Call for Papers

BIAN Transformation Awards 2024

Call for Papers

The BIAN Transformation Awards are back for 2024!

The Awards will celebrate the innovative solutions that apply BIAN’s standards to transform the financial services sector.

The BIAN Transformation Awards will recognize and highlight your excellent achievements, showcase your role in enhancing the industry and demonstrate how other organizations can accomplish this too.


The BIAN Transformation Awards

The BIAN Transformation Awards is open to any organization that has used BIAN’s materials to achieve extraordinary results.

There is no registration fee and projects can be submitted from May 24, 2024 till September 20, 2024 free of charge.


We want to hear your success story!

Take a look at last year´s winners >>

Award categories

Best Use of Innovative Technology

Organizations and individuals demonstrating the use of innovative technology such as AI.

  • How do you address changes to your process and tools?
  • How do you implement BIAN content into your environment?
  • What was the business involvement by choosing these new / innovative tools?
  • How does the approval process around the use of BIAN content look like?
  • What new or innovative tools are you using and what do you hope it will bring to your organization?
  • What teams are using these new tools (internal staff, external staff, contractors)?
  • Mixed team using BIAN moving forward?
We are interested in proof of concepts or projects that illustrate the integration of BIAN content into your respective business environment.

Transformation Champion

Financial Institutions that successfully used the BIAN Models to solve their business or IT challenges

  • What business or IT challenge have you solved?
  • How have BIAN models helped to solve this?
  • Can you provide examples?
  • Why did you choose to implement BIAN?
  • What were you doing before implementing BIAN?
  • How do you see your organization using BIAN moving forward?


Best in Class Partner

Partner provided first class BIAN based solutions to help their clients in a successful transformation

  • How have BIAN models improved your offerings?
  • How have BIAN models supported your clients?
  • Can you provide examples?
  • Why did you choose to use BIAN?
  • What were your clients doing before implementing BIAN?
  • How has using BIAN benefitted your client relationships?

Adoption Leaders

Organizations and individuals that adopted and enhanced the BIAN deliverables

  • Why did you choose to adopt BIAN?
  • How did you adopt BIAN?
  • How has adopting BIAN changed your IT-organization?
  • Can you provide examples?
  • What were you doing before implementing BIAN?
  • How has using BIAN transformed your business operations?
  • How have you supported BIAN to transform?
  • Was Architects Certification part of your adoption strategy?

About the Awards

The jury will select one category winner from each of the four categories. In addition, a BIAN Champion will be selected from the category winners, as an overall winner of The BIAN Transformation Awards. 

Evaluation Criteria

The products and services should stand out in the following aspects:

• Functionality and usability
• Overall concept
• Market maturity or exploring new technology boundaries
• Future proof technology
• Stability of technology
• Future orientation
• Customer centricity
• Impact on the Financial Services Industry

The above order does not constitute a criteria or ranking order for the jury. The jury is free to weigh the individual criteria in the evaluation.

Participation and Registration

We accept production ready solutions, products and implementations based on the BIAN standards but also theories and concepts for the category “Best Use of Innovative Technologies”

Registration for the awards take place exclusively via our registration page on our website – BIAN Transformation Awards.

There is no registration fee and projects can be submitted free of charge.

The following information is requested when you submit your project:

  • Call for Papers document download here
  • Description of your organization
  • Extract/description of the project – max. 500 words
    (English only)
  • Category for submission
  • Contact details

Submit >>

Why Should you Enter?

The BIAN Transformation Awards

A logo will be awarded to the winners to communicate your success. Use the logo as a label on your website, signatures, or any other advertisements to demonstrate your achievement and highlight your level of innovation.

Permanent Presentation on our Website

Award winning projects will be shared on our blog and made permanently available on our homepage, with links to your company site for maximum exposure of your success.

Social Media Promotion

We will announce the awardwinning projects to our LinkedIn pages, reaching over 4,500+ followers, in addition to providing social assets for promotion on your own channels.


Demonstrate to the industry that you support innovation and excellence.


Your company and staff deserve recognition for their great work. Making the shortlist shows you are an organization worthy of winning an award.

Celebrate your Success at the BIAN Banking Summit 2024

We will announce the winners of The BIAN Transformation Awards at the BIAN Banking Summit on November 19 – 20, 2024 in London, UK. We look forward to seeing you there. Award winners will also have the opportunity to network and present their projects to industry leaders at the event. Bring your teams to the award ceremony to join the celebrations.


The companies involved will receive a written notification of the results of the jury. The legal process is excluded.


Whether shortlisted or an overall winner, The BIAN Transformation Awards are a great PR boost. Utilize the logo, social assets and recognition. We can’t wait to shout from the rooftops about your success!

Judge Endorsement

The judges will send a short statement to the winners outlining why they have won the award, which will be published on our website and can be used in both internal and external communication, including for prospective clients and customers.

The Judges

We have a panel of five banking and financial industry leaders and experts. The judges are an independent, international jury who will decide on the winner of the BIAN Transformation Awards. They will assess all entries based purely on the material submitted. All judges are impartial, and the information submitted will be treated as confidential, unless otherwise stated. You can be assured the breath of our panel allows for vigorous and fair judging.

Eran Agrios

SVP & GM, BIAN Board Member, Financial Services at Salesforce

Shanker Ramamurthy

BIAN Board Member, Global Managing Partner Banking President IBM Industry Academy

Ian Guy Gillard

BIAN Board Member, Senior Executive Vice President, Office of the President at Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited

James Buckley

Executive Vice President Strategic Business at Temenos

Hans Tesselaar

Executive Director at BIAN


Call for Papers

May 24, 2024

September 20, 2024

Judging Begins

October 2024

Shortlist Publication

November 2024

Award Show

at the BIAN Banking Summit

November 19 – 20, 2024
London, UK

You need help?

If you have any questions about The BIAN Transformation Awards, please feel free to contact us on: 



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