FIS | InnovateIN48

Motivate, Activate, Innovate

About InnovateIN48

FIS InnovateIN48, 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 great opportunities to work together, grow and learn while solving real business challenges for our clients using our digital innovation labs and creative ideation platforms, like Yammer.

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 423 participants. By the 2020 Regional Round, the event had grown more than threefold to 1,781 participants on 384 teams.

InnovateIN48 2021 Event Schedule

Regional Round 1: May 24-28

Regional Round 2: Sept. 13-17

Final Round: Oct. 25-29

Innovation Is Empowering
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 of the 2020 winning team, Gone FISing

FIS | InnovateIN48 2020 Results

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the 2020 InnovateIN48 competition, FIS colleagues mobilized quickly to work from home. That meant some fast thinking, adjustment and, ultimately, virtual collaboration for the 2020 InnovateIN48 Regional Round, which was held in June. All contestants worked from their home offices. The Finals, which were held in November, were also conducted virtually.