The Fintech Americas Top 25 Most innovative Banker Awards are given annually for bankers leading projects that achieve breakthrough innovation and transformation in the Latin American and Caribbean banking and financial services sector. The Awards seek to identify, highlight and promote the individuals that are transforming banks in the region into agile, knowledge driven organizations. The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Fintech Americas Bank Transformation Conference at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach on September 6-7, 2018.

This Year’s Theme: Accelerating Transformation

This year’s awards will go to bankers leading projects that are helping their institutions respond to the fintech disruption that is changing the way the world of banking and finance operates in the digital age. We are seeking to put the spotlight on the development, implementation or collaboration of transformation efforts and innovations propelling banks to the future as faster, more efficient and customer-centric organizations that service all segments of society. The nominees will be evaluated primarily based upon the impact of their projects on any one of the following areas:

  • Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services
  • Customer Experience (CX) Innovation
  • Product or Service Innovation
  • Channel Innovation
  • RegTech Innovation
  • Blockchain Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence Innovation
  • Strategic Innovation
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Social Impact Innovation
  • Payments and Wallets Innovation
  • Back Office Innovation
  • Marketing Innovation
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Collaboration with Fintech Ecosystem

criteria

Fintech Americas has carefully curated a panel of World Class Innovators to serve on the fintech Americas Trop 25 Most Innovative Banker Awards Judging Panel. Together, they will review applications and select the winners.

Judges will assess submissions on the following criteria:
  • How has the innovation transformed or propelled the innovation of the financial institution?
  • Is the innovation new to the market or region or does it materially advance an existing product, service, and technology or distribution strategy?
  • Has the Innovation created a unique value for the customer or institution?
  • Is the innovation scalable or has it created material efficiencies to the organization?
  • The effect or impact should be demonstrated through either quantitative data or qualitative evidence of success in any of the following ways: increases in revenue, customers, production/productivity, adoption, access, quality, balance sheet or decreases in risk, cost, fraud or inefficiencies.
  • Other considerations that will be taken into account will include any information on increased adoption rates of the product or service among existing customers or impact on brand, customer retention and even customer feedback.

NOMINATION SUBMISSION PROCESS

We welcome your submission for the Fintech Americas Bank Top 25 Most Innovative Banker Awards. All nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Fintech Americas Transformation and Innovation Award Winners will be announced on July 17, 2018.

The Award ceremony will take place at the Fintech Americas Bank Transformation and Innovation Conference on September 6-7, 2018 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

Materials you will need to get started:
  1. Contact details of the Banker and institution being nominated.
  2. Contact detail of the person submitting the nomination.
  3. Detailed description of the innovation or transformation project in terms of the following:
    1. Its goal, functionality and how it addresses the business objectives or resolves problems for the organization or customer;
    2. Its impact on either the organization or its customers.
    NOTE: When providing information on impact, it is helpful to provide quantitative data to substantiate. However, if quantitative data is unavailable, please provide and qualitative evidence to support the claimed impact of the project which can include: New customer acquisitions, information on increase in adoption of product or service among existing customers, impact on brand, customer retention and even customer feedback.
  4. Any information that provides insight and understanding of the project, such as marketing materials or promotional or instructional videos and/or media articles that supports or explains the impact of the nominated innovation is welcomed and encouraged.
  5. The decision of the judges is final. The judges reserve the right to re-classify, re-categorize or reject any entry that does not comply with the requirements of the Fintech Americas Top 25 Most Innovative Banker Awards.
  6. Entries will only be judged on the basis of the information provided to the judges on the entry form and additional supporting material submitted.
  7. Judges are requested to declare an interest and remove themselves from the process if they are asked to judge an entry that poses a conflict of interest.
  8. Judges comments and feedback will only be provided to finalists and winners.
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WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?

Only bankers representing a financial institution from the Latin American and Caribbean region. If you have any questions about submitting a nomination, please reach out to us at info@fintechamericas.co

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WHO CAN NOMINATE?

Qualifying financial institutions can self-nominate or are eligible for nomination from industry analysts, public relations firms and solutions providers.

