The Qorus-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards have been serving as a catalyst for innovation in the banking sector since their inception in 2013. The best innovations in each category will be recognized at a awards ceremony on 21 November. Here the best new ideas and practices that are transforming the industry for the benefit of banks and customers alike will be revealed. You can expect a highly interactive agenda with insights into winning innovations, pitches and live voting.

A Global Celebration of Innovation

The Qorus-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards celebrate the finest new innovations that are revolutionizing the industry. Your ideas are brought to life, making a significant impact and yielding tangible outcomes.

In 2023, the awards will culminate in a virtual awards ceremony where the top-3 innovations in each category will be recognized and rewarded. Winners will have the opportunity to share valuable insights regarding the crucial success factors during the conception, development, and implementation phases of their projects. Join us to witness world class innovation in action.

Date: Tuesday, 21 November
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 CET
Place: Online

Last year's ceremony highlights

Meet our judges

Senior bank executives from across the world decide on award-winning entries every year. Read more about our 2023 panel.

Josephine Baliah
Executive Head of Data Commercialisation


Elise Broumm
Head of Innovation


Pedro Cardoso
Chief Digital Officer, Retail Banking & Wealth Management

Emirates NBD

Deniz Cengiz
Co-founder and CEO


Titan Chia
Chief Technology Officer

CTBC Financial Holding Group

César Cundari
Director of Digital Channels & Solutions


Colin Dinn
Chief Digital Officer


Akash Dowra
Head of Technical Marketing

Discovery Bank

Yossi Erez
Head of Digital Banking

Israel Discount Bank

Eva Fernandez
Innovation Director


Alberto Fernandez Tomé
Head of New Revenue Streams & Partnerships


Marcelo Frontini
Executive Director

Banco Sofisa

Khatija Iffath
Head of Retail Transformation & Customer Experience

Kuwait International Bank

Santiago Jarrin
Vice President of Retail Banking

Banco Pichincha

Alex Jimenez
Chief Strategy Officer

Finalytics.ai and Extractable

Juan Jiménez Zaballos

Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem

Marcel Klaassen
General Manager: Business Banking Channels

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Dr. Bijna Kotak Dasani MBE, FRSA
Venture Capitalist & Entrepreneur


Sylwia Kulesza
Executive Vice President, Head of Innovation and Digital Strategy

Techcombank (TCB)

Joaquim Leal
Head of Digital Banking and Innovation

Millennium BCP

Nora A Manaf
Group Chief Human Capital Officer/Group EXCO


Renato Mansur
Head of Digital Channels & CX


Pedro Mira Vaz
Head of Strategic Marketing


Sagheer Mufti
Chief Operating Officer


Natascia Noveri
Head of Innovation & Processes

Intesa Sanpaolo

Krzysztof Pałuszyński
Deputy Director of Digital Relations Department


Han Peng Kwang
Chief Executive Officer

Wing Bank

Maurizio Poletto
Chief Platform Officer

Erste Group

Nuria Rocamora


Pablo Ruiz Correa
Head of Digital Transformation and Innovation

Banco Cooperativo Group

Manuel Santiago

City Savings Bank

Deepak Sharma
President & Chief Digital Officer

Kotak Mahindra Bank

Dinesh Sharma
General Manager & Regional Head of Wealth & Personal Banking, EMEA


Nicole Stroj
Head of Organisational Innovation

Raiffeisen Bank International

Zakaria Talbi
Innovation Director

Credit Agricole du Maroc

Mamoun Tahri
Head of Business Intelligence and Sustainability

Bank of Africa

Indra Utoyo
President Director

Allo Bank

Camilo Velasquez
Head of Open Innovation and Strategic Alliances


Bartosz Zborowski
Head of Innovation and Remote Channels

Bank Pekao S.A.

Stergios Zlatanos
Director, Small Business Segment

Piraeus Bank

This year's categories

Beyond Core Banking Offerings

Creative new products that change the bank’s business model and expand or redefine its role. These novel offerings may be developed and distributed by the bank alone or with ecosystem partners in other industries. They may either be stand-alone banking products or be incorporated into broader, more diverse non-financial offerings.

#Ecosystems #Marketplaces #Superapps #NewProducts #OpenBanking #API #EmbeddedFinance #NewBusinessModels

Core Offering Innovation

Breakthrough concepts that dramatically enhance, transform, or tailor them to specific market segments. This could include traditional banking products such as credit, payments and advice.

#ValueAddedServices #NicheOrientedOffering #DigitalPlatform #MobilePayments #InvisiblePayments #CryptoCurrency #BuyNowPayLater #OperationalExcellence

Future Workforce

Changes to work, the workforce and the employee experience. This includes the use of data, technology and new approaches to how employees are supported by machines and upskilled, and how work is organized, performed, measured and managed.

#WorkforceEmpowerment #EmployeeExperience #Learning #DigitalHR #AgileWorkforce #Automation #HumanAICollaboration

Neobanks & Specialized Players

The creation and/or application of innovative technology that substantially enhances customers’ banking experience and/or develops new sources of revenue for the industry. This category is reserved for banking start-ups and spinoffs, and technology firms working within the banking industry, whose innovations are stage-one funded, have a market release proposition, and/or have completed a successful market proof of concept.

#Fintech #Attackers #Neobanks #PlatformBanks #IncumbentsThatLaunchNeobanks

Reimagining the Customer Experience

Significant enhancements in the bank’s marketing, sales and distribution, and its management of customer channels, communications, engagement and relationships.

#DistributionModelInnovation #DigitalTransformation #DigitalSales #NewBranchLayout #SocialSales #BrandAwareness #ArtificialIntelligence #CustomerAnalytics #DataDrivenPersonalization #PhygitalDistribution


Social, Sustainable & Responsible Banking

Innovations that advance the bank’s social purpose and its commitment to being a good corporate citizen and a true ally of its customers.

#UniversalDesign #BarrierFreeBanking #FinancialInclusion #FinancialLitteracy #MicroCredit #SocialCrowdfunding #GreenBanking #Transparency #SocialImpact #EnvironmentalImpact


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