The first Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) Summit in Sydney saw the gathering of Chief Information Officers from the region where a forum was held on the first day of the Summit to bring together technology and innovation specialists from participating organisations to discuss the changing nature of the environment and the need for closer collaboration.
Arising from this, a working group, International Community of Experts (ICE) Forum, was formed in April 2016 as one of the outcomes from the Summit. The working group aims to facilitate the advancements in financial, technological and Financial Technology (FinTech) sectors. These ideas are used to implement solutions that improve the information sharing and systems of the participating Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). Currently, members of the ICE Forum consist of FIUs from six countries: Malaysia, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.
This year, the Malaysian and Australian FIUs, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) will be hosting the first International FIU Codeathon 2017 (the Codeathon). This inaugural event is organised in conjunction with the 3rd CTF Summit which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of the continuous effort to integrate and maximize the benefits of information technology (IT) in countering terrorism financing
The Codeathon brings together CTF subject-matter experts, software developers, programmers, analysts, designers, engineers and other skilled individuals from the FIUs, FinTech and Regulatory Technology (RegTech) communities, and financial institutions. This is to engage and construct innovative digital solutions to curb the emergence of terrorism financing. The participants are given 32 hours to solve challenges that will be unveiled on the first day of the Codeathon. The outcomes of the Codeathon, which may be presented in various forms including live applications or prototypes, will serve as precursors in constructing new and innovative digital solutions to counter terrorism financing.
Financial intelligence communities from Malaysia, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and others
FinTech and RegTech communities, start-up companies
Banks and Financial firms
Software developers, programmers, analysts, designers, engineers hobbyists or students
An opportunity to learn about new tools, skills, techniques and ideas to address terrorism financing and other tricky financial sector challenges.
A chance to showcase your skills and be part of the international community of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIUs), FinTechs/RegTechs, financial institutions and other partners.
A shot at designing and prototyping novel solutions to address emerging challenges and opportunities in the global financial system.
The challenges will only be unveiled on the first day of the Codeathon, 18 November 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Clue: The challenges will be aligned to the Nusa Dua commitments. You may refer to the CTF Summit website (ctf.bnm.gov.my) for more information about Nusa Dua commitments.
The expression of interest for participation to the Codeathon is now open until October 2017. Express your interest HERE
Subject to internal review, successful applicants will be notified and registration pack will be sent out by the organiser, from October 2017. Completed registration form must be returned to the organiser latest by October 2017.
Expression of interest will be closed
Successful applicants will be notified by email
Closing date to submit completed registration form for successful applicants
18 - 19 Nov 2017
Participants also have a chance to win several categories of prizes:
Individual prizes: Winners and runner ups
Team prizes: For teams who demonstrate strong spirit of collaboration, comprise of members from diverse multidisciplinary fields and best use of technology to address the challenges
Unveiling of challenges
Competition ends. All teams must submit their project pages, videos and codes by 5:00 p.m. This will be followed by the panel judging session and a group viewing of everyone's projects