Judges

Claudio Fiorillo
Partner, Deloitte Consulting
Tom Groenfeldt
Writer Finance & Technology, Forbes Magazine
Zhengyuan Lu
Principal, Victory Park Capital Advisors
Ray Ruga
Co-Founder, Fintech Americas
Randy Cohen
Professor, Harvard Business School
ABOUT FINTECH AMERICAS

Now in its 5th Edition, Fintech Americas Bank is Latin America and the Caribbean’s premier banking transformation and innovation conference for C-Suite leaders seeking actionable strategies and insights into the latest trends and emerging innovations. Fintech Americas is focused on helping banks become more agile, knowledge and technology-driven companies that can effectively compete in the Fintech Age.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All information and data submitted will only be viewed by select Fintech Americas staff and the judging panel and will be treated with respect and confidentiality. Specifically:

All information provided for consideration of the Fintech Americas Top 25 Most Innovative Banker Awards will be treated as if available for public consumption. If there is a particular part or your entry that you would prefer not to be used, this should be explicitly clarified on the submission.

All entries will be stored securely on our website and access to these by Judges will be strictly monitored.

By entering the Fintech Americas Top 25 Most Innovative Bankers Award, financial institutions and related companies are authorizing the Fintech Americas organizers to use the data and certain visual materials submitted, for the purpose of the awards presentation.

FAQ

Where Can I access the nomination form?

You can access the nomination for the Fintech Americas Top 25 Most Innovative Bankers Awards here.

Can a Financial Institution submit more than one project?

Yes, as long as the innovation effort is separate and distinct from other submissions from the same institution.

What is the deadline to submit nomination forms?

All nominations for the Fintech Americas Top 25 Most Innovative Banker Awards must be completed by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Who can fill out the nomination form?

Qualifying financial institutions can self-nominate or are eligible for nomination from industry analysts, public relations firms and solutions providers.

How much does it cost to submit a nomination?

Participation in the Fintech Americas Top 25 Most Innovative Banker Award is Free.

How much information do I need to provide on the nomination form?
The nomination form will require:
  • Contact details on the person and institution being nominated as well as the person submitting the nomination.
  • Highlight what area of the business does the innovation impact
  • Details of the innovation:
    • The title of the innovation
    • Summary of the innovation
    • The impact of the innovation
    • The culture of innovation within the nominated financial services organization

You will have the option of including any supplemental information that further explains the innovation or its impact.

How are the winners selected?

The selection process involves a careful review of each submission by the Fintech Americas judging panel where a list of finalists will be selected. A second round of review will take place to select the winners.

What criteria will be used to assess nomination forms?

Judges will assess submissions on the following criteria:

  • How has the innovation transformed or propelled the innovation of the financial institution?
  • Is the innovation new to the market or region or does it materially advance an existing product service, technology or distribution strategy?
  • Has the Innovation created a unique value for the customer or institution?
  • Is the innovation scalable or has it created material efficiencies to the organization?
  • The effect or impact should be demonstrated through either quantitative data or qualitative evidence of success in any of the following ways: increases in revenue, customers, production/productivity, adoption, access, quality, balance sheet or decreases in risk, cost, fraud or inefficiencies.
  • Other considerations that will be taken into account will include any information on increased adoption rates of the product or service among existing customers or impact on brand, customer retention and even customer feedback.
When will the award winners be announced?

Fintech Americas Transformation and Innovation Award Winners will be announced on June 1, 2018.

The Award ceremony will take place at the Fintech Americas Bank Transformation and Innovation Conference on September 6-7, 2018 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

What do award winners receive?
  • Winners will receive complimentary registrations to Fintech Americas 2018 in the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida and recognition at the 2018 Fintech Americas Innovation Awards program.
  • Valuable Recognition & Promotion: Participation in the Fintech Americas Bank Transformation & Innovation Award offers an organization with internal affirmation of the significance of their work and an elevated status externally as a leader in banking transformation and innovation.
    • Additional promotion will include:
      • press release, video interviews, promotion through Fintech Americas digital channels and social media and the signature award.
Whom do I contact for more information?

For more information, contact Maria Mancuso at info@Fintechamericas.co subject: Award Submission

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