This November 4-5 Vilnius hosted Išmani Lietuva (Smart Lithuania) 2016 high-tech conference and fair. At that event which was held for the first time visitors were able to get a feel for what it means to live in a smart home – they also could see innovations created in our country, play computer games, learn about the latest video and audio solutions, hear success stories and learn about the competences required in the future.
During the inauguration ceremony Lithuania‘s President Dalia Grybauskaite stressed that creative people and their unique ideas are the country's largest asset. „Lithuania is a land of intelligent, hard-working and creative people,“ she said. „They care about their homeland and its future, and their ideas help our country to move in a smart way".
Penki kontinentai group of companies was among the leading Lithuanian companies that took part in the event – and it accentuated the financial omni-channel customer service. In the company's booth visitors could see modern payment terminals, contactless cards, PayTaxi payment and loyalty solution allowing to pay for taxi trips, IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) that makes various payments possible at a TV screen, Payments.iQ solution for various taxes, fees and electronic services, TransLink.iQ solution that securely manages ATM networks and ensures transactions‘ safety and, finally, its latest and greatest hit - VTM.iQ hardware/software platform.
According to Penkių kontinentų bankinės technologijos (BS/2) Executive Manager Tomas Augucevičius, this unique solution might replace current bank branches in the future. "This innovative hardware and software complex not only expands the customer service spectre, but also fundamentally changes the approach to it. With it, the customer can make a contract, scan and sign various documents, get a payment card, withdraw or deposit cash, get a loan and perform other financial transactions. Also, video conferencing technologies allow to remotely consult and communicate with a bank specialist", Mr Augucevičius said.
Visitors were invited to become the future bank customers. They communicated with the bank operator, played by Elita Citovičiūtė via the bank terminal, tried to sign the contract with the bank, get the payment card, pay bills, get or pay back the loan.
The solution can be used for various financial, insurance and other services. The first real VTM.iQ unit was introduced by Penki kontinentai group earlier this fall in Baku. The project which was carried out together with a local bank offers prompt and efficient customer service, optimize cash processes, and significantly expands the service area.
Išmani Lietuva (Smart Lithuania) conference and fair organized by Verslo žinios business daily was attended by some 4140 visitors.