Research Director, IDC Financial Insights
Innovation opportunities in Asia/Pacific banking
Michael Araneta is Research Director for IDC Financial Insights. Araneta's work for IDC and the Insights team has proven that he is the go-to analyst for a broad range of strategic and tactical issues for Asia/Pacific institutions, including banks and insurers that comprise the focus segment for Financial Insights but for other enterprises in other industry as well. Araneta's current clients receive advice on mergers and acquisitions, product innovation strategies, Big Data, customer centricity and CRM initiatives, core banking systems, vendor product portfolio positioning, and customer channel effectiveness. Araneta regularly presents to senior-level executives in briefings around the region and is quoted frequently in various international media.
Within Financial Insights, Araneta's role is to grow the Banking Practice which undertakes continuous monitoring of the key business and technology investments of the top banks representing a cross-section of countries in the Asia/Pacific region. Together with Financial Insights' elite team of analysts, Araneta regularly engages with the key decision-makers of Asia's top financial services institutions. Furthermore, in his consulting function, Araneta works closely with the IDC research teams and global account managers for custom research and business intelligence assignments. He is also responsible for the regional go-to-market strategies that will be applicable to both financial institutions and financial technology vendors.