THINK, INNOVATE AND CREATE
23-24 September 2017, Zagreb
Get ready to discover new ways of banking!
Join Novathon #withPBZ, a 24-hour innovative marathon to create cutting-edge applications for responsive, mobile and branch banking!
If you are a web designer, a developer, a marketing specialist or a university student in a related field, it’s your time to set free your creative spirit and help us kick-starting the development of new banking solutions!
Form teams, collaborate with recognized mentors and present your invention to acknowledges judges who will award the most promising ideas with great prizes.
Stay tuned and check back here often not to miss any new information about the event!
Be sure to register early and take your chance to participate!
+1 co-creation day at the Visa Innovation Center (London)
(offered by Generali osiguranje d.d.)
+ 2 tickets for Finnovate Europe 2018 (London)
(offered by Visa)
The above mentioned amounts are gross of any tax, fee, contribution, levy, cost, duty, burden of any nature imposed to the winner, as well as to the awarding party in accordance with the applicable legislation.
Participation at Novathon #withPBZ is free, but spots are limited, so be quick to register!
Have a knack for solving challenges? Put yourself to the test in one of the topics below and help us creating a new killer application!
Are you in? Register and work on your bright ideas in a great team of like-minded people!
- Build appealing features which make payments fast, engaging and fun.
- Meet the needs of today’s sharing economy, via social media usage, producing Person 2 Person and Person 2 Group solutions for payments.
- Enhance the shopping experience by identifying possible one-stop-shop solutions that offer the same instant and efficient practice to the customers, regardless of whether they are online or on-site.
Digital Wealth Management
- Develop financial advisory models that can be introduced and become a significant part of digital channels.
- Build interesting and interactive features that can transform the investment area from plain numbers and titles into a comprehensive and engaging platform in order to improve the finances of customers.
- Create a unique and personalized digital experience based on the needs of affluent customers.
- Reinvent the branches with innovative digital features that offer the customers an easy and exciting experience, making the branch as fun and smart as the digital channels are.
- Help us creating and developing “signature” experiences and new sources of value for the customers that attend branches.
- Develop digital tools that can assist branch personnel in their everyday job.
- Develop bridge solutions between the physical and the virtual world of finances.
- Explore the world of video banking that can help customers performing transactions or completing a sales process.
- Automate processes by maintaining the human touch. Define the best mix between natural language processing, semantic search or knowledge base and propose a right blend between channels through which banks can manage customer interactions.
- Explore new ways of relationship with consumers, not only by offering standard products but also by delivering value at each step of the daily customer journey outside banking.
- Inspire banks using all relevant data to impact customer behavior through habit pattern analysis and therefore to deliver a personalized digital experience with appropriate and relevant offers/products.
- Reveal patterns that are relevant to customers and give them possibility to respond immediately through engaging actions.
Big financial data
- Rely on a prepared big data set to implement innovative features
- Use machine learning algorithms to offer a better user experience and better understanding of users' needs
- Produce stunning data visualizations to engage people and to better support business decision makers
They will join us to inspire you and to help you exploiting your full potential.
Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum: the Financial Services Club. He is on the Advisory Boards of many companies including Innovate Finance, Moven and Meniga, and has been voted one of the most influential people in banking and fintech.
Matteo Rizzi has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years. He knows how to bridge traditional banking with new or disruptive technologies, because he understands both. He is the founder of swiftcommunity.net and the Innotribe Startup Challenge and the co-founder of Innotribe and www.FinTechStage.com. For three years in a row (2014-2016), Financial News nominated Matteo as one of the “40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe” and Bank Innovation named him one of the “30 Innovators to watch shaping the industry” in 2014.
Nenad Bakić is a Croatian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, currently mostly focused on digital transformation in education – founder of IRIM, the leading organisation in introducing STEM education in the region. Mathematician, with careers in science, digital media, finance and human resources. Serial founder, with multiple successful exits. Companies he founded and still owns are the market leaders in their respective markets. As investor in public companies, he is the most prominent deep-value, long-term activist investor in Croatia.
Maurice works at the crossroads of Intesa Sanpaolo foreign banks where business strategy, technology, consumer marketing and service design get together and he deals with defining the entire Banking Digital strategy and coordinating the implementation of multichannel projects across the International Subsidiary network of 10 countries. He collaborates with different Banking Innovation communities within European area.
Dinko Lucić has been a member of the Management Board of Privredna banka Zagreb since 2009. He is the Head of the Retail Division and is responsible for coordinating the companies of the PBZ Group in the areas of retail banking and credit card business. Over the course of his business career, Mr. Lucić has held several functions at Privredna banka Zagreb and the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, and has also served on the Management Board of another Intesa Sanpaolo Group member, the Slovak VUB Bank, from 2007 to 2009. He was born in 1971 and graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb. He has completed the General Management Program and obtained the Certified International Retail Banker qualification from the Retail Banking Academy.
Mario Jurišić has been a member of the Management Board of PBZ Card since the beginning of 2008. He is responsible for card business development, issuing and acquiring domains, including new product development, sales and marketing. He began his career in 1998 in Privredna banka Zagreb and from the beginning played active role in establishing and development of card business with MasterCard and Visa card payment schemes. In the beginning of 2003 he became Deputy Director in Card Business Development, responsible for acquiring and product development. With the integration of PBZ Group card business into PBZ Card, on January 1, 2006 he became the Executive Director of Product Development, Marketing and Sales Division in PBZ Card. He was born in 1971 and graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Zagreb and is currently finishing Presidential MBA Programme at IEDC Bled School of Management. He has completed the Strategic Management Programme in organization of Management Centre Europe and many others.
