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28 Nov 2016

IDC Asia/Pacific Insights Opens Nominations for the Financial Insights Innovation Awards 2017

SINGAPORE, November 29, 2016 – The Financial Insights Innovation Awards (FIIA) returns for its 12th year and IDC Asia/Pacific has announced that nominations are now open until January 9, 2017. With nearly a hundred highly-qualified submissions put forward in 2016, the FIIA program continues to be one of the most sought-after awards in the industry.

Through the years, the FIIA maintains 11 disciplines in which FSIs have the opportunity to distinguish themselves, namely the following awards: A/P Leader in Corporate Banking; A/P Leader in Next Gen Security; A/P Leader in Business Agility; A/P Leader in Digital Banking; A/P Leader in Digital Payments; A/P Leader in Customer Insights; A/P Leader in Risk Management; A/P Leader in Digital Transformation; A/P Leader in Technology Excellence; A/P Leader in Customer Experience and the most coveted Best Bank in Asia Pacific. In enforcing the highest level of transparency and impartiality in the evaluation process, each submission is reviewed by domain leaders of IDC Financial Insights as well as a panel of independent judges composed of industry thought-leaders and veterans.

Sui-Jon Ho, Program Director for the FIIA, states “The growing disintermediation of traditional financial services is a symptom of a converging ecosystem. Tomorrow’s consumer offerings will be increasingly defined (and differentiated) by the underlying partnerships from which they are conceived, and no single enterprise can wholly own a value proposition.”

Ho continues, “Make no mistake; this is a favorable development. We have witnessed new models of collaboration previously thought impossible due to barriers in regulation, technology and culture. Today’s liberalized, unfettered environment is reflected in our FIIA submissions this year – the pursuit of innovation is now less defined by processes of the past, but by value exploration for the future.”

To nominate a project, simply fill out the submission form, which can be found in the link and send it to Deadline for submission of entries is on or before January 09, 2017.

The winners will be announced on 3rd March 2016 at the 2017 IDC Asian Financial Services Congress (AFSC) to be held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore.

Centered on the theme of ‘Trust’, the congress will feature Asia’s top financial institutions that have set new precedents in the use of technology to augment their business with truly leading-edge value propositions.

“As competitive threats persist, Asia’s FSIs are driven to evolve further, using early victories in Digital Transformation as foundations to push the boundaries of innovation,” says Michael Araneta, Associate Vice President, IDC Financial Insights.

To know more about the Financial Insights Innovation Awards, please contact Sui-Jon Ho To attend the Asian Financial Services Congress 2017, contact For media inquiries, please contact Tessa Rago or Alvin Afuang


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For more information, contact:

Theresa Rago
+65 91593053

Alvin Afuang
+63917 7974586

Sui-Jon Ho
+603 7663 2145