Join the DBSxINSEAD Product Innovation Challenge

Identify and design the ultimate financial product that will propel DBS to its next stage of growth and win a $10,000 cash prize!

Kick off date:

Wednesday, 4 September 2024, 4.00 pm SGT

🚀 Join the Ultimate Product Innovation Challenge! 🚀

ABOUT DBS

DBS is the largest financial services group in South East Asia – operating across 19 markets. Recognized as the “World’s Best Bank” by Global Finance in 2022, DBS has consistently demonstrated its commitment to transformation and forward-thinking strategies. CEO Piyush Gupta’s vision of a “33,000-person start-up” encapsulates the bank’s agile and innovative approach, setting it apart as a leader in the financial sector.

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

    • Team Up for Success: Form teams of up to 4 students. Members must be current MBA students or have graduated no more than 3 months earlier than the submission date. We invite students from ESSEC Singapore, INSEAD, NTU, NUS and SMU  to participate. Teams can be mixed or be from one school.
    • Showcase Your Creativity: Design an innovative financial product and submit a PDF presentation of your proposal, complete with a mock-up.
    • Two-Round Competition: Only the top 3 teams will advance to the finals.
    • Save the Dates: Online kick off on 4 September 2024 – Finals on 29 October 2024 | INSEAD Asia Campus.
    • Expert Guidance: Elevate your proposal! The top 3 teams will receive exclusive coaching and insights from DBS product experts.
    • Pitch Perfect: Present your solution at the finals to a panel of DBSxINSEAD judges.
    • Win $10,000 cash prize & a Meet & Greet with DBS leadership.

🌟 Innovate, inspire and ignite your career path in the financial industry!

THE CHALLENGE
To be released on 4 September 2024.
KEY DATES
PROBLEM STATEMENT RELEASE 4 September 2024, 4.00 PM SGT
SUBMISSION DEADLINE 22 September 2024, 11.59 PM SGT
TOP 3 ANNOUNCEMENT 30 September 2024
DBS COACHING 1 October – 29 October 2024
FINALS 29 October 2024
YOUR SUBMISSION
  • The final presentation should be submitted in PDF form, with a maximum of 25 slides (all included).
  • Each team can have up to 4 students; members must be current MBA students or have graduated no more than 3 months earlier than the submission date. We invite students from ESSEC Singapore, INSEAD, NTU, NUS and SMU to participate. Teams can be mixed or be from one school.
  • Please upload your team and slides via this form.
  • For further details and discussion, please join the DBSxINSEAD Product Innovation Challenge group on telegram
AWARD
The winning team will take home $10,000 as well as a Meet & Greet with Senior DBS executives in Singapore. Second and third place will receive $2,500. All finalist teams will receive extensive feedback on their project ideas.

CONTRIBUTORS

Sanjoy Sen

Group Head of Consumer Banking (DBS)

Ananya Sen

Group Head of Regional Consumer Products (DBS)

Royce Teo

Group Head of Regional Cognitive Banking and Martech (DBS)

Ankur Khemka

Regional Head of Unsecured and Ecosystem Lending (DBS)

Samuel Chang

Regional Head of Credit Cards (DBS)

Jamie Chan

Regional Head of Business Planning (DBS)

Khai Yang Tan

Regional Head of Deposits and Secured Lending (DBS)

Lala Wang

Executive Director, Regional Consumer Products (DBS)