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BNP Paribas International Hackathon: during Demo Day, 16 start-up presented their solutions for a state of the art customer experience

On Friday 1st December, 16 start-up from ten countries presented to a large audience their solutions to help further improve customer experience. This was the final step of the 3rd edition of the BNP Paribas International Hackathon, and the projects are now to be implemented within the bank. BNP Paribas International Hackathon is the first-ever international hackathon with simultaneous sessions in 10 cities.


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The best 16 were declared winners of the BNP Paribas International Hackathon during the Demo Day in Paris. They will now continue their collaboration with BNP Paribas.

The competition started in June with an International Hackathon weekend. In 10 cities all over the world, 160 start-up simultaneously competed with their solutions to “Create a state of the art customer experience”. In Berlin, Brussels, Istanbul, Luxembourg, Nanjing, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Singapore and Warsaw, start-up displayed great talent and creativity to develop their customer-focused projects, backed by BNP Paribas’ experts.

After this first round in June, 28 start-up were selected to develop and further validate their solutions along with the BNP Paribas local experts during a co-working phase.

During the Demo Day, 4 “Coups de Coeur” among the 16 winners, were awarded by a jury composed by BNP Paribas Top Management, led by Jacques d’Estais, Head of International Financial Services and deputy COO and Thierry Laborde, Head of Domestic Markets and deputy COO. These “Coups de Coeur” address the BNP Paribas 2020 strategic goals.

The « Coups de Cœur » among the 16 winning start-up are:

  • Customer / Employee experience category

Tetrao (Luxembourg) - with BGL BNP Paribas

Tetrao facilitates customers onboarding by digitizing the process. They are developing a unique Internet Robotic Cognitive Automation, enabling the automation of processes by simulating the behavior of a human worker manipulating an Internet browser or PDF documents, its differentiating factor being its ability to adapt to changes in the technical code of the documents.

  • Business Potential category

4Paradigm (China) -with Bank of Nanjing

4Paradigm is a world-leading service provider of artificial intelligence, using proprietary machine learning products to help enterprises build the next generation solutions. For loans subscription, 4Paradigm’s solution is able to accurately distinguish the borrowers’ willingness and capability for repayment.

  • International integration & scalability category

Spidchain (Italy) - with BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Spidchain improves privacy and portability for digital identity. Their services give you the possibility to change an onboarding process that require certified information and that normally takes some days in a one minute process. We are like a certified “Facebook login” like, all customer data is certified using blockchain notarization.

Inspirient (Germany) -with Consorsbank

Inspirient uses Artificial Intelligence to automate business analytics, end-to-end, from raw data to presentation-ready management slides. Their replicable technology uses comprehensive probabilistic analysis methods with business common sense to automatically derive meaningful insights from diverse datasets for many use-cases.

The 16 winning start-up are:

4Paradigm (China) -with Bank of Nanjing

4Paradigm is a world-leading service provider of artificial intelligence, using proprietary machine learning products to help enterprises build the next generation solutions. For loans subscription, 4Paradigm’s solution is able to accurately distinguish the borrowers’ willingness and capability for repayment.

BaasBox (Italy) - with BNL

BaasBox operates in the digital transformation sector and deals with the creation of multi-device digital projects for Industry 4.0. BaasBox offers the services, tools, and know-how needed to transform ideas into digital products. Baasbox proposes BNL Boon, a web app that allows the bank to provide the right service to the right client at the perfect moment of their life.

Celestory (France) - with BNP Paribas French Retail Banking

Celestory changes the digital training by creating training applications that are customized to each learner. Celestory enables to conceptualize the trainings in a smart manner and to propose them as customized simulations by providing a selfcare Digital Companion, both for staff training and for customer’s support.

Endeksa (Turkey) - with TEB BNP Paribas

Endeksa is a real estate analytics and insights company, providing automated property valuation and Expert Valuations to all real estate stakeholders from consumers to realtors, appraisers to construction companies to help them make better decisions and increase efficiency.

