CONSENSUS FINTECH AWARDS

2020 AWARDS

The Consensus FinTech Awards will be run twice in 2020, in the first 6 months of the year and also the second 6 months. See the timetable below for the 1st Set and if you would like further details, please send us an email.

See below the Winners of the 2019 Consensus Awards.

The 2019 Consensus Awards Winners with (back centre) Richard White, Founder & CEO, WiseTech Global and (front 4th from left) Julian (Jolly) Day Founder & CEO of Consensus.

The Consensus Awards were co-presented on 12th December by Richard White, Founder & CEO, WiseTech Global (Winner in 2004) and Julian Day, Founder & CEO, Consensus. Thanks to Phil Redding for MC’ing the event.

2020 TIMETABLE – 1ST SET

Event Date
Nominations Open Late January 2020
Nominations Close End April 2020
Final judging
Venue: UBSS, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Mid May 2020
Announcements and Presentations in Sydney
Venue: TBC
Mid June 2020
Post Awards Media End June 2020

BACKGROUND

All Consensus Award programs are based on an open nomination process. Nominations are welcomed from individuals and organizations with experience of the product or service concerned. Before nominating entrants are asked to consider the aims of the program and the judging criteria against which the product will be measured. The technology to be judged must be demonstrable, i.e. not just an idea. Self nominations are welcome.

THE AIMS OF THE AWARDS

The Awards exist to reward excellence in Australian and New Zealand innovation and to grow and strengthen the technology sector in Australasia. Award recognition can be vital in building the credibility and exposure necessary for locally developed innovation to break into new markets. The Consensus Awards have been developed to provide this credibility by using an open and transparent judging process based on the Consensus Model.

JUDGING CRITERIA

To achieve a Consensus Award, the innovation must be Australian or New Zealand designed and developed and be judged by the invited panel of judges to be Innovative, deliver performance benefits to the user, and have further potential for product or market development. Entrants are invited to present the evidence to the judging panel first through a written and then by direct presentation. Since each product is assessed directly against the judging criteria there are no categories (except in the Consensus IT Writers Awards) and the judges may recommend as many or few Awards as they deem meet the judging criteria of Innovation, Potential and Performance.

Technology innovation aims to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. Includes online payments, banking services, investments, new business models and processes, crypto-currency plus use of smartphones and other personal devices.