# Insights

# Digital transformation

Apr 11, 2018

Sopra Banking Software’s first Open Banking Challenge

Paris, 11th April 2018 – The Open Banking Challenge: this international event, which is open to all entrepreneurs at heart and innovation enthusiasts – students, Start-ups, FinTechs, independent developers, and Sopra Banking Software and Sopra Steria employees – will take place on the 1rd and 2rd June.

The aim of the challenge? Create an innovative services demo for banks that leverage the Digital eXperience Platform (DxP). 
This event is a unique opportunity to win a partnership with Sopra Banking Software who will open its doors to numerous banks and, though them, millions of customers! 

4-3-2-1 On your marks, get set, GO! 

  • Phase 1 – ideation: candidates put forward their ideas and discuss them with Sopra Banking Software mentors and experts. This stage started on 26th March and lasts one month. Registration online at: http://obc.soprabanking.com/
  • Phase 2 – selection: The 30 best applications will be selected at the beginning of May. 
  • Phase 3 – acceleration: The 30 finalist teams will have full access to the Digital eXperience Platform to refine their project in view of the final challenge on 1st and 2nd June, in Paris. 
  • On the 1st and 2nd June, teams will meet at an exceptional venue, specially fitted out for them and they will have 48h for the last home straight.  

The jury will be made up of recognised Banking Innovation experts from both within, and outside of, Sopra Banking Software and Sopra Steria Group. 

3 categories, 3 prizes

This challenge is genuinely open to all with three categories of participants whose winners will be awarded three different prizes.  

  • Start-ups prize: a partnership with Sopra Banking Software that will boost your business with banks.
  • Independent developers & students prize: six month’s professional incubation and Sopra Banking Software’s support. 
  • Sopra Banking Software & Sopra Steria Group employee prize: six month’s full-time in-house incubation and Sopra Banking Software experts’ support. 

The Digital eXperience Platform 
The DxP, Sopra Banking Software’s multi-service platform, exposes numerous banking services (Chatbot, authentication, security, and imagine recognition etc.) to bank’s streamline applications. These cloud-native services are accessible via standardised interfaces (open APIs). The DxP makes it possible to reduce costs, optimise time to market for digital offers, and accelerate digital transformation. 

Registrations open at: http://obc.soprabanking.com/
For any question please send an email to: [email protected]