Celebrating the World’s Leading Innovators in Financial Services

BAI’s Global Innovation Awards are a catalyst for innovation in the financial services industry worldwide. Since 2011, the program has connected forward-thinking organizations and leaders who are changing the face of the industry, and translated their innovations into actionable ideas for the U.S. market. To date, the program has received thousands of nominations from all over the world, becoming one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

The program recognizes the leaders and forward-thinkers ushering the way to a new era in banking. This year’s program will explore advancements in artificial intelligence, innovative touchpoints, customer experience and more.

2017 BAI Global Innovation Award Winners
BAI Global Innovation Awards Judges

BAI Beacon Innovation Series

Tuesday, October 9

Featured Speaker and Outstanding Achievement Awards
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 10

Innovation Knows No Boundaries
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Best in the U.S. from the BAI Global Innovation Awards
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 11

In Conversation with BAI Global Innovation Awards Winners & Finalists
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Innovation in Action: Q&A with the BAI Global Innovation Awards Judges
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Innovation Without Borders

Innovation is creating something new to deliver value. It is a key interest of financial services organizations around the globe, yet many are limited in their ability to deliver new business models, products and services, and depending on what market organizations are in, it may seem like what’s happening in another country is completely irrelevant.

This is not the case.

No matter the size of your organization or its available resources, there is always an opportunity to learn from the best and challenge the industry to do more.

This is what Innovation Without Borders is all about.

The BAI Global Innovation Awards will shine a light on what leading global financial services innovators are doing to deliver new value to customers and employees, and generate new profitability for their business. Beyond the "what" will be a focus on the "how," so practical takeaways can be applied to your business, whatever your functional role.

Today, innovation is everyone’s responsibility and BAI will connect you with thought leadership that will demonstrate how to do it right.


Applying Global Perspective and Best Practices

JP Nicols action shotBAI is pleased to announce JP Nicols will moderate the BAI Global Innovation Awards content at BAI Beacon. JP will guide attendees through why innovation matters and what makes the winning innovations meaningful to ensure you walk away with actionable ideas to take back to your organization.

A leader in the financial services industry for 20 years, JP's passion and expertise helps professionals of all levels understand the fundamentals of innovation and how to think beyond borders, and comfort levels, to unlock new value and drive innovation agendas forward.

JP is Managing Director at FinTech Forge, which helps financial institutions build and leverage their innovation capacity through strategic FinTech partnerships and investments. He was also a founder of the Bank Innovators Council, which is now as a part of Next Money, a global community committed to reinventing finance through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.