BAI Global Innovation Awards Media



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: The submission period for the 2019 BAI Global Innovation Awards will open in early 2019.

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

CONTACT: Jennifer Divelbiss, 312-683-2346,

MEDIA PASS: Submit a request for a complimentary media pass.  

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.

2019 Award Categories:

  • Best Application of Advanced Technology in a Product or Service
  • Innovative Touchpoints & Connected Experiences
  • Internal Process Innovation
  • Human Capital Innovation
  • Innovation in Societal and Community Impact
  • Innovation in Marketing
  • Innovation in Customer Experience
  • Innovative Accelerator or Incubator
  • Business Model Innovation (New)
  • RegTech Innovation (New)

Outstanding Achievement Awards:

  • Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year
  • Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services
  • Outstanding FinTech Achievement
  • Most Innovative Community Banking Initiative 
  • Most Innovative Growth Initiative

Read full descriptions of all categories.


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 2019 Innovation Circle.

Past Winners

The 2018 winners of the BAI Global Innovation Awards were recognized for demonstrating excellence in a variety of product, service and internal process areas.

Learn about every 2018 winner and their award-winning innovations.