As the GL series continues evolving, the students experienced a wonderful guest lecture on 25h July on the topic- How Technology Enables Banking. It was taken by Naved Shaikh who is the Database admin at Habib bank located in Zurich (UAE). He has an experience of 10 years in the industry. Mr. Naved provided a holistic approach of how things work in a bank when merged with IT. Initially, he gave insights about roles of regulators in a bank who maintain efficiency, effectiveness and follow specific goals. He explained in detail about the infrastructure team which has four divisions- Network team, Database team, system team, monitoring & support. Mr. Naved gave us a good description about the divisions and the kind of work performed. He gave a clear picture about it with great examples. He also told about how the process is coping up during COVID times. Change management is one area which needs to be taken care of. There would be server issues as remote working is the new normal. He gave us an idea of situations the team has faced and how collaborative working has fetched them success. He gave an overview of opportunities present in the banking sector and, named few certifications to be taken for interested students.
Towards, the end he took by a QnA session where he cleared all the queries and answered all the questions. Indeed, it was an informative session.