles, working to ensure backlogs are kept to a minimum and ensuring quality is part of the process. The collaborative approach to building requires both business and IT to participate in all aspects of the build through a continuous development, integration and testing process to ensure the right value is being enabled.

WE DEPLOY

Deploy is all about operationalizing the product or system and includes the day to day running of the product or system. It covers all aspects of DevOps to ensure a stable, resilient and scalable set of processes.

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

ENGAGEMENT

Engagement covers the enablement of digital and mobile channel functionality which delivers a delightful customer experience across the value chain of business to business (B2B), business to customer (B2C), customer to business (C2B) and customer to customer (C2C).

INTEGRATED SERVICE OFFERING

To enable engagement, services must be created at the speed of innovation. This requires a scalable framework to support an integrated set of services allowing for quick and easy integration to such services. A delivery platform must be enabled with the ability to change and adapt in an agile fashion.

SERVICES

Services must exist to support a host of capabilities to ensure existing investments are not compromised. Services exist either as micro services performing a specific need only or as complex services that create unique value to the business.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Understanding data and the ability to draw insights by connecting various data aspects results in massive business differentiators. These differentiators when applied intelligently create value across the life cycle of customers.

SCALABILITY / SUSTAINABILITY

When designing and building systems, practices must be enabled to ensure technology does not become a major cost in itself. The ability for systems to scale with reduced costs must ensure a lower cost to income ratio.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

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Jay Prag

FOUNDING PARTNER

Jay is a highly competent technology expert with a passion for IT. Jay joined Barclays Bank in September 1983, which became FNB and started a journey into becoming an IT Specialist over a 33 year period. Jay acquired expert knowledge in both business and technology in financial services with skills and competencies across the length and breadth of technology.

Areas of expertise includes in-depth architectural knowledge on core banking with supporting technologies to enable large scale transactional volumes. The ability to manage and extend the banking platform with real-time integration to channels and to launch services across all channels has been a critical experience gained through thinking innovatively extending core capabilities. Enabling security with cryptography has been the core of some of the challenges relating to encrypting critical transactional processes.

The ability to design and provide banking solutions that are cost effective, innovative and superior with regards to Continuous Availability, Real-Time Processing Requirements and sustainability of architecture is extremely well founded with a knowledge base built over many years of experience.

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Mo Hassem

FOUNDING PARTNER

After completing a COBOL Programming course Mohammed started his career in technology as a trainee COBOL Programmer with Barclays Western Bank and was part of the development team on the Point of Sale Systems for Installment Loans. Mohammed started his second career in 1986, when he moved to the Systems Area as an IMS Systems Programmer.

Mohammed’s third career as an Application Architect started in 1995. During this time Mohammed played a key role in the deployment of the Core HOGAN Application, establishing the performance management discipline and the architecture, design and implementation of innovations in integration, notification services, payments, customer origination, sales and service that directly contributed to FNB becoming “The Most Innovative Bank in the World”.

In 2014, Mohammed was appointed to the position of CIO for FNB with responsibility for the IT portfolio of FNB.

In 2017, Mohammed elected to follow his heart and start a new chapter in his Technology Career.

CONTACT US

Connect with us and stay in touch.

 

mo@hassemprag.com

jay@hassemprag.com

ADVISORY SERVICES WITH A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN FINANCIAL SERVICES FROM THEORY TO PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION ACROSS TECHNOLOGY STACKS.

 

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FROM BUSINESS CONCEPT TO DEPLOYMENT IN CONTEXT OF EXISTING INVESTMENT.

APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT ENSURING A LOW COST TO INCOME RATIO.

DRAWING INSIGHTS FROM DATA USING CREATIVE CAPABILITIES.