FIS’ annual internal global coding competition returns for the 6th year with the running of the Regional Round, May 9-11, 2018. FIS employees on teams from around the world will use emerging technology to develop new ways for meeting client challenges or improving business processes. Regional winners will go on to compete in the Final Round in September.
FIS employee from the 2017 champions, Ron Burgundy's News Team
When registration opens for FIS | InnovateIN48, FIS software programmers, developers and engineers around the world get ready -- and get their game on. Self-formed teams of three to five colleagues plunge head first into this fierce, yet friendly and fun competition. In 48 hours, they’ll ideate: identifying a problem or opportunity. They’ll prototype: developing the solution using the latest technology. They’ll pitch: presenting their ideas to expert FIS judges in the Regional Round. Regional winners go on to the finals, where they do it all again together in a world-class venue, where they’ll address a targeted challenge that solves an FIS client or business need. The winner in the Finals takes home the 2018 FIS | InnovaeIN48 trophy.
Ed Pankowski, FIS SVP & CTO, Digital Finance and Digital Payments, 2017 Regional Round Judge
After 48-hours of coding in the Regional Round, competitors present their ideas to FIS experts. Those who move on to the Finals, face a panel of judges made up of FinTech thought leaders from clients and the industry, as well as FIS technology leaders.
Microsoft has been a long-time contributor to the FIS | InnovateIN48 competition. We are grateful for their generous support, built on our enduring business relationship. To learn how your company can benefit from sponsoring FIS | InnovateIN48, contact us.
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