IDC Financial Insights Appoints Seasoned Industry Executive Jerry Silva to Head Global Retail Banking Practice

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., August 20, 2013– IDC Financial Insights today announced seasoned financial services executive Jerry Silva will join the growing research team as Research Director. In his new role, Mr. Silva will be responsible for the global retail banking practice. His research will cover a variety of topics from the back office, to customer channels, to governance in the technology shops at financial institutions. With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Silva has held a variety of operational, technological, and business roles at institutions and technology providers alike. Before joining the team at IDC Financial Insights, Mr. Silva served as Principal for PG Silva Consulting, specializing in the development, marketing, sales, acquisition and deployment of technology in global financial services.

Before founding PG Silva Consulting, Mr. Silva was head of product strategy for S1, a global software company, creating industry-leading banking, mobile, and payments solutions. In this role, he was responsible for directing the product strategy for retail and business online banking, mobile banking, and payments solutions for mid to top-tier banks. Previously, Mr. Silva was Research Director at TowerGroup, managing the retail banking, delivery channel, and payments practices. A sought after industry resource, Mr. Silva has spoken at a number of major banking technology conferences, and contributed industry views via outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, American Banker, the Financial Times, NPR, and MSNBC.

"We are confident that the addition of Jerry to our team will greatly help us maintain a strong pulse on global financial market activity, and the IT trends that most impact the business," said Scott Lundstrom, Group Vice President, IDC Financial Insights. "He will join our stellar roster of analysts in offering our clients compelling and insightful research on the opportunities to maximize the business value of technology investments, minimize technology risk and benchmark against industry peers."

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Jerry Silva, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact; reporters should email

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