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Jerry Silva

Research Director, Global Retail Banking


Jerry Silva is research director for IDC Financial Insights responsible for the global retail banking practice.   Mr. Silva’s research focuses on technology trends and customer expectations and behaviors in retail banking worldwide.   Mr. Silva draws upon over 25 years experience in the financial services industry to cover a variety of topics, from the back office, to customer channels, to governance in the technology shops at financial institutions.  His work for both institutions and vendors gives Mr. Silva a broad perspective in technology strategies.



Previously, Jerry ran his own technology consulting company, PG Silva Consulting, assisting both vendors and institutions with the development, marketing, acquisition and deployment of technology solutions in financial services.   Prior to that, Mr. Silva was responsible for product strategy at S1 Enterprise in Atlanta, creating solutions for consumer and small business online banking, mobile banking, and payments.  Jerry was also research director at Boston-based TowerGroup, where he helped create and grow a successful retail banking research practice.  His banking background includes 16 years of direct experience running technology shops and transformational projects for First Chicago, BayBank, and BankBoston.



  • BA in Production & Operations Management from Boston University
  • Provides content for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the New York Times, American Banker, and others.
  • Chaired the Financial Services Technology Forum and the Identity Theft and Fraud Symposium.
  • Speaks at industry conferences such as the BAI Retail Delivery Show.

Follow Jerry on Twitter @JerrySilva_PGS and read his blog posts in the IDC Financial Insights Community.

This IDC Perspective describes the technology investment priorities, challenges, and opportunities by banks and credit unions in the United States in 2018."As banks continue to shift IT investment from legacy (2nd Platform) to modern 3rd Pl...
This IDC Market Note highlights the key announcements and analyst discussions at the 2018 Unisys analyst day conference, held February15–16.
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