Celebrating the World’s Leading Innovators in Financial Services

Submissions Opening Summer 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic business challenges financial services leaders are facing, BAI is delaying the call for submissions to this summer so leaders can focus on short-term priorities to protect and serve their employees and customers. Through these challenging times, we are already seeing inspiring innovations and unique collaborations. We look forward to collecting and celebrating innovations of many kinds at the appropriate time. If you have any questions about the BAI Global Innovation Awards or other BAI products and services, please email [email protected].

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2019 Winners

2019 Finalists

2020 Judges


Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

Judging Panel Spotlight

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AlexSionAlex Sion, Head of D10X, Global Consumer Banking, Citi Ventures: “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, CEO, Activo Bank:
“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.”