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Hong Leong Bank holds 24-hour hackathon to recruit fit-for-future talent

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Hong Leong Bank (HLB) and Hong Leong Islamic Bank have collaborated with JomHack Malaysia to introduce a recruitment hackathon – “Can You Hack It 2018”.

According to a media statement, the hackathon will help the bank recruit fit-for-future talent who are capable of coming up with exciting and creative solutions for banking and business-related challenges. It will also help the bank reward great ideas for better banking.

The 24-hour hackathon is open to final year university students, fresh graduates, freelancers as well as startup entrepreneurs and those from the tech community who will compete for cash prizes totaling RM14,000. The top three teams will be awarded RM8,000, RM5,000 and RM1,000 respectively for the most innovative and ingenious proposals and solutions applicable to banking.

Outstanding candidates may also receive an invitation to join the bank while promising projects may receive further funding and support for incubator or accelerator programmes.


Domenic Fuda, group managing director and chief executive officer of HLB said: “As we forge ahead in building a more digital-led banking business and offering smart solutions to our customers, we are actively looking for talent to join the bank or work with us in creating new and exciting customer value propositions.

“The challenge that participants or ‘hackers’ will face is to come up with game-changing ideas that can revolutionise the way customers do banking today. These ideas can either be adopted internally within the bank or commercialised by the start-ups.”

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