August 16, 2018

ACELERA is ready for more!

by

Helena Herrero

Academy Director

Last month FinConecta launched ACELERA in Cairo, Egypt for MENA (Middle East and North Africa). And we are ready for more!

 

ACELERA is the first Digital Transformation Simulation Game for the Financial Industry.

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.

ACELERA objectives are:

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.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

EMPOWER

their strategic planning process by considering future trends in banking and anticipating disruptions and transformations in both clients and employee expectations.

ACCELERATE

their understanding of use cases and available technologies able to be integrated to the institution’s core system.

STRATEGIZE

play, iterate and recalibrate executive decisions in a simulated environment that proposes real-life challenges.

ACELERA is designed along 3 Rounds:

ROUND 1 - STARTING THE ENGINE

  • Remittances and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Adoption of an Agile Mindset
  • Call Center Reengineering using Artificial Intelligence
  • Alternative Technology Models (including Open Banking)
  • KYC Process Management
  • Digital Currency Strategies
  • Social Media Management

ROUND 2 - PICKING UP SPEED

  • Client Recognition and Client Data Protection
  • Cultivating an innovative mindset
  • Collaboration with FinTechs
  • Build, Buy or Partner to expand Lending Capabilities
  • SME Lending onboarding process
  • Agency Banking
  • Wealth Management Robo-Solutions

ROUND 3 - ENABLING LUDICROUS MODE

  • Recruiting Digital Talent
  • Governance of Digital Transformation
  • Big Data Analytics and Tech Infrastructure
  • Super Platforms
  • FinTech Management
  • SME Equity Crowdfunding
  • Peer to peer Wallet

When you join ACELERA, you are Gaston Miles, the CEO of New World Bank -the 3rd bank in Prosperland.

Gastón joined NWB 5 years ago, after a meteoric career of 15 years in the financial industry, from being just a graduate MBA trainee to being CEO of this bank. He is connected with colleagues in banking and the main industry leaders in Prosperland; he also has a good relationship network in the US, including MBA alumni and teachers.

Gaston joined NWB with the intention of making a dent in his trajectory and leaving a legacy of relevance and best practices.

He is 48 years old, married, and has 17-year old twins, Alex and Alexa.

Regarding lifestyle, Gaston lives in the suburbs, owns his house, drives a Mercedes-Benz E350d Estate, holds a membership from the best golf club in the country and typically vacations in Western Europe or inside the US.

Miles is an avid reader of new trends, not only in his industry and country, and is known as an early adopter of new technology.

While jogging, he usually listens to podcasts about new trends (economy, science, societal changes, technology) and of course his preferred playlists (Nirvana from the good old times in college, and of course REM, Depeche Mode and Radiohead). When riding the car with the family, the kids take over with Screaming Females and Iceage - definitely something different.

Gaston preferred food style is Italian, mostly desserts. His kids are starting to try a vegan diet, and even though he is trying to accompany them, he compensates during business lunches by treating himself to steak.

Want to learn more? Contact us at contact@finconecta.com, and let’s start a conversation!