Digital banking platform provider Backbase announced the appointment of Thomas Fuss as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) starting January 2020.
Backed by his experience leading engineering and delivery teams, Fuss was tapped to build Backbase’s overall technology strategy.
Fuss will focus on leveraging open standards and native cloud technologies to accelerate the development of next-generation omnichannel digital banking solutions.
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“During my years at Backbase, the industry has evolved rapidly. However, our mission remains the same which is to enable financial institutions to create a superior customer experience,” Fuss said on his appointment.
“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.”
– Thomas Fuss, CTO, Backbase
“In the last three years, Thomas has been a major contributor to our technical strategy and has fostered a strong engineering culture at Backbase,” said Jouk Pleiter, CEO of 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.”
Prior to joining Backbase, Thomas honed his skills and experience in software engineering and digital transformation at ING Bank, and by co-founding Payconiq, the payment platform. Formerly Backbase’s VP of Technology, Thomas has been the driving force behind numerous digital transformation programs and strategic product development initiatives inside Backbase.