Press release

SkySparc named Technology Consultant of the Year in Central Banking’s Fintech Awards 2019

Stockholm, 6 September 2019 – SkySparc, an independent solutions provider, has been named Technology Consultant of the Year in Central Banking’s second annual FinTech & RegTech Global Awards¹, which recognize innovation in the central banking community.

The technology consultant category invited entries from firms that, through consultancy or advisory services, have assisted central banks, regulators and/or supervisors in the implementation of FinTech solutions, with a focus on helping the institution overcome specific problems. Entries were judged by an independent panel of industry experts, comprising former senior central bankers, technology consultants and innovators in the sector.

SkySparc’s winning entry highlighted its work with the Dutch State Treasury Agency (DSTA), which used the firm’s Patch Upgrade as-a-Service (PUaaS) to streamline and automate its treasury management upgrade schedule, thus supporting the agency’s cybersecurity policies.

DSTA’s Agent Mrs Elvira Eurlings said: “We are very pleased with SkySparc’s success in being recognized as Technology Consultant of the Year in Central Banking’s Fintech & Regtech Global Awards. Thanks to SkySparc’s Patch Upgrade asa-Service, we now have an efficient rolling upgrade process which requires minimal involvement from DSTA’s IT resources or business users, but nevertheless contributes substantially to our ongoing information security.”

SkySparc CEO Joakim Wiener said: “We are delighted that our technology consulting services have been recognized in Central Banking’s FinTech & RegTech Global Awards 2019, reflecting the many years SkySparc has spent working closely with some of the largest and most innovative institutions in this sector. It is only through deep, long-term relationships with leading players that initiatives such as Patch Upgrade as-a-Service can be developed and brought to market, addressing the evolving needs of clients in a fast-changing environment.”