About InnovateIN48

FIS InnovateIN48, the FIS’ internal innovation competition, is all about experiential learning and harnessing emerging technology. This annual competition nurtures and celebrates our culture of innovation, keeping us on top of industry trends to better serve our clients.

A Culture of Innovation

FIS InnovateIN48 is a companywide celebration of our culture of innovation. It provides employees a great opportunity to work together to grow and learn using our digital innovation labs and collaborative platforms like Idea Hub, Yammer and Teams.

High Intensity and Team-spirited

48 hours to collaborate, 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!

Growth of the Event

The number of participants has grown year over year since the event began in 2013 with just over 400 participants. By the end of the 2022 competition, more than 10,000 colleagues have participated in InnovateIN48 in the 10 years of this event at FIS.

Watch the video to see what FIS | InnovateIN48 is all about.

  • 2022

    Celebrating 10 years of InnovateIN48, first Client Edition event, and first Partner Edition event
  • 2021

    Final Round
    94 competitors on 20 teams
  • 2021

    Regional Rounds
    1,200 participants on 265 teams around the world
  • 2013

    Inaugural year of event with 423 participants

Introducing INNOVATEIN48 Partner Edition

On August 26, we invited APAC startups to ideate solutions around the themes of data innovation, AI in Fintech, and digital assets. The energy was high and the participants were passionate at solving current industry challenges.

Operational Efficiencies

Ralph Breaks the Internet (India)
Their solution is a bot that will keep our OSS libraries updated automatically, reduce developers' manual efforts and easily integrate into existing DevOps

Products & Features

Merchant Marauders (US)
Their solution is an easy and quick solution for the payout of tips without cash. The application has a simple and easy enrollment process for employees during onboarding and allows the employee to receive a standard FIS prepaid debit card that is usable at ATM, POS or online.

Operational Efficiencies

Turing (India)
Their solution uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation to reduce the MTTR by 20%, ultimately resulting in client satisfaction.

Products & Features

Voxels (US & India)
Their solution allows teams to upgrade existing solutions in FIS with new technology to deliver faster solutions more broadly across products, resulting in a faster time to market. Their solution also helps deliver incremental value with features-as-a-service to clients through a strategy called Micro-frontends and Module Federation.

Operational Efficiencies

NBF (Serbia)
Their solution would provide security using Solana blockchain technology and Phantom wallet to log in users and will leverage crypto wallet security for our clients.

Products & Features

Team Vikings (India)
Their solution is a platform to enable communities to request funds for their sustainable projects. It also enables investors and banks to have complete traceability of their green fund usage, project status, returns and carbon offset and enables banks to tap into ‘green funds,’ which are expected to grow into the trillions by 2030.

For me, InnovateIN48 has always been an exciting competition, especially if you get to the Finals. InnovateIN48 allows you to come up with new ideas and implement them. It’s also a great way to work with different people and see what else people are working on. It’s a lot of hard work, however, so worth it. Being fortunate to have won the competition once was just the cherry on top.”
– Paul Williams, Team Captain