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WHAT: BAI’s Global Innovation Awards is the financial services industry’s premiere innovation honor.  Now in its eighth year, the program recognizes the leaders and forward-thinkers who are ushering the way to a new era in banking and positively impacting profitability, efficiency and customer experience.

WHEN: Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, April 20, 2018. Winners and finalists will be announced this summer and will then be celebrated at BAI Beacon, October 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

WHY: BAI Global Innovation Awards provide recognition and global visibility of groundbreaking achievements in financial services innovation worldwide.

CONTACT: Jennifer Divelbiss, 312-683-2346, jdivelbiss@bai.org

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MORE INFO: Download our 2018 Fact Sheet and Digital Flyer

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Awards Categories

This year’s program will explore advancements in artificial intelligence, innovative touchpoints, consumer experience and more. Organizations can submit up to five nominations per category.

2018 Award Categories:

  • Best Application of Data Analytics, AI or Machine Learning in a Product or Service (New)
  • Innovative Touchpoints and Connected Experiences (New)
  • Internal Process Innovation
  • Innovation in Societal and Community Impact
  • Human Capital Innovation
  • Innovation in Marketing
  • Innovation in Customer Experience (New)
  • Innovative Accelerator or Incubator
  • Honorable Mention: Wild Card (New)

Outstanding Achievement Awards:

  • Most Innovative Finserv of the Year
  • Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services
  • Outstanding Use of AI in Financial Services

Read full descriptions of all categories.


Judges

The awards are judged by the Innovation Circle, a panel of leading innovation experts from around the world, representing every major banking center.

Meet the members of our 2018 Innovation Circle.


Past Winners

The 2017 winners of the BAI Global Innovation Awards were recognized for demonstrated excellence in a variety of product, service and internal process areas and celebrated at BAI Beacon.

Learn about every 2017 winner and listen to them discuss the award-winning innovations in their own words.