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BAI Honors 10 Companies and 10 Rising Star Leaders as Winners in the 2022 BAI Global Innovation Awards

December 9, 2022

BAI, a nonprofit independent organization that delivers the most actionable insights in financial services, has named ten organizational winners and one honorable mention for the 2022 BAI Global Innovation Awards. Ten individuals were also named BAI Rising Stars. The awards are the industry’s leading program celebrating achievements in innovation, such as pursuing bold solutions for improving customer experience; implementing advanced technologies; and improving the lives of employees, customers, and communities.Winners were selected by the BAI Innovation Circle, a panel of distinguished judges from around the world who are at the forefront of innovation in the financial services sector. Collectively, the winners represent outstanding contributions by teams and individuals and showcase inspiration from around the world. These global trailblazers have successfully designed and delivered innovations that positively improved customer relationships and served their communities in powerful ways.“Innovation is a significant driver of the impact that successful financial services companies have on their customers and communities. The industry continues to bring powerful new approaches and solutions to better meet customer needs in new and different ways,” said Debbie Bianucci, president and CEO of BAI and Innovation Circle Judge. “The companies and individuals recognized this year were particularly creative and focused on addressing practical issues that made meaningful improvements for customers and employees.”The 2022 BAI Global Innovation Award Winners and Honorable Mention are:Banco Popular (Puerto Rico)Innovation in Learning & DevelopmentInnovation: Talent Lab & Skills AcceleratorBank of America (USA)Innovation in Digital SecurityInnovation: Bank of America Security CenterDreams Technology (United Kingdom)Innovation in Digital Financial PlanningInnovation: Dreams ESG InnovationGrowsari (Philippines)Innovation in Digital Commercial FinancingInnovation:, Powering the Digital Economy of the PhilippinesMoney Management International, Inc. (USA)Innovation in Community Disaster RecoveryInnovation: Project Porchlight by MMIMVB Bank (USA)Innovation in Commercial Banking Onboarding ExperienceInnovation: Onboarding Fintechs Better, Faster, Stronger…The Victor (ad)VantagePayten Teknoloji A.S.-Paratika (Turkey)Innovation in PaymentsInnovation: Paratika Crowdfunding e-Payment ProjectStandard Bank (South Africa)Innovation in Community SustainabilityInnovation: One Farm ShareTIAA (USA)Innovation in Fraud PreventionInnovation: TIAA Phone Authentication Risk Management (PARM)Union Bank of India (India)Innovation in HR TransformationInnovation: Union PrernaBMO (USA)Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Honorable Mention)Innovation: True NameTo further recognize innovation in financial services, a new award was established in 2022 to recognize individual leaders. The BAI Rising Star Award honors individuals who are up-and-coming leaders in financial services innovation. Leaders were nominated by their organizations and the recipients of the BAI Rising Star Award were selected based on their impact on and passion for innovation and their ability to drive positive change in their organizations.The 2022 BAI Rising Star Award Winners are:Sachin Chandna (United Arab Emirates), SVP, Head of Customer Intelligence & Engagement – Emirates NBDGeoff Ellis (USA), Senior Director Application Development – Ally FinancialAshley Fiore (USA), Chief Business Intelligence Officer – KlariVisSnigdha Kumar (USA), Head of Product Operations – DigitLarricia Lumpkins (USA), SVP, Senior Strategy Manager – Citizens Financial GroupNiki Neumann (South Africa), Executive, Lead Ecosystem Agriculture – Standard Bank GroupDr. Chetna Pandey (India), Deputy General Manager – Union Bank of IndiaStacy Regnier (USA), SVP, Retail Strategic Programs and Business Transformation – Commerce BankBradwin Roper (South Africa), CEO – FNB ConnectPaul Whelpton (South Africa), Group Analytics Officer and Group Head of Trading – JUMOFor more information about the winners and their innovations, visit View source version on