The BAI Global Innovation Awards presents:

Innovation Without

The 2018 Winners

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RECORDED: August 28, 2018
TIME: 2:30 - 3:30 PM CT

Join BAI for this complimentary webinar where the winners of the 2018 BAI Global Innovation Awards will be announced live for the first time ever!

As technology and business continue to influence the changing tides of society, work and play, innovation acts as an important means forward to provide financial services that are relevant and meaningful. Financial services organizations from around the world have taken up the charge to deliver new value for customers, employees and businesses and BAI is recognizing leading companies for their efforts through the BAI Global Innovation Awards.

Hear from award-winning, global innovation experts who will unpack the importance of innovation to the betterment and competitiveness of global financial services to learn from this year’s honorees.

Key Takeaways:

  • Access global perspectives on the trends, innovations and organizations driving the financial services industry forward
  • Identify areas of opportunity or new methods for meaningfully solving the problems that most vex your customers and employees
  • Be inspired by global changemakers to challenge the status quo in your market and organization
  • Learn what organizations are leading the innovation charge as the winners of this year’s BAI Global Innovation Awards
  • Participate in the conversation and get in on the action by voting for the BAI People’s Choice Award and attending BAI Beacon


JP Nicols
Managing Director
FinTech Forge

JP Nicols has been recognized internationally as a leading voice for innovation, strategy and leadership, and he is an influential thought leader whose work has been featured in top publications and conferences worldwide.

A former senior bank executive, JP is Managing Director of the FinTech Forge and Chairman of Next Money, a global community reinventing financial services through design, innovation and entrepreneurship.


Debbie Bianucci
President & Chief Executive Officer

Debbie leads the team in providing financial services leaders with the powerful tools, meaningful connections, and relevant content that power smart business decisions. Debbie has been in financial services for more than 35 years, and has held senior positions with several major financial services companies. With more than 25 years at BAI, Debbie is a frequent speaker at industry events, and has authored numerous books and articles on financial services topics.

Sue Britton
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
FinTech Growth Syndicate

Sue Britton is CEO and Co-Founder of a company called FinTech Growth Syndicate (FGS) that she started after a 25 year corporate career. FGS is as a business accelerator that provides Fuel to start-ups to accelerate their sales, partnering and marketing strategies; and helps to Amplify innovation programs for Financial Institutions making innovation work inside and outside the organization. Sue has spent her career in Financial Technology and Financial Services. Prior to starting FGS, Sue was Head of Global Innovation for Finastra, leading innovation for the organization across their 8000 banking clients.

Before that, as SVP and General Manager at Broadridge, Sue and her team invented and launched award winning wealth management solutions in Canada, that grew to $40 Million in revenue in 24 months, and led to changes in regulations in Canada with the CSA. Sue has held a variety of senior roles in innovation at Broadridge Financial, Pareto, Symcor, Xerox and Four Seasons.

Sue is a thought leader and community builder, speaks at numerous events, and holds many volunteer advisory roles in the FinTech community to help drive Global awareness and collaboration in Canada around innovation in FinTech.

Her personal commitment to 2 non-profit Boards reflects her passion outside the company to support mental health for children, and innovation in education. Sue is on the Board of PCMH (Parents for Children’s Mental Health) and on the Board of Curriculum Services Canada. Sue has a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, has 3 children, and lives in Toronto with her husband and youngest son.

Conny Dorrestijn
Founding Partner

Listed on the Global 50 most Influential Women in Fintech, Conny Dorrestijn is a Founding Partner of BankiFi and has worked in the international financial technology industry in a wide range of marketing and business development roles (Nixdorf, ACT, Clear2Pay, FIS) while at the same time developing study trips, projects and concepts around fintech and innovation.

Speaking frequently at international events such as BAI, EBA and Money2020, she is an Advisory Board Member to Holland FinTech and AdviceRobo, Associate of the Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) and a Global Innovation Awards Judge at BAI.

As Financial Services Associate Partner at the European Centre for the Experience and Transformation Economies she contributed to the recently published book Economy of Experiences. Her passion for generation Y and Z is translated in her voluntary work as Financial Literacy Advisory Committee Member for the Global Give Back Circle in Kenya, where she is also active as a mentor for Kenyan pupils and students.