TEAM AT HASSEM PRAG
I joined Corporate Banking in 1983, which became and architected my journey into becoming an IT Specialist over a 33 year period. I acquired expert knowledge in both business and technology in financial services with skills and competencies across the length and breadth of technology. In 2016 my partner and I made our life long dream possible by investing and applying our areas of expertise and established Hassem Prag. This dream includes advising, designing, building and deploying in-depth architectural knowledge of core banking with supporting technologies to enable large scale transactional volumes.
We make it possible for organisations to manage and extend the technology platforms with real-time integration to channels and to launch services across all channels. These possibilities are achieved with critical experience gained through thinking innovatively extending core capabilities.
In 2016, after more than 35 years in Corporate Banking, I elected to follow my heart and start a new chapter in my Technology Career. My partner and I established Hassem Prag. Our company focuses on advisory, designing, building and deploying capabilities across both business and a multitude of technologies within banking and financial services and the new frontiers of fintech which has arrived through smartphones and associated digital technologies.
I am the acting CIO at ISFAP and currently driving the initiative to build out their IT capabilities. Phase one of this program has been completed on time and on budget which brings this NPO to have the ability to manage and service students and funders.
I believe that it is our responsibility to advise, educate and enable our clients which creates an environment for creativity and innovation.
The journey towards success comes with relentless planning and patience. During my career I have had the privileged to work with truly amazing and inspiring people. I have been fortunate to have been exposed to many facets of IT in my career, from development of innovative products and solutions to leading people and implementing new systems and processes. I have gained experiences in Testing, Project Management, Application Development, IT operations and most importantly how to manage people. I pride myself on good leadership skills, integrity, high ethical standards and passion for people. I have managed many large teams and have taken poor performing teams (functional and operational) to highly successful teams. My leadership style allows me to influence people to do more and achieve great heights in their careers.
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