are you a

developer

ready to 

change the future of finance?

LIMITED NO. OF SPACES AVAILABLE. EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE TOP 200 DEVELOPERS WORLDWIDE.

PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER BOTH AS INDIVIDUALS OR AS A TEAM.

12TH OCTOBER, 2022
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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about

FutureLab™ is Emirates NBD's strategic think tank and testing center, dedicated to creating new solutions that can benefit their clients and respond to their always evolving needs.

As the hub of innovation activities since 2016, FutureLab™ supports Emirates NBD's vision to be the most innovative bank for our customers, people and communities.

GDS will bring together leading thinkers to explore tough challenges. 
 

challenges



We stand for creating seamless smart payments, simplifying business administration around banking for SMEs, and enabling customers to monetize their data.

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CHALLENGE 1

seamless smart payments

How to create a new and innovative payment experience using open banking APIs that streamlines payments for daily users?

Challenge Statement: Create a solution that would benefit users in their daily payment activities (grocery, transport, etc.) such as: 
 

  • Innovative easy to use digital payment solutions for replacing cash with digital payments; 

  • Context-aware retail payments to replace the physical act of payment;

  • Consider using innovative channels (Face, Palm / Senses / State of mind, Voice, QR codes, IoT, Cars etc.)

participants can register both as individuals or as a team

CHALLENGE 2

SME simplified

How can we develop a value-added service for SMEs that simplifies their business administration around banking?

Challenge Statement: Create a solution that simplifies banking administration for SMEs.

  • Create solutions that provide SMEs with a better view of their business while spending less time on banking administration;

  • Solutions that simplify management of transactions for SMEs to increase international business trades;

  • Solutions that simplify lending criteria for SMEs / micro-SMEs that may not have extensive credit history.

participants can register both as individuals or as a team

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CHALLENGE 3

monetise your data

How can we create a new asset class – “Personal Data” that can be monetized by all?

Challenge Statement: Create a new asset class – “Personal Data” with a business model that enables monetization.

  • Create a new asset class;

  • Create the smart contracts to authenticate people, products, personal data;

  • Create a monetization platform to enable the personal data asset for all citizens.

participants can register both as individuals or as a team

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prizes

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ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

FREE ENTRY TO GLOBAL DEVSLAM ON 10TH, 11TH AND 13TH

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE REGIONS LARGEST API SOUQ

1-1s WITH INSPIRING MENTORS

OPPORTUNITY TO MEET RECRUITERS FROM EMIRATES NBD AND EXPLORE CURRENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT PATHS

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Free Registration

timelines

SELECTION AND TEAM MATCHING
2ND OCT
ONLINE

Confirmation of Acceptance

Teams Formation

Teams Briefing

Training Resources

Pre-Access to API Souq by virtusa

IDEATION AND PREPARATION PERIOD
5TH OCT
ONLINE HACKING BEGINS

Start ideation and building your team's concept for the hack

Interact with exclusive mentors

Submit a one-minute video of your team's concept by the 11th of October

the hack

Meet the Mentors

Develop Concepts

Present and Demo Pitches to Judges

Prize Presentation

12TH OCT 2022
PHYSICAL ATTENDANCE at
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
AFTER HACK
OCT 2022 - APR 2023
ONLINE

Winners begin their opportunities for incubation with Emirates NBD

Winners will receive details about exclusive trip to London with HACKMASTERS

Everyone will receive the opportunity to meet recruiters from Emirates NBD and explore current career development opportunities and vacancies

the mentors

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YOU WILL BE INTERACTING WITH WORLDWIDE MENTORS

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MENTORS FROM HACKMASTERS
MENTORS FROM EMIRATES NBD
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the judges

Esteemed, high profile, senior judges lined up from Emirates NBD and community partners.

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about gds

4 days of data and tech-driven conference sessions led by pioneering minds in AI, Python, Java, Cloud, Kubernetes, etc.

Strategic event supported by Coders HQ (Ministry of AI)

15,000 visitors from 170+ countries are expected

faqs

1 / When and where does FutureHack take place?

You’ll do the hacking ONLINE from 5th – 11th October, using tools we provide and meeting our mentors throughout. On 12th October, you’ll present your submitted solution and its accompanying presentation to our mentors IN PERSON in the Dubai World Trade Centre or VIRTUALLY via the FutureHack Discord server. If you make it through to the final round of presentations, you’ll get to present to the judges and everyone else at the hack.

2 / Who can participate? When will I know I've got a guaranteed place in the hackathon?

FutureHack is open to everyone. Whether you are a coder, a designer, an ideas person, or you know how to speak in public, you are welcome and encouraged to join us. All you need is passion! FutureHack has no age limit. We have limited spaces, with up to 100 physical and 100 virtual participants joining us. The first 50 registrations will be guaranteed a spot, so register whilst you still can!

3 / Can I participate alone?

Yes you can, but you might find it hard to create a solution on time. Our recommendation is to find a team of around 4-6 people, with different abilities. For example: one person codes, one knows design, and one person organises the team's work and presents your results. If you don't already have a team in mind when you register, don't worry. We will have an event dedicated to team building. Nobody will get left behind.

4 / What will I do during the hack?

From the 1st – 12th Oct you’ll be participating in hack activities. This generally includes a few days ONLINE to get used to the tools we’ll be sharing, a week of ONLINE ideation and solution creation, and a final presentation IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY at Global DevSlam on 12th October. Throughout this timeframe, you’ll have access to mentors who will provide feedback and support on your solutions.

5 / When and how can I sign up?

Registration will remain open until 4th October. We will communicate with you via email and Discord upon registration. To make sure you get all the useful information (e.g. the schedule, tool walkthroughs), sign up as early as possible. You can register by filling out the form that can be found here. Only the first 50 participants will be able to guarantee their place in the hackathon. There are only 100 physical and 100 virtual spaces available so guarantee yours now! 

6 / Why should I sign up for a hackathon?

Great question! Hackathons are a fantastic opportunity to test yourself: can you create a feasible working solution to a problem in such a short time? You’ll get to learn from your teammates, your mentors and also your competitors. And there’s prizes too, of course. Who doesn’t like winning, especially after working hard on something?

7 / Can I take the idea further after this hackathon? Does my idea stand?

The intellectual property of the projects developed during the hackathon belongs to the team of developers who create it. Existing technologies and tools that are used by the developers belong to the owners and creators of the tools and technologies.

8 / How can I benefit from mentors' expertise?

We’ll be setting up mentor chats so that each team has the opportunity to discuss and get feedback on their ideas. To benefit from this, make sure you book in with mentors when we open up the appointments. Information about this will be shared on our FutureHack Discord server.

9 / How do I redeem my complimentary ticket to Global DevSlam?

You will be sent your ticket to Global DevSlam on the 9th via email. Only official participants attending the hack will receive a ticket.