FirstBank to host FinTech summit

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FirstBank to host FinTech summit – In line with its corporate strategy to drive transformation through its products, processes and services, FirstBank has announced a three-day Financial Technology (FinTech) summit.

The event comes with the theme: The Future of Banking – the Role of AI and Big Data. The event is convened to increase technological support and collaboration with the tech community whilst deepening the Bank’s technological inclusion framework to improve its product offerings and services delivery experience.

The FirstBank 2018 FinTech summit is scheduled to kick off with a 2-day coding competition – Hackathon – billed for Thursday and Friday 11th and 12th October 2018 whilst the summit holds Wednesday 17 October 2018 with over 700 FinTech players and stakeholders to attend.

The Hackathon is projected to focus on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. 10 teams will be contesting for the grand prize of N3 million in a competition to show off their technological and artificial intelligence capabilities with the second and third best teams carting away the sum of N1.5 million and N750,000 respectively.

The 10 teams will also have an opportunity to showcase their solutions at the FinTech summit scheduled for 17 October.

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