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Backbase propels Banking-as-a-Service strategy with new CTO

Thomas Fuss, CTO, Backbase

Digital banking platform provider, Backbase has announced the appointment of Thomas Fuss as the new Chief Technology Officer. Thomas will supervise the company’s technology strategy and will aim to speed up the development of next-generation omnichannel digital banking solutions.

Thomas commented on his appointment, “During my years at Backbase, the industry has evolved rapidly. However, our mission has remained the same – to enable financial institutions to create a superior customer experience. In my new role, I drive Backbase’s technology strategy, architecture and innovation roadmap, with a commitment to enabling our customers’ cloud-based go-to-market strategies. I’m excited to dive in and make great things happen.”

Thomas previously held the position of the VP of Technology at the company. He also worked at ING Bank and was responsible for establishing the payment platform, Payconiq. His previous role at Backbase required him to work behind digital transformation programmes and strategic product development initiatives.

Jouk Pleiter, CEO of Backbase, added, “In the last three years, Thomas has been a major contributor to our technical strategy and has fostered a strong engineering culture at Backbase. Thomas brings a powerful combination of technical credentials and operational experience to this new CTO role. Our cloud platforms are the foundation for our next phase of innovation and growth as a company, and Thomas is the ideal candidate to lead this initiative.”

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