PT Bank DBS Indonesia (DBS) has awarded as Indonesia Digital Innovation Award 2017, in Joint Venture Bank category. The award was received by Leonardo Koesmanto as Head of Digital Banking PT Bank DBS Indonesia, in the awarding night of Indonesia Digital Innovation for Financial Industry 2017 – that already held for second time, at Pullman Thamrin Hotel (16/6). This award is a testament of DBS seriousness in making digital innovations for every line of business. Held by Warta Ekonomi, the award is an appreciation for many companies in Indonesia that able to innovate products and services by applying digital technology in order to outperform the fierce competition within the industry.
Leonardo Koesmanto - Head of Digital Banking PT Bank DBS Indonesia said, "This award become our motivation to constantly developing digital innovations that we already have and built. DBS has been committed to transforming into digital bank, both all lines of business and the culture that we build internally."
To determine the winner, Warta Ekonomi research team applied a desk research method. Desk research conducted by collecting data through the company publication or the latest news contained of the information that needed. This information on how company implement digital innovation within the operational of company were the data that being assessed. The implementation was conducted through many of digital innovation program such as DBS Hackathons and DBS HotSpot Pre-Accelerator, and the ones that recently launched Unicorn, an internship program for students in sharpening their entrepreneurial skills – in order to find solutions for DBS challenges. In addition, one of the criteria in this award is company commitment to develop digital-sphere in the last 3 years and how it brings benefits to stakeholders.
"The reasons that underlie us to develop digital innovations have started from our findings of customer's pain-points and WOW points. Start from that, we tirelessly continue to seek solutions in facilitating customers to experience an easier, more secure, and fun banking transactions,” said Leonardo.