FIS’ annual internal global coding competition returns for the 6th year. 67 competitors on 14 teams from around the world will meet in Atlanta, GA for the Final Round September 11-13, 2018, having earned their place by winning a top spot in the Regional Round held in May.
This year’s Final Round challenge is unlike any before. The Finalists will use technology to solve a social, humanitarian, scientific or philanthropic challenge. The theme “Innovation Empowering Hope” is where FIS’ commitment to innovation meets our commitment to giving back.
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 judges. Regional winners go on to the finals, where they do it all again together in a world-class venue, where they’ll address a new targeted challenge. The winner in the Finals takes home the 2018 FIS | InnovateIN48 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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