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2019 promises to be a year we the culmination of some key technologies – from AI and machine learning, to design thinking and the cloud. Central banks have an obligation and opportunity to explore the potential of new technologies as the financial sector continues evolve and adapt to growing consumer demands and complex risks. For more information about entering, please visit how to enter.

 

Official sector awards

Global impact award

This award will look to celebrate a central bank or another financial supervisor/regulator which has shown true innovation and development across the entire FinTech and/or RegTech sector.

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Pioneer award

Awarded to an individual or project team within a central bank or another financial regulator who has fuelled innovation and development within their institution in the realm of FinTech.

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Techforward award

Entries should be based upon a speech, research paper or project from a central bank, regulator or supervisor, which explores a ‘forward looking’ concept relating to FinTech and/or RegTech.

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Sandbox Initiative

Entries should include details of an incubator, sandbox, accelerator or equivalent which has fostered the development of FinTech and/or RegTech within the central bank community and wider financial system.

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Cyber resilience initiative

The winning entry will include details of an initiative introduced by a central bank, regulator or supervisor which has improved the cyber resilience of said institution, focusing on improved detection and overall system security.

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Distributed ledger initiative

The winning entry should describe the DLT project in detail and explain the product's or project's applicability to central banking, regulatory and/or supervisory processes, focusing on the benefits accruing to the institution which has implemented the solution.

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Data management initiative

Entries should be initiatives implemented within a regulator/supervisor which are designed to standardise and store all data types, allowing for its sharing and retrieval across multiple business lines. The winning entry will also provide details on the benefits it has provided to the institution.

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Artificial intelligence initiative

To be awarded to a central bank, regulator or supervisor who has integrated artificial intelligence into their day to day process. Entries should include details of the initiative and how it has improved processes within the institution.

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Cloud computing initiative - New!

The winning entry will provide evidence of a central bank initiative which integrates cloud technology into the institutions daily processes, focusing on efficiency of traditional practices.

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Practitioner awards

Global FinTech Provider of the Year

This award will go to a FinTech firm which has proven itself a leader in the market in terms of providing solutions to central banks to help streamline processes to ensure a sounder financial system. Entries should include details of a number of initiatives and/or products which have aided central banks/regulators/supervisors streamline their processes.

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Global RegTech Provider of the Year

This award will go to a RegTech firm which has proven itself a leader in the market in terms of providing solutions to central banks to help streamline processes to ensure a sounder financial system. Entries should include details of a number of initiatives and/or products which have aided central banks/regulator/supervisors streamline their processes.

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Data Analytics Provider

Entrants should demonstrate the extent to which their solution helps central banks manage and utilise large data volumes to identify trends and correlations, especially when it comes to assisting with decision-support functions and risk management initiatives.

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PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

Entries should include details of the system (payments processed per second, technical infrastructure etc.) and how the inclusion of the solution has benefitted the overall payments network. Entries from organisations which see themselves as a payment, settlement, clearing provider will be considered.

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DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

The winning entry in this category should describe the DLT project in detail and explain the product's or project's applicability to a central bank’s, regulator’s and/or supervisor’s processes, focusing on the benefits accruing to the institutions which implement such platforms/products.

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TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER FOR FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Entrants should show how their solution has helped central banks improve financial inclusion within their specific country, with a focus on an improvement in the number of people who have access to basic financial services and/or new and innovative ways to engage the public in central banking activities.

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RISK MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

This category focuses on the platforms or tools which allow central banks, regulators and/or supervisors to facilitate market surveillance and allows organisations to actively monitor traders' activities in real time to ensure they comply with regulatory and client mandates.

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ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

This category will be awards to the technology provider who not only illustrates the extent of its AML solution, but how its applicability to central banks’ mission to reduce financial crime by way of the tool being implemented in a live environment.

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CLOUD SERVICES PROVIDER

The winning entry must explain how cloud services have enhanced business processes across the central bank, regulator and/or supervisor and must provide examples of specific use-cases within regulators/supervisors.

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CYBER SECURITY PROVIDER

Entrants must provide evidence of how their solution improved the cyber resilience of a central bank, regulator and/or supervisor, focusing on enhanced detection and overall system security. The winning entry will also include details of how the solution operates within internal systems.

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TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER FOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

The winning solution will reduce compliance costs, assist in the transition towards standardised and automated reporting, and help close the gap between regulatory expectation and interpretation.

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MACHINE LEARNING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROVIDER

This category will be awarded to the technology provider that not only illustrates the extent of its machine learning technology, but crucially also illustrates its applicability to central banks, regulators and/or supervisors by way of the platform/tool being implemented in a live, production environment.

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DATA MANAGEMENT PROVIDER FOR REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Entries should be technologies designed to standardise and store all data types, allowing for its sharing and retrieval across multiple business lines through enterprise application integration. It should also illustrate how the technology has aided with various compliance functions at either banks and/or regulators.

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CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

The winner of this award will provide a technological solution to streamline currency processes. Entries will consider printing, counterfeit detection, sorting, distribution and analytics tools.

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TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

The winner of this category, through a consultancy or advisory services, will have assisted central banks, regulators and/or supervisors in the implementation of Fintech solutions with a focus on helping the institution overcome specific problems.

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