Organization of a Blockchain Hackathon Process Automation

Client Needs & Objectives

Organize a Business Hackathon focused on blockchain technology to:

  • Educate the bank’s employees on the technology
  • Contribute to instill an innovation mindset in the bank
  • Select the best ideas to be implemented as proof of concepts

The deliverable expected from each team: a business solution i.e. 3 to 5 slides to be presented to the jury (composed of bank’s executives) in a 5 min pitch plus 5 min Q&A session

Our approach

  • Defined the agenda of the 2-day event:
    • Day 1: keynote on blockchain and panel of experts; ideation process from ideas generation to 3 ideas to 1 idea, building of the business solution
    • Day 2: deep dive of the solution and preparation of the pitch
  • Selected 5 teams mixing various profiles: 1 Business line (FO), 1 Operations (MO-BO), 1 Developer (IT), 1 Coverage or Support Function, 1 Client / Vendor, 1 Blockchain expert, 1 Animator
  • Managed the logistics (venue, food & beverage, electronics)
  • Prepared the communication materials (emails, press release)
  • Conducted 2 training sessions on blockchain & smart contracts
  • Supporting material: run-of-show

Client Benefits & Main Results

  • Comfortable environment: for participants to escape the day-to-day and foster creativity

  • Diverse set of participants: allowed insightful discussions among the teams

  • Expertise: we invited actual blockchain entrepreneurs to accelerate the learning of the teams

  • Momentum: event was supported by the top management and 2 PoC were launched right after the event

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