ACELERA

The first digital transformation simulation game for the financial industry

What is acelera?

ACELERA is one of the learning solutions provided by FinConecta’s Digital Transformation
Academy and supported by Business Skills, a global company specialized in simulation games for different industries.

ACELERA proposes real world situations that banking executives face with increased frequency.
The game presents a series of decisions to make in complex environments, while providing the
safety and thrill of a simulated reality. 

The simulation game’s content is tailored to address the main challenges that FIs currently face in their digital transformation journey. We’ve uncovered these challenges through our multiple
conversations with the different players in the financial services sector in Latin America, Africa
and Asia.

main challenges of the new era

  • Anticipate changes
  • Develop a Digital Strategy
  • Resolve legacy and budget constrains
  • Catalyze a cultural shift

Objectives

PROVIDE A SAFE TEAM ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE STRATEGIC dECISIONS ABOUT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Guide FIs through the digital transformation roadmap. Experience FinConecta’s 5 domains of
digital transformation in action.

LEARN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FUNDAMENTALS

Become familiar with trending topics such as open banking, open architecture, blockchain,
bitcoin and digital literacy.

CHALLENGE PRECONCEPTIONS

Motivate the exploration of new alternative solutions. Question  views and processes. Think
outside the box.

Methodology

At FinConecta, we encourage Active Learning, prompted by a curated array of inputs presented
in the format of a simulation game, as well as group discussions facilitated by Subject Matter
Experts around  scenarios and best practices related to Digital Transformation.
The program fosters participants to gather their collective ideas, as well as Subject Matter
Experts viewpoints, creating a shared mosaic of experiences, strategies and solutions that will
lead to better design specific solutions for participating banks.

The benefits of Gamification as a learning tool are several:

  • Safe environment: players are encouraged to try and test, seize impact, reframe, and
    entertain different courses of action.
  • Immediate feedback: each team’s decision generates an impact in different dimensions,
    budget, and the organization’s ability to shoulder change and accomplish the desired
    results.
  • Learning with others: players participate in rich discussions in their own team during the
    rounds and have the opportunity to interact with experts during the debriefs.
  • Safe environment: players are encouraged to try and test, seize impact, reframe, and
    entertain different courses of action.

Program Structure

The program is led by FinConecta’s Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and selected partners. The
curriculum consists of an introductory module and 3 rounds with its correspondent debrief
sessions.

Session

1

FUTURE OF
FINANCE

Session

2

STARTING THE ENGINE

Session

3

PICKING UP
SPEED

Session

4

ENABLING
LUDRICROUS MODE

Business Dimensions

Playersare presented with different decisions throughout the 3 rounds. Thedecisions pivot on multiple digital transformation domains, impacted by budget allocationand organizational efforts, in two timeframes: short and long.

Digital Transformation domains:
- Business Model- Customer Engagement 
- Culture & Organization
- Technology Model
- Innovation Approach

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