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Innovative CIOs 2007: Mekjian Makes Value Central at Wells Fargo

Since BS&T last caught up with Wayne Mekjian, head of information services with San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, at the 2007 Bank Systems & Technology Executive Summit, the innovative technology leader has been busy working to deliver value to customers, employees and stockholders. "My team has been focusing on how to get the most with what we have -- finding ways to better utilize our applications, systems and equipment to deliver even-more-secure, -available and -reliable applications with increased functionality," he explains. "We sit at the table as partners with the other business groups to help them bring new products to market faster, and increase sales and service productivity."

Wayne Mekjian, Wells Fargo
Wayne Mekjian
To help achieve those goals, Mekjian's group has leveraged Wells Fargo's Technology Information Group Vendor Innovation Program, which was created three years ago to bring together bank personnel with their vendor partners to build a better understanding of each other's needs. "We strive to find ways to weave innovation into our culture, ... which allows us to focus more on our current and future activities," Mekjian says.

Those future activities, Mekjian believes, will be dictated by the bank's customers and economic conditions. But, he says, he'll be prepared for whatever comes his way. "Our activities won't change much," he relates. "Fundamentally we're always focused on collaborating with the rest of Wells Fargo to help our customers attain financial success by ensuring that they have secure anywhere/anytime access to their banking transactions."

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