BAI Honors 10 Companies and 10 Rising Star Leaders as Winners in the 2022 BAI Global Innovation Awards
BAI, a nonprofit independent organization that delivers the most actionable insights in financial services, has named ten organizational winners and one honorable mention for the 2022 BAI Global Innovation Awards. Ten individuals were also named BAI Rising Stars. The awards are the industry’s leading program celebrating achievements in innovation, such as pursuing bold solutions for improving customer experience; implementing advanced technologies; and improving the lives of employees, customers, and communities.
Winners were selected by the BAI Innovation Circle, a panel of distinguished judges from around the world who are at the forefront of innovation in the financial services sector. Collectively, the winners represent outstanding contributions by teams and individuals and showcase inspiration from around the world. These global trailblazers have successfully designed and delivered innovations that positively improved customer relationships and served their communities in powerful ways.
“Innovation is a significant driver of the impact that successful financial services companies have on their customers and communities. The industry continues to bring powerful new approaches and solutions to better meet customer needs in new and different ways,” said Debbie Bianucci, president and CEO of BAI and Innovation Circle Judge. “The companies and individuals recognized this year were particularly creative and focused on addressing practical issues that made meaningful improvements for customers and employees.”
The 2022 BAI Global Innovation Award Winners and Honorable Mention are:
Banco Popular (Puerto Rico)
Innovation in Learning & Development
Innovation: Talent Lab & Skills Accelerator
Bank of America (USA)
Innovation in Digital Security
Innovation: Bank of America Security Center
Dreams Technology (United Kingdom)
Innovation in Digital Financial Planning
Innovation: Dreams ESG Innovation
Innovation in Digital Commercial Financing
Innovation: GROWSARI.com, Powering the Digital Economy of the Philippines
Money Management International, Inc. (USA)
Innovation in Community Disaster Recovery
Innovation: Project Porchlight by MMI
MVB Bank (USA)
Innovation in Commercial Banking Onboarding Experience
Innovation: Onboarding Fintechs Better, Faster, Stronger…The Victor (ad)Vantage
Payten Teknoloji A.S.-Paratika (Turkey)
Innovation in Payments
Innovation: Paratika Crowdfunding e-Payment Project
Standard Bank (South Africa)
Innovation in Community Sustainability
Innovation: One Farm Share
Innovation in Fraud Prevention
Innovation: TIAA Phone Authentication Risk Management (PARM)
Union Bank of India (India)
Innovation in HR Transformation
Innovation: Union Prerna
Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Honorable Mention)
Innovation: True Name
To further recognize innovation in financial services, a new award was established in 2022 to recognize individual leaders. The BAI Rising Star Award honors individuals who are up-and-coming leaders in financial services innovation. Leaders were nominated by their organizations and the recipients of the BAI Rising Star Award were selected based on their impact on and passion for innovation and their ability to drive positive change in their organizations.
The 2022 BAI Rising Star Award Winners are:
Sachin Chandna (United Arab Emirates), SVP, Head of Customer Intelligence & Engagement – Emirates NBD
Geoff Ellis (USA), Senior Director Application Development – Ally Financial
Ashley Fiore (USA), Chief Business Intelligence Officer – KlariVis
Snigdha Kumar (USA), Head of Product Operations – Digit
Larricia Lumpkins (USA), SVP, Senior Strategy Manager – Citizens Financial Group
Niki Neumann (South Africa), Executive, Lead Ecosystem Agriculture – Standard Bank Group
Dr. Chetna Pandey (India), Deputy General Manager – Union Bank of India
Stacy Regnier (USA), SVP, Retail Strategic Programs and Business Transformation – Commerce Bank
Bradwin Roper (South Africa), CEO – FNB Connect
Paul Whelpton (South Africa), Group Analytics Officerand Group Head of Trading – JUMO
For more information about the winners and their innovations, visit https://www.bai.org/globalinnovations/.
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