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State-of-the-art financial innovation labs in New York and Charlotte advance digital transformation initiatives globally  

Synechron Inc., the global financial services consulting and technology services provider, has today announced that it has opened two new state-of-the-art Financial Innovation Labs (FinLabs) one in New York City, which is located in Synechron’s new global headquarters at 11 Times Square, and the other in Charlotte to serve the vibrant local financial community. SynechronFinLabs act as an innovation showcase to enable businesses to touch, feel and experience first-hand the latest developments in financial technology and what is driving the customer experience today. The labs enable clients to embrace innovation, giving them access to award-winning accelerators and the full benefit of Synechron’s digital R&D investment and access to digital transformation specialists.

With these openings in Charlotte and New York, Synechron now has nine FinLabs globally across four countries, with other locations in Fort Lauderdale, Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Pune. While the labs allow visitors to experience and fully interact with new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, the real value is how these prototypes and experiences will assist them in deploying these technologies more quickly and scaling these investments to reap the full benefits these technologies offer for greater future business success.

The FinLabs launch coincides with Synechron’s new global headquarters at the iconic 11 Times Square, further demonstrating the market-leading growth the firm is experiencing. “There is a hunger for innovation across the financial services industry, and our Financial Innovation Labs are all about giving banks a tool to harness and focus that energy, and truly find their unique differentiator” said David Horton, Managing Director and Head of Innovation at Synechron. “The new location allows us to show clients what can be achieved when they combine digital strategy, innovation, user experience, and emerging technologies.”

The labs in Charlotte and New York are now open and fully operational. Some of the key technologies visitors will be able to access include artificial intelligence, blockchain,  chatbots, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), mobile apps and biometrics, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), natural language processing, gamification models and digital experiences outlining how the user experience will evolve in a digital-first world.

“Our vision for FinLabs was to go beyond collaborative theoretical discussions and create an interactive, immersive space that truly supports and fosters fintech innovation,” said Faisal Husain, Co-founder and CEO of Synechron. “We want to empower our clients to stay ahead of the curve with digital transformation, and we are happy to provide a space where they can learn, get inspired, and see and feel first-hand how these disruptors work and can be experienced.”