Make It Mobile – RBC Digital Challenge

Imagine the future of mobile banking, a future where people’s everyday financial activities blend completely with the native functionality of their mobile devices.

We’re RBC – Canada’s largest bank* – and we want that future today.

So we’re inviting the most visionary – and driven – developers, designers and entrepreneurs to compete over 24 hours in the creation of brilliant pieces of new mobile banking technology.

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The Future of Banking

Mobile technologies are transforming the way people engage with their finances. They’re paying for things, borrowing money, and managing accounts across a range of tiny interactions, multiple locations and varying spans of time. 

But that’s nothing compared with the ways in which people interact with their phones’ native technologies. Cameras, Bluetooth, geo-location, accelerometers, NFC: people know them so well that they don’t even think of them as separate items. So how do we use those familiar tools to push their mobile banking habits even further into the future? How do we turn their hum-drum experiences of daily finances into something exciting?


The Challenge


We’ll ask every participant to build on those native features and what we know about people’s mobile behaviors. Use ANY mobile device* and ANY of its features to create the next great leap in the way people engage with their financial world.

If your idea is functional, adoptable and really fresh, it could become a piece of our next mobile technology release. Your brilliance can actually change the way people think about their money.


*We ask attendees to bring their own developer phones or emulators so that they can demo their projects.

Make It Mobile – RBC Digital Challenge

Imagine the future of mobile banking, a future where people’s everyday financial activities blend completely with the native functionality of their mobile devices.

We’re RBC – Canada’s largest bank – and we want that future today.

So we’re inviting the most visionary – and driven – developers, designers and entrepreneurs to compete over 24 hours in the creation of brilliant pieces of new mobile banking technology.

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The Future of Banking

Mobile technologies are transforming the way people engage with their finances. They’re paying for things, borrowing money, and managing accounts across a range of tiny interactions, multiple locations and varying spans of time.

But that’s nothing compared with the ways in which people interact with their phones’ native technologies. Cameras, Bluetooth, geo-location, accelerometers, NFC: people know them so well that they don’t even think of them as separate items. So how do we use those familiar tools to push their mobile banking habits even further into the future? How do we turn their hum-drum experiences of daily finances into something exciting?

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The Challenge

We’ll ask every participant to build on those native features and what we know about people’s mobile behaviors. Use ANY mobile device* and ANY of its features to create the next great leap in the way people engage with their financial world.

If your idea is functional, adoptable and really fresh, it could become a piece of our next mobile technology release. Your brilliance can actually change the way people think about their money.


*We ask attendees to bring their own developer phones or emulators so that they can demo their projects.

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Agenda


The Make It Mobile – RBC Digital Challenge will be held Saturday-Sunday, November 7th-8th at RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium (88 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto, Ontario). Although staying overnight isn’t required, we highly recommend it.


9:00 am – Doors Open
10:00 am – Breakfast and Registration
11:00 am – Opening Ceremony & Presentations
11:30am – Coding Begins
12:00 pm – Lunch
6:00 pm – Dinner
12:00 am – Midnight Snack

8:00 am – Breakfast
11:30 am – Lunch
12:00 pm – Submission Deadline
2:00 pm – Judging
4:00 pm – Awards
5:00 pm – Closing

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All attendees must register and sign our Participation Agreement by 11:30am on Saturday, November 7th 2015.


Prizes


We recognize success at the RBC Digital Challenge. We reward it, too.
We’ll award at least $8,000 in total to the winning teams (five of them). And just to keep spirits high over the long haul, we’ll also be giving away door prizes and freebies. Register early so you don’t miss out.


Grand Prize:
$5,000 for the team


2nd Place:
$2,000 for the team

3rd Place:
$1,000 for the team

4th Place:
$500 for the team

5th Place:
$100 for the team

Judges

Melody
Adhami

President and COO of Plastic Mobile

Esteban
Contreras

Director of Digital at Sprinklr

Darren
Murata

Founder and Creative Director at Comrade

David Paul
Borcsok

VC at RBC

James
McGuire

Head, Strategy and Payment Solutions, RBC

Dmitry
Barinov

Chief Technology Officer of SecureKey

Stephen
Schroth

Vice President, Head of Digital Channels at RBC

 

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