FIS | InnovateIN48 2020

Connected Innovation

About the 2020 Event

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, FIS colleagues mobilized quickly to work from home, pivoting to virtual collaboration with remarkable success. We didn’t skip a beat in supporting our clients to keep their essential businesses running.

We’ll apply that same spirit and capability to InnovateIN48 2020 – the eighth annual FIS internal technology innovation competition. Over 390 teams from across the globe will collaborate virtually from their respective locations in this year’s Regional Round, June 3-5.

Like a “Hackathon” or “Codeathon,” the event is designed to produce tangible new ideas and solutions to enhance FIS’ offerings. It underscores our commitment to our people, giving them the opportunity to grow and learn with their peers through collaborative and innovative thinking -- in a high-spirited and fun way.

A Culture of Innovation

InnovateIN48 celebrates our culture of innovation. It shows our commitment to giving our people the opportunity to experiment, grow and learn through this event along with our digital innovation labs, collaborative ideation platforms like Yammer, and much more.

High Intensity and Team-spirited

48 hours to create and code – uninterrupted. Competitors are inspired by teammates and other FIS peers cheering them on via social media, as they strive for the coveted trophy and bragging rights to the No. 1 spot in InnovateIN48!

Advancing Our Offerings

In the Regional Round, using emerging technologies of their choice, teams will have 48 hours to develop and prototype an idea to enhance an FIS solution or process.
InnovateIN48 brings out the best, most creative and inventive spirit in our people. Their energy and enthusiasm are inspiring. The teams do an incredible job of researching and leveraging new technologies that lead to invaluable outcomes – new ideas, highly evolved skills and intellectual capital that we later apply to our products and solutions.”
– Ido Gileadi, CEVP, FIS Technology Shared Services and InnovateIN48 Executive Sponsor

FIS | InnovateIN48 2020

Over 390 teams from across the globe will compete in the Regional Round June 3-5, 2020

Innovation Is Empowering

2019 Final Round Winners

In 2019, three teams made it to the champions’ podium at the end of the Final Round for their winning concepts aimed at re-imagining FIS solution features and functions.
Participating in InnovateIN48 is the highlight of our year on so many levels. It takes us away from our day jobs to focus on topics that we usually don’t have time for. We get to collaborate within our team, while also interacting with the other teams, and seeing what they have come up with. The camaraderie, the spirit of innovation, and the sense of achievement remain with you long after the event. Hoisting the trophy is only a small part of the experience – everyone who participates is a winner.”
– Cipherpunx, InnovateIN48 global 2019 competition winners