2020 Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards

Entries from financial services innovators should be submitted by 31 July

Get recognized by Gartner and industry peers

These annual Gartner awards recognize financial services companies for their innovative use of technology to drive best-in-class initiatives. All submissions are assessed by Gartner, and finalists are selected by benchmarking against world-class performance standards. Entry is open to any financial services end-user institutions (such as banks, insurers and investment management companies) that have implemented an innovative digital initiative, product or service during the past year. To get an experience of the Eye on Innovation Awards session click on the video on the right.

Innovation areas

There are no predefined submission categories. Innovation areas include: 

  • Innovative business models that allow financial services providers to develop new strategic value creation or profit models 
  • Innovative service or product offerings that improve the customer experience and support the digital strategy of financial services providers 
  • Innovative initiatives of financial services providers to increase operational efficiencies or save costs 
  • Innovative adoption of technologies that improve operations of financial services providers

Award regions and finalists

The chosen finalists will present at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo® 2020 in Orlando, Florida, Gold Coast, Australia; and Barcelona, Spain. Attendees will vote for the winners. See the list of 2019 award winners and finalists below.

Submit your innovation ideas now

Get more information about the Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards and submit an entry form. The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2020.

Recognition by industry peers

The identification of a Gartner Eye on Innovation Award finalist or winner is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service, but a recognition by industry peers for innovation excellence that inspires others.

FAQs

You can find more information about the award process here.

Award Testimonials

“Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards is an extraordinary and highly recommended experience for every bank. Very strong competition among the top innovators in the industry, with a spirit of collaboration during a remarkable event.”

Stelios Mantas
Director Retail Banking Division, National Bank of Greece, 2017 EMEA winner

“The endorsement from such an international group of senior executives is a great recognition for us. We are very proud to have won despite the very strong cases from our contenders.”

Gero Gunkel
Group AI Lead, Zurich Insurance, 2017 EMEA winner

“By participating in the Gartner Eye on Innovation Awards, we learn how to operate digital business from good to excellent.”

Michelle Liu
Head of Data Intelligence Department of O Bank, 2017 APAC winner

“It was such an honor and an extraordinary experience being able to present our innovative technologies with peers in our industry. It was an awesome, collaborative, and fun experience that I would highly recommend to other organizations looking to share, learn, and lead in the age of digital business.”

Troy Campano
Director of Architecture, Liberty Mutual, 2018 Americas winner

“We were so honored to receive this prestigious award, and to be acknowledged as best in class for our innovative triple layered service.  It was very exciting to stand in front of such a large professional audience from the financial arena, and get their online feedback by voting for us in real time .”

Limor Safran Seifer
Head of Digital Banking, Israel Discount Bank. 2018 EMEA winner

“Being part of the BMO team that won the prestigious Gartner Eye on Innovation Award, as selected by our peers and top innovators in the industry, was quite a remarkable experience! It was a tremendous privilege to share the stage, and present our business case, with all of the other talented finalists. The award truly showcases that the spirit of innovation is alive and well!”

Brian Chan
Head Bill Payment & Transfer Experience, Bank of Montreal, 2018 Americas Winner