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Hackathon Handbook for Banking CIOs

Published: 30 March 2016

ID: G00301792

Analyst(s): Mike Gotta , Paolo Malinverno , Kristin Moyer , Mark O'Neill


CIOs can use external hackathons to change bank culture, improve customer experience, discover new revenue opportunities, reduce costs, engage new ecosystems and improve talent management. But most bank hackathons are not designed to achieve these objectives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Prepare for the Hackathon
    • Define Objectives for the Hackathon
    • Create Focus for the Hackathon
    • Decide How to Execute the Hackathon
    • Market the Hackathon
    • Emergency Plan
  • Run the Hackathon
    • Network
    • Welcome
    • Equip
    • Let Them Hack
    • Judge and Award
  • Improve Performance After the Hackathon
    • Select Proposals to Bring to Production
    • Assign a Relationship/Product Manager
    • Go to Market
  • Plan for the Next Hackathon
  • Appendix

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