AI-enabled Banking Hackathon

Big Data Society

Data Analytics Research Lab

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

December 9-10, 2020


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AI-enabled Banking

Banking across the world has undergone a critical transformation in the last decades. In the last few years, with the advancement in the technology, banking has adopted the use of new technological tools, and today, the advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science has the potential to enable the banks to use the big data in an smart way and use it to automate and facilitate many data-driven processes including: Fraud Detection, Customer Segmentation, Customer Experience, Intelligent Recommendation, Personalized Banking, Real- Time and Predictive Analytics, Risk Modelling and More.

The challenges in this hackathon will focus on novel applications of AI in banking from machine learning and data analytics to process automation and cognitive assistants.

*Download* Keynote/Challenges (LINK)


*Register Your Team*: LINK

*Upload your Solution*: LINK

Who can attend ?

- You *MUST* currently residing in Australia.
- Teams (between 2 to 5 people): students and professional.
  1. Each group member should register individually online. Please check the Registration link in the next Section.
  2. Register your group on the first day of the hackathon (9th December 2020).


-Over $5100 Gift Cards.
-Certificate of achievement for top 3 performing team.
-Certificate of attendance for the Hackathon.
-Certificate of attendance for the Workshops.


Data Analytics Research Lab, Big Data Society

Our Previous Hackathons:


9th December 2020: Hackathon Day 1: Technical Summit

9:00-9:30 Check in and registration

9:30-10:00 Openning:
    - Grant Hose (Professor and Associate Dean, Industry and Corporate Engagement), Macquarie University
    - Vijayakumar Ekambaram (Segment Head, BFSI, ANZ), Tata Consultancy Services
    - Kelley Yohe (Group Head of Analytics, Executive), Westpac

10:00-10:30 Keynote, Topic: "AI-enabled Banking" + Hackathon Challenges
    - Dr. Amin Beheshti (Director, Data Analytics Lab - Macquarie University)

10:30 - 11:00 (Industry Talk)
     Speaker: Leonardo Silva, Engineer, Westpac
     Topic: "Cloud, AI and Banking"

11:00 - 11:30 (Industry Talk)
    Speaker: Lucinda Young, Service Owner, Westpac
    Topic: Open Banking

11:30 - 12:30 (TCS Tool Demo/Training)
    Arun Kannan (Innovation & Digital Solutions Consultant | MACS Snr CP, Tata Consultancy Services)

12:30 - 13:30 Networking

13:30-14:00 Keynote, Topic: "Data Science, AI & ML driving new revenue streams for Banks and Advancements in FinTech"
    - Ananth Krishnan, CTO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

14:00 - 15:00 - Panel (Topic: Role of AI in Banking & Financial Services Industry)
     - Jennifer Harrison - Partner - Reputation Edge
     - Jamie K Leach - Founder - Open Data Australia
     - Kelley Yohe - Group Head of Data and Advanced Analytics Platforms - Westpac
     - Panel Chair: Amin Beheshti (Director, Data Analytics Lab - Macquarie University)

15:00 - 17:00 Hackathon Mentoring Sessions
     - List of Mentors and Online Mentoring Zoom Link: Click HERE

10th December 2020: Hackathon Day 2: Competition

09:00 - 10:00 Submission of short video (solution)
      - *Upload your Solution*: LINK

10:00 - 12:00 Hackathon Judges - Shortlisting videos for each Challenge

12:00 - 13:00 Networking

13:00 - 16:00 Hackathon Demo and Presentation (Top 3, for each Challenge)

16:00 - 17:00 Prizes

Register for the Hackathon

AI-Enabled Banking Hackathon (Day 1 and Day 2) CLICK HERE

AI-Enabled Banking Hackathon (Day 1: Technical Summit) CLICK HERE

Hackathon Venue

      Hackathon (Day1 and Day 2)

AWARDS & PHOTO: will Meet on Friday 11 Dec, 10am at Macquarie Univeristy, in front ofthe UBar (Check The Map HERE)