This week was the culmination of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge 2017, an open innovation competition to find the innovators around the world who are transforming the world of banking and finance.
This year the focus of the challenges was around RegTech & Legal Tech, Wealth in a Digital Age, Digital Eco-systems, and the Future of Investment Banking. 100%Open worked with UBS to source hundreds of submissions from around the world which were shortlisted to 40 leading companies who were invited to pitch their solutions at four regional finals in New York, London, Zurich and Hong Kong.
100%Open have partnered with UBS on the challenge for the last 3 years and our role includes everything from defining the challenges, hosting the underlying technology platform, mentoring the companies, facilitating events, design of visuals, and providing communications strategy and support.
Once again it's been a privilege to be involved again this year and we are delighted to see this years winners announced here. Congratulations to all involved. As with previous years, we look forward with interest to see how all of the companies participating in the 2017 challenge go on to bigger and better things. Watch this space.