FinTECHTalents supported our partner Finastra as they welcomed over 20 teams to spend the weekend at their London headquarters as part of their Open Banking Hackathon. Both internal Finastra teams joined with several teams from external organisations to develop, build and then showcase their creations, using APIs from the FusionONE platform, during a live demo on Sunday evening.
After deliberation from a team of judges that included Eli Rosner, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Finastra, Joy Macknight, Deputy Editor, The Banker, James Carlyle, CIO, R3, Jayson Callies, EVP, CTO, Seattle Bank, Liz Lumley, Director of Fintech, FinTECHTalents and Lisa Moyle, Director of Strategy, FinTECHTalents, four standout applications emerged. Those were:
- Fusion Trust which tries to solve trade reconciliation issues with crypto technology.
- Fusion Optimum which was looking SME into lending and banking.
- Rewire which offered real-time cross border payments.
- Hyber a team from Hargreaves Landsdown, which included the son of a Finastra employee who was only 15 years old.
Team Hyber ended up winning the audience prize at the main FusionONE developers conference held after the hackathon. Hyber is an foreign exchange vacation spending money app, built using open APIs on FusionFabric.cloud, powered by Microsoft Azure.
A video summary of the hackathon was produced by FinTech Finance.