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Growing a culture of innovation at FIS with InnovateIN48

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FIS is an international company with offices all over the world. Generating new ideas from around the globe could be a logistical problem—not to mention differences in languages and cultures. But FIS has a hands-on way to get innovation to the forefront: a hackfest called InnovateIN48. Contestants get 48 hours to start and finish their solutions before having them judged.

This event has helped FIS innovate in key areas. And this year, FIS challenged contestants to solve a social, humanitarian, scientific or philanthropic challenge. The theme was “Innovation Empowering Hope.” Hear how they did it in the podcast.

67 finalists. 14 teams. 48 hours. That's the InnovateIN48 hackathon.

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Mike Silverman

Mike Silverman is the Global Head of Enterprise Technology Strategy for FIS, a global leader in financial services technology. FIS focuses on retail and institutional banking, payments, asset and wealth management, risk and compliance, and outsourcing solutions.

Through the depth and breadth of our solutions portfolio, global capabilities and domain expertise, FIS serves more than 20,000 clients in over 130 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS employs more than 52,000 people worldwide and holds leadership positions in payment processing, financial software and banking solutions. Providing software, services and outsourcing of the technology that empowers the financial world, FIS is a Fortune 500 company.

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Paul Maher

Paul Maher is the General Manager of the Industry Experiences team which is part of the Cloud and AI Engineering organization at Microsoft. Paul is a proven leader in the technology field, having extensive industry experience acquired across a variety of roles, with a passion for technology.

He is a strategic thinker, who can look at the big picture, or complex problems and distill into actionable output. Started career behind the code as a Software Engineer, through to most recently as General Manager at Microsoft. Skilled at leading, building and growing teams.

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Howard Bush

Howard Bush is a Principle Industry Lead for Azure for Banking and Capital Markets at Microsoft. He advocates for Microsoft Azure within the banking and capital markets industry. Howard works with customers to help them understand how cloud computing addresses the unique and changing needs of the industry. Howard describes himself as “a banker wrapped in IT clothing.” 

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