Winner of Atos first Female FinTech Competition announced

Frankfurt, October 23, 2019

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces, together with Deutsche Bank and TechQuartier in Frankfurt the winner of its first Female FinTech Competition, Ms Sima Ohadi, Chief Behavioral Officer at Odonatech, a software solution to optimize investment advice. Sima says: “In Odonatech, we use algoritms that are based on behavioral finance and AI to create coaching technologies for advisors and wealth managers to help them know their clients better and to personalize their advices”.

Odonatech will be part of Atos’ global FinTech Program, which includes FinHub - a fast-track onboarding program with access to Atos’ extensive network of major Financial Services companies (Atos serves 13 of the largest 20 banks globally and 15 of the largest 30 insurance organizations) with legal and go-to-market support from Atos. It also includes access to Atos Financial Services Sandbox, through which Atos helps FinTechs develop their offerings by combining expertise and solutions to test, create and develop new services.

The ‘Excellence Award’ and audience vote winner were as follows:

  • Lea Roser – co-founder and CEO of Nevaal, a networking platform which supports companies in visualizing, analyzing and decoding the value of teams.
  • Silvia Papapietro – founder of Loaney, a consumer credit project for the Italian market.

Lea Roser will spend the day in the Deutsche Bank Innovation Lab in Berlin and Silvia Papapietro will spend the day with an Atos industry expert in the FinTech Lab.

This global competition announced in June this year successfully recognizes female leaders in FinTech and fosters and encourages innovation and growth in the sector by providing FinTechs access to relevant resource, networks and expertise.

The competition journey brought together nearly 20 applicants - FinTechs from all over the world with a female founder or female(s) in the top management groups. The jury was impressed with the innovative business cases of each participant and invited the six best cases to pitch their business cases in front of audience a panel of jury members from partner organizations at the final of the competition at TechQuartier in Frankfurt.

Congratulations to the brilliant finalists of the competition, who each demonstrated an impressive business case:

  • Sassoum NIANG – InTouch (Senegal)
  • Sima Ohadi – Odonatech (France)
  • Carolina Yeo and Britta Mues-Walter – Proftrack Pte Ltd (Germany)
  • Silvia Papapietro – Loaney (Italy)
  • Eleonore Cordesse – (France)
  • Lea Roser – Nevaal (Germany)

The new initiative brings together women in business, finance and technology and will be run again next year.

Ursula Morgenstern, CEO at Atos in Germany said: “Very inspiring day. Great business ideas which will bring value to Atos’ customers. Very happy to recognize and help these talented women in fintech industry and look forward to next steps!”

Yvonne Swainston, Director at Deutsche Bank Innovation Labs said: “Really interesting group of ideas and companies. It was a pleasure to meet panel and judge the event!”


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