Walter Svoboda awarded the ‘Excellence in Finance Leaders’ award at FiNext Conference Dubai 2020.

FiNext Conference
2 min readApr 10, 2020


Dubai 2020. Walter Svoboda is the CEO of Wüstenrot Datenservice GmbH.

In 2000, as part of a restructuring of the Wüstenrot Group Walter was appointed in the management of Wüstenrot Datenservice as such, among others, responsible for the EURO conversion and the establishment of IT support for various shareholdings of the Wüstenrot group in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Croatia.

As Head of Software development Wüstenrot insurance company (1997), he was responsible for the Y2K conversion. He also worked for the Development and design of a development framework which still today is the basis of application development at Wüstenrot.

“Nowadays financial institutions are no longer banks, no longer insurance companies — they are digital companies! And that is not a technical challenge it‘s more a mental change from management to employees. Events like FiNext are a perfect opportunity to see where the journey could go.”, said Walter.

Walter was honored at the Finext Awards and Conference award ceremony at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre.

This was the Fourth Edition of FiNext Awards & Conference, held on the 26th and 27th of February at the Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre. This much-awaited conference of the year brought together and celebrated the excellence of companies and people in the FinTech sector.

Fin-Tech industry needed space for the smartest, innovative, inventive and ambitious people to connect and create, consequently FiNext Awards and Conference were started as a dedicated platform to serve the needs of the Fin-Tech industry in terms of interaction, innovation, networking and showcasing of the talent.

Two days of celebration of people who have put their lives in innovating, transforming the way how people transact through technology. FiNext Awards acknowledge people who are bringing the future of finance through their persistent efforts.

The conference strives to build a platform for startups, SMEs, key decision-makers, researchers, investors and people from the media to interact and garner meaningful alliances.

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