• The 2018 Call for Submissions is Open!

    Each year, hundreds of financial institutions from around the world compete for the industry’s premiere innovation honor, the BAI Global Innovation Awards. Now in its eighth year, the program recognizes the leaders and forward-thinkers ushering the way to a new era in banking. Does your organization have what it takes to be a top innovator? This year’s program will explore advancements in artificial intelligence, innovative touchpoints, customer experience and more. Submit your nominations by April 13, 2018.

Award Recipients – 2017






Innovation Center Intesa Sanpaolo

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Judging Panel Spotlight

AlexSionAlex Sion, GM, Mobile Channel, JPMorgan Chase: "The hardest aspect of innovation—and the highest bar—is re-framing the competitive or market landscape. Re-framing the game is the only way innovators and innovations have any chance of lasting impact against incumbents or traditional ways of doing things."

Adrian LiAdrian Li, Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive, The Bank of East Asia: "Innovation is the motor of change for financial services. It drives our industry forward by addressing customer needs, improving efficiency, and opening new avenues for business. That's why we need to recognize fresh, daring ideas which demonstrate real value."

Ricardo CamposRicardo Campos, Senior Director for Digital Banking, Bank Millennium S.A.: "Innovation is about creating something new that will satisfy a need and can be developed at an economical cost. Therefore, innovation is about the future, not the present. It is about understanding future customer needs as they evolve in an increasingly connected world."