E-Signatures in Retail Banking: Silanis to Host a Free Live Webcast featuring Independent Research Firm

Montreal, QC (PRWEB) June 12, 2009

Silanis Technology, the leader in e-signature process management, announced today that it will host a free, live webcast with featured guest Forrester Research to discuss the role of e-signatures in e-commerce initiatives. Ellen Carney, Senior Analyst, Technology Industry Strategy at Forrester Research and Michael Laurie, VP of Strategic Development at Silanis, will present an industry update and share best practices for implementing electronic signatures in banking. The 60-minute webcast will take place on Thursday, June 25 at 2:00 pm (EST).

“In the push to make operations more efficient and reduce costs, banks will continue to shed headcount and close branches states a Forrester report entitled North American Bank IT Spending in 2008. That means banks will be looking to make their remaining employees, including the IT organization, even more productive.” In an additional report, Industry Essential: The US Retail Banking Market, Forrester focuses on the impact of technology, “Banks will focus on technology solutions that can better integrate and automate banking business processes, reducing errors and not-in-good order (NIGO) business.”

E-Signature process management solutions offer a strategic way to address these challenges. From consumer loan originations and account openings, to mortgage closings and securitization of assets, e-signatures make it possible for banks to execute transaction paperwork, without the paper. Many leading banks and lending institutions have already adopted e-signatures across multiple product lines, processes and channels, resulting in substantial benefits, including:

Increased back-office processing efficiency
Improved customer experience
Costs savings
Fewer NIGO applications
Increased loan officer productivity
Stronger legal and compliance position

Aimed at line of business executives and IT/IS decision-makers, the presentation will feature:

Adoption trends and drivers
Common challenges in automating customer-facing transactions
Compliance and risk considerations
Real-world examples – Mortgage, Consumer Lending, Securitization

To register for the webcast, visit Silanis’ website at:


About Silanis

Silanis Technology is the leading provider of e-signature process management solutions. The world’s leading insurance and financial services companies, major government agencies, integrators and service providers depend on Silanis to accelerate business transactions and reduce costs while improving compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The company’s electronic signature platform, ApproveIt

ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Think Tank to Host Leadership Panel: What Makes Intellectual Property an Attractive Investment

Chicago, IL (Vocus) February 19, 2010

ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L), today announced one of four program tracks for the upcoming IP Think Tank event on March 24-25, 2010, in San Francisco, California. The tracks are focused on exploring the next generation of intellectual property (IP) development.

IP-based investing is now widespread, states Dean Becker of ICAP Ocean Tomo. This track aims to provide an update on the new investment opportunities that are gaining traction in todays recovering economy.

The Investment in IP track will follow ICAP Ocean Tomos recently-developed IP Think Tank conference model, beginning with panelist presentations on subject matter, including mark-to-market valuation, royalty securitization, and hedging IP-based investing. The program then continues with a collaborative panel and audience discussion, wrapping up on day two with a presentation of the session by the track moderator.

Moderating the Investment in IP track is Bruce Berman, CEO of Brody Berman Associates, and editor of From Assets to Profits Competing for IP Value & Return. ICAP Ocean Tomo has gathered an excellent group of thought leaders for this tracks panel, states Berman. The level of discourse for this track is going to be very high.

Other IP Think Tank program track topics include: The Growing Intangible Asset Marketplace; Developing a National Intellectual Property Economic Infrastructure; and IP Nation Economic Development through IP.

To register to attend the ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Think Tank & Auction, please visit, https://www.regonline.com/icap_ocean_tomo_ip_think_tank_live_auction. The ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Think Tank Conference is not affiliated with the blog IP Think Tank managed by the IP Strategy firm, Duncan Bucknell Company.

About ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC

ICAP Ocean Tomo is the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP.

About ICAP

ICAP is the world’s premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP is also the source of global market information and research for professionals in the international financial markets. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to http://www.icap.com.