FIS takes technology very seriously. It’s in our DNA and our culture, and our FIS Guiding Principles inspire our employees to think big and act boldly to reinvent the financial world of tomorrow.
The thing I love most about our internal tech competition, InnovateIN48, is how it brings together some of the brightest minds in the Fintech industry and provides them the opportunity to collaborate and develop game-changing approaches for our clients and our industry. It’s the ultimate employee experience for a ‘techie.
As a judge, to hear the excitement in the voices of the participants when they presented at FIS InnovateIN48 brought a smile to my face. The confidence, goodwill and experience that people gain from implementing new technologies to drive innovative solutions at FIS InnovateIN48 cannot be overstated.
San Francisco, CA (home of “The Garage” – our Bay-area innovation lab)
The FIS InnovateIN48 hackathon is an opportunity for me to imagine new possibilities, and then make that dream a reality. We vision, imagine, brain-storm, learn, hack, build, present – all in collaborative 48 hours – to define new meanings for innovation and explore trending technologies.
FIS InnovateIN48 underscores FIS’ commitment to one of its core values – Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit – to think big and act boldly to reinvent the financial world for our clients’ benefit.
Demonstrating innovation and collaboration leading into change and transformation - in the number one FinTech company in the world.
The FIS InnovateIN48 is a time out of the time, an opportunity to only think innovation, imagination, and creativity. I like challenges that take me out of my comfort zone and that’s the spirit of the InnovateIN48. Our team was from marketing, customer support and DevOps. That composition worked like magic, and I think this is the way to drive innovation, when different profiles from the same organization comes together and think “What can we do different?”. The InnovateIN48 is an opportunity to apply the “Why Not” ideas, show the talent that’s in each one of us and moreover inspire other colleagues and contribute in rising high the FIS Brand as an Innovative and Creative Company.
St. Petersburg, FL
FIS InnovateN48 is an important open forum of leading edge, high powered technologists fully engaged in helping our people create real world solutions. Fostering teamwork and creativity, and reinforced by FIS Guiding Principles, our forums keep FIS on top of the Financial Technology industry. #paymentspride
InnovateIN48 is an opportunity to learn new skills/development languages, foster new relationships and put new ideas into action. Putting the prospect of winning aside, I see the 48 hours as an opportunity to create or even reinvent something for the greater good of the end user. If a solution can be feasibly delivered while making the user more productive or satisfied, then it delivers value to the organization.
The FIS | InnovateIN48 event was a germ of an idea planted in 2013, with a single round of competition at the regional level. It’s blossomed and grown over time into a world-wide, annual competition. Since then, it’s been welcomed each year with unbridled enthusiasm, more and more participants and the addition of new, creative touches. The name may have changed over the years, but the focus has remained fixed on innovation.
First enterprise-wide, company technology innovation event
425 participants competed in 5 regions
Global Final Round added to the Regional Round
Regional Round: 115 teams
Final Round in London’s Emirates stadium
Challenge: mixing social media and trade data to detect trading violations
Points awarded for application security
Regional Round: 68 teams with 298 participants
Final Round in Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium
Challenge: Big data analytics
First event with employees competing from both FIS and SunGard
Regional Round: 237 teams with 1,059 participants
Final Round in Singapore’s Marina Bay