During his 16-year professional career, Andrej gained extensive experience in card business, working both for the bank and its card processing centre, serving as well several other banks on the Slovenian market. Initially, he contributed significantly to the launch of some first of a kind products related to card payments on the market. Most recently he is dedicated to the implementation of the bank’s digital agenda thru its distribution channels, currently focusing on smart payments.
Davor is Agile Coach and Enterprise Architect with 20 years of experience in software development industry. He went through every stage of the process, from software development to software and system architecture and even project management. Always close to end customers, he often took actions in business development, sales and presales.
Evgueny has been with BIR from 2006 as the head of e-channels covering Retail, SME, Corporate, e-fraud management, e-commerce, etc..He is a PhD holder in Technical sciences and a MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School (England).
Helena Hržić Pintar
The main task of Multichannel Office is to provide customers with functional and contemporary banking services through the internet and mobile channels. Being in charge, Helena is also responsible for Intesa Sanpaolo multichannel project implementation in Privredna banka Zagreb. The opportunity to combine her respective experience in traditional retail banking with the recent achievements in digital technology, makes her current position one of the most interesting business challenges.
Inga is lead software engineer on reporting systems and administration applications for Intesa Sanpaolo multichannel internet banking project. Her main interest is in the area of business inteligence and machine learning.
Ivan is software developer with more than four years of enterprise software experience under his belt. He enjoys playing with mobile and web development, and learning about functional and reactive programming.
Ivan Krnić is Agile Coach and Software Development Technical Manager at CROZ. His specialities are banking and insurance systems, as well as portal and ECM solutions. Hopeless sucker for startup ideas. In love with agile approach, he is helping teams unleash their full potential. His secret superpowers include fixing remote controls and assembling Ikea wardrobes.
Graduated on University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. A senior software developer in PBZ bank since 2011, he started working as Java developer, supporting and developing internet banking. Currently, he's developing in Java, the new generation of internet banking for the banks of Intesa Sanpaolo Group.
Matej is a software developer with nine years of experience of working on several large scale retail applications in PBZ. He enjoys reading about new languages, frameworks and technologies and spends way too much time on Hacker News.
Peter is dreamer who wants to change the world around himself. He is responsible for the digital transformation of a major Hungarian bank, CIB Bank, member of the Intesa Sanpaolo group.CIB Bank was the first to launch the new concept mobile app of Intesa Sanpaolo, winning Best Mobile Banking App prize in MasterCard Bank of the Year Awards. Peter is enthusiastic about helping the new generation to implement their ideas.
Prije nego što je postala članica Intesa Sanpaolo Banke Bosne i Hercegovine 2015. godine, Rialda je stekla bogato iskustvo u dvije velike banke u Bosni i Hercegovini. Njezin prvi zadatak u Intesa Sanpaolo Banci BiH bio je u Odjelu za affluent i private klijente, a bila je i koordinatorica za implementaciju projekta novog organizacijskog modela za poslovanje karticama ISBD-a.
Responsible for the strategy definition and managing business development and maintenance of Bank’s Multichannel solutions, she has managed a number of projects within the bank including launch of the mobile banking. She has been involved as a jury member and mentor in a number of events within Albania promoting young entrepreneurs such as Competition of Young Entrepreneurs, Regional Innovation Camp organized by Junior Achievement and Startup Live Tirana. Xhilda holds a Master Degree in Public Administration but strongly believes that the best results comes from experience, will and the right attitude.
Zorana has over 14 years of experience in digital banking and is one of the pioneers of e-banking in Serbia. She spent the first 12 years of banking experience in IT, successfully leading numerous projects in the digital banking area. She introduced the first Mobile banking app on Serbia in 2010 and the first Digital wallet in 2016. With a strong IT background and wide business knowledge, she is also a member of e-government association, working actively with other professionals from banking and corporate world on the digitalization of Serbia.
20+ years of experience in software development. Currently a team leader at project Digical in PBZ. Zvone is an agile guy. Until now, he trained 200+ people to adopt agile and lean development.As a Novathon mentor, he will try to keep you on track and help you out to deliver your ideas.
Innovation Center of Intesa Sanpaolo
In 2014 Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the top banking groups in the euro zone and the leader in Italy in all business areas, established the Innovation Center as a hub of its initiatives related to the open innovation sector and appointed Maurizio Montagnese, the Group’s Chief Innovation Officer. The Innovation Center collaborates with several international Incubator and Accelerator programs, based in London, Singapore, Tel Aviv, New York and in other countries that are focused on fintech and innovation topics. Furthermore, Intesa Sanpaolo supports innovative startups through its Venture Capital Funds.
- 08:30 – 09:30 Registration
- 09:30 – 10:00 Welcome speech
Dinko Lucić (PBZ), Maurice Lisi (Intesa Sanpaolo)
- 10:00 – 11:00 Briefing
- 11:00 – 11:30 Team setup
- 11:30 Start coding
- 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
- 14:00 Coding
- 16:00 – 16:30 Motivational speech*
- 18:00 – 18:30 Motivational speech
- 19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
- 20:00 – 20:30 Motivational speech*
- 22:00 – 22:30 Motivational speech*
- 00:00 – 00:30 Motivational speech*
- 01:00 – 02:00 Game competition
- 02:00 – 06:00 Night coding
- 06:00 – 06:30 Motivational speech*
- 08:00 – 08:30 Motivational speech*
- 08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast
- 10:00 – 10:45 Motivational speech
Matteo Rizzi (FinTechStage)
- 11:30 Stop coding
- 11:30 – 12:15 Motivational speech
Chris Skinner (The Finanser), Maurice Lisi (Intesa Sanpaolo)
- 12:15 – 14:00 Pitch presentations
- 14:00 – 15:00 Awards ceremony & Goodbye lunch
*Speaker will be announced soon.
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