Think, innovate and create

25-26 June 2016, Budapest

Get ready to discover new ways of banking!

Join Novathon #withCIB, a 24-hour innovative marathon to create cutting-edge applications for responsive, mobile and branch banking!

If you are a web designer, a developer, a marketing specialist or a university student in a related field, it’s your time to set free your creative spirit and help us kick-starting the development of new banking solutions!
Form teams, collaborate with recognized mentors and present your invention to acknowledges judges who will award the most promising ideas with great prizes.

25 - 26June 2016
H-1075 Budapest
Kazinczy utca 21./C
How to get there
First Place: 3.000.000 HUF
Second Place: 1.000.000 HUF
Third Place: 500.000 HUF
More information about the prizes

The above mentioned amounts are gross of any tax, fee, contribution, levy, cost, duty, burden of any nature imposed to the winner, as well as to the awarding party in accordance with the applicable legislation.


Contextual Banking service - Augmented / Virtual reality service - Digital Branch
Digital Wallets & Money - Smart Mobile Banking APP service


Congratulations to the three winning teams of Novathon #withCIB!

Digital Wallets & Money


Dániel Trencsényi - Richárd Fülöp - András Pop - Bálint Barczi - László Lukács
Smart mobile banking APP service


Kristóf Dócs - Dániel Matzner - Ádám Forgács
Contextual Banking service


Ádám Kiss - Gábor Vallaji - Tamás Prunk - Gábor József Gór


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Speakers and Mentors

They will join us to inspire you and to help you exploiting your full potential.

Brett King

Special GuestBrett King

Brett King is a global bestselling author of multiple books on the future of banking, futurist and thought leader in the financial industry and the host of the "Breaking Banks” Radio Show on Voice America. King was voted as American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012, and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the Top 10 "coolest brands in banking".

Luca Miccoli

SpeakerLuca Miccoli

Partner of Reply and CEO of Bitmama.
Luca is the co-founder of IrisCube, a system integrator specialized in solutions for the financial industry and value added services for telcos, a partner of Reply leading Reply companies from startup stage to maturity, specifically in digital solutions for wealth management and financial services, social networking and social media, responsible for the joint venture between Reply and Armando Testa, developing the creative agency model into a wide-scope digital partner for Brands and the Enterprise.

Maurice Lisi

SpeakerMaurice Lisi

Head of Multichannel Office at Intesa Sanpaolo.
Maurice works at the crossroads of Intesa Sanpaolo foreign banks where business strategy, technology, consumer marketing and service design get together and he deals with defining the entire Banking Digital strategy and coordinating the implementation of multichannel projects across the International Subsidiary network of 10 countries. He collaborates with different Banking Innovation communities within European area.

Slavko Žnidarić

SpeakerSlavko Žnidarić

Delivery Unit Manager for Mobile Solutions at Asseco SEE.
Slavko is an IT professional with more than five years of experience in managing software development projects. He acquired broad experience in mobile development through many projects on a scale from a simple Mobile token implementation to large-scale mobile banking for some of the top banks in the region. He is certified Project Management Professional and Member of Project Management Institute.

Sándor Keszthelyi

SpeakerSándor Keszthelyi

Senior Advisor at T-Systems.
Sándor has gained more than two decades of experience in banking IT holding several sales and management positions in multinational and domestic IT companies.Currently his main responsibility is to manage T-Systems' service portfolio offered to the financial sector with special regard to supporting the digital transformation of financial institutions. Sándor holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering and a second degree in communications engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and he studied management at the Management Development Center of Corvinus University.

Vitor Barros

SpeakerVitor Barros

Project Director at ebankIT.
Vitor has been working in the IT banking industry for more than 5 years with ebankIT and ITsector. With a background of development and investigation on the academic sector, he has always been focused on developing innovative solutions. Currently working for ebankIT as Project director and exploring new interaction scenarios and technologies on mobile solutions that range from Voice recognition to Augmented Reality.

Zvonimir Križ

SpeakerZvonimir Križ

Development Team Leader at Intesa Sanpaolo Delivery Center.
Zvonimir is currently working as a development team leader for DigiCal platform - a new multichannel IT platform for Intesa Sanpaolo subsidiaries. With a strong technical background, he has more then 20 years of experience in software development in banking and military industry. Beside his main job, he's very active in Agile and Lean community, trying to find better ways to develop great software.

Biljana Radovic

SpeakerBiljana Radovic

Project Manager at Intesa Sanpaolo .
Biljana has been working in the subsidiary bank division of Intesa Sanpaolo since 2007. She has acquired a comprehensive international experience by working on different retail banking business projects involving the subsidiary banks. As a digital "nerd", she identifies actively the business development opportunities to increase awareness and enhance digital sales. She also supports the business teams of subsidiary banks to identify key sales targets, draw up plans to acquire new customers and strategically drive acquisition and usage of direct channels.

Zsanett Andresin

SpeakerZsanett Andresin

International Communication Coordinator at Intesa Sanpaolo.
Zsanett is responsible for the management and coordination of communication projects involving the subsidiary banks of Intesa Sanpaolo. She has gained wide-ranging experience in the field of marketing communications at different financial institutions and she has been involved in several projects related to the digital world starting from the development of a corporate social network to the communication of digital banking services. She completed her studies at Corvinus University of Budapest and at Bocconi University in Milan in the fields of management, business administration and marketing.

