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CIMB 3D Conquest 2018

Sponsored by: CIMB Group Holdings Berhad
Deadline14 October 2018
Organisation TypePrivate Sector / Organisation
Fund TypeEducation Funds
Study Local or Abroad?Local

LET'S CONQUER THE FUTURE OF THE DIGITAL WORLD

Are you a Coding Ninja? A Data Whiz, or a Disruptor? Registration is now open!!! Rally up your team members and register for the CIMB 3D Conquest. Remember to pick your track wisely and roll up your sleeves to complete the Pre-Registration Assessment.  All the best!!!

Online registration will start 18 Sep 2018 until 14 Oct 2018!

 

About CIMB 3D Conquest

The CIMB 3D Conquest is a team competition open to all young trailblazers in ASEAN countries who believe that their skills and innovative ideas can change the world of banking.

If you are savvy in digital technology and data, or if you are brimming with imaginative ideas on how to disrupt banking behavior, CIMB 3D Conquest is the competition for you!

You can choose to compete in one of the three different tracks, depending on your skills set and interest – 

  1. DATA SCIENCE - track for Big Data fanatics
  2. FINTECH - track for idea buff
  3. CODING - track for digital ninjas

Over USD 120,000 in cash prizes and a trip to Silicon Valley to be won. Selected talents will also stand a chance to be part of CIMB’s digital team. So round up your team and let’s get cracking! 

 

Prizes To Be Won

Over USD 120,000 in cash prizes and a trip to Silicon Valley to be won.

That's not all. Winners will be offered to join CIMB's Digital Teams and other participants identified as having sound technical skills and strong digital mindset may be offered employment or internship at any CIMB Group entity. 

Three hired winners will get complimentary Cloudera Spark and Hadoop training.

 

Tracks

1. Data Science

The Data Science track will test teams’ application and knowledge of data preparation and data mining. Your team is required to make informed decision and solve real business problems using real data (masked).

What are expected from the teams during the CIMB 3D Conquest In-Country and Grand Finale competitions?

The Data Science track requires shortlisted teams to solve a problem statement and propose a business solution by building predictive models and/or segmentation framework based on the data provided.

Teams will present their analytical approach along with results to a panel of judges.

Judging Criteria:

Selection of finalists (for both In-Country and Grand Finale competitions) will be based on:

  1. Understanding of Data: Data preparation and manipulation; loading and transformation of relevant information.
  2. Models/Segments Development (your team can choose either one or both): Exploration of data, model design and variable selection; methodology description; final models/segments..
  3. Validation and Presentation: Number of accurate predictions based on actual data collected from the responses (i.e. % correct prediction from your models).

2. Fintech

The Fintech track looks for innovative digital-related ideas that can improve the way we serve our customers; ideas that will change banking for good.

What are expected from the teams during the CIMB 3D Conquest In-Country and Grand Finale competitions?

At the In-Country competitions, shortlisted teams will follow through their chosen ideas to refine their Pitch Proposal and build a working concept, such as wireframes, working concepts, websites, or apps – whichever brings their idea to life.

Teams that make it to the Grand Finale competition are required to improve and build on the same idea, with a curveball scenario thrown in to test the team’s agility and problem solving skills.

Judging Criteria:

Selection of finalists (for both In-Country and Grand Finale competitions) will be based on creativity, anticipated business value, and presentation of ideas during the Q&A session.


3. Coding

The Coding track looks for top-notch programmers who are able to develop applications that meet a business objective and simultaneously facilitate a seamless banking experience for customers.

What are expected from the teams during the CIMB 3D Conquest In-Country and Grand Finale competitions?

At the country level, participants will be given a problem statement based on the theme “digital application in the payments space”. Participants are required to solve the problem statement by building a working prototype that addresses the problem.

At the regional level, shortlisted participants will need to improve on the application and a sub-problem statement will be given to assess the teams’ agility in responding to change.

Judging Criteria:

Selection of finalists (for both In-Country and Grand Finale competitions) will be based on completeness of solution, simplicity of customer experience and code logic.

 

How It Works & When

TIMELINE DATA SCIENCE FINTECH CODING
STAGE 1
18 Sep – 14 Oct
Registration & Pre-screening Assessment
Form a team and register online
Answer some MCQs Submit an idea based on the given topic Take a coding test
STAGE 2
25 Oct – 1 Nov
Workshop
Sign-up for optional virtual workshops to learn about new software and tools
STAGE 3
2 Nov
Further Assessment
Shortlisted teams to take the second assessment Shortlisted teams to elaborate on their initial idea and submit a pitch deck Shortlisted teams to develop a wireframe in response to a given problem.
STAGE 4
30 Nov – 1 Dec
7 Dec – 8 Dec
In-Country Competition
Selected teams to solve a business case using a given masked dataset & propose a solution Selected teams to build their ideas on and come up with a prototype Selected teams to develop a prototype based on the wireframe produced
STAGE 5
17 – 19 Jan 2019
Grand Finale
Top 3 teams from each in-country competition to solve a tougher problem statement Top 3 teams from each in-country competition to improve on existing prototype with an “X” factor introduced Top 3 from each in-country competition to further refine their prototypes with an “X” factor introduced

 

Eligibility

  1. Students studying in any higher learning institutions in ASEAN countries as well as recent graduates (who have graduated within a year).
  2. The CIMB 3D Conquest is a team competition – each team needs to have a minimum of three members, and maximum of four members.
  3. Team members must study in the same country, but not necessarily in the same university.

 

Things To Note

  1. Ensure your eligibility to participate.
  2. Understand the tracks first before making your selection.
  3. Form a team of 3-4 members.
  4. Register your team profile with accurate details (Name, email, phone number).

 

How To Sign Up

Interested participants may form a team of 3-4 members. The team leader will have to submit the team’s details, and depending on the track selected, the teams are required to answer some questions or submit their idea to complete the registration.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

For enquiries, please email to 3Dconquest@cimb.com.

To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), click here.

 


Source: https://3dconquest.cimb.com/

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