Good Atlas (Singapore) - with BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Good Atlas enables better customer experiences through Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) by providing a “conversational intelligence and automation platform” that sits between BNP Paribas clients and RMs.

Inspirient (Germany) -with Consorsbank

Inspirient uses Artificial Intelligence to automate business analytics, end-to-end, from raw data to presentation-ready management slides. Their replicable technology uses comprehensive probabilistic analysis methods with business common sense to automatically derive meaningful insights from diverse datasets for many use-cases.

Kudujad.io (Belgium) - with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Kudujad.io is an IoT platform that proposes new value propositions for leasing industry by combining FinTech and IoT through connecting all vehicles, equipment and devices to the cloud and gathering real usage and wear information through diagnostics.

Mendua (Italy) - with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Mendua proposes an innovative leasing promotion by indicating a list of assets available online only through leasing in a dedicated market place and proposing leasing packages. The market place drives the assets which then drives the leasing.

Saagie (USA) - with Bank of the West

Saagie is the fastest way to deploy Big Data projects into production and to embed Artificial Intelligence into businesses. We provide a platform for Financial companies to extract and refine data, to build and run AI-based applications (customer on boarding, fraud detection, business process automation, deposit churn etc.), all in the most compliant and secured structure.

Serious Factory (France) - with BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Serious Factory is a leading company on the e-Learning market: a tailor-made approach for eLearning projects made with an agile methodology of conception and the development of its own authoring tool to democratise 3D simulations and Serious Games.

Smartbeam (Belgium) - with BNP Paribas Fortis

Smartbeam is developing a budget management platform that helps construction companies and real estate developers drastically increase project efficiency and collaboration from the pre-construction phase to the construction phase. Their cloud based web platform enables real time information flow and collaboration between BNP Paribas, real estate developers and contractors.

Smovin (Belgium) - with BNP Paribas Weath Management

Smovin is an online Real Estate Assistant that helps landlords to simplify the administrative and financial follow-up of his properties and tenants by standardizing and automating processes. They can follow-up payments, have automatic reminders for payments, indexation, management of charges and bail contracts.

Spidchain (Italy) -with BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Spidchain improves privacy and portability for digital identity. Their services give you the possibility to change an onboarding process that require certified information and that normally takes some days in a one minute process. We are like a certified “Facebook login” like, all customer data is certified using blockchain notarization.

Tetrao (Luxembourg) - with BGL BNP Paribas

Tetrao facilitates customers onboarding by digitizing the process. They are developing a unique Internet Robotic Cognitive Automation, enabling the automation of processes by simulating the behavior of a human worker manipulating an Internet browser or PDF documents, its differentiating factor being its ability to adapt to changes in the technical code of the documents.

Vizir (France) - with BNP Paribas Cardif

Vizir is a chatbot creator and growth manager. Vizir simplifies the succession process by creating high added value through the development of  a chatbot to allow users (beneficiaries & bank advisors) to understand how life insurance inheritance works with Cardif.

wiGroup (France) - with BNP Paribas Personal Finance

WiGroup have developed leading loyalty, rewards and mobile commerce software as a service.

Through these products, wiGroup enables clients to deliver solutions that increase engagement, retention, sales, basket size, speed of checkout, and frequency of spend.

Innovation according to BNP Paribas, the bank for a changing world

At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means creating a new type of banking relationship and inventing the Bank of Tomorrow. A bank that is both physical and digital, combining the best of both worlds – new ways of interacting provided by the social networks, new services linked to mobile tools, digitisation and process simplification. At BNP Paribas, to be innovative means anticipating the changes that are affecting our customers and turning these changes into opportunities. BNP Paribas is determined to draw on collective intelligence – benefiting from external resources by building products and services in conjunction with our customers and forging partnerships with startups and other innovative companies; as well as calling on our own in-house creativity. Proof of this creativity is to be found in the results of the Innovation Awards, which highlight initiatives devised by Group staff, and also in the work of L’Atelier BNP Paribas, a Group unit whose mission is to help both the Bank and our client companies to make a successful digital transition.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.


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