László Sziráki

SpeakerLászló Sziráki

Head of Retail Segment Management at CIB Bank.
László is a 34-year-old dynamic leader with sound experience in retail banking, especially in business development, sales management, CRM and digital banking. He has a track record of successfully driving complete business reorganizations and introduction of new sales channels, divisions. He has a strong drive for excellence and a structured, implementation-oriented approach.

Andrea Catozzi

SpeakerAndrea Catozzi

Principal consultant at Capgemini.
Andrea is the head of innovation offering for the banking sector. He developed for more than two decades advanced and innovative solutions for the financial service industry in several areas. Under the umbrella of the Digital Customer Experience service line that he currently leads for the Italian market he managed successful projects for Internet and Mobile banking services. He is very passionate for innovative technologies and struggle to bring them on concrete use cases for the benefits of his clients.

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Innovation Center of Intesa Sanpaolo

In 2014 Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the top banking groups in the euro zone and the leader in Italy in all business areas, established the Innovation Center as a hub of its initiatives related to the open innovation sector and appointed Maurizio Montagnese, the Group’s Chief Innovation Officer. The Innovation Center collaborates with several international Incubator and Accelerator programs, based in London, Singapore, Tel Aviv, New York  and in other countries that are focused on fintech and innovation topics. Furthermore, Intesa Sanpaolo supports innovative startups through its Venture Capital Funds.

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Meet our speakers during the event!

Gianni Cavallina

SpeakerGianni Cavallina

Head of Retail Innovation Accelerator Department at Intesa Sanpaolo.
Gianni focuses on the analysis, design and delivery of new business solutions in different innovation areas at the Innovation Center of Intesa Sanpaolo. He is responsible for the overall coordination, acceleration and support of the innovation initiatives undertaken by the banking group. He has gained experience in designing services, supporting business units in the customer-based design of new services and customer experience.

Annalisa Belvedere

SpeakerAnnalisa Belvedere

Senior Analyst at Intesa Sanpaolo.
Annalisa Belvedere is a Senior Analyst of the Observatory of Innovation at the Innovation Center, where she leverages her expertise in banking and her knowledge about technologies, strategies and business models to foster innovation in the banking group and to support projects in making informed decisions. Annalisa holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Padua (Italy).

Preliminary program

25/06 day 1
  • 08.30 - 09.30Registration
  • 09.30 - 10.00Welcome speech
    Laszlo Sziraki (CIB Bank), Maurice Lisi (Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • 10.00 - 11.00Briefing
  • 11.00 - 11.30Team setup
  • 11.30Start hacking
  • 13.00 - 14.00Lunch
  • 14.00Hacking
  • 16.00 - 16.30Customer Experience, Status of Success
    Luca Miccoli (Reply)
  • 18.00 - 18.30All the Buzz about "Mobile Banking"
    Slavko Žnidarić (Asseco)
  • 19.00 - 20.00Dinner
  • 20.00 - 20.30Bringing Blockchain to Loyalty and Reward System for Financial Services Clients
    Andrea Catozzi (Capgemini)
  • 20.30 - 21.00Innovating the Hell out of Banking
    Péter Harang, Richárd Pallos (Ness)
  • 22.00 - 22.30Innovation Towards Service Design
    Gianni Cavallina (Innovation Center of Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • 23.30 - 0.00Innovation Trends
    Annalisa Belvedere (Innovation Center of Intesa Sanpaolo)
26/06 day 2
  • 01.00 - 01.30Ready for Big Financial Data
    Zvonimir Križ (Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • 03.00 - 04.00Night Contest
  • 05.00 - 05.30Social Media Revolution
    Biljana Radovic, Zsanett Andresin (Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • 07.00 - 07.30Augmented Reality
    Vitor Barros (eBankIT)
  • 08.00 - 08.30Breakfast
  • 08.30 - 09.00New Emotional Customer Engagement
    Ludovico Diaz (Selecta)
  • 09.00 - 09.30Innovation: from Ideas to Customer Value
    Sándor Keszthelyi (T-Systems)
  • 11.30Stop hacking!
  • 11.30 - 12.15Be the first
    Brett King (Moven), Maurice Lisi (Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • 12.15 - 13.45Pitch presentations
  • 13.45 - 14.00Awards ceremony
  • 14.00 - 15.00Goodbye lunch

Gold Partners

  • Asseco
  • Capgemini
  • Reply
  • T-Systems
  • Vodafone


  • ebankit
  • Misys Financial Software
  • Selecta
  • Ness Tech
  • Oracle FinancialServices
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Thank you very much for your interest in Novathon #withCIB. We hope to see you at the future editions of this event!


Novathon is the 24-hour innovation marathon of Intesa Sanpaolo open to web designers, developers, marketing specialists and university students in related fields in order to create cutting-edge applications for responsive, mobile and branch banking.
Check out the details of its first edition, Novathon #withCIB held in Budapest, on 25-26 June 2016!
Intesa Sanpaolo is going to take this event also to other countries, so stay tuned for news!