Hackathon at Fin.Techsummit: Who makes Tatra banka’s chatbot to talk?

Bratislava, October 29, 2018

Yes, this is the task waiting for anybody who is interested in participating in the traditional hackathon this year. Slovak IT developers have the unique opportunity to create a user-friendly Web-based application interface at the Fin.Techsummit Conference in Bratislava on November 14. This app will serve the bank’s employees to teach and improve the chatbot. The reward for the winner will be a financial contribution of € 5,000 and the possibility to continue in cooperation with Tatra Bank to further develop your project.

Technological innovations in the financial and banking sector – and especially in the area of client communication – are rapidly advancing. A chatbot is a modern and more often used tool in B2C communication, that is, business and customer. The organizers of Fin.Techsummit, a conference that connects the world of IT, financial sector and marketing, thanks to Tatra Banka, aimed to promote this topic through hackathon as well. The goal is to motivate developers to pay more attention to this perspective area. Experience shows that many interesting innovations arise in the technology startup environment.

“We think that banks and other similar corporations will increasingly outsource many services from recently starting new dynamic companies and therefore we feel the need to connect them as soon as possible,” said Davy Čajko, CEO of Future Proof company that organizes Fin.Techsummit.

“Tatra Banka as an innovative leader follows current trends. We consider artificial intelligence and chatbots to be the most progressive, which we believe will impact the banking of the future. That is why we have decided to focus on this topic with an exclusive hackathon, in which we call for the cooperation of technology enthusiasts with innovative thinking,” explains Natália Major, a member of Board of Directors of Tatra Banka.

Part of the design is to be an excellent business logic and good quality graphics with gamification elements. The stylized graphical template from the winning design is then very likely to be used to implement as a real solution. Thus, the evaluators will be interested in front-end solutions for the projects to be tailored to the needs and preferences of the bank’s employees. The “friendly” interface has to motivate Tatra Banka’s employees to use it and help to improve the chatbot itself.

Tatra Banka and the Fin.Techsummit organization team are already looking forward to great designs from talented Slovak IT developers!

About Fin.Techsummit Conference

The second edition of this conference, focusing on technological innovation in the financial sector, will take place in Bratislava in less than four weeks –  November 14, 2018. The event presents a unique opportunity for the participants to be engaged in open and lively debates on the future of finance, which today significantly affect the new technology and digitization. The areas are closely linked to the fintech segment, where highly innovative, fast-growing technological startups play a significant role. At Fin.Techsummit, professionals from all these segments meet and interact.

The venue for the conference will be the Park Inn by Radisson Danube Hotel. Two streams are planned – Automation of the Financial Market and Future Regulators vs. innovation. Part of the event will be except hackathon also B2B matching. Organizers expect the attendance of a similar number of visitors as in the first year, which was attended by almost 300 visitors from 10 countries.

 

Media contact:

Organizer of Fin.Techsummit – koordinator@techsummit.sk

Zuzana Žiaranová
spokesperson of Tatra Banka
zuzana_ziaranova@tatrabanka.sk, 0903 641 846

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