Thomas Zink is Research Manager for IDC Financial Insights and covers Asia Pacific's payments industry – end to end – from retail to global transaction banking. Other key focus areas are digital transformation and wealth management. Thomas’ core research coverage includes recent research reports on a variety of topics such as proximity and remote payments, xCommerce, immediate payments, digital channels, blockchain, cybersecurity, business process outsourcing as well as wealth management front- and middle office systems. His role also includes custom consulting engagements for banks, regulators and IT vendors, including gap analysis and technology roadmaps, RFPs, go-to-market strategies, and feasibility studies.
Thomas has covered Asia’s banking industry as researcher and journalist since 2008 and is well connected to leading practitioners from banks, payment providers and the vendor community in the region.
Previously, he served as Associate Editor and Content Manager at Timetric, formerly VRL Financial News, where he was the editor of the regional trade publication Banking & Payments Asia. In this role, he was also Timetric's Asia correspondent for the publications Cards International, Electronic Payments International, Retail Banker International, and Private Banker International. During this time, he also managed and executed various custom research projects on the wealth management industry in Europe and Asia.
Before that Thomas worked at The Asian Banker as a Senior Research Analyst, where he was responsible for the firm’s retail banking research and published a series of reports, whitepapers, and custom research projects on payments, transaction banking, and risk management.
Thomas holds a Master of Arts in political sciences from the Ludwig Maximilian's Universität in Munich. He was a speaker and moderator at various industry events including The Asian Banker Summit, Retail Banking Innovations, Private Banking Asia, IDC Insurance Congress, and IDC's Asian Financial Congress as well as various industry roundtables, briefings and webinars.Team: Financial Insights,
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Financial Services 2016 Predictions – APEJ Implications
Sui-Jon Ho, Agus Kurniadi, Arpita Mitra, Michael Sek Pheng Yeo, Thomas Zink, Michael Araneta
Jan 2016 - Doc # AP40586215 IDC FutureScape
This IDC Financial Insights study presents the top 10 predictions for global financial services as they apply to the Asia/Pacific market. We present the top 10 areas that we believe will profoundly reshape organizations' use of IT, espec ...purchase document
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Payment Strategies
2016 Predictions — APEJ Implications
James Wester, Thomas Zink
Jan 2016 - Doc # AP40587415 IDC FutureScape
This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions for Asia/Pacific payments based on insights from IDC's global practice. Each prediction is shaped by a common set of key drivers that provides a planning tool for technology leaders and thei ...purchase document