Tech Projects Awards 2018 – Open for entry

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Now in its 16th year, The Banker Tech Projects Awards continues to go from strength to strength, recognising the best innovation in financial technology across 14 categories. The Banker invites entries for the Tech Project Awards 2018 from around the world. Projects must illustrate the innovative, transformational and creative use of technology, regardless of size. Banks, technology providers and professional service firms all have a chance to be recognised by an international judging panel and celebrated by their peers. Entry forms should be completed and submitted to by Monday, May 14th, 2018

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  • Simon Bailey, director and founder of Finarchy, is an independent payments advisor with more than 25 years’ experience.
  • David Bannister, principal analyst at Ovum and ex-editor of Banking Technology, has been writing about financial services technology for 30 years.
  • Dr Louise Beaumont is a strategic adviser at Publicis.Sapient and co-chair of the Open Banking and Payments Working Group for techUK. She also acts as an investor in and adviser to fintechs.
  • Oliver Bussmann, founder and CEO of Bussmann Advisory and former chief information officer of UBS and SAP Group, advises enterprises, top-tier consultancies and financial services companies looking to stay ahead of the digital disruption curve.
  • Jost Hoppermann, vice-president, principal analyst, serving application development and delivery professionals at Forrester Research, is an expert on a number of architecture and technology topics in global banking.
  • Carmina Lees is a managing director at Accenture within financial services. Previously, she was at IBM for 19 years in various roles, most recently as vice president of IBM’s cybersecurity business in the UK and Ireland.
  • Liz Lumley is a global specialist commentator on global financial technology. She has spent more than 20 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as managing director at Startupbootcamp fintech London.
  • Joy Macknight is deputy and technology editor at The Banker.
  • Virginie O’Shea is a research director with Aite Group, heading up the institutional securities and investments practice and covering data management, collateral management, legal entity onboarding, and post-trade technology.
  • Catherine Sherwin heads AlixPartners’ UK digital practice and has significant experience working within the financial services sector and beyond.
  • Chris Skinner is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the, and author of Digital Bank, ValueWeb and its new sequel Digital Human.
  • David Williams is a partner in EY’s banking and capital markets technology advisory team, based in